Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It tells you Who God is, how much He loves you, the good that He has stored up for you – if you will just fear Him, and it tells you what’s coming. He even teaches you the fear of the LORD and gives you an undivided heart to fear His Name. (Psalm 86:11) David prayed it, because God put it in his heart to pray, because God wanted to do it, and was about to. I love that God tells us what’s coming, so we can be fully prepared for it, so we can overcome by the blood of the Lamb, the word of our testimony, His Word, and the power of the Holy Spirit that He has given us. Have you ever thought about the greatest temptation you can face? Remember God said, no temptation has overtaken you, except what happens to everybody, and God is faithful, every time temptation comes, He will provide a way out, so you can stand up under it. (I Cor 10:13) The first way out is His Word. It tells you what the way out is! And it reminds you that He even gives you the power to choose it. (Titus 2:11-12) So what is the greatest temptation you can face? Fear. It’s the quickest thing that tries to come on you, it is always lurking. Fear of lack – that you won’t have enough, fear of loss either money, or job, or possessions, or friends or loved ones, fear of rejection – that those closest to you will leave you, fear of failure – that you’re just not good enough, or strong enough, fear of enemies – too powerful for you, fear of disaster or calamity, that you have no control over. Fear of bad things happening to you, fear of death, fear of punishment. Fear might just be the greatest temptation. It is so easy to fear the future, or fear the dark clouds rising in your life, or over your nation. God said, He has not given you the spirit of fear. It’s just a spirit that tries to come on you. God said, The Spirit He has given you is the Spirit of love, and a sound mind. Love for God is affection and obedience. Love for others is preference. them over you, their needs not just yours. A sound mind is a mind at rest, a mind of discernment, a mind of peace, a mind of clarity, and faith, and hope. A mind unmoved by every wind or word from the enemy and from the fearful. A mind unphased by what is happening around you, because you know Who holds the future, and Who promised to be with you, protect you, feed you, and lead you, Who will never forsake you, and Who will fulfill the purpose He has for you, the purpose for which you were created. Praying that you will review the PRISM Topic – Fear Not, and the PRISM Topic – Do Not Fret. The way out for that greatest temptation is always the Word. And as is most often the case. The best time to use your ‘way out,’ is before you need it. So when you do need it, you’re already using it. So what could you be tempted to fear today? God said, “Fear Not.” That’s not the Spirit He has given you. Your Spirit is love and a sound mind, immovable, unphased. It remains that way by the Word of God planted in you. Praying that His Word is your greatest desire today. That you will come back to it again and again. That you will live there and never leave. He goes before you, He surrounds you, He goes with you, He will level the path in front of you, Victory belongs to Him. He has victory for you – overcoming every temptation, and completely fulfilling the purpose He has for you today! Praying that you live in His Word – it’s the way out that He has provided for you!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!