Art by Tonya Cooper

Shine in the sun or the rain. Shine in the good times and in the bad times. Let your good character come forth and shine. Hold fast to what God has told you and do not let go of it. The enemy is slick and deceiving. The enemy will come at you hardest in your weakest moments. Continue to shine even when under attack. Let the light of Christ come forth inside you and shine outward for all to see.

I’ve had one dilly of a time these past several weeks. My mother passed on to be with the LORD. In my weakest moment I was under attack by the enemy. He used people I love to attack me and deceive me, sickness, pains, all the signs of heart attack, fear, and grief to attack me. I must be up for a promotion in the spirit realm lol. I have never had to encounter such spiritual warfare in all my life. I was even tempted to do wrong.

What did I do? Prayed, praised, sought out scripture, had a deep heart felt one on one with the Almighty. I rebuked the enemy, prayed for the people used by the enemy, informed the enemy he cannot have my body (remember it’s God’s temple), rebuked the lies, told the truth, allowed the Holy Spirit of our God to lead, guide, and reassure me. I took action. I used the authority given me in Jesus name to stomp back on the enemy as he was trying to take me out. I had others also pray for me and my family.

Now I am doing well. So when you find yourself under attack…SHINE. Do not believe the enemy’s lies. Rebuke confusion. Command fear to leave in Jesus’ name. Trust God even if you cannot see how it could all possibly work out. Remember Jesus didn’t have to scream at the winds to calm them. He simply leaned into God on His inside and knew who He was and spoke to the storm “Peace, be still.” (Mark 4:39) He shined! You can too! How do I know? He said so. (John 14:12) So do greater and shine!

To all who prayed for us, I thank you all! Much love.

Until next time,


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Tonya Brill

Hello, allow me to introduce myself. I am Tonya Brill a Photographic and Visual Artist. In fact my whole family is creative in one format or another. Residing in Guernsey County, Ohio allows me to be close to my family and still be able to enjoy the surrounding nature. I enjoy my dogs, crocheting, cooking, family, and good friends. I saved the best for last, I enjoy the LORD. In my opinion, He's awesome!