Samson and Delilah

I reread the story of Samson and Delilah this past week. Judges 13-16 KJV. It has always amazed me how Samson kept going back to Delilah after each attempt she made to help his enemies capture him. There are many lessons in the story but the one that stood out for me when I read it this time was:

“You can’t successfully fight your enemies during the day if you are sleeping with them at night.”

E.A. Fussell

10/19/2019

Prayer

Dear Lord,

As I begin this new week

help me to refuse any

invitations to argue, participate in drama, feel stress, or get tangled up in strife. Guide me in keeping the gate to my mind open and let all those invitations pass right on through without lingering. Allow Your wisdom and righteousness to enter in as I meditate on Your Word. Amen.

E.A. Fussell

10/14/2019

None of my exes live in Texas

True story:

This afternoon as I was checking out at a local store in Lago Vista, Texas the cashier exclaimed,

“I know you!”

I looked at her in bewilderment because I didn’t recall ever having seen her before.

She continued, “Didn’t your ex-husband used to work down the street at the Dollar General?”

I chuckled, “No, all of my

ex-husbands live in Florida and none of them ever worked at Dollar General.”

She laughed, “All! How many do you have?”

I replied, “Let’s just say my song would be titled:

🎶 None of my exes live in Texas 🎶

Then I gathered my bags and gestured goodbye as she chuckled to herself trying to guess the number that I refused to disclose.

E.A. Fussell

10/13/2019

Being Humble Isn’t Easy

Sometimes I am humble

Sometimes I am not

Situations that require the most Humbleness

Are the ones that test and try me

A lot

Pride rushes in

Ego takes over

I feel compelled to defend

And lose my composure

Lord help me get out of

My own way

Help me to remember to be humble

As I serve You today

E.A. Fussell

10/12/2019

Life cannot beat God

I’ve hated this woman

I’ve fed her lies

Told her

She wasn’t good enough

Allowed others

To treat her that way

I’ve tried to break her

In many ways

I’ve crashed her marriages

Broken her heart

Fed drugs to her son

Tried to rip him apart

I’ve taken her best friends

Sent some to early graves

I’ve moved her

To places where

She knows no-one

I’ve given her great wealth

Then taken it all away

I have temporarily paralyzed her

Sent illness

And depression

Tried to make her fear

What might happen next

I’ve made her feel like a failure

As a wife

As a mother

As a daughter

As a sister

As a friend

Yes, I’ve hated this woman

By now she should be broken

But still she stands

Still she smiles

Still she believes that

I cannot beat her

She see’s through me

I am only life

And she knows

She was created by God

For His purpose not mine

E.A. Fussell

9/21/2019