Thursday, August 23, 2012

Life Changing Battle

I have made it no secret that I have felt like I was wandering in the wilderness over the last several months.  I have struggled with feeling so distant from God at times, and I have beat myself up over it.  I have so much to be thankful for, and I should be in a season of joy, not defeat.

Two weeks ago, my Uncle Ron came into the office telling us of a book that his son had read.  He said it changed his life.  He got the book on audio and checked it out himself, and gave it great reviews.

During my most recent trip to the Christian bookstore, I picked up the DVD version.  It has changed my life!!!  I, for the life of me, couldn’t figure out why I struggled with the things I did.  But this really opened my eyes to the strongholds that Satan had on me. 

I have been in a season in my life where it seems every past hurt that has ever been in my life has been relived over and over in my mind.  From losing Faith, friendships, our marital struggles, Satan was using every last one to defeat me in my mind. 

2 Corinthians 10:3-6

King James Version (KJV)

3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

The battles that were raging were not with the people that I love, but of Satan who wants to destroy.  He made me believe that everyone and everything was against me.  That is NOT what God’s word tells me. 

I am going to encourage you to check this out!  The DVD is 4 sessions that are about an hour long.  Joyce Meyer is a wonderful speaker, and the Lord has used this to make a tremendous difference in my life, just over the last week.  I am so thankful that Uncle Ron shared it with me, so I didn’t want to hold out on you! 

1 comment:

Mallory Davis said...

Love this book! We studied it in our Young Adult group at church a couple years ago. You've inspired me to pull it from the bookshelf and read it again since I've definitely been feeling Satan's strongholds more and more lately. I'm glad you are enjoying it and it is helping!!