“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
I was convicted of this as I sat waiting for Chandler to awake from his procedure. God had laid it on my heart several years ago to begin to write about our journey that God had ordained for us. I began, but then fear, lack of confidence, and excuse of “no time” got the better of me and I laid it aside. Several times I had thought about picking it up again, but then Satan would place another fear or excuse in its place. I allowed, yes allowed, my battle to be lost to fear. God promises us in 2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” I chose to give in to fear of no one wanting to read what I wrote, or fear of what others would think, keep me from doing what God wanted me to do. Then God used my son to remind me that God is bigger than my fear. Chandler has a fear of talking to people, and is extremely shy. Because of this fear, it takes him a very long time to make friends. On top of that, we moved this past June to a different state, a new ministry, and church. We have been discussing with Him this verse in the Bible to help him overcome this fear that He has. As we were discussing it one night, God spoke to me. If God has not given him fear to talk to people, and my God is his God, then why do I allow fear to rule in this area of my life? God tells us He has given us the power to accomplish His will. If He has asked me to do something, He will give me everything I need to accomplish that task. God has done many things in our life that we know only God has done, and I am supposed to praise Him continually for it. I am to tell of His goodness, love, grace, and miracles in our lives. Psalm 22:22 “I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.” I want to tell what God has done for us, taught us, and shown us through our lives. My prayer is that you see what an amazing God, Heavenly Father, and Creator I have.
Psalm 71:7-8 “I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge. Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.”