Sunday, April 7, 2013

No Options!

the liberator by dbking

Few weeks ago pastor Susan Allen taught a lesson on "Beating the Odds". My apologies in advance for my almost plaigiaristic post.

In the information age it is so easy to stumble over statistics, facts and figures. The odds are that a certain percentage of people will develop cancer, get the flu this season, die in a car accident, get divorced, etc. We live with an almost constant stream of negative programming from the entertainment industry, from.the medical community, law enforcement officials, the news media, even well-meaning friends and family are eager to tell us what the odds are that we cannot succeed, and they usually let us know that the odds are stacked against us. 

How do we tip the scales in our favor? 

"What then shall we say to this? 
If God is for us, who can be against us? all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."
~Romans 8:31, 37 

How do we overcome the odds? 

By declaring our position in God. As in the story of Caleb and Joshua standing firm on God's report against the ten other spies. They refused to fall under the spell of sight and circumstances and instead believed in God's report: you are more than able to take this land. 

Whose report will you believe? 

When you are facing difficulty, stand firm! 

"There is power in standing and facing your problems 
and telling them they have no right!"
~Susan Allen

Remember that you have been redeemed, purchased by the blood of the lamb. anything that comes against you is in defiance of that blood! It defies the work of Jesus! It defies the Christ, the son of the living God!

This is not your battle. The battle is the Lord's and it has already been won.

When you face a situation that seems too difficult to overcome, do not give yourself a chicken hole! Don't every catch yourself saying "If this happens one more time..." Or "I just can't take anymore." To do so is to make an announcement to the enemy that he has almost won, that you are ready to throw in the towel.

If you give yourself an option, you will take it.

There is nothing bigger than you and God! There is no option other than standing firm on the promises of God.

"And having done all to stand, stand therefore" (Ephesians 6:13). 

Stand in the victory won for you by Jesus.
I love you. 

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