Monday, August 12, 2013

Get Off the Lily Pad!

Talking with a friend and sister in Christ not long ago, she was so discouraged that nothing I said could cheer her up.

I said to her, "Sis, YOU are a Princess! And I know that you don't feel like a princess right now. You feel like a toad. But you gotta get off the lily pad!"

We all have internal issues we must deal with. But one thing that we often forget is that these problems are temporary. In one of my last posts, I talked about our Credentials. 

How often we forget that as Christ-followers, we are royalty. No, that doesn't exempt us from having struggles, but it DOES give us authority over our struggles! And it is then when we really need to invoke the power of the Holy Spirit to deal with them as such; with the authority and the power that He gives us. We can and should rebuke these things in the name of Jesus!

Sisters, you are a Princess! I know that you probably don't feel like a Princess. You probably do feel like a toad. But do you want to know something really, really awesome? God kissed us when we were at our worst and turned us into Princesses! We no longer have to sit on the lily pad of life, floating in our own misery. It is time to GET OFF THE LILY PAD!

Sure, the lily pad blooms a pretty little flower, but there it sits, in the middle of the pond, surrounded by water and can't go anywhere. Why sit there with one tiny flower when you can have the whole field of wildflowers!

There is so much more to life than allowing the enemy to convince you that you're a toad and deserve the lily pad. 

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. ~1 Peter 5:8, NLT

Get off the lily pad, Sis! You are a Princess! You are a masterpiece! You were bought at a very high price. Jesus didn't go to the cross and suffer a punishment He didn't deserve just so you could live in defeat. He died for you... and then, He got back up and lives so that YOU can, too!

We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne. ~Hebrews 12:2, NLT (emphasis added)

We were kissed by the Prince of Peace and turned into Princesses!! So get off your lily pad, quit complaining, and look at the inheritance that you have! Claim your promises from God! Stop allowing the enemy to take away your joy, your peace, your happiness, your very existence! 

There is more to life than sitting on the lily pad and wallowing in the muddy pond water when you can be floating in the river of Living Water! So come on over, the water is Divine!

Anyone who believes in Me may come and drink For the Scriptures declare, "Rivers of living water will flow from his heart." ~John 7:38, NLT


Karla Akins said...

I love this. I love this. I love this!

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