Sunday, January 6, 2013
God has not given us a spirit of FEAR.
Funny thing.....I started writing this post last evening and for no good reason at all, my mind was unable to clearly concentrate on the message that I wanted to deliver here. Why was that?
When the Lord is getting ready to do something through us, the enemy loves to run underneath and loves to discourage us in all that we do.
Our 21 day Daniel Fast begins today and as I prepare myself for opening the doors to what God wants me to do, I know without a shadow of a doubt that satan is going to be roaming around to see what he can destroy. I have to be ALERT!
I have a lot of good friends that are dragging through some deep valley's right now....some of them are afraid and are in need of prayer. Through this Fast....I am seeking God to use me to the fullest to somehow help these dear friends find comfort from the Lord God Almighty.
God's word says: Fear Not, For I am with you!! Isaiah 41:10
Trusting GOD is a REFUSAL TO GIVE IN TO FEAR!! It means turning to God even in the darkest times, and TRUSTING God in the deepest, darkest valley's. This trust comes from knowing God and knowing that He desires good for His children.
I know from experience, what is feels like to live in dark fear. I remember, being so sick for 5 years and living in total fear of death. I remember the tragic fear that struck me when Tucker was diagnosed with cancer (leukemia) and negative thoughts raged through me like a wild tornado.
I remember the fear that stopped me in my tracks when the doctors told me and my mom that she had cancer and only had a short time to live.
I had to get myself busy, tearing down strongholds. I had to get rid of all of those death defying negative thoughts that were keeping me so bound. I found it almost impossible to pray during those times...... BUT...GOD!!! Through my constant stay in God's word, and by trusting HIM, I was able to reach the mountain tops.
Fear is real and it can destroy you. What we must remind ourselves of on a daily basis is:
GOD did not and does not give us the spirit of FEAR. We give it to ourselves through the deceit of satan.
God gives us Comfort and Peace...HE loves you and I.
Hope you all walk in Peace today....
Please pray for Sam and I as we Fast and Pray for our Church, our Friends, our Loved Ones, and our Country.
Just a note: * My spell check kept correcting the word satan. Wanted me to use a capitol "S" for which I refuse to do.....
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