Melissa — Hey, you can fast fear! It’s true! Set your mind to it and watch how aware you become of fear in your life. It’s amazing how interwoven that stinker is. But when you become aware, you can do something about it. You can take your rightful place in the driver’s seat by forcing fear out. Ask the Holy Spirit to point it out, then you replace it with truth. You replace fear with God’s original intent for your life, thoughts of peace to give you an expected end (Jer. 29:11). This is not necessarily an overnight change, it takes time. It’s a process well worth it, but you can still be an agent of change in the middle of your process. How? By listening to the Father and doing/saying what He tells you (John 5:19).
While we are contending (Deut.2:24) for the word of the Lord over our lives and our nation, we must keep a guard on our tongue (Js.3:5) so that what it says lines up with what God has said (Jn.12:49). Like a farmer who works in his harvest and watches over his harvest, we cannot check out of the on-going process, lest we suffer crop failure.
It came to me that to actually trust God meant to actually let go of needing to know the process of getting to an answer. I’ve never functioned like that. Unfortunately my M.O. has been to ask and believe for a God-outcome while all along fixating on my logic’s only conclusion as to how that could happen. That, my friends, will wear. you. out. In that moment it felt good, it felt right to let go, and something in me took a deep breath for the first time. (This is the second excerpt from the article “Trustworthy” by Melissa Gabler in SEEC Magazine.)
(KG) It is time to overcome the smothering heaviness that contradicts God’s design and desire for your life. God knows I think in terms of cut-to-the-chase and quick results, so He patiently began to tweak my expectations a bit. He pointed out to me that the resurrections coming in people’s lives may not be a sixty-second earthquake. Some will break through contradictions one layer at a time. I knew He was talking PROCESS which can mean a long rain rather than a lightning strike.
(This is the second excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Resurrection out of Contradiction“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
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Declaration 4.—I SAW AN OLD-TIMEY POSTMASTER putting mail in slots.
The slots represented people and the matters concerning them. The delivering of the mail was a completing of, was an end of, the process of those troubled people and troubling matters — like the mail being put up, finally delivered—process completed.
Ps.138:7 “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.” 8 “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, endure forever–forsake not the works of Your own hands.”
“perfect”: complete; bring to an end
In our lives, God is bringing to an end things that have lingered on from years past.
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