Yes obstacles seem to come in so many ways, and doesn't it seem like they are only more intense around the Holidays? Yet...Satan has been defeated at the cross and I am living proof of the Lord miraculous grace and mercy! I and all of us have come short of the glory of God, yet His grace is free and I wish for this season that people would just give their hearts over to the Lord for that FREE Grace!
Satan in the last couple of weeks has tried over and over to put lies in my head, so many that I started to believe them..for less than a split second! Now instead of giving Satan any time or space in my head, I tell Jesus that I am taking every thought captive and through words of wisdom from my Father, I said, out loud to the enemy: "Satan you are not going to steal my joy, so stop harassing me and Mike"
God you are so good, thank you for sending your Son to this world that we celebrate at this time. Thank you for cleansing me of the gargage in my life! Thank you for the miracle that I had yesterday (a fabulous story for next time!), you heard my prayer and instantly you answered me. Father you can do anything and it is just our trust that makes us obediant towards You.
The Lord said to me: "Make me the focal point of your search for security. In your private thoughts, you are still trying to order your world so that it is predictable and it feels safe. Its an impossible goal and counterproductive to spiritual growth. When your world feels unsteady grip my hand, you'll live in conscious dependence on Me!