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- In time spent with the Lord, He often gives a Word for our current situation, wherein we rejoice (and rightly so)!
- Other times, the Word He gives us stands out to us, but for no particular reason in that moment.
- It is in those times, we want to tuck that Word in our hearts, because Jesus us prepping us for an upcoming test.
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.
Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
When we start to fear people over God, the people become our god.Tweet
BCUFam, the Lord is not interested in us being entrapped and staying in bondage to people because we are quiet, easy-going, non-confrontational, or just because we love the Lord. I am reminded of a person who questioned my Christianity when I did not do them a favor they felt very entitled to. Quite honestly, it wasn’t a conscious decision, The Lord just did not lead me to assist them and I told them something to that effect. My response initially caused some friction between us, but the thank the Lord, He worked things out between us.
In another situation, someone wanted to show me video clip that included vexing content. Before I could even think, my mouth firmly, but softly told the individual I was not interested in seeing what they were showing. Thankfully the person politely went on their way, and prayerfully will think twice before coming back to me with more foolishness. But if they do come back (the enemy comes back seasonally), with God’s Word and His help, I am prepared to pass the test! Amen? Amen!
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