This year I started trying to make my way through the bible. As a Christian it seems absurd to me that I have never read all the way through the bible. So that's my goal.
So I started at the beginning of the good book. I knew what was coming. Creation, the Fall of Man, Cain and Abel, on and on...
I was in the Cain and Abel story when I came across this passage that stopped me in my tracks. How had I missed this?
I feel like God summed up all of our temptations right here in the beginning of the Bible.
I got to thinking about all of the sins that have been crouching at my door. Waiting to devour me, to take over my life, to have it's way with me and take over my life.
Last year my huge sin was laziness. Holy Moley. I let our house get trashed. It was bad. I was no longer taking joy in homemaking. I wasn't planning for school like I should. I let it take over my life. I let it suck the happiness out of the life that God gave me. It desired to have me like the verse said and by golly, it did.
And it's been other things in my life that has been crouching on the other side of my door, waiting to take me and they have: jealousy, discontentment, anger, impatience.
This year I've resolved after reading this to not let that happen. I decided to rule over it, I turned it over to God and the Holy Spirit helps me daily.
This past week I was sick. Sick, sick, sick with some type of cold of biblical-plague proportions. So I find myself resting and then surfing Netflix, and then making my way through the Frasier series.
And then the nudgings come. That the laundry needs done. The dishes still need to be washed. That it's time to finish math. And I have the energy to get up and get things done. To shirk off the chains of laziness or unhappiness.
But I feel like this could be a good question to challenge you all with. Gentle reader: what's crouching at your door? What is trying to take you over today?
Or maybe you feel like it already has, like you opened the door and it pounced on you and now you're in a full fledge battle of trying to get it off you. What is it? What desires to rule over you?
Whatever it is, you must rule over it. With God you can rule over it. Today. Do it. Call out to Jesus for help and throw off the sin that wants to take you over.
I hope this speaks to you! Have a wonderful day today!