Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stormy weather

Mark 4:39-40 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them. "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
When you have faith then you speak to the storm and it will listen. Today you must speak to the storm in your emotions. There is an attack on your emotions because the enemy wants you to feel fear and then confess fear. Stop the car kick your emotions to the curb and stay en-route on your destination to the land of POSSESSION. If you are a person (like myself) that use to be ruled by their feelings then that is where the attack from the enemy will mostly tend to occur with you. There is always that subtle suggestion from the enemy to you that if only things were better then you would feel better. Yet the truth is that THINGS are as good as you believe them to be so NOW is the time to decide to be better. You have to make a decision to trust God beyond anything and everything that you feel. Some of you are being attacked in your emotions with depression, stress, anxiety and overall fear. The word of God tells us that we are MORE than conqueror through HIM that loved us. It is written that we can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens us. The word is our anchor. We can TRUST in it stabilize and steady in the midst of our rocky emotions. The entire chapter of Romans 8 is a wonderful read in the bible. In the 12th verse of that chapter Paul tells the church in Rome that we are NOT obligated to live according to our sinful nature. Maybe at one time or another in your life you felt NO choice in the matter of how you were feeling...but TODAY you do. You are a new creation in Christ. Stop letting your feelings bully you from STANDING in the truth of God's word. Philippians 2:10 writes that at the name of Jesus those in heaven, on earth and in hell have to bow. The word bow is defined as to submit, yield, stoop, reverence. You get where I am going here ...right? There is nothing that you feel that can STAND up against the name of Jesus.
Depression you have to leave in the name of Jesus. Stress you must go from me and not return in the name of Jesus. Self-pity you are not wanted or welcomed in my life so leave NOW in the name of Jesus. I command my emotions to submit to the control and comfort of the Holy Ghost. I am filled with the Holy Ghost so I have love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Today decide that your soul finds rest in God alone. Today decide with soul and all your inmost being to praise the LORD.
Be Blessed, Manie