Hesitate No Longer – Let Them Go

Hesitate No Longer – Let Them Go

God Still Wants You To Let Go

As indicated in my previous post, I believe God has been speaking to some persons about letting go of the things in their life that no longer carry His Life and sanction.

He wants these things released in order to make room for the new, however instead of letting them go in obedience, some people are seeking to “cut a deal” with God by trying to re-define, re-form, re-structure, re-mold, and re-make them into something “not old” so they can still hold on.

This will not work because in this season, refurbishment is not an option and besides, in God’s view, partial obedience is disobedience.

What old, dry, brittle, lifeless, things are you holding onto that you know in your core that the Lord has told you it’s time to release, yet you continue to hold on to?

A position, friendship, relationship?

A job, career, investment?

A denomination, place of fellowship, ministry function? 

A habit, attitude, way of speaking, thinking, or dressing?

The word of the Lord remains.

“Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18, 19 – NIV

Letting Go Is A Must

Stop trying to give CPR to the things God has declared dead for you.

You must let go of the old in order to embrace the new.

Cut the mental, emotional and relational ties.

Release the invested time, effort, energy, money, and service.

Erase the ideas, visions, and notions.

Loose the memories, accomplishments, and failures.

Refuse to let the fear of being talked about, misunderstood, ridiculed, frowned upon, rejected, condemned, or of suffering people-imposed guilt or not knowing the next step stop you.

Take that God-inspired leap of faith and make way for the new.

You can’t move forward looking back.

You can’t embrace the future holding on to the past.

You can’t hold on to the old with one hand and try to receive the new in the other…not in this season.

Hesitate No Longer

If God says shut it down, let it go, cut it off, put it away, erase it, leave it alone, loose it, walk away, by His Grace do it and position yourself for the new.

Get away from the old things that God is speaking to you about.

Fully abandon them.

According two Jesus, new wine cannot be put into old wineskins.

“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. 17 Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Matthew 9:16-17 (NIV)

New wine can not be placed in old wineskins. The wineskin will burst and be destroyed and the wine will be spilt onto the ground and wasted.

“Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth? For the new patch would shrink and rip away from the old cloth, leaving an even bigger tear than before. 22 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.”

Mark 2:21-22 (NLT)

New wine can only be put into new wineskins.

Letting go of the old, lifeless things in your life is crucial, critical, and absolutely necessary in order to walk into the new God has for you, and for Him to position you to be a part of His coming move that is on the horizon in the spirit realm, and that will permeate the stratosphere of every kingdom on the earth.

Hesitate no longer...God is waiting on you.

“Stop dwelling on the past.
    Don’t even remember these former things.
19 I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
    Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
    Don’t you perceive it?
    I will make a way in the wilderness
    and open up flowing streams in the desert. 

(Isaiah 43:18, 19 – TPT)

Your surrender and obedience will end your present inner conflict and replace it with inner peace, and that inner peace will be an anchor to your soul as you trust God to help you navigate whatever lies ahead.

So, inner peace or inner conflict?…Which will you choose?

A Prayer For Us All

Father, help us to let go of the old lifeless things that You have told us to let go of so we can embrace the new. Thank You for giving us new wineskins as we release the old, and make us into new wineskins so we can receive, hold and pour forth Your new wine according to Your will in the season to come. I ask these things In Jesus’ Name…Amen.

“WITHHOLDING NOTHING” – WILLIAM MCDOWELL

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Notes To Encourage, Edify and Comfort

Notes To Encourage, Edify and Comfort

Stand Fast

Stand fast and fear not.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Let your faith, hope and trust rest in Him.

Be diligently about the Father’s business.

Be led by the Holy Spirit.

Walk in peace.

Walk in love.

Seek to win souls….share the Good News of the Kingdom, the message of Salvation, and the glorious hope we have in Christ.

Make disciples….take the time to impart some of what God has given you to other Believers to help them grow strong and mature in the Faith.

Don’t get weary in well-doing, nor distracted and paralyzed by the cares of this world.

Stand fast.

Stay Focused

Be careful not to get caught up in vain arguments with those opposing the Faith.

