Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I don't know if I would call this a real post- maybe a mini side note of realization is more accurate... It occurred to me this morning that my getting married did not change the devil's job description. It has remained the same. HE has remained the same. He still hates me, wants me to live my life in compromise. He HATES revelation, and hates it when I feel love. If you would like to take it a step further in to your marriage, you could say this: he hates your marriage covenant, and wants to bring division in your home. He loves it when you become angry and then harden your heart toward your spouse. He wants you to feel hopeless, defeated, and he wants you to feel as though you are the only one on the planet that is good for nothing. He hates it when you come together with your spouse and seek the Lord. He loves to throw in any distraction possible to keep this from happening. He hates it when you forgive, and hates it even more when you take it "off the list." His entire mission statement is and will forever be "steal, kill and destroy." It's what he does. It's who he is. A liar and a thief. He win's employee of the year at his job year after year. He will carry out his mission statement until the day he is thrown in to the lake of fire...

I am not writing this because overnight one night life got hard. I'm not writing this because I'm having problems with my husband. i AM writing this because it needs to be stated that no matter what your position is in life, the battle will continue to rage on. The enemy will continue to tempt you, and your Father will continue to sift you like wheat. The honest struggle in my own heart lately, is this: Who's process am I giving myself over to day after day? Both sides can be painful, but one bears incredible fruit for those who are willing to surrender their will and even their opinions about their life and where it is going.

The beautiful thing about this is that it is always His kindness that leads us to repentance. It's His presence that draws us in and keeps us. He is truly slow to anger and abounding in loving kindness towards us. And it all starts with a little tiny yes.

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