Friday, April 12, 2013

Sarah's Daughters Don't Panic

Even though Sarah faced many fearful situations in her life, she faced them with courage and without giving into fear. God says that we are "Sarah's daughters" when we don't give into fear! This is a biggy, isn't it? We as women are prone to so many fears, but God is looking for women who have learned to fully trust Him in every situation. If we put our trust in the Lord, we will not be overcome with debilitating fears. We are either going to fear, or trust.
{Nancy Campbell}

As I grow older, the more I see the value in trusting God with everything.  I have been through many trials with my health but God has seen me through all of them.  He keeps His promises.  All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His promises. {Romans 8:28}

I cling to that verse and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens meGod's Word is living and active, sharper than a two-edged sword.  In order to have a gentle and quiet spirit like Sarah without giving into fear one must learn to abide in Jesus.

How do you abide in Jesus?  Is it struggling hard to do better?  No, it is spending time in His Word, meditating on it, and praying.  Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.  Spend time every morning in His Word.  Let it transform you for we are transformed by renewing our mind with God's truth.

Jesus tells us to abide in Him in John 15.  Know Him.  The only way you know someone is by spending time with them.  The world is a scary place.  If we spend time listening to the news and meditating on it, we will live in fear.  Whereas, if we spend time listening to the Lord and His goodness, we will live in peace and security.

Seek those things which are above...Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. {Colossians 3:1,2}  If you have a problem with fear, look up all the verses about fear and meditate on them often.  They will renew your mind, thus transforming you by putting your whole trust in the Lord and not being afraid.

Anything you struggle with, meditate on Scriptures that deal with that struggle and you will experience that struggle being overcome by the Lord.  You will experience the freedom Christ provided for you.

I encourage you to become Sarah's daughter and know Jesus.  Really know Him.  It is the best investment of time you can make.
***Thank you all so much for your many encouraging comments yesterday. 
They really lifted my spirits.