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April 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

I had a visit from my past yesterday and it wasn’t pretty.  Someone was threatening me and I panicked.

Then as if out of nowhere a still small voice says…think about this Debra!  It’s a lie!      

The Holy Spirit prompted me to pray and seek the wise council of my husband.  We sought a solution and help from a friend.  Today…I’m a bit stronger!

God didn’t stop there.  In my Bible study, He affirmed that I need to stop running from my past!

Love Heart…If you are running from something…at some point in your life you are going to have to confront the issue and move beyond it.

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7, NIV)

God’s gave us armor to protect ourselves.

Eph 6:10-17 (NIV) …Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

God has given US an assignment to do and the power to do it.  We will not allow Satan to steal our joy with our past.

I’m praying that God will give US the strength to run forward and meet the challenges set before us as David ran toward Goliath…”You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”(! Samuel 17:45-46, NIV)

Put on your armor and quit looking back. ~Deb