Friday, June 24, 2016

Let Us Not Be the Block That Limits God


I have two kinds of knives in my drawer: butter knives and slicing knives. The butter knives are used for gentle purposes like spreading butter. But the slicing knives I use to slice through everything else. They’re so strong they’ll slice through cans. I don’t like the children to use these for obvious reasons.

In my spiritual walk, most often I am like a slicing knife. I am armed with the truth in Jesus’ name and ready not to tolerate any weapon formed against me, my friends, or my family. I know my position and the power that God has delegated to me in Jesus’ name. I think I’m a slicing knife, but in a trial I found out that I’ve become dull like my butter knives. It’s hard to notice when your sharpness isn’t as sharp as it used to be until it’s put to the test.

I fell on my head doing some wild and crazy dance moves on Saturday night. Side note: No alcohol was involved. My neck has either been in pain or I’ve been busy since it occurred. 

While I know my position in Christ and who I am, I have been warring over this. I confess that fear has crept in and has been trying to steal my sound mind and ability to take every thought captive. I also confess that I have allowed the symptoms to put me into bondage. 

My God is good. This is not His good, perfect, and pleasing will for me. He is tremendously glorified in the miraculous healing of His people. Yet, I can get in His way and prevent His power from flowing in my life. Admittedly, I have done that. We cannot limit the God of the universe—He is in charge—but we can limit His work in our lives like they did in Psalm 78:41. 

Ephesians 3:20 says that He can “do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (NIV). He moves according to His power that is at work in us. But we can stop His power when we agree with death or the enemy and keep His power from operating in and through us.

I am the block here. My God is willing, but I have been unable completely to receive.  

Regardless of my unbelief, every good and perfect gift is still from God. He is for me and not against me. I choose to believe Him and His promises. The answer to His promises is always, “Yes and amen.” Today, I reject fear and unbelief as I step into the fullness of the power of my Father, God in heaven, and Jesus’ name. I’m preparing my heart to receive. I am aligning my words with His words. I refuse to speak anything but life over myself in Jesus’ name because I am never blinder than when I see with my eyes.

I would love to pray for you because I know what it’s like to walk in fear and in pain. I will pray that you will know your God is for you. He sent Jesus to intercede for you. He is trustworthy, and He will come through. 


Love, 
Sheri

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