not today, not in my house

April 11, 2017  •  4 Comments

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Not gonna lie this morning was rough. It has not been the first or the ugliest. But the defeat of reliving the same struggle has gotten me a bit discouraged. I feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day! Instead of trying to change the events though I am running to God's UNCHANGING TRUTHS.

I typically don't air my "dirty laundry" on social media. NO I am not a poser of the pretty & perfect life. I would welcome you into a daily dose of the #fryfails anytime. And anyone who walks life with me knows - I am REAL {a bit too raw at times}. SO to my posse of friends -THANK YOU for shouldering our dirt with us. BUT with Easter on my mind and all the events to be remembered & celebrated my soul longs for VICTORY!

Daily we watch a child of ours live in darkness {not physically but spiritually}. Choosing to live in lies and deceit rather then LIGHT and truth. Walls of anger surround her heart and insecurity cripples her. No matter the opportunities of freedom that surround her she straps on the chains.  The chains of Satan's lies -- "You are not deserving" "You are not worth it" "Trust no one, they might leave" and the list goes on ...

Then enters imperfect mom weary of the behavior that feels like an assault on me. Bearing my own struggles with sin, distrust and anger I attempt to slap some duct tape on the situation by tossing out consequences to her actions when the very foundation of her heart needs restoration. And so does mine.

So I preach a mini sermon on the way to school about what Jesus overcame for us to live victorious, I mean that is what we celebrate this weekend right?  Through the empty tomb Jesus said ...

DEATH I own you and HE ROSE.

Through HIS life HE said ...

SIN not today, not in my house!

He offers all that HOPE to you and me.  I am thankful God gives me glimpses of how when I strap on the chains of Satan's lies it causes HIS heart to ache and He longs for me to choose FREEDOM. His victory is mine. I pray for our children and others to live as victors not victims but this afternoon God needed to sit this momma down and preach it to her heart -- LEAH, tell Satan NOT TODAY, NOT IN MY HOUSE and claim it everyday til HE comes...


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Julene Gorham-Knudson(non-registered)
Bless you, Leah! ❤️ your heart. Praying for you and yours. Keep His armor on and fight the good fight. He is faithful. Those are not trite statements but rather sustained truths! #morethanconquerors
Heidi Holdridge(non-registered)
Leah! I love your heart, and have prayed for your children. Thank you for sharing this. It made me picture a video that we saw in church last weekend. I posted it, but here you go:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XBbV0jn_Cxo
So good for your hurting girl and so good for us as moms too. Funny story... I listened to this on repeat while I was running. I usually only run a 10 minute mile. Yesterday I ran an 8.4 minute mile. Apparently it got me all amped up. I love you, friend and wish we could get together for coffee, but know that I am praying for you all.
Brady(non-registered)
Thanks so much for posting. This was a great source of encouragement for me. It seems similar to the conversation I had with my wife just last night.
Kirsten(non-registered)
We have to wonder if it's the trauma of our past or present that keeps us in bondage. Why can't we leave it at the cross? Why must we carry the burdens we gave when we became believers? Christ was faithful unto death where He claimed the victory for us all. Lord help us to lay it down. Trusting is hard but necessary for any true relationship. As an adult I struggle daily I can only imagine how much harder it is as a child. I know she has trustworthy people in her life. I pray she can let go of the past and let Jesus heal her hurts. He makes us worthy. ❤️
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