Awaken my soul, come awake
To hunger, to seek, to thirst
Awaken first love, come awake
And do as you did, at first
Spirit of the living God come fall afresh on me
Come wake me from my sleep
Blow through the caverns of my soul
Pour in me to overflow
Come and fill this place
Let Your glory now invade
Spirit come and fill this place
Let your glory now invade
This morning, as I sat at my desk in my office at my shop, this song came on over my shop speakers. It constantly amazes me at how God gives us just what we need at the very moment we need it.
I woke up feeling pretty good this morning! I had some sweet time in the Word, and as I got ready for work, ran an errand and drove to work, a cloud started to form. A heaviness. I could feel it. There was a darkness and dreariness that settled into my heart, and I could literally feel the physical weight on my shoulders.
Why, you ask? I don’t really know.
What I DO know is that we live in a constant spiritual battlefield. As I’ve grown in my faith, and relationship with the Lord over the years, the spiritual war going on around me has become so evident there is absolutely no denying its presence.
When we have faith – we have the LIGHT of Christ in us. And, just as real as His light is, we have the DARKNESS of Satan and the forces of evil all around us. We are hard pressed on every side it seems. Pressures, stresses, big decisions, demands on our time, our resources and our bodies.
And we find ourselves in a position of BATTLE.
“…for our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
Ephesians 6:12 is my #1 life perspective changer. What if we saw our lives, and our world through the lens of Ephesians 6:12? How would our attitudes, our motives, how we react to situations, our prayers, and our every breath CHANGE?
Just rest on that for a moment… our battle is not with our spouse, or our children. It’s not with our boss, or co-workers. It’s not with our friends, or family. It is with the present darkness that surrounds us and seeks to devour our very souls.
So now that we know that. What do we do about it? Are we left alone to fight this ever present battle on our own? Absolutely NOT! I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Are you ready?
God wins. He has won. He will win. Every. Single. Time. It’s a done deal. It’s the only thing in this world we can count on as TRUTH.
As I sat at my desk, staring at my computer, and this worship song came on over the speakers, His Spirit reminded me that God wants to fill even THIS space with His glory, and His Spirit. He was saying to me: “Allison, allow ME to INVADE this space, allow me to fill your heart, your mind, and your soul with MY Spirit. Not the spirit of darkness, and heaviness. I want to refresh you from the inside out with MY presence. For where MY Spirit is – Satan cannot dwell. At the very mention of MY name, Satan MUST flee. Allow me to invade and dwell at this very moment. I will never fail You. I will never leave you. You are my child, and I am your God. Trust me for I am faithful, and I love you.”
Today, please join me in inviting the Spirit of the Lord to dwell within all of our hearts, in our work places, our homes, in our decisions, in our moods, and our souls. Allow the invasion of His glory to fill every single space in our day.
Take a moment, and just pray to be awakened from our spiritual slumber that we can so easily become accustomed to. It’s an unsettling place to be, isn’t it? I need this today… I need a Godly perspective instead of a ME perspective. Do you? He will be faithful in providing the refreshing. All He needs is our permission.
God bless your day! ❤