A Winter Series

A Winter Series

January 29, 2024

I Wonder, Woman, What Are You Made of?
A Winter Series, Day 3 of 8

Are You Equipped?

Satan wants to catch you off guard with any type of life-altering adversity. That could come in the form of a betrayal, loss of child/job, accident, medical diagnosis, etc. He wants you to be completely hopeless. But thank God, we have hope through Jesus Christ. In John 16:33 is says, ”I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]“
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You have to be battle ready at a moments notice. Just like a soldier in the Army prepares for battle, you have to prepare for spiritual battle. If you don’t, you will live a defeated life in this world feeling like God doesn’t love you. You’ve got to go through spiritual bootcamp and prepare! You must know who your adversary is and what weapons you have to overthrow him (Ephesians 6:11-18). Those weapons come from Jesus Christ! There is no greater weapon than the Word of God for it is a two-edged sword and His Word will not return void. I encourage you to speak the Word of God over your situation OUT LOUD! Satan can’t flee if he never hears the command! He’s not a mind reader. He must hear it, SO SPEAK IT!

Lastly, I want to remind you that God sees what we can’t and you may not get exactly what you want, when you want it. It’s not all about you. This is where our hope in Christ is exercised and becomes stronger. We have to KNOW that He will work everything out for our good and His perfect will for you life (Romans 8:28). Actually, I believe when we surrender our hopes and dreams to the Lord, He will work it out even better than you could have ever imagined. Hold on! Trust Him, for the best is yet to come!

Susan Bolinger - Bloom Ladies Ministry