Once again I had another post written in my head – but God had other plans….
She is taking a stand, grabbing her marching orders, and pressing forward and she isn’t going into battle alone.
We are in a war.
A war for our souls and it is ugly.
As I step out in faith and write here, as friends step out and do the same, we have been under attack.
The enemy is afraid.
We, with our voices united, sharing all that God has done in our lives, are a threat.
Have you felt it? The attacks on marriages and our children….
And the enemy is cunning and whispers lies to me all the time.
“Who do you think you are sharing your faith, when your life is usually one big mess?”
I hear it….and sometimes I believe the truth in that statement….because who am I?
I was asked many months ago to write a post about marriage for another blog. I was going to write about respecting your husband…something I don’t do well, but that God is working on in my life.
And wouldn’t you know the weeks leading up to that time I was the most disrespectful and rude and angry towards my husband…..and the post went unwritten. I heard the lies that I was a failure and I didn’t have anything to offer and instead of sharing about God’s continued and redemptive power in my life, I stayed silent.
Well friends, we can’t stay silent any more!!
We must stand together and fight! Yes this is a war, a battle raging against us but WE ARE NOT ALONE!!
Maybe you feel it today, the weight of your sin.
Well it is time for some freedom – that weight is not yours to bear any longer. Christ took the punishment for your sins and mine when He sacrificed His life on the cross.
He doesn’t want us to live in bondage any longer….oh the enemy does, but if we are living fully in Christ we must live as free people!
Christ has overcome!
We are not alone in the battle – God is with us every step of the way!
Holley shares this in her new book, out next week, “You’re Going to be Okay” …..
“Defeat is not your destiny. You belong to the One who overcame even death, and that means there is nothing too difficult for him.”
We belong to Him. We are His chosen people. We are strong and courageous, even when we don’t feel it because He gives us strength!
My friend, whatever battle you are waking up to today….know, trust, that you are not alone in the fight.
God is with you and I, along with many others, are putting on our armor and preparing to march along side of you to victory.
This is our battle cry – WE ARE NOT ALONE!!
Also Linking up with Jennifer Dukes Lee and #TellHisStory
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