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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday: Thankful That God Has Won The Victory

It's Thankful Thursday.  I had to sit and think about what I should write today. Not that there aren't many things to be thankful for, but what has the Lord been trying to teach me this week.  Friends, there's a battle being waged against me--against my family?--a spiritual battle.  How do I know?  Well, I see God at work in and through us--God's opened up opportunities for us to serve and disciple, and He's showing us our sin, and placing within a yearning for more obedience, more submission to His will--but I also am experiencing an unusual amount and kind of temptation or oppression.

All week my dreams have been disturbing.  On the internet, inappropriate photos came to my eyes in places where I wasn't expecting them, and our filter didn't prevent them.  I've been feeling it was difficult to do what was the norm for me (and tempted to throw off disciplined living), and it was an uphill fight to keep on keeping on, to think and do what I knew the Lord wanted all week. I did, but feeling a weight pushing against me.  I have been crying out to the Lord, and asking Him to bind and rebuke satan and his emissaries all week, in the Name and by the power that raised Jesus from the dead. 

So, how does this relate to Thankful Thursday, you ask? Well, I am so thankful that Jesus Christ has won the victory!! I am so grateful that the war has already been decided and I'm on the winning side!  These are satan's last ditch efforts at a losing battle.

There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
(1 Corinthians 10:13)

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 15:57)

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
(1 John 5:4)

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
(1 John 4:4)

I would be remiss if I didn't also say how thankful I am for you, dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, who pray for me.  Your prayers are powerful in taking down strongholds.  And your friendship is very precious to me. 

To participate and read other thankful thoughts, visit Lynn, at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. Thanks, Lynn, so much for hosting this month!
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Blogger Redeemed1 said...

"Well, I am so thankful that Jesus Christ has won the victory!!"

Oh me too!

I'll be praying for you, dear sister in Christ.


January 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thank you, Jessica. I know that Jesus Christ is all-sufficient, and I am relying on Him. He is doing a mighty work in us, for which I'm grateful. Satan cannot and will not win. But, I do appreciate the prayers of the saints, dear sister!

January 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Child of God said...

Hi Wendy,
I am thankful for your blog! Good honest post, love it.

God Bless,

January 27, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Child of God,
Thank you:) I want to live, and write, transparently--honestly--but I also walk a fine line, always trying to discern between what is truly edifying and what will be discouraging to the faith of others, or make you say "who really cares?" Reading your comment really encouraged me, because it made me feel that I had come down on the right side of that line. Your comments are SO encouraging; thanks so much.

January 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Sharon Kirby said...

Oh my, yes! I meet once a week with three of my dearest friends. We also have been individually, and together, stepping out more boldly for the Lord. You would NOT believe the "fiery arrows" that have been coming our way lately (actually it sounds like you DO get it!!). The attacks are more frequent, and they are more aggressive.

Continued prayer for all of us - we DO NOT fight alone. God has already won the victory, and will give us the strength to claim the territory that He has already conquered for us.

Amen??? AMEN!

GOD BLESS, Wendy - keep fighting the good fight!

January 29, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Thanks, Sharon! Actually, the attacks have intensified, and I could use some prayer--feeling pretty discouraged. Can't go into detail, but please pray. Thanks.
I'm standing on the promises of God.
Putting on my armor as I speak. Blessings,

January 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM  

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