Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Off To Battle

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:11

I have worked in a call center/customer service environment for nearly 6 years.  For the first time in those 6 years I had a horrible caller yesterday morning.  This individual called me 'the B word' several times, told me I was stupid and had no sense and was pretty much a complete jerk. I was appalled at how this person acted and was pretty upset as you can imagine.  NO ONE talks to me like that, period!  The call rattled me a bit, but not for long.  I have a little plaque on my desk that holds tiny cards with scriptures on them, and the one that was showing said "Be still, and know that I am God!". I had to 'fight' to keep from replaying what the customer said to me over and over, but I did.  I made a choice to move on and let it roll down my back.

In the past I would have told everyone about it, and stewed all day, it would have stolen a few hours of my life and some of my joy. But not this time... 

We are in a battle, the battle of our lives, in fact.  I knew (head knowledge) that the devil doesn't like me, and is a 'bad guy' that will try to trip me up as I walk along life's path, but I never truly understood the magnitude of his hatred.
The truth is Satan despises me!!  He will do whatever he can to keep me in bondage and prevent me from experiencing joy and living life to it's fullest.

As I was having my quiet time with God this morning He showed me how that awful customer that I talked to yesterday was a physical manifestation of Satan and how he truly detests me.  Satin thinks I am worthless, stupid, unworthy of respect etc etc...  it really put things into perspective for me.

I'm not saying the customer was the devil, God just used the experience to show me the real truth about my accuser. 

Satan is not this cute little red man with horns and pitch fork, he's a real enemy with a real army of demons who detest me and my brethren.  I will NOT allow myself to beaten down by this jack wagon any longer!!  He has stolen way too much of my life and it's time for me to STAND FIRM and fight!!! 

 And take... the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 
Ephesians 6:17

The Armor of God

10  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.11  Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil.12  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13  Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.14  Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,15  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16  in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18  With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,19  and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,

Ephesians 6:10-14 NASB

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thank You!!

I am honored to work for a company that honors it's employees like Sprint did for us today when we lost a fellow coworker and dear friend. Things can get stressful but when the stuff hits the proverbial fans of life, they have their priorities right. Thank you John Schilling and the rest of the management team!!!

And to every single one of my " Sprint peeps", let's stick together and love on each other as we grieve in the coming weeks and months. If you need a hug, I'm here for you!! Love & blessings to you all!!!

"You're blessed when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you. Only then can
you be embraced by the One most dear to you. " -Matthew 5:4, MSG

To explain the picture I've attached.... I got a ghost call from a guy who pocket dialed me while he was feeding the cows, apparently.  I said my greeting and I heard a cow...said it again, heard a cow again...did my ghost call script and ended the call.  I found it pretty funny, and told my pod-neighbors that I had gotten a call from a cow.  A little later than morning, Vicky told us that she got a call from a cow also, she had a woman's voice.  :)

The next day, I brought this cow in to greet Vick each morning.  It stayed there until we moved seats.  :)

RIP dear Vicky...you will be greatly missed!!!