Psalm 6

I am continuing on with praying the Psalms and I’m now on Psalm 6. It has been awhile since my last one but when I write I don’t force myself, I wait on the Lord to direct me. So, it may have been awhile since my last one but it’s not because I have abandoned my idea. I always try to write what I hear God saying to me.

Psalm 6 is dealing with trouble. Trouble that may be caused by people, evil in spiritual realms and the kind of trouble that you ensue on yourself through thoughts you may have that aren’t life giving. David goes through a process of recognizing his troubles and figuring out the answers to these troubles. I want to go through them as they present themselves from verse 1.

In verse 1 David is asking God to not discipline him in anger. David must be experiencing some kind of difficulty and knows that some trials are brought on by God for discipline. God disciplines His children because He loves them. Discipline isn’t punishment but a time for learning. This learning brings about the character of Jesus in us. We should follow God’s teaching and accept whatever discipline we are experiencing.  In verse 2 David is recognizing his weakness and his need for God. When we go through trouble or trials we want immediate comfort and consolation. We recognize we are weak and we need God. Sometimes this is what God wants, for us to see we need Him. Even in favorable times we should know and recognize our need for God. Verse 3 is about God being silent. David not only has trouble in his circumstances but he doesn’t have peace inside either. Having trouble can make us feel distant from God but He knows everything and sometimes He is silent to test our faith. These are the most important times to trust God and believe. We should embrace the silent moments to prove our faith. God says that we can not please Him without faith. In verse 4, David is pleading for relief. He wants to see God’s love and mercy in his situation. In hard times it’s easy not to see or to overlook the goodness of God. In these times is when we have to choose to experience God’s love and mercy. We have to look for it more intently. I read something the other day that said we need to make a list of what we are thankful for because as we make the list we become more aware of what we do have to be thankful for. This leads us into verse 5 which is about being thankful. We need to thank God for what He has done, is doing and will do. In other words thank Him always! Verse 6 addresses the trouble that we have within ourselves. Things like worry, fear, anger, sadness, anxiety. These are troublesome things that if they are focused on can bring great turmoil and there can’t be any peace. Instead of focusing on the negative feelings we are having we need to shift our focus to God’s presence. It’s another choice again. We have to choose right thoughts and choose to be in God’s presence. We do this through reminding ourselves that we aren’t alone. He has promised us that we are not on this journey alone. Believe it! Verse 7 tells us we can communicate with God whenever we need to or want to! We don’t have to feel hopeless when we have the Holy Spirit to commune with.  Verse 8 expresses confidence in God’s protection. I take “workers of iniquity” referring to people but I also see it in the spiritual realm . We should address them when we feel their attacks and remind them who is in control. When we pray prayers of trust and belief, God hears us and acts according to His purpose for our lives. When we feel attacked we should be praying for His protection. Verse 9 is also referring to having faith in God. By David saying that God has heard his prayer and receives it, shows he has faith and confidence in God. When we pray, God is on alert to answer us. We have to do our part in believing that He will do it. Lastly in verse 10, David knows he has to give his enemies to God. He is asking God to be on his side. We should always leave vengeance in God’s hands. He will take care of whoever is coming against us. When we are living in accordance to God’s ways, He works on our behalf because we are His.

Prayer: No one likes trouble, plain and simple but Jesus has told us that we will have trouble in this life so we have to face it head on with a plan in place. Jesus is the answer to our trouble. I thank you for Jesus. I thank you for discipline that makes me more like Jesus. Help me remember that I am not alone in my trouble and I can access Your presence by the Holy Spirit. Help me remember that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and no good thing is withheld from the upright. I am the upright because of my faith in Jesus. Thank you for showing me ways to deal with trouble, so the next time I am faced with it I can find peace in Your presence, Amen.

