I only lasted 24 hours

Filed Under (Blogs) by Susan on 20-11-2013

Have you ever experienced that ultimate victorious sensation during special revival meetings at church? After such an amazing time of worship, experience with God and just freedom, you think to yourself I am going to make it!

Well, our church had such a meeting this past weekend. It was a beautiful time of “Soul Care.” Reflecting on past wounds and current rocky emotional states and the healing found in Jesus once these are confessed. It was such a time of deliverance for me. And knowing that “because He lives, all fear is gone.”

Well, I came home from work on the very next day, Monday, still strong. However, after I saw the assignment and test schedule for Philip for this week, I panicked. I became frustrated with myself and with Philip. Then came Sara with her homework. I stared at the pile of dishes through teary eyes. I tried to think of the meals I had yet to prepare for the family tomorrow. And I just let myself back in the spiral of feeling overwhelmed, sad and frustrated. How can I make it this week?

Well, after the pity party, I shook it all off. How could I have let myself fall out like this? It had not even been 24 hours since the church meetings had ended. How could I have succumbed to the wiles and lies of the enemy. I didn’t even fight!

I picked myself up off the ground and dusted myself off. I was not going to let the enemy distract me from what I knew about myself. I know who I am. I know what mighty power I have working in me. I know I am more than a conqueror in Christ, and I have victory because of Him. Though it is a hard road, I am never alone, and neither are you!

I thought about that old chorus we sang years ago, “We’ll not be Defeated!” The words go like this:
We’ll not be defeated
We’ll not be defeated
We’ll not be defeated anymore,
Since the Holy Ghost came in,
Gave us power over sin,
We’ll not be defeated anymore!

Be encouraged, my friend. In the words of Andrew Wommack, “You’ve already got it!” I know the price has been paid for our healing, our prosperity, our joy and our blessing. As is in Ephesians chapter one, I praise God who has blessed us with every heavenly blessing. It has been given, and We WILL claim it!

God bless you!

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Birthdays and whiny Christians

Filed Under (Blogs) by Susan on 06-11-2013

Birthdays can be looked at from different perspectives, either excitement or sadness.  I think children look more towards the excitement end.  I wish as adults we could keep that innocent mindset as the years progress.  :)

 

At my recent milestone, I embraced the day.  However, I remembered the 2012 birthday.  It was a sad day.  I just wondered what I was doing with my life.  The day-in rut and the concerns I had in taking care of my family, trying to stay full time in my job and work in the non-profit world.  Then to add to all of it, I turned a year older.

 

Where are you, God?  Am I succeeding in the call on my life?  Why can’t I move forward?  Those were the questions and tears I shed that day.

 

Add another 365 days and here it is again.  I reminisced what an amazing year this has been.  Yes, I have to admit I have gotten older.  :)  There is more gray on my head!  But there is definitely more peace in my heart.   I’ve realized that I carry an authority in  carrying my Father’s name.  I know who I am.  Instead of being a “whiny Christian” I have learned to go and speak to the mountain and obstacle in my way.  I know what the will of God is for me, and I will not let the enemy distract me with emotional barriers and physical illnesses.  I speak that over myself, knowing that my words have life and power.  I’ve also been reminded that I have the faith of Jesus in me.  I have the mind of Christ.  Jesus is on me, and my Father looks at me, through the Son.  Isn’t it amazing the love He has for you and me?

 

 

Remember friends life and death is in your tongue.  What do you speak over yourself today?  I hope it’s not “Oh, my back is killing me!  :)”   I urge you to speak to the mountain.  Remember your true identity in Him and what you can do because of Christ.  We thank God for the victory that we have in Him.  And the best part is, none of this expires at the next birthday!!

 

 

God bless you!

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