Invade My Space, Oh God

“Fall Afresh”

Bethel Worship

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

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! 

Allison

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Happily, blissfully married to the love of my life. Waited 40 years for this man! ;) 3 wonderful children - I mean TRULY wonderful. 3 wonderful step-children now - thrilled to be in their lives! 4, soon to be 5 (gasp!) step-grandchildren! Yep! GiGi Ally! ;) Love it! Loving life. Pursuing JOY in every day living. THANKFUL for more than words can ever express... maybe that's why I started this blog! Enjoy today. Enjoy yesterday's moments. Enjoy tomorrow. But most of all: ENJOY NOW!

10 thoughts on “Invade My Space, Oh God”

  1. That’s so true! God always wants to be present in our lives but it is us that has to allow him! For many years I lived in addiction.. Why? I was only seeking me.. Not God! Until I allowed him in my life I could not see what he had to help me.. Once I started to see that and be willing to allow God’s help, then I started a path to recovery. It’s been Amazing since! I feel good, look better(ok.. I could stand to lose a few pounds) and I think better.. My minds not clouded anymore.. I see all that God has to offer me! Are there still struggles? Of course there are.. It’s what I do to maintain a Godly pursute that gets me through! Thanks for sharing Allison❣

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  2. That’s so true! God always wants to be present in our lives but it is us that has to allow him! For many years I lived in addiction.. Why? I was only seeking me.. Not God! Until I allowed him in my life I could not see what he had to help me.. Once I started to see that and be willing to allow God’s help, then I started a path to recovery. It’s been Amazing since! I feel good, look better(ok.. I could stand to lose a few pounds) and I think better.. My minds not clouded anymore.. I see all that God has to offer me! Are there still struggles? Of course there are.. It’s what I do to maintain a Godly pursute that gets me through! Thanks for sharing Allison❣

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    1. Wow Wendy! Thank you SO much for sharing your journey, and your testimony of how Jesus has transformed your life!! I’m so blessed by your comment! God has SO much in store for your life, and He is and will continue to use you to reach others with His amazing love, and grace!! God bless you! Thanks for reading! ❤

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      1. I love reading others thoughts.. It really helps me focus on following God! I’m really having a hard time reading God’s Word…I don’t really know where to start? I talk frequently with Pastor Paul.. I don’t know if you know him.. He thought I should start with the story of Paul as Paul was also having a hard time with others seeing him for what he was and with time others were able to finally see how he was following God. Great story.. It truly reminds me of me and that’s why he suggested to start that way.. I’m having a hard time getting others to see how I’ve changed That’s so true! God always wants to be present in our lives but it is us that has to allow him! For many years I lived in addiction.. Why? I was only seeking me.. Not God! Until I allowed him in my life I could not see what he had to help me.. Once I started to see that and be willing to allow God’s help, then I started a path to recovery. It’s been Amazing since! I feel good, look better(ok.. I could stand the better and have to continue doing what I am and with time hopefully they’ll be able to forgive me.. If not, I have to except it.. Which is so hard to do when it involves my kids not giving me that chance.. Ugh! No one said Life was going to be easy!

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      2. Wendy! God always forgives! Always! I agree with Pastor Paul (love him!). The hardest part for me is to forgive myself… really something that I struggle with. As far as others… we can’t control how others respond to us, unfortunately. We just have to let go of that. I’ve had to do that in my life. But I will say, some people in my life has truly amazed me with their grace and love toward me. And others who haven’t, I have just had to let go of, and be at peace with that.

        I recently just started reading John, and continued on through the New Testament. Just finished Revelation this week!!

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      3. I, also, struggle with forgiving myself! When it comes to my kids.. I feel so guilty for what I’ve done to them and what I haven’t done! I feel like such a failure.. My addiction caused a lot of pain..I never had the chance to be the best mom and grandma..I have two grandsons, one I’ve never know..It’s so heart breaking and I caused it all! How can I ever forgive myself..It’s so painful! Although, If I choose to dwell on it all, I’ll get myself sick again with severe depression and possible relapsing! I can’t and won’t go down that path again!
        Where did you start in the Bible to read about Paul? Pastor Paul told me to start with Acts..I’m guilty of not starting reading again! I haven’t been feeling very good..I have some recent severe stomach diseases that I’m trying to deal with..Ones that have me scared! On top of what was found, I have severe stomach pain, severe nausea, and I can’t even eat small portions of food without getting sick afterwards! I keep thinking and telling myself this to shall pass!

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      4. Oh Wendy, I’m sorry you are struggling with your health right now! I will pray for you! I started reading the Gospel of John, and just kept going to Revelation recently. 🙂

        I know it’s hard to live with guilt and regret. I get it! Trust me. But we do have to move beyond it, and allow God to restore us. We need to daily place our full trust and confidence in Him and realize that we can’t do it without His help. Daily surrendering to Him, and allowing Him to work in and through us. Healing and restoring. It’s hard!! But that is His true desire for each of us! To live fully LOVED by Him!!

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      5. Thanks Allison! I can say in my head that God will help me with my self doubt and believe it..When times come when I have those doubts, I know God is telling me, “Move beyond those thoughts and feelings..You’re a wonderful person.” I know I need to believe what he’s saying and doing for me..Those feelings just seem to come out of no where sometimes and hit hard..Ugh!
        Looking forward to reading more!

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      6. “Move beyond those thoughts and feelings..You’re a wonderful person.” Write that down on several sticky notes, put them around your house, on your bathroom mirror, on your fridge, in front of your sink, in your car. That is God speaking to you – and just keep repeating it over and over, and pray it, and thank God for His words of confidence and love for you!!!! God bless you, Wendy!!! I’m here for ya! ❤

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