Wednesday, March 16, 2011

When Jesus Kung Fu's Satan

Sometimes something totally silly crosses your mind and you just have to run with it.  My blog today is one of those times.

Last night I was thinking how much I’ve enjoyed the last two weeks.  I’m still excited about taking part in the Radical Experiment and really must admit I feel a certain inner happiness, which is a little strange and nothing like I’ve felt before.  I’m attributing it to my spending more time seeking God.

I’m praying more than ever and trying to make it more meaningful.  The sitting still and listening part remains the challenge.  I haven’t made it to an hour a day, but I am averaging 40 to 50 minutes, which is about 35 to 40 minutes more than I was spending prior to March 1.  I’m only beginning to see what I’ve been missing out on all these years by not making God time.

I’m reading the Bible every morning as soon as I get my shower.  I don’t miss the extra 30 minutes of sleep either.  In addition, I try to ponder what I’ve read throughout the day.  It’s amazing, but if you read the Bible first thing in the morning, you can ponder all day.

I’m looking for the way to share the Word, and I think my blog is one way, but I’ve asked a few of my Christian sisters to think about forming our own little group to share and teach the Word to the world, or at least to central Arkansas. 

I’m trying to give until it hurts.  I really want the 46” flat panel television, but I’ve decided it can wait.  There are more important things to invest in with eternal possibilities.

Finally, I’m preparing for my out of context experiences in June and September.

All in all, I’m feeling good about my progress so far.  It’s early though.  I still have 50 more weeks to go, and I’m working really hard not to get too confident.  In fact, I’m expecting Satan to hit me with something at any moment, and I’m trying to prepare.  “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”  (Ephesians 6:11-12)

I want to be ready and to be able to resist.  I want to be able to kung fu Satan.  Then, I think, who am I kidding…I’m no match for Satan.  No, what I really want is for Jesus to kung fu Satan.  In my mind, I try to picture it so I’ll know just how to let Jesus handle it.  In my mind, I can hear Jesus saying to me, “Watch, little grasshopper, and learn.”  It’s so wonderful to know He can kung fu the devil.  I just have to trust that when the tempter shows up Jesus is right there to step in if I turn to Him.

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