Saturday, January 3, 2009
CWO Cafe chat for Jan. 3
This is a new meme I want to try in 2009. I'll answer a new question each Saturday (OK, I may not answer every Saturday, I mean the question will be from Saturday) and link back to the "Internet Cafe Devotions" on the CWO (Christian Women Online) web site.
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I think I'm doing this right!! :)
Q: "What is the most important truth/lesson you feel God taught you in 2008? How will that truth change your life in 2009?"
A: PHEW! Talk about a loaded question! I'd say that God taught me that while we can't give the enemy too much credit, we do have to be on alert for attacks and be READY to fight back!
I suffered a miscarriage right after Mother's Day and it definitely had a spiritual element to it. I was spiritually weak when it happened and while God used the experience to speak to me and minister to me, I certainly could have handled it better if I'd been stronger in my walk with the Lord and not as susceptible to the enemy's lies.
I am now much more serious about daily time with God and about arming myself for the areas of my life where I know doubt and fear can creep in. In 2009, I am working on accumulating more scripture that is specific to my issues so that I am armed and ready when the enemy comes a'knockin'! I'm also making sure to safeguard my thought life to prevent dark, evil or negative thoughts from coming in. Lastly, I am making myself face some of my fears so that I can truly overcome them, rather than just cope with them. Even after just seven months, I already feel so much stronger and more secure!
The icing on the cake is that I became pregnant again about three months after the miscarriage and my due date is the exact day the miscarriage occurred last time! God is good, all the time!
Posted by Tabitha at 8:55 PM