Chocolate For Your Soul with Sheri Rose Shepherd - Monday, July 1, 2013
The Good Fight! by Sheri Rose Shepherd
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. — Exodus 14:14
I know life can hit us so hard that there isn’t any fight left inside our soul and even on the best of days, we find ourselves in the midst of a battle that attempts to steal our peace. Our Daddy in Heaven understands the spiritual heat his daughters experience. He is aware of how hard it is to keep fighting when we are worn out and don’t see the fruits of our efforts and energy. It’s very tempting to walk off the battlefield, and just give into the weakness of our weary souls However, when life is over, and all is said and done, there will be no better way to exit this earth into Heaven than the way Paul did - fighting the good fight so the next generation has a faith to stand on.
Look at it this way: if we give up now, it is like planting a beautiful fruit tree and chopping it down before it is ready to bear fruit we can see and taste. The Word of God promises a crown for those who finish their race, I can think of no better reward, than to know our lives led many to the king of Kings, and our fight brought victory for our children and grandchildren.>
I know you want to finish strong, so be encouraged with this truth. It’s never too late to get up and finish your faith and plant your feet in Gods word which will produce great fruit in the next generation. Even If you are too weak to fight today You can take the first step and stand; if you’re too weak to stand then kneel and call out to your Daddy in Heaven. He loves you and is your faithful God.
God's Letter to You
I believe if The Lord was going to write you a personal letter about battles this life brings it may read like this....
My Beloved Daughter,
When you are too weak to fight, My beloved Warrior, I want you to simply stand. When the spiritual warfare around you becomes great and you are in the heat of a faith battle and don’t know what to do, I want you to stand! Yes, stand on My promises. Stand for what you know to be right! Stand in the gap for those who can’t stand on their own!
Yes, My love, evil days will come, but you have My Spirit inside you, and in My power you can and will stand! It is your confidence in Me that will give others the strength to stand with you. Once you have done everything you can, you will still be standing!
Love, Your King Who Fights For You
Treasure of Truth
So put on all of God’s armor. Evil days will come. But you will be able to stand up to anything. And after you have done everything you can, you will still be standing. — Ephesians 6:13
My Prayer for You
I pray for you to find the strength in Christ alone to stand. I ask our God to give to you an eternal picture of your life lived souly for him. In Jesus name I pray for His peace and His promises to become the foundation of your faith and may the joy of your salvation become your strength. You will be victorious in the name of Jesus over every evil thing that comes against you, and you will not stay down: because you were designed to be a conqueror and to finish strong! In Jesus' name, Amen.