Here's the lesson God seems to keep teaching and reteaching me: obedience ... blessings ... attack.
Lately, Tom's had the opportunity to work overtime. We've learned that when we have extra income, if we invest in the Kingdom we usually get a generous portion returned to us from the Lord.
And then the attacks started. A recurrent health issue reared its ugly head and nearly debilitated me. A writing crisis arose. An unexpected bill arrived.
I forgot, AGAIN! I forgot the Apostle Peter's admonition to us:
"7 Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.
8 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil is your enemy, and he goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to attack and eat.9 Refuse to follow the devil. Stand strong in your faith. You know that your brothers and sisters all over the world are having the same sufferings that you have." (1Peter 5:7-9 ERV)
"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17 NIV)