Today’s challenge – Remember
My original plan was to work through the armor of God as outlined in Ephesians 6 so that I would be equipped to fight my enemy, but since I put on the belt of Truth (Ephesians 6:14) the Holy Spirit has prompted me to stay here…to look at my world, both internal and external, as I wear the belt of Truth.
As I’ve mentioned before I’m a news junkie. I find the news particularly interesting as the candidates in our Presidential election are so “colorful”. This morning I sense the Holy Spirit prompting me to camp for a bit and read the news wearing my new accessory. Instead of reading current events, the Holy Spirit took me to Judges 8:33-34 that says “No sooner had Gideon died than the Israelites again prostituted themselves to the Baals. They set up Baal-Berith as their god and did not remember the Lord their God, who had rescued them from the hands of all their enemies.”
As I wear the belt of Truth and sense the weight of it as it hangs around my waist, the Holy Spirit shows me that God’s people have been here before. The events of today are not unique, Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” Our Father knows His children and warned us of this time…
Deuteronomy 8:11-14: “Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe His commands, His laws and His decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God.
The first Truth the belt of Truth is imparting is to remember … from where the Lord your God has delivered you!