Ready me for daily battle

Lord

Forgive me of my sins

Forgive me my need

To ask you again and again

Help me be a good warrior

Hearing You

Following Your Word

This world gets so loud

Sometimes I allow it

To drown You out

Forgive me

Help me go where You say go

Help me stay when You say

Be still

Help me daily put on the armor

You have provided for me

And not forget a single piece

Help me skillfully wield

The sword of the Spirit

Give me eyes that see

Ears that hear

Divine knowledge

Understanding

Wisdom

Teach me Your ways

Let me not depart from them

May all those reading these words

Be hugged by You

Soften their hearts

Touch them in a real

And wonderful way

That they may know

You are the King of kings

Lord of lords

According to Your will

Amen

E.A. Fussell

5.24.2020

Our only Control

The only thing we really have control over is our thoughts. Thoughts create feelings. Feelings create action. Action creates results. We must take our thoughts captive and cast down negative imaginations and every thing that would exalt itself above the power of our God.

E.A. Fussell

03.19.2020

2Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ

Investment

God is a jealous God. He wants your love.

Satan is God’s enemy. He loves to mock God and wants to steal your love and time from God. That old devil will try every way he can to deceive you and distract you by setting other things up in your thoughts to take priority over God.

Take a moment to ponder how often you expressed love for our Heavenly Father this past week. You had 168 hours, how much of it was invested in your relationship with our Heavenly Father?

Did you find yourself lost in life, feeling like there was just not enough time to do all the things you needed to get done? The idea that we are “too busy” is one of the greatest tools Our enemy has created to get inside our minds and manipulate us. I am guilty of falling into this trap, are you?

What might happen this week if you and I make a conscious effort to spend focused time with God?

Praying, reading His Word, worshiping Him during a walk in nature, helping someone, studying a scripture, sitting quietly and listening for His Spirit, dancing joyously through our home as we sing praises to His holy name.

There are so many ways to love God when we aren’t distracted by other thoughts and priorities.

E.A. Fussell

11/17/2019

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

Majesty

To look on Your majesty

And still not see

To be touched by

Your Holy Spirit

And still not feel

To be swept up in a birds song

And still not hear

I can’t imagine any such numbness

When I look upon

Your majestic works

I see Your Glory and understand

What a creative force You are

When Your Holy Spirit’s touch

Raises me above life’s battles

Comforts me, encourages me

I feel You right here with me

When a bird’s song joins with

The rest of nature in symphony

I hear the beauty

Of Your essence

You are the one true Living God

The Master Creator

The Great I Am

E.A. Fussell

9/13/2019

Wild & Free

Maps form invisible layers

Like imaginary tattoos

Inside this energy body

That I occupy

For now

This body allows gravity

To hold me down

Keeps my feet on firm ground

One day this body and I

Will say our last good bye

And the Spirit in me

Will take it’s leave

Zipping through the ether

Wild and free

E.A.Fussell

9/7/2019

Mountains as far as the eye can see

My soul longs to be

Where there are mountains

As far as the eye can see

And sometimes it longs

For sand between my toes

And sunsets along the coast

When I retire I will become

A full blown wanderer

Who experiences the world

In total wonder

Unencumbered by schedule dates

And deadlines

I will take advantage of time

Trekking through the mountains

Camping by a stream

Walking along the coastline

Living my full blown dreams

E.A.Fussell

9/7/2019

(Photo by Distant Horizons Photography)

Cast Your Light

We are made of energy

Formed by the Master Creator

The ancient I AM

The only living God

He has given us freedom of will

To choose how we impact

The space we occupy

And our choices

Can impact the universe

We have the power to

Direct, mold, bend

Send and receive energy

This power exists

Whether we understand it

Or not

Choose to try and understand it

Draw closer to God

Accept Christ

Follow His example

Learn how to cast your light

Toss out bright stars

From the basket

Of abundant energy

Flowing out of your soul

E.A. Fussell

8/18/2019

Damn Hard

Life ain’t always beautiful

Sometimes

It’s damn hard

There are moments

I may feel like giving up

But

It’s just not in my blood

So

I give myself a swift kick

In the keister

Jerk my attitude

Back into the right shape

And

Determine to do

Whatever it takes

E.A. Fussell

7/4/2019