" THE ROAD THROUGH WAR IS HOPE "
Join me as we take a journey that many are dealing with at this very moment in our lives. I have been talking to and hearing from others about the " war " they are going through... I have been praying for awhile now as to where our journey should lead us next. And lo and behold I have been going through some " spiritual warfare " for months...and so here we are. It is apparent through my prayers that God wants us to take time to realize that we can and we will become victorious over this " spiritual warfare " . Will you join me ? This journey will most likely be done in a few parts..there is so much to learn about. Will you write to me and tell me about your experiences with this very thing ? I would love to hear your stories and will keep them confidential .
I have always thought we used the word " love " to easily...love is something special and unique and never should be taken for granted. As I began studying for this I realized that our journey would deal a lot with " HOPE ". I have noticed recently how quickly we use this word...such as " I hope you get to feeling better " , when we are really wishing they were not ill. We seem to use the word " HOPE " as a form of politeness in a simple conversation. That person who we say to " I hope you are feeling better soon " , we ought to be saying " I eagerly expect that the Lord will intervene soon and heal you ". That is the real " HOPE ".
Are you fed up with how the world is today ? Wars between countries or groups and even individuals ? Are you fed up with the hatred all around ? How our Christianty is being attacked? People in America who are homeless ? folks by the tens of thousands out of work ?
I am ! So if just a few of us are fed up perhaps we can work on ourselves then reach out to others and share all of this with them...It is time for God's people to stand up and become HOPEFUL and VICTORIOUS...So, if you are ready then let's go and see what God's plan is for us.
If we have no hope how can we ever expect to become victorious over satan ? Is it possible to do so ? To hope means to eagerly expect ; to have a strong confidence in that expectation. To say it simply " HOPE is expectation " . Are you ready to get on with fighting this war with
satan ? I am...I am so weary of watching people who are strong in their faith being weak in their hope..I am weary of all the turmoil all around us...at this point right now let's take a moment to ask God to guide us through our journey.
" Dear Father , we come to you right now to ask your help in fighting this spiritual warfare that has many of us doubting , hurting, angry , frustrated..please Lord guide us as we seek that HOPE which your word offers. We are thanking you in advance for your love and guidance. In your Son's same we pray...AMEN . "
Way back to Genesis 3 our earth has been occupied by satan and his evil forces. As long as we are upon this earth there will be warfare. It is a given..we cannot escape from it. It does not matter your education or how much of the Bible you can quote or the classes you may lead at church...we are everyone of us humans...we are made of flesh and flesh when in a fight will hurt.
When we are slammed with a tragedy within our lives we become hurt..deal with being frustrated and yes even angry. We are of course humans. We will hurt. I have been recently dealing with the death of a dear sweet friend..it was not his actual passing that disturbed me , it was the disease that he had...It took so much out of him..he had Lou Gehrigs disease a horrific way to live and then die. I was angry..he did not deserve this . It was unfair. I hated it. I was plain mad. Yet Jeff, this sweet man who was big in size reminded me it was o.k. Jeff witnessed up until his last breath. He shared his heart and his love . More importantly there were those who became closer to God because of what Jeff went through and seeing how he handled it. Spiritual warfare comes in may ways..yes even in someones death or illnesses .
My HOPE dwindled after Jeff's passing. I felt letdown and confused. I did not understand what God's total plan was. Today 2 weeks since he flew off to heaven I see how his death here on earth changed lives yet my hope for happier days well, not so much hope. I allowed the evil one to bring me down , to question God...to give up on prayer , to just give up on my faith and fear of no HOPE. satanic warfare has hit my life and hit it hard. Of course it is not all the death that has led to my situation. I have lost people in my life who chose to walk away. I have seen people who claim Christianity hurting one another by rumors , I have experienced verbal attacks by those attacking our ministry.
So now you might better understand my lack of HOPE. Yet as I prayed about what to share this time God in his infinite wisdom chose to give me something that I needed to hear. Something that so many others are dealing with. Even on good old FaceBook there has been nastiness. Today..a NEW DAY for me and for you. Today is a brand new start for each of us. We can be comforted in knowing that we are NOT ALONE... we have one another to pray for .. and share our stories with. Sharing with one another is God's way of helping us to heal . I am a very private person for the most part so sharing my life is not something which comes real easy. :~) Would you ever guess me doing this ministry ? sharing my inside life ? God does have a sense of humor. A NEW DAY !!! Can we say that out loud ? Does it bring a smile to your face ? I pray it does .
I will be sharing over the coming days how to deal with the satanic warfare . How do keep him and his evil doers at bay . The most important thing for ALL of us to be doing until then is PRAY !!!! PRAY !!!! and keep PRAYING !!!! Pray that we will know when it is him attacking us and pray for STRENGTH in fighting him ..take time to read Ephesians 6:11-18 , putting on the WHOLE ARMOR of God...read it and examine each verse...pray asking God to reveal in you what it is He wants you to understand...and if you want to write and share it with me.
In your daily prayer time pray that all who are taking this journey with us will become strong and stand up against the evil one..Pray that each of us will find peace in our lives. Pray that God will guide us and show us exactly what we need to do to become VICTORIOUS .
Again, my thank you's to each one who has stopped by. I apologize for not posting for awhile.. we had about a month with our friend Jeff where we were spending time with him and his sweet wife Ann..would you pray for her as she begins this journey in life without him ?
It is my sincere prayer that God has and will continue speaking to you through this ministry. It is after all for His glory ... always remember " TO GOD BE THE GLORY " .
Take care of yourself and remember that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's amazing grace fill your heart...
Until Next Time,
In His Love,