Do you go out fishing on a boat without a life jacket? Do you go out on the water unprepared for what may happen? And yet for many Christians this is the state of their Christian walk, they are not prepared for what may come and so when things go wrong they have not spent the time in the word of God, which teaches them truth so that when the enemy comes in like a flood and overwhelms them, they have no where to go except down, because the belt of Truth is like our safety belt that holds us up when the flood threatens to overwhelm us. Truth is the word of God, truth sets us free, truth brings us life and helps us discern what is of God and what is not of God.
A word the Lord was bringing last night is to be prepared and so I encourage you to take the time, set time apart, go in and shut the door to distractions, shut the door to the words the enemy would try and bring, shut the door to discouragement or whatever may be coming that is trying to take your eye, the phone, Facebook, tv etc and spend time in His presence where we are filled and become overflowing and can bring life and light to those around us because what we focus on we become. We need to take the time to focus on Jesus and look full in His wonderful face, and then those things become a shadow in the light of Him. He then becomes the reflection that flows out of us to those around us. May the Lord be the lifter of your head as you spend time with him, may he speak the words you need to hear that encourage you in the way you are to go.