“Don’t quench the dreams and visions the Spirit puts inside of you. Human nature is to subdue our hopes in order to protect ourselves from disappointment, but God gives longings and hopes in order to fulfill them. Jesus’ promise applied not only to a few apostles but to all who would read His Word. The God who knows the future will lead you into yours be giving you glimpses of it. Notice them and follow His lead.”
Prayer: “Spirit of God, You know my future and how it fits with your Kingdom plans. Please show me enough to draw me into Your purposes. Give me God-sized visions that we can fulfill together.”
As written in Experiencing God’s Presence; Chris Tiegreen.
Okay, so I don’t really know if it’s possible for your anxiety to have anxiety, but the point is that sometimes anxiety hits, and it hits hard.
In the past, I probably wouldn’t have admitted that anxiety is something that I struggle with, partly because I wasn’t fully aware of this struggle, and partly because I can be prideful. I don’t like to admit that I’m weak, that I need help. But here I am admitting to you that I am WEAK, that I am in desperate need of the Lord’s help.
Anxiety and fear are rooted in lack of trust. The anxiety that creeps into my heart, anxiety about different areas of my life, along with the fears that pop up, demonstrate my lack of trust in the Lord, in His plan and purposes that are far greater than any plan and purpose of man.
We are not merely advised
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This past week the Lord, knowing all of my struggles – the greatest being the unexpected passing of my mother 7 weeks ago – has been impressing Psalm 23 upon me. Specifically, I have heard the His Spirit speak verse 1 : “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Today, at the encouragement of my husband, Michael, I sat out back sitting in silence. The purpose: to de-clutter my mind and JUST BE WITH GOD.
Thirty minutes into this exercise, He impressed Psalm 23 on me again. This time, I pulled out my bible and read the entire Psalm. He prompted me to write out a more simplified version and to take the words He was giving me and recite them out loud as a reminder of the declarations contained within them. He wanted me claim them; because through Him they are mine to be claimed. So, I did; and should you wish to claim them too, here they are:
–cares for me
– provides for me
– guides me
– protects me
I do not want for anything, because [in Him] I do not lack anything.
Rest and Peace are found in Him.
My Spirit and Soul are fed through Him.
He quenches any thirst I have.
Through my obedience, in Jesus’ name, He leads me in the direction I should go.
Even in the most difficult times, when the noise of the world; self; and evil are deafening, I can trust Him fully; and be rid of all fears.
I am invited to His table EVERY DAY – to taste and experience the endless richness of what His grace and mercy serves–
Not only in this life, but for all of eternity.
How beautiful of a reminder is that?
May you memorize this and keep it close.
God Bless You All. ❤