Jill Jarrell Newsome
From Battle To Benefits
"Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms to wake up. That is hope." How many times have you worried about something and it never turned out as negative as you imagined? Probably way more than you know. Battles are mostly in our mind and God has given us the power to overcome those lies from Satan!
When we receive Jesus, we receive salvation, love and a lot of benefits! Ephesians 1: 7-9, "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ." Jesus gives us hope, peace, healing, forgiveness. We have to hold firmly to the faith we profess.
We have to watch our words. The words of our testimony have to agree with what God says and with what God is doing. If our thoughts continue to be negative, we need to recognize it is from Satan and change our thinking. We have the power to take authority over it in the name of Jesus. Scripture says to hold tightly to the Word! Hebrews 10: 23, "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." We have to hold tightly, especially, when things are tough. God is our strength and our refuge!