“Look!” I said.
All four of us turned our head to look out the car window. Dozens of buzzards were feeding on a dead dear. It’s gross, I know.
They devoured it. They were shredding it. They were ruthless.
All this got me to thinking. . . the enemy feeds on death.
Whereas, “Jesus is . . . life.” (John 11:25)
When I am filled with Jesus, I am filled with life. There is nothing for the enemy to feed on. When I am filled with the Spirit, I abounding in the spiritual. There are no wounds for the enemy to gnaw open. When I am praying to the Father, there is no decay the enemy can use against me.
I realize, for many of us the attacks, the discouragement, the devastating news, the demoralization around us, the lay-offs are prevalent around us. I have seen it too. I know it is hard sometimes.
But, some of us need to do an about-face and look at life again — from a different angle. We need to look to Jesus. Because, the enemy is feeding off your despair, discouragement, and doubt. And, you’ve let Him for far too long.
The tide changes when you look full in Jesus’ face. When you access, remember and meditate on His mercy and grace.
Do something new.
Tell your own spirit, “No more. Then, remind yourself: ‘Jesus is resurrection and life. He can bring back, restore or renew anything.”
Then, focus on His names:
King of Kings
Light of the World
Prince of Peace
Son of God
Lamb of God
Remember what He’s done, look full in His face — and let Him bring you, again, new life.
“Jesus said to the dead man, “Young man, I say to thee, arise!” And he who was dead, sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.” (Lu. 7:14-15)
Prayer: God, give me eyes for you. Above all I see, I want to see you. I ask for you to grant me deeper knowledge of your providence and care. Will you help me to take my eyes off of the heaviness that surrounds so that I might see and seek your face, in full? Give me grace to know and love you more. Come to my rescue. Bring life to what appears dead. In Jesus’ name. Amen.