The more we are exposed to adverse circumstances, the more we have to wrestle with our environment, the more we are challenged by the world around us, the stronger we become! Anointed Fighter's, IF WE WOULD BE CHAMPIONS OF THE MOST HIGH, WE MUST BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT!
NO FIGHTER can be seriously threatened by an enemy "without" until they have been corrupted and weakened by some enemy within. It is called a fight for a reason. However, we fight from victory, not for victory. Keep Fighting!
I pray that our Lord and savior gives you sufficient grace in every battle-in every fight when we feel the need to submit remember that the Lord always have a way out of adversity so that we become the victors; but we already had victory by our Lord's saving grace!! May God bless you and continue to use you as a vessel to inspire me!
We can hear the truth, we can receive the truth and know the truth; but before the truth can become effective in us, we must become the truth. The truth must become our very personality, our state of being. You see, we can hear truth, receive truth, and know truth, but still not walk in the realm of truth! We may speak truth, teach truth, and preach truth, and yet walk in ways that are not according to the truth. But when we become truth, when we are truth, the truth will be manifested out of us as the Christ who is the truth! There was nothing that the Son could do that was not truth, nor could He speak any word that was not truth, for He was the truth.
Hi Dustin! Thanks for being so cool. Last summer, I finally surrendered to God and gave up things I was holding on to that I thought I couldn't live without. I felt like (in June 2009) that God had taken everything away from me...but He didn't replace it with something better (like everyone kept telling me He would do). I was waiting...waiting...waiting on God to move...and in the meantime, I fell into martial arts...never even tried it before last fall, but it was next door to my gym, so I did it. OH MAN - it felt great. I spent evenings in Muay Thai and then in scripture and prayer asking God why he would wipe my slate clean and leave me hanging. I guess about 3 weeks ago, I got to a place with God that I didn't know what to say anymore, because I felt so disappointed. Everyone kept telling me I'd get my heart's desires...but??? where are they? I know it was me and my heart..not God...but still, I would go to pray and look up and say "I don't know what to say to you Lord anymore. I've begged. I've pleaded. I've cried. I've given everything I have to you. What else is there? I've surrendered EVERYTHING there's nothing left to give you Lord...it's all yours." WHEN...suddenly - I start getting calls from my Christian friends..out of the blue...then I find this website...and then I realize, that the fighting I've been doing "in the meantime" and my passion/surrender to God are NOW merging into ONE. No longer are they 2 separate pieces of my life, but 1 is tied to the other. God gave me fighting. He knew I needed it. I love it. Its my therapy. Its become so integral - like brushing my teeth. I pray God will keep blessing me in training and will allow me to be a vessel to model a woman's strength and power through Christ's authority. I'm excited now about what God is doing...because finally, I can see the light at the end of my surrender tunnel...
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Wow Waiting is still Trusting! I like the brief summary of things. Each of the experience the israelites went through teaches us powerful lessons that are required for us to know if we are to fulfill God's purpose for our calling. Also, I noticed the order in which God answers each occassion, which means staying on course is important because if we become impatient we break God's plans for us so everything has an order from salvation to everything else God has for you. ALL we have to do is believe, wait on the Lord, trust in the Lord for His right timing. YOU or Me, or for that matter the israelites in Egypt didn't fight to free themselves from bondage - God did it all. What then is left but to wait on the Lord, and waiting means waiting, trusting in the Lord just like you said brother, pack your mind and stay watchful, keep the devil away by dying to self and stay faithful to receive your divine destiny. Now, JUST SEND ME MY TSHIRTS!!!! lol, ha, ha
Great fight bro! Congradulations. Wanted to touch base with you about the T Shirts,.. we are still waiting for the minimum orders to come in before we can have them made. It is taking a bit longer as you can tell. We still have your money in the paypal account if you want to retrieve it or continue to wait. Once we get them,.. I will send you a couple for free for the trouble bro. Peace to you Dustin and thanks.
Nobody hates waiting more than I do. At Wal-mart, I use the self-checkout, because there is usually no line. Unless, of course, I commit the unpardonable crime of putting the bread on the wrong plastic bag and the machine begins yelling at me. Then, of course, I have to wait for the human to come over and fix the machine.
At the post office, I hate waiting an hour to mail a package. So I usually use the automated box that allows me to send anything slightly smaller than an elephant.
I especially don't like sitting in traffic in the Chicago suburbs, where I believe they widen the roads once every 76 years. So I have a better chance of seeing Haley's Comet than getting into the turn lane on my local highways. Nice.
So you can understand that I have an especially tough time waiting on God. He just doesn't seem to fit His plans into my rushed, hurried, panicked world. And in reading the Scriptures, I've learned that He hasn't changed.
In fact, almost all of the great men in the Bible had to wait. Some agonizingly long. Let's look at three examples.
Your Prince is Ready
Though Moses grew up in the house of Pharoah and was groomed to be the next in line for the throne, I believe he saw all of this as God raising him up to deliver his people, Israel. His mother probably had something to do with that.
As the years passed and Moses looked from the window of his stately palace and saw the oppression of his brethren, he grew more and more impatient. Finally, he acted on impulse and killed an Egyptian taskmaster.
So that meant 40 years in the wilderness. Here God's people were suffering and their future deliverer is leading sheep in the backside of the desert. Yet God wasn't delaying. He wasn't stalling. He wasn't anxious.
Finally, when Moses was broken and humble enough to be used as an instrument by God, God sent the 80-year old prince-turned-shepherd back to Egypt.
But do you see what his happening? The headlines wouldn't read, "Prince leads coup. Prince leads revolt. Prince overtakes Pharaoh." No, I wouldn't be about Moses anymore. It would be about God. How about, "God Miraculously Delivers His People."?
Dreams of Greatness
As a young man, God spoke to Joseph through dreams. In these dreams, Joseph was leading and his brothers and even world leaders were bowing at his feet. Kind of heady stuff for a teenager, don't you think? And it didn't play too well with his brothers.
But Joseph knew God was calling him to a special place. A place of impact and leadership and power.
So that's why Joseph was probably stunned and shocked when he found himself in the bottom of a pit, praying his brothers wouldn't kill him. Or when he found himself sold into a strange country, Egypt. Or when he was thrust into prison on rape charges.
Didn't seem like those dreams were panning out too well, did it? Didn't seem like God was working out His plan?
Oh, but God was working out his plan. And Joseph, while he didn't know a lot, He knew He could trust God.
Running for King
Okay, so this prophet comes to his house, dumps some oil on his head, and then whispers in his ear, "Oh by the way, you're going to be Israel's next king." But then it was back to the shepherd's fields, back to being the forgotten son and brother, back to obscurity.
David was anointed king as a teenager, but he waited 14 long years to assume the throne. And those 14 years were hard years. He was Israel's next king, but there was his madman, Saul, who was determined to see David dead and buried.
If you read the psalms you can experience David's angst. He scratched his head in wonder, "Why is God allowing Saul to do this?" "Why doesn't God just move Saul out of the way?"
But again, like Moses, like Joseph, David had to learn to trust God. And waiting, is trusting. David had to be broken, humble, and read to lead God's people.
Do you see a pattern developing here? God often gives his people a dream, a desire, a calling and then puts them through a period of waiting.
It is in this waiting where your real courage and character are forged. It is in this period of uncertainty that you're life takes on a whole new dimension. You learn how to trust God. You learn to lean on God. You learn what's important and what's not important.
So if you're like me and you really hate to wait, know that waiting is trusting.