It amazes me how alive the Word of God is when you are facing a trial.

In 2 Samuel 5: 6,7 I read:
And the king and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land, who spoke to David, saying, “You shall not come in here; but the blind and lame will repel you,” thinking, “David cannot come in here.”
Nevertheless David took the stronghold of Zion (that is, the City of David).

The enemy told David he cannot enter, even the blind and the lame will stop you. But David pushed forward. He heard from God and God was with him. He captured that stronghold and renamed it (the City of David.)

This is what I wrote in my journal today: I am believing God today for the capture of my stronghold. He is with me. I’m pushing forward and taking my rightful place of authority and renaming this stronghold.

I hope you are encouraged in the Word. I am.


  1. I am indeed encouraged in the Word this and every day and I appreciate your heart of sharing and encouragement. Love you much. Standing with you...

  2. Hi my dear friend,

    I'm gald I dropped by this afternoon. Yes, I am encouraged and thank you for uplifting me with this Scripture at this time of trial my life.

    I stand tall with you and beside you when you said, "I am believing God today for the capture of my stronghold. He is with me. I’m pushing forward and taking my rightful place of authority and renaming this stronghold."

    I love you my dear, dear friend. Thank you for your words of encouragement not only here to everyone, but to me on my site as well. You are a precious daughter of God and I love you sweet sister.

    Love, blessings, prayers & hugs,

  3. Amen! Yes, I am encouraged by His Word always as you do, too with your posts and comments on my site. You go take that rightful place sister Mary, in the Name of Jesus! God bless you and your family! Have a great Wednesday! Love and blessings.

  4. Thank you Mary for this perfectly timed reminder from the Scripture. Love you.

  5. Thank you for sharing Mary! What a great reminder that we can do all things through Christ and break strongholds!

  6. Amen and "Praise GOD"...He is mightier than all our circumstances!
    Mary: Your posts always encourage me. Thank you for inspiration, timely scripture that keeps me focused, prayers, and constant encouragement.
    Blessings, andrea

  7. And those smiles just keep coming! Mary, you're a one-woman testament to God's strength & grace.


  8. I most definitely am encouraged!

  9. Mary,

    Yes I am encouraged in the Word! It truly is our Sword! You are a living testimony to all who read your blog!

    I am standing with you and in agreement and ready to see that stronghold go IN JESUS NAME....

    NCV~ But in all these things we are COMPLETELY VICTORIOUS through God who showed his love for us!
    Romans 8:37

  10. Love the picture and the verse! So powerful and encouraging.

    Yes! I am encouraged by the Word. I'm amazed how I can read the same passages again and again, and God can have a fresh word for me each time.


  11. Hi Mary,
    I am encouraged by His Word always, thank you for sharing this timely Scripture! Blessings,

  12. The LORD is the stronghold of my life! I love it! No negative connotation to "stronghold" here .. only the merciful, love of God our Heavenly Father. Thank you for today's blog post! May every eye who reads your post be especially blessed!

  13. Are you in Aglow? Jane Hansen-Hoyt is speaking the same thing! I love it when that happens.


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