Fight From a Place of Rest and Peace
How has my faith been throughout the year? It has grown, it has been bold but it has also been a bit timid. It has hang on the fence in some areas that God told me to address but was hesitant to do. It has also challenged me to keep exercising myself in the things of the spirit lest I be easily beguiled by the devil and his schemes of laziness and complicating my simple faith into processes and doctrines because at some point, I started asking myself while writing, “what should I write? who will read? what if? what if? what if I have nothing to write?”
But the God I serve is not tied down by processes. He is impressed when we put our faith to work with deeds and actions.
At the beginning of the year, God told me, “just start writing the words and I will place the messages in you. I will make words flow out from within you.”
I have so much to write, I have so much to address, there is still much work to be done. May the Lord who has brought me this far, not allow me to slack off now, Jesus may my feet not fail me now, renew and strengthen the spirit you placed in my heart from when you said my name and called me yours. I am ready for new levels, press on working in me, mould me and take me through your will for my life. Not my will. But your will O Lord my God.
The Lord spoke to me during the last quarter of the year and He said.
Heal my people
Oh my goodness, the reaction I had. Mixed emotions. I started wondering, reasoning, questioning….
“Me? How? Me? Wait Lord, Healing? How?” Clearly, as you can tell, I was excited but I was also scared out of my wits because the healing He spoke about was not just praying for people, but speaking healing over people’s lives, families, nations, restoring the sick back to health and making the broken whole again by giving hope to the hopeless all in the name of Jesus Christ.
Acts 3:6-8 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
Hallelujah! That I do not have to worry about the how’s, why’s, when’s, but trust the mission and keep going on with my life. In His own time He will equip me with the necessary resources and anointing.
This article is actually for me, a message for me to recognize that where I fell or I failed during the year, was as a result of fighting physically, mentally and emotionally in my own strength. When God just needed me to be still and know that He is God.
Two lessons to carry to the next year with God’s blessings.
—Fight from a place or rest and peace
—When God speaks, do not wait for the devil to steal it by reasonings and wonderings; believe and act after doing all that Christ demands then stand firm.
Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
Featured image:by CchristianDesigns full verse —He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to His commands and keep all His decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.” (context of the verse—after God had delivered the Israelites from the hands of the Egyptians and was leading them to the promised land, He spoke to them on how they were to live)