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Declaration

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why is it as soon as God begins to reveal things to us, the first thing that happens is that it gets challenged? Don't answer I already know. Satan comes to steal the word that is planted as soon as it hits the ground because it is detrimental to him if it ever takes root. Just once though I wish that he would take a break. Thank God that I am more than a conqueror, I repeat MORE than a conqueror, through Christ Jesus. I refuse to sit back and let Satan near my seed. I will cultivate that seed and care for it as though it was my life, because it is my life. Knowledge is power and power overcomes fear just as the light overpowers darkness. I know that I can trust completely in my Father's ability to take care of all htat which I have entrusted to Him. I will not set my eyes on the circumstances but the truth of His word only. I will stand my ground and fight and I will not be overcome. If God is for me, and He is, no one can stand against me. They will all fall at my feet and be put under my feet. I am above and not beneath, I am victorious because the King of all kings is my Father and His love for me is unmeasurable. For this purpose was the Son of God made manifest to DESTROY the works of the enemy. I will stand and watch as the works of the enemy come tumbling down around me. All strongholds must come down in Jesus name. His blood saved me and protects me and nothing can get to me without first going through the blood. I will not stand in fear or awe of the enemy's works, but I shall laugh in victory as I watch his demise. When I have stood, I will continue to stand. I will not be defeated!

  
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IUHRYTR 2/18/2011 10:27AM

    Tell Satan to bring it on! We have a stronger power on our side. -- Lou

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3CATSLEP 2/17/2011 7:32PM

    Amen, sister!!!

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HATABLOCKAZ 2/17/2011 11:16AM

    Spoken testimony is the best way to get the devil off of you, so just keep doing wat ur doing

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Fear and Doubt

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Facing our fears can be huge in terms of the confidence and freedom we gain by doing so. The dictionary I used even defines it as being doubtful. So could it be said that if we walk in faith fear must go? Walking in faith can be scary too. It's a different kind of fear though. It's hard to trust in something you can't control especially if it is for something big. We are big on control. But lets' get back to gaining freedom. You know, it was for freedom that we were set free in the first place. God didn't want us to be bound in any way. It is when we step out in faith that we begin to see just how big and how capable God is of taking care of us. It's awesome to walk up to someone you have never met before and deliver them something directly from God Himself. Both they and you know it couldn't have come from anywhere else especially when you tell them things you both know you had no way of knowing. It's things like that that make this walk so much fun. In Jeremiah too it says don't back down in the face of the enemy lest you be overcome. We need to learn to hold our ground and know that God's got our back. When we see it once, it is much easier to trust it the next time.
Some people have a hard time trusting in God because they feel he has let them down. He says if we draw near to Him He will draw near to us. Has our doubt caused us to draw away? He cannot lie, if he said he would do it He will. Did we give up too soon and back down in the face of the enemy because things didn't look like we expected? Was it His fault or was it ours? God is not a respecter of persons so if he did it for someone else He can do it again. But don't expect Him to be cookie cutter. Maybe we need to get to the same answer in a different way. God can be trusted. When you know that it changes you. That's when you can lay your requests at His feet and have the peace that passes all understanding guard your heart and mind. Peace is good. Fear will cause sickness in your body, peace will not.
So today take an honest look at your fears. Trust God to alleviate them. Draw a little closer and get ready to get excited.

  
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3CATSLEP 2/17/2011 9:57AM

    One of my favorite verses: Draw near to Him and He will draw near to you! I love the Truth!

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IUHRYTR 2/16/2011 10:24PM

    Isn't it an indescribable feeling when our hearts and minds are at peace? Yes, fear and the stress it brings cause health problems but turning over our worries to a greater power fills us with joy. -- Lou

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ABETTERSOUL 2/16/2011 2:30PM

    It's difficult sometimes to put our trust and faith in God, because we want control. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. This is when we shall truly see what God can do! Believing is seeing!

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BBGOOGIN 2/16/2011 2:25PM

    VERY good word. Thanks! I have lots of stories to tell of what God did and how He came through, all because I dared to trust Him in the face of fear!
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AZTLAN777 2/16/2011 11:02AM

    Amen to that! Great blog!

