Whats up everyone?! Happy Friday!
So lets start off by saying God is good and he’s good no matter what! Lately, he has been working on me and challenging me as well and its been awesome!!
My prayer life has been filled with so many blessings lately because some of my friends have been asking me to pray for them because either they have been stress about life in general or wanting me to pray for someone in their family. And when they tell me they’re prayers have been answered and they thank me for it all I tell them is that its Jesus, it’s all him! I think God has been telling me when it comes to this is that people do believe in the power of pray, no matter what they will get it answered might not come right away but we have to be patient and trust HIM!
We all need prayer, every single day!
Every week, I meet with my guys group at my church I go to at crossroads and we are starting a new series called “Fear is a liar” and it started last weekend and boy did I gain a lot from it and has changed my stance on fear. In life we all have gone through fears and sometimes that has led us to be down on a lot of things. I’ve learned that Satan wants us to fear a lot and think things will not be okay. Are we going to start to believe the believer or are we going to believe the destroyer? I get it that life gets so hectic and we start to fear about things that have never happened to anyone that we know. It’s like we are wasting away heart beats when we fear things that will never happen to us. Its wasted fear. When we believe and trust in our Sheppard that he will take care of the lies and deceit Satan is trying to do with us, then we can relax and know that God got this.
My pastor Brian told us last week to remember the verse in Psalm 23 which reads:
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
I love when it says that when we go through trials and darkness in our lives we won’t fear because you are with me! When we seek HIM and know that he is good then Satan’s plan has failed. Guys, you are not alone, there is a God that is here with you and its wasted fear when you think that you are alone and that all hope is lost. Hope is alive and Jesus is alive.
With the things that are going on in our world today, the media puts a lot of the fear in us more than we do. We need to know that God knows what he is doing and when we seek HIM and fear less then you will see how that can change our lives. He’s still working on me when it comes to this category in my faith journey but this week he’s been doing a lot of things when it comes to working on letting go of my fears and staying calm and trusting in Jesus.
Lies and fear: You are not worthy, you are forgotten, you are not loved and will be alone forever.
Jesus and truth: LOVED, WORTHY, NOT FORGOTTEN, CHILD OF GOD, NEVER BE ALONE, EVER.
Have a great Memorial Day weekend, stay safe!
Here’s the link if you want to hear the sermon from last weekend, the series contiunes to this weekend, come to it, you are welcomed.
Love you all,