I am a born again believer. I am not afraid to share my faith. "But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven." Matthew 10:33
“Resisting God’s Promises will make us forget God’s Presence” I read this out of a Lysa TerKeurst bible study this morning. It made so much sense. I have never thought of it that way but it is true. When I do not want to follow God’s commands or that urging to go talk to someone it is like the rest of the day I go downhill. I become blindfolded and do not think of others as much and have difficulties that I would not have had if I would have followed God in the beginning. I think of the disciples. They had see miracles such as the feeding of the 5,000 but still was scared when Jesus walked on the water to them. They thought he was a ghost but instead Jesus was with them trying to help them have faith. He wants us to have faith and not fear in life.
Psalm 34:5 English Standard Version (ESV)5 Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
We know that prayer does not always equal responses right then. I feel that when it is not answered right then that there may be something wrong with me. It may be that I feel not good enough right then or unworthy of his attention. But we must push through those feelings and talk to God. We must focus on him and his love. He will never forsake us and we should not try and run away from him. I think of Jonah, he ran away from God but ended up being closer to where he needed to go. He finally followed God’s command and was given peace. It took some time for him to get there, but he did it eventually. Think about all that we can do if we stopped resisting what God wants us to do. We would not be as burdened as we are.
1 Samuel 1 :1-20
Hannah wanted a child so bad, but God had not given her one. It was not until she prayed in the right way did she receive her blessing. Sometimes I think we live in the “microwave” generation. We want everything right now and do not want to wait. But sometimes the way God answers our prayer is with the word wait. We may not be ready for the blessing as much as we think we would. He created us and knows how much we can handle with him by our side. We are chosen and created for him. He will not forget us, we do not have to be afraid that the valley experience will not end. They too shall pass.We should not be afraid of the devil but should have a healthy respect for him. He comes in like a lion and if you are not prepared for him, he will devour you before you realize it happened.
There is no such thing as normal. Things are going to happen that cause us pain. It is up us to decide what we put up with. Being told no or feeling left out happens. But what you do next is what matters. Do you get mad? Upset? Whatever reaction you give matters to God. It lets him know whether you think that you are in control or he is. You must have a clear mind and be ready for battle with God as your amour.
Psalm 55:22 New International Version (NIV)22 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.