This is our word for the week with Proverbs 31 OBS and dictionary.com defines determination as: the
act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose.
Last week, I
wrote about what I craved and this week I’m determined to crave God’s
opinion of me- His love for me…rather than what anyone else thinks of me. I realized that I have been spiritually
underweight. I was kind of shocked to
think of myself as spiritually underweight because I think of myself as a Jesus
girl. BUT…while I am in The Word daily…I
haven’t fully let God’s love for ME fill me or soak in. His love isn’t like how I love…because
honestly He loves all the good and the bad about me. He never leaves me no matter what…He always
In her book Made
to Crave, Lysa TerKeurst talks about fixing our foundation. There is a hole in my foundation and I need
to fill it with God’s truths and love - because Jesus is only interested in my
can blind and truth can hide in plain sight. But this blazing love of God
for you never stops burning underneath everything.” ~Ann Voskamp
for where I am and how God is growing me in this situation is one way I am
fixing my foundation.
God tells us
that the battles we fight will be spiritual battles. Eph. 6:10-18 talks about putting on the full
armor of God.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.11 Put on the full armor
of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.12 For our struggle is
not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,
against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil
in the heavenly realms.13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that
when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you
have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled
around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,15 and with your feet
fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.16 In addition to all this,
take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming
arrows of the evil one.17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the
Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And
pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s
In order to
fight the spiritual battles we face we need to be ready. We need to be saturated in God’s truths and thankful for where we are and what we have---we
need to gear up for the battle!
"Never forget that where you are is a temporary stop in God's waiting room to prepare you for what God has in store for you in the future." ~Pastor B. White
to fix my foundation…to look at my surroundings with “spiritual eyes”…to put on
the full armor of God and to remember who I am.
A child of God.