Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand
against the devil’s schemes.
When ever the Lord is about to move you into something He has ordained to happen, or whenever you are walking in obedience to His will over your own desires… something happens. An incredibly large target falls on you… your work… your family.
I would love to share with you some encouragement…
First… know that it is going to come. If we know that it is going to come, we are prepared for it. Button down your home, secure it. Be in the Word, pray, and have others praying for you.
Second… know that it can’t last. His Word tells us that all weapons formed against us shall not prosper. His Word secures the promises He made for us, for He is faithful, loving, and protective of His children.
Third… know that it may hurt. Just because the weapons formed against us will not prosper, that simply means the enemy will not get the victory. There may be some battle wounds that come in the process, but ultimately the Lord is victorious. Knowing that there may be some wounding helps us to keep our eyes beyond those flesh wounds and on the One who sends His armies by our side.
Fourth… know that it will not be in vain. You may be weary or wounded, but cast those things on Christ… His yoke is light. Whatever it is that the enemy means for evil, God will use for good. HIS GOOD. YOUR GOOD. KINGDOM GOOD. In our testimony we will recount what the Lord did as He battles for us.
Fifth… know that you are not alone. There are people stepping out in faith all over the world, and the enemy has his eyes fixed on them. He is not concerned with those who are not about God’s business, nor is he concerned about those who are luke warm… just floating by. His efforts are fixed on those of us who are walking out our faith, and when we lock arms with one another… GOD GETS THE GLORY.
Don’t be afraid to share with others the battles you are facing, let them scream out a battle cry on your behalf. Don’t keep your prayers to yourself, but instead grab those who can stand in the gap for you or with you.
I will praise Him.
He is a good, good Father.
I will praise Him in the storm.
He is constant and unchanging.
His voice calms the sea.
When I don’t understand…
I lean into the One who sees what I can’t.
He is faithful.
Luke 1:45 – Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!
Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Lamentations 3:22-23 – The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.