Yep, it’s 10:08PM… been home for 58 minutes. Spent the time cleaning room and scarfing down one slice of pizza, me second slice is getting cold… as this is priority to me… my roommate going through some real sensitive issues at home… I’ve been speaking with him concerning this… won’t disclose the situation here, of course, but the whole ordeal was testament to how we can be our own worst enemies. *Bite of pizza*… for the 3rd or fourth time this week I’ve been reminded of the recurring ‘theme’ for defense/shield… since Sunday… during one of the corporate prayers we had, I was going through the armor of God in my head and stopped on ‘shield’ of faith… then a lady on the ‘large monitor’ brought up her life verse (she was 95 and recently passed away.) Psalm 5:12… For thou Lord wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou comfort him as with a shield… The beauty of hearing Christ voice or the voice of the Spirit is knowing that all things work together for the good of those that love Him. So when the Pastor, tonight, shot us with two verses that also included the word shield. Mann! I’m trying to tell you! better yet! He been telling me… I have a pack of index cards I’m bout’ to scribble these verses on… then I have to lay it down. PRAISE BE TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST…
Have to write this down first, before I go… it’s been on my mind all week to feed into this guy that he is a man… I mean, not that he doesn’t know, but to tell him, “dude, you are a man, I respect you, and I think you can do anything you want to in life as long as you continue to follow Christ.”In addiction, our relationships with family and friends are strained. I waited a long time for my dad to acknowledge me as a man, and when he did it was disappointing (the first time, anyways)… for a few reasons I’m not going to record, now, I think it will be somewhat empowering to him… so oddly enough as I’ve thought about this throughout the week, I sat in church tonight thinking ‘shield’, the best offense is a good defense… a good defense is the ‘best defense’ is the strong tower of Christ… my thoughts during service were specifically ‘how long are you going to wait for someone to come by and tell you… you are a soldier?’ In the same service I learned of the jail/prison ministry happening at church. Got a contact name and I’m hoping to get acquainted with this person Sunday.
Thankyou Lord… for your perfect will. Thank you for rest and helping me get up in the morning.