Today, as I was sitting at my desk with anxiety raging, I heard the song, “Be still and know I am God,” playing in the background. I had to laugh. Jesus was saying to me, what He said to Martha.
“Melissa, Melissa, stop the fretting. Stop making a fuss over the temporary. Be still and enjoy my presence.”
At that moment, my numbness ignited into passion. My anger into indignation. My disillusion into faith. The enemy had over played his hands!
She was fashioned.
Not from his head to rule over him.
Not from his foot to rule under him
But from his rib to rule beside him.
Father we ask that 2023 be a year of breakthroughs, miracles, open doors, and salvations.
We declare, 2023 will be a year of freedom - freedom from the lies of the enemy, from past hurts, and bitterness.
For minutes, she held me tightly and sobbed in my arms. I hope she felt seen by God. I hope she felt loved by Jesus. I hope she knew when I hugged her she was being hugged by the Father.
Peter caused unrest with the Jewish community by preaching Jesus and healing. He caused unrest with his fellow believers by eating with and including Gentiles in the salvation plan. He was beaten, jailed, threaten yet he continue to stir the pot.
You are the little child Jesus loves. And regardless to your status in society, you are free to go boldly into His throne room of grace. Jesus is no respector of your position, your bank account, your number of Facebook followers. We all have equal access to Him regardless if we go to church twice a week or if we haven’t dawned a church our entire lives.
Knowing your identity - who God says you are - is crucial if you are to be victorious in the kingdom of God. When you know your identity, the enemy can’t make you play defense when you are made to play offense. When you know who you are, the enemy can’t successfully get you to play the game his way - lie, steal, fear, take short cuts, covet, be anxious….
Friends, are you expecting an immutable God to deal with you according to an old speed limit? The law was necessary. We were under construction. But then Jesus came. He fulfilled the law. He atoned for our mistakes. He was a propitiation for sins, satisfying the wrath of God.
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Friends, whatever situation you may be facing today, whatever is threatening your peace this morning, stand on this truth: it will not prosper.
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