Tonight I begin leading a Women’s Bible Study. For 10 weeks, we will explore who we are in Christ and what we possess as believers. I think this is an important topic and apparently so does the enemy.
As I write this, I am sick. I hardly ever get sick. Over the last few weeks as I have been writing the book, I’ve been bombarded with thoughts of insignificance and dealing with family issues. It’s been an assault to stop the work.
But what God has called me to do, what He has called you to do, He has also prepared you for the battle that you may encounter. Our question becomes will we relent when opposition raises its ugly head, or will we pursue wholeheartedly what God has put on our heart to do? Will we allow the enemy to stall the work or will fight this battle knowing we will come out victorious. I choose the latter.
I know who I am in Christ – healed, whole, an overcomer, victorious. I know what He has called me to do – free others from guilt, condemnation, shame. I know no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Armed with that knowledge, I refuse to relent, refuse to stop. You are prepared for the battle. Do not relent. Do not give up.
For You light my lamp; The LORD my God illumines my darkness. For by You I can run upon a troop; And by my God I can leap over a wall. He trains my hands for battle, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; And Your gentleness makes me great. (Psalms 18:28-29, 34-35 NASB)