Remember that the things of the Spirit are spiritually discerned and understood, and God is the revealer of Truth; you cannot force others to believe or to agree.

Remember also that our battle is not against flesh and blood; it is not against human beings.

It is against satan and demonic forces…..principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places.

Trying to fight spirit with flesh is vain.

Clothe yourself in the whole armor of God so you may be able to withstand in these evil days and fight with the mighty spiritual weapons He has given us…..the Word, the Name of Jesus, and the Blood of Jesus.

Stay focused.

Walk Worthy

Walk worthy of the calling of God on your life.

Do not bring reproach to the Name of Christ.

Live according to the principles, morals and ethics of the Word.

Know that Grace is not a license to sin.

Be a shining example to others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Know that everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution so don’t be discouraged or dismayed when it comes.

Blessed are you when you suffer persecution for righteousness sake because yours is the Kingdom.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Jesus; rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.

You can not be a friend of the world and a friend of God.

Walk worthy.

Do Not Be Moved

Do not be moved by the rising tide of hatred and antagonism toward Believers in Jesus Christ.

Do not be moved by the scorners of The Word, its truths, principles, practices and morals.

Do not be moved by the mockers of the Church, God’s chosen and called out people.

Do not be moved by the insidious spirit of the antichrist.

Anchor down in God.

Do not be moved.

Be Encouraged

Know the Most High God, your Father, is Sovereign.

He is the only True and Living God, Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One.

He is Holy, Almighty, All-Powerful, Loving and Wise.

There is none like Him……there has been and never shall be!

His Kingdom is eternal.

His Word is eternal, true and forever settled in heaven.

His purposes shall stand.

The gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church, and you are His Church.

Be encouraged.

Know God Loves You

God loves you.

No natter what happens, hold fast to this Truth.

Nothing can change it…don’t let circumstances cloud it.

God loves you so much that while you were still a sinner, He gave His only Son up to die a horrendous death on a cross for you so He could redeem you to Himself and have a relationship with you.

What love!

God’s love for you is immeasurable.

His love for you is everlasting.

There is nothing that can separate you from His love.

Know God loves you.

No matter how the enemy rages against the Most High God, His Word, His Kingdom, His Plans, His principles, His Purposes and His People, he shall not prevail so keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping, keep trusting, keep praying, keep obeying, keep worshipping, keep praising and hold on to your Faith because in the end, we win!

Selah!

Kim

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IN THE MIDST OF THIS CRISIS GOD SAYS, “REMEMBER, I AM”

IN THE MIDST OF THIS CRISIS GOD SAYS, “REMEMBER, I AM”

In The Midst Of This Crisis God Says, “Remember, I AM”

Today God says, “remember, I AM.

To you who are reeling in mental turmoil…

He says, remember, I AM your Peace.

To you who are smothering under a blanket of depression…

He says, remember, I AM your Joy.

To you who are in financial duress not knowing where the next dollar is coming from…

He says, remember, I AM your Provider.

To you who are confused, perplexed and wondering what to do…

He says, remember, I AM your Wisdom.

To you who are burdened down by bad decisions…

He says, remember, I AM the Glory and the Lifter up of your head.

To you who are stuck and see no way out of your situation…

He says, remember, I AM your Waymaker.

To you who are sick in your body…

He says, remember, I AM your Healer.

To you who are weak…

He says, remember, I AM your Strength.

To you who are bound…

He says, remember, I AM your Deliverer

To you who are in despair…

He says, remember, I AM your Hope.

To you who are in mourning…

He says, remember, I AM your Comforter.

  To you who are suffering loss…

He says, remember, I AM your Restorer.

To you who are lonely…

He says, I AM with you, even until the end of the age.

Today God says, “remember, I AM

Whatever you need…I AM that.

SELAH!

“And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?

14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

15 God said also to Moses, This shall you say to the Israelites: The Lord, the God of your fathers, of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has sent me to you! This is My name forever, and by this name I am to be remembered to all generations.”

