Thursday, January 22, 2009

Whispers From Satan (And other thoughts associated with Believing)...

I've heard it said if you feel led to focus on an area of struggle, God will bring about opportunities above and beyond your expectations. You will be tested. You will exercise those areas of weakness past the point of "UNCLE!" over and over again.

On the flip side, Satan will be standing by, releasing a barrage of whispers, hoping to see you stumble. He counts it victory when you fall for his lies.

It's still January and my word for the year, BELIEVE, has been brought to the surface time and time again. Each time, it is preceded by a whisper of unbelief.

Something as simple as going to church brings on a windfall of whispers about everything from my choice of clothing, my appearance, my lack of connections with my church family.... The truth is that I have allowed these whispers to cloak my ability to celebrate Jesus in His house for a good while now. Last week I blocked those whispers with whispers of my own and was brought to tears by the sweet spirit of the service!

I believe.

And just last night Satan used my dreams to whisper in my ear. I saw my son's cardiologist and heard his apologies in my dreams. I will not focus on the whispers of Satan. I choose to stand firm and believe!

I believe.

Mark 5:36 (Amplified Bible)
Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.

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