May 1, 2012

Tuesday SHINE....

Today's Reading: Job 9

Happy Tuesday, SHINE!

Before I begin, let me pray that the words I want to convey to you will be led by the Holy Spirit.

Lord, let me only speak Truth to these precious women. I take this very, very seriously. Nothing that comes out of my mouth will do any good if it is not anointed by You, Lord. I give you my fingers to type and my heart to mold as I type. I pray these women will receive only the Holy Spirit-breathed words into their precious hearts.


In Jesus name.

My friend Melissa told me yesterday that since she joined SHINE in February, she prays for me before she reads each post. I was blown away! She did not even KNOW me then, but she prayed for me and the message that she would receive.

Melissa, you touched my heart yesterday. You really did. Thank you.

Girls, I want to talk to you about Victory. God has been pounding this word in my little heart for the last month.

There are some very specific things that He wants me to trust Him with so that I can have complete Victory. Let me be honest, it scares me to let go of these things.

Just a few months ago, I told a group of people that my struggles were just something that I would have to deal with until I go to Heaven. Yes, these words came out of my mouth. I am ashamed at how wrong of a statement that was.

I look back and think: "No wonder I can't get Victory, I have worn these struggles like a heavy coat, not believing that it could ever be taken off."

I was wrong. Dead wrong.

I told my friend Lisa yesterday that I knew that God had given me complete and total Victory over a certain area, but I was having a hard time changing my habits. 

The Victory part is simple, girls. Jesus is ready to give it to you, if He hasn't already. It is the habit-changing part that trips us up.

Imagine this: Say you have a broken leg. What if Jesus Himself came to you, put His hand on your leg and said, "You are healed, sweet child."

Amazing, right? Okay, now what if after He healed you, you went and grabbed your crutches to walk.

Why would you need your crutches, friend? You are HEALED. You are RESTORED. You have VICTORY, right?

Why do we (I) insist on walking with crutches when we are restored and healed by the Master Physician?

Are you following me?

God has given you the Victory, sweet sister. You just have to put down your crutches and walk.

Oh, the Victory that we have in Jesus! It's breath taking.

Just yesterday, I was making up my child's bed. This child has a small issue with bed wetting. It has been a struggle for a while.

As I was making up the bed, I noticed that the sheets were clean! No wet sheets! Miracle!

I heard Jesus say to me loud and clear: "Your child can have Victory over this. Pray for it, Jill. You are this child's Momma. Pray for Victory."

Oh, girls! Victory over bed wetting? Are you kidding me??

Absolutely not! Why not bed wetting? Why would I ask for Victory over the HUGE battles and not the small ones?

Lem called shortly after and I told him what the Lord had shared with me. He was kind of silent for a minute, and then he said, "alrighty then. guess it's worth a shot."

Ha! Worth a shot? You better believe it's worth a shot!

Victory, girls! That's what we have when we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

What do you need Victory over today?

  • guilt
  • bitterness
  • anxiety
  • fear
  • rejection
  • loneliness
  • depression
  • eating disorders
  • anger
  • laziness
  • selfishness
  • a rebellious heart
  • a critical spirit
Go to Him now! Give it over to Him and wear your new Victory sash and crown! You are Queen Victory and Jesus is your King!

Receive it and change your old habits. You are restored. You don't need your crutches, sweet girl. You just need to get your little legs used to walking in Victory.

Lord, we plead for Victory in our lives. We want the abundant, full life that you have offered us! We receive Your Victory and we thank you for it.

Let us change our habits and put down our crutches. We can WALK! No, we can RUN! 


There is never a request too small or too big for us to get Victory over. 

Thank you for opening our eyes to the Truth.  In Jesus' name we humbly pray. Amen.

no more crutches,

jill

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
 1Corinthians 15:57


p.s... SHINE weekday drawing will be this week...go to the SHINE weekday give away post and enter if you haven't already! 

6 comments:

  1. Oh ... just ... WOW! There's nothing quite like an "on time God" is there? Just this morning in my quiet time I was asking Him to take away a critical spirit in me. To change me. I thank you, Jill, for your words and know that I CAN have Victory in this, too. I'm claiming it right now and I'm throwing those crutches away. I'm loving this blog and it has helped me to see Him better in my life because of the words spoken to my heart right here.
    May our Lord Jesus continue to use you in a mighty way!

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  2. Good Tuesday morning to you, Jill. I loved the time with you Sunday, and as a result of your love feast with your shinegirls...I'm having one for Women Who Pray...and you got an invite. :)

    You listed several things that I have received the victory in...and the one I'm about to say is one that I think I have victory in and then we go to another level...we meaning me and the LORD.

    Today's prayer blanket is for pure vision...that's our Tuesday prayer theme...and Emily began with the song Create in Me a Clean Heart, Oh God...and renew a right spirit within me...as of Monday, my home page on the website www.womenwhopray.net has the praise and worship songs that Emily leads us in...I pull off youtube. Visit anytime for a blessing.

    Continuing on this thought of a clean heart...Emily then sends me a text that she receives by text each morning...and what scripture is it? You got it! Create in me a clean heart, Oh LORD....

    Today, is May 1st, so in our prayer blanket the 1st prayer of the month that we pray from The Power of the Praying Wife is for His Wife...and, guess who had to pray it this morning?? You got it again! Me! So, God, Jill!

    The victory I'm claiming comes from this prayer for myself...and other wives in our tent...
    I'm pulling out parts and joining what is speaking to me today...

    May the God of patience and comfort grant us (my husband and me) to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus...Make us a team, not pursuing separate, competitive, or independent lives, but working together, overlooking each other's faults and weaknesses for the greater good of the marriage. Help us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another...May we be "perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment."

    Father, I thank You for the victory to pursue the things that make for peace in my marriage and to pursue the things which edify my husband. I thank You that Tim and I are perfectly joined together in the same mind...the mind of Christ...and in the same judgment. Thank You, LORD, for Your
    V I C T O R Y!!!!! In Jesus' Name, Amen and Amen

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  3. Anonymous5/01/2012

    Thank you Jill! I needed this. My husband has been gently encouraging me to put those "crutches" down you are talking about. Oh the freedom it will bring! Thank you, love you so much! Sarah

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  4. This is so good, Jill!!! Thank you for reminding me to ask the Him for the victory. Victory in Jesus. Pretty awesome that we can seek Him in all things and especially in this one.
    My Redeemer lives~!! Job 19:25

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  5. Anonymous5/01/2012

    VICTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. You know that I sooooooo identify with this, Jill. I can't even tell you how great it feels to feel the victory coming on even now.

    I love being on a faith journey with you and 500 of my closest friends! Jesus is LORD! :)

    Love you so,
    Bek

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