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And no, I am not talking about the lines for Black Friday shopping. That is one battle I’m choosing not to fight this year – LOL!
However, if you’re breathing …. sooner or later you will experience a battle for your very soul. The enemy in this battle will try to rob you of your joy, peace, and maybe even your sanity. But the good news is: You don’t have to go into that battle unarmed. And when you put on the whole armor of God, not only will you survive what you never thought you could – you will also conquer and become a glorious story of grace.
So, I would encourage you…. If you feel like you’re in a battle line today, do not be passive. Instead, actively engage in worshipping God – not only praising Him, but also declaring words of truth over yourself, your heart, and your situation. This quote from Holley Gerth says it well: “Worship is an act of War against the enemy of our hearts.”
Instead of self-protecting, rest your heart under God’s protection.
A friend just shared the beautiful truths of Psalm 121:7-8 on Facebook, so I just had to “pass it on!”
These verses also make be think of this awesome worship song by Planetshakers:
Grace, glorious grace, grace, glorious grace
At the cross, You called it finished
Grace, merciful grace, grace, merciful grace
At the cross all of my sin is
Covered, covered, covered by your grace, oh
Covered, covered, covered by your grace
Grace, beautiful grace, grace, beautiful grace
At the cross love everlasting
Grace, powerful grace, grace, powerful grace
At the cross all of my past is
No matter what I’ve done, no matter where I’ve been
No matter how I fall, You pick me up again
You have removed my shame, You take me as I am
You called me justified, now I am covered by your grace