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Today as I was listening to David Jeremiah, I heard him say something that made me think, and reflect on, and I’m going to share it with you. “Fear is a form of idolatry.” When we fear the problem whatever it may be we’re saying that the problem is greater than God’s ability to handle it. What problems do you have that are greater than God’s ability to solve them? The way to deal with fear is found in worship and praise. When we recognize God for who He is, and acknowledge that all we experience and know is because of Him, we put our problems, our fears, where they belong…. In His hands.

If you’d like to know more you can click here http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/turning-point/listen/ and click on “When Fear Dominates You” under the month of November.


From “The Word For You Today” by Bruce Christian


The Bible says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he shall direct your paths” (Pro 3:5-6 NKJV).  But what if your path leads through pain, pressure, and problems?  John the Baptist’s did.  He didn’t deserve imprisonment.  After all, he was the forerunner of Christ and the voice of God in the community.  Plus, he was Jesus’ cousin.  So he sent Jesus a message asking, “Are you really the Messiah, or should we keep looking?”  Paraphrased: “Lord, if I’m in your will, how come I’m in this situation?”  It’s a question motivated by unfulfilled expectations.  We think, “Lord, I’ve obeyed you, how come things aren’t working out for me?”  And it feels worse when you’ve faithfully served Him.  Writing about her daughter’s death, Meg Woodson says, “I’ll never forget those shrill, piercing screams, that the God who could have helped, looked down on this young woman who was devoted to Him…and decided to sit on His hands and let her death top the horror charts.”  Talk about unmet expectations!  Jesus could have saved John, but He didn’t.  Instead He sent back word: “Don’t worry, everything’s on target, the kingdom is being built.  You did your job well” (See Mt 11:4-5).  It probably wasn’t the answer John hoped for.  He was looking for solutions to temporal problems while Jesus was busy establishing an eternal kingdom.  So next time God doesn’t seem to meet your expectations, it’s not that He doesn’t care; it’s that He sees the big picture and He’s handling issues you can’t even begin to comprehend.  So trust Him!

Following “Don’t Test God, Trust Him!”

The following Don’t Test God, Trust Him! is the absolute unvarnished truth.  As Shenine says don’t click the ‘like’ button if you’re just going to read it and not be willing to apply it.  But expect miracles to happen if you do in your relationship with God and in your life.  No kidding, this is a great article, and I commend Shenine  for her faithful witness to Christ in carrying out what God laid on her heart to write.  I’m going to do this, and I’m going to share my experience with you as I do so.  I need the accountability doing so will give me, but I also want to encourage people in taking this step by knowing that I’ve made the same commitment to it and am living it out.  Perhaps you don’t need to do this, and if so I praise God for bringing you to this point in your relationship with Him.  I’m not a 100% to the point that Shenine writes about, but I long to be, and want to be with all my heart, and I’m going to trust Him to make it happen.

She gave a blueprint for how to do it, so I’m going to follow it exactly.  This: “Write all your concerns and problems down on paper, and read them to God, forget nothing and submit it and leave it (in bible). Continue to worship Him before getting out of bed and throughout your entire day. Every now and then go to the sheet in your bible and check it. You will see that God has been answering and solving your problems.  This will encourage you to continue to trust Him more and more. It is not to test God, but to trust Him.” is what she said to do.  So follow along and you can see along with me what happens as a result…..

The following is my list of concerns and problems:

I don’t want to feel like I’m always in a struggle in my prayer life.  I want to learn how to pray better.  To have more confidence in my prayer life.  I feel so inadequate when I pray.

I want to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of my Lord Jesus Christ, and “God’s Holy Word.”

I want to get to the point that I don’t doubt ever….that God loves Me, and that He has always loved Me.

I want to be able to live with the pain I experience with grace  and love and in a way that honors God and is a great witness to the grace and love He has shown me.

I want to be able to show that Jesus is my first priority in how I live my life.

I want to live my life in such a way that no one has any reason to doubt that I’m a Christian in every sense of the word.

I want to get to the point where I don’t have any questions or doubts about how God is going to take care of me.

I want to have a greater love and desire to serve Christ than I do.

I need another vehicle so my wife can drive and I don’t have to drive her everywhere. (She can’t drive a standard, and driving for more than 30 minutes causes me incredible pain.”

I have house taxes and house insurance due, and haven’t worked since Aug of 2011.

I want to be healthy enough to be able to hold a job so that I can provide for my family.  I do NOT want to be on disability or be forced to draw SSI.  I want to work.

I want to be able to pay my bills.

I want to be a better father to my children.

I want to be a better Sunday School Teacher, and do a better job of ministering to those who have needs that I see around me.

I want to give all my energy to loving my Lord, to loving my family, and those around me instead of using so much of it to just deal with my life as it is.

So there it is.  I’ve probably said too much about myself, but how will you if I’m progressing if I don’t let you know something of what’s going on.  I invite you to pray for me, as I will for you.

I want to thank everyone for their encouragement and support and friendship.  It has meant a lot to me.

Your brother-in-Christ,