“We’re having a heat wave, a tropical heat wave!“
Besides these being the lyrics to a popular song, we really are having a HEAT WAVE!
We have experienced a very cold and wet winter and spring. This heat wave has hit us in full force and has rocked my world back into reality! What reality you say? The reality that “HEAT HAPPENS”, and I do not like it!
As wonderful as the winter and spring was, the HEAT is back!
I fell like the contrast between the cool weather of spring and the hot weather of winter, paints a perfect picture of my battle to replace my lies, with God’s TRUTH!
I started the week off calm, cool and collected as I spoke God’s words of truth over my life.
“I am Loved!” “I am Chosen!” “Even before God made the world, He thought of me!”
But then the lies hit with full force, just like the heat wave, and my calm assuredness, was rocked by doubt and disbelief again!
So, I had to hit my “Re-Set” button and be set right again!
I had to return to Philippians 4:8, our anchor verse, and focus on the words that speak God’s purpose over me…
True, Noble, Right, Pure, Lovely, Admirable, Excellent, and Praiseworthy
If the words speaking over my life did not reflect these traits then I was to get rid of them!
I spent a lot of time “detoxing” the ugly words out of my heart and mind this week friends.
I wish it were not true. I wish I could write and tell you that I walked down the beautiful trails near my home and whispered true and encouraging words to myself. However, the heat on the outside kept me inside, and the lie of the enemy inward kept me speaking Truth outward!
I pressed the RE-SET button several times this week! Did you?
If you did, then you are DETOXING! You are getting rid of the old, pouring in the new, and keeping on keeping on! That is all any of us can do.
The world and the director of it, satan, continue to flood us with lies. It causes us to doubt who we are in Christ, who He has created and called us to be, and what purpose He has for us. The only way to combat the LIE is to replace it with The TRUTH!
So, go ahead, press that “RE-SET” button if you need to, and get back in it!
The heat waves will come, but they will not burn us. The cool, refreshing calm of God’s words of Truth will blow into our lives and refresh our spirits like the return of cooler temperatures.
Our weather forecast is ‘Cooler days ahead!’ My physical body is ready for the change.
My spiritual body needs the change as well, so here we go!
Lie Number Two: I am abandoned!
TRUTH Number Two: The Lord will never leave me or abandon me!
“The Lord has promised the He will never leave us or desert us.” Hebrews 13:5
“So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10
If the heat waves of discouragement and self-doubt have blown over and scorched your spirit, breath in the refreshing truth directly from God to YOU!
God is with you no matter what you are going through! He will never leave you or forsake you, HE IS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU!
Keep on detoxing my friend. It is not easy but it is the only way to live “FREE FROM” the lies that hold us captive and drag us down!
Press “RE-SET” if you need to, and step into week 2 free from the lie of abandonment!
Refreshing days are ahead!
Speak Truth Love