The Bible Says
“This is the day that the Lord has made; we shall rejoice and be glad in it” Psalms 118:24
The Bible Says:
Ephesians 6:11 – “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” We battle against rulers, authorities, powers of darkness, and evil spiritual forces. These are Satan’s hierarchical forces against the body of Christ. To withstand and overcome these forces, we must solely depend on God’s strength and word. Quench the fiery darts of the enemy with the shield of faith, Ephesians 6:16. Satan is a counterfeit. We are more than conquerors through him who loved us, Romans 8:37. Restrict your imagination from distractions; retain your faith. Jesus died and bore ALL sins so man could be dead to sin and live a righteous life, 1 Peter 2:24. Never plan to sin, but if you do sin, immediately confess your sins to the Lord, and he is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness, 1 John 1:9. Un repented sin will keep you longer than you want to stay. Repent and turn from the unrighteousness that inhibits your life from the benefits and blessings of God.
There is a day that’s coming where Eternity’s morning will show what your decision was, righteousness or unrighteousness. You will have what you say. Words are powerful. Speak only what the word of God says. Jesus said, he only says what the father says (John 12:49); therefore, we are not exempt. No matter what it looks like, keep speaking the word till it becomes tangible. Refuse to become disappointed, nervous, weary, or frustrated if it takes a while; wait on God! What God can do for one man he can do for any man. God knows what is best for us better than we do. Make wise choices and speak confident words so that you may walk out a free life. Jesus is the way to live victorious over sin. God loves us and chose us before we knew him. He has given us daily armor for protection, Ephesians 6:14-17. Prayer is talking to God with a sincere heart. Pray, and your father in heaven will hear and answer you. A sincere heart is obtained through repentance, confession, and believing. When we reflect on the goodness of Jesus and all that he has done and provided for us, our soul cries hallelujah and thank you, Jesus!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for liberty and freedom for your people. Forgive us for trying to overcome sin with good behavior and worldly strategies, for we know that when we call upon you, you are faithful and just to answer. We wait patiently on you Lord knowing that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose, Romans 8:28; in Jesus' name, Amen.
Tracye E. Nance-Byrd – granddaughter
Maggie E. Nance – grandmother & originator of column