I can not believe it has been almost a month since my last post. When I look back over these days, I cringe. Then I rejoice. But as it has just been pointed out to me…..I will cringe NO MORE! That is what satan wants us to do and I will not give him one centimeter in my mind. This entire month has been a roller coaster. With every blessing, I would be hit with an attack from satan. But I refuse to give up. I put on the Armor of God every morning and fight the good fight. Some days I win, some days I don’t. But I praise the Lord with every tribulation that is sent my way. With every battle, I learn something new about the grace of our Lord and Savior. Without adversities, you can not receive nor enjoy the blessings.

One of the biggest battles that I was led to enter had to do with the joining in battle with the Lord to snatch a friend back from the brink of hell. I know that sounds rather exaggerated but believe me. It is not. Sometimes it is the simple things that trip us up. We think that we are helping a friend when in reality we are succumbing to what I will call “The Savior Complex”. Some times a hand up turns into a handout and that does not help anyone. We need to teach the ones in need to “fish” rather than going to the market and buying a fish for them to eat. Give them the skills that they need to succeed, do not enable them to fail.

As soon as this battle was won, satan struck. I ended up in the emergency room 2 times in a week and a half. At the last visit, I ran into a nurse that I had ministered and witnessed to previously and he was so glad that I came back in. Not because I was ill but because he had run out of my cards for this blog that I hand out to people whom God leads me to. We prayed together and I gave him a whole stack of my cards for him to hand out. I went home and the next day a friend that was visiting with me and I had decided to have a “Girls Day Out”. We made plans for lunch and other fun stuff and then I noticed that my right foot was swelling rather badly. As I had just started a new medication I went back and read the side effects section and it said that if that happened to contact my Dr. immediately. So I did. He instructed me to go to the ER ASAP. To tell them to run a blood test and find out what my sodium level was. Well, this was a new one on me. As it turned out, your sodium level is supposed to be 135 and mine was 123. At 120 you go into seizures. WOW. So into the hospital, I go. This visit was not the AHA moment that the last one was. In fact, it felt a lot like hell on earth. But even with all of that I still was given 3 opportunities to witness and minister to the staff.

Three days ago I was stricken with a headache that put me in bed for 2 days. It hurt to breathe. I prayed like I had not prayed in a while. I reached out to several of my prayer warriors for assistance. Yesterday afternoon, I came online for a few minutes (the bright lights of a computer monitor are like daggers in your eyes with one of those headaches).

I saw a post that was Praising my Pastor for his sermon on that Sunday. Well, guess what? The sermon was on “Spiritual Warfare”. I just KNEW at that moment that was exactly why I was not able to attend service on Sunday. But that won’t happen again! I will not be deterred from the path that the Lord has laid before me. This is the same thing that my Bible study class was studying last Thursday and I almost did not make that one but pushed through the trial and went anyway.

I write these words today to let you know… Our Lord and Savior has won this war but it is our duty to clear the path for the ones that come behind. By pushing through the battles and voicing our triumphs we lead the new Christians to the greatest love that they will ever experience! The Love of our Lord and Savior and Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bernice Shaver
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:57:28



  2. Joyce Gerald
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 18:05:58

    It is what it is.. and he will use everything he can find to derail us!
    BUT WE WIN anyhow!!


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