Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Monday, January 9, 2012


It is a rainy day around here!

But, you won't find me complaining....I am happy to C it.



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I really had no idea that I could make a pot of soup (without using spices) that could taste so good!

Veggie Soup....It's whats for dinner!  I used sea salt, but no other spices.

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I really cannot believe it!  What you ask?  Today, is the very first day of my Fast and already (within just one hour of waking up this morning) the enemy tried to attack me and make me weak....

Some people look at it like this....This situation was going to happen anyways....It had nothing to do with my commitment to fast.  However, I see this in a different light.   I think the enemy knows what we have need of, he knows the things that make us weak, and it is during the times that we are putting ourselves out there and making a stand, that the enemy steps up and tries to make us believe we can't do it.

And wouldn't you know it, that the very thing that I was praying about is the thing that the enemy tried to use today to make me WEAK! 

Let me ask you, have you ever wanted something so very bad?  Perhaps, you are like me and have been praying for a specific need for many,many years, only to find that the answer has not come yet.  I keep praying and believing that God is listening and that I must WAIT for God's timing.....

BUT......when I become serious and spend extra time in prayer for this particular need, I find that the enemy tries to swallow me up and keep me from believing God cares.  As in my case, sometimes to the point of being so gripped with fear to the point of tears.  Kinda like, I know that if I pray....something bad is going to happen.  If I forget  about the need, the prayer isn't answered, but at least I don't have to live in fear of another bad thing happening.....

Am I making sense to any of you?

Well....this is what I have to say to the enemy today.

"Get out of my way Satan!  I will not be defeated because, I know where my strength comes from.....It comes from the Lord and HE is all I need.....HE knows what is in my heart....HE knows the things that concern me....HE is the King of Kings.  HE is the great I AM....and through HIM, I will be victorious!!"


Hugs to you all....and thanks for letting me share!

Shug










7 comments:

Katharine said...

I will stand with you today. Satan is defeated. Whenever I am afraid, I try and stop and say out loud "All fear is of the enemy" Sometimes it is the truth that drives away the lie!
Your soup sounds sooo good, do you have a recipe for that?

camp and cottage living said...

Shug
I do agree with you. Satan has no problem with us when we go our merry way, but just decide you're going to disciple yourself for whatever reason and whamo!! he's there to attack. I suffered his attack all last week.
I pray for God's strength for you.
Kimberly

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Hope your fast is going well, so glad the soup is helping you along
mary x

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh, how I can relate to this! Sadly, i have stopped praying for a certain someone just because I am so fearful of the mighty work that is being done and I'm too afraid to see it to the end. Praying you are able to stay strong in your fast. It will definitely be a huge growth opportunity. Just think how much closer to the Lord you will get!!

laurie said...

wow you go girl!

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know you were doing a fast - but I'll be praying for you - YOU CAN DO IT! sandie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Good Luck with your fast... Can you take a blog post and explain what you can and cannot eat/drink???? I'd love to know more...

YES--that 'devil' loves to tempt us in so many ways... Just be STRONG... Pray hard.
Hugs,
Betsy

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