Today's reflection is meaningful for me. During the times I've stood outside Planned Parenthood, I have never been yelled at or felt threatened in any way. However, I have witnessed people shaking their heads or giving us nasty looks. Today's reflection says:
"Standing on the front lines, armed with God's truth, places you in the battlefield for the mind. As you are prepared to present words of love, for the sake of the unborn and for the distraught and confused women and men who are entering the abortion facilities, know that the enemy has prepared his forces to attack your mind. "
Good thing to keep in mind!
Here's another sweetie saved!!!!!!!
Amadeus DOB: August 28, 1998 Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz
When we first found out about the pregnancy, we were both scared and happy and confused all at once - it was very unexpected. We were together for a few years and previously planned to get married. A few weeks went by, and he demanded an abortion because he wasn't ready, but I refused to terminate my son's life. He threatened to leave me if I didn't comply, figuring that my love for him would over rule my decision. When that plan failed, he mentioned adoption once or twice, but I felt that after developing a relationship with my son for the prenatal 9 months I would be attached to my baby. After being with him that long, wouldn't want to part with him. I told him that I would keep my baby. He did leave, but losing him means nothing compared to the life I gained with my son. Now, it's been almost 2 years since I've had him. I have no regrets... I know I made the right decision. I wouldn't give him up for the world.
Pray that we will not become defeated by the enemy's attacks but rather call on the name of the Lord who is on our side and our help in time of trouble.
What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? They would have swallowed us alive in their burning anger. Praise the Lord, who did not let their teeth tear us apart! Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
-- Psalm 124:2,3,6,8
The enemy attacks in many ways, but one of his favorites is to slander us with hopes of tarnishing our reputation and character, and ultimately to defeat our good work for the Lord. It is interesting to note however that it is usually not the slander that causes harm to our testimony, but our response to the slander. Proverbs 24:10 says, "If you faint in the day of adversity your strength is small."
So if we are applying God's truths to our lives moment by moment, we are not swayed by the lies of the enemy and we will be strong.
Standing on the front lines, armed with God's truth, places you in the battlefield for the mind. As you are prepared to present words of love, for the sake of the unborn and for the distraught and confused women and men who are entering the abortion facilities, know that the enemy has prepared his forces to attack your mind.
Unkind words from a protester, or vicious lies in the local paper about who you are and what your mission is, can indeed be hurtful. But rather than give in to defeat, that is the time to shine for the Lord, standing firm, as you call on Him to defeat the enemy.
Remember the words of Romans 8:31, "If God is for us, who can be against us?" Let's stand strong for those who need us most.
Dear Lord, help us to ignore the verbal attacks of the enemy and instead turn to You, our refuge and strength. Help us to find shelter in the blessed promises and provisions of Your Word. Thank you that no enemy can defeat us, and we praise You knowing that nothing can separate us from Your love. In the name of Jesus, we come to You, amen.