Today though I would like to help others tare down those strong holds.
Are you like me and forget what you have right there in your hands. I believe that I am not alone. Satan delights in sidetracking us. If he can just get us focused on the negative long enough we will succumb to his wishes and not Christ's.
Last night in church I became a bit discouraged when the pastor was teaching us to think out our gifts for our spouses and to get them something that they would really like. Every time I hear this I think that what could I ever get my husband. I have no money of my own really. Our family funds are really low. The Devil sits right there in my lap and cheers me on in my pity party and says, "yes that's right I believe you've got it now."
Then I decided not to listen to him! I listened to the spirit and cast out his trash in my thoughts. He doesn't deserve a thrown in my heart to sit on and prop his legs on. He is not my cheer leader. God has other plans that will work for our Christmas giving that don't involve lots of money. giving can be great without all of the price tags to ruin things. The Devil would like for me to fell defeated all of the time, because then he would win one more home.
Here is what God has to say about our children.
Your children and my children are a great inheritance and a reward straight from God above. God asks us to take care of the treasures that he gives us. Is god rewarding us for our joyful behavior tight now in our children or is he rewarding us for our crabby, anxious, impatient, depressing behavior.
Our actions are a choice we can choose to be joyful today or to let Satan pull us down to his level.
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I pray that you will be victorious today and your home will be filled with joy! No matter if you are parenting one, seven or more.