Today I just want to remind you that things are changing. It may not look like it or feel like it but hang on! It’s been tough- some have faced things that no one should have to face! Many have felt slighted by circumstances and people. You have asked if things will ever change.
What we do in this hour is so very important. We must fight to stay in a spirit of prayer and worship. Choose your words wisely- not based on what you feel but on what you believe according to the Word of God. We are at the brink of our finest moment, if we can just hold on. Defeat is not an option. Quitting is not a choice! Indifference cannot be considered.
Today I CHOOSE to hold on with all of my might! I CHOOSE to walk in confidence knowing that God has never failed me. Today I CHOOSE to press into God’s presence and line up my words with His words. I CHOOSE to declare that today is the day I see the manifestation of God’s promises in my life. I declare that there is a shift in position and power in favor of the children of God. I declare that the enemy that we see today, will be seen no more! Victory is upon us! I CHOOSE to believe God- period!!
THE SOUND OF VICTORY
© By Wendy M. Reynolds
What’s that faint sound in the distance I hear? It is the sound of trumpets. Victory is near.
Been a rough road- too heavy a load- many times I felt I was going to explode. But God in His awesome power and might- kept me close and told me things would me alright. “Hold on,” He’d say, “though the battle is hard- Me and My Angels are standing on guard. Believe and praise Me even in your pain. Praise Me when your mind thinks it’s going insane. I’ll dispatch my angels to fight for you- No matter what you see, just keep pressing through. Victory is near!
War is not fun- I took some blows. I’ve been dazed- not knowing which way to go. I looked to some friends; they didn’t know what to do or how to handle the hell I was going through. They’d say, “You’re looking to us and we’re looking to you.” I was tormented- so many sleepless nights- wondering if I had enough strength to fight. Lost my peace- couldn’t release- No evidence that the pain would ever cease. Every now and then God would send someone to say, “All is well- just get to the next day! Hear the word of the Lord. What is He saying to you? Pick yourself up and keep walking though. You may not know it now but victory is near. Close your eyes to the circumstances and open your ear. Hear the sound of victory!”
One day while kneeling down on my knees- I cried out to God, “Help me please!” I was as low as I had ever been-hadn’t had a breakthrough in I don’t know when. The enemy was throwing all he could throw- blow after blow after blow after blow. I was at a moment where something had to give. Something had to break if I was going to live. I had tried almost everything to fill up the hole that was smack dab in the middle of my soul. As I searched and searched to fill the empty spaces, I heard God say, “Stop looking in those places! I’ve told you over and over from the very start, only I can soothe your pain and heal your heart. Deal with yourself- whatever it is face it- wherever there is heaviness, I can replace it. Doesn’t matter what you’ve gone through or how you feel. Allow Me to love you. Allow me to heal. Victory is at hand!”
Not sure when it happened but it was like bam- what’s up with me? I had forgotten who I am- a child and friend of God- Christ died for me- provided me with liberty. I began to call on God- I called on His name. As I told Him all about it, the tears finally came. God said, “Remember I’ll never leave you alone or forsaken. There’s no longer a need for you to be shaken.” Pulled myself up- I took my stance- with God in me, satan no longer stood a chance. he kicked me hard when I was down, but God’s got me back on solid ground. Each day that went by, I became stronger and stronger. I wasn’t depending on me any longer. Got myself a new attitude- with Christ help, I got my mind renewed. Now when the enemy comes in hard hittin’, I go to God’s word and declare what’s written. satan and his imps stood shocked and amazed- as I took off the sackcloth and ashes and put on garments of praise! satan pulled back his boys and they withdrew- As he fled, God said, “See, I told you that he’s scared of you! Now you go forward and walk in your destiny. The day has come for you to walk in Your victory!”