At the beginning of this year, I committed to doing more reading. I love to learn and I love books of all kinds. I confess to having not only a bookshelf wall full of books but I also have over 2000 kindle books and over 66 audiobooks. I would love to say I have read all of them but the truth is, the frequency of which I have read my books has been very low over the past several years. Since the year started I have definitely fulfilled my commitment to myself. I have finished three books and I am in the middle of reading my fourth. It is in the fourth book that the inspiration for this post came. The book I am reading right now is, Armed and Dangerous by John Ramirez. I highly recommend it. In the 10th chapter, he says a line that got me thinking about me in my life and wondered how many others shared the same problem. He said the devil’s number one weapon is persistence. It got me thinking about how many times I may have lost a battle or never saw what I was hoping for because I stopped before the breakthrough was released. If the enemy is persistent we should be even that much more persistent.
I started asking myself what is my frequency. So that we don’t get confused, let me take the time to define frequency so we are all on the same page. The frequency I am talking about is the rate at which something occurs over a particular period of time. Like In my previous post, I talked about how I only did one post for the year in 2021, which was not the way it should have been. My efforts lacked the right frequency.
One of my favorite stories in the Bible about persistence is in Luke 18:1-8. The story is of the persistent widow. The widow went several times to a judge that was described as, unjust and didn’t care about the people, to ask for justice in a situation. The unjust judge got tired of seeing her come before him and granted her justice because he did not want to see her anymore. Verse five said the judge said to himself, “this woman is driving me crazy; I am going to see that she gets justice because she is wearing me out.” We are commanded in several verses to be consistent. God says in Matthew 7: 7 for us to keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking and we will see results. He tells us in Galatians 6:9 to not grow weary in doing good because we will reap if we do not give up. In 1 Corinthians 15:58 He says to be steadfast and immovable because our labor is not in vain.
When I look at myself, I have to ask am I praying, reading my word, praising His name, doing what I am called to do consistently? You see the enemy is out to kill, steal and destroy (John 10:10) and he is persistent. Am I being more persistent than he is when it comes to my spiritual life and building up myself to be ready at any time to be in battle? Have I been fostering a lasting relationship with the King of kings that when the enemy tries to come at me I will not faint or fumble because I know who my Father is and He knows me? If you had to ask yourself the same questions, what would your answer be? I want to encourage you to spend time working on raising your frequency. It is in the increased rate of your time spent with God that you will be ready when the enemy comes to battle. It is in the increased rate of time spent with God that you will find peace and rest for your soul. God created us as relational beings and He intended for us to have a daily relationship with Him. As you raise your frequency with God watch and see how things in your life begin to change for the better. Until next time be blessed.