Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It gives clear commands. Do Not Let. Some things in life will happen if you let them. Like the school bully will take your lunch until you no longer let them. God gives some clear commands. “Let” – to permit, to allow, to not prevent. The devil is the ultimate bully, he will steal, kill, and destroy unless God or you stop him. You have the power that God gives you. Sometimes, it’s time to stand up. God’s Word tells us of some things that will happen if we let them, and it tells us what not to let happen. Let not your hearts be troubled. It means do not let it happen! Sometimes God troubles you – because He wants you to do something about it. If you are troubled by sin – there’s a reason for that. Repent and be forgiven. Don’t go there anymore. Sometimes God troubles you – because He wants you to act. The devil troubles you – to keep you in that state of troubled. Sometimes it’s a lack of faith (which can never please God). There’s a difference between trouble and troubled. God said “In this world you will have trouble, but be of good courage, I have overcome the world.” As my Daily Call Partner said recently – My Dad can beat up your dad. God’s power over the devil is eternal. It has never changed. It never will. The authority He gives you – enables you to do it. If God says let not your heart be troubled, then it’s your job to prevent it, to stop it with the truth of His Word, and the authority He gives, and doing something different, than allowing it. Here are some great Do not Let verses – that will bring stability to your faith and life. John 14:1 – Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid. The devil wants to trouble you. He wants your heart to be troubled. It will be if you let it. Some things God does, some things He leaves up to you. Jeremiah 51:46 – Let not your heart faint, and don’t believe the report. In this case it was about rumors in the land of violence coming. God said one year one rumor comes, another year the next. In the end He will bring justice. His faithfulness requires it. Other times it’s a doctor’s report. Luke 8:49 – While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead.” He said, don’t bother the teacher anymore.” Hearing this Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed. The devil wants to trouble you by every rumor or report of sickness. Don’t let him. Ephesians 4:29 – Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Some people’s words become prophetic. That self-fulfilling prophesy. According to your faith, be it unto you, and according to your words, will it happen. Matthew 12:35 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. Don’t let your words agree with what comes from the evil one. Let your words of faith declare what God said! What anyone else says doesn’t matter. “Well you have to be realistic” Faith always flies in the face of reality. Miracles always supersede reality. Don’t let unwholesome talk come out of your mouth, unwholesome words... They will, if you let them. Don’t let them. Joshua 1:8 – Do not let this book of the law depart from your mouth. But you shall meditate on it day and night, so you may be careful to do everything written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. God says – stay in my Word. Keep PRISM your priority. Speak His Word out loud. Don’t let it depart from your mouth. Keep it on your lips, on your mind, and in your heart. Exodus 23:33 – Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you. There are some things that you cannot allow to have influence in your life. Some people, and some habits have to go. Do not let them have influence. They will as long as you let them. Praying that every time you sense yourself becoming troubled. That you will ask God, it this you troubling me? What is it that you want me to do? Repent and Confess? Take a stand for truth or righteousness? Help someone in need? Be fervent and effectual in prayer? Any trouble that comes from God – comes with a next step. Ask Him, He’ll reveal it. The trouble that comes from the enemy is a dead-end. So you lose heart, and lose hope. He will take whatever you let him. Praying that you will not let anything the devil wants for you to stand. But that you will walk in the peace and promise of your loving Heavenly Father – who has all authority, who loves you, leads you, and will fulfill the purpose He has for you. Praying that you will never let your heart be troubled, but that your faith will rise, your obedience will be swift and complete, your words will align with his Word, so your fruit remains, and your joy is full.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!