The morning has come and another day will begin. Every time I open my eyes, I wonder what new things I will learn, where will I find my hope and who will God lead me to today. I find comfort in a new day, for with each day there are great challenges, especially when we are following Christ. So if you woke up today and life wasn't so good yesterday, find a Scripture that reminds you how much you are loved.
I can't say this enough to myself or to all of you. We are in a Spiritual battle and Christ is calling us to believe, to have faith, and to love those He surrounds us with. Women are fighting for their lives. This is a greater battle than breast cancer, raising their families or saving their marriages. It all goes together. One is part of the other. Why? Because Satan has come to destroy the foundation of creation. We were meant to be a part of the great commission and yet, we lost something that day in the garden. We lost our innocence and we lost the ability to really walk with God.
It was rectified with the death of Christ, through the Holy Spirit. We don't have to sacrifice animals anymore and we don't have to confess our sins to anyone but Christ. But the tone has been set and the charge is before us. We must make a commitment to stand on faith, even when the road is long.
I know what it's like to be on a road that never ends. Every morning I wake up, I have to ask for protection. The ability to follow Christ comes from obedience. Because you might never feel the Holy Spirit again as much as you did when you were saved. As we grow in our maturity with Him; He expects us to walk on faith and not sight.
That's a little hard to do when we all know feelings are the fabric of our lives. How do women take their feelings and push them aside for truth? I can honestly say, I have to capture every thought and give it to Jesus. I have to stand on the test of time, in the events that He changed, on the power He has on my life and believe that He can move mountains, even when the stakes are high.
If I don't believe and I only rely on my feelings, where will I be? I can tell you, lost in the wilderness. We need to believe we are loved, no matter how hard the trial is. We must stand on faith for one another that Christ is with us and that He loves us. If He loves a sparrow, we are loved. If He loves the orphan, we are loved. If He loves a sinner, we are loved!
Don't let the schemer that roams the earth fill you with doubt. Before You get out of bed, make sure You are thinking and praising our Lord! We need Him to fight Satan and to help lift us up and protect us from the arrows by night. We are human but we must not go by our feelings alone. Stand up and walk, even when the road seems lost. We are not lost; our lives are just beginning. If you're going through a trial, stand on faith that God will use that trial to bring millions to Him. The workers are few but He's calling us ladies to believe and feel His love!
We were made for this moment. Let's pick up the cross and remember it! I can't say this enough. Who would lay down their lives for the lost? Ask yourself that question. Although it scares me to death, I want too. I want to be part of His army. I want to speak to women in all nations. I want women to have the faith to stand up and to guide the future generations. I want us to know the power of the Bible. And finally, I want us to believe that we are loved!!!!
Life is full of trials and tribulations. Take time to identify if you're walking by feelings or faith. And if the journey is long, remember the people that have gone before us, David didn't have the easiest time and yet, praise was on His lips. Praise Him even when you don't feel it. Ask Him for protection when the darkness is too dark, and with every thing you have, pray. How do I know? Because I am praying for me and you. Just like you, I have and will be attacked again. I just don't want to be wandering in a desert for 40 years. I want to be part of a generation that hears the call and walks by faith. I'm not fully there yet. But, I have hope that Jesus will get me there.
Go out this morning with praise on your lips. The Son of God rose again for You. We have victory through the death of our Lord. Believe you are loved and help someone else see the glory of God!
Psalm 63 NIV:
O God, You are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and Your glory.
Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.
I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.
My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise You.
On my bed I remember You;
I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because You are my help, I sing in the shadow of Your wings.
My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
They who seek my life will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
They will be given over to the sword and become food for jackals.
But the king will rejoice in God; all who swear by God's name will praise Him, while the mouths of liars will be silenced.
My prayer today:
I love that every day is a new day. I wake up and think, Glory, Glory to the Highest and even if I can't feel You, I know You are there. By night and then morning, the arrows are deep, so please protect Your chosen so that they can help the lost. The path is not easy, it's full of stones, rocks, boulders, and mountains and yet, I know You are near. Give us the strength to pray through our trials and to band together for one another. Help women all over the world see the truth in Jesus and give us the strength and the courage to fight in this great battle. We come before You women of faith, asking to be molded into Your image. Please provide our daily bread Lord. We ask for the manna of life! Surround us with Your Holy angels and keep the dark from our site. Bring women to us Lord, Your women. And at the end of every day, help us remember that You are love. Our feelings are nothing, our faith in You is everything! By the power of the cross, I ask that You would bring more women into the fold to fight the good fight and to persevere through evil. Help us to help the next generation of women believe that You are king! Thank you for today and thank you for this morning. We worship and praise our Holy Father, In Jesus name. AMEN