Strength, energy, stamina, perseverance, and love...
Where does our strength come from? How can we keep persevering when the momentary signs are pointing toward continued hardship?
Forgiveness! God's love and forgiveness is a healing balm. His strength can come in and work in us when we kneel at His feet and lay out our sins and brokenness. His strength and a renewed perseverance comes in when we get God's perspective on this world and our circumstances.
Last night as I lay in bed on my birthday, the enemy told me I wasn't doing enough. The enemy told me that things weren't going well and that I was a failure. The tears welled up in my eyes and I began to believe that I was failing.
Thankfully my husband – the hottest CFO of this ministry business :-) , began to recount for me all that had happened in my business and was happening in my business. Instead of the lack mindset plate of crap that the enemy was trying to feed me, my husband opened my eyes to the bounty that I had experienced and was experiencing--all the women I have served, am serving, and will serve.
And then I was embarrassed that I allowed the enemy to get a foothold. I immediately asked God for His forgiveness--I had essentially told God that my journey wasn't good enough. I had thrown His provisions and what I was learning back at Him as if I know what is best for me and my growth above The Creator Of The Heavens and Earth!
The enemy seeks to keep our focus skewed. Like tunnel vision we don't look around, we don't talk it out, and we don't get a big picture understanding.
Are you believing lies about your circumstances, your past, your future, and yourself?
Don't let the enemy keep you silent. Write out everything that has happened to you over the last year. Ask God to give you God-blessed eyes to see what He is trying to grow you into.
Journal out your gratitude. Journal out the forgiveness that God blesses you with each day. Journal out and replace the lies with the truth of God's word! You are enough! You are beloved! God is doing a new thing in you!! Will you not be aware of it because the enemy has blinded your eyes?
Isaiah 43:19 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
19 I am doing something new;
it’s springing up — can’t you see it?
I am making a road in the desert,
rivers in the wasteland.
Our help and our strength comes from God's great love and mercy!
Let's choose to cry out for forgiveness, to soak up His love, and to infuse our bodies with the strength and energy that comes from being forgiven, free, and beloved indeed!
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Let's pray: Dear Lord God, Maker of the universe and our souls, we come boldly to the throne room of grace and bow down to ask for forgiveness.
Lord thank You that You freely forgive us through our Savior Jesus Christ! Thank You and praise You Jesus for we are the women at Your feet having our sins washed away and being called beloved and worthy of Your great sacrifice.
Lord we are so grateful. We can only partially imagine the magnitude of Your love and forgiveness.
Please Holy Spirit open our eyes to see the banquet of blessings, love, and mercy that Abba Father showers us with every day.
Please Lord grant us a bigger picture understanding of what You are working in us for our good and Your glory. We long to see with God-blessed eyes the truth instead of the partial skewed and broken lies that the enemy keeps feeding us.
Thank You Jesus for being our Good Shepherd that watches over us. Please break every scheme of the enemy and keep the adversary from oppressing us.
Thank You Jesus for loving us with an everlasting love and always hearing our prayers! We sing praises to Your name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, Amen and Amen!