We are fellow pilgrims who are on the way to go to celestial city. And we are walking by faith and not by sight. But alas, we are constantly under trials and temptations! We are eager to live a victorious life in Christ but the enemy is trying his best to knock us down.
It seems to me that the more we want to live a dedicated life, the more we are exposed to various trials and temptations. I have seen this in the lives of our dear sisters, too. Some of you are suffering from family problems while other devout sisters are under severe temptations. Some have felt spiritual heaviness and depression while others have suffered from loneliness.
Satan is the tempter, accuser and the deceiver (Matt 4:3, Rev 12:9, 10). He also knows exactly where our weak spots are located and thus, knows how to tempt/accuse/deceive each one of us tactfully.
My heart yearns for you. My sister, if you have burden or hidden sin, please do not hold it by yourself. I’ve always tried to expose them to those whom I trust in Christ. I’ve experienced that when sins or problems are exposed in light, Satan cannot keep holding them or misusing them.
Also, please do not isolate yourself, especially when you are hurt by difficult people. We are hurt by people but also healed through people who have His spirit and heart.
Often times, we feel we are not worthy to come to His throne but our compassionate High Priest gently but firmly calls you; Come! My dear.
"For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." Heb 4:15, 16
O Abba, Father, we are Your little daughters who need You day and night. Father, Father, we call Your name and ask your help. We have been hurt, tempted, accused. Without You, we are like abandoned children. Without You, we feel insecure. Rescue us from the hands of our enemy! Deliver us from the swamp of depression! We confess our sins in front of You and to each other. Give us courage to expose them in light. We thank You that the blood of Jesus Christ Your Son cleanses us from all sin.
I pray for each sister in name and declare Your victory over her in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray that You will show her the sign of victory even today. Fill her with Your fiery love. Fill her with Your blood-stained love of Calvary. Lord, bring us together closely ever more.
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
(Hymns: It is well with my soul in Japanese)