Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Recognizing the Stench and Breaking Free

       Last summer I was in Houston Texas installing dental chairs for the company I work for.   For 10 days we were to install hundreds of dental devices in a medical school. I guess the way it works is that when the building is still in the hands of the contractors even though the facility had working bathrooms they were off limits...  So for the next week and a half while on the job site  we were only to use outhouse alley...

         Ok, so you are reading the blog and betting you have muttered ewww and turned your head to the side with your nose in the air???  Well you probably said it prematurely because....  I didn't paint this picture with a smaller defining brush...  by mentioning that the weather in Houston Texas was 100 plus degrees almost every day..  Now you can say it 

            EWWWWWW OH MY GROSSNESS...  

    But here is the great part of the whole experience ....  Enduring the experience and from the moment i pushed that door open   Air never smelled more FRESH!!!!

      My point ....  I have sooo many examples for this but some are personal to others and i wish to keep it away from a dilemma that happened recently...  

      Satan knows when God or the Holy Spirit is moving us to carry out a task to promote the Glory of the God we serve.. And he is fully prepared to sling a stink bomb... 

       Ephesians 6:12  (HCSB)  For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers , against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.

         1 peter 5:8,9  (HCSB)  Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.  Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world. 

       I think some of my blogger friends or maybe you specifically can relate to the feeling of "pushing through"  an exhausted, tired feeling, of fatigue, or a mental barrage of insecurities and questions right before posting that blog that points others to God's glory..   Let me clarify as this has happened to me on almost every blog post i have completed thus far..  

         I have the idea for my blog as the Spirit has placed it on my heart to write.. I become "drained" "exhausted" so tired it is like a "deep in my bones" condition...  Then the mental fight as the "deceiver" will make me question the Spirits leading..  Questions like---- How are you going to write any type of blog on that? Aren't you going to confuse someone if you type that? Would anyone even miss your post ? so why do you even write one?

         This is what I term as "SITTING IN THE STENCH"  right where Satan wants us.. 

     A complacent, anxiety filled person that is idle and stagnate becoming ineffective for Gods will...    

       I have personally witnessed God's best movement occurring during or right after the "beat down" feeling of trials after i was at the end of myself.. 

         This is the time we push forward leaning into our God, through prayer, the Bible, and the Church..  

    Here is a video I think is very fitting from the movie "Facing the Giants"

             Please as this common struggle ensues take notice of your resources...  While getting maliciously attacked by obstacles that seem sometimes hugely insurmountable PUSH FORWARD...  Use God first, Pray... (stop and drop right then and there) Then call out to your brothers and sisters in Christ-the church body. 

       Ephesians 6:11-18 (HCSB) 10 Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. 11 Put on the full armorof God so that you can stand against the tactics[g] of the Devil. 12 For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. 13 This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. 14 Stand, therefore,

with truth like a belt around your waist,
righteousness like armor on your chest,
15 and your feet sandaled with readiness
for the gospel of peace.[h]
16 In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word.

18 Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.

           So I encourage you as a fellow believer to 1)recognize why and when these stupid dilemmas come up and call out to God for what they are .... 2)Pray for God's help to conquer any of these situations no matter how insignificant they appear to be at the time because some unseemingly simple setback handled our way not God's can alter the effectiveness for you to do the will of the Spirit.. 3) ACT ON THE WILL OF THE SPIRIT

         This men and women is where it can get ugly for acting on the Will of the Spirit through a Spirit led conviction may often be second guessed by anyone from Non believers to closest friends or church members or anyone watching...   I will include more of this in "Recognizing the Stench PT2"

    But please Pray, Ponder, Read, Fellowship, Listen to the Spirit, and ACT...

     God will rejuvenate you for listening to the Spirit ....  

     I leave you with one more video as it is one of my favorite songs i enjoy as I worship 

Love to all,   
servant timothy



  1. I'm sure you got peoples attention on ig w/ that picture. Lol..funny. . . But really, this was such a good post! I too, see God working most in my life when I feel like every things falling apart. We definitely need to keep strong in our faith so we are not vulnerable to when satan wants to attack. I loved that movie "Facing the Giants". It was all about putting all of our faith and in trust in God and having a closer relationship with Him. And once we give ourselves fully over to the Lord, He will start moving in our lives like we never thought possible. . .Can't wait to read part 2!

    And I love those songs by Mercy Me! :)

  2. I can't help getting "lost" in the worship songs... I keep envisioning the day representations of all nationalities are together as a glorious sound like none ever heard as all of us with angels sing.... ohh and thank you for putting up with the silly way i have of pictures and titles... I usually have a point and a purpose but just a unique way of getting it out...