I'm struggling with the Groundhog day phenomenon: I think I work out how to talk to God, then the next Day, I have forgotten again.
I am gradually falling further and further behind. God has done things, and I don't know what they are.
I know its for a purpose, that I value my time or something, but then I look at the wonderful things God shares with you and I think "can't I do even a little bit of that, consistently?"
I'm not worshipping you, but I feel like there is some kind of Wisdom I am missing out on, here.
What I do is ask Jesus Christ questions!!!
It is as simple as it sounds - but remember - His thoughts are not your thoughts.
Also - the first words of that snake in the garden were - "Did God really say..."
So from what you have written - it is clear to see that you are not falling further and further behind, but perhaps that snake has been saying, "Did God really say..."??
I looked at the couple of things you said you heard from the Lord and it certainly looks like you are hearing our Jesus Christ - which would expected. And this last post looks like you are also hearing "Did God really say...: which would also be expected, because of the principle we find in the Bible and that Paul wrote about.
Rom 7: 21 I find then the principle that evil is present in me, the one who wants to do good.
It does not look like you are fallen behind - it looks like you are getting ahead, but that snake of old is trying to hold you back. And of course that is the case, because it is written;
Eph 6:11,12 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces
of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Perhaps you might want to re-examine the pieces in the armor of God and talk to the Lord about them?
Eph 6:14 Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
So you have the Truth, who is Jesus Christ girding you up, right? You can hear from Him.
He has made you righteous in the eyes of God for His names sake, right? So for God's purpose, - you are righteous in His eyes -even when you are not righteous in your eyes, right?
Eph 6:15 and having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE;
It looks like to me, that you are walking in the gospel of peace, right? You can always talk to the Lord about that, and confirm that, right?
Eph 6:16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Of course, we hear the Lord because we do believe that He is there to be heard from, right? And clearly you do hear from Him. So, those words which usually have something to do with, "Did God really say", are easily extinguish by just going back and asking our Lord Jesus Christ if indeed He really said, "..." Going back the Lord and asking Him again about what He told you gives that snake a huge problem, right? Because that snake did not want you hearing Him by faith, which is why he says, "Did God really say..." - So if every time that snake tells you "Did God really say..." you simply turn back the Lord and start talking to the Lord again, then the very thing the devil was doing for evil is turning to good. How frustrated that snake must fell then?
Eph 6:17 And take THE HELMET OF SALVATION, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
And when all else seems to fail, you still have salvation, right? If that knowledge is on your head, how then can that snake keep you from the Lord???? He can't -- That snake is never ever ever ever - going to be able to separate you from the Lord!! Yet at some point in the future the Lord is going to separate that snake from us. That serpent of old is going into the lake of fire, as we go on with the Lord. Indeed, we are told of a day when we won't even remember these times.
Is 61: 17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come to mind
21 Peter 3:13 But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.
Ok - so now we have to put up with that serpent, but he cannot separate us from Jesus Christ the Lord our God. We can still seek Him and listen to Him. Maybe that snake gets us to forget that, but even that does not separate us from Him. Maybe that snake gets us a bit confused and causes us to doubt, but that does not separate us from our Lord Jesus Christ
WE can pick up "sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." and cut the head (that part of the snake which says "Did God really say..") so that snake is shut up!! Ok - that snake seems to grow other heads, but we can take care of them too by simply turning back to the Lord and asking Him a question!