(Exodus 3:13-15 – AMPC)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Redeem The Time While In Curfew And Lockdown

Redeem The Time While In Curfew And Lockdown

Curfew And Lockdown

All across the globe millions of people are confined to their homes in curfew or lockdown in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

I really do believe these days of separation and isolation are not just for that purpose, but are also God’s incubation tools wherein He desires to prepare His people in various ways for what is to come. 

Redeem The Time

To this end, I pray that as we obey the instructions of our governments and remain confined to our homes, by God’s grace, we as His people will make the most of our time…that we will have ears attuned to His voice and will seek, hear and yield to His revealed will and come out on the other side of this as He intends.

Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.”Ephesians 5: 16-17 NLT

Be encouraged to redeem the time.

Blessings,

Kim

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Encouragement From Psalm 91 In The Face Of The Threat Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

Encouragement From Psalm 91 In The Face Of The Threat Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

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Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

As coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic continues to spread throughout the world, threatening a pandemic status, according to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to-date there is still no vaccine, specific antiviral treatment, or cure.

On their website, the CDC states that the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus and advises that people with COVID-19 should receive supportive care to help relieve symptoms and for severe cases, treatment should include care to support vital organ functions.

What is worth noting and sharing is that on the website is a reminder that the CDC always recommends the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of any respiratory disease:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings, i.e., at home or in a health care facility.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) these are simple measures you can take to help keep yourself and others healthy.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html

God Is Our Ultimate Protection

As Believers, when it comes to dealing with coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is important for us to use wisdom and follow advised precautions and preventative measures prescribed by governing authorities as best as possible.

However, as we physically do all we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), it is even more important for us to know, recognize and understand that our ultimate protection is from God, and as such it is crucial that we fundamentally trust Him and stand on His Word above all.

Psalm 91 is a scripture that celebrates the protection of the Lord; it is a song of confidence and trust meant to build up the faith of those who trust in the Lord for His divine protection.

The Hebrew text has no title or inscription ascribing the Psalm to any particular author or specific event, making it timeless and applicable to every Believer who chooses to so position themselves in God.

Psalm 91 – NKJV

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

91 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the [a]fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

A Personal Prayer/Declaration of Psalm 91

Believing in our heart, and confessing and declaring God’s Word and promises with our mouth over our life and circumstances in a personal way is a powerful scriptural and spiritual weapon.

When we do this, we are not denying the facts of our situation, but recognizing them and confronting them with the Truth and Power of the Word of God and declaring our faith and trust in Him and what He says more than in them and what they say.

In view of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019), the following are personalized prayer points based on Psalm 91 that you can pray and declare by faith..

  • Because I dwell in the secret place of the Most High, I abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  • I say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him I trust.”
  • Surely he shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.
  • He covers me with his feathers, and under his wings I take refuge; his truth is my shield and buckler.
  • I am not afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,
  • Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
  • A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but it will not come near me.
  • Only with my eyes will I look and see the reward of the wicked.
  • Because I have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most high my dwelling place;
  • No evil shall befall me nor shall any plague come near my dwelling.
  • For He gives His angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways.
  • They bear me up in their hands lest I dash my foot against a stone.
  • I will tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent I shall trample underfoot.
  • Because I set my love upon Him, therefore He will deliver me; He will set me on high because I have known His Name.
  • I will call upon the Lord and He will answer me; He will be with me in trouble and deliver me and honor me.
  • With long life He will satisfy me and show me His salvation.

Amen!

When we decree and declare the Word in this manner, we must not interpret this to mean that God will protect us from all problems, for God has not promised to spare us from all difficulty; in fact in John 16:33, Jesus himself said that in this world we will have tribulation, but to be of good cheer for He has overcome the world.

Instead, by decreeing and declaring the Word in this manner from a place of faith, we activate its authority and can be confident that the Lord God Almighty is with us, has the power to cover, preserve and protect us and will be right by our side to help us through whatever danger we may encounter. 

A Song Of Faith, Protection And Comfort

“HE THAT DWELLETH IN THE SECRET PLACE” – BY DAVID W. MORRIS & HOSANNA MUSIC

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
 Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5,6 – NLT

A Final Word

If under the Old Covenant, the blood of lambs was able to cover and protect the lives of the Children of Israel from the destructive plague that passed through Egypt, under the New Covenant, HOW MUCH MORE IS THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB ABLE TO COVER AND PROTECT OUR LIVES AS CHILDREN OF GOD in this threatening pandemic of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019),

SELAH!

