This past week felt like a HUGE defeat for me……..
This was how I felt at first after the Lord shut a door for me to go to Lebanon this year. I am writing a blog for the team, but felt limited in ways that God could use me more effectively for the team. I know He is using me still and is for me, even still. I praise God for using me to be His mouthpiece for the team. I know even now that God is for me, even as His Holy Spirit empowers me to write for the team. Even when I do not understand His purpose or want to accept His plans as a part of my life. ~”What, then, shall we say in response to these things? if God is for us, who can be against us?”~Romans 8:31~
I am going through a season of DEEP and INNER healing…..from past hurts, physical setbacks, relationship losses, and defeats that have hindered me from being able to experience all of God fully. God wants me, His precious and beloved daughter, to love and trust Him with all of me. Because God is for me, He wants me to understand and to know that He is always for me. God has always been for me. Period.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”~Exodus 14:14~
I LOVE to serve others and travel the world. But God wants me to serve Him first: here, in Georgia, before going anywhere else in the world. I love all of my members on the Lebanon Team who are serving this year and my heart goes out to each of them for going to serve the Lord in Lebanon. In fact, it brings me great joy that God gave me the opportunity to share my heart with each of them before they departed for Lebanon last Sunday: through prayer. ~”And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”~Hebrews 13:16~
Yes, God has taught me MANY things this season. God taught me who He is so that I can claim who He is as the God of my heart. I won His heart. He has won my heart. Therefore, I share Him and my heart with others. ~”Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.”~1 Timothy 6:18~
You may not know and don’t have to know everything that I am going through right now, but God has me. That is for sure. Safe, and secure in the palm of His hand. I PROMISE to write a blog post on what has been happening later. NOT now, but later, so that YOU can have the opportunity to hear of the testimony of how God brought me through this trial. For now, I am taking every thought captive to the Lord and put that devil who has tormented me under my feet, in Jesus’ name. ~”We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.”~2 Corinthians 10:5-6~
I know that God is sovereign. He loves me and fights for me. He will never let me down. He has not let me down yet. And He never will let me down. Praise God that I can count on Him for ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. ~”Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”~Proverbs 3:5-6~
Please continue to pray for me beloved to remain strong in the Lord as I fight the devil and take this thought captive to Him now. Thank you for reading this blog post. God bless. 🙂