Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Finals Week Faith (Day 3)

Today was my most nerve-wrecking exam period of the week. Even though class usually starts at 10:20am, get there at 7:45am. Turn in your portfolio containing ALL the work you did this semester, including your notes. Turn in the master copy of your group research project. Then do a presentation for that project and get grilled by Professor B, who is never impressed by anything. To be fair, seeing as how we didn't have an actual exam, none of this was unreasonable. It was just a lot to do all at once. But hey, I did and it's behind me, and that's enough. 2 down, 1 to go!

Today I'm switching from light to dark as I talk about enemies. If you couldn't tell by some of my other posts, I've been thinking about enemies and how to deal with them a lot during this year.

Psalm 35:4 and "Ready Aim"

May those who seek my life be disgraced and put to shame; may those who plot my ruin be turned back in dismay  (NIV) /
Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt (KJV)

When reading this verse I thought of "Ready Aim" by Mali Music. To be honest, I wasn't feeling this song when I first heard it. But after listening to it more and reading the lyrics, I realized that this song is beyond relevant to my life right now. In it Mali talks about spiritual warfare, and standing up to the powers that seek to move us away from our purpose and destroy us. These powers are not just obstacles or other people (haters, enemies, snakes, etc.). Sometimes they are thoughts, words, and emotions that we even use against ourselves. Whatever that force is and wherever it's coming from, be aware of it and don't be afraid. Mali's attitude is Fine, have at it. Because in the end, you can't stop me.

Wow. Imagine how powerful we'd be if we were that bold.

With that said, bring on Exam #3! I might not care about this class at all and I probably won't remember much of the material after tomorrow. But I have grades to earn and a home to return to, so prepare to be dominated.

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