Friday, June 3, 2011

Like Eve

My husband and I went on a little day trip yesterday to northern Indiana and en route home I was thinking I could empathize with Eve. I could empathize with her struggle to tame her humanness. Oh, sure, she lived in a perfect world, devoid all of the baggage I carry around, but, she nonetheless, was created human by God and given choices to muddle through them just like I am given. I’m badgered by satan all of the time and I’m not proud to admit …I give in and of course God gently picks up all of my broken pieces and once again mends my weary soul.
Every day, multiple times a day satan will say, “Oh, you don’t really believe that, do you?” or “You can’t really believe your dreams will come true?” or “Go ahead …you know you want to (referring to things like a piece of that double chocolate brownie ice cream cake)!” or “Honey, if you had half a brain, you’d have half a chance!” or “You know a leopard can’t change his spots. You’re never going change. You’ll always be a miserable nobody.”

You get the point …satan is relentless when it comes to going out of his way to make life miserable. He tells me believable lies all of the time until one day I wake up and look at myself in the mirror and wonder how in the world had I become so pathetic. I’ve allowed the serpent to slither in and mesmerize me just like he did Eve. His crafty, evil, cunning, deceitful lure is way too much for me to turn down all of the time just as it was for Eve.

I’ve recognized the hard way that I’m no match for satan. I’ve made it my daily prayer that God place his hedge of protection around my family and me. I will even go so far as to humbly ask God to hurl satan far away from us. My humanness is weak, but in Christ I am made strong.

Won’t you join me in donning God’s armor today? Let’s not give satan a crevice in which to crawl. Giving into satan’s lies will only lead to heartache and destruction every time …just as it did for Eve, it does for us today.

I pray God will give you His strength today and every day, along with His wisdom and discernment to continue journeying along the path of righteousness!

Blessings to all of you, my dear friends and family!

4 comments:

not accidentally tuesday said...

Don't be so hard on yourself, we are ALL prone to fall to our humanness at times. That's why we all need God's grace. We must live close, When you mentioned Indiana. I live about 30 miles West of Indianapolis. Blessings, Debbie

Marisa and Brittany said...

Debbie,

Thank-you so much for your words of affirmation! God's grace is sufficient and steers me back on track every time ...I find comfort in knowing that I'm loved right where I am today and there is nothing I can do that will cause God to love me more or less. He loves me and all of His children just as we are. That's cause for celebration!!

I live 30 miles north of Indianapolis. It's nice to have a kindred spirit close by!

Until we meet again :o)

Marisa

Jennifer said...

I'm thankful He is patient with my humanness! I find myself giving satan way too much sway in my life too! It's something I'm working on---with that hedge and with being discerning and taking every thought captive as soon as I recognize it for what it is---an attack!

Marisa and Brittany said...

Jennifer,

I'm still working on all of this too! It seems easy enough, doesn't it? I want to feel so close to God that I feel the breeze of His Spirit around me and that any other feeling just won't do. Satan would do anything to prevent this. Let's join one another in prayer as we both strive to see and feel God in all of His Splendor this day and every day!

You are a blessing to me!

Marisa