Greater Than...

By: a CK Leader and Intercessor

Walking this journey for the last 11 years has been such a beautiful process of the Lord refining me and working out of me whatever does not reflect Him.  The first few years were mostly me responding to attacks and insults out of my own flesh.  Over time, and with a sincere heart to genuinely follow Him, my responses to attacks and insults the last several years have been first laid at the feet of Jesus.  The Lord has reminded me every time I take my pain to Him that “greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

In addition to my recognition of my own fleshly reactions, I have often been reminded that my husband is reacting out of his own flesh as well.  Sometimes these reminders have come from dear friends, but they have often been piercing reminders from the Lord Himself.  At the start of this journey, the Lord poured into my heart that “my battle 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” (Ephesians 6:12).  What an excellent reminder, to always keep in mind, that we are powerless, in ourselves, to face this battle.  The battle is His, and we must press into Him.  We must seek Him sincerely and cast out all other chatter and noise to hear Him.

The attacks, insults, and slander that have been thrown my way for many years have not been small, rather they have been large and intense.  I was falling for the enemy’s trap at first, taking on wounds and identities that were not mine to own.  Through much prayer and sincerely crying out to the Lord, I have come to a place where I recognize these outrageous attacks on my very character and person for what they are…an outright assault from the enemy to try to redefine my very identity.  As I have cried out to the Lord to show me how He sees me and to heal deep wounds, He has done just that.  He is a good, good Father.

Now my journey has advanced to genuinely laying my husband at the feet of Jesus.  The attacks have also come in fierce form against our children.  Every time these attacks come; I remind our children that their earthly father is not greater than God.  God is not perplexed about what to do regarding him.  Rather, God is greater.  “Greater is He that is in my husband, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).  With three of our four children now young adults, whenever attacks come our way, and our first response is to get upset, one of my children will inevitably say, “Dad is not bigger than God.”  It’s a good reminder and one I love to hear come back to me from my own children.

God is Greater!

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