Can I just tell ya’ll about my Sunday yesterday?
- Brad worked Saturday night until Sunday morning 7 am
- I got both kids and myself dressed and to church on time (exhausted before I even got there)
- Church, Mama’s Sunday lunch….
- Dylann Blaire (18 month old) throws up all over me
- Get home, take a nap…
- wake up a very ill 4 year old to go back to church
- Brad is home but had gout and can’t walk
So what does Satan do?
“Why are you even going? It’s too much effort. You’re tired. Just stay home. Nothing is going your way.”
Satan uses what is personal to you to attack you. Well, it has to be right? I mean, in order for his schemes to be effective and to keep you from your calling he has to be wise enough to attack you in your own personal struggles.
I did not FEEL adequate enough to spiritually lead my children to the house of the Lord. I did not FEEL as if I had the strength to persevere and overcome these attacks.
We made it to BOTH services but the enemy was NOT done in his attempts to take me out.
During the service Pastor David spoke about the attacks that the enemy had placed on him to try to get him to quit pursuing the work of the Lord; taunting him and using his own sermons against him. The exact thing that the enemy had been doing to me that entire day. His response to Satan was “You’re in the wrong house”.
After church was a meeting that revealed some needs regarding the kids ministry in the church.
side note: if you are dropping your children off into a kids service every week and aren’t serving in the church in some capacity, I assure you that you are disregarding your call to serve.
Anyways, I’m a yes man when it comes to the Lord and the needs of his ministry. So of course when the church had a need, I happily accepted to help in that area.
But you know what…?
He knew that if I went to church that night that a ministry need would be met and children would be taught the word of God.
On the way home from church he started again…
“What makes you think that you can teach anyone about God?”
“You aren’t good enough to teach God’s word.”
“You are inadequate and struggle with inferiority”.
“You are too weak to do anything for the kingdom”.
& on & on & on & on it continued.
Satan dragging me down, beating me up, trying to take me out.
I started to talk to God and I just thanked him that we had made it.
That despite my inadequate feelings I pushed though and the day was centered around Christ and his presence.
In the back seat I hear a little four year old voice start to sing…
“Nobody but Jesus” adding a “Hallelujah” every now and again.
A song that she had been learning in kids church.
It mattered that I didn’t stay at home.
It mattered that I pushed through and went anyway.
It is making a difference to have like minded people surrounding my children.
Satan HATES that.
He hates that I am raising WORLD CHANGERS, SOUL WINNERS, JESUS PRAISERS, HALLELUJAH SAYING, HAND RAISERS, ENEMY BINDING, GOD ABIDING, HAND LAYING, FAITHFUL PRAYING, KINGDOM KIDS!!
Why wouldn’t he do everything in his power to stop us?
Why wouldn’t he try to make me feel less that the daughter of the KING that I am?
We are in a “GET UP” season!!
GET UP for your kids.
GET UP for your marriage.
GET UP for your healing.
GET UP to break your strongholds.
GET UP to release your past.
GET UP to renew your mind.
GET UP to steady your steps.
GET UP to break generational curses.
GET UP despite how you’re feeling.
GET UP regardless of what the enemy is throwing your way.
GET UP on behalf of this nation.
GET UP, my sister in Christ Jesus!!!
Now is NOT the time to stay home, to quit, to drop out.
This is the time to say YES, to fight, to stay in the race.
Are you thankful friend that we serve a God that prefers people that feel inadequate?
Aren’t you glad that he chose Moses when Moses said, “But, Lord, I am telling you, I am not a good speaker. I have never been able to speak well. And that hasn’t changed since you started talking to me. I am still not a good speaker. You know that I speak slowly and don’t use the best words.”
You see, I’m not the most qualified or sanctified, or certified. I’m just a 28 year old mama, using too much dry shampoo and drive thru happy meals that says YES to God.
Then the LORD said to him, “Who made a person’s mouth? And who can make someone deaf or not able to speak? Who can make a person blind? Who can make a person able to see? I am the one. I am the said to him, “Who made a person’s mouth? And who can make someone deaf or not able to speak? Who can make a person blind? Who can make a person able to see? I am the one. I am the LORD. So go. I will be with you when you speak. I will give you the words to say.”
I am capable because he is able and he uses me because I make my self available.
So Satan GET BEHIND us women who say yes to God.
Sit down, back up, shut up, because YOU are in the WRONG house!!!
Lord I thank you for the mama who got up yesterday, dressed children, fed them breakfast (even if they didn’t cook it), and hurried off to church so that the day may be yours. I pray that you see their efforts. I pray that on the days that the enemy tries to come against them in an effort to take them out of the game, that you will strengthen her to keep going. I pray Lord that she will see the effects that consistently seeking your presence has on her offspring. I pray that when she shows up, exhausted, that you will meet her there. Lord see her sacrifices to spend time in your presence. Whether she is leaving behind a sick baby or a sick spouse or even her phone for a few hours to spend time with you I pray that the heavens open up above her and you pour out your blessings. Bless her children, her family, and her home. For every yes that she makes on your behalf I pray that you make ten fold blessings on hers. Thank you God for mamas; for the ones that don’t quit, the ones that continue to choose your presence despite the attempts of Satan. Thank you for your strength and the desire to seek you. We all have the commonality of our “why”. It’s all because of you Lord.