So in addition to all other measures, be sure to cover yourself and your household in the healing, cleansing, delivering, protecting, powerful Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

The world may be blindsided, reeling and perturbed by the ominous presence of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-2019), but God isn’t.

Trust in, rest in, hope in, and be guided by Him.

Be safe! Be strengthened! Be encouraged! Be blessed!

Kim

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Fear Not!

Fear Not!

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Fear Threatens

2020 has rolled in with an amplified bang!

Globally, there’s heightened unrest, turmoil, and instability in almost every sphere of our human existence.

Natural disasters, wars, terrorism, violence, crime, persecution, social unrest, unemployment, economic uncertainty, political instability, climate change, famine, sickness, disease and on top of all of that, now there’s the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) taking its toll, especially in China…no more needs to be said.

In the midst of the swirling chaos and threatening angst, the Lord has a message for us, His people.

It’s the same message He has always given throughout the ages when life’s challenges came crashing in upon us like a flood and coldly stare us in the face up close and personal without blinking.

That message is, “Fear not!”.

Fear Not

You may be thinking, “Be for real!…How in the world can I not fear?…Don’t you see what’s going on in my country and around the globe?…I mean, just look at the reality and the dark looming threat of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)…How can I not fear?…How?

Listen, fear is not just an emotion resulting from a belief that someone or something poses a threat to us.

The scripture tells us that it is a spirit, and it is not from God.

II Timothy 1:7 states, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJV)

The Amplified Bible puts it this way…

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” (AMP)

Fear Is A Spirit

Fear is a spirit.

It’s a spirit that seeks to cause us to take our eyes off of God and the truth of His Word and keep them on the complexity of our circumstances.

It’s a spirit that seeks to throw us into a panic mode, casting off sound judgment, discipline, self-control and the ability to hear the Holy Spirit and thus be equipped to make wise decisions.

It’s a spirit that seeks to weaken our resolve and make us cower and shrink back from challenges, situations and assignments thereby preventing us from being and doing what God has called us to be and do.

It’s a spirit that seeks to sell us the lie that God is not enoughHe’s not big enough, powerful enough, knowledgeable enough, wise enough, loving enough or concerned enough to see us through...therefore we can not trust Him and we are on our ownTHAT IS A LIE!

It’s a spirit that seeks to place us in bondage and torment, to grip us in its tentacles, paralyze us, and to try to squeeze the very life out of us.

Fear is a spirit and it is not of God.

We Are Empowered Not To Fear

Just considering the above, it’s easy to see why throughout the scriptures, God instructs, admonishes, and even commands us not to fear.

God will never ask or tell us to do anything that He has not already given us the capacity or made a way for us to do, so the fact that He tells us not to fear means that by His Grace and Holy Spirit, we have been given the ability to resist, bind and cast out fear...we are empowered not to fear.

No matter the situation or circumstance, by God’s grace and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we do not have to fear.

God wants us to trust Him and not fear.

He wants us to stand on the Truth of His Word and not fear.

He wants us to cast our cares upon Him and not fear.

He wants us to not worry about anything but to pray about everything and not fear.

He wants us to rest in His everlasting, immeasurable unconditional love and not fear.

He wants us to keep our eyes, hearts and minds stayed and fixed upon Him and not fear.

He wants us to dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty and not fear.

God has not given us a spirit of fear and by His grace and the empowerment of His Holy Spirit, we can conquer fear.

“Fear not!”.

How To Combat Fear

Prayer, meditation on the Word and declarations in alignment with the Word are powerful ways to combat fear.

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries overseen by Dr. D. K. Olukoya has some very powerful prayers and prayer points relative to fear on their website.

For copyright reasons, I can not replicate them in this post, but you can access them by clicking the link below.

https://www.dkolukoya.com/prayer-points/item/38-prayers-against-fear

10 Bible Verses That Remind Us We Do Not Have To Fear

in addition to prayer, meditating on God’s Word is very important to combat fear.

