Forgive me for this being a shorter post! I have just fifteen minutes before waking the girls and getting us all ready to go to Ballet Magnificat tonight! I’m very excited, they have no idea and they are going to LOVE it.
Today I started the next chapter of Beth Moore’s Praying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, which is entitled, “Overcoming Unbelief.”
This past week I have felt more open and my heart feels “softer” to God’s nudges. And I have felt less overburdened and “heavy” as well. All of this has led me to just fall at Christ’s feet in silent praise, because there are no words that can fulfill what my heart wants to say. So, I continue to sit and worship there before Him, trusting Him to understand and make words of the song I don’t even yet know how to sing!
I’m not sure if it’s because of the progress and prayer from last week, or if this chapter is just “timely,” but this chapter of “Overcoming Unbelief” is meaty. Meaty with a side of potatoes and gravy – meaty. I thought I could get through it during one nap time session, and well, there is just no way. Too much to take in, ponder, study, and review verses. Beth (look at me call her by her first name!) has twenty full pages of verse/prayers here! So far, I’ve copied down about ten pages for me to print and scratch my thoughts all over.
So, while I work on this chapter this upcoming week, I would appreciate your prayers. I BELIEVEGod is trying to speak His Word to me. I BELIEVEit is the time for me to be released from some serious strongholds in my life and I am ready. So please, pray for me. Pray for openness, discernment, and understanding. And also, please pray for me because I’ve noticed that Satan’s attacks on me have intensified tenfold these past two-three weeks. So far, he has tried attacking my mind, my marriage, and my health. Satan is fighting my freedom, but is for this freedom that Christ has already set us free! (Gal. 5:1) (Underlining emphasis is mine.)
Okay, I hear the rugrats rustling around, which means my time here is done. Let me leave you with a few quick quotes from this chapter:
“Believing God is never more critical than when we have strongholds that need to be demolished. Believing God is also rarely more challenging.”
“You must believe Him. Believe He can do what He says He can do. Believe you can do what He says you can do. Believe who He says He is. And believe you are who He says you are.”
“God wields incomparably great power for those who choose to believe. Read it again! (Ephesians 1:18-20) . . . God applies the same power to our need that He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead. . . . Believe Him, and when you don’t, cry out earnestly, “Help me overcome my unbelief!”