As we go into a month of prayer next month. I want to hopefully give a glimmer of hope through remembering the goodness of God.
I had a wrestling of sorts lately between not truly understanding how to figure out the next step in some areas of my life and overly focusing on things I can’t control.
My deepest desires are to please God in every area of my life. I know a few areas where the surrendering hasn’t happened because of the fact that my death grip prevented it. That is until today. I was encouraged to look back and remember.
Many times life does what it does and seems to give us some spiritual amnesia. Forgetting what our Almighty God has already triumphantly done.
What can’t God do?
Ladies, don’t lose heart.
Psalms 27:13-14 NKJV
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!
I have seen the Lord show out in my life. I choose to remember. The almost 19 years of marriage. Experiencing God healing my body from several major illnesses. Allowing the news it was physically impossible for me to conceive be reversed as I found out that I was pregnant with our oldest child. I’ve experienced God providing food while making our last meal that was in our fridge and giving our baby most of it all to have a friend surprise us with something to eat. Seeing our oldest in the hospital declining and they doctors saying there’s nothing left to do. Then God turned it completely around. I remember being at the hospital as they tried to convince me that I was miscarrying. This was followed by 8 more months of he’s not viable then being born with no health issues and is healthly and almost 12 years old. I experienced God reverse a permanent procedure which allowed us to conceive our youngest. I experienced God deepen my faith as He held us as we heard she needs surgery or she’ll die. The surgery could kill her as well.
So many things to reccount too many for this short time.
He then miraculously keeping her and us through surgery. Keeping life together through her heart surgery and then bringing her off of life support after being on it for 5 days.
Remember how Christ saved you and kept you.
How He Loved you when you were in some of the worst times of your life. Also how He held me through the losses of loved ones including losing three children.
With Christ the impossible becomes possible!
Matt. 19:26 says
But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 NKJV
Remember ladies !
Draw up God’s resume’ and see that He’s more than capable of handling any situation that comes up in your life.
Ps 91:1-6 says
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
Psalms 91:1-6 NKJV
Don’t let what you see limit how far God can take you .
I’m reminded of a scene from Facing the Giants where the boy said he couldn’t carry a teammate to the desire location by the goal post because the person was too heavy to carry. The coach blindfolded him and told him to keep going and every time it seemed like he was going to give up he kept saying this:
Breaking the ties to feminism w/ Biblical Womanhood Entitled
Stop fighting Expired Fights …. God Sees You.
No matter how far you progress satan brings up the past to stop you from going forward.
Wage good warfare !
Wrestle well and take every thought captive.
We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,
2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV
Remember This scripture in Micah which reads
He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19
if God got rid of it who are we to bring them up or anyone to drudge up your past.
John 10:10-11 reads
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
John 10:10-11 ESV
Dont take the bait!!!
Another scripture to rely on is Ephesians 6:12
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:12 ESV
The devil is already defeated.
Keep going ladies!
Romans 5:4 ESV
and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,
God sees you! Its not all for nothing. Study God’s Word so you can spot the counterfeit truths. Equipped yourself and your children.
We are living in a time that makes learning and standing on truth a must!
The enemy knows your past is forgiven that why depends on you to repeat his lies. It’s a coercion of for the transfer of power.
He will try anything to keep you from walking with Lord. Its time to walk in the newness of life.
This is a must walk forward once we are saved not backwards. The enemy knows your past is forgiven. I will say it again walk in the newness of life.
Romans 6:4-6 ESV
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
The enemyS trick into hopelessness is not worth the trade off no matter what he offers.
He causes us to fight things only God can change while we ignore we ignore what we can change.
Why should those who have hope in Jesus and who will be with Christ for all eternity trade for hopelessness and unity with someone who is defeated and cursed to Hell for all eternity. Think about it!
It’s in the name- Father of lies.
What tricks pull you back into Anxiety
Unbelief or Doubt
Say it out loud!
I am Forgiven!
