Posted by: heisourstrongtower | August 21, 2012

Jesus Calling – August 22nd

Jesus Calling for Kids – August 22nd
Shout it Out Loud

The devil is like a playground bully. He likes to push around those who are feeling weak. He will shove you with a lie, telling you that you’re not good enough. He’ll attack you with your secret fears, and kick you when you’re down.

When you start to feel lonely or afraid or worthless, call out My Name. Tell Me you trust Me. Speak out loud, if you are in a place where you can do that. If not even a whisper will do. The devil will know that you are not alone – that I am by your side, fighting for you. And then, like the cowardly bully that he is, he will run away.

Chase him away with songs and prayers of praise. Strengthen yourself with My promises – I am always with you; you can do all things with My help; you are My own special creation. Stay close to Me, because the devil will be back – and together we will chase him away again. 

James 4:7 –  So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Romans 8:1-2 – So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

Isaiah 12:2 – See, God has come to save me.  I will trust in him and not be afraid.  The Lord God is my strength and my song;  he has given me victory.”

Jesus Calling – August 22nd

TRUST ME, and don’t be afraid. I want you to view trials as exercises designed to develop your trust-muscles. You live in the midst of fierce spiritual battles, and fear is one of Satan’s favorite weapons. When you start to feel afraid, affirm your trust in Me. Speak out loud, if circumstances permit. Resist the devil in My Name, and he will slink away from you. Refresh yourself in My holy Presence. Speak or sing praises to Me, and My Face will shine radiantly upon you.

Remember that there is no condemnation for those who belong to Me. You have been judged NOT GUILTY for all eternity. Trust Me, and don’t be afraid; for I am your Strength, Song, and Salvation.

My Reflections:
The only condemnation there is for those who belong to God is the condemnation within our own minds. That is the first thought that popped into my mind when I read these devotions and isn’t that the truth????

I need to fill my mind with verses, songs, my blessings and prayers…that should help crowd out the sound of the voice in my head. Instead of letting Satan bully me around and speak lies to me, I need to bully myself around and speak God’s truth OUT-LOUD!

I want to share a  prayer I wrote in my journal the other night during our church service and I think it is in God’s perfect timing that I have not shared it sooner. It just seems that these devotions are perfect for this prayer.

I am not going to let the enemy take any ground in my mind, in my life, in my husband, in my marriage, in my home, in my children, in my children’s children or any future generations of my family. All things in my life have been put under the authority of God the Father; God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God’s favor is upon my life and He has given me this same authority and the power to back up that authority. I will stand firm upon these promises from my Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ. Amen


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