>> Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The corn is dry; the stalks rustle as the wind blows between the tightly spaced rows. Soon it will be time for harvest. Farmers will pluck the vegetable from the plant and the stalks usefulness is done; yet it isn’t. Eventually it will get plowed deep into the ground to provide nutrients for future crops.
Some things need to be buried deep in the ground - other things shouldn’t. We may think skeletons hidden in our closet aren’t harmful but they are. Someone or something happens to bring sin to the light and when light shines on it – evil is exposed for what it is.
It’s time for evil to be exposed and The Truth to reign in this world. To be honest, when evil is exposed, it’s not pretty. It hurts deeply. It may tear families apart or bind them closer than ever.
10-12And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels Ephesians 6:10-12 (The Message)
It appears things are heating up in this world or maybe it's inching its way closer to rural America. There is no place to hide from the enemy's destruction. As the verse above reminds us - we need to be well-dressed with the armor of God. It's not an Olympic game but is life or death.
And remember - the bigger the trouble is and the more darkness it brings with it, the bigger our God will show up for all to see and revere. It's time to get serious in our prayer life and our personal time with God. Time to step it up. It's time to stand up to satan and not walk away or pretend not to see him. Maybe it's time to clean out our closets, you think? Don't try to hide sin anymore. Let it come to light and let God show you how to deal with it. Now is the time...