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{{It is Friday. Today I link with Lisa Jo Baker for Five Minute Friday. Here is how it works…. One word prompt. Five minutes. No editing. Lots of women. Everyone writes on the same word. Equals a great time.}}

Today’s word …. Fight.

Fight. Not something I enjoy. Yet life is a fight. We engage in battle every day. I fight to get myself out of bed in the morning. I fight to get myself to bed at night as I want to watch just one more episode of House Hunters, especially when it is International. I fight not to eat more sweets than I should. I fight to make myself exercise (which I probably do not fight this one strongly enough!!).

And then there is the greater fight. I have fought ……

  • to keep my marriage healthy and alive and strong
  • to hold onto pregnancies
  • to grow my children to love God
  • for the lives of friends battling cancer
  • for the safety of friends
  • for finances
  • to make the right choices and have not always won 🙁

There has never been a fight that I have waged alone. I am grateful for those whom God placed in my life to come alongside of me, to pray with me, to pray for me. They helped to keep the fight alive in me so that I would not give up. They never let me wave the white flag in surrender to the enemy, who was also engaged in a fight for my soul and the souls of those I love.

And I am grateful for a God, my God, Who also will fight for me … “The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the desert. (Deuteronomy 1:30).

And I am grateful for a God, my God, Who equips me for the fight …. “The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

My God will fight for me.

My God equips me to fight.

And I will fight in His Name.


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Today I am joining with Five Minute Friday and Fellowship Fri. and Faith Filled Fri. and Friendship Fri. .