No matter what goes on God will deliver you out of it all.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Psalm 34:17-19 ESV
Remember God’s resume’!
Don’t think it strange when we are persecuted.
Pray for right perspective and open your Word and study to show yourself approved.
1 Peter 4:12-13
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12-13 ESV
Never wear the victims badge.
Things happen to you but it’s not you.
We are victorious in Christ!
Never believe you are a failure.
You were created by the Lord God Almighty the creator of all things created!
1 Cor. 15:57-58
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 ESV
2 Cor. 2:14-15
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
2 Corinthians 2:14-15 ESV
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:6 ESV
Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.
1 John 4:4 ESV
The Holy Spirit is inside of you stand and fight.
Don’t let your pain or other peoples pain immobilize you.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5:3-5 ESV
The Holy Spirit makes us saved. We are saved by grace through faith and that makes us unmmovable, unbreakable, unshakable!
Keep going forward.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
2 Corinthians 4:8-11 ESV
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 ESV
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
Being in despair is an affliction!
Rebuke it and walk in Christ’s authority!
God always shows up for us hang in there find hope in Jesus!
If you have breath in body then God’s not done with you.
I want to leave you with these practical examine yourself. These areas and short prayers came from a really solid pastor in North Richland Hills of Adamant Believers Council Pastor G. Craige Lewis.
3 Things not to do :
The Things We Cannot Change
The enemy attacks our past and causes our minds to focus and exhaust energy trying to remap the map and alter our history. We cannot change what has happened! This is the greatest attack of the enemy, to cause us to replay the past over and over again. This not only keeps us immobilized in battle, but it creates a diversion so the enemy can attack our future unopposed. If he can keep us caught up in past error and mistakes, he can discourage us from moving forward.
Father God, deliver me from my past. Do not allow the enemy to use my past against me and cause me to focus on what cannot be undone. If my past has power over my future, then Jesus died for nothing. But I believe that, in Christ, I am a new creation daily! Old things are passed away! Your mercies are renewed daily and I die daily. I am in the right place, at the right time and I did not miss out on anything You have for me. Today is the day of salvation and tomorrow will trump today!
Prov. 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad
The Things We Must Change
It’s impossible to fight the devil, if you stay close to him! If you are in his face, he will bite you. If you are
in his friends circle, they will attack you. If you are enjoying his vices, he will destroy you. You can’t be in Christ and go after false gods, in any way. Any idol that is raised up in your life nullifies your ability to fight. You are weakened by the devil’s stuff! Just as Israel lost battles because of idolatry, we lose battles as well. Sure, you may be born again, but are you truly born of God’s Spirit or a false god spirit? You will know by your allegiance and investment in whichever God you truly serve. If you are not on board with the true and living God’s plan for you, then you have ventured to the other side and will continue to be hurt by the enemy of your soul.
Father God, I denounce every idol, every false god, every sin that habitually comes between us.
defeat, and destroy my progress in You. Lord, I denounce all deceptions, deceit, and wickedness in my heart! I will walk in love, honesty, and uprightness in Jesus Name. I will remove the wicked I break every curse by the power of God. I uncover every hidden spirit that is in my life to confuse,
friendships that are idols. I will separate myself from those that do wickedness and are against you.
In my solitude, I will honor You with my behavior. I will live righteously before You Lord, because it is right to do. Psa. 143:11 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble
Things Only God Can Change
We become efficient in battle once we learn that certain things can only be changed by God and His Power! The devil will have us adopting New Age philosophies that basically take God out of the picture and place our fate in our own hands. We need the Spirit of God to do things for us that are impossible for us to do!
Many times we need Him to do exceeding abundantly above what we can even ask for!
We war with certain things that are beyond our understanding and we need to rely on the power of God to decode it and defeat it!
The Internet causes us to know too much. We believe we know and want answers for everything. This is a trick of the enemy. The devil knew in the garden that if man knew more, he would try to be more than he was created to be. So, he coerced man to eat so that he would always seek more and bring more cares upon himself than he was created to handle.
