Monday, March 17, 2014
Fear Not, no room for Fear!
You may be wondering how I am doing the day before the bone scan. Well to be honest, I am doing quite well. I have less pain today than I have had in about a week. I am completely in God's hands and I am standing on the promises in His Word. Because of the prayers of His people (you, the prayer warriors), I am at peace. I have God's peace that passes all understanding inside of me and it is breaking forth to share with others how, through Jesus, I am not scared. People keep telling me that I look (physically) great. That I am glowing. I can tell you this and I know this for sure with every ounce of my being....it is only through the Glory of God that I look this way. He is taking care of me. He has lifted me up to carry me through this & no matter what the doctors find out from the scan tomorrow, no matter how crazy I may sound by stating this, I KNOW this with my heart, that God will do what's best for me. I trust him with all my heart. He is not just walking beside me but carrying me through this to the other side of it. The side of manifested healing. I watched a great movie yesterday called "Faith Like Potatoes". And it was a fabulous reminder that no matter what others say, when you hear something from God, you need to keep it in your heart and Trust and have Faith that it will be revealed to everyone in due time. It's a simple thing to think about, potatoes don't grow so that you can see that they are there. But when you plant them, you trust and have faith that what you planted will grow and you will reap what you have sown. That is where I am at right now. Even if people can't see what I see with my heart, with my faith *I walk by faith, not by sight* I know deep down that they will eventually see it. I could be fearful of what the bone scan tomorrow might reveal. But I am choosing to trust God, to praise him for all the things he's done in my life already, praising him for healing me, and pushing out any & ALL fear. It has no place in me. And I know that the only way to do that is to draw closer to God with each day, hour, minute, second, and moment that I live and breathe. I am just an ordinary person that is allowing God to use me to share the great things he has done & is doing. The really cool thing is that this isn't something that is impossible for you to have yourself. It does take time. It does take giving up some things that we might want to do but I personally want to draw closer to God so much that I have given up watching a lot of the shows I used to watch. I have given up checking Facebook as frequently as I used to. I know that I don't want to sacrifice special time with my family too much so I am striving for a balance & God knows this. God is sustaining me and he can most certainly do the same for you. I'm not more special than you. I am special to God, you are special to God. He wants each of us to draw closer to Him & have a special relationship with him.
Let me share with you about fear and why I will not accept it to be in my life. Andrew Wommack made the comment in one of the teachings on Don't Limit God and he said this, "Fear releases the power of the devil just like faith releases the power of God." That is why I will not allow fear into my heart or my mind. There is no place for fear. And I know from the Word of God that in 1John 4:18 it says this, "There is no fear in love. But perfect love casts out (or drives out) fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
Don't let fear eat you up. Don't allow it to consume you or make you full of anxiety. That is not what God wants for you. Cast all your cares, worries on Him for he cares for you! Hand over all that baggage. We all have it. It may seem different. Sometimes we think our own baggage is worse than someone else's. Or maybe we think, well, I'm not as bad as that other person, I can handle it....God is not asking you to carry it. He asks you to lay it at the foot of the cross. He gave his Son up so that you wouldn't have to carry the baggage of your past. And sometimes we have to lay that baggage down over & over again because we pick it back up. Give up the baggage but don't ever, EVER give up on yourself. God certainly hasn't and Never will. NEVER. He loves you so much!!! HE is perfect Love! Allow him to cast out ALL fear, even if you think you don't deserve for Him to do that for you. He desires to do it anyway. He wants To set you free and have a special relationship with you! He's calling you! He says Come to me!