As we grow closer and closer to the start of our Bible study, the enemy's attacks have strengthened in both frequency and intensity. I am asking for your prayers. It never fails- whenever I step out in faith and obedience, especially if it is teaching God's Word- I get sick. Every. Single. Time. It's like clockwork. And I do not believe that it is happenstance or mere coincidence. The enemy does not want to see God's Word declared- especially through mediums such as this blog where the potential for those to read/hear these truths spoken is innumerable and completely at the mercy of the Holy Spirit.
Though I expected this to happen and sought to prevent it in any way I could, God- in His Sovereignty- allowed it. Perhaps it is to remind me of my dependence on His Strength? Or maybe it is to humble me of my pride so that I would come to you and ask for your prayers? I do not know the Lord's reasons, nor am I entitled to, but I trust Him completely. So whether I am still coughing up a storm or completely healed, we will proceed with the Bible study on Thursday regardless of how I am feeling.
I am excited and anxious to see how God is going to show Himself through this study!
Come, Lord Jesus. Have Your way in us.
May our hearts be soft and pliable, so as to yield and bend at Your touch