Have you ever experienced that ultimate victorious sensation during special revival meetings at church? After such an amazing time of worship, experience with God and just freedom, you think to yourself I am going to make it!
Well, our church had such a meeting this past weekend. It was a beautiful time of "Soul Care." Reflecting on past wounds and current rocky emotional states and the healing found in Jesus once these are confessed. It was such a time of deliverance for me. And knowing that "because He lives, all fear is gone."
Well, I came home from work on the very next day, Monday, still strong. However, after I saw the assignment and test schedule for Philip for this week, I panicked. I became frustrated with myself and with Philip. Then came Sara with her homework. I stared at the pile of dishes through teary eyes. I tried to think of the meals I had yet to prepare for the family tomorrow. And I just let myself back in the spiral of feeling overwhelmed, sad and frustrated. How can I make it this week?
Well, after the pity party, I shook it all off. How could I have let myself fall out like this? It had not even been 24 hours since the church meetings had ended. How could I have succumbed to the wiles and lies of the enemy. I didn't even fight!
I picked myself up off the ground and dusted myself off. I was not going to let the enemy distract me from what I knew about myself. I know who I am. I know what mighty power I have working in me. I know I am more than a conqueror in Christ, and I have victory because of Him. Though it is a hard road, I am never alone, and neither are you!
I thought about that old chorus we sang years ago, "We'll not be Defeated!" The words go like this:
We'll not be defeated
We'll not be defeated
We'll not be defeated anymore,
Since the Holy Ghost came in,
Gave us power over sin,
We'll not be defeated anymore!
Be encouraged, my friend. In the words of Andrew Wommack, "You've already got it!" I know the price has been paid for our healing, our prosperity, our joy and our blessing. As is in Ephesians chapter one, I praise God who has blessed us with every heavenly blessing. It has been given, and We WILL claim it!
God bless you!