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Going To War Without A Weapon

Would you go into a war without protection or your weapon? No…I wouldn’t either. Then how come it is so easy for us to go to battle without our Spiritual Armor & Weapon? It instructs us in Galatians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.”
EPHESIANS 6:11 AMP

Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. So stand firm and hold your ground, having tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one . And take the helmet of salvation , and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.
EPHESIANS 6:13‭-‬17 AMP

Not only reading, but applying the word of God to your life is what protects you. I’m not saying that life will be perfect…But when we know the Truth of God’s Word we can recognize the lies of satan.

God’s word is full of promises. Things we need to pray for. Im happy to say God doesn’t break promises either! When we don’t read our word, we lack wisdom and understanding of what is going on in the spiritual realm, how we can put God above everything else, and really love our neighbors. The list goes on, your bible is your instruction manual to life!

I have heard many times that people do not have time to read scripture. I know it can be difficult. Why wouldn’t satan want to stop you from spending time with God? Am I calling your kids, husband, work, ect., satan? Of course not. But when you put God above all else, your life will improve, including those relationships.

When we read our word diligently and pray those promises, they come to life because God watches over his word. The possibilities are endless!“But Jesus looked at them and said, “With people [as far as it depends on them] it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
MATTHEW 19:26 AMP

I don’t know your life…I don’t know what your mornings look like…However, I know that I want to be equipped with my armor in the morning to fight the battles that might transpire for me. I am not a morning person. So, when I first began really diving into the word first thing in the morning it was difficult. I would get distracted, be so tired my eyes wouldn’t stay open, or not wake up in time. I got really frustrated, really fast! I recognized that it was satan wanting to stunt my relationship with Abba. NOT TODAY SATAN. I asked God, “God I’m really having a hard time spending time with you in the morning, will you please limit my distractions? It says in your word that I need my armor, please wake me up refreshed, focused, and ready to retain and put into practice what I read.” Next morning, I woke up early, without an alarm! (Very rare with the shift I used to work!)

God wants to spend time with you! He wants you to be a doer of the word and light of the world. If you’re struggling getting in the word, you’re not alone! I will be putting up more helpful tips and reasons why it is important to read scripture.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! & if we don’t talk before then, a very Merry CHRISTmas!

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Submit To Reach The Summit

“He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” -Matthew 17:20 (NIV)

Have you ever been in a spot in your life when you have just said, “Lord, I don’t know what to do, please help me!”?

This was me after service today, as I came to the end of myself and stopped trying to do things on my own. I asked Holy Spirit to guide me. I feel as though, often our prayers are almost scripted. They almost become routine, when we should be transparent with Abba 24/7. He knows what we are going to say before we say it, he knows what we need before we ask, and knows us better than we know ourselves. He created us!

“Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” -Psalm 100:3

Instead of focusing on the mountain before us, we should be focused on God and his strength, not trying to do things on our own. We will become weary relying on our flesh to fight the battle. When we really should be giving these burdens to God because he cares.

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” -1 Peter 5:7

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

Instead of focusing on the mountain before us, we should be declaring biblical truth and shouting who we are in Christ at anything we know isn’t from our Father. satan and his little minons tremble at the name of Jesus.
“The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” -Luke 10:17

We got back home and were talking about the set of circumstances that we have been faced with and randomly worship music began to play out of nowhere. (Thanks Abba! Perfect timing as always!) Instead of looking at the mountain we should be praising him through the storm. Our circumstances may change, but there is one thing that remains the same, God!

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”-Hebrews 13:8

This brings me to the rest of Psalm 100…

“Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” -Psalm 100

Instead of complaining about what is before us, we should be acknowledging the circumstances he has brought us out of before. We should be praising him with an attitude of thanksgiving. The enemy gets pleasure out of us looking at the mountain and spewing death. Don’t let him get the glory in your life instead of God! We know because we love God, and want his will, not our own, that everything will turn out for the good through every single circumstance. (Romans 8:28)

It’s easier said than done! I know, because I’m preaching to myself. Anything I write in my posts are things that I have dealt with or are currently dealing with. You’re never alone! 

  • Are you looking at your circumstances or are you looking at God?
  • Are you declaring biblical truth?
  • Do you know the authority you have inside of you? “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you. But don’t rejoice because evil spirits obey you; rejoice because your names are registered in heaven.”-Luke 10:19-20
  • Are you praising God through the storm?
  • Are you using the past blessings to help you get through?

This is just some of the things Holy Spirit has laid on my heart today. The enemy likes us to look at our circumstances instead of God because he knows what happens to him in the end. The battle is already won!