Give Me What I Need

Give me neither poverty nor riches – Feed me with the food allotted to me; lest I be full and deny You, and say, “Who is the Lord?” Or lest I be poor and steal, and profane the name of my God.  Proverbs 30:8b,9

God keep me from the dangers posed by the extremes of wealth yet keep me from poverty so that I’m not tempted to be as the sluggard.  Keep my heart fixed on your righteousness.

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Stand!

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During ancient biblical times soldiers would arm and gird themselves with the necessary weapons to become victorious in battle.  Although the weapons  that we use are not carnal, there is yet a compelling need to gear up and be prepared to do spiritual battle each day.  Our enemy takes no vacations!  He seeks daily to devour.  Paul wrote to the church in Ephesus, reminding them of the necessity to put on their full “battle gear” and take a “stand” against the enemy.   He further encouraged them to prayerfully gird up with truth – pull in any loose ends of hypocrisy with the  belt of truth,  put on the breastplate of righteousness to protect the heart, put on their shoes of peace proclaiming the good news, take up their shield of faith continually trusting God, protecting them from Satan’s fiery darts, put on the helmet of salvation, protecting their head their mind from doubt and damaging thoughts, the sword of the Spirit –  the Word of God that’s more powerful than any weapon of the enemy, used offensively and defensively to fend off attacks.   Then finally, the Apostle Paul said to the church at Ephesus and to us today… first and far most, “Stand”… don’t drop your weapons and run! Don’t surrender, don’t worry, don’t fear…. Take a firm position against this enemy!  Be encouraged and “Stand” in Victory!

ARE YOU READY…

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LET’S GO… back into the enemy’s camp and take back everything he stole from us!

Take back your Joy, Take back your peace, Take back your prayer time, Take back your time of fasting, Take back your family,  Your finances, Your job, Take back your liberty!

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~and without fail recover all  (I Sam. 30:8b)

Lighten Up!

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Do you critique every little thing you do… I should have done more, I should have done less or I really messed that up…. The pressure of perfection keeps playing over and over in your mind….  It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut of self-judgement… so whatever you do, do it with the right motives and give it your all.  Then take it easy on yourself, lighten up, give yourself a break and know that God is merciful and He renews his compassion toward us daily!

Through the Lord”s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.  Lamentations 3:22,23