Beware of lazily giving up. Instead, put up a glorious fight and you will find yourself empowered with His strength. ~Oswald Chambers
Blogging is such an honor. I'm so often blessed just thinking about God calling me to this place. It's completely out of my comfort zone -- this laying my heart out for all to view.
There are so many bloggers I admire. It's easy to pick out the ones who blog with authenticity. And there are more than you realize. It would be impossible to mention them all, but Jennifer from Finding Heaven: Opening to Jesus, Finding Grace and host of the Soli Deo Gloria, wrote a post that spoke to me today. It's a short post and well worth reading.
I suspect I'm not the only one who fights the enemy daily. Fighting the constant reminders of the times I've failed. This is how Jennifer wrote it, Doubt upon doubt, drop by drop, until I am awashed in a sea of unbelief and self-criticism. I know it's the devil reminding me of yesterday's failures and failures of years gone by. He wins when he can get me to relive the failures and keep me from living victorious.
Jen's urging of putting on the armor of God really will defeat the devil. God's Word promises, Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm (Ephesians 6:13-16).
The belt of truth
The breastplate of righteousness
Speedy shoes to tell the Good News of the Gospel
The shield of faith
The helmet of salvation
The sword of the spirit
Satan fights when we are weary. He fights when life brings extra joys. He fights in the middle of the ordinary. I remember once years ago when the Enemy just wouldn't let up. I was weary of the battle. I started each day mentally putting on God's armor. It was amazing what happened. Satan could not penetrate the armor!
Reading the truth
Brandishing the sword by quoting Scripture
Praising God for my salvation
Telling others about my God and the peace He gives
Claiming victory in faith
Doing all I can to be obedient to God
Dress in God's armor. March through your day and claim the victory!