Each day we wake, open our eyes, and wonder what will be the gift we are given for that day. Will it be the gift of blessings and peace, or will it be the opportunity for long suffering, patience, mercy, and grace. All are blessing of a certain kind.
On days when we are given peace and blessings, it is God's way of allowing us to re-charge the batteries for the next of our life's battles. Re-charging can take many forms. Some of us just need to sleep. Others may need a day trip to see a good friend, while someone else just needs an hour at Starbucks with a coffee and a good book. There as those of us, like me, a full day of organizing something will energize me!!!! Janell, I know that's not you!! Whatever will re-energize you for the coming challenges, please take time to do it!!!
For Christians, we know that our battle isn't really the things of this earth, "Ephesians 6:12
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens." With all that happens to us, we have to remember where our struggle truly comes from so we also take time to energize our spiritual life. We truly aren't struggling against people, we are struggling against the powers of the evil one that permeate this present age we live in. The Bible tells us that the Word of God is sharper than any two edged sword!!! In order to remain useful, a sword has to be sharpened. This is a time consuming, meticulous process, and if you don't do it, the sword will not function as it was intended.
The same can be said for our "spiritual sword." Our function depends upon a finely sharpened weapon; The Word of God. On those days, when we are recharging, we need to take time in God's Word to remind us of what we really battle, and how to live with it all. God gave us everything that pertains to righteousness and godliness in His Word, and time reading and meditating on it, will empower us each day.
Unfortunately, each day brings more and more evil. God revealed that to us in his word, that the days are waxing worse and worse. Just look at the news. Evil permeates our lives on every corner, but thank God for Jesus Christ, whom he sent to redeem us from this present age and to bring us to the new age where we will all live in harmony with one another. Though we presently struggle with problems, we have the hope of eternal life with Christ Jesus our Lord and our Heavenly Father. Rejoice and be glad!!! Healing and harmony are part of our future with Christ Jesus our Lord!!! Prepare for the battle and look to the rewards of faithfulness in Christ!!