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God Is In This Place

A little over a month ago I decided  to join a Bible Study on Hebrews with the topic being faith. I knew before I began I was feeling a lot of resistance but I went anyway thinking it would be a blessing to attend. I found myself experiencing what I was studying about faith. I was learning how God disciplines His children. I read about the “faith heroes” in Hebrews. I like to make what I call little Bible books. I pick a topic and make a little book on that topic with scriptures and pictures. I wanted to make 19 of them for the people in my class. Because of the short time I was going to have to make 4 of these books a week each with 10 pages. The topic was faith, of course. As I began making these books it just so happened that people came up in my life that I gave these books to, so it would put me behind. Then I got a problem where it was painful for me to sit down to make the books and my arm was hurting. This took a week away from making them. Then I had some family issues come up with my son and I was unable to do it. I felt like I was being attacked by Satan and I was determined not to give up but that’s exactly what I did. I gave up. I felt like a failure for not finishing what I felt like God called me to do. Everything got so crazy that I couldn’t even do the last 2 weeks of the study! I thought God wanted me to make these books for these people but I guess I misunderstood, I’m still trying to figure this part out. Anyway, the last week of the study and it was just this past week, I pulled a hang nail and my finger got infected really bad. It was so bad that I couldn’t stand the pain and there was pus that I had to release or I wouldn’t even be able to sleep. I woke up this past Saturday with my finger swelled with my ring on and I was afraid about the swelling and more pus. I decided to call the walk in clinic and asked if they were busy. She said ,”No.” When I got there I was the only person and I didn’t even have to wait in the waiting room. When the doctor saw my finger he told me he would have to drain it and I would need a tetanus shot. I was left in my room to soak my finger and I was thinking how I couldn’t afford that along with the visit and the antibiotics I would have to get. So, I sat there and prayed for God’s favor and for Him to work in the hearts of those people to help me. I didn’t know what I was going to do or how it was going to turn out. I knew I had half of the money for the shot and I had already paid for the visit. I prayed until they came back. I told the lady my situation. She left the room and then the doctor came in. He told me I would have to sign a paper about refusal of treatment and the tetanus was dangerous. I told him I could pay half and bring the other half later and he said okay and I’m not going to charge you for the drainage. After it was all over and the lady gave me the shot, I was overwhelmed with God’s presence working in these people. I was crying and I told her how I just witnessed God. She was a believer also and we talked about how good God is. She told me when she told the doctor my situation, he said,”I’m going to help her.” I have to go back in a week and he isn’t charging me for that visit, what a blessing! I called and told my mom how I witnessed God working through those people and she made me realize I practiced my faith in that situation. I saw where I was like the people I had been reading about in my Bible Study. I got the idea when I go back to give them some of the faith books I made since it didn’t work out for the class. I don’t understand why this all happened but yesterday I was thinking about that lady at the doctor’s office. She was a believer but I didn’t know it until I revealed that I was. And I was asking God how do I live in this world and be what I am now as a believer. When I got home a book was revealed to me called Sacred Compass. I’m going to read this book but what I read in the sample was awesome! The Sacred Compass is the Holy Spirit. All I have to do is follow the voice of the Holy Spirit. I know this may seem like rambling but I need to get out what God is doing in my life. He really IS in this place.

 

Pray The Psalms With Me, Psalm 4

This Psalm was written by David and has 8 verses. I believe it is about prayer, spending time with God and choices.

Prayer and choices have been very significant in my life lately. Following Jesus is not easy because it’s all about choosing Him. Our first choice in choosing Him is in our salvation moment. When Jesus is presented to us as Savior it is a choice to receive and believe Him. So, first I choose to believe Jesus is my sacrifice for my sin. I trust Him for this. I am then considered godly in God’s eyes because of my faith in Jesus. I have to choose to believe I am godly through my faith in Jesus. When I believe this I then will have faith that God hears and heeds my call. I will choose to spend quiet time with God to listen to the Holy Spirit’s leading and correction. This is the way to live a Spirit life and not the fleshly one. When I have thoughts in my head I will choose Truth over lies. Satan tries to get us to believe his lies over God’s Truth. We have to know and believe God’s Word and His promises over Satan’s lies. I will choose to give God the glory and honor and not seek my own. Vanity is evil, stay away from it. Choose to be searching for God’s goodness in my life and look for His shining face. Choose to make myself aware of God’s presence in my life and I will be joyful and rejoice over the abundance of goodness that He gives. I can rest and sleep in His peace when I really choose to trust Him with my life.

Prayer

Thank you for free will to choose. Help me stay aware of this fact so that I can always choose You. I only want a life that includes You and I only want the life that You have planned for me. Help me to live it out. Thank you for Your abundant goodness in my life and I value Your peace, I can’t live without it. You are my life! I will listen to You in quiet moments to be able to follow You. Amen.

