Ephesians 6:11 , 14-17 (PBT)
Put on Gods complete set of armor provided for us so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser. Your hand to hand combat is not with humans but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion--Because of this, you must wear all the armor from God so you can confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious. Stand on your feet alert!
ever wanted to give up?
well since we are all humans with flaws, the answer is INDUBITABLY yes.
have you ever wondered "Why me?"
Ever felt like a loser? you've stood firm and won 100 mini battles against this world but can't figure out why your current one seems to be flopping?
Want to just throw in the towel and quit????
"when you are under the greatest pressure to quit, it's an indication that the enemy has fired his best shot, and if that shot doesn't get you, he's finished. you may be shaky and feel as if your armor's falling off, but take a look -"you're still standing." Jerry Savelle
I am thankful for the foundation of the word-the bible--that my parents helped to teach and instill in me.
they honestly are a wonderful picture of people that operate in the faith.
ONe thing that i can look back on and Really appreciate (now that i am such a mature adult--ha ha) is that they had to renew their faith daily and not give up.
they had mini wars going on all around them,
i mean it was enough to deal with three stinky boys and one super sweet angelic daughter (insert halo pic of yours truly! LOL)
so what if you weren't given earthly parents who taught you the faith?
you still have a heavenly father cheering you on and giving you all the wisdom you need to win--it is now up to you.
we have to decide each morning whether to wallow in self pity or Stand and renew our minds with god's word and "rise victorious". (Verse 13 above)
JUst today i texted some dear friends to apologize for being a "debbie downer" yesterday.
i'll admit it, i allowed my emotions to take over and i let the devil win a small battle.
reflecting on the events yesterday, i knew that i did not renew my mind in god's word.
so, the defeat was all mine.
my god is pretty awesome and i am believing for some spectacular "WHATCHAMACALLITs", and no i'm not talking about the candy bar.
I think that word is perfect because websters dictionary defines Whatchamacallit as: something that is hard to classify//
god made me unique so you can't classify my whatchamacallits of life.
There are most certainly going to be days that you want to give up--
but when that dark hour does come you can confront the slanderer (aka Satan).
and remember, when he has fired his best shot, your arsenal (God and his word), is ever ready and will never run out!