Y’all, I’m so happy right now! God is so AWESOME!!! I have a terrible cold and I was just leaping for joy!
The love and mercy of Jesus is so beyond words. He loves his children more than we can know! I’ve been through one of a few dark seasons in my life, battling some tough things spiritually, and today it was like something just snapped and was lifted. Praise the Lord! He is so incredible and so good to us!
I just want to praise him a little and leave a note here for anyone who might be going through a difficult time dealing with sin or some other spiritual affliction.
When we become too worried over knowledge, become prideful, or do not listen to the Spirit Jesus gives us, Satan comes along to resist us. Boy, does he resist us. This can be very difficult, and depending on our individual circumstance, very confusing also.
For those who are of this world and not of Jesus Christ, they are given over to the things their hearts desire and they become destroyed by those things.
Here’s the awesome part:
With Jesus in our heart, our heart’s desire is transformed towards the things of God first — and therefore Satan has no power over us!!
For a Christian, the resistance of Satan is a good thing. Like Job, we should drink up the chastisement of God like water. It is good for us, it grows us, and it is meant as part of God’s plan to raise us up as sons of God. I understand, this idea that Satan is ultimately good for Christians can be hard to get. Sounds totally counter-intuitive and when taken at face value, maybe even blasphemous. Please bear with me; I will get into this more in my article “The First Accuser.”
As Christians, repentance is good, but we do not worry over our sin to the point of despair and give way to the Accuser. We are not those who draw back at the chastisement of God “unto perdition.”
All things we go through are meant for our growth and God’s glory!!!
Funny little side note: My laptop (if yours is the same you know what I refer to) shows a new theme regularly. When I open it, a picture and a statement or question pops up. Just now, when I opened it to write this, it said: “A whole new you.” Ha! A new me for His glory — and a new you for His glory too! That’s what it’s all about!