On Your Feet Soldier

by Anita Mondragon
 
Overcoming is a spiritual issue. There are three main obstacles to overcome sin, the world, and the

devil. When we face these obstacles, we must NOT look at the physical implications. The devil will

ALWAYS make the problems appear to be much larger than they are! I don’t have a dishwasher, so

every time I have company over for dinner, by the time they leave…I have dirty dishes on the stove, the

counters, and filling both sinks! It looks like it will take me all night to get the kitchen cleaned up.

But…once I sort everything out, I find, it’s not really that big of a job after all.

The same holds true of the trials and tribulations we face in life. Sometimes, our problems look

insurmountable…but if we give them to God and let Him sort them out, we will find they really aren’t

that big!

Ministry is no different. When and if God calls you to do something…just go ahead and do it. There will

be many who tell you that you’re NOT qualified, you can’t do it, it’s impossible, stop being proud, etc.

The disdain and angry remarks will continue long after you have accomplished your task. But if you do it

as unto the Lord, and in the power of HIS might, you WILL achieve success!

Dr. Jeremiah gave five key points in becoming an Overcomer.

1. Refuse to be discouraged. Be persistent in your calling!

2. Reinforce your focus. Look to God for direction and help.

3. Reflect on your past victories. Take a look at what God has brought you through. So encouraging!

4. Run toward the problem or challenge. Meet it head-on!

5. Remember WHO your captain is…THE LORD ALMIGHTY. Do it for Him!

In his message to the troops, General Dwight D. Eisenhower started out his speech with these words,

“…The eyes of the world are upon you…”

The eyes of the world are upon us Believers who profess to KNOW and serve a living God as well, but

even more importantly, the eyes of the LORD HIMSELF are upon us, and when we follow His call, He will

show himself strong in our behalf and we WILL succeed in our purpose! Take a look at 2 Chronicles

16:9…it’s a promise you can count on!

9  For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself

strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. -2 Chronicles 16:9

KJV

The General’s speech went on to say, “Your task will not be an easy one. Your

enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely….

But I have full confidence in your devotion to duty and skill in battle.”

Can God Almighty say that about you? Is your heart completely His? Can He count

on you to be devoted to His cause?

This battle between Believers and Satan’s hoards is REAL people! ON YOUR FEET

SOLDIER! Put on the full armor of God and get ready to fight!

Anita Mondragon



Face To Face

Face To Face
Anita Mondragon
 
We, Christians hear all the time that we need to have a relationship with Jesus.  We have all heard the Great Commandment…”To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.”  Why is this so important?


Are Some of Us Stuck With Messed Up Mustard Seeds?

Here we are…almost at the end of this study.  I must say, I’m having mixed feelings about this book!  I’m enjoying it very much, but at the same time, it has opened my eyes and caused me to see a few things about myself that I KNEW were there, but I’d denied them for years!  Why?  Because they are UGLY!  That’s the part I’m having trouble with…I think it’s called, “Conviction”!
 

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Learn To Forgive…And Forget

LEARN TO FORGIVE…AND FORGET!

Like all young parents, I made many bad choices.  They were done with the best of intentions, but I was new at being a mom, and some of the choices and decisions I made turned out to be the worst things I could have possibly done!  Yes!  I was stubborn too, and would not listen to wise counsel and advice given to me.  And…I sure didn’t need God’s help!  Or so I thought! I knew it all!  I was an adult and could make my own decisions. WRONG!  I see that now…you know what they say about ‘hind site!’

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Does God Want Out Of Our Quiet Time?

Well…I must admit…Shellie hit me right between the eyes a few times in this chapter!

My intentions are good. The desire of my heart to be close with the Father, is sincere! But I get distracted very easily! I’m like those birds in her back yard she was talking about. Some new idea strikes me…and off I run to pursue it. Instead of falling on my knees in prayer, looking in Scripture to see if this is what HE wants…I decide it’s a ‘good’ thing…and run after it. This has gotten me into more trouble than I care to think about!

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I Suppose CliffsNotes Are Out

The title of chapter three in the study book Heart Wide Open is, I Suppose CliffsNotes are out.  That got me to thinking…”What are CliffsNotes anyway?”  I asked a few folks, and finally looked it up on Google.  The definition was, a series of student study guides….    It still didn’t make sense to me, so I looked up the Urban definition and here’s what it said:  

“I got the cliffnotes.” noun. Used to brush people off during a potentially long-winded story or explanation of current events.
When someone is talking or telling you a story and you don’t want to hear it, say “Thanks but I have the cliffnotes,” to shut them up. This works in many ways, like if someone asks if you’ve seen a movie, etc., you can say you have the cliffnotes (to the movie). You can experiment and enjoy (ticking) peopleoff.
by mike viviano June 13, 2007
 

In other words…

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I Know I’m Not A Super Saint!

As I read chapter 2 of Heart Wide Open, I again could see myself.  I know I’m not a “Super Saint”!  I am anything but!

I’m more like the children of Israel.  I know God’s promises to be true…I’ve experienced them many times.  I can recall several times when He rescued me from certain death.  Times when He proved to be The God of, More than enough!’  But, like them, I seem to forget often!  They wandered in the wilderness for forty years….  Why?  It surely wasn’t because of God!  He promised to give them the land…but they were afraid.

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