Uncategorized Protected: Armor of God: W1 written by Katie Sanders March 7, 2017 This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Messandmercy 14 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Katie Sanders previous post Just Amen?? next post Leave the broken pieces where they lay. You may also like Leave the broken pieces where they lay. March 8, 2017 Just a Carpenter April 19, 2017 How I did it..Getting back to worthy April 24, 2017 When revenge feels right… February 16, 2017 Why I didn't cry March 21, 2017 Jesus study numero dos?? April 2, 2017 Temptation June 1, 2017 When you feel too busy for your faith September 13, 2017 Embracing Messy: Can you hear him? February 7, 2017 Protected: Looking for Lovely: W1 May 2, 2017 14 comments gracefulamber25 March 7, 2017 - 2:50 pm First off, I needed this. I for one am my on worst enemy . When it comes to over thinking things or letting negative thoughts ensue me, letting Satan “suffocate me with insecurities,” I’m am so guilty. People can me mean. People are human. Sometimes we need to put our Jesus armor on, pray about the situation, and not forget to just leave it in His hands. That sounds so easy, but it isn’t. It’s a personal daily struggle for me to remember to put on my armor and stand firm against the wicked ways of the world. One of the things that stood out to me was your picture of the paragraph, “Satan knows he can not destroy you, too late for that.” Sometimes I forget that all Satan can do is taunt us and try to drag us down w the weight of the world but he can NOT destroy us bc we have Gods armor, His grace, and most of all His ever lasting love. ?? Reply Katie Sanders March 7, 2017 - 3:01 pm I was talking to my MIL last night about how evil has individualized plans for our lives. The devil KNOWS what is important to you, he also knows what is going well in our lives and after reading this study it is more apparent to me just how much he attacks those two things. Constantly trying to fill me with doubt and insecurities that have always been so personal to me. But it wasn’t until I had ACTIVE faith, really digging into things that I realized all of this bad “stuff” is just stuff to get in the way of a path that has already been cleared for me. Reply Jessica F March 7, 2017 - 3:15 pm BEAUTIFULLY written!! Thanks so much breaking all this down!! A couple take aways: “Every day, brush your teeth and put on your Jesus!” – love this!!! Reminds me that all things God (His son, His word, Him) is meant to be our DAILY BREAD not cake for special occasions!! It is rather eye-opening to break this down… Satan uses our most overwhelming/difficult circumstances to produce and even intensify feelings of fear, anxiety, worry, stress, loneliness, etc. in hopes of distancing us from Christ, who he knows is the ONLY one to save us from these feelings and our crazy life by giving us PEACE & ETERNITY with him!! Reply Katie Sanders March 7, 2017 - 3:29 pm I was such a cake eater! (Still like cake, but) realizing that it takes TIME and commitment to Jesus and His word, very hands on faith, that brings peace to all the messy we’re all sloshing around in everyday life has changed my outlook on literally everything! Reply Lindsey Hankins March 8, 2017 - 2:27 am Katie. Katie. Katie. You have a beautiful soul! Thank you SO much for following the desires of your heart and leading others to better their relationships with God. I’m with you in saying that so many people are easy to judge based on past experiences, but do NOT let that discourage you. I’ve been in your boat, and I’ve just now recently come to peace with myself knowing that I shall put all my trust in God, and worrying only portrays to God that I don’t fully trust him. I found it difficult to look at people who know me and all I could think about is “what are they thinking about me? Do they see me as the girl who broke her vows and walked away?” I can’t live every day with that mindset. God wants us all to be happy, and no matter the circumstances we can cry out to him and ask for forgiveness, and he will covet our prayers. I cannot change my past and I can’t say that I would want to change my past, because I would not be who I am today. I’m so thankful for having y’all sisters in Christ, and Katie, God bless you for following your heart and spreading the gospel. Love you! Reply Katie Sanders March 8, 2017 - 2:51 am God uses every intricate detail both good and bad to further His purpose. I have learned that hard times are nothing but evidence of a failing spiritual life and God uses those dark places to put us in a position to crawl back into His light. He is not capable of evil, but He can allow it.. and will if that’s what it takes to draw us closer to Him! Love you sweet girl! Reply Cristy March 8, 2017 - 3:24 am I love your posts and they are helping my faith grow! They have all been hitting close to home so without a doubt God is working through you. Also , please don’t let others make you waiver in any way. We all have a past and whether or not you did or didn’t do what they say did, their thoughts don’t matter! I look forward to your posts. Thank you for the time and effort you put into them. Reply Katie Sanders March 8, 2017 - 3:42 am I’m so glad I can help and encourage each and every one of you! Im so thankful for people and their harsh opinions because that’s what ultimately lead me to rely on nothing but my Faith. There is a verse is Isaiah that talks about how sometimes the Lord finds pleasure in our bruises and that is just what He has done here, using my injuries and my short comings to use as testimony for the growth of what’s His!! I am just in awe of His work in all of y’all! ? Reply Lee White March 8, 2017 - 12:43 pm Katie, this is so powerful! Thank you for allowing God to use you and your journey to bring us all closer to Him. I can already feel the impact that this is going to have in my life. I also wanted to share a song that God put on my heart while I was reading this. Victorious by Mandisa. It’s always been one of my favorites but it really came alive for me after reading this. I practically ran out to my car this morning headed to work because I was so eager to listen to in on my drive in. I know that having this stuck in my head all day will continually bring me back to this message and remind me to put his power to work in my life. Reply Katie Sanders March 8, 2017 - 12:59 pm Just wow! That song!! Perfect way to start my morning! That’s kind of where I am in my life.. I’m passed caring what one is saying or critique because I’ve finally realized what’s temporary and what’s useful and He is with me! Hope you have the best day! Reply Lee White March 9, 2017 - 7:44 pm Just want to leave this here for anyone that might need to read it. If you would have asked me a few weeks ago, how Satan is attacking me, or working to undermind God’s work in my life, I probably would have shrugged my shoulders because truthfully, things are pretty good right now and we aren’t dealing with any profound struggles at the moment. But then I read this and it’s so real for me. It was a reminder of how the enemy is working daily in the most ordinary moments, not just when things are crumbling all around up. He is looking for any opportunity to harden our hearts and change our outlook. Hope this is helpful to someone else! http://foreverymom.com/faith/dear-mama-satan-screwtape-letter-kelsey-shade/ Reply Katie Sanders March 9, 2017 - 8:30 pm OH. MY. GOODNESS ?? I so love this! Reply Apryl Smith March 30, 2017 - 5:17 pm This. Is. Everything. I’m in a rut in my life. I’ve been telling myself “it is what it is” and “what’s meant to be will be” while I’m laying in my bed snuggling with my oversized unicorn (yes, I have a large unicorn in my bed) and finding it nearly impossible to get myself out of the bed to do anything productive. I sleep more than anyone should ever sleep, simply because when I’m sleeping, I feel nothing. Nothing at all. I’m physically and emotionally drained from trying to “fix it” by myself. *NEWSFLASH** I can’t. Period. With all that said, thank you for this. Apparently, I’m supposed to do this study since I already have the book for it… on my shelf… collecting dust. Love you 🙂 Reply Katie Sanders March 30, 2017 - 5:27 pm I have so much negative around me with just my new walk period much less all of the other pieces of life swarming around too.. but I try to choose grace every time. I don’t always.. but I try. Someone says something ugly, don’t pray against it- pray about it. Choose happy even when your not and the colors of things around you will certainly start to change. You’ll see unicorns in places not your bed ? Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of new posts by email.