Today’s date is Thursday, June 10, 2010.
I’ll have to admit that the devotion reading that I’m going to share is one of the rare ones that I don’t just skim through.
It wasn’t even the title of it that caught my eye. It was the word “insecurities” in the body of the text that grabbed me.
Desperate for Reassurance by Lysa TerKeurst captures how it had been for me.
Here’s an excerpt:
For the past couple of months I’ve needed to sense God’s most tender mercies more than ever. It’s not that I’m going through any kind of crisis. I just feel completely desperate for Him.
If you’ve ever heard me give my testimony you know part of what I share is being a little girl twirling around next to my daddy wishing I could know that he loved me. Maybe in his own way, he did love me. But something was broken in our relationship that left me feeling desperate for reassurance.
If you happen to catch this post after today, be sure to look for the Title or date of the devotion.
PART 2 OF TODAY’S POST:
Yesterday I sat on my bed and declared that I will NO LONGER live in fear, worry, insecurity or guilt. I’m more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me. Read Romans 8…all of it!
I will trade my burden for God’s light load. (Matthew 11:28-30)
You know, it never ceases that when one is determined to move to greater things in Christ that the enemy attacks are a lot more frequent.
I won’t give him the faintest thought that he will take me under! It won’t work! I know God’s Word! NO weapon formed against me is gonna prosper, and every tongue that rises against me in judgment, I will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Him. (Isaiah 54:17)
This experience may be what I need to get me out of my shell; shyness…to become BOLD in proclaiming God’s power and goodness.
There is so much more that I’m convinced of in God’s Word than I have ever shared in a blog post. I’ve been a spiritual nice girl, only tackling the top layers.
Satan has made me mad! angry! and as my husband says it, righteously indignant!
My weapons and power is so much more than I use. Its time for me to walk in my proper authority as God’s girl!
Who’s shoutin’ Hallelujah with me!!!
Until next time…be abundantly blessed AND stand firm!