Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It's A Great Day!

It's early in the morning and some in my family are still sleeping long. I'm up because, well, I'm always up early. It has been a joy this morning. Quiet and peaceful. No stress to get things done or be anywhere in particular.

Life's been a bully lately hasn't it? I know that so many of you, just like me, have been "going through". The key word is "through". We're going somewhere. We have a destination. There's another side that we're going to reach victoriously, if we endure. I don't want to just endure. I want to endure well, don't you? I want to cross the Jordan and stand on the ground of my promised land and hear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant". Thank God we're not going through it all alone!

I thank God, not for every time He's heard me, but for hearing me EVERY time.

"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry". (Psalm 40:1) If you feel like you're sinking in the mud and the mire this morning, He hears you. He sees you. You don't have to sink one more inch, because His hand is reaching down to grab hold of yours and pull you out. He'll give you a solid, sure, and firm place to stand, and He'll put a new song in your mouth. Don't you get tired of singing the same old, sad song?



I am as sure as I can be this morning, that victory awaits. That's what I want to share with you. We're going through "light and momentary troubles". (2 Corinthians 4: 17) Here today, gone tomorrow, even if tomorrow seems afar off. Who knows? Your tomorrow could be today! Your turnaround could be today! One sweet day you will be one day, one hour, one minute, one second away from your breakthrough. Don't give up before your time comes!!

Satan wants to discourage you and dismay you so he can disarm you. You're on your way to a new level in Christ, and when you're about to reach new levels, you'll encounter new devils! Spiritual battles are intensifying because Satan knows that his time is short. (Revelation 12:12) If you're on the front lines for the Kingdom of God, he wants to get you right where your disabling point is. He knows your Achilles heel and he's a great shot! Forewarned is forearmed. And we know Who wins the battle of the ages, right?

We can win the battles in between now and then by persevering, being aware of the devil's schemes, and refusing to engage. Know that you are worth something, you're valuable, you're special, and you're important in the Kingdom of God. Your trials aren't because you're a bad person. The devil is a liar. You are a threat to the kingdom of darkness and he's got you in the cross hairs of his wicked bow.

Quiet time is over. I'm going to choose to look forward to a great day! I'm encouraged by the Word, uplifted by the Truth, and in love with the Lord's Christ. How could today not be a great day?



 

25 comments:

  1. When I realized that satan works the hardest when I'm doing my best for God, I stopped getting so downhearted. When troubles come when I'm working hard for the Lord, then I know I'm doing something right! I'm really ticking the Devil off, and I like that :)

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  2. i love that...for hearing you everytime...and for knowing when not to pull us out as well when we need to stay in that through time...love the encouragement and validation toward the end as well...knowing those things def makes the walk easier...

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  3. Your encouraging words, the Words of Truth that strengthen and encourage...much needed. Thanks!

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  4. This is so encouraging. I'm glad you woke up early to write down this truth...it is the thing I needed to hear.

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  5. i agree with JoAnn... you are such an encouragement, sweet donna. thank you. xo

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  6. yes. sometimes joy lies in the choice. love this idea.

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  7. Thanks for the encouraging words:)

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  8. Donna, exactly what I needed to see today! Thank you for the encouragement.
    Blessings in abundance,
    Julie

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  9. Great post. We always need to choose how we are going to handle/tackle the day. For me sometimes I have to stop and think how my day is going and many times choose to change my attitude. Great post that gives one a lot to ponder. Have a wonderful day :)

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  10. I like that we can CHOOSE to have a good day. Like David. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

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  11. How I needed this today Donna. My achilles heel? Right now it's a teen who doesn't want to turn in homework and can't seem to "see" why it is important. I see what God put in him and it just tears me apart. Thank you for this pep talk or maybe it's a warrior talk!

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  12. Encouraging post, Donna! He does hear us every time and cares about the big things as well as the little ones.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  13. Wow what an encouraging Word today. I just love your attitude of praise and gratefulness. Thanks for spreading it with us over at THANKFUL THURSDAY!

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  14. If He is for us, who can be against us? Thank you for linking up!! :)

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  15. wonderful post! I really enjoyed it!

    Thanks for participating in Feminine Friday last week! I'd love for you to come back again this week! http://susangodfrey.com/making-clothing-more-modest-feminine-friday-link-up-party/

    Blessings!
    Susan Godfrey
    http://www.susangodfrey.com

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  16. Great thoughts bound together with great verses. And a wonderful "send off" choosing to have a great day. I'd love if you'd share this on my new blog hop located here: http://biblelovenotes.blogspot.com/2012/05/every-day.html
    God bless you as we seek to "endure well."

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  17. Oh, my, I just looked at my site and saw that you had shared this...how wonderful! I'm praying your words will continue to touch lives with these sweetness and power! God Bless you, Gail

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  18. wow, such encouraging words. Thank you so much for sharing them. I am a new follower from Weekend Blog Walk. I hope you have a blessed Weekend

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  19. Subscribed by email. Thanks so much for linking up with Weekend Blog Walk. I'm now following you!

    Jessica @ At Home Take 2

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  20. Hi,
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  21. I always have a great day when I start with prayer and surround myself with the Word! Too true about the devil always trying to deceive us! That's why we have to know the truth and the truth is in the Word! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  22. Choosing to persevere. Me, too. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  23. Thank you not only for sharing the encouraging words but also for your positive outlook on us making the choice of our path. Thank you for linking up to Freedom Fridays. See you next Friday:)

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  24. Thank you, Donna, for sharing this encouraging post.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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