What a beautiful sunrise He has given us this beautiful day! Thank You, Lord, for always reminding us of Your love! It’s been a different kind of week. It was full of God moments, times when Jesus spoke amazing things to me. Some of His words were about my heart issues and I had to let go of some baggage I was carrying and send it away. Some of our, Jesus and me, times together were sitting together, He was holding my hands and assuring me He was there. It was amazing to me that I started Monday in tears and fears and by the end of the week I forgot what the real problem was earlier. He had already touched the hearts of so many involved.
One thing I found out this week is that fear was the basis for many of my heartaches. I like to think it is other people or situations but it always comes back to me and my heart. I don’t realize the fear that I am in until I take time to get in His presence and listen to His heart. Then He will show me one single sentence in a devotion or in the Word that just brings me to tears. This is what I heard earlier this week, “Stop playing it safe and trying to protect yourself from the pain of disappointment.” That’s all it took for me to know that I have a fear of being disappointed AGAIN and I ignore and mask issues that could take me to that place of pain. Guess I am tired of hurting in my heart.
Then came these verses. ”Your new life began when the Holy Spirit gave you a new birth. Why then would you so foolishly turn from living in the Spirit by trying to finish by your own works?” Galatians 3:3 Why do I keep trying to fix it myself!?
“Not one promise from God is empty of power. Nothing is impossible with God!”
Luke 1:37 I am not trusting Him in all my situations when I am in fear.
The next day was the first hearing for Mom and Dave. Again, the fear of how this will affect Mom is there. I have a fear of not being able to help soothe her broken heart. The Lord is the healer but He sends people alongside to comfort and encourage. That day I heard, “Vengeance is Mine, says the Lord.” Beloved, don’t be obsessed with taking revenge, but leave that to God’s righteous justice. For the Scriptures say: “Vengeance is mine, and I will repay,” says the Lord.” Romans 12:19
We all want certain things to happen in this because of all Mom’s hurts. We called and prayed with my brothers and their wives, with Mom and gave the vengeance to Him and we are trusting Him. We all let the “get back” attitude go. Then He spoke to me, “You don’t need a plan B, you have Me! I am more than enough!!” He said to stop thinking like the world. Stop doubting!! “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energizes you.” Ephesians 3:20 He is getting us through one day at a time.
Then the Lord spoke to me to stop wallowing in all this stuff and ARISE. He told me this a few weeks ago and I know it is time. He has to remind me of it every few days. The one I love calls to me: “Arise, my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out. For now is the time, my beautiful one.” Song of Songs 2:10
The last few weeks we have all had colds and stuffy heads. Some days you feel worse than others but we know we are healed. This week I’ve heard of so many people that assumed they have covid or have tested positive. I truly believe Psalm 91 and speak it over our home, church and wherever we are.
“When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence. He will rescue you from every hidden trap of the enemy, and he will protect you from false accusation and any deadly curse.
His massive arms are wrapped around you, protecting you. You can run under his covering of majesty and hide. His arms of faithfulness are a shield keeping you from harm. You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you.
Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you,
nor will the powers of evil launched against you. Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed, you will be a spectator as the wicked perish in judgment, for they will be paid back for what they have done! When we live our lives within the shadow of God Most High, our secret hiding place, we will always be shielded from harm. How then could evil prevail against us or disease infect us?
The Amplified Bible says: Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent.” Psalm 91:1-10
I let the covid fear lie get to me! Not for me but for Mom. I was speaking healing, cleansing my house of sickness, taking authority over the sickness, which was important, but that wasn’t the problem. He showed me I needed to rebuke the fear of covid. That was what had come into our home. I took authority and cleansed our home of all the fears and lies of the enemy. I asked the Lord to expose all the lies I have been believing, the evil tricks the enemy had been playing that caused me to disconnect from His freedom in those areas. It’s gone! Mom is healed and whole. No more fears and worries or walking by sight. “for we live by faith, not by what we see with our eyes.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
He showed me that He is our safe place. I don’t have to make a place safe. He is the Truth. He is Light. His light exposes all the hidden lies and unhealthy beliefs. He knows the areas we each have and if we ask, He will reveal them to us. These were my issues that were revealed this week. He has been revealing so many unhealthy issues and attitudes that I have stored up inside me for months. All I have to do is surrender these areas to Him. I have to want to be healed and I have been asking.
“Perfect, absolute peace surrounds those whose imaginations are consumed with you; they confidently trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3
What lies have you been listening to? Sometimes we don’t know until we take time to go to our hearts and listen to His soft voice. Each week I share the many things the Lord has been dealing with me in the last couple months. I know that each day I am released of more bondage and I feel His love pouring over me all day long. It’s such a beautiful place to be.
“Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection.” 1 John 4:18