Internet junk mail.
Who doesn't get it sometimes? Who doesn't hate it?
But there's another definition of Spam.
I looked it up in Sharon's Acrostic Dictionary – (a wonderful source – everyone should have it on their shelf…)
Yes, that's what it said.
Here's why I believe it. I had an interesting "blog burp" last week. Something random happened on my blog that unnerved me, that made me pause for a moment (several, actually) – and wonder…
What am I doing on the Internet?
It can be a scary place out there.
In the past, I've been caught by someone who stole my credit card number. Once I got reeled in by someone out on a phishing trip. I'm always sure that something else is going to happen…
Now, don't worry – I think I took care of the problem just fine.
But my initial reaction was fear.
And that's when I realized the truth…
Satan was after me. He was prying into my business, angling for a way to disrupt things, meddling in the work that God is doing in and through me…
He was busy – shooting arrows.
And as soon as I had that thought – thank you, Holy Spirit – I regrouped.
Our enemy is really so predictable sometimes. He's going to come after us – that's a given. And he's going to pry into our business. He's going to angle for a way to disrupt our thoughts, our emotions, our finances, our health – whatever it takes to effectively distract us. And he's really going to meddle in the work that God is doing.
He had me going for a while the other morning. He was working that fear thing.
And it was working…
…until it didn't.
And it stopped working when I looked at him. When I recognized him. When I called him out – "I see you, and I see what you're doing. It isn't going to work."
It stopped when I looked at God.
I'm pretty convinced that the devil does not want me doing this blog. Not because I'm "all that"– but because God is.
All that – and much, much more.
And so, I expect that the devil will try to stop me from talking about his most hated enemy – God. I'm just not going to let his "SPAM" attempts work.
Yeah, I was a little freaked out there for a bit. But I also had a good laugh at myself. And I was amused at the enemy's rather pathetic effort to shut me up.
With the Lord's help – I will not be quiet – unless He tells me to be quiet…
…and then, well, let's just hope I obey!!
How does the enemy attempt to shut your mouth from speaking about our Lord?
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