DAY 19 with Teresa Ann:
I’M NOT SCARED
Time stamp: 3:47 am.
I knew to pray not in my own power, but interceding and echoing the Word of Who Jesus is. Faces coming into the forefront of my mind. GOD’S compassion from within flooding my soul. As I paid attention to the time…with the numbers 3, 4, 7…I always remember my friend Celina’s challenge to cause those date and time stamps to compel us to dig into the Word of GOD. It becomes a treasure hunt of GOD’s wisdom and revealing Who HE is!
So in that, I first asked Holy Spirit to guide me through the Word. As I began looking through Psalm and used the time stamp as a reference. I looked up Psalm 34:7. As I began to read, my eyes were led to the top of the chapter starting in verse 1, reading through verse 8.
Um…what and wow!
Seriously! A WOW SLAP is the only way I can describe it.
I heard a very “funny” word within my spirit, “Teresa, I’m not scared.” I nervously laughed. I said, “God! I know YOU’RE not scared.”
In that moment, the word came, “I know everything you do. I know what you are going to say even before you say it”…then it reminded me of, “Lord…Search me O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything to me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”
Think about that…you’ve got to know that as I nervously laughed, the forefront of my mind knew GOD wasn’t scared; my spirit knows that; but somewhere within my subconscious there must have been doubts…so to hear that, even though I “know” that GOD is not scared, how amazing that HE knows the deepest parts of our soul (mind) – those hidden things that we don’t even know…WOW!
As I prayed with compassion this morning, GOD needed me to partner with HIM in even HIS position. Think about this…somewhere within the crevices of my heart, I was still “scared” for people as I prayed for them…
Yet GOD in His greatness highlighted to pray from a place of praise not panic.
Position is everything.
Perspective from heavenly places with Christ Jesus is where I must see and where I get to pray.
Wow! So today I share that with you, from where GOD is; the earth is HIS footstool; every circumstance that is in our “now” has passed through into eternity…a speck that has fallen, passed through dimensions as GOD isn’t just working – no eye has seen; no ear has heard; no heart has the ability to imagine what GOD has planned and already accomplished from long ago.
Our partnership to be still in HIM is in our thankfulness and praise. This is how we get to be “still”! This is how we position ourselves in HIM to proclaim HE is our REFUGE!
As we praise the LORD, HE answers and frees us from all our fears. Those who look to HIM for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. The LORD saves them from all their troubles. For the angel of the LORD is a guard, thank YOU LORD that YOU surround and defend those that fear YOU. They have, are and will always taste and see that YOU LORD are so good! For the joys of those who take refuge in Who YOU ARE! Wow! Yes LORD! Thank YOU for keeping them, holding onto them without struggle, but with great ease with WHO YOU ARE…PEACE AND GRACE! You have them LORD! What assuredness! Thank you LORD! In Jesus NAME! Amen and amen!
REFLECTION OF THE WORD WITH HOLY SPIRIT:
Psalm 34; Psalm 139:2-24; Ephesians 2:5-7
This is a crazy one, isn’t it?
- Do you have a moment in which you realized GOD wasn’t scared of your situation?
- Can you share how YOU began to see GOD in that moment?
- The position and perspective in Christ is everything…so what areas in your life do you need to surrender?