The fight wears us out! The ongoing spiritual warfare we face can be downright exhausting. We are in need of revival…
Sister, take some time to get revived so that you can continue to endure the fight ahead! In the Lord, we become prepared to press on. In His strength, we can stand armored up against the fiery darts of the enemy. In Christ alone, we are revived! We must engage in warfare from a well-rested place.
This month’s “From Worn to Well” podcast focuses on becoming revived, you can check it out here: We Need A Revival! While my podcast partner had to be away this month, the message still had to go forth!
A.C.T now to get revived and get back in the fight, victory awaits!
The fiery darts of the enemy are very subtle. The darts, while ablaze, have the tendency to sneak up when we aren’t paying attention. The darts can be shot from the ones that we least expect. The darts can look similar to what we’ve seen before, but their source is much more dangerous, much more brutal, and downright deadly.
This is why, sisters, we must maintain our shield of faith at all times! The enemy exists to steal, kill, and destroy. If he gets our faith, he gets the foundation on which we stand.
The Word of God is living, breathing and active-however, if we fail to believe the Lord, we will find the Word being of no effect in our lives. Oh the Word goes forth and fulfills it’s intended purpose but we will fail to see the hand of God if we are punctured by the fiery darts that comes our way.
Our faith must stand at all times!
Shields up, women of God! We must block the darts of the enemy by standing and believing the Word of God!
The dart of insecurity, the dart of comparison, the dart of low self esteem, the dart of envy may come your way but your faith will destroy the darts before they reach you! Your faith in the Lord, your God, is much more powerful than the demonic tactics of the enemy. Your shield of faith is stronger than anything that comes your way!
We block those darts with our faith, with the promises of God, with fasting, with prayer, and with our love for the Father! Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection gave us access to this amazing tool of warfare. We will not fail with the Lord’s armor!
Sister, your adversary may be lurking, seeking who he may devour but with our shield of faith and the Lord on our side-WE WIN!
‘Tis the season, right? This season is usually full of shopping, family, cleaning, and yummy food-rarely does rest come into the equation. Even though many job places are intentional about giving employees time off, school shuts down, and many operations cease during this time-rest is rarely on the agenda.
Mighty warrior, the rest of the world may be hustling and bustling during this time but we cannot afford to do so. Everything we do, must be from a place of rest. The enemy wants to see us weary and worn! When wearied, we become reckless with our words, our quiet time disappears, and we become less compassionate.
Our victory is obtained through resting in our Savior, the One who won the battle for us. Being rested means abiding in the risen Savior. Resting is choosing to focus on Him instead of the newest and shiniest material possession. Resting in Jesus is less about having the nicest decorations and more about savoring time with loved ones. Rest is functioning from love instead of obligation.
Being well-rested is a powerful tool in our spiritual warfare! We are able to hear the Lord better, able to focus more, and we are able to operate from a place of wisdom.
We talk about rest on our newest podcast! Check out a snippet here:
As you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, let’s commit to focusing on this powerful promise of the Lord: “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.” Matthew 11:28-29 TPT
“and having strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news].” Ephesians 6:15 AMP
Who do people see when we walk into a room: A drama mama or a peace-filled lady? What shoes do we have one when we are walking? The Word of God tells us to have the gospel of peace strapped onto our feet!
Think about this world we live-it’s full of chaos and drama-do we want to be the carriers of that? Or do we want to bring peace into these dark spaces we walk into? Do we want to be light? Do we want to bring forth the Good News? The world already produces enough bad news!
Let’s be carriers of peace! Let’s be prepared to bring forth peace into spaces that are filled with tragedies. And how do we do that?
We make sure our words are seasoned with salt and light. We encourage instead of tear down. We speak the truth in love and not judgment. We think before we speak. We keep our minds stayed on the Lord.
Our shoes of peace is a powerful weapon. Satan wants us to spread discord. He wants us to start fights and cause division. Peace is our powerful weapon! Mighty woman of God-be determined to produce peace and not pain! Sister, make sure your shoes are strapped on tight and tell this dying world about the Good News of Jesus Christ!
Our minds are so vulnerable, this is why we are instructed to put on the helmet of salvation every day. If Satan affects our thinking, he wins! It’s important to know the Word of God and the promises of God to stand firm in the midst of battle.
The helmet of salvation helps us to remember that we belong to the Lord! It helps cement the fact that we are children of God. The helmet protects from the fiery darts and lies of the enemy.
When left unprotected, our mind becomes susceptible to faulty thinking. We must remember that the warfare is real and Satan’s schemes are subtle. It starts with the comparisons we make when we see someone who we think is prettier, smarter, more financially stable or a better mom, wife, etc. The Word of God warns against this form of attack:
So what does this helmet look like? It’s our salvation story, it’s our testimony about the goodness of the Lord, and it’s our attentiveness to the Word of God. It’s the power we tap into when we make our thoughts bow to the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
So we stay covered by reading the Word. We remain constant in prayer We put on the helmet of salvation when we believe the Lord over the world. We guard our ear gates and eye gates. We renew our minds daily. We remember that we are victorious through Christ Jesus. We focus on being more than conquerors. We operate from a position of thankfulness.
