I’m pretty sure I wrote this in a previous post, but I never checked. That’s okay because it is important to reflect on how we respond.
Each day our thoughts are on what must be accomplished. From work, home, kids or school, there is always things to do. But how we go about doing them must be thought out.
Do you go about your day thinking of Jesus? Every thought you make and every step you take should be in response to Jesus.
You guys may think I’m crazy by saying this, but when I’m at the grocery store or anywhere I ask the question, “what would Jesus do and how would He respond?” This is not about buying food or clothes. It’s about where we are in that moment each and every day and how we respond by what we’re doing and how we act towards others in response.
You may not stay in the wilderness /woods for 40 days, or maybe you will 🤷♀️. How will you respond in the quietness with only nature surrounding you? Satan is trying everything possible to bring you down and to question yourself. I sometimes want to venture behind my house out into the woods. To get away from the noises of the world and into the quietness, the classroom of the woods, where I can hear God the most.
Are you listening to God throughout your day, in every moment? It may be difficult at times, but it is necessary. We are tempted everyday by Satan. Like prey waiting to be devoured by predator into the woods, it happens day and night in the openness of our lives.
"Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: Now have come the salvation and the power and kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down." (Revelation 12:10)
Are you responding on your own, or will you respond by taking God’s hand and have Him lead you out of temptation? Our response is in every aspect of our lives.
We must be strong in the Lord in all circumstances. Do not be provoked by others. We will be tempted, and our every thought and response must be through the Word of God, just as Jesus responded to Satan.
At the end of the day, in every circumstance, reflect on how you respond.
Stay safe, stay healthy and God Bless 💕