Friday, February 1, 2013

Stay Out of the Shadows

I'll be honest; I've been in a battle lately and in the midst of it, I forgot that Jesus has already won the battle for me. It is my job to stand securely in His victory. He stands between me and my accuser.

Having said that, I still need to do the right thing. Jesus can fight for me all day long, but if I choose to commit a particular sin, He will not stop me. He created us to make our own choices and to walk in obedience out of love for Him and not requirement.

A friend of mine used to say that God would give her all the strength she needed not to drive into the Krispy Kreme parking lot, but He wasn't going to blow it up for her.

Does that make sense?

In light of that, no pun intended, I have chosen my next Memory Verse:

"This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.   If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.   But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:5-7)"
Though the enemy taunted me from the shadows, filled me with fear and made me question my ability to stay strong, Jesus reminds me that He's got this. All I need to do is stay out of the shadows.
I can do this, with Him.
If you find yourself in a battle, can I remind you that Jesus has already won it for you? Like it says in James, resist the devil and he will flee from you. So it is written, so shall it be. Amen

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