I’m the Violent Type…

I gave the devil a black eye this morning. For the past week the devil has been sucker punching me. You know what a sucker punch is right? A sucker punch is a disabling punch targeting a place which is not normally acceptable in a “fair fight”, such as on the back of the head. 

While having a wonderful vacation in Hawaii I was sucker punched with depression. Sadness would come over me so heavy about my husband leaving. Negative thoughts came to me saying that I wouldn’t make it this time around. My sons weren’t going to be able to handle the time away from their Dad. But after each blow I remembered Who I served. I recognized the attack in the Spirit and fought back. I’m the violent type, you know?

I was sucker punched by sickness. My 4-year old son who suffers from sickle cell anemia was struck with a pain crisis. He had not been sick at all. No fever or coughing. But at 4AM I found myself rushing my son to the hospital as he screamed in pain. All the while my 1-year old spiked a fever.  I laid hands on my son, continued to speak the Word of the Lord, and recognized the attack in the Spirit. I fought back, because I’m the violent type. 

You need to know “…from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew‬ ‭11:12‬ ‭KJV‬‬

With being attacked by so many other things I choose not to mention, I realized that something big, I mean really BIG must be headed our way. The enemy was fighting us so hard that he must see our blessing on the horizon. It was my job to put my foot down and stand. 

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;” Ephesians‬ ‭6:13-14‬ ‭KJV‬‬

The Lord gave me a glimpse of His goodness and favor. When our CJ was one years old we established a nonprofit in his name: CJ’s Friends. CJ’s Friends provides free education to children that are chronically or terminally ill. We knew right early that we wanted to establish a legacy for our son. We want him to know that the greatest is duty is to give back and help who you can. First love the Lord with all you are and second treat others the at you want to be treated. 

Our youngest son is one year old and now we have established a nonprofit or ministry for him as well. Joshua Jars will be given to children that are chronically or terminally ill. They will be given to all of CJ’s Friends to bring them joy while hospitalized. Each with a gift from Joshua and CJ themselves. Learn more about Joshua Jars here

Joshua Jars are given to hospitalized children battling chronic and terminal illnesses.

During a boxing match the boxer goes to their corner to speak with their trainer, the cut man and their encourager. The trainer can see the fight from a different angle and he gives the boxer tips for the next round. The Cut Man assesses the damages and repairs injuries. The encourager gives motivation and the truth of the matter: You can do this. You are bigger. You are stronger. You will win.

After being sucker punched and fighting with the enemy, I went to the boxer’s corner. The Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost were there waiting for me. Jesus opened my eyes to why the enemy was so mad and why he’s going to keep being mad. My house is a Powerhouse. Everyone, even my one year old has a God-given ministry. God has called the McFarland Household and it’s angered the enemy. He wanted a fight and found one. But it’s ok because I’m (we’re) the violent type.