Fighting the Good Fight

 

We, who are called Women of God, Women of Christ and Character are in a battle that involves fighting.  It is an assignment we have to complete. It is an ongoing war that rages!

As long as we live, get up, breathe – we will be fighting this war.

But I have good news!!!

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”  – Exodus 14:14   You are not in this alone.  You will overcome.

Just hold your peace, and God will fight the battle for you.

Don’t fret about:

That colleague, that lies and just won’t let you rest.

Don’t fret about that person that hates you just because your a Christian.

Don’t fret about, that driver that ragingly cut you off in the street.

As you work more for God, sometimes it appears as though more things are going wrong.

My husband shared this: “ Sometime the devil, i.e. Satan, sees more in us, than we do in ourselves.”  So He attacks, fights, delivers the biggest blows that he can to hinder us in our walk with God.

Can we actually sit back and believe all of the lies the Devil send our way.

NO! He is a liar and the Father of lies!

He sends lies that we aren’t worthwhile 

That nobody truly loves and cares for us.

We won’t amount to anything in life.

Liar, Liar, Liar!

We WILL live and prosper!

We Will run and overcome!

We Will be VICTORIOUS!

We are beautiful and valuable in the sight of God!

And WE WILL WIN!

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life [THROUGH CHRIST JESUS],  to which you were also called and

have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  – 1 Timothy 6:12

Father,

We confess right now and believe that in 2014,

we will overcome and succeed in every area of our lives.

We confess that we are believers saved by the price Christ

paid on the Cross, and that as a result, we will be victorious

in every area of our lives!

In Jesus’ name.

 

Releasing My Past, Pressing Toward the Goal

Since this year has started, incredible transformation has occurred in my life!

It was an inner transformation: from being intimidated of life to being confident and bold for Christ!

From being more soft-spoken and timid to speaking clearly in front of others with passion!

From being like a “floater,” that is, passively managing my time, to being purpose-driven and focused.

At the start of this year I was a stagnant pond, living and moving, but not reaching out to others. Others that could use encouragement and prayer.   I can say that today I am an ever-flowing stream.  Where the inspiration of Christ refills, refreshes and exudes from me again and again.  What an incredible and forgiving God we have –  To Him be all the glory!

Mountain-Stream

There’s still that nudge, that thug, that thought that wants to keep the PAST in the PRESENT and wants me to make a bed and rest comfortably in my FORMER ways.  Where sin and immaturity dominated.  Unforgiveness, envy and selfishness resided.

But I refuse!  And I choose to reach forward to what God has for me.

Philippians 3:13-14 says,

This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

I now RELEASE heartaches, regrets and all of the junk from my past.

And I PRESS TOWARD THE GOAL in Christ Jesus!!!

Anticipating a simply AMAZING, EXCITING AND FULFILLING 2014.

God Bless Us All!