Serving Notice

Did you ever want to serve notice – maybe at a job, in a relationship, or in a particularly tough situation from which you’d like to check out? I know I have – especially recently. And so, right now, today, I’m doing just that – serving notice “on paper” so that it’s official and not just “thoughts I’ve had in my mind”.

Serving Notice - No Longer Welcome - rebekahmhallberg

I am a child of God.
I have been bought with a price.
Someone loved me enough to pay the ultimate price for my life.
His name is Jesus.

My husband and children also love God.
We are all children of the King.
His protection and favor is constant.
His love never fails.

Therefore, you aren’t welcome here, Satan.

This home is protected by God.

You have done your best over the past months, to cause ruin.
To look at us, some would say you have succeeded.
But today, I got up, I prayed up, and I stood back up.
And you will not win.

You have caused trouble.
You have wreaked havoc.
You have authored confusion.
And you are not welcome any longer.

What you have intended for harm,
We intend to turn into blessing.
We will walk the long road,
Holding tightly to our Father’s hand.

I am tired, in a situation where I never dreamed I’d find myself.
You keep hitting.
It’s good that I know the end of the story,
Because you don’t win.

While today may be long,
While your hits may be hard,
While you keep coming at us,
I will not fear.

Today I’m serving notice.
You aren’t welcome here any longer.
You will not win.
We are covered by the blood of the Lamb.

The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
-Psalm 23

Are you struggling through what seems like a no-win situation? I think I often try to fight with worldly weapons. We need to remember this:

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
-Ephesians 6:12,13

Let’s wage the right war in these situations. Let’s remember to pray, to let God fight for us, and to keep our eyes fixed on Him!

I’m serving notice – I’m trusting God to fight the fight in front of me.

 

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Comments

  1. Mariska says:

    Hi Rebekah,

    I don’t know what you going through but I will pray with you and for you and your family. Serving that notice is a wonderful thing you did. I’m sure the devil are aware and that he no longer have any stronghold on you or your family.

    May God bless you and protect you. He’s an unfailing, loving, protecting and awesome God!

    I love your blog, it’s so down to earth and with no pretence.

    Mariska
    xxx

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Thank you, Mariska! I’m hoping that someday I can share the whole story – or at least, my part of it. For now, it’s a work in progress and I’m trusting God to do as He will in the lives of all involved. Praying for you today as well, that God will meet you where you are, and bless you abundantly!

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  2. Thank you for this encouraging word! We will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Amen 🙂

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    Rebekah Reply:

    Amen! I love that song! Thank you so much for the great reminder of the song and for taking time to read & comment here! Blessings!!

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