Rolling In The Deep

God is with me.
I have no reason to fear or be terrified
I can be strong and courageous

I am fasting today
I feel overwhelmed and emotional
I do not want to be at work today

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 56:3 ESV

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Matthew 6:25-34 ESV

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 

Thank you Lord for your peace, which surpasses all my [limited] understanding.

I will choose to trust in you today.

God Is Able

Pastor Phil Pringle (Senior Minister and founder of the C3 Ministry) has an amazing ministry, and I like to peruse his website ( www.philpringle.com ) from time to time. Today I came across this gem:

Eph 3:20 ‘Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think…’

“God exceeds our highest dreams when we pray the prayer of faith. Ask OR think. Both our asking and our thinking are powerful. Our thoughts are as loud as our prayers to God. We need to align our thoughts with our prayers so that one is not cancelling out the other. The word ‘think’ means to dream, imagine, conceive and perceive. What do you ‘see’ happening in your future. That vision is like a prayer that God will do exceedingly above.”

May you be encouraged and inspired to pray a prayer of faith today. May your vision, your dreams and your thoughts be big. May you understand the power you have in your asking and thinking. Dare to ask God for something big today.

Bill Johnson Quotes

My friend re-shared a few facebook statuses by Pastor Bill Johnson (Senior Leader at Bethel Church in Redding, California) today and I thought I’d share it all with you:

Delayed answers to prayer are gaining interest. When God says “no” it’s because a bigger “yes” is to follow.

What God denies is because he knows what we really need.

Yes and Amen!