I refuse to let what's mine be taken from me. Jesus purchased a lot for us in His death and ressurection, but sometimes we don't realize what is ours. Satan wants to blind our eyes. He wants us to look at situations and circumstances. He wants to persuade us to doubt what God has made available to us.
God showed His ultimate love by the sacrifice of his only begotten son. In this sacrifice He provided salvation, healing, deliverence and every other need we have. But He doesn't just hand us these things and fight the enemy for us. He defeated the enemy already.
Now He wants us to take these things with our faith. He wants us to stand against doubt and every lie of the enemy. We need not to be moved but what we see in the natural. Nor by our circumstances. We need to be moved by God's Word. We should be moved by what Christ purchased for us.
So when the enemy says I'm defeated and tries to bring discouragement. I say, "Liar, I am an overcomer through Christ Jesus my Lord. " When the enemy says you failed again. I say, I am forgiven and redeemed. When the doctor gives me a bad report, I take the report of God's Word, "By the stripes of Jesus I'm healed. When my circumstances are contrary to God's Word, I stand in faith on God's Word knowing that His truth shall prevail. May we take what is ours through Christ. May we stand, unmoved by what we see, till His Word comes to pass.
Erica Ndaguba is married to a wonderful Nigerian man and they have 4 wonderful kids. They've been married 7 years. She's lived 6 years on the mission field and returned to the States 4 years ago. She used to teach ESL but now she's a fulltime housewife and mother.