Be Strong and Courageous

How can we be strong enough to win life's battles? Certainly not in our own strength. We have an enemy who is cunning, powerful, and determined to destroy us. When we are strong in the Lord, we have HIS (dunamis) power and strength. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

When the enemy comes against you, your best defence is to call upon the Lord for help. Then use His Word to speak against the treacherous enemy of your soul. Only God can make us strong and courageous.

Ephesians 6 tells us about the armour God gives us to protect us from the evil one. "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." I am so thankful God protects and equips us to fight our battles. The enemy is far too strong for us. He doesn't fight fair. He will look for your weaknesses and strike when you least expect. Don't even dream of going into battle against him without God. In spite of what you may think, you can't handle this. You need Jesus. You must abide in Him and His strength.

"Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness," (Jesus told us He is the truth. He is our righteousness) "And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;" (He is our peace)"Above all, taking the shield of faith, (God gives us a measure of faith) wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, (Jesus is our salvation) and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:" (Jesus said He is the Word. When we are clothed in God's mighty power and strength, clothed in the armour of God, holding the sword of the Spirit, we are invincible.) "No weapon formed against you will prevail..." Isaiah 54:17

"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel" We are to pray for and encourage one another. I've heard it said don't shoot the wounded. One day you might be one. If someone has been caught in an enemy trap, pray for and encourage them. Don't help the enemy destroy someone.

He will equip you and fight with you and for you if you are His. "What shall we say then about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?"Romans 8:31 Trust God. He is with you. He loves you. I pray you will be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. I pray Jesus will give you wisdom, strength and courage when you are faced with temptations and battles. Blessings, Beloved.

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About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. (She loves tide pools, painting, reading, writing...)

She has been an  Elementary and High School teacher for 18 years - is married and has four adult children - and has had the amazing opportunity to travel the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs.

Rena began writing her story - one of rejection, betrayal, and healing from brokenness - while sitting under a mosquito net in China. Two years later she put all the scribbly notes together at a guest house in Haifa, Israel. "A Life Set Free" was born.

"Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp", "Mommy & Baby's Journal", and her latest book -"MANHUNT" - Book 1 in "The Narrow Path Trilogy" -are all available on Amazon.

God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show the impossible is possible when our lives are surrendered to Him. He can do more than we ask or think. She sincerely hopes this blog blesses and encourages you. 

Blessings, Beloved.



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