Monday, July 22, 2019

Walking By Faith

 
"For God has not Given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
 
Living with Fear... Today's Scripture is very special and meaningful to me. It was the first Scripture God gave me as a small and frightened child. It packs a powerful truth, but sadly, one that has not always been easy for me to walk in. There seems no limit to situations that arise up and tempt us to loose our faith.
 
Over the years, I have come to visit my fears all too often and allowed the enemy of my soul draw me onto this battlefield. The enemy can and will use our own weaknesses to his advantage. Circumstances beyond our control arise and break down our deepest set faith. The fear of death, of loosing a loved one, our children's safety, finances, broken marriage are just a few for the enemy to choose from.
 
This has been a hard fought journey for me and one well learned. Today, I want to share a few Golden Nuggets of truth concerning fear and it's power over our lives.
 
God's word is absolute "TRUTH!" Read and hide 2 Timothy 1:7 in your heart. It is a powerful WEAPON to help you stand without fear. Understand that the spirit of fear is not something that came from our Maker. It is a "LIE" and a tool the enemy uses to put a roadblock in your path that you will find yourself tethered to.
 
Having this amount of truth hidden in your heart is enough to give you a sound mind. God is miraculously using His Word to calm your fears. Conquering your fear is not a matter of determining not to be afraid, but of completely being dependent on our Abba Father in whom we completely trust.
 
What is it that you fear? God will never place you on a battle He hasn't equipped you for. If you hide His Word in your heart, and you believe it, you already hold the power. Every time that old familiar fear arises up to meet you, bring it before the Throne and ask Abba Father to give you healing strength. God will give His angels charge over you.
 
Today, God is saying to you... "Therefore, I remind you to stir-up the gift of God... For the Lord has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in you, the Holy Spirit is love. This perfect love of God casts out ALL fear because, "There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1.)
 
Arm yourself with the Truth and the Truth will set you free! In spite of yourself... God created you to soar!
 
Sweetest Blessings,
Jo 
 
 


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Truth Will Set You Free

 
Today, we are living in a world that seems to take offense at everything. We have all had a time in our lives where we find ourselves in a situation where we are called to defend our words, actions or intentions. Yes, it is possible we can offend without realizing it. Maybe there has been a time when you were falsely accused of something that you were not guilty of. This leans into injustice. All of these issues have very long arms and will leave the participants with heartache and fear.

If you find yourself in one of these situations, examine your heart and actions. If you think you may have been guilty of offending someone else, ask God to forgive you and then go to the one you offended and ask for forgiveness. Whether they except your apology or not, your soul is set free. 

If you find yourself in a situation of being unjustly accused of something, if you know without a doubt that you are innocent, then know this; "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32. God is your mediator and He will be your defense. "For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus." 2 Timothy 2:5.

Life is short and if you spend it looking backwards you will miss all the blessings that are placed in front of you. Set your soul free...

"If the Son shall therefore set you free, you are free indeed"!  

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jehovah Jireh - The LORD our Provider

 
"She who trusts in the Lord will never be disappointed." Isaiah 49:23
 
Jehovah Jireh - The LORD our Provider
There are many times when our life seems stressful and there are times when our world will even seem tragically messy. This verse is a reminder to always trust God. You will never be disappointed! It's in these difficult and challenging times in your life when you will discover who and what you depend on. It's never easy. Where what you are used to depend on changes and you wonder, "What am I going to do?" This is when the Lord will remind you where your dependence, trust, hope and provision comes from. Choose grace, joy, comfort, gentleness, truth, blessings, peace and all the precious results that come from a heart that abides in His presence. Distant yourself from what you see to what God's Word promises. He is our Jehovah Jireh - The Lord our Provider!
 
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid … for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6