February 21, 2018

Victory Is Ours!

I started the day early in conversation with the Lord. He delighted me with another amazing sunrise and I imagined heaven’s throne beyond those clouds.  I had my quiet time after breakfast and was refreshed by what I read in His Word.  I closed my eyes and prayed and declared my journey is with Him today, and that I know He is always with me.

And then, as I moved forward into my day, a bombardment of destructive and discouraging thoughts were suddenly and furiously flying at me like darts towards a dart board, and I was the target.

When I examined what was going on, I recognized what happened. Our enemy the devil was once again trying to attack me, and if I gave an inch, he would take more than a mile in his vengeance to destroy.

Not so fast, not so fast
The enemy isn’t getting away with this
I have been here before
This journey comes with battles like this

I claim my ground
I am a conqueror as God has declared
He fights for me
I resist the enemy
Submit to Holy God
And Victory is mine!
Victory is ours!

I traced the sequential events that happened here and I see a familiar pattern emerge. The attack came. But, I was ready to fight the battle - because I put Him on early this morning. Being equipped made all the difference.
We can fight this battle and we can have victory!
God has equipped us to be more than conquerors!
Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.