Are you up for a challenge? One that will change you forever?
This post is going to be life-changing for me and hopefully for you as well. A few weeks ago I went to a Beth Moore Simulcast. Beth is a Christian Bible Study Author but also a gifted speaker and teacher of the Word. The topic she was speaking on was fear. She laid bare how someones words had caused her to be living in fear of every word she spoke on stage and how it had overtaken her life to the point that she could hardly say words without second guessing herself. God spoke into her life and showed her that His perfect love casts out all fears. She was able to stand and say "NO MORE FEAR!". She then spent months handwriting verses from the Bible that spoke about fear and she would read a page of them everyday. She eventually was so transformed and living strong in the Lord that she said to God one day "Who is this you are making me??"
Why am I telling you all this and not simply posting about some new project? Because I know God spoke to my heart that day and He wants this blog to be more than just a project gallery. He wants to change women's lives in a very personal way.
I know there are hundreds of women that are living with one fear or another or a whole host of fears that may not paralyze them but the fears are slowly picking away at them and not allowing them to love the kind of life God wants for them.
Are you one of those women?
Do these fears sound like you: the fear of.......
not being liked
no longer being desirable
not being smart
not being a good mom
not being a good wife
never losing your weight
regret over past poor decisions
never conquering an addiction
not willing to try anything because it might not work
not being able to do it all
This list could go on and on. You do not need to live in fear and you certainly do not need to do it alone. I am including the link for the compilation of verses that Beth had put together so that you can download it and read these verses everyday. You can do a few or the whole lot. The Great Forsake and Take. But what I would encourage yo to do is DO IT.
Take a step of faith and draw your line in the sand that says "I will not let this fear (name it) hang onto my back any longer. I will not let this fear rob me of the fulfilled life God wants for me. I will not let this fear chip away at me and make me less than who I am to be."
He has put it in my mind to offer NO FEAR FRIDAYS. It was so extraordinary how He brought this to my head. He put the idea in my head at the actual conference because one of the verses she had was Psalm 68:11 - "The Lord speaks, and many, many women speak the good news." I knew this had to get out. But then I was scared. "What if no one responded? What if no one cared? What if I was doing this for myself? What if...What if....What if...." See where I am going with this. So I decided to pray about it and if the Lord wanted me to do this He would show me. About 3 days later I woke up with the thought to read Psalm 27. So I read it.
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
and at first I didn't get it.. A little groggy from sleep still I guess or I am just slow on the uptake. So I read it again. Okay so obviously HE wanted me to do this. But I still hesitated. Fear? Ya' think?
I need more confirmation Lord!! So my wonderful friend Revi from Revisionary Life blog sent me a comment, out of the blue, one day that said "You are fearless". Okay God, I think I finally got it. Sorry for being so slow. But as I would sit down to write the post, I would get blocked. Fear? Not so much as I think Satan does not want this to be spread around. He knows the power of transformed lives and it is not good for his business. So I finally prayed today and ask the LORD to write this post. And He is doing a marvelous job. Thanks God!!
What will NO FEAR FRIDAYS be? Fridays I will have a post related to this or just a video or something that I hope will touch you.
Mostly what I want to offer is prayer to cover you over the following week. I will also offer that if you are willing to let me know what your fear is, I will pray specifically for that fear for you all week. You can put it in a comment or if you would rather, you can email me. What I want from you in return is that you read those verses and we will cover it in prayer together.
PLEASE remember to include your email so I can respond back to you.
I am beyond excited about this because when you step out in obedience to Him, He will work a mighty miracle in your life for sure, but just watch how your miracle has explosions of tendrils that will affect others for generations.
Love to you all. Your stick and the sand are waiting..........
Always being renewed,