Your Father in heaven is waving His banner of love over you. (trigger warning)

“Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” Exodus 4:12, NIV.

Growing up, I was the quiet one, and my little sister was the loud and outspoken one that no one messed with. Her facial expression alone said to everyone, you better not bother me or else! That wasn’t the case for me. As a child, it was as though I had a neon sign over my head that read, “Touch me!” It started with a touch from a cousin, then from my neighbor’s grandfather. Then, a touch from a teenage boy whose mom was a close family friend. I would sit there. Frozen. Lay there. Frozen. One day before my mother took me to school, I built up the courage to tell her what was going on. I sat in the car as she went into the house and fussed at the teen boy, threatening to send him to jail. He never touched me again, but other boys did. That sign on my head was flashing brightly. My question to myself was, why was I quiet? What happened to my screaming, “No! Stop!” Why wasn’t I more like my loud sister that no one bothered? Oh, I hated this about myself.

Surrendering my life to Jesus at 12 years old was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. Getting to know my God personally, learning who He is and who I am in Him. Being filled with His Holy Spirit and hearing myself speak in a heavenly language bolder than my natural voice. This gave me a new identity, strength of character and a voice I had desired my entire life. I was no longer that little girl with the flashing sign over my head that said, “Touch me.” Now, I had a new sign that read, “God’s daughter! Look, but don’t touch!

My sister, if you have spent your years without an identity, purpose, and voice, the Spirit of God is intervening in your life right now today. By His Spirit, He is removing any sign that’s been hovering over your head that tells demonic spirits to use you, manipulate and abuse you. Your Father in heaven is placing above you His banner of love, and He is informing your mind and your spirit of who He is and who you are in Him. Your mighty God is filling you with His Spirit and giving you a mighty voice that shakes the heavens.

You are no longer that weak, motionless, voiceless girl anymore. You are strong in Christ. You are mighty through Him who loves you. You are an overcomer and more than a conqueror. God’s angelic army surrounds you, and His Holy Spirit is leading you into all truth. He is teaching your mouth to speak, your heart to love, your hands to reach, and your feet to go where He leads.

Prayer: Father God, thank you. Thank you for coming into my life when you did. Thank you for tearing down and destroying every work of the enemy in my mind and heart and building and establishing in me what is of you. Because of you, I have a voice. I have a new name. I have a new mind, a new heart, and a strength I’ve never known. I receive your help to forgive anyone who violated my trust and misused my body. I receive your strength to forgive myself for not speaking up. I surrender to you and ask you to make me strong, brave, courageous, and bold. Make me who you created me to be. I’m your daughter, and you love me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Psalm 147:3; Jeremiah 33:3; Romans 12:2)

13 thoughts on “Your Father in heaven is waving His banner of love over you. (trigger warning)”

  1. I Receive GOD’S Banner Of LoveπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  2. When I read today’s devotional, April 10, I thought I was reading my story. All of it. Everything you wrote, happened to me. I was also baptized into the blood and love of Jesus at 12.

    I just forgave them. I could only do that with my Fathers love.

    Thank you. It’s been so long. I’m 52 now.

  3. Good morning Lord! You are the most awesome persin in my life! Thank You for the strength and the courage to move on from past situations in my life! Situations where I was done wrong to, and said nothing! Help me to forgive everyone that has wronged me! I love You God! These things I pray in Jesus name, Amen! πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

  4. Received this message in the name of Jesus!! Praise Almighty God! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

  5. I am so sorry you went through such terrible things; but I am very thankful that you came to Christ. I love these devotions. They have blessed me for many years now. Thank you for being God’s light in this dark world. You are making a difference and your reward will be amazing in heaven! Love you!

  6. This is my story too. I get upset with myself and made so many mistakes because of what others did to me. I am still in the process of learning how to let go with no regrets. Thank you for sharing. It helps. Blessings, Shalom and Agape πŸ‘€πŸ™πŸ½β€οΈπŸ“–πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  7. God bless you, Sister Kesha! I’m so glad you are here with us, sharing your God-given wisdom & knowledge. Reading what you suffered through, at such a young age, brought tears to my eyes. But then, as I continued reading, I smiled…for all of God’s children. We can make it through the tough times bc our powerful Father in heaven is watching over us. Thank You, Lord; plz grant us peace ❀️ πŸ™ πŸ•Š

  8. Praise God your mother defended you! Praise God you found Jesus and healing! Thank you for sharing this. I pray it reaches others who need to find their voice and receive healing. My mother did not defend me, but by the grace of God I found healing too! Through Him it is possible and Through Him we can all be conquerors!

  9. I needed to read this. I am an overcomer. I need to forgive myself for not being bold and for allowing others to take advantage of me in the wrong ways. God has made me new and loves me unconditionally. I ask forgiveness for the way I saw myself and desire to see myself the way God sees me. In Jesus Name.

  10. Today is Thursday but I had to reread this about His banner of love over me. I feel it, I know it’s there, I am so thankful to abide under it! I take it not for granted and give Him praise. When I was little I rarely spoke a word but when I did, my family said it was quite a thoughtful statement. But they were few and far between though now that I am coming out of grieving and see that He has more for me to do; He has put a new song in my mouth and joy in my heart that is bubbling up like a water spout!
    This morning He impressed upon me to read Isaiah 43, then I come on DOTK and see it was title of video post from yesterday. He also had me thinking earlier this morning about how I was bought with a price, so I need discernment when dating. Today’s post was about His sacrifice for us, the price he paid. It all ties in together for me. God is good!

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