Keep your helmets on sisters-the battle is raging on but we have already won!
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. The fight isn’t against flesh and blood. Therefore, it makes sense that the armor of God isn’t crafted by human hands. So today, let’s consider the power of our praise! Praise is truly a weapon!
Praise is often considered to be synonymous with music. It’s so much more! Our praise doesn’t come from Maverick City Music or Fred Hammond, it comes from the fruit of our lips and our lips alone! It’s the words you speak, the tears that run down your cheek, and the groan and moan before the Lord. Let’s consider the Word:
Go back and read Joshua 6 and the fall of the wall of Jericho. The people’s faithfulness, obedience and praise caused the wall to fall! Their shout was a weapon! They had access to the manmade tools to cause the wall to fall but their praise was much more powerful!
Is there a wall blocking access to your promised territory? Is there a mountain in your way? Praise your way through! There is power in your praise! Praising the Lord is a great weapon in your arsenal.
The enemy wants you to speak negatively. He’s waiting for you to speak death to your promise-sisters, let’s choose to praise our way through the fight! Let’s choose to rejoice and give thanks unto the Lord for the victory!
It’s time to strap on praise. It’s time to lift our hands and our voices and declare that the Lord is GOOD and that He is worthy to be praised!
Pick up your praise and fight-the Lord, your God, is with you!
Trying to figure out the age old question of “who am I?” can be downright exhausting. We tend to look to our left and to our right to answer that question. But sister, it is time to look up. The Lord of Lords and the King of Kings has already answered that question for us! Firstly, let’s look to the Word:
And lastly, check out our newest episode on our podcast “From Worn to Well”: Who Am I?
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Focus is important in warfare. Soldiers do not shoot aimlessly. They are focused on their target. They aren’t focused on what their fellow soldiers are doing, they do not become distracted by their scenery-they remain centered on the mission at hand.
We can stand to learn something from those who have engaged in battle-in the natural and in the supernatural.
When Jesus was headed to the cross, He kept His eyes straight ahead, knowing that the mission was greater than what He was facing in the moment. When Caleb and Joshua visited the promise land, they did not get distracted by the giants-they remained focused on the promise that God had for the children of Israel.
Focus is an essential component of the armor of God! We cannot afford to lose focus or to become distracted. This is why this Word is of great importance:
Remember hearing in church to turn to you neighbor? The time of looking to our neighbors is over sisters! Its time to keep our gaze straight ahead so that we can press towards the mark!
As you put on your armor, consider your focus! Are you more concerned about what your neighbor is doing or are you focused on your mission? Are you more focused on the plan of God for someone’s life and not yours? Are you aware of your surroundings, naturally and supernaturally?
Look to the hills-that’s where your help comes from. Set your minds on things above, the eternal is what lasts forever. Press towards the mark-what the Lord has for you is ahead of you and not behind you!
Focus-mighty woman of God! It’s essential for our fight against those demonic spirits and principalities that are out to steal, kill and destroy. Focus on the victory that is already yours in Christ Jesus!
We are so excited for this new season for Sisters Helping Sisters. The Lord is taking on a thematic journey and we are allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way! Over the next few Wednesdays, we are highlighting the importance and necessity of wrapping ourselves in the armor of God.
The armor is needed because we are at war! The enemy wants us to continue to fight one another, he wants us to be at war with our neighbors or those who don’t do what we do. Sisters, we cannot afford to get caught up in the hype!
If you turn to the news or hop on social media, you will see the war raging on! For example, yesterday was a big Election Day for Virginia. The enemy is using the media to get people upset at the results. He wants to put fear in people and he wants to use politics to cause division. He’s a liar and incapable of truth!
Whether it’s politics, education, or just everyday matters, we must remember we are not fighting against flesh and blood:
And since our fight is not against flesh and blood, our weapons cannot afford to be carnal…it’s time to gear up!
“…Even so, Come, Lord Jesus” Revelation 22:20. John’s declaration to the Lord is truly a lifestyle.
John’s simple words proved that he was ready to be with the Lord. As the Lord shared that He is “coming quickly”, the response wasn’t “hold up Lord, not yet.” At times, our lives shouts that same response…
John lived a life that echoed the coming of the Lord. He was sent to the island of Patmos to essentially die alone. This prove that he didn’t forsake the Lord, he did not deny the Lord’s authority, and he loved Him even to the point of death. John’s position expressed that he patiently awaited the Lord’s return. He could have deny the Lord and been saved but he took his stance and said: Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus just isn’t a call-it’s a way of life! Let’s be found working, loving, and seeking the Lord! No one is looking to be outcasted to an island to die alone but John’s willingness proved that he was ready to be with the Lord.
Are we? Are we ready to be with the Lord-resting with Him and worshipping Him for eternity? Are we ready for Jesus to come back? Do we live a life that exclaims-Even so, come, Lord Jesus! Repentance, obedience, service, sacrifice, love, forgiveness: all shout, “Come Lord Jesus!”
And while we wait, may we hold on to our blessed hope: