Monday, November 17, 2008

Still Following the Yellow Brick Road

I’ll Get You My Pretty

Dorothy had a witch after her to make her journey a little harder. We have Satan after us.
I Peter 5:8 says Satan is like a lion watching out to get us. In the movie, the witch came after Dorothy with the poppy field, making her sleepy. She actually got Dorothy to come into her castle and locked her up. How are some ways Satan comes after us today?
We have to be on guard. We must be prepared. How can we prepare ourselves to guard against him? One way to guard against Satan is to use our mind, heart and courage to face him each and every day.

You Had the Power All Along. You Had to Find it For Yourself

At the end of the movie, Glinda tells Dorothy that she has had the power the whole time to go home. She had to recognize it though before she could use it. She did not know what she had been given or who she was. How many times do we go about and not realize the power we have available to us. We have the power we need along our journey home and we should know that we have it in us and use it. Dorothy did not know of the power she had, but the Wicked Witch of the West knew the kind of power she had. Dorothy could have stood up to the Wicked Witch, but she did not know she could. Some of us don’t know or sometime we forget about the power we have, but Satan knows the power we have the ability to tap into. He knows because of God’s giving of His only Son that he can do nothing to us. However, we help Satan out sometimes because we forget whose we are and what we have and we do not fight him. We, like Dorothy, don’t stand against Satan when we have the power within us to help defeat him. What about this power in us . . .

Psalm 103:1-5 – God has forgiven our sins, healed us, redeemed us, covers us with compassion and love – if that is not power, I don’t know what is!!!
Philippians 4:13 – God gives us strength
Joshua 1:9 – God is with us
2 Chronicles 15:7 – be strong
Psalm 27:14 – be strong and have courage

The power is there – we just have to ask for it. We have to tap into it. We have to daily take part in it by

Isaiah 58:5-9 – You will call on the Lord and He will answer you.
Reading the Bible – Psalm 119:11 – hide it in our hearts
Praying – Mark 1:35 – Jesus prayed

How else can we tap into this power? Dorothy did not have a road map to the Emerald City or to get home, but we do have a road map to help us get to heaven. We have to notice it and use it!

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Julie said...

I love these lessons, I am going to use these with the girls over here too! Thanks for sharing!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Great lessons. Thanks for sharing them.

Kori said...

Wonderful lesson. Thank you.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing again, Becky!

Alise and I have a little inside joke. We both love WOZ so much! I'll say, "I'll get you my pretty!" And she'll finish up by saying, "And your little dog, too!" I love it. Thanks for making me smile!

Sandy said...

All of these are great Becky!!!

Smelling Coffee said...

This is SO great! I love it!!!

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