Under Attack!

From All Directions! The devil attacks in a lot of different ways.  Some of his attacks or obvious and some or sneaky.  All of his attacks are real and they have the ability to really mess us up!  This is why it is very important to remind ourselves that through our relationship with Jesus we have supernatural power to overcome and defeat the attacks of the enemy.

You’ve Got The Power! Satan only has the power that we give him.  You need to know that as a child of God, the only power that Satan has over you is the power that you allow him to have.  You’ve got joy and he can’t steal it, unless you allow him to steal it!  The Bible says that the joy of the Lord is my strength!  If we will keep our eyes on our Savior Jesus and off of the situations and circumstances of life, then the devil cannot even get his hands on our joy.  It’s your choice, you get to decided!

Power In The Blood! You’ve got the power and the devil can’t beat it!  Revelation 12:11 says “they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb!”  Your power is not you!  Your power is your Savior Jesus Christ.  If you are saved and in a relationship with Jesus, then live in the power of that relationship!

Use It! You’ve got to use what God gave you!  God gave you His one and only Son, don’t waste such a precious gift.  Accept Him and all of the difference that He can and will make in your life.  Don’t just say you have a relationship, live it out loud by developing and growing a testimony that honors God and the relationship that you have with Him.  Really look forward to Heaven!  Jesus went to prepare a place for us and it is so much better and more amazing than anything that we could dream or imagine.  If we really look forward to Heaven, then we will live for Heaven while we are here on this earth!

Remember: The worst in this life cannot even come close to comparing to what is to come in our everlasting life!

You Have A Very Real Enemy!

We Have A Very Real Enemy! If you are trying to live for God, then mark this down – you have a very real enemy and his name is Satan.  He wants to mess things up!  He tried to mess things up in Heaven when He was there, but God and His Angels put a stop to that!  He tried to mess with Jesus during His three plus years here on this earth, but Jesus was stronger and more determined!  He tries to mess with us and many times we give in, but we don’t have to!

You’ve Got The Joy! The devil wants to steal your joy, but He can’t have it unless you decide to give it to Him!  We need to understand something about our enemy.  He is not out to render us inoperable.  His goal is to render us ineffective.  If he can render us ineffective, then we will take ourselves out!

Getting Ready For The New Year! As we move out of 2009 and into 2010, lets all make the effort to realize that we have a very real enemy and it is not each other!  Let’s learn about what God has given us that the devil can’t take away, unless we let him.  Let’s grow so that we can be all that God created us to be and claim our place as “more than conquerors!”

Join Me! Join me everyday this week here on this blog as we seek to learn, grow and experience the victory that God has for us!  Until tomorrow – Keep your joy!  God gave it to you and the devil can never deserve it!  Remember:  We are in this thing called life together!

Another Gift!

This is a verse from my devotional time this morning.  It  speaks volumes!  It is found in 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

God knows what He is doing and God will unfold His plan according to His very own and personal schedule.  He has made us a promise and He will keep His promise because He is God and that is Who God is and what God does.  We need to understand that what may seem like slow movement from God toward us is really patience.

It is God’s desire that each of us know Him in a real, personal and meaningful way.  Stop for just a moment to ask and answer this question:  Can you know God better?  The answer is obviously yes, so take whatever time He has given you and do your part to get to know Him better.  No matter what mistakes you’ve made, God desires to be close to you and has made it possible through the gift of His Son Jesus Christ!  Don’t waste God’s patience – enjoy it!