Good Afternoon, Sweet Things!
I don't know how things are going in your neck of the wooods, but it is COLD in mine! And, I don't mean cool, I mean frigid! In fact, even after the car had been heating for 10 minutes this morning, we still shivered when we got in it! It's one of those days when you just want to retreat indoors and cozy up for a day of reading by the fire.
But, alas, things must get done. Appointments continue, regardless of the weather. Life goes on, apart from the forecast.
The electricity company is doing rolling power outtages across the community today. They are short on electricity, so they are purposefully cutting power for 10-45 minutes in each pocket of the city, several times today. Weird, huh? I don't recall that ever happening before.
Anyway, I had some work to do on my computer this morning. And, each time I'd get up and going and almost finished, the power would go out, again!!! Then, there I'd sit, in a dark room with a dark computer screen. Frustrating!
But then, God said, "This is how you can think about the spiritual world. When we get to comfy, working along, taking God's power and presence for granted, Satan comes in and invades our lives with His darkness." I was instantly convicted by complacency.
I want to have a life where I am constantly on the lookout for God's power. I don't want to be caught, taking God's presence for granted, only to be accosted by the darkness of Satan. So, that's my challenge to myself today, and to you. May we always be rejoicing in the power of Christ, so that we aren't offended by the presence of Satan. Be on the lookout for the evil one, y'all. He's lurking where we least expect it.