As a quick recap of Contempt, Part 1, (if haven’t read it yet, this post will make a lot more sense if you do) I was in worship mode, and God revealed to me that I had been harboring a very strong spirit of contempt, specifically, self-contempt. I was also advised to pray against said spirit.
Stop fighting it. You know what you were called to do. These words have played over and over in my head, and I’m like yeah ok, great, but could you maybe remind me of exactly what that is again? Silence. Fabulous. Has anyone ever felt this way? Like you know there is something you’re supposed
What does it look like to trust? Like, really trust. Not vaguely believing in the back of our minds that everything happens for a reason. Not anxiously asking for God’s peace while simultaneously spewing worry and paranoia with every breath. Not posting verse images on social media as if our declaration of belief earns us
Oh, so many thoughts jumbling through my head today! So many misconstrued notions that God is bringing to my attention. So much fear and misuse of the gift of imagination. And what am I so afraid of? This is a question I keep asking myself, and I keep coming up with the same generic answers.
Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears. 1 John 4:18 The Spirit we receive does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With
Psalm 3 As one who struggles with anxiety, the Psalms have become sort of a comforting best friend to me over the years. When I read them, the enemies spoken of are often not actual people (though I have had many instances where my enemy has come in human form). No, often the enemies in
Psalm 3:2-3 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. Proverbs 29:25 The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. Well, this has been an interesting week! So much to do, so little
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It’s a well-known fact that drivers in South Florida are considered the worst in America. I like to believe that I am above stereotyping, so I chose not to give that rumor the time day when I moved here. Mistake. I have never been in a car accident, not once in my life (knock on
Psalm 1 I love the imagery in this chapter. When we remain obedient to God, we are like a tree planted near the water. We bear fruit in season, and our leaves don’t die. Everything we do succeeds. I’m doing a little challenge for myself, one Psalm a day, everyday for the whole book -150