People today watch information all day, everyday without balance or healthy lifestyle practices. They get bogged down with cares, concerns, fears, and anxieties. Then when the devil comes and whispers their own problems to them, they cannot bear anymore and fall into depression and suicidal thoughts.
All because they increased their knowledge without understanding. When it comes to the things that only
God can do, we must get out of His way and allow Him to do it! We can’t find answers online every time and we cannot sort through video after video calling it research! Some things only God knows and our faith in Him causes us to wait on Him. But if our faith is in our ability or our methods, then we have lost God wanted to give Adam knowledge as he needed it and could handle it, not because of his desire for it. We need God to give us what we need when we can handle it. Lord, give us this day our daily bread! Please forgive us for running ahead of You! Forgive us for using the Internet as a replacement for You speaking through Your Word to us in due season. Lord, temper us, so that we are not hungry for unvetted knowledge from random sources, but we are disciplined to hear from You and wait when we hear nothing! God, we denounce the spirit of this world, the spirit of the cosmic crater, the spirit of hidden knowledge and concepts, the spirit of false information and elitist programming, the spirit of antichrist policies, freemason policies, and all secret evil policies that come to disassemble Your plan for man! We come against all social media mediums, sorceries, mystic powers, and deviant platforms. Every word curse spoken, every hindering spirit unleashed, and every token of darkness received digitally or physically, we cast away in Jesus Name! We will allow You to change what we cannot and do what You desire in our lives. Prov. 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding
Do you really want Christ? Getting to the bottom of true Biblical Womanhood
Let’s dive in!
A want usually saturates every area of your life. Let me explain. Take myself for an example. I started my health journey at my heaviest 336lbs and wearing a 4x . I wanted to be overweight because I allowed myself to get this way. That was a hard truth to swallow. I worked diligently for many years at unhealthiness. I ate whatever. I had kids without working out after or during. I got more and more sedatary. I sabotaged myself, and slathered shame and guilt on top of it all and gained even more. I lacked self- control. I subscribed to satan’s web of lies podcast and listened intently with every live deception he tried. I surrounded myself with everything I needed to stay unhealthy.
My new want was to be His and submitted to wanting health. Wanting flexibility. Wanting vigor, and the ability to play and fight. My attitude changed. My attire changed. My food and drinks changed. My desires changed. My level of activity changed from sedatary to active. I soon demonstrated a person whose desire is to be fit, and my husband and I are continuing these things. I now am wearing an XL. I have a big weigh in planned for December.
It wasn’t until I wanted to change, and ask God to heal me of the undelying reasons why I was stagnant.
What does this have to do with Biblical Womanhood you may ask? Everything because many of us claim to be Christians and advocates for Biblical Womanhood but not wanting God to be evident in every area of our lives.
Rom. 6:16-18– Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.
*Are you concerned about what God thinks?
1 Cor. 6:19-Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
1 Cor. 9:24-27– Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Titus 2:3-5 ESV
Discreet-Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion. Proverbs 11:22 ESV
The wisest of women builds her house, but folly with her own hands tears it down. Proverbs 14:1 ESV
Trained: For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Hebrews 12:11 ESV
Prayerful.Confident not in ourselves but in the ability of the Lord.
Obedient to God first then to our husbands.
What went wrong ? Many things but to hit on a few.
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And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32 ESV
I am Pro- life!
Precious babies -Aborted found in containers discarded like trash.
California and many places agree to make a law that says aborting is legal until 28 days after a baby is born. There are videoes and interviews surfacing for some calling for death up until 10 months old.
Things are growing darker ladies. We who are children of God need to be the lights in this world shining brighter, exposing darkness, and sharing Jesus like never before!
Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, 1 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV
But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7 ESV
So I restate the question. Do you want Christ? Let this question permeate your heart, minds, and souls today and forever. God bless you and remember to trust God Cry Repeat.