Wednesday, January 11, 2017
This old couple is hanging around my house. They seem to think that there will be more snow. We will see, although they are usually right. What fun to make a snowman and decorate it with various things! Good job for the young ones.
What is on your heart today? Do you feel glad to be back in routine as I do, or are you longing for the holidays to come back? No matter where we might be Jesus is the answer to every need. He promised to be our all in all. His is our joy and song, our redeemer, our provider our Prince of peace. The list goes on and on. He said that we would be complete in Him, so why do I feel so mixed up?
Often for me, I loose my focus and get off into some unknown territory because I have allowed a fear to grab hold of me and before I realize it, my eyes are on it. Next, my head moves down, and I am looking at my circumstances, and not at God. As soon as I realize this I turn back and look at Jesus, and declare that He is sovereign over me.
Fear can only grab us if we believe that it is true. I try to do the thing that I seem to be afraid of so that I can see that there is nothing to be afraid of. Of course this isn't something that I can always go head to head with, but it has worked when I can do it. I used to be so afraid of getting up to speak in front of others. The only way to break this was to do it, so I did. It's not my favorite thing, but I am more relaxed now. I used to hate calling people on the phone, so I forced myself to call others, and now it doesn't bother me. My point is that God's word tells us not to be afraid. There are 365 fear nots, in the bible, one for each day of the year. Believe God's word and put fear to rest. "If you abide in My word, you are my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31b-32