Miracles Don’t Happen On Their Own

The poem I read today in my Mosaic Bible devotion is about recognizing our need for God’s presence in our lives. We weren’t meant to live this life without Him or alone. Only with His leading can we have true peace, true freedom and a sure path. I will praise and thank God all the day long for His everlasting presence and guidance.

Trail to the Tree

The scripture reading is about when Jesus turned the water into wine at the wedding. His mother’s faith caused this miracle. Jesus said it wasn’t His time to her but she told the servants to do as He says. Our faith prompts miracles.

Ann says: Today think of one way our Lord has turned your water into wine. What has He made surprisingly sweet, rich in your life?

Lately I have been making Bible art books. It started out as monthly books with a theme but it has TURNED INTO making different themed books for people! I love making them and I will be blessing people with them as well, this makes me feel fulfilled and happy!

 

 

 

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Polar Express Journey Of The Heart

Before I was saved I had watched Polar Express with my kids and like everyone else I thought this movie was about Santa but after you have eyes to see, after you have been born again, you realize the kids in the movie represent the different types of people there are and the believing is about believing in God.

When I saw this movie again the ticket really stood out to me because of my father in law. He passed away in 2009. He was suffering from cancer and was bed ridden for a year. During one of the visits my husband had with his dad, he spoke of his ticket. His dad was looking all over the bed for something and my husband asked him what he was looking for. He said he was looking for his ticket. He went on to say that it had been punched and Jesus told him all that he had to do was wave his ticket and he would be let in. He said God was around the corner and he was just waiting to be let in. He found the ticket and sat there holding it peacefully, but to my husband, he saw nothing.

I know the movie has a surface meaning about Santa but I see a deeper meaning and wanted to write about it. I see the Polar Express as a journey of the heart. The boy who the movie is about is a doubter. Although he does want to believe, he needs proof.  He looks to his books for answers and finds that the North Pole is stark, barren, devoid of life. A lot like people’s hearts today.  This boy takes a journey into his heart and finds life, wonder, belief.  On his journey he meets three people. One is a believer, a girl, who has faith, doesn’t try to figure things out, just believes. She sees the wonder in it all and makes people want what she has. There is a boy who is a”know it all”. He has knowledge spilling from the brim! But all the knowledge in the world will not compare to experience. He fills his mind with all the facts but doesn’t give room in his heart for faith. He really doesn’t know anything at all because he can’t see with his heart, like the girl. Then another boy he meets is negative. He is portrayed as poor because that’s how he views himself. He actually blocks his blessings because of his negative attitude. Life doesn’t happen for him because he has no faith. He denies himself the experience but there is hope for him because he changes his mind. This is what repenting is about, changing our mind about it.

At first the boy is afraid to board the train. Aren’t we all? Afraid to take that leap of faith. Afraid we might find out it’s true and it will change us forever. We are afraid to search our hearts because our natural mind doesn’t understand it. It’s another realm, another world. The unknown. He does it though! He jumps aboard and goes on this journey.  After he meets the kids he meets a ghost who helps him along. This represents Jesus to me. The ghost is always there to save him or help him. The conductor reveals that he had a helper once and the boy knew who he was talking about. The conductor goes on to say sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.  The spiritual realm for instance is invisible to us because we are in the physical realm but we can access it through our heart. The girl and the poor boy sing a song describing two different perspectives. She describes what she has experienced and he describes what only he has heard about. Her Christmas experience is full of wonder and awe and his is not filled with anything. When you block your heart from something you are missing out.

When they get to the North Pole the girl describes how beautiful the bells sound but the doubting boy doesn’t hear anything. Even with Santa right in front of him he can’t hear the bells. Just like when Jesus was right in front of the Pharisees, they didn’t recognize Him. The boy has to change his heart to receive the sound of the bell. When he holds it up to his ear and shakes it there is a voice saying, doubt, doubt, doubt. This is what Satan does to us. He is always whispering to us to get us off track. The boy decides to confess that he believes and then everything changes. When we confess our belief, like it says in the Bible to do then everything changes. Romans 10:9, If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. God hears us when we confess we believe. The boy could then hear the ringing of the bell. When Santa goes to speak to them he tells each one a word of wisdom. The “know it all” boy needed humility and patience. The poor boy needed friends. The girl was told she was full of confidence and spirit, keep up the good work. The doubting boy got to go to the sleigh. He was an overcomer. Since he overcame his doubt he got the first present. His present was the bell. Santa said the bell was just a symbol. He said the true spirit of Christmas lives in your heart. God’s Holy Spirit lives in our heart.

