"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Monday, June 14, 2010

DO NOT FEAR


We all have fears. Some more than others. Some irrational than others. A lot of my irrational fears stemmed from my mother.

The devil plays havoc with us with fears as well.

Just this morning, which prompted this post, I woke up extremely oppressed and very fearful. For no reason!

How can this be?

Coming off such a glorious Sonday?

It can be!

The devil works really best with fear.

Especially when he knows I am in tune with the Holy Spirit!

He knows I am becoming stronger and healthier in my journey. Still, he tries to attack areas that I have yet to overcome in my journey.

But, the fear and oppression does NOT have to stay with me. I can overcome it through pleading the Blood of Jesus Christ! Watching an anointing music video, "I Got The Joy" helps along. Amen.

Joyce Meyer shares a great devotional on over coming fear. Not only in our daily lives but our Spiritual lives as well. A lot of us can relate to these fears. I pray this devotional ministers to you and sets you free from unnecessary fears in your life:


"I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!" — Isaiah 41:13

We sometimes encounter resistance as we seek to follow the Holy Spirit, and many times that opposition comes in the form of fear—not just major fears, such as fear of a natural disaster or a terrible disease or some other catastrophe—but a nagging sense of anxiety and unrest about common, ordinary things. The devil even tries to make us afraid of praying boldly. He wants us to approach God in fear rather than in faith.

Some people live every day with a constant undercurrent of little fears, making comments like, “I’m afraid I won’t get to work on time with all this traffic,” or “I’m afraid I’ll burn the roast,” or “I’m afraid it’s going to rain out the ball game on Saturday.” These everyday fears really are minor ones, but they are still fears and they still hinder a lifestyle of hearing from God by keeping people focused on their worries. Instead of allowing the enemy to pick at us with little things and infect our lives with these low-level, ongoing fears, we need to pray and trust God.

My motto is “Pray about everything and fear nothing.” When we are developing a lifestyle of talking and listening to God, we will need to aggressively resist the little fears, habits, and thought patterns that do not promote or support prayer. The Holy Spirit wants to help us do that, so we need to ask Him to lead us out of negative habits and into a positive attitude that keeps us regularly connected to God in faith throughout the day. As we continue to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in this way, our prayers and ability to hear from God will become as easy and habitual as breathing.

(Joyce Meyer)



16 comments:

  1. Sweetie wonderful post and devotional from Joyce. Fear comes to me to easily as well.

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  2. Fear is such a poison for us. We may drink a fresh water and eat an organic food but if we still hold fear in our mind, we will not be healthy. I too struggle with that at times ... blessings to you and have a fearless week :-))!!

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  3. JBR,
    Such a great and needed post. Been in the battle, too, last night and this morning. I will be listening to this and am going to post this scripture up somewhere.

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  4. This past week has been one of dealing with the fears that paralyze many of us. I watched both videos - for some reason the second one [Isaiah 53] had no sound - but that made the scripture all the more powerful. I had just memorized this entire passage before I went to Jerusalem and was given the privilege or reciting it at the tomb on Jesus just after 51 of us partook of communion there.

    In your first video - we will all fall prostrate before the LORD of Glory - the Almighty when we encounter His Holy Presence! He is GOD! Praise His Name. Praise God that Yeshua was obedient unto death for you and for me - willing to bear our sin upon Himself!

    Come Lord JESUS ----COME!

    Choosing JOY, Stephanie
    PS: thank you for your comment on 'The Gift' post!

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  5. there are good fears though. i have had to work on discerning the difference as i am willing to risk much, just need to make sure it is wise...

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  6. I'm sorry you woke up in fear. I hope the rest of your day turns out better.

    Wishing you well,
    NOS

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  7. I have been held in bondage by fear of a dream that I had for WEEKS, but PRAISE GOD, he released me from that fear. HALLELUJAH!

    "I waited patiently for the Lord. He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. He has put a new song in my mouth!" Psalm 40:1-3

    Blessings, sweet JBR~
    Laura

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  8. Hey, JBR, I like the new layout!

    Kudos to you for working on such a big issue. Fear is a huge one. ((((((((JBR))))))))

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  9. These little fears still catch me off guard. I forget to capture my thoughts in Christ and they can ruin my whole day! And they are silly fears!
    Great post, JBR :)

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  10. Fear can really mess us up. I'm glad things got better!

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  11. Thank you for a wonderful post. Fear is huge for me in recovery. Many of my character defects come from fear.

    I've come to believe that fear and faith are opposites. The more I'm in faith, the less I'm in fear. So if I feel anxiety mounting, I know what to do. I get on my knees. Hugs to you, JBR

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  12. Never seen that video before JBR. Fear is one big obstacle we all face daily. Through the Word of God, he can help. God Bless.

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  13. Fear will dictate our lives if we let it. We have to know how to overcome it.

    smooches,
    Larie

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  14. Hello my sister in Christ,

    Yes, fear plaques me! I didn't even realize till I read your post that the little fears come from the devil. I have aniexty attacks quite frequently. My schizophrenia is for the most part under control, but aniexty disorder comes with that. After all I am a parnoid schizophrenic! You made me realize I need to pray about that. I do all this other stuff I learn from my therapist like deep breathing and distraction. However, I never realized that actually reaching out to God could help. I mean after all I think these are stupid things to worry about, why would God care! But why does He care at all about insignifcant people? Because we are His children and He is Our Father, Brother, and Helper! Thank you for the good advice and the Joyce Meyer testment did minstir to me.

    Blessings and hugs,
    Amanda

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  15. wise words...
    have a profound time!

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