Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Can you STAND to be BLESSED?

No one wants to be uncomfortable, stressed or go through any type of suffering. This thing that we call flesh doesn't want to suffer anything. 1Peter4: 1 So then, since Christ suffered physical pain, you must arm yourselves with the same attitude he had, and be ready to suffer, too.

Can God TRUST you with TROUBLE?

Job1: 6 One day the members of the heavenly court[a] came to present themselves before the Lord, and the Accuser, Satan,[b] came with them. 7 "Where have you come from?" the Lord asked Satan. Satan answered the Lord, "I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that's going on."

8 Then the Lord asked Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job?
9 Satan replied to the Lord, "Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God. 10 You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does.11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!"

12 "All right, you may test him," the Lord said to Satan.
(New Living Translation)

The enemy is roaming the earth seeking whom he may devour. The enemy's assignment is to destroy what God honors.

Can God TRUST you with TROUBLE?

When "For Worse" seasons come... your husband continues to cheat on you, your wife uses cocaine, you are so sick and tired of the name calling, constant lies, your husband doesn't appreciate you, your wife won't have sex with you---

Who can STAND to be BLESSED?

We all want to be BLESSED. We even sing the favorite well known song during offering: "We're Blessed in the city, we're blessed in the field, we're blessed when we come and when we go-o-o..."

We want blessings from the Lord, but don't want to be TESTED.

Job lost all he had. His Position. His Family. His Health.

Can God TRUST YOU to STAND...when it hurts, when you are disappointed, in death, being ridiculed, constant lies, frustration, pain, financial burdens...

1 peter 4: 12 Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.

2 Tim 2:12 If we endure hardship, we will reign with him.

1 Peter 3:14 But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't worry or be afraid of their threats. 15 Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life.19 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you.

The enemy is the author of CONFUSION but, I'M SO GLAD GOD HAS THE FINAL SAY.

Romans 8:18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.

If we were to lead our lives on what we have felt...what we are feeling...what we have seen...what we are seeing with our natural eyes...we would be---LOST!!!

We must not trust in what we see, but what we don't see. We must walk by faith and not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

Allow the situation or situation(s) you're facing build your faith.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Happiness is based on happenings. Happiness must be an internal thing not external. Don't base your happiness on people, because Man will fail us every time. We can only be accountable for our actions.

Psalm 55:22 (New Living Translation)
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you.

Isaiah 54:17 (King James Version)
No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;

Psalm 37:4 (King James Version)
Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Ephesians 6:11 (King James Version)
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to STAND against the wiles of the enemy.

God is faithful. We must PUSH..."P" pray and praise "U" ntil " S" omething "H" appens.

STAND until your Blessing is Fully Come.

Written by Stephanie Hamilton Brown-Remembering our Vows to Pray and Stay 8-24-10

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

So you know, Throwing in the towel is no longer an option!!!

Last night the enemy was trying to distract me with the circumstances and issues that my husband and I are facing. It's like this "Challenge" just brings out the worst of things my way. I thank God for the power of the Holyghost!

When we continue to listen to all the lies that the enemy tries to speak to penetrate our hearts and mind with doubt and fear, we allow the enemy to have the victory. We must tell the enemy to SHUT-UP and where to GO!

The only thing the enemy can do is lie, do not entertain another one of his lies. There is power in the name of Jesus. Plead the blood of Jesus and rebuke every demonic spirit out of your house.

The enemy wants to:
STEAL-to take (the property of another or others) without permission or right, esp. secretly or by force.
KILL-to deprive of life in any manner; cause the death of; slay.
DESTROY-to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate.

The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy MARRIAGES.
We must be aware and understand that the enemy's assignment is to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy's position of responsibility is to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy's post of duty is to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy's like is to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy's task is to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy's interest is to steal, kill and destroy.
The enemy's obligation is to steal, kill and destroy.

We must cover our spouses. Cover for protection, Cover for concealment, Cover for warmth, Cover to shelter, Cover to protect, Cover to serve as a defense for.

In the Bible, I Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband.

Change the way you look at the circumstances and the issues you are facing in your marriage as opportunities for God to work in your life. God created us for His purpose to be fulfilled. God knowing ALL...If you got it, you have been equipped to handle it. Remembering the vows we vowed to our spouse and to God-- For better or For worse. The "for worse" seasons are going to come and they can be very uncomfortable.

"I Will" For Better or For not good in any manner or degree..(for worse)
"I Will" For Better or For causing or characterized by discomfort, inconvenience, uneasiness, or annoyance; disagreeable; unpleasant...(for worse)

It's Day 10 of the Challenge.

So you know, Throwing in the towel is no longer an option!!!

Written by Stephanie Hamilton Brown 8-10-10