We’ve all got enemies.
Sometimes it feels like the enemy is in our own family.
For many of us, it’s hiding in our frig. In my case, it hides in the large silver pot on the top shelf of my pantry. I pretend to hide chocolate and other goodies in there thinking that if I don’t SEE them, I won’t EAT them. You can only imagine how successful that is.
This morning, I found hope for being rescued from the enemy of the silver pot.
Zechariah is prophesying of Jesus’ birth and who He would be.
“salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us -” Luke 1:71 (Maybe in my case, it’s Hershey who hates me!)
I found this word salvation in Greek is soteria, which means rescue or deliverance. That’s what I need. I need to be rescued from my excuses. Delivered from my thinking that says I deserve it. I need salvation to not be a slave to the mid-afternoon pick-me-up that a cup of hot chocolate gives me.
Do you wrestle with the stuff lurking in the pantry like I do? We are not alone, friends. Many of us try to find our completion; try to find our consolation in the sweet stuff.
Hope is on the way! Yesterday, I picked up a new study that I am going to be doing in January with a group of girlfriends called “Made to Crave” by Lysa TerKeurst. (You know what…I’m not going to wait until then to read it! In fact, I’m going to jump in right now BEFORE the Christmas goodies hit my pantry).
While I am praying for Jesus to help me find my satisfaction in Him today (and not in the peppermint bark that LeAnn Rice of She Cooks made me for Christmas), can I pray for you? A three strand cord is not easily broken. He is what we need, my friend!