My boyfriend said that Satan would try to send a spiritual attack my way, so that I would not hear God's message. Well, he certainly did send an attack; his first one was before I was leaving for the trip. I have problems with my parents sometimes (but they don't know this, I'm the "good child" so everything stays shut and locked up tight in my brain... I've learned that that is not a good thing to do story for another time, just a whole lotta drama that doesn't come out easily) and I was just having a bad night; just hating on them so much. But my boyfriend helped me remember God's word, to not hate on them; that it'll all be fine. So that was resolved. ish.
And so the second spiritual attack happened about the first three nights of me staying at Worldchangers. All days it concerned loneliness, stuff like that. I am always around my parents, my boyfriend, my boyfriend's parents, etc. and so when I go from familiarity to OMG I DON'T KNOW YOU PEOPLE really bad time for me. But the Lord keeps his promises - it says in the bible:
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right
For I am the Lord, your God,
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
He reached down from on high and took
hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their cry;
the face of the Lord is against those who do
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
Lord, you establish peace for us;
all that we have accomplished you have
done for us.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
All of these bible verses deal with God protecting me from fear - which Satan placed on my heart to deter me from God. But every night, when I felt this fear, I would pray to God that he would help me, because Satan didn't have any hold on me as long as I trusted in God. And after I would pray to God, I would start reading the bible - I would never know where to look; but key words will pop into my mind. God, give me peace. God give me comfort. etc; and in the back of my bible is an index - I'd look up the key word in the index, and go to the bible quote specified. And there would be his promises - that he will give me peace, give me comfort, absolve all fear. The Lord is amazing I'd be lost, in a hole of self-pity without him. Thank you Lord, for keeping your promises.
I was told, time after time, before I left for Worldchangers, that this trip would be a life changing experience. And let me tell you, it has. I have found my purpose, what God was trying to tell me to do and what to change and what to put into my everyday life. I have found that - now, I can't leave it in Oklahoma. I need to do his will, what he has told me to do, each and everyday.
1 Peter 2:11-12
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
1 John 2:3-6
We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
It's a simple truth: glorify him in EVERYTHING that you do. Show that you are a child of Christ, don't just say it. This is what he has commanded me, and all of us to do. It'll be hard, as we all fight temptation, but the Lord will give me strength. I know this. If I ask for strength, for peace, for comfort, for guidance, he will provide. He has promised that to all of his believers, and even to those who are not believers, for it says in the bible:
I am the Lord, and there is no other;
apart from me there is no God.
I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
so that from the rising of the sun
to the place of its setting
men may know there is none besides me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other.
Let it be known that he will not give peace to those who are not believers, as it says in Romans 5, but he will strengthen those who are not believers because he loves us, all of us. God Almighty is amazing, truly amazing.
And so to close:
Psalm 103:1-5, 8-10
Praise the Lord, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits -
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the
The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
The Lord is truly amazing, as I have said many times he is awesome.
And if you would like to read the actual bible lesson that I learned from Worldchangers, feel free to check out the journal entry at my group #FlyWithGod or click on the journal link:
The PursuitWorldchangers was AMAZING :iconexplodelaplz: I am so glad that the Lord, God Almighty, planned for me to be there. I learned so much about him and his plan for me; I've grown closer to him, I just hope that Satan doesn't get me down and forget God's message, what he taught me in Oklahoma.
If you would like to read about my personal time at Worldchangers, and what I learned from God, please read:
But since this is a group, I need to teach y'all something So I will do so haha.
The main focus (meaning the bible study) at Worldchangers was The Pursuit, meaning God's pursuit of us, his creation. God has been pursuing us from day one, when he created us, as it says in Genesis 1:26-30 and in Genesis 2:15-25. He wanted mankind to be happy, to be perfect - he created us in his image, to be perfect. He pursued Adam and Eve, giving them all they needed to survive and to be happy. He loves us, his creation so much, that he did this. But when Eve fell to the
And by the way, I no longer have internet, so I will only be on from time to time when my parents let me go to Starbucks or the library... which they have not let me do yet... so I hope that more money comes in so that we have internet
Hope y'all had a nice week, and God bless