One of my favorite songs is "Glorious Day". When I'm driving in my car I usually have it blasting as I sing along. Last night I was going through some things and had a lot on my mind. As I drove along contemplating my next steps and thinking about all that had transpired in the previous couple days I searched for answers from Holy Spirit. My mind was in overload and ultimately I just wanted to hear from God.
As I drove across the bridge I decided.... let me just listen to some music. I sang along.... I needed rescue, my sin was heavy but chains break at the weight of your glory. I needed shelter, I was an orphan But you call me a citizen of Heaven. When I was broken, you were my healing... now your love is the air that I'm breathing. I have a future, my eyes are open... Then you called my name... and I ran out of that grave!
Then it hit me...the chains were breaking! Worshiping was setting me free. Chains were breaking at the weight of His glory. Holy Spirit showed up and revealed answers I was seeking. My mind was clear and I began to feel so free of all that was weighing my mind down. I put it on repeat and sang it loudly, full of fire as I worshiped my Father knowing he was breaking those chains.
Over the past few days the enemy had really gotten into my mind. The Bible tells us that he comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Sometimes God gives us revelation but the enemy comes in and tries to twist things around and steal it from us. Our mind can become the devil's playground if we allow it to. That's why it's so important to know the Word of God and to stand on His promises. When it's from God, He will confirm and re-confirm things to us.
In my journey I've learned that the enemy will use anyone he can against us. Any person who is not a spirit filled "Christian" and follower of Christ is serving the devil by default. I've witnessed how the enemy will use people to try to get us out of character or to try to cause strife in your life, in your walk, in your environment and even in relationships. I believe that more often than not these people don't even realize they are being used by Satan himself. When something is ordained by God himself, the enemy will try hard to attack and hinder or block us from where God's taking us. However, when the hand of God is upon something, nothing can stop Him.
I had recently posted on Facebook requesting prayer for my brother. He has been addicted to drugs for the majority of his adult life, homeless from time to time, and just going down a path of destruction. Prior to leaving Pennsylvania he lived with me for a year or so. Every time I would talk about Jesus it seemed as if he would get up and run to his room, like he couldn't get out of there quick enough. When we parted ways in July he ended up living in a drug house environment for a few months, until he ended up homeless a week or so ago. All his life he had my mother, or me, or whatever woman he was in a relationship with. I don't think he's ever really been alone. Until recently! Long story short, he ended up going to a shelter that night and they put him in the hospital. He was going through withdrawal, had sepsis, and Covid. The hospital ended up putting my brother in a hotel for a week or two until he tests negative for Covid. I've been praying for my brother for some time now, decreeing and declaring the chains of addiction to be broken and for his salvation. In the past week I've watched the hand of God move in a mighty fashion over my brothers life. I literally see God's hand picking my brother up out of that drug house and placing him in a better atmosphere. He could have been in a shelter, on the streets homeless, in a hospital, in that drug house, or even worse dead... but instead God placed him in a hotel for the holiday season and he's now almost two weeks clean and sober. He has plans of continuing his journey of sobriety by enlisting in a rehab program.
I feel led to tell someone... sometimes we can't see the silver lining in what God has ordained. Sometimes what may seem negative to us is really a blessing in disguise. We don't always see what God is sparing us from. We don't always know the what if's... had this not happened, where would I be now. The enemy has a plot but God always has a plan and let me tell you... His timing is always perfect. His ways are not our ways and we don't always see things from his perspective. But He knows best. We just need to step back and allow him to move... and trust Him.
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May God bless you!
Holly W <3