Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Testimony Tuesday: Under Attack

Okay so the good news is God gave me the victory over the attitude problem.  Praise the Lord!  The bad news is that Satan immediately blind-sided me by attacking me in another area.  The truth is Satan has been attacking full force for a few months.  He will attack one area and I will pray and God will give the victory and then Satan goes for somewhere else.  Lately I have felt a little weary just because it has not let up. On my good days I KNOW that this means that I am on the right path and that God is going to use me for something great.  I am able to speak scripture to combat Satan's lies, resist temptations, and act in ways that are pleasing to the Lord.  On my bad days Satan wears me down and sometimes I get down and just sit and cry for a moment until the Lord can whisper scripture in my ear or bring something to mind that snaps me out of it and gives me enough strength to keep fighting.  Praise the Lord that He is always willing to do this when I need it.  Praise the Lord for when I am weak He becomes my strength! 

Usually when I am feeling weary and Satan has worn me down, I find that it has happened because Satan has been able to distract me.  This week what God has really been telling me is to focus on Him.  Keep my eyes on Him and set my heart on Him.  Use Him as my filter.  Not the world, not other people, not things, not situations.  HIM.  If I can keep in my focus that He is God (the one, the only, the true, never changing God) and I am here to serve Him then I won't get sidetracked by all of the other garbage and distractions that Satan throws at me.  For example, if I do something for somebody else with the purpose of pleasing God then it doesn't matter how they react or what they do in return.  My goal will not be to get recognition or reward from them anyway, it will be to do something because I know it pleases my Heavenly Father. So, dear friends, pray that I am able to do that please and I will pray it for you.  (:


Anonymous said...

My word, I could have written this post myself. I prayed today that demons of darkness would be bound because it is coming against me from many directions.

I believe the devil has decided to up the ante because things at work for my husband have blown up. In one day he had three of his staff come to him with terrible personal news which affects them being gone and he is making up the slack, business is down, employees are making costly mistakes, and it goes on and on.

The past two weeks you can see the physical stress on him to the point where I am deeply concerned. It seems lately that prayers for my husbands salvation bring out the worse for him and by him.

I got in the shower tonight and cried out to God to please bring relief. If there is anything in my life preventing my prayers from being answered, please show me.

I have asked people to pray a hedge of protection around us because I believe there is a spiritual battle being waged right now for my husband's soul.

I have spent hours in the word and prayer the past days and I too need to see the hand of God move.

Like you said we must be doing something right. So we wait on God to deliver and I stand on the word that says the battle belongs to the Lord.

Lilly, Reid, Matt, and Sara said...

I have been praying for you and your husband since I read this comment. I will continue too and know that your story will be a powerful testimony one day!!