“Your baby’s Bilirubin count is three times higher than the normal level. There could be any number complications from this elevated bile including liver and brain damage. Also, surgery may be necessary if the bile ducts from the liver to the gall bladder are clogged. We will run extensive tests and from there determine the action that needs to be taken.”
That was the report given to my children several weeks ago regarding my six week old granddaughter. And I was scared. My mind engaged with fearful thoughts and dread hung over my head. I was easy prey for the Liar.
In my previous post entitled, The Correction, I shared of the Lord’s gentle chastisement in understanding that He alone is the healer. My part was to pray and trust Him for the rest. But more correction continued as I faced a serious problem with a helpless baby—I loved. A baby whose birth I had witnessed a short while ago. A baby who brought us great joy—a child filled with promise.
Gently Father spoke comfortably to me. “Daughter, it is futile to fight the enemy on your own strength, using your own words and clever phrases. Only the living Word of God can counter attack the fiery darts of the evil one who seeks to kill, destroy and suck all life, hope, joy and peace from you.”
Thus I began writing the Words from Luke 4 which record the battle between Christ and His arch enemy, the devil. Jesus said none other than the Word of God. He began with this, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Luke 4:4)
“For in him we live and move and have our being.”
My beloved, it is here we begin. Jesus only is our source. His Word, the essence of Jesus Christ, must be our foundation. His
Word must become our word. His truth must become our truth. Otherwise—outside of Jesus, outside of His Word, outside of His mind, there is—no life!
I have much more to share with you but until next week I ask you these questions. Where are you today? What meditation is upon your heart? Is it sweet or is it bitter? Are you believing the worst or believing the kindness of a Savior Who gave you His Word. Tell me beloved, are you meditating– on His Word?
“Choose today, whom you will serve.”