by Dr. Karen Colvin on June 9, 2017

in Word of the Week


Touching God in the 21st Century? – Modification of Michelangelos “Creation-of Adam” by

Babylon is the master of distractions. Often she will not come to believers with overt sins but with the subtle tease of distractions, anything and everything to interrupt your focus on your destiny in God and your relationship with Christ. She does not want you to pray or study God’s Word—anything but that! She seeks to keep you preoccupied every minute to hold you up from refilling on God’s power brought through prayer and His Word. Babylon will keep you grabbing for the minor things as she robs you of the major thing—your relationship with God.

David prayed:

“With my whole heart have I sought You, inquiring for and of You and yearning for You; Oh, let me not wander or step aside [either in ignorance or willfully] from Your commandments. Your word have I laid up in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” (Psalms 119:10–11, amp)

Businessman Praying — Image by © Hans Neleman/Corbis

Your only resolve is to make the decision to no longer be Babylon’s comfortable captive, but unplug your ears and hear what the Spirit is saying to the church—to you. You must set your mind to lay down whatever the Spirit directs you to lay down. Do not fear, for your Father is rich and will restore to you, in abundance, what you have sacrificed to Him in obedience. Trust in His freedom. Follow Him to the gates and leave Babylon!

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