Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Devil Made Me Do It

      For years I have been blaming every odd thing in my life on my unique personality. (That is a nice way to say I am a little mentally unbalanced). For example, when I am cranky and irritable I must have PMS.  When I am bossy and controlling this is because I come from a large family and they needed direction. (I have 3 brothers need I say more)  When I am weepy it is because no one understands me because I am perfect. (we all know that's true)
     This past 2 weeks Tim has been preaching on spiritual warfare and the light has come on in my life.  I see where the father of lies has kept me right where he wanted.  Lie #1: You are an emotional women and something must be wrong with you. Lie#2: If you do not take charge everything and everyone will fall apart.  Lie #3: You are perfect and you don't need anyone else. These are Lies, Lies and more Lies.
     After his second sermon the flood gates were open.  All the way home from church we talked about how that the Lies had overshadowed the life and ministry God had called us.  I would like to say that we are super spiritual and we bowed our heads right there in the car and gave it all to God.  Well, we are not that biblical. I am the women that walks around the house saying out loud ,"NOPE YOU AREN'T WINNING THIS ONE." "THAT IS NOT TRUE." "GET OUT OF HERE SATAN." (Be careful when you say that last statement, Tim thought I was talking to him.)
     Yesterday I met with a group of ministers wives to discuss upcoming events in the state.  As the meeting went on the lies started pounding on me: You shouldn't have said that. Why are you so goofy?  Why aren't you as deep as these other ladies? You shouldn't even be here. STOP, STOP, STOP ,GET BEHIND ME SATAN.
     The war is on... And boy am I a fighter because I know who is going to win. My God reigns and is stronger then the ruler of this earth. I know that the Father made me for a purpose and that He will work his purpose through me.  I know that Jesus died to destroy the evil one.  I know that I am a child of God and that no one can take me out of his had.    I know  that I am "fearfully and wonderfully made," (Psalms 139-14)
     This week stay alert and fight the war with me. Pray and ask the Spirit to help you. Claim the word of God.  Do not be deceived. Shout "I am God's and you can't have me."

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that you may have life, and have it to the fullest." John 10:10


      

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