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It’s Thankful Thursday, hosted by Lynn, (thanks Lynn!) and you can go over and participate and read other thankful posts by clicking on the link!
There’s so much to be thankful for each week, I have a difficult time picking one thing. Please don’t get me wrong. Outwardly, you would not see me bubbling over with joy and gratefulness. In fact, I’m in a battle right now. But I know Who has won the war. And deep within, that gives my heart joy and gratefulness. I know the Captain, and not only am I fighting, but I know He’s fighting for me. I’m so grateful for that. I feel my need intensely, which makes this quote most precious: (from “If You Will Ask”, Reflections on the Power of Prayer, by Oswald Chambers, pg. 66.)
“A great many people do not pray because they do not feel a sense of need. The sign that the Holy Spirit is in us is that we realize that we are empty, not that we are full. We have a sense of absolute need. We come across people who try us, circumstances that are difficult, conditions that are perplexing, and all these things awaken a dumb sense of need, which is a sign that the Holy Spirit is there. If we are ever free from the sense of need, it is not because the Holy Spirit has satisfied us, but because we have been satisfied with as much as we have. ‘A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.’ A sense of need is one of the greatest benedictions because it keeps our life rightly related to Jesus Christ.”
When you’re hardest hit by the enemy is when you need to resist in the power of the Spirit and stand fast; it’s a sign that Satan would like to push you back, there’s important ground to be won, you must not give in.