Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Put Up Your Dukes
My brother was a quiet child and
kept to himself most of the time.
The boys at school would
bully him regularly so one day my dad decided to take action.
“We are going to teach Allen
how to fight,” said my dad.
“Come here, Hazel and put up
I always obeyed my dad, so I
did as I was told.
“Okay, Allen get over here
and let’s practice boxing.”
I wasn’t about to suffer getting hit by
my brother, so I hauled off and smacked him a hard one, right on his nose,
which began to profusely bleed.
The fight was over for that
day, and I was never called back into fight duty after that.
I think my mother must have
had a talk with Dad because a stop was put on the fight lessons.
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In life there are times when
you must “Put up your dukes.”Yes, even
times when to protect yourself and your family you must fight.Usually it is a fight of words, or a letter,
or a legal battle in court.
In our Spiritual walk, we
must also learn to fight our spiritual enemy old Satan, for he comes to lie,
steal, destroy and even kill if he can.
Put on your spiritual armor,
and especially the head gear, because the toughest battles are in your
Cover those negative thoughts
with the blood of Jesus and replace them with praise that God is already at
work on your behalf.
Watch yourself that you do
not try to fight fire with fire, because pay back will only make things
Let God come along side of
you and bring Wisdom with Him for you.
God will avenge you in ways
that you have not thought of, so expect to be surprised when He steps up to
fight for you.
2 Chronicles20:17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.