Not Today, Devil!
As a woman, wife, mother, and minister I’ve painfully learned how important it is to discern who to give attention to and when.
Have you ever been doing really good in your walk with the Lord, praying more and loving it, excited…like “We’re going to Disney World!” excited, and the Lord is using you to ministering to people? You are walking with your head high and your heart full of joy and peace. Then, out of nowhere, your mind is bombarded with fear and worry. Your body begins to scream and you can’t tell if the pain is coming from your toe or your chest. Maybe family, friends or just life begins to unravel. I’ve been there, we all have, including Jesus.
In Luke 13, Jesus was on a roll. He was ministering to people, healing the sick, putting religion in its place and casting out demons. He knew where he was going and he was walking closely with his Father.
V 31 Just then some Pharisees came up and said, “Run for your life! Herod’s on the hunt. He’s out to kill you!” I LOVE what Jesus said! He didn’t say, “Come on boys lets get out of here!” He didn’t start worrying about the fearful words that filled his ears. NO, he turned and said…
v32 “Tell that fox that I’ve no time for him right now.”
I have no time for you right now.Say it again, out loud. With a little attitude. Hello! Can you see the Pharisees face? He was probably dumbfounded! Here he came trying to bring fear and worry, trying to throw Jesus off his game. But no, Jesus just snubbed him and said. “Tell that fox that I’ve no time for him right now.”
Let’s be like Jesus! Tell that old devil when he comes trying to throw us off “I have no time for you right now. Not today, Devil!” Then, go on speaking the word, spending time with the Lord and walking in victory!
If you have been finding yourself paying too much attention to
circumstances, thoughts, feelings, ungodly, devilish situations say this with me today
“Father, thank you for loving and caring for me. You have provided everything I need for life and godliness. I cast all these cares on you because I know you care for me. I will listen only to your voice and be lead only by your spirit. In Jesus name.” “Not today devil, I resist you. I have NO time for you!”