If anything, this past week had been quite an emotional rollercoaster ride. Listening to the audio CD, Power for Life Using God's Power in Spiritual Warfare, was great because it reminded me of how three things that happened in my life were handled by God’s power by being suited up.
1. My neighbor’s verbal abuse of his wife. Using the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness in place when calling the cops on them the first time and reporting it to the office this past week might have had me scared after seeing who it was causing the problem, but it was done in the interest of the woman’s safety.
Ephesians 6:14 said: Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, (NIV)
2. Writer Access officially rejecting me because of my low test score on Wednesday this week. Like Writer’s Relief, their test was designed for difficulty, so there was a lot of thought and prayers being said before any retakes. This job would’ve been a dream job if the test was easy enough to pass like Jobz For Writer’s. Their questions were easier to answer, but they expected too much of their freelancers. My contract stated that there were to have been no nights or weekends and because of my fractious laptop, last minute was out too.
Ephesians 6:16-17 said:
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. (NIV)
Everyone knew that Satan loved to have seen one of Gad’s army stumble and cross over to join his ranks, John 10:10 said:
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)
It would’ve destroyed me if God hadn’t shown me a way to make money indirectly by doing my favorite thing. No state run agency offered that at all in the form of customer service at 20 hours a week. To ask anyone in or outside of the church for help only got them throwing the state run option in my face because finding work for me was not their responsibility. Sometimes it felt like, without God’s wisdom, there would’ve been wolves and coyotes ready to tear me apart if let loose from their pen.
In other times, relying on material things got people in trouble too. Being thankful that there hadn’t been a lottery win in my future was gratifying. Money bought out the evil in everyone There was a time when there were so many unwanted books and other items in my home that it was better selling them than letting them sit unused. Upon my death, my worldly possessions were to have been split with my family. They weren’t needed in heaven. The daily tug of war was always taking place between one’s old self wanting worldly things and the new creation in Christ.
Romans 13:14 said:
13 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh. (NIV)
3. Was it right waiting on the state for a position and continuing in my marketing strategy? Apparently, God wanted me doing both. Google Adsense let me into their program through HubPages, thanks to my second Gmail account. There was a Term of Service violation with the first effort via my website. As long as there were topics discussed by me and the readership was there, money could’ve been made and live ads would continue. Where all this went only God knew This popped into my head yesterday after being disappointed by WordPress. In order for me to have had any affiliation program with them meant an upgrade and some form of payment.
Jeremiah 29:11 said:
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)