Deeper Day 189: Uncooperative

Nothing pleases me more than being uncooperative with the enemy’s plans. When he comes and tries to scheme and lie, nothing brings me more pleasure than walking in truth. I long to be completely uncooperative with him.

Does this sound strange to you? After today’s devotional, I hope it becomes common for you too. Learning how to walk in defiance to any of the enemy’s agendas has been liberating. It keeps me close to God’s heart and helps me to see things more clearly.

Listen, I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again… So much of life is black and white, meaning you’re either partnering with God or the enemy. So many things or groups or leadings of the masses, are connected with things that are the complete opposite of Biblical principles. This makes the choice easy. Before getting swept away, take a look at the root and then determine where and with whom you will stand.

Walking in cooperation with God has lead me to have a much more peaceful life. I don’t just “go with the flow.” That’s not who I am. It never has been, really. So, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me that God speaks to my heart this way.

Daily, when I go out and run errands, I meet the eyes of people who look downright terrified. Those eyes always come from above a mask. Just today as I walked around Wal Mart to buy some groceries, I noticed the stark contrast of people. Those with the masks were largely (but not wholly) carrying a spirit of fear that was causing them to even avoid eye contact. Those without masks seemed to just be carrying on as normal. Except, the unmasked seemed to seek out the eyes of other unmasked to smile in an apparent camaraderie that “I am not alone in my peace.”

I found myself feeling so sad for those who were struggling with the fear. I long for nobody to be fearful. I pray we all find a release soon. Until then, you will find me walking opposite of all the enemy’s suggestions. Happily walking in freedom.

Prayer Moment: God, I ask You to come and deliver America from the grip of fear. Lord, restore our pride in our country. Remove any and all who desire to see our demise. As You did with David, rout out the enemy and establish us in unity and peace once again. Let this David generation, make way for a Solomon generation who will reap the bounty of peace. God, come and fill America. You are our only hope, and for that I am thankful. I adore You. In Jesus name, Amen.

Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack. My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride. When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, Whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? All day long they twist my words; they are always plotting to harm me. They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, eager to take my life. On no account let them escape; in Your anger, O God, bring down the nations. Record my lament; list my tears on Your scroll- are they not in Your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me. In God, Whose word I praise, in the Lord, Whose word I praise- in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? I am under vows to You, O God; I will present my thank offerings to You. For You have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. Psalm 56