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Consider My Man Job

Job Sacrificing for His Childrenm

One Sunday after the morning service, I timidly shared the first copy of “My Story” with the choir leader at East Dyersburg UMC. One page, double-spaced, two hundred and fifty words about my wreck. I had butterflies in my stomach. 

What will he think of me after he reads “My Story?”

When I saw him at the evening service he said, “Consider my man Job.”
I pulled out my Bible and read this conversation:
“One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’
Satan answered the Lord, ‘From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.’
Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil’” (Job 1:6-8 NIV).
I panicked. “Who am I to be compared to Job?” My faith ebbed and flowed like ocean waves. Moment by moment my thoughts and memories tore me from God. I felt defeated.
I started reading about spiritual warfare and I learned God had provided a once for all time sacrifice in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. When I accepted Him as my Lord and Savior, I became family—bought with a price I could not pay.
Today I know Satan attempts to frighten me out of God’s Kingdom but all I need to do is claim the blood of Jesus, and bind and cast out the evil one.
Keep your focus on the cross and rejoice in the salvation of those set free.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV).
In Christ,
Berta
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Comment on my blog and let’s talk about it.

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My Cheeks Are Wet With Joy


 Alone.
I lie here in my room.
A month. Now a year.
How long, O Lord?
Abandoned as one once loved.
Separated by circumstances.
Isolated and forgotten.
A tear tendrils down my cheek.
I hear one say.
“I’d be crazy.”
I reply.
“Welcome to my world.”
Satan hears my weakness.
And takes just that moment.
To whisper in my ear.
“God doesn’t care.”
In my tears, God reminds me.
Satan can’t read my thoughts.
He only hears my voice.
I lift it up to God.
My worship of God reviles him.
I bind and cast him out.
He has no authority.
I am a child of God.
 I thank Jesus for his sacrifice.
His cleansing healing blood.
And for this life he gave me.
Days of bad and good.
Even for this day.
Overwhelmed by loneliness.
I praise his holy name.
My cheeks are wet with joy.
By Berta Dickerson

Besetting Sins

After my baptism at age 28, I didn’t feel “saved.” Did I not get it? Am I still the same? What did I do wrong?

Over time, I couldn’t break free from many of my sins. Each time I sinned, I confessed then I sinned again. I couldn’t stop the cycle. I didn’t understand why and I felt trapped.

I hated myself and my life. I suffered from debilitating loneliness as I pulled away from people who loved me.  I lost hope of ever experiencing victory.

Through a Christian ministry, I was encouraged to read TheBondage Breaker by Neil Anderson. Suddenly aware of the spiritual realm, I learned about spiritual footholds and attacks of condemnation.

Even though I’d made a profession of faith, Satan had access to my spirit. Sins of my past that I still felt guilt over had allowed footholds. He wanted me to suffer and believe God couldn’t or wouldn’t forgive me.

Jesus shed His blood for the forgiveness of our sins, and prayer in His name breaks the bonds Satan has on us. Therefore, we must turn to Jesus and resist Satan to experience freedom in Christ.

I was right to confess my sin, but I had failed to follow through. Binding Satan through the power of Jesus blood will set you free.

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7 NIV).

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:1, 2 NIV).

Pray this prayer, or your own, out loud to protect you and your family from bondage:

Father, I praise You and thank You for the forgiveness of sin Jesus blood supplies, and I bind Satan with that power and in Jesus name. Satan, I bind you and cast you out of my life and the lives of my (family/children). (I’m/we/they are) covered by the blood and you have no authority in (my) life. In Jesus name, Amen

In Christ,

Berta

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