Have you ever had an enemy? It could have been at school or at work. It’s funny how they may start out as a friend, then all of a sudden turns. Like they were gathering intell and once that information was gathered, they would use it against you.
Sometimes, that enemy is me. The voices in my head sabotage every thought as I’m trying to step forward in my faith. I know who the real enemy is … it’s the enemy of my soul telling me I’m not smart enough, pretty enough, young enough, healthy enough. I’m NOT …
Have you ever had an advocate? I have had several and they do hold a special place in my heart.
Do I believe God is my advocate? Yes, I do. I believe Jesus speaks my name to God on the throne in my behalf. Every time the enemy says to God those thoughts above or tells Him that I’m not worthy to be God’s child, Jesus speaks up and says, “Back off satan, this one is mine and is one that I love!”
How exciting is that? I know my name is spoken in Heaven and I know Jesus loves me and calls me His beloved.
My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous.
1 John 2:1 NLT