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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Can't Stop Me!

Scriptures to reflect upon: 2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. Amplified Version

Romans 8:31
If God is for us, who can ever be against us. NLT
This was not what I had planned today. Creating a whole new blog site wasn’t what I had in mind, but God had other plans.

Last night while I was sleeping, I felt an such evil spirit lurking over me that I woke up petrified, whispering, “No, no, noooo…” I began to tremble in fear. This wasn’t the first demonic visit I’ve experienced. I’ve had several throughout the past eleven years. I’ve often prayed that God would prevent me from seeing that side of the world, but then again, I’ve been praying that I would have more faith and apparently this kicked it into high gear.
I couldn’t close my eyes afterwards. I didn’t have a nightmare, or even a bad dream! I just felt that nasty spirit hovering over me—mad as hell, PRAISE GOD!
I got up earlier than usual today and spent a lot of time in praise and worship. Yesterday God gave me both those scriptures. At the time I thought they meant something entirely different, but today they make perfect sense.

I felt the need to pray boldly this morning; to stand against the enemy in fierce, righteous anger. The enemy kept telling me, “Why do you keep doing this? You’re not feeling anything!” And instead of getting frustrated and quitting, I sang louder and stronger. I fell to my knees and bowed low: “I don’t base my relationship with God on feelings. I don’t need to feel God to know He’s with me!”

Jared woke up and asked me about what happened during the night because I crawled close to him for safety. I told him exactly what I just stated here. He then told me that before we fell asleep my monitor was still on in the office (which is connected to our bedroom) and he saw “something” walk past the door to the computer, and at that very moment the monitor turned off. He didn’t think much more about it, but it made sense as to why I experienced what I did. But it doesn’t stop there.

After spending the morning with Jared and our son, Tavin, I came up to my office to put in a new blog on my original blog site, tristinedenise.blog.com. I tried to login but it brought up an error: db_connect fail. So I tried again and again.  db_connect fail. I also went to my facebook page, Note to Self: Daily Reminders from God, and clicked on the link to see if I could get in from there…same error. I then asked Jared if he could get to my blog from his Mac. No go. Same error.

Instead of getting angry and frustrated, I thought I’d contact help/support at blog.com. In order for me to place a help ticket I had to sign in, but it didn’t recognize my password. So I clicked the button to reset my password, but when I typed in my email address an error popped up indicating that there was no such address on file!

My entire blog—42 days worth of hard work and effort—gone! Guess what my last blog was about? Spurring everyone to get back to church! Hmmm…

Well, God is good. And if God is for me, who could EVER be against me!?

I didn’t get mad. I didn’t throw a fit of rage. I praised God! Instead, I realized that God has given me a spirit of power and self-control! So I gave Him glory and honor and thanked Him that He revealed to me that I am on the right path.

God is going to open the doors wider than ever for this blog. People are going to get fed. They are going to find peace and hope. They are going to be challenged and rewarded. They are going to find God here! And the enemy hates me for it. Praise God!

Devil, you can’t stop me. God is on my side!! An hour later and simply being happy and merely moving on instead of grumbling, my site is back up. (But I’ll also be posting blogs on blogger.com.)

I’ve been praying for supernatural blessings for this blog. I’ve been praying bold prayers for this blog. God’s getting ready.

NOTE TO SELF: Prepare yourself! For God gave us NOT a spirit of fear, but of POWER! Amen!!

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