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Zechariah 10:12 – I will strengthen them in the Lord
and in his name they will live securely,”
declares the Lord.

stand11In whose strength? There are some days when I can hardly stand from the weight of the waves of uncertainty that crash over me and hold me under the water.

We all have preconceived notions of what life is supposed to look like. We have it all figured out and our destiny is a man made version of reality that we have thought of ourselves. But our destiny looks nothing like we think it should. So, jealousy rears its ugly head and we become envious of others who are passing us by on boats as we barely tread water.

sometimes-god-calms-the-stormSometimes we think the beaching and crashing and destruction of our ship means that we failed. But in reality, it means that we have arrived at our destination. Though none go with me, I will follow…

Sometimes we need to be stranded on an island alone in order to see and hear clearly what God has for us. Do not drown in shallow water! STAND UP!

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To further your reading, consider this from:

stand7Ephesians 6:10-17 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

It says FULL armor, not a piece, not just one thing, but ALL of it. As Susan says all the time, “What’s in ALL? Everything! What’s left out of ALL? Nothing!” The only way I can stand up against this terrible enemy that wants me dead is to stand my ground, armed and ready for battle. I must depend on God’s strength and use every single piece He has given me. These enemies will try everything to turn me away from Jesus and back to sin. But God will not allow that to happen. Especially if I do my part and hit the floor ready for the onslaught. I will stand FIRM in truth, righteousness, readiness, peace, faith, and salvation!! The belt of Truth will combat the lies. The breastplate of Righteousness will guard my heart since everything flows from it. My feet will be ready, not to run, but to STAND firm in what I believe! The shield of Faith will protect me from the flaming arrows that are being shot at me with all my past mistakes and my insecurities. Faith is believing in things unseen and I do believe! The helmet of salvation will protect my mind from the inner voice that plagues me. I have been saved through Christ Jesus. That is TRUTH. And I pray everyday that the word of God is a sword coming from my mouth! I pray that He uses me in a way that I can speak to others clearly and without confusion as to the saving power of Jesus Christ.

Related Scriptures: Micah 4:5; Romans 13:12; Galatians 5:1

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