Make room for His Holy Spirit to live in your heart so you can experience all God has to give. Don’t be a doubter, a person who knows all the facts but doesn’t have experience, a negative person who blocks God’s blessings. Believe and receive the Holy Spirit to lead you, teach you and be your friend. When we believe a whole new world opens up to us. We will begin to see and hear the invisible.

No Doubting!

I wrote this back in November 2014 in my journal. I thought I shared it before but I can’t find it so I’m going to share it now.

Matthew 14:28-30, And Peter answered Him, Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water. He said, Come! So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and he came toward Jesus. But when he PERCEIVED and FELT the strong wind, he was FRIGHTENED and as he began to sink, he cried out, Lord, save me! Jesus reached out His hand and caught and held him saying, to him, O you of little faith, why did you doubt?

Peter wanted proof that it was Jesus on the water so Jesus called him out. Can you think of a time Jesus has called you out? Asked you to do something that was uncomfortable? Peter believed until he FELT and was made AWARE of the storm, then he doubted. I know from a recent circumstance in my own life where I was in a storm one day and I failed just as Peter did. I saw the storm over seeing Jesus. I plan on the next time I am in a storm of life to focus on Jesus no matter how hard it is. Peter yelled for help and Jesus gave it but He pointed out where Peter went wrong. Peter doubted. Where is your faith in the storm? When you need it most?

We should all learn from Peter that it is the storms of life that we need our faith in God the most. But when we begin to see things start going downhill (sinking) we get scared and start doubting. Don’t doubt God’s power, don’t be afraid, He is there holding out His hand saying, Come! Come to Jesus when your afraid. When your in doubt. When you feel like you are sinking.

When we go to Jesus and dwell in His presence and meditate on the Word we begin to feel joy, peace and hope, these are the things that keep us from sinking! Your faith will get stronger as you meditate on what God is saying. You will trust Him as He brings to pass in your life what he promises in the Bible. He WILL do it for you.

Remember times past He came through, He is still the same, He never changes. If we stay true to our relationship with Him, He will stay true to us. He doesn’t forget His covenant. When we find ourselves in a storm, turn to Jesus in prayer, worship and praise and He will save us!

Practice the Word so when storms come I will stand firm in my faith!

Faith is Inner Work

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We read in Hebrews 11:6, And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. If we truly believe in God we will seek Him and when we begin to know Him we have faith. Like our belief, faith will be tested though. Abraham’s faith was tested many times. It is a test God allows to show you how far you have grown in your faith. We won’t know the true depth of our faith until it’s tested. I have recently experienced this in my life.

I had earnestly been seeking the presence of God for months. Last April my husband and I decided to try once again to buy our first house. We had been trying for 10 years. We were very discouraged to say the least. This time when things were not looking good AGAIN, I decided to let it go. I told my husband that there are so many components to buying a house that it is impossible for us to know everything that it takes to get approved. I told him it’s up to God if we get a house. I stopped toiling over getting a house. My husband had the idea to ask our bank and two days later we were approved! We couldn’t believe it! They gave us an amount and said to find a house. We thought it was as simple as that. We found a house and then that opens another can of worms! It was a grueling 2 months before we actually got our house!

During this period God made Himself more visible to me than ever. My faith was put to the ultimate test. Unexpected costs came about once a week and God provided unexpected money every week. It was always the exact amount we needed. I related this period to riding a roller coaster. I hate roller coasters and I always close my eyes until the ride is over. I pictured myself holding Jesus’ hand while on this ride with my eyes closed until it was over. I left it all up to God. One day I was waiting for my son at school and God whispered something to me. He said,”Satan is like the big bad wolf, he wants to blow your house down but you have a foundation of rock, which is God’s Word, and he can’t touch you.” Satan tried to scare me into thinking I wasn’t getting the house many times but every time I put my faith in God it was miraculously taken care of. Even to the very end at closing, we didn’t need a dime! God provided the way. I knew that when God promises something He sees it through to the end and I stood on that promise. I wouldn’t do anything unless I was moved by the Holy Spirit.

