Shake it Off - Day 5


Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and, as he put it on the fire, a viper, driven out by the heat, fastened itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer; for though he escaped from the sea, the goddess Justice has not allowed him to live.” But Paul shook the snake off into the fire and suffered no ill effects.

Acts 28:3-5

After surviving the shipwreck Paul was bitten by a snake. The snake latched on and the villagers assumed the toxins would kill Paul. Paul responded by simply shaking off the snake and the poison had no ill effect on him. 

If the enemy can't destroy you with an external storm he will try to poison you with an internal storm. Bitterness. Anger, Envy. Offense. Slander. Gossip. The enemy will try to get these toxins into your heart and take you out from your destiny. You have a choice. You can choose to shake it off. You can choose to not give space to toxicity.

Is there some stuff you need to shake off from 2020? Ask the Holy Spirit to point out anything in your heart that needs to be removed. Confess and repent of these things and then close your time with him in worship.