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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Where do you fight?





Where do you fight?

Like most others in Greenville, Cliff and I took off to the movies to see "War Room."


We were sure we had left in enough time that we wouldn't land ourselves on the first row.


(This was how we pulled in the parking lot)




 


We stood in line for our tickets...stood in line for our popcorn...and marched into the theatre down to the first row and first two seats, it was packed, Greenville came out to the show do you hear me? 


As the movie began, I closed my eyes and sent one up asking God to open our hearts not just myself and Cliff's but everyone in the rooms heart to allow God to move not just nudge but plum push us, convict us, and teach us.


Throughout the movie powerful words were spoken, prayers were prayed, and I felt the Holy Spirit all around. I could hardly watch certain parts through my tear filled eyes, but good tears, tears that showed me he is still ever present and working right there in that room.


 


There was a woman behind us and every so often she would say aloud "Yes Lord, Praise the Lord, Speak to us Lord." God put her behind us so that we would dig our heels in; there is something about someone speaking out during a God moment that makes me feel him even more.


You know how at church when the preacher thinks he has said something that is worth an "amen" and folks just sit there and then he shouts "Can I get an AMEN?" then everyone wakes up and shouts AMEN, well this was different we were fully awake and soaking up every word and to hear her voice say what my heart was shouting on the inside just made it so moving.


 


So the question is where do you fight? This post isn't about just fighting for your marriage it's about any fight you may be facing. We all at some point need a shield.


Remember when you went to haunted houses and when it started getting weird you would hide behind your friend and duck using them as a shield?


God will go before you and fight your battles and sometimes God will fight the actual battle through you, other times He will simply tell you to hold your position and do absolutely nothing, and then He will move Himself to completely take out the attack coming against you.


 


Isn't that powerful, you don't have to fight alone and sometimes you do nothing, let God move.


If you’re facing troubles in a relationship, friendship, your workplace, your finances or whatever battle you’re facing let God go first, he wants to and this verse tells us that.


I will go before you and make the crooked paths straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.” (Isaiah 45:2)


Never stop praying for what means the most to you. Let God use you and your circumstances to better someone else. We don't need to receive answers to our prayers and keep our victories private. Share it with someone, pray and ask God to put someone in your path that your story can help.


8 years of marriage later and we are still learning how to let God fight for us.




Have Zest and never give up on your Fight.