Today is a prayer about delivering us from fear. Yesterday Ann spoke of fear as being fraud. Fear is a tool of the enemy to get us to think we are alone in this and it’s all up to us. Fear is a lie! God is with us and knows what is going on in our lives. When we trust our God for the day ahead there is no fear. I learned that to experience courage I have to face fear. Sometimes fear can be a test of faith. I choose to face fear like David and say, to fear, “You are coming to fight against me with a sword, a spear and a javelin. But I’m coming against you in the name of the Lord who rules over all. He is the God of the armies of Israel. He’s the one you have dared to fight against. 46 This day the Lord will give me the victory over you. I’ll strike you down. I’ll cut your head off.
Lent to Repent
The scripture for today is Matthew 5:27-30 and Jesus is talking about the lust of the flesh. Whatever causes you to sin in your heart then remove it.
Ann says: Today I will think pure thoughts because I have been washed clean by pure grace.
We no longer have to give into sin now that we know the truth and the truth sets us free. We have the power through Jesus Christ to overcome our fleshly desires. God makes a way of escape, choose to walk in it. 1 Corinthians 10:13, 13 No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word—He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].
Day 21- Go about doing good as Jesus did.
Day 22- It’s the sin God hates!
Day 23- True beauty comes from a clean heart that sees God
Day 24- Have faith Jesus is the Truth
Day 25- Fast from your sinful nature
Day 26- Believe Jesus, deny self, walk in the Kingdom
Day 27- Follow the Holy Spirit, return to God
Day 28- True worship connects you to God’s grace
Day 29- You have to follow the Holy Spirit continually to keep fear out
Day 30- Fear is flesh, Faith is spirit