Through the Conquer Series, I learned that the lies that Satan has told me who I am, do not define me. I grew up feeling like a worthless dog, unloved, unworthy, dirty, ashamed, and someone that even God couldn’t change.
After reading the story of the prodigal son, I realized that for most of my life, I lived like a prodigal, wasting my life on drugs, alcohol, and strippers. The Conquer Series, and Daniel, helped me to come to my senses, and I started the long walk back home to the Father.
Ephesians 1 and 2, helped me to see how Jesus sees me. I am a child of God, and am deeply loved by him. Christ’s blood bought me back. He redeemed me.
Imagine a table in Heaven that God has prepared. On that table is some of the most wonderful looking food you’ve ever seen. Much like the story of Mephibosheth, we all have been invited to the King’s table. We no longer have to see ourselves as worthless dogs, we no longer have to be crippled by our addictions.
There is a chair at that table for everyone. All we have to do is give Jesus all of our junk by laying it at his feet, pull out that chair, sit down, scoot closer to the table, and accept the place in God’s family that is rightfully ours.
Jesus removed our sins as far as the East from the West. He throws them in the Sea of Forgetfulness, then posts a sign saying no fishing. Quit picking up that fishing pole!
The old man inside of us needs to die. Christ gives us a new name, and if we allow him to, will completely heal and restore us to the point that we will not even recognize our old selves anymore.
This fight is worth fighting. This war on men and families needs to end. This series taught me how to become a warrior, and now I know that I have the armor, and weapons necessary to become, “ More than a conqueror through Christ, who first loved me.”
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