Below are some scriptures that we can meditate on that will help us not to fear.

Be encouraged to read them and say them over and over until they become engrained in your mind and spirit, overpowering and uprooting every contrary thought and force.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

(II Timothy 1:7 – NKJV)

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

(Psalms 27:1 – NKJV)

“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”

(Isaiah 41:10 – NKJV)

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah””

(Psalms 46:1-3 – NKJV)

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.

14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

(Psalms 91:1-16 NKJV)

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

(Psalm 23:4 – NKJV)

“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears.”

(Psalms 34:4 – NKJV)

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”

(1 John 4:18 – NKJV)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

(John 14:27 – NKJV)

Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You.
In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?”

(Psalms 56:3-4 – NKJV)

Fear Not

2020 has rolled in with an amplified bang!

In the midst of the swirling chaos and the threatening angst, the Lord’s message to us is ‘Fear not!”.

Shalom,

Kim

Copyright © 2020 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

HAPPY NEW DECADE!

HAPPY NEW DECADE!

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HAPPY NEW DECADE!

Happy New Decade!

2020 is not just a new year, it’s the beginning of a new decade.

That means that the old 10-year period of 2010 – 2019 has ended and the new 10-year period of 2020 – 2029 has begun.

It’s like a clean slate…what is God guiding you to write on it?

It’s like a fresh wind…in which direction is His Spirit blowing you?

It’s like standing at an enormous buffet…what is He telling you to put on your plate, and what is He telling you to pass by?

If you’re not certain, be encouraged to spend some time in prayer, in the Word and in God’s presence and inquire of Him until you sense what He’s saying to and requiring of you.

James 1:5-8 states…

“If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].” – (AMP)

Selah!

May the remaining 10 days in January be a time of fruitful contemplation, consecration, repositioning and grounding for the year and decade ahead…that is my prayer for you.

Peace & Blessings,

Kim

Copyright © 2020 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

The song “Who Am I?” by Point of Grace from their album “Steady On” has been in my spirit all week.

When I think of God and who He is…when I think of the sovereign, eternal, glorious, awesome, wise, powerful, splendid, expansive, gracious, loving, faithful, multifaceted magnificence of His being…and then I think of me…and who I am…it totally blows me away that He would be mindful of and want a relationship with me….who am I?

Be encouraged and blessed by God’s gracious, merciful, awesomeness as you listen to “Who Am I?’.

Who Am I?

“WHO AM I?” – POINT OF GRACE

LYRICS

Over time You’ve healed so much in me,
And I am living proof.
That although my darkest hour had come,
Your light could still shine through.
Though at times it’s just enought to cast,
A shadow on the wall.
I am grateful that you’ve shined your light on me at all.

[CHORUS]
Who Am I,
That you would love me so gently?
Who Am I,
That you would recognize my name?
Who Am I,
That you would speak to me so softly?
Conversation with the Lord most high.
Who Am I?

Oh Amazing Grace how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost,
But now am found.
Was blind,
But now I see.
And the more I sing that sweet old song,
The more I understand.
That I do not comprehend this love that’s coming from your hand.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

Grace, grace.
God’s grace.
Grace that will pardon, and cleanse within.
Grace, grace.
God’s great grace.
Grace that is greater than all my sin.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

Lord, Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Lord Who Am I?
Who Am I?
Who Am I?

Who Am I?

“When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?”

(Psalms 8:3-4 – KJV)

“When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?”

(Psalms 8:3-4 – NLT)

“I look up at your macro-skies, dark and enormous,
your handmade sky-jewelry,
Moon and stars mounted in their settings.
Then I look at my micro-self and wonder,
Why do you bother with us?
Why take a second look our way?”

(Psalms 8:3-4 – The Message Bible)

SELAH!

Who Am I?

Father I am forever grateful for You drawing me to Yourself and enabling me to have a relationship with you by grace through faith in the sacrificial death, shed blood for my sins, and resurrection of Your Son, My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in spite of who I am.

Thank you!

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Lyrics of “Who Am I” – azlyrics.com

“Who Am I” by Point of Grace courtesy of kentish001Blessing – http://www.youtube.com