September 17, 2012 Seriously!

Father, please send Your Holy Spirit now to speak to me about what You want me to write about concerning this scripture. Open my ears and heart Lord to what You want to say to me. Please organize my thoughts to Yours. Amen  Ephesians 6:10-13

10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

The theme of the message and this week is “Really....seriously... you don’t want to MISS this...” Well, now an hour and 15 minutes after I started my prayer and this blog, I’m asking myself - REALLY????, SERIOUSLY CINDY?????? I’ve been missing, not hearing what God had to say to me because, I’m not letting go, I’m not putting on His FULL armor, and by not doing that the devil has a grip on me. What a minute by minute fight it is for me!

But, listen to Me Cindy, because I’m speaking boldly to you right now. You, Cindy, can be strong, can fight this fight, can step on the devil’s head - but ONLY through ME!!!! HALLELUJAH!! Finally!!! and that is how Paul starts this section of scripture. Finally or most importantly be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.

God wants me strong and He’s going to give me all the tools I need to be strong in Him and in His ways. Lord, let me not overlook or miss these “well-made weapons of the best materials” (message version) I hear Him saying, Cindy there are so many, many demons who come after you and your friends, your family - these demons are everywhere. It can be so overwhelming to me, especially after the grace of Jesus has improved our relationship or He has conquered a demon. In the message yesterday (Matthew 12: 43-45) it talks about how even when a demon is cast out, it returns with seven even worse demons and if we aren’t “occupied” by the Holy Spirit or, in today’s scripture, equipped with the FULL armor of God, we will not stand.

Lord, I will surrender my agenda to You. I know I can do nothing without You and can do anything with You. I receive Your FULL armor that You and only You have for me this day. I believe in Your promises and I will fear no evil because of You. You are amazing Lord and I thank You and give You ALL glory, honor and praise. In the Name of Jesus I pray. Amen

What did God say to you today when reading this scripture? I’d love to hear about it!!!

Love in Christ to all of you,

Cindy Russell