Now that I have been here for 2 months, I  thought this faith test would be over. But things keep coming up and my faith in God keeps showing up! I’m learning that real faith is proven when you have nothing and you rely on God to show up with something. Faith is a working inside yourself. It isn’t easy either. I had the thought recently that a faith life is hard. I wouldn’t want it any other way though because a life without faith is a life without God. Trusting God to take the next step is scary. But every time I take a step without visible evidence and give it to God, He always comes through. This strengthens me. Just like in 2 Timothy 4:17, The Lord stood with me and strengthened me…

 

Who Or What Is Your Idol?

This subject about having idols has been on my mind recently. Mostly because I don’t want to have any myself, but the Holy Spirit has pointed out some things to me. I was reading somewhere and I think it’s in Lisa Bevere’s new book coming out Without Rival, that an idol is anything you draw strength from other than God. Usually I heard idols described as whatever is in your heart before God. That definition isn’t as understandable as the first. When I read that definition it clicked for me because I actually had the thought recently that playing a game on face book gave me strength to then go and do my work. It serves as an “escape” for a little bit and you think your getting strength from that. So I realized that playing games is an idol.

I was drawn to a ride at Disney World recently called The Carousel of Progress. I rode it when I was small and always remembered it. I watched it on youtube and in doing that I was drawn to read about Walt Disney. I have heard that Disney is evil. The channel, the movies, the park. Walt Disney was abused as a child by his father and as an ‘”escape” he drew pictures. Then as he grew up his pictures came to life and then he made the theme parks. Snow White was the first motion picture. His “escapism” took over his life!

God never intended for us to “escape”life. The evil one, satan, is the one in control of this. For a long time I guess I have wanted an escape. First it was soap operas, magazines, T.V. shows, and now in this age GAMES! I feel church overlooks this addiction. Out of all the addictions this one is left out for some reason. I believe satan has us so deceived that the church doesn’t even see this as a problem. Games can be very addicting. I know because I have had the problem. They let you escape reality a little bit, they “work” your brain, they make you feel like you accomplished something when really you haven’t, they make you feel like somebody because you beat something or gained a level. All this is what the devil uses to distract us from God’s work that we should be doing in our life. Not only that but when you finally have to come back to reality, your out of sorts and you can’t remember what you really have to do.

Our strength comes from the Lord! Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Our “escape” should be in Christ! Our need is for Him anyway. When we start to feel overwhelmed Jesus said come to Me all who are weary and burdened, I will give you rest. Anxiety included! When anxious feelings come, begin thanking Jesus for all His graces and sing praises to God! We have to remember God’s grace past to receive God’s grace future! He wants us to boast in Him! Glorify Him! Tell people what He has done! I know from experience that talking about what God is doing in my life to my mom gives me strength. When you talk about the Lord, He is there. I read in my Bible about this. Malachi 3:16, Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name.

I believe we are so blinded that we forget God is present everywhere, every moment. He knows everything! This fight to remember God is with me, has been my focus lately. I was taking the trash out the other day and it came to me that I have to have confidence that He is walking beside me. Then I realized confidence is really faith. So I thought of the scripture about faith. Hebrews 11:1, Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Our faith should be in God. Idols are misplaced faith. 

I have also learned that “seeing” God is with my heart. I think we resort to “things” to fill us up because they are tangible. Something we can experience with our five senses, but we do have a spiritual side that connects us with God if we can just access it. It says in the Bible we can only worship God with spirit and truth. With our spirit and His truth. We have to learn to replace these “things” with God’s presence. Being in His presence will give you more energy and strength than you know what to do with! How I do this is through singing my favorite songs to Him, reading the Bible, studying scripture, writing, loving my family, doing what I know God has for me to do. Not only will you get your work done but you will have peace! Nothing compares to having peace! Then your able to have a sound mind and make right decisions. This is God’s will for you.

