Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"He" is my ROCK

I have to tell you, I have been really dealing with spiritual warfare for the past several months.  Who am I kidding, the past several years.  Really, since I became a "follower of Christ"  and I have been OK with it,  I love our Savior with every ounce of myself and that is what we are called to do. (Mark 13:10)

I pray & walk out of our home every morning with my full "Armour of God" on & fight off those flaming arrows that are shot my way.  No problem, right?  Well, me and my family have been fighting one particular battle for sometime now.  Pushing forward everyday, warding off the minions who wake me up with fearful thoughts of our situation.  Praying, Praying and trusting our Savior for guidance.

Well, and I have to tell you, I am exhausted, I just don't want to deal with this any more.  And I have to admit,  I have been praying, "Lord!  make this go away."  I so want to avoid this situation.

Avoidance really is my broken way of "dealing" with things I prefer to ignore. To my "mountaintops  taking an honest look at my situation can be challenging, put me in uncomfortable situations, and cause me to look at the situation through the eyes of Jesus.

 But ultimately, as a loving Father does for His children.  He made me realize today, I don't have to be afraid, I know the Creator, isn't that amazing! I have a relationship with "Him!" He made  realize fear is the root cause of my avoidance -- fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of pain, or fear of the uncertain. Sometimes, it is fear of the action the Lord will call me to take and what discomfort or inconvenience that action might cause for me.

I know how real my fear is,  and I know it is not consistent with Scripture. 1 John 4:18 says, "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear . . . ."

I know yesterday, today & tomorrow I don't have to fear as a child of God for He is "Love" and fear is the adversary pulling me down.  Praise Him for my burdens, and Lord thank you for your written Word and for being my ROCK.  And know I will LOVE through Jesus in the trial or trial's I may (will) face.

"All men will hate you because of Me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved."
Matthew 10:22 

Blessings To You