Ok, here I am in day 14 of my commitment to writing these daily affirmations and no lie, I didn’t feel like doing it today. Ironic huh? At first I thought so. Then I thought about how the enemy works, very subtly, very sneakily, very strategic. He doesn’t want this to happen. For women to know that HE may be placing those negative thoughts in their head?
Oh. Heck. No.
I’ve got a lot of STUFF on my mind today. A LOT. My family, my career, my health, my spirituality, my rest (or lack there of), my purpose…you know, THAT stuff. But anywho, that is not going to stop me from my commitment, this here blogging. 😃
Funny thing is last night at my Women’s bible class we watched a video from Priscilla Shirer…
If you are not familiar with her, PLEASE watch the movie “War Room”! She is the lead actress AND one of the writer’s too, might I interject!
Ok, back to my Bible class. The class is at my church and it is entitled “Armor of God”, it is co-related to Ephesians 6:10-17. It’s about equipping ourselves with the “spiritual armor” daily as we travel through life. I wanted to purchase her book to read along with the class, but it was not available at the church bookstore. What?! There was however another of her books available entitled “God is able”. It was the only one there.
The. Only. Copy. On. The. Shelf.
See where I’m going here? Ok good, because I’m going to come back to this.
So! What did I do? Purchase it of course. I have about 3 of her other books as well, so I knew this one would be great also. During the video she talked about how sneaky the enemy can be when trying to get us off track. Oh man! All can be going well, or seemingly well and all of a sudden, BAM! Hell busts wide open in a blink of an eye, and you sit thinking something that you have done wrong has caused it. But in all actuality, you’re probably doing things right. He just wants you to think that you aren’t. SMH.
When I started out with this blog, over 1.5 years ago, my intention was to release some pain. It was really getting me down at that moment. Writing it out helped me release it and I felt better. Eventually it lead to me empowering women, just like me, that have been through some of the same things that I had, to continue. No matter what. No. Matter. What. Oh but wait, do you think the enemy likes that? No way Jose. I am messing up his game, that he’s been playing for-EVER! The game of lies. So what did he do to me today?
“Hey Nikki, you know you don’t feel like writing today.. You have plenty other things to worry about”.
“It’s not helping anyone anyway”.
“No one will notice if you miss a day, a week.. Oh just forget about the whole thing”.
Guess what Satan? I ain’t falling for it!
*Karate chops his plan*
Anywho, back to the book. Although I wanted to read the “Armor of God” book, to be a good bible study student, it wasn’t there. Because that’s not what I needed to read. Not today at least. I needed to know that God is able. He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above ALL that I can ask for. Greater than my worry of my health. More than what my bank account looks like today. Above the chaos that happens with my children. Beyond my self-doubt that this blog, or that THIS series of “affirmations” is not really helping other women. Greater!
So THAT book was what was available to me. Sitting all alone on the shelf, waiting for me last night. Just for me. And that’s exactly what it reminded me of today. *twirls* (Thanks Jesus btw)
Tip of the day: Look on the mirror and say, “Chin up buttercup, GOD is able, he’s got this. ALL of this”.
The Whole Armor of God
10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we[d] are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.[e] 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.[f]17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
Blessings and hugs,