Facing Giants: Warriors for Christ
Caleb had great faith in God despite the doubters around him. The Anakim giants did not intimidate him. He had seen God do great things in the midst of big obstacles.
I feel like we are only beginning to see God do great things in our lives and I pray that we drown out the giants of fear and doubt around us. And, like Caleb, we ask for God to give us the mountain instead of the lush green valleys. Let us desire to have a heart more like God and want the challenge rather then the easy way.
I think that the seductiveness of the lush valleys is even stronger when you are responsible for raising children. But I pray that God helps me remember that my girls are safer in His hands then they are anywhere else. I pray that God helps me be obedient above all else.
God is giving the promised land to His people, but he tells Joshua to obey the law and not to turn to the right or left.
We must keep ourselves Holy and set apart. Ephesians 1:4
God promised that Joshua and the people rewards as long as theymeditated on the law day and night.
I pray that I keep my eyes focused on Jesus and that I desire eternal rewards and blessings, not worldly success and prosperity.
...all that you commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
I love this heart of obedience.
Lord, I pray against the spirit of rebellion and the giants of fear and doubt before us. I pray that we are made into Warriors of Christ, taking down our giants in Jesus name.
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Our first stop is to go from Bullhead, AZ to Chandler. It will be my first time meeting some friends that Greg knows. I am excited to meet them as I have heard great things about them, and know that they will be a great encouragement to us as we journey onward.
From Arizona we'll be heading into Texas to stop by and see some of our dear friends from Big Bear, the Barneys. Again, it will be great to have their blessings, prayers and encouragement for the trip and our new lives as missionaries.
After Texas, we are going to continue along through the swamp lands and along the Gulf of Mexico, and this is what I am really looking forward to. I can't wait to see the beaches along the coast of the gulf and into Florida.
From Florida we head upward to South Carolina. We will be staying at an RV park in Santee, which is ironic, because Santee (California) is where we started our RV journey.
I am hoping to meet up with a friend, a brother in the faith and missionary who is a Pastor. I happened to meet him through Instagram on a YWAM page. I started reading his blog and bought
his book "The Good Father" and it will be great to meet him face to face and talk to him about how hard it was to move his family to Congo, Africa in the 80's. And about his current missionary work in Mali.
And of course, after that we finally arrive in Virginia and begin our training through CRI's ARC school to become mercy missionaries.
We covet everyone's prayers as we begin this journey in the middle of August. We promise to create updates videos along the way, which will be posted to our youtube channel.
Blessings and love to all,
I believe that listening to worship and Christian music is part of surrounding ourselves with the belt of truth. Everything we put inside of us is making up this belt. I don't think it's being legalistic to say that watching secular movies/shows and listening to secular music works to weaken this belt that is suppose to surround us. When the belt is weak, of if you prefer, the fortress walls around us are weakened, it allows for the enemy to creep in.
I'm not saying I'm perfect at this, I am always a work at progress. What I preach I also need to hear and apply. Every once in a while I will watch a secular (Marvel) movie or a secular show. But over the years, God has worked in me to lead me away from the shows that I used to enjoy and instead feed my brain with all things that matter to God. And He can do the same for you! Allow Him to lead you!
And I notice when I'm at the gym in my classes, and I'm listening to the secular, worldly music that often contains subject matters and language that is highly offensive to me and my God, I notice that I have to pray so much harder and I feel my spirit getting weaker. And my spirit can't stand it.
Because I can't not listen to the lyrics, my ears are opened and I am awake! This is why we need to be so careful about what goes into us. Because our eyes and ears have been opened by God! We once were blind, but now we see. We once were deaf, but now we hear!
And this is why, when God tells us to put on the full armor of God, the analogy for truth is a belt. God has been pressing this part of the armor on me, because I feel God's burden for the Christians around me who aren't completely surrounding themselves with truth. Those who have no problem listening to secular music and watching secular movies and shows regularly. Our walls are weakened when we do this. And weakened walls are easy access for the enemy. And, again, I also must heed God as He works on me as well.
This is a war, we must keep our walls strong in truth!
And so I ask again, do you love worship music? Do you love to be led by music into the throne room of God?
Do you surround yourself with truth at all times when you have control over it?
This song I recently heard stood out to me, and I just wanted to listen to it over and over. It's a song that makes me want to fall on my knees and weep and worship before the King!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do
Be blessed today!
And don't forget to begin your day by putting on the full armor!!
This is a great resource for learning about the unreached people groups around the world. There is an app you can download and every day you check it to see who the unreached people group of the day is.
You can read about the people group. It gives statistics, and ministry obstacles, outreach ideas and what you can pray for specifically plus more.
Not only that, but if you begin to feel God stir in your heart to do more then pray, there are ways you can get further involved. :
Check out the Joshua project
Download the App:https://joshuaproject.net/resources/apps
If you have the youversion bible app, I recommend this study!
It has been so great so far! I havent finished it yet, but just had to share.
We were made for a purpose greater then we may think! It is of the utmost importance to discover your true purpose! For it is your mission from the Lord, and when you discover it, you will find the abundant life that Jesus speaks of in John 10:10
I'm reading the @YouVersion plan 'Choosing The Extraordinary Life'. Check it out here: https://www.bible.com/en/reading-plans/12520