Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
I've shared before that I battle fear and worry. I'll go through periods where I have complete peace, but then suddenly the fear and worry is back. My thoughts will go to the worst case scenario. At times this fear has been crippling - and I'm sick of it!
This morning in my quiet time I really felt like God is trying to take me to a deeper level. In order to do so, I've got to get rid of my fears. Instead of jumping off the deep end into fear and worry, I'm going to jump into praise and worship.
Spirit of fear, you have no place here. I command you to leave in Jesus' name.
After having this talk with God, I read today's devotion from Our Daily Bread. It was titled The Lion of Judah, and it said, "If you wonder why God isn't anxious when you are, it's because He has everything under control. He knows that Jesus, the Lion of Judah, will triumph." God is in control, so we have nothing to fear. We can't see to the other side of our mountain, but God can. Amen!
One of the blogs I follow is Intelligent Expressions. In today's post there was a quote that I love. "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." It's never the end of the world, or the worst case scenario when we are in God's Hands. He is the God of new beginnings.
I'm so excited about this new year! I've told a couple of my friends that I feel like the dam is about to burst and we are going to get swept away in God's grace. I believe He wants to do a new work in each of us. No matter how close you feel your walk is with God, you can always go deeper. There's so much more of God for us yet to discover.
Will you join me in the quest to go deeper with God? Let's jump off the deep end and see what God will do.
If you are taking part in the challenge to memorize the entire book of James this year, you will need to memorize two verses each week. This week's verses are:
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,