One thing in this life holds me back and one thing alone: FEAR. I am afraid of what people will think of me if I stand in the doctor’s office and pray for someone, I am afraid that I will not have enough money for what I need tomorrow, that my nation will be invaded, afraid I will fail my family, or afraid that cancer will hurt.
“Open his eyes Lord so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire.
Satan holds the greatest bluff of all time. He whispers into our ears that we can not pray with our children because, after all, we just yelled at them. Our hearts swell with anger because our husband doesn’t act like we want him to. He tells us we are weak and that everyone else does it better than us. And he takes it one step further and tells us there is no God at all.
GRACE, grace my friends, is the message of the Bible. Do you screw up daily? Grace! You get a fresh start. And then another one and another one. Find yourself constantly angry? Only God is perfect! Forgive and forgive again! Do you not have the right education? Are your looks nothing to brag about? Is your resume pathetic? Then you are the perfect person for God to use! The Bible is full of stories of God using the weakest of the weak to accomplish big, really big stuff! Do you believe in no God at all? When you get tired, when you mess up, when you can’t do this life anymore on your own, fall on your knees and ask God to reveal himself to you!
NOW DO! There is absolutely nothing NO THING that you can not do! Strut like big stuff because there is an angel army following by your side. Speak with authority because God will give you the words to say. Accomplish the impossible because you can do ALL THINGS through Christ who gives you strength, love abundantly because you know true love, forgive seventy times seven because you have been forgiven so much more!
Suffering? We are not afraid! Hard? We’ve got this! My God will refine me in the fire. Weak? It is not my strength, but Christ who lives in me. Poor? We are on the road to a mansion in glory!
World! Watch out! Satan, we will listen to your lies no more! Christians, I mean those that really know the power of the God they serve, are a force to be reckoned with! Jesus has already paid the price and satan is already defeated! The Lord has opened my eyes and I see!