Day 104: Day #2 The Walk In The Spirit Challenge

It’s Day #2 and it is CLEAR, CRYSTAL CLEAR that the word CHALLENGE stands for a SERIOUS CHALLENGE!!!!  The opposition to walking in the Spirit is THICK. Not only does the flesh cry out and constantly demand it’s own way, but also it is very evident that there IS an enemy!!

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  1 Peter 5:8

I cannot even begin to describe the day I had. And shaken!  Sheesh I was shaken and stirred!!  My head was spinning and I didn’t know where to begin. THANK GOD FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST!!!!!

It is amazing how you can walk into a soaking prayer meeting feeling like the living dead believing lies and feeling beat down and despondent and leave the meeting fully ALIVE and receiving the peace and rest and LOVE that God has for us. HE LOVES ME AND HE LOVES YOU.  HE DIED THAT WE MAY HAVE ABUNDANT LIFE.

Life. Life. Life.

May we remember that IT IS ON. The battle. We are ALWAYS in the trenches. May you and I remember to put on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD. May you and I remember that 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.  Ephesians 6:12  May we put on a garment of praise for  a spirit of heaviness and remember all the LORD has done for us, in us and through us as His vessels made for His glory! Thank you Jesus.


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Day 14: all is BRIGHT

Don’t you love a sunny day? Sunny and warm, even better. Days like these put an extra bounce in my step. How about yours?

I feel more alive on days like that. The weather is not a hindrance. The wind is calm. Precipitation is zero. Not a cloud in the sky. At least, no chance of rain or snow.  One less thing to combat, plus a gorgeous, blue sky for good measure. Love it!

All is BRIGHT!

It is usually very easy to be filled with  joy on days that are bright. Not so much if there are storms. When the wet, windy, weather ensues, it can be difficult. Even on the most gorgeous of days, we may be faced with the storms of life. And then what? How do we get through this?

Life is filled with battles. We do not like this. Who wants to fight?  Battles are real.  We can try to ignore them or numb them,  resent them, and/or ask someone else to fight them for us, but ultimately, we must fight our own battles.  And fight we must!  And they are truly a matter of LIFE and death.

What are you in a battle for? Your health? Your marriage? Your children? Your job? Your home? Your gifts and talents? Your purpose in this life?  What is being shaken? Stolen?

We have an enemy and he wants to destroy the very things God gives us in our lives. The very blessings He has given us. And we must fight and remember this.  For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12

May we remember that we are in a daily battle, one in which you and I, through Jesus Christ, have the victory over every enemy and the authority to enforce that victory. May we fight in His authority for ourselves and for others. May we remember that Jesus is the bright, morning star. May we look to Him to light up even the most dreadful of days.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.”  Revelation 22:16