Thursday, 5 September 2013

Today Reminder - 05 September 2013 (Day 4 - Victories)

A reminder for today
Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census of the people of Israel. (1 Chronicles 21:1)

It is Thursday and what a week it has been so far. How are you my dear friend and are you succeeding with your challenges or are you struggling with them?  When I read this verse I thought for a moment that it must be me. This week I have been burdened with a number of challenges and difficult choices. I feel that the enemy launched a huge attack to try and defeat me at every corner. I have had personal challenges, physical challenges and work challenges. Each taking its toll on my spiritual well-being that led to a point where I felt tired. Where are you in your battles? Are you winning or are you also at a point where you are beginning to feel the strain?

I realised yesterday that I am trying this on my own. I am not giving God His rightful place to defeat my worries so that I can stand in awe once again of His amazing love. My dear friend, the enemy will rise up against us each and every day. Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12) To rise up and be victorious we are still going to face many battles, but the great thing about that is, you are not alone. We are fighting this battle together and we will succeed every day. Come with me today on our journey of victories as we give it all to Jesus and live for His glory. I say “Come what may! Give me your best satan, because within me lives an almighty God. I will fear nothing!”

God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way. (Matthew 5:10-12)

“God expects you to have the mentality of a conqueror. See yourself as a victor in Christ Jesus, and go about life with a holy swagger!” – Pedro Okoro

Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus