Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Wednesday to you all! I sure hope that you're having a good day…and even more, I pray that you will feel and experience the loving presence of God in this brand-new day…Amen!!
As I've been sitting here today, my mind has been thinking back to a yesterday that only seemed to go from better to worse with my health…and what I mean by that; is that it seemed that the more I did for the Lord yesterday…the more Satan seemed to come at me, as a means of stopping me altogether.
You know…one of the weapons that I have found to help and counteract these kinds of attacks; is to continue on with what Satan doesn't want me to do for the Lord. I have found that when I press on…no matter what may come my way; then this seems to weaken his attacks on me…and instead of him pushing me back, I find that I am pushing him back, with the strength of almighty God. Yes…it's not always easy; but I have found that when we get an attitude with Satan…and are not willing to accept what he is dishing out; that this is when he becomes weaker in our lives.
The thing that I have been thinking on since I began this writing; is how is it that we feel that giving into the enemy is an easier way out of these troubles we face? Don't we realize that this kind of decision is only going to make our situation worse and allow Satan to have more power and authority over us? Don't we realize that Satan's power is actually strengthened…and he's being given even more control, when we give up and give into the problem?
One thing I have clearly come to see throughout my life; is that giving into Satan's ways, only becomes fuel to a fire that's already burning. The only way that these fires of affliction are going to be put out; is when we follow the words of James 4:7, which reads… "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." So, this verse clearly shows us that the only way these fires of affliction will go out, is when we resist the ways of Satan and submit ourselves to God; for in this way, there will be no more fuel to keep these fires of affliction burning…Amen!
I don't know about you; but life can be very difficult to get through at times. We can have days when we feel that the problems never stop coming our way. We must remember that this is just what Satan wants. He wants us to become overwhelmed with life…and he also knows that this is the only chance he may have to win our soul away from Jesus; so, when one problem doesn't seem to work; then he goes back and creates even more problems to come at us with, until he feels that he has caught us in a snare, where he can have control over our lives…and especially our relationship with Christ.
You know…it may be tempting to want to sit down and take each log of affliction and feed them into a fire that has already been burning; but we must remember that if we do so; then these times are only going to become worse…and even more intensified within our lives.
Maybe today, you are being greatly attacked with one problem after another. Maybe you are feeling as if you are emotionally and spiritually drained…to the place where you just want to sit down and give up. May I encourage you to keep pressing on; for there is a strength that is greater than the so-called strength of each problem you're facing; for in Isaiah 40:10, it says… "Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him." In other words, when we choose to submit ourselves before God, rather than the one who is behind each problem we're facing; then we will come to see and experience a God who is not only filled with power; but also a God who is ready to go into action and defeat the enemy on our behalf, as a means of rewarding us for our faithfulness to Him.
Oh Lord Jesus, I lift up those to you today, who have been greatly attacked by the enemy…the one who may be at a place in their life, where they just can't take anymore. Lord, I know how that feels; but I also know that you are greater than anything Satan throws our way; so I ask you to be their mighty warrior at this time…One who can easily stand up against the works of this evil in their lives…and Lord, help them to see that we can press on and walk beyond these times, when we are walking side by side with a powerful God…One who is greater than anything we face. Take them by the hand Lord and allow them to see and experience your wonder working power…for it's in your mighty name, I thank you and praise you…Amen!!
I pray that you will have a very blessed day! Take care and I will look forward to another visit with you tomorrow! God bless you so much!
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