Sometimes It’s Good to “Go Around In Circles”

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“Purity leads us to fervent prayer & fervent prayer leads us to purity.” – @PriscillaShirer #SomeCyclesAreGood #GetCaughtUpInHIM

(BTW…. In my humble opinion, the book Fervent is a “must read” for every woman)

The Enemy’s been DEFEATED: It Bears Repeating!!!

So, this is a slightly older praise song.  But some things – like the fact that the enemy of our souls has already been defeated – bear repeating!

Plus, I really like the arrangement and the video intro….  (“Shout Unto God” – Hillsong United, recordes LIVE in India)

Feel like you’re in a Spiritual War Zone?

Well, that’s because… you are in a spiritual war zone!  It is a fight.  But when we’re in Christ, we fight from a place of victory because THE BATTLE IS ALREADY WON!

To end my letter I tell you, be strong in the Lord and in his great power.  Wear the full armor of God. Wear God’s armor so that you can fight against the devil’s clever tricks.  Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places. That is why you need to get God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.

 So stand strong with the belt of truth tied around your waist, and on your chest wear the protection of right living.   On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong.   And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows that come from the Evil One.  Accept God’s salvation as your helmet. And take the sword of the Spirit—that sword is the teaching of God.  Pray in the Spirit at all times. Pray with all kinds of prayers, and ask for everything you need. To do this you must always be ready. Never give up. Always pray for all of God’s people.

  – Ephesians 6:10-18  ERV

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When You’re in the Battle Line…

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.”
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