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Day 3 – Lost Battle

All was well in the morning. All went well in the afternoon. Except for the incredible craziness at work, I felt okay. Just okay. I had a headache in the background. Do you know what I mean? It wants to be a full fledged headache, but it comes just ever so slightly.

On top of that, the pressure of the day was intensified. Residents had many struggles that day and as the social worker, I’m in the midst of those struggles. It was a long, drawn out day.

I left at 5:30 p.m. and had a 40 minute drive home. I talked to God. I debated whether or not I was going to finish the two glasses of wine left in the bottle. Oh, I just want to go home and relax with my husband. I called him to tell him that I was on my way home and he was visiting our friends and neighbors. Great, I thought. I’ll stop by and we’ll chat for a bit.

So, I did. “Do you want a glass of wine?”, says my friend. “Sure”, I said. And the battle was lost. After about an hour of great conversation and two glasses of wine, we went home. And I finished the two glasses of wine in my refrigerator along with my leftover hamburger (no bun). Life is good.

I decided not to feel guilty or condemned. I enjoyed the evening. I was relaxed. God said, “Remember that the battle belongs to Me”. Oh, yea! My job is to put on the armor. And I know how to do that. Read what He has written and put it in my mind. And, stand and let God fight for me.

Onward and upward, I stand still and see the deliverance of God. I may lose a few battles, but the victory in the war belongs to me.

Day 1 – It’s Saturday, June 1, 2019

I will be 66 years young this month.  God is calling me to a new journey, oh well, it’s a “been there, done that” thing, but it’s different.  This time, my motive is different. I’ve changed.  Some things may look the same, some will be brand new.  But, success is promised to me by Jesus. Complete and total success and bonuses to boot.  It’s about obedience rather than rebellion. His will rather than mine.  Taking the high road rather than the low road.  Feeding my spirit rather than my flesh.  And it’s not Monday, it’s Saturday.  I’ve done my last Monday.

I’ll explain.  The number of times I have started a new “diet” on a Monday I cannot count.  It’s been 40 years around the diet mountain for me.  It should have been a short journey, but my own rebellion and misunderstanding of Jesus’ power lengthened the trip.  Oh, too many days, months, years.  I am weary of the old paths that have led to failure.  If I must travel it one more time, I shall give up completely and die(t).  Today, I stand on the scales at 177 lbs.  I wear a 1x.  I was designed by God to weigh 105 lbs. and wear a size 5.  It’s overwhelming.

So, let the journey begin.  It’s one of ascension.  It won’t be a flat path, but rather a climb to victory.  And as one may guess, climbing a mountain rather than wondering around it will require a Guide.  I have my answer.  I have His promises.  The Last Monday is about going to a new level with Jesus and living in the supernatural provision of divine healing instead of mankind’s take on what it means to be healthy. Let’s discover what God says about being healthy. Here is a story that I’ve pondered for awhile.

Luke 8:43-45 The Message (MSG)

43-45 In the crowd that day there was a woman who for twelve years had been afflicted with hemorrhages. She had spent every penny she had on doctors but not one had been able to help her. She slipped in from behind and touched the edge of Jesus’ robe. At that very moment her hemorrhaging stopped. 

Here’s my version:

In the crowd today, there is a woman who for 40 years has been afflicted with poor self-image, gluttony, obesity and unhealthy habits that she could not overcome. She spent every penny that she had on cures, new diets, gimmicks, doctors, tests, but nothing had helped her. Her past victories were superficial and temporary. She was weary, ashamed and downtrodden. This day, she slipped through the crowd of lies and touched Jesus’ robe. At that very moment, He gave her victory over the lies of the enemy and she was no longer ashamed but empowered. God has given her the mountain that she seeks.