Evil Forebodings by Joyce Meyer – posted April 10, 2017 All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]. —Proverbs 15:15 Shortly after I began to seriously study the Bible, I felt an oppressive… Continue reading Evil Forebodings
I stood shaking and trembling. My fists were clenched tight – I could feel my nails digging into the palm of my hand. I was huddled in a corner of a room that had lots of wooden shelves and a wooden floor. There was a huge wooden desk in the corner of the room. Next… Continue reading Evicting the Snake!
Reference here. Mentoring Letter 492 Fear – The Driver Behind ‘What If’ “If a man harbours any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.” Lloyd Douglas Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. “Keep… Continue reading Feel the Fear. And then do it anyway…
DAY TWENTY FOUR: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY
You did some heavy lifting yesterday! Well done. Taking your stand against fear and fighting the good fight of faith can be exhausting.
I think God appreciates an exhausted foot-soldier. (Not all the time, but from time to time.) It’s evidence that you stood your ground wearing the full armor of God. And like every good captain, he is required to pull exhausted soldiers out of battle who have been on the front-line for too long. Some rest and recovery time is in order.
DAY TWENTY THREE: WEIGHT LOSS GOD’S WAY
THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION. PROVERBS 1:7
Each day when we make decisions, we are either making our decisions based on love or fear. Love moves toward being uncovered, known, and vulnerable while fear runs away. Running away is the kind of fear that the world knows. It’s the fear that you and I experienced as children when we disobeyed our parents and feared punishment. This is worldly fear. This is small and trembling fear. This is NOT Godly fear.
THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE. BUT PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR, BECAUSE FEAR HAS TO DO WITH PUNISHMENT. THE ONE WHO FEARS IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE. 1 JOHN 4:18
It’s important we talk about fear in our training time together. I believe it is at the very root of why you make some unfavorable choices. You feel alone, not seen, or not heard and that leaves you feeling vulnerable and afraid. So you overeat to comfort yourself or you calorie restrict to earn love, approval, and affection from others. Just like an abandoned child we will do whatever we have to do to survive. Fear keeps us running hard and long.
To my love, On Sunday you mentioned how much our marriage has changed – and that has resulted in the often high levels of stress and tension between the two of us. And so, the whole of Sunday and Monday (I even dreamt about this on Sunday night), I have thought of writing to you,… Continue reading The Father of all Lies
I have felt nervous and anxious of late, all because of this upcoming Cape Town trip (which I am totally looking forward to), but still I am nervous. I am weaning myself off Paxil, and this will be the first trip off the drugs. And my mind is playing the most awful mind games on… Continue reading Taking it off the table.