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Wow. So, WordPress sends me a 2012 report. They show me my most popular posts, my followers, my stats, my visits, and other intriguing information. And they show me this as well.

I. Have. Changed.

So much. I can’t even begin to say the work that God has done to this heart. To this Jesus Girl. A smile sits on my face and a song in my heart. ‘Cuz this Jesus Girl loves Jesus even more today then she did a year ago. Praise, Jesus. For change.

A blessed, 2013 to every one of my writing friends! Those I’ve met, and those I haven’t. You are loved.

442 - Copysincerely, in Christ

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Ephesians 6:10-17

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.

 

Notice the armor of God is for the front of us? We are to stand; to not back down from darkness and evil but to face forward, stand strong, and advance. Don’t even turn your back. The armor is in front of you. You got the full armor of God? Stand your ground and go forward and fight.

Jeremiah 17:14
“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.”

God made this body. Mine. Yours. He is the Creator. He knows our heartbeat, He knows how many hairs are on our head, He knows the makeup of our skin. He knows. Why? Because He made.

So why is this?

Why do we always go to the doctor for colds, the medical center for meds, the pharmacy for drugs? Do they know our bodies to the depth and degree of the very Creator of our bodies?

God is the Great Physician. The Doctor. The Healer.

He knows. And He heals.

Ask Him. In Jesus name, pray for healing and strength and energy and recovery. Pray. Ask our Abba Daddy. And praise Him as He heals the bodies that He knows best; because after all, He did make and does know, every organ and every part.

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace.

In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

In the heat of the battle, remember this: we do not fight for victory, but rather, from victory.

Do take heart, my friend.

Galatians 1:10

Posted: September 9, 2012 in Faith, God, Jesus
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 “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”

 ~ Galatians 1:10

I’ve been hit with this verse. Hard. It pops up everywhere.

And I’ve come to this realization.

So perhaps I’ve come to the place where I am not seeking to please men; great. That’s a start. But unless I replace it with seeking to please God, I may have given up on pleasing man but I am now only focused on pleasing myself. That want of man’s approval must be replaced by a want for God’s approval or else it rests on a want for my approval. And that’s wrong. It’s selfish.

Maybe you gave up living for man’s applause. This is good. But now live for God’s.

“You are my witnesses, says the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that you may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.”

– Isaiah 43:10

God was, He is, and He will be.

I love that.

He is a God of forever.

“Two are better than one. Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls. For he has no one to help him up.”

– Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Hey. We need each other. There is strength in community. You’re going to fall sometimes; life will knock you down. You may be laying flat on your back staring at the clouds and reeling with confusion and pain. You need that friend; the one who reaches out their hand and helps you to your feet again. Don’t try life solo. Grab a friend to walk with you.