Ahhh – Monday. It’s filled with remorse, shame, regret, pain, anger, angst, soreness, bitterness, resentment, and all the evil of the world. The question is – is this evil ours or is it from the powers of this world? That is a strange question to ask considering the times we live in, but when we are not following the footsteps of Jesus, this world will blind us and deafen us to the true realization that He died so we may live and that we are no longer in captivity.
Yesterday was filled with love, fellowship, friendship, joy, kindness, appreciation for others, and worship of our God Most High. So doesn’t it make sense that these would be attempted to be stolen from us as Monday arrives? So now that you know that – don’t you feel better already? We are often attacked on Mondays (and other days too) because of who we are in Christ. That means you are very important in the world! We were created to help others in doing what God commanded us to do, which is to Love Him with all our heart, soul and strength, and love each other – as we love ourselves. Spoiler alert: The world does not want you to love Him, yourself or others!
So how do we overcome this evil day? By reflecting on the joys, victories and loves you experience and enjoy, daily! Know that He is with you through them. When the evil days arrive – as they often do – don’t succumb to them. Instead, dwell on the change you want to see in the world, in your family, friendships and in all of your relationships. Focus on Him and all things will be revealed to you. You will change the evil days not by taking part of them and being evil yourself, but by setting yourself apart from them, standing firm and choosing to be what God created you to be: honorable, kind, gentle, loving, joyful, holy and long-suffering. These choices do set you apart for good works and bearing fruit. Now, go – put on your full armor of God and tell the others!
Have a Blessed day – and know God loves you!
1 Thessalonians 5:10
He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.