Pastor Mark Leonard
I will walk this day in faith, God is on my side. Fear will not guide me. I will not listen or pay attention to my fears today. I refuse to be driven by fear in the name of Jesus. I decree and declare I am driven by faith. Something Good is Going to Happen!
Joyce Meyer Ministries
The devil brings storms into your life to intimidate you. You glorify God when you continue to do what you know is right anyway.
Today's Topic: Neither Be Of Doubtful Mind... Fear Not...
Author: Jerry Savelle
Verse(s): Luke 12:32
Today's Confession: I am not afraid. He knows my every need and will take care of me!
Have you ever noticed that the things that Jesus said belong to us are the very things that Satan tries to get us to worry about the most? He tries to make us doubt that God will ever give us the necessities of life. Just before Jesus left the earth, He said, "Lo, I will be with you always (Matthew 28:20)." He also said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5)."
In spite of what Jesus promised, many Christians still suffer from insecurity, which is one of the greatest of all fears. Satan wants the Christians to be insecure, and he attacks them with everything imaginable in order to cause them to worry and fret.
Deuteronomy 8:18 says, "But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swear unto thy fathers, as it is this day." Yet, many people still greatly fear that they are not going to have enough to meet their needs.
Fear is a spiritual force that will destroy a right mental attitude. That is the reason Jesus said, "Take no thought ...fear not ...Be not of doubtful mind." He said, "Don't you know that your heavenly Father loves you and will take care of you? There is no need for you to worry about anything. Oh, ye of little faith" (author's paraphrase).
If Satan can create fear in your heart and cause you to have a wrong mental attitude, he can stop you from receiving the blessings of God. Satan comes to kill, to steal, and to destroy. Fear is what opens the door of your life for him.
In Luke 12:32, Jesus said, "Fear not little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." Fear is the parent of three great diseases that infect the human mind. Apathy, inertia and procrastination are brought on by fear. Apathy means "becoming indifferent, having a lack of motivation." Inertia is "inactivity and passiveness." Procrastination means to hold back and to put off until later."
Jesus said, "Take no thought." Why does He say this?
Somebody said, "Well, I just can't do that. I can't live on this earth without thinking about my needs, without thinking about what I am going to wear, and without thinking about food and shelter." He didn't say, "Don't think!" He is implying that we shouldn't worry about anything.
Jesus is talking about "doubtful thinking" here or "negative thinking." He said, "Take no thought for these things for your heavenly Father knoweth that you have need of them." And He said, "Fear not ...it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
So don't worry today. Don't be afraid. Take no thought. It's your Father's good pleasure to give YOU the kingdom!
Disbelief is a negative power. When we doubt our mind builds up reasons to support our disbelief. The will to fail is then born! #BEMORE
Dr. Caroline Leaf
Through our senses we receive Satan’s lies, but we don’t have to believe those lies. If we do, we process them into physical realities!
June 6, 2013. Let Me disengage you from the seemingly endless cycle of frustration you are in. Only you and I know the depth of inner struggles you encounter on a daily basis. Stop receiving the lies Satan holds over you. He knows your areas of weakness and constantly bombards you with tempting, tantalizing and alluring thoughts. Allow Me to usher you to a safe place, to a position of unequivocal peace. In your heart and mind, return to where you surrendered to My saving grace. Accept My forgiveness. Receive freedom. Believe My truth.
Romans 8:2 (NLT) "And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death." Kevin Robinson