Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! What a great day the Lord hath made…and as we begin this brand new week together, I pray that the power of almighty God will rise up within us; that we may not fall prey to worry, doubt or fear…Amen!!
Throughout the winter months, I have been feeding a variety of birds and two of my favorites are the Northern Flicker, which is in the woodpecker family…and also some beautiful doves. In fact, when I spend time with God and write; that time becomes even more special, when a dove or two comes into the yard.
Anyways…lately I have been observing the doves that come to visit Keith and I…and one thing I have noticed; is how timid they can be, especially when the squirrels are in the yard; but you know what…over time, they have gotten to be brave and stand their ground. They could have succumbed to their fear and never came back; but instead, they chose to wait patiently and not give up on the food and water they needed.
I just wonder today…if we ever stop to think on what can happen, when we choose to fall prey to fear. One thing I have come to experience within my own life; is that falling prey to fear only stops life and imprisons us within these moments that Satan is attempting to use against us.
As I look back on my life, I remember a time when I truly felt like Moses in the Bible. I never felt good enough for anything, especially when it came to serving God….and those moments only created a fear within me; that attempted to debilitate my life. During this time, God led me to a couple Bible verses in Psalm 112:7-8, which reads… “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD. 8) Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.”
You know…I think that we tend to take hold of fear; because maybe we haven’t taken hold of God…in a way that could help us to live with a settled feeling that everything would be alright. Think about it for a moment…if we truly know what God stands for…and if we truly come to know the power that is contained within Him…and believe in that power completely; then would there be any reason to experience worry, doubt or fear?
You know…I think that there can be times, when we miss out on the ending to the story, of what we’re experiencing at the time; because we choose to go only so far in life, due to fear and the unknown moments we’re facing. As soon as fear kicks in; it seems as if we become more consumed with what else could go wrong; that we begin to take hold of fear completely, rather than a powerful God who is greater than these moments that stand before us.
If we are ever going to see and experience a God who can help us to triumph over our foes; then first, we must let go of fear and hold tightly to a God that has promised to never leave us or forsake us. Once we choose to do so; that is when our hearts will be secure in God…and fear will begin to fade away into the background of our lives, as we truly come to witness a God that never fails.
As we begin our walk together through another week, may I encourage you to take a tight grip onto God’s hand and never let go. Get to know God and the power that is contained within Him…and once you do these things…there is one thing I know…you will have peace and a settled feeling within you…knowing that everything will be just fine…Amen!
Have a very blessed day…and I will see ya soon! God bless!
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