Redeemer

Our men’s group is studying, kind of, Wild At Heart. One tiny phrase jumped out to me and the Lord opened my understanding to some things. “The enemy fears you,” was the phrase. I started thinking about life and the men I work with in our men’s group. I thought about all the life struggles many of them have faced and thought, “The enemy fears you!” He fears you so much he has constantly battered your life to keep you from reaching your full potential. He keeps you filled with shame and remorse like hitting you constantly in the face with a left jab to keep you off balance. But the Lord is a redeemer of broken things. Think about his own story. From Hero to Zero in one week. The crowds cheered him on Palm Sunday, but turned on him in a week. All his followers ran for their lives and deserted him. The angry mob was fueled by hate and fear and killed him. The enemy was gloating thinking he one the major battle. He didn’t know God is a redeemer! What Satan thought was his major victory turned out to be his ultimate defeat when God redeemed all of mankind through that death and subsequent resurrection! Because of that He can also redeem everything the enemy threw in your path to defeat you as well. The places where the deepest hurt and shame are, when redeemed actually become your platform for ministry. Real ministry that touches people in deep places and brings life change. Satan fears you! He fears what happens when your brokenness is redeemed and can no longer hold you captive to its shame. When your story is told freely and openly for the purpose of seeing others in the same struggles set free. You become a powerful force to reckon with. Yes, the enemy fears you, but more fully, he fears what God can do with you when your story is redeemed and you are set free!
blessings,
Scott

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About Scott Ranck

Enjoying life with my wife Gayle and our Yorkie, Zoe boy. I've come to believe life begins when through brokenness I can embrace it fully and openly. I've learned the human drama is an adventure and all of us are made of the same stuff. The Lord is the only being who knows me fully and he has an individual educational plan of life long learning for me and I'm enrolled. This blog is all about what I'm learning.
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