Several years ago‚ I was going through a lot of struggling and
Satan kept putting all kinds of negative thoughts in my mind.
I had started to doubt that my life was going to change‚ and I
desperately needed some strong scriptures to hide away in
my heart‚ so when the wrong thoughts came‚ I could
cast them down with one of God’s promises.
I had been asking God to help me delete the negativity in my behavior.
During my time in the word one morning‚ God showed me a scripture
that was extremely meaningful to me.
And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. Romans 16:20
My mind was under extreme attack that particular day‚ and I
knew I needed to go and do something constructive‚ so I decided
to mow the lawn. Whenever a negative thought came into my
I would try to use the method that Jesus used with Satan when he
was being tempted in the wilderness.
He spoke "It is written" and then replied with a scripture.
I kept praying for God to deliver me from this power Satan
seemed to have over my mind…so God helped me with a visual
I was walking behind the lawnmower and suddenly‚ I saw a snake wriggling
around in the lawn. On one of my trips up and down the rows‚ I must have
accidentally ran over it. I stopped the mower and watched as it died.
I went back to my mowing and didn’t think too much more about the incident.
When I finished my work‚ I went into the garage to take off my old work shoes.
As I reached to untie my shoe…there was the head of the snake right on
top of the laces of my shoe.
My first thoughts was‚ YUCK! how awful this bloody thing
on my shoe…but then the scripture came back into my head.
God had showed me that the principal worked and with the
power of the word and He would indeed crush Satan under my feet.
The Bible are prayer in the name of Jesus are our weapons of warfare.
For the word of God is quick and powerful‚ and sharper than any two-edged sword‚
piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit‚ and of joints and marrow‚
and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
The #1 enemy Satan uses against us is our thoughts.
If he can make us think negative‚ then we will start to act
depressed‚ discouraged and doubt the power of God.
When a thought stays inside us long enough to take root‚
it becomes a force and we begin to speak negative words
out of our mouth.
By letting our "feelings" rule our life‚ we make them an idol.
We begin to do just what our feelings say to do instead of
what God word tells us. We can only begin to enjoy life‚
when we don’t have to "feel" to believe…
"If tou canst believe‚ all things are possible to him who believeth."
Today you may be under the attack of satan. He may be using your
husband‚ parent‚ friend‚ or boss to provoke or discourage you.
Beloved‚ God sent me to lift you out of the pit of depression today.
Cast all your anxiety on him‚ for he cares for you.
Open up his beautiful letter of love to you in the Bible and ask him
to help and deliver you from that negative and critical spirit.
He loves you so much he sent Jesus to die on the cross for your sins.
Satan came to kill‚ steal and destroy your life‚ but Jesus gives us
power and protection.
He said‚ Go ye into all the world‚ and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized
shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe:
In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents;
and if they drink any deadly thing‚ it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and
they shall recover. Mark 16:15-19
Not one of his good promises has ever failed. He’s waiting today to help and empower you.
Thank you for this beautiful new day which you have made. Thank
you for the wonderful refreshing rains that you have poured down
on us to nourish our crops and give us life sustaining water to
drink and wash. We thank you for your word and the wonderful
promises that you have given us. Forgive us for the sins of
doubt and unbelief. Forgive us from the sin of idolatry‚ by letting
our feelings rule over our actions and reactions. Fill us with the
strength we need to discipline our bodies and minds and bring them
into subjection‚ so that we may be a positive and powerful example
in all we do.
Help us to not be conformed to this world‚ but to be transformed
by the renewing of our minds‚ that we may do what is good
and acceptable in your sight.
You have made us all unique with individual gifts and talents.
Help us to remember that we are many members‚ but one body in
Christ. Help us to unite our gifts and talents with a diligent‚
fervent spirit‚ to serve you and give You glory. Through the
power of the Holy Spirit‚ ignite a spark in us all‚ to share the
gospel and point people to Jesus for salvation and forgiveness.
We lift up prayers for Kristi‚ Bart‚ David‚ Mason‚ Shirley‚ Daniel‚ Margie‚ Hannah‚
Melanie‚ Chad‚ Barbara‚ Diane‚ Martha‚ Bill‚ Tammy‚ Tom‚ Terry‚ Gary‚ David‚ Tronneal‚
Sister Phanice‚ Brian‚ Roger‚ Gloria‚ Fritz‚ Doris‚ Floyd‚ Isabelle‚ Karen‚ Anne‚ Len‚ James‚ and
all who are sick or hurting in any way. Please shine as a beacon of light into their hearts so that
they will feel Your presence‚ Your love‚ Your healing‚ Your protection‚ and most of all Your power.
We thank you that if we ask anything according to Your will‚ you will hear our prayers and grant
us the petition we ask.
Father we ask for wisdom for Sister Phanice about serving you with translations for her people.
Provide for her needs and protect her from the spirit of discouragement or dispair.
We pray for David’s wife who has deserted her husband and taken their child.
Watch over Dominick and keep him safe from harm. Turn this woman to repentance
and restore this family as only you can.
We wait patiently and expectantly‚ for with You‚ all things are possible.
We pray for the leaders of this world that you will open their hearts
and minds to Your council and wisdom‚ so that we may lead a
quiet and peaceful life in word and deed. Confuse the plots of
the wicked and bind satans power over us. Your word says
whatever we bind on earth will be bound in heaven. We
are not victims‚ but victors though Christ Jesus. The same
power that raised him from the dead and changed water
into wine‚ can change our lives and circumstances‚
through prayer and faith.
LORD‚ in your mercies‚ save and protect us.
In Jesus’ name we pray.
WE HAVE THE POWER
God have given us the power…
To call on him at any hour.
So when the tests of life appear…
Remember God is always near.
Whatever challenge is facing you…
Be strong‚ and God will see you through.
The word will open up God’s plan.
Simply do what he commands.
Our job is only to believe.
Through faith in him‚ we will receive…
Blessings like you never knew.
With God‚ there’s nothing he can’t do!
Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21
May the words of this message and the meditation of our heart
be acceptable in your sight‚ O LORD‚ our strength and our redeemer.
Please help us reach to the lost and hurting souls of this world by sharing
this message with them. It is time for Christians to stand up for Jesus and
rescue our brothers and sisters from the clutches of Satan and evil.
Love them enough to introduce them to their Saviour‚ before it’s too late.
Forward this message to all you know‚ so the seed will grow to reap a
bountiful harvest of souls for the kingdom.
Watch and pray…for you don’t know the hour when our LORD will come!
Your sister and servant of the LORD‚