Recently I have been feeling out of sync in both my physical nature and spiritual nature. You see I recently went on a vacation and while I loved every moment, the drive was tiring (15 hours non stop). I didn’t eat as healthy as I normally do and while I did pray it wasn’t like I normally do either. Needless to say I felt rundown, my energy was lacking and my motivation to do anything was poof gone. As I tried getting back in my routine of my quiet time with God, I couldn’t and that brought this heaviness on me and that voice starting to creep in.
“Be clear minded and alert. Your opponent, the devil, is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 ISV
The enemy is going to always find a way to creep in when we are most vulnerable. He is always going to try to make his voice louder than God’s. BUT we don’t have to give him another moment to steal our peace.
We have to once again make God’s voice the only thing we hear, the loudest one we hear. How do we do that? We do that by listening and seeking Him with all our hearts. Even though I was going through my routine with Him, my heart was focused on other things. I was so focused on not feeling His presence or hearing His voice that I missed Him completely. It’s not that I couldn’t hear, it was that I was focused and listening to something other than Him. I was letting my voice and the enemies voice be the only thing I heard.
“Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:12-13
My final thoughts are this, we know that bible says to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23), but Jesus also tells us to take heed of what we hear (Mark 4:24). I believe that when we do both, the roar of the enemy will be as loud as a pin drop.