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KIMERZDE 2/16/2011 10:53AM

    Thanks for the reminder about stepping out in fear. Sometime I forget that one of the most repeated phrases in the NT is 'fear not'.

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Fearless... Fear Less

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I was surprised the other day when I found a scripture that said that the place for the fearful is reserved for the lake of fire. The fearful were named with the murderers and liars and the others we deem so unworthy of anything good. It seemed so harsh to me. We all have fears. They are what hold us back in every area of our lives. Look at the English language and consider how many words we have for fear. Fear of heights, snakes, closed in spaces, spiders...you name it there is probably a fear for it. Then in church Sunday the scripture was brought to my attention that said God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Bells, whistles and flags all began to explode in front of me! That was the definition of the opposite of fear. Things I never would have thought of, but it makes sense doesn't it? Most fears are very irrational. Especially to the one who doesn't suffer from it. So that is where the sound mind comes from, recognizing just how irrational those fears are. If we are bold and confident we have power. We need to know that greater is He who is with us than he who is against us and if God is for us the who, I say again who, can be against us? Love, as I said yesterday is the greatest force in this world. We will not fear that God will not come through for us if we are patient to wait on the answer no matter what. Love is patient. There is so much more to this than space will allow. But think on it for a while. Power, Love and a sound mind. Cultivate these things and become bold as a lion my friend! Have a fearless day :)

  
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3CATSLEP 2/15/2011 6:08PM

    Well said!!! I remember as a child having to go down into the basement to lock the basement door (and being scared) so I started singing hymns and all my fears went away:)

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HONORINGGOD 2/15/2011 2:28PM

    we are fearfully &wonderfully made Praise God Amen

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GRACENFAITH 2/15/2011 12:53PM

    AMEN!!!
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PRINCESS1959 2/15/2011 12:24PM

    Amen

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The Life of Love

Monday, February 14, 2011

There is no greater force in this world than love. Love produces life, preserves life and protects life. Without love and human touch a newborn baby will languish and die. The force of love will cause an average man to lift a car to save the life of someone he loves. In a Bible study years ago, am man said, "You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving." That is so very true. God so loved that he gave....It was his love for us that caused him to endure great pain both emotionally and physically. Why? The hope of gaining us back. He paid the ultimate price for us with every drop of his blood. My favorite verse in the Bible is "God is love." Before I got saved, I craved to know that I was loved. Don't we all? Remember the baby? I didn't care if God so loved the world, I wanted to know that God so loved me. The day that I realized that I WAS loved by God, everything changed. We should never let a day go by that we do not express our love. If we did there would be a lot fewer suicides and broken hearts. It could be the one thing that would change a life. Love produces life in every aspect. They go hand in hand. So today let's go spread a little life around and remember those who are feeling unloved.

  
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3CATSLEP 2/14/2011 6:20PM

    I took my mom some red tulips and a box of chocolates today and gave her a great big hug:)
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The Price of Love

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Joe preached a wonderful love story this morning from the story of Hagar and Hosea. Can you imagine any of the church leaders going down to the red light district and picking out a wife. Oh how tongues would wag. Yet he did what God asked of him in obedience. Though she kept going back to what she knew he truly loved her and and went in search of her time and again. Then when she became a slave he paid a mighty price to gain her back again out of his love for her. Pain did not stop him.
God saw us prostituting ourselves by ignoring him and following hard after the ways of this world. Yet he dearly loved us. He sought us with all his heart and tried to woo us back by giving us everything we could ever possibly want. He provided a much better life for us. But we were so used to our wicked ways that we continued to return to them time and again. When we became a slave to unrighteousness, he paid the ultimate price to buy us back. He gave the blood of his only son as a payment of ransom. Out of his great love for us, he could not just sit back and watch us become a slave to death. He could do no less. He loved us then and he loves us now. He will never stop pursuing us. We mean the world to him. We are his one and only Valentine :)

  
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3CATSLEP 2/13/2011 5:12PM

    I love that story. It cuts me to the heart. emoticon

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