The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. I served with some of the best people in the Kingdom of God at Tres Dias#27 and then returned to speak at a men's retreat for Agape Bible Church in Willits California. Both weekends were terrific encounters of meeting new people, seeing friends, and watching God do great things in the lives of men.
I am continuously blessed by the work of God in my life. There are so many challenges it seems overwhelming, but God continues to move in faithful ways. The human struggle against temptation, despair, bitterness, and countless other "enemies" seems to come like a torrent. The enemy baits us with gimmicks and distractions so as to refocus our heart on quick fixes. Don't let your heart fool you. Stay tuned in to God's work in your life.
Quick fixes usually take us further from real solutions and add another layer of problems to what can already be difficult times. The enemy is good at cloaking his tactics in the fabric of what we need/ want/ have to have or it makes me feel better. These past two weeks are just another reminder to let God sort through the deceptions while remaining submissive to His will.
Ah, there is nothing like a good whirlwind...