Tuesday, February 13, 2007


This is probably a question I should be able to answer, but right now am really struggling with...

How do you know if something is a spiritual battle OR if it's God telling you it's time to stop and rest?


Corry said...

Dear sis, I think if you don't have what you need to do something, then it may be God telling you to take a break.
If you don't want to do something, it may be a spiritual battle.
And only you can know which one it is, a want or a need.

I sure pray things will ease up on you and God will bless you with good health.

(((HUGS))) dear sis. Try not to feel too bad about it, we all experience these days! :-)

Love ya!

God's Grace.

bjk said...

I will be watching here for the discussion...I have much the same questions right now....thanks for laying it out there...

Cinder said...

I tagged an email with this question and my friend responded with this...

"good question...kinda depends what the voice of God sounds like when he speaks to you…"

You know, that could very well be a whole other discussion for another day.

Corry ~ I think I have all I need for what I need to be doing. Just seems like things continue to avalanche. Really though, I'm simply trying to rest as much as possible, hear His voice and gain strength from it.

I'm basically continuing to try and plug along, knowing that things will play out how He wants them to.

(((HUGS))) and blessings...love ya too!

bjk ~ You're welcome...it's a question which has been on my mind for a while, but especially the past few weeks. I just thought I would lay it out there and see what discussion would come of it. Blessings to you!

audrey` said...

Hi Jay

Continue to focus on our Lord's goodness, grace and mercy, k?

Thank you so much for your very lovely e-card =)

Happy Valentine's Day =)
Jesus loves you very much.

Take care.

Cinder said...

I'm trying hard to focus on His goodness, grace and mercy. It's there and I'm trying hard to rest in and gain strength from it, as much as I possibly can.

You are so welcome for the e-card. I will continue to pray for you to be blanketed with His peace and strength.

I hope you'll have a very Happy Valentine's Day. Jesus loves you very much too!

(((HUGS))) and blessings to you!

SocietyVs said...

Define a spiritual battle?

Cinder said...

Hey there Society...I know this answer will not be a great one, as I'm completely wiped right now...sorry in advance.

To me, there are always going to be times in life, where things aren't the greatest and love and joy, joy, but you get through them and things eventually even out to a smoother road for a while.

I guess for me, a spiritual battle is when things just keep coming at you, faster than you can dodge them. So much so, that at times you feel somewhat paralyzed to life and its happenings. Brings you to a point of simply wanting to survive each day and really not being much of anything in any of the roles you play in life.

These times seems to especially come, when I'm beginning to take a stand, trying to serve in a new capacity and just attempting to get things 'right' with God.

I don't know if that answers your question, or if it will just muddy the waters further. I gotta go...this weekend is apparently supposed to be one of rest for me, in order to try and get better...so I guess that what I'm gonna go do.