So You Have The Tools For Battle!!

So you have all the right tools for battle!

Following on the last article about faith, I asked myself why I let my fear, emotions and body dictate to me. Why must I be ruled by my fears and anxiety to a point where I had to question my faith, question my Creator? I allowed myself to be controlled by elements that shouldn’t have a say in my life! Lord forgive me!!

So I have the Word in me, I have God’s truths in me, I have the right tools for my healing but why did I fail to use them? How did I fail to use my battle weapons during my war with sickness? The only answer I can give is I allowed myself to be derailed. I failed to stand!

If you are like me, I would like to ask you to take some time and ask yourself why you are not using your weapons? Why are they gathering dust in storage? Take them out and use them!! Believe it or not, the enemy is well prepared for battle. Don’t give him the unnecessary advantage. Don’t allow him to take over! Take out your weapons and fight!!

Ephesians 6:11-18 KJV
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

I thank God for his mercies, they are new each morning. I thank God I am able to get up, dust myself off and start again!

Proverbs 24:16 KJV
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Staying In Faith

Staying Positive, Staying in the Word

For the last couple of months I haven’t been feeling well, it’s been one ailment after the other. I came from a place of great health, running everyday, to a place of being sick everyday. I have lost weight and am still fighting off sickness, happy to say the worst is over. Through all this my faith has been tested!

I have battled with my faith, battled to stay in the Word, battled to stay strong in the Word! I can truly say my faith was shaken. I prayed everyday but wasn’t seeing results. I was moving between good days and bad days. I was only happy at night when sleeping, happy to hang up the sickness for the night. During the day I battled to stay positive. It was a terrible rough patch for me! I realised that my faith only surfaced on good days but I abandoned it during bad days.

I read stories of Jesus healing people, telling them “your faith has made you well”, yet my faith wasn’t making me well. I almost lost my way, almost lost my faith in the one who created me. All I needed was a little bit more patience, a little bit more faith. I was tried and tested. I have won the battle and i maintained my faith.

No matter what you are going through, stay in faith. God will carry you through. He loves you and will never forsake you.

Mark 11:22 NLT

Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.