Why am I suddenly posting something like this? Well, as you may know, I have recently started a Beth Moore Bible study at Travis and my church. It is the one entitled "Breaking Free"; it deals with helping women break free from things that get in the way of their devotion and concentration on the Lord. I guess I feel that I just started "Breaking Free" and already have been attacked in multiple ways. I feel like Satan sees that something good is coming, and he cannot bear it. It drives him nuts to see that I could develop as a Christian into being more devoted and more in love with Jesus Christ.
I have one thing to say to him: Go for it. I have no reason to be afraid of you. You have no power in my heart or my life. By the strength and power of Jesus, my Lord, you have no stronghold... you have no hold at all. You cannot control any aspect of me or my family's life. I need not be afraid of you, for my Love, my Father in Heaven, is with me always. Your grip on me was loosened many years ago when I decided that I wanted Jesus to control me. Therefore, give it your best because you will have to go through HIM to get to me. And trust me... you do NOT want to mess with my Heavenly Daddy.
"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:37-39, NKJV)