Becoming Fit For God’s Army

When people talk about an army I tend to get scared because it means war and fighting. I avoid  confrontation at any cost! But, I want to talk about fear and share some insights I have learned from God. I will be using some scenes from Alice in Wonderland, the movie, to help illustrate what I am saying.

First, I want to address the fact that there is war and killing in the Bible. This used to confuse me before I was saved because I didn’t understand why God would allow it. Well, God hates sin! He will tolerate it for a time but if the people don’t repent and turn from it, God has to judge sin. He is holy and just. On the other hand He is love and mercy. God has given us free will to choose which side we will be on. The price of sin is death. It says in Romans 6:23, For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Our measure of goodness can never measure up to God’s goodness. That’s why He sent Jesus, to redeem us from our sin.  When Noah was instructed to build the ark it was because God found no one else except Noah who was faithful to God. He was the only one who acknowledged God. God allowed the flood to cleanse the earth. He cleansed the earth of evil! God chose Abraham for the same reason. Romans 4:18-22 tells us it was Abraham’s faith that counted him as righteous, which means right standing with God. God promised many nations would come from Abraham. People who would worship God and belong to Him. They would be His family. After this promise was fulfilled these people who belonged to God became known as the Israelites. They eventually backslid and came into hardship. They lost focus, which led to sin and put them into bondage. Our main focus needs to be God first. Hold Him high, honor Him, follow Him, trust Him, obey Him! He is looking for this type of person to be on His side.

Whether you accept it or not, we are in a spiritual warfare. There is a battle going on in the spiritual realm as we speak. The battle is about our salvation. The war is about whether we will take salvation and then go a step further and actually make Jesus our Lord [commander]. This war is going on inside each one of us, every day. Which side will we choose? Our day to day choices through the day are what determines which side we are on. Who ever we are yielding to is the one we are serving. God is in the process of building His kingdom and searching for soldiers to fill it.  One night I found myself in a spiritual battle in my sleep. When evil is face to face with you and you really feel what evil is, it can be very frightening. This is what happened to me, but I felt God saying to me,” Don’t give up!” I learned that in order to have courage , you have to face fear. If there is no fear then you can’t experience courage. When you stop and pray during a moment of fear and ask Jesus to be with you and know that love casts out fear, suddenly you know you aren’t alone. I like to think of it this way, we are in the trenches of life, right? God is the General on high. The Holy Spirit could be like our walkie talkie to communicate with Jesus. So, when I make contact with Him, I feel like my commander is right in the trenches with me.

Now my illustration using Alice in Wonderland. In the movie we see Alice oblivious to the fact that she is a champion. She learns from the scroll that a day is set for her to fight this creature. She doesn’t feel prepared and doesn’t even want to do it. She denies her destiny, she fights against it. Some of us may be doing the same spiritually. God is calling us but we keep resisting, making up excuses for why we can’t fight for Jesus.  We are champions on the inside, but we keep our destiny at bay because of fear. When Alice told the Madhatter that she wasn’t a slayer, he said she had lost her muchness, on the inside. He remembered her as being full of life, nothing was impossible, when she was a child. Could this be why the Bible says to have childlike faith? A child’s perspective is different than an adult. See, when Alice was a child, she could do anything, but now that she is older, she is questioning what really is possible. We have to get our muchness back!  Maybe not in the way we hoped but in a different way, God’s way. Sometimes difficulties have to be experienced in order to face fears. If we can get through the small stuff, then eventually we will be able to slay dragons as well. You have to believe the impossible before it can happen. That’s faith. Alice remembered something before slaying the creature. Her father told her to think of six impossible things before breakfast. She thought of six impossible things while facing the giant creature. They were things she THOUGHT were impossible but experienced them and knew they were real. So, she knew if those things were possible then it was possible for her to slay the creature.

Just like Alice, we are up against a creature named Satan. Are we going to hide in the foxhole, or will we take a stand and fight for Jesus! It is the destiny of every christian to be in God’s army. We are on the battlefield and God calls us to be His champions. Just like the scroll foretold of Alice, God has already called us. Will we keep resisting and not fulfilling our destiny? Or will we allow God to work inside of us and regain our muchness! Don’t settle for just making it in to heaven, become a soldier for Jesus and march victoriously into the kingdom of heaven knowing you gave it your all and you fought the good fight of faith!