Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Guarding yourself from Satan's attacks...


I haven't slept in two days. The past two nights I wake every 2 hours in fear and worry. Here's the thing... I'm not a worrier and I'm not a fearful person. If I worry I know to hand that problem over to JC and I trust him with it and my life. So, to wake in fear is new to me.

How he attacks-
1. Mom-shaming- You aren't good enough, you aren't doing enough.
2. Wife-shaming- You aren't good enough...
3. Sinful life- for some reason I can't remember what happened yesterday but I can remember every stupid thing I've done in my past, all the embarrassing moments, and all the stupid things I've said... He uses that against me.
4. He is not going to help you... (as in JC is not...)
5. J could have a seizure any second...

So at night when I lay awake he goes through that list... And JC and I work through it. Sometimes I just call out his name and he takes it away.

There is power in his name!

And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. - Luke 10:17


When I get dressed in the morning I always imagine I'm putting on my armor. I've never thought of the Armor of God as something we don't take off. We need to always be prepared.

The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. -
-Ephesians 6:10-18

During those attacks I put my armor back on (I'm not taking it off again...) and I walk through the things I know to be true.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble- Psalm 46:1
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father's hand. 30I and the Father are one."-John 10:28-30

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our LORD. -Romans 8:37-39

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Finally, after we had walked through all the lies that were whispered to me in the darkness of night, JC sang David Crowder to me...
He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me
And oh, how He loves us oh,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.
Our Bible study verse this week is Colossians 2:7-
 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. -Colossians 2:7
And I really am overflowing with thankfulness because he has buried those truths inside me.

God is bigger than this and Jesus Can Fix It.  










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