"Satan's ultimate lie is that you are capable of being the god of your own life, and his ultimate bondage is getting you to live as though his lie is truth."
~ Neil Anderson ~
Christine at Fruit In Season is our hostess today.
It was such a conviction on my heart to read this quote. It's something I battle with constantly.
Like my pastor friend used to say..."You take the "garbage" out to the curb (giving something up to God) and then you go grab it back again before the garbage truck comes to haul it away."
I am getting better about it. Really, I am. But if Satan can get us to "forget" God and live like we can "handle it" ourselves, he's got us in a place where he can keep things lukewarm. If you're like me, it's not that we consciously REJECT God. Life just gets in the way. The business of living day to day and not making the effort and choice to turn to the Heavenly Father is more what I have a challenge with. I just get busy and "forget".
Till it all starts heading south.
And I realize I've slipped into a bad place. And I'm once again turning to God to bail me out of the muck I've gotten into...just by not paying attention.
That has been my prayer the last few months.
Father, CAUSE me to turn to You. Remind me. Whisper in my ear. Call me to Yourself. I WANT to be there. Don't let me forget.
And I try to surround myself with things that will jog my memory. I'm gettin' old, ya' know.
Like this meme. And the Psalm Sunday from Butterfly Kisses. And I've started turning off the radio on my daily commute to spend the time with God.
Just little things...little things to keep Satan at bay and keep me in line.
Cuz if you give me half a chance - I'm worse than a three-year-old!
Trust me! I know!