Monday, September 3, 2007

The Battle For My Heart

Guess what I felt today? My little bean bouncing around in my belly! I have been pregnant twice before, and I am just as amazed this time at that feeling of life, that hope of a future, the wonder of God's amazing plan for my child who I can't see...but only feel.

He chose me. God chose me to carry this life, and to mother this child. I am overwhelmed.

When I start to dwell on the magnitude of this calling, Satan arrives. You are not able. You can't even handle the two that you have. How many times did you yell at them today? How many times did you put your wants before their needs? You are tired and weak.

But today, God's precious grace was victorious in my heart. You are mine. (Isaiah 43:1) You can do anything...My strength will ensure that. (Romans 8:28) You are forgiven. (Romans 8:1) Your weakness is My opportunity to be your strength...relish in this! (2 Corinthians 12:9)

He called these familiar verses to my mind, and claimed victory over our enemy.

I am freshly reminded of the battle that rages in my heart each day. Will I allow Satan to win, or will I trust the God who has loved and sustained me thus far? His grace is enough. He is sufficient. He will win this battle every time if I will cling to His word, and trust His promises.

Oh, that is precious indeed.


  1. What a beautiful post. Praise God for bringing those verses into your heart. Those thoughts are tough to battle.

    PS I remember that jumping in my belly too and thinking I would never get tired of it. I even missed it a little after the kids were born.

  2. What a terrific post!

    After my children were born, I remember watching them and thinking - yes I can remember feeling you do that! :) A very special time for you!

    Belated birthday wishes to your special boy!!

  3. I'm battling big time with this lately, so I really understand what you mean. I need more of God's truth to fill me up and to replace those ugly thoughts that Satan puts in my head.

    So glad you were victorious in that today!

    Also, congrats on feeling your little one moving around today. What a blessing!

  4. How sweet....oh , I just miss those little flutters in my belly ....and that glorious feeling of life in me. Praise God, Sarah for #3!!!

  5. what an inspiring post. we know that all we have to do is listen to God and turn our backs on satan. but not always easy to do. His grace is truly sufficient for us.

  6. Oh wow! You felt the bean bouncing? How exciting, Sarah!!!! That's SO amazing that a life is growing inside you.

    Girl, you can do it. You can do it because God has given you the only thing you need to do it: LOVE.

    Plus, you are plugged into His Word. You're so right. Keep clinging to that Scripture.

  7. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Such good thoughts! Yes, you are blessed and His grace IS sufficient. So cool you are pregnant! I look forward to reading more!

  8. I saw your comment on another blog and decided to visit yours. The best feeling in the world is the first time you really feel that baby moving. It's amazing how God makes us love our children so much more than we could ever have imagined.

  9. You are an amazing woman! Yea for you and your walk with the Lord! The flutters...that is one thing that I always miss...

  10. God brought amazing verses to your mind. What beautiful reminders to meditate on. I recall feeling so overwhelmed with #3. I still struggle with those very lies. So glad His Grace was given to you today and praying that it keeps covering you!

  11. Awww, what a precious post! I am just so happy for you! What a sweet feeling that I remember all too well. Wasn't too long ago! Your children are so blessed to have you as their mommy!