I don't believe God is all that terribly surprised that I've got junk in the trunk. Still. Even after all these years of walking with Him, I'm still hauling around a big old trunk of junk. There was a time when I used to get hung up on the fact that I didn't have everything all figured out … that my mountaintop experiences didn't last forever, and that sooner or later I'd once again be dragging my feet down in some nasty old valley again, wondering where God was and why He hasn't rescued me yet. When I'm feeling "wobbly" of spirit (wrestling with fear, doubt, and unbelief), I no longer...
Of Dreams and Nightmares (AYFH wk 40)
Knowing is not the same as believing. If we were to be brutally honest, maybe we don’t believe all that we say we do. Unbelief often lives in the space between Fact and Truth.
Of Dreams and Nightmares (AYFH wk 39)
The devil hates losing territory. That is why we must remain alert, for the devil is a sneaky cuss! Like a fisherman changes tactics when the fish aren’t striking on one bait, the devil will change tactics and come at you a different way when from time to time. The good news is that the devil is a defeated foe, and while we may be inclined to "take the bait…. Read more
Of Dreams and Nightmares (AYFH wk 38)
I was able to lay my head down on the pillow at night and sleep because I had greater confidence in Jesus’s love for me than I had in any dream to derail my sanity. But there is more to the healing process than just remembering and processing, because if just remembering brought healing then why would so many people need medication (self-prescribed or physician prescribed) to help them deal with PTSD, nightmares and night terrors? Nightmares would actually be a good thing! Because nightmares would be one of the tools to remembering and processing, right?.... read more