Could I share with you all the thoughts that run through my mind? Would you hear me and know me better if you could see the murder, the depravity that wells up inside of me on a daily basis. I think not. I lead worship and pray with men. I am overcome by God’s presence and His power in my life. I talk with Him, hear His voice, walk with Him through my days. But still fail and struggle and wrestle and whine and pout and ….
Satan whispers in my ear, shouts to my heart, “You are a loser. You will never matter. Your life does not and will not make a difference to anyone. When you die, you will simply disappear and no one will mourn your passing or notice your absence.” He goes on for a while and I’ll not bore you with all that he says. But understand, it is a lie.
Does he say things like this to you? Does his voice of condemnation crush you with its lying truths? Do you see in yourself the hopelessness of your life and know that you have failed.
Good. We all need to be humbled from time to time.
Now, stand up. Put on your armor. Lift up your sword. Shout out this battle cry.
“I AM A SAINT!!!”
“GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD”
We are His children, a royal priesthood, a holy nation. We are not condemned for our sins were paid for on the cross of Jesus Christ. We stand covered by His blood, washed clean, filled with the Holy Spirit. Warriors of the cross that live victorious who overcome the evil one by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. This is truth. This is the reality that cannot be removed or shaken by anything other than our unwillingness to believe it.
I AM A SAINT
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When I taught the kids about the armor of God recently, our battle cry was, “For Christ and Christ alone”. They would shout that at different times. Once we ran down the aisle of the church shouting it. I had read and then posted what the military said about the battle cry.
Recently I was talking with one of my kids about the voices that go on in the head–the enemy and his allies who scream, at times, the awful lies that Satan wants you to believe. As I work with some of my older kids, I encourage them over and over to read their Bibles–to make it personal. Only as we read God’s Word can we learn what HIS voice sounds like. The enemy’s voice is so loud at times that we have to learn to discipline our ears to hear our Savior’s voice. I say the ‘we’ through all this because it is something I have had to learn and practice first, before I can teach it to my kids. Each week we are silent for a minute or two just listening for Jesus’ voice, because I believe we have to train ourselves for those quiet times with Jesus. There is soooooooo much that goes on in our world and all of it wants to take us away from that needed quiet time of listening for HIS voice. I am learning, once again, the real need for this, as ‘responsibilities’ of life and even ministry seek to overwhelm me.
Thanks for this great reminder!!
I can so see the kids running down the aisles of the church. that would be so cool. Thank you for the encouragement.
…who overcome the evil one…by their testimony…
Really like that as I believe a testimony carries a lot of power for the giver & receiver. I find it hard to feel like a saint or part of the priesthood. But I am trying to slow down & run less circles. Thanks for your blog.
I do not often feel like a saint either. Satan constantly, consistently condemns me, I condemn myself. But God sees me differently.
Good to hear from you again.