Tag Archive | Satan’s Lies

Here for a Reason ~ Ashes Remain

The last few weeks have been so overwhelming and emotional, with heartbreak and disappointment prevalent each day, not to mention confusion and anger. With so many emotions running rampant through the corridors of my mind, it has been easy to forget who I am and why I am here.  As I was listening to the radio, I heard the song, “Here for a Reason” by Ashes Remain. God is so good, that even amidst this devastating storm, he has reminded me I am here for HIM.  I am here to spread his word and his love to all who will receive it, to bring light into hearts that are broken and in the dark, to enjoy the blessings he has planned for me and those around me, and to be a witness to all he has done in my life.

I want to remind you that no matter the battle you are facing, no matter the demons that haunt, there is purpose for your life. Don’t give up, don’t give into the lies, don’t let satan deter you from God’s plan for your life. Live with reckless abandon for God, worship with your heart and soul, for he is with you and will bring beauty from the pain you are facing in this moment.

May you be blessed beyond measure, filled with peace beyond understanding, and surrounded with hope beyond this earthly realm. All my love ❤

Let’s Play Ball

Life is a constant war, a game if you will, where the players are not of this world. We are but rookies in this game of life, and must learn to rely on something stronger than ourselves to make it through. I cannot avoid Satan’s snares, the temptations of the flesh, without the strength of the Lord! For the Lord is my strength and my refuge in times of help…He is my shield and my sword…my light and my all. With that said….

Let’s Play Ball

Fighting battles everyday
Knowing Satan wants to play
Here I stand, a player in the first inning
Aware the battle is just beginning
1 strike
2 strikes
3 strikes
I am out
Walking away filled with doubt
2 innings
3 innings
4 innings down
The scoreboard shows I am losing ground
Satan swings
He hits
He scores
The game is not lost, more is in store
God is pitching now
1 strike
2 strikes
3 strikes
Temptation does not succeed
Upon my heart it will not feed
5 innings
6 innings
7 inning stretch
God’s encouraging, loving arms outstretched
8 innings in and the game is tied
The battle rages on inside
The ninth inning is here
Satan scores a homerun
Though the battle for my soul is not done
My final at bat
I hit
I miss
Strike 1
Strike 2
I pray, I seek, I focus on what is true
Satan pitches
With bated breath I stand
Ball meets bat, praying for a grand slam
I run, and run
Avoiding Satan’s snare
Only to be tagged out
And thus find myself in despair
Yet still the game is not done
The bases are loaded
Christ is at bat
First swing out the door
A homerun is scored
Thus the scoreboard stands…
Satan – 3
Christ – 4
The battle lay in God’s hands
Not of my own ability could I win
Only with God’s strength can I beat sin