With no friends or family, God became my best friend, and my Father in a very real and tangible sense. Over the years the Lord has taught me about life, how to love myself and forgive those who've hurt me.
With the normal sounds of the hustle and bustle, that are characteristic of any typical Wednesday morning in the city, now replaced by a deafening silence…many people are in deep reflection about their lives, myself included. Some are having to face the stark reality that they’ve been putting faith and confidence, in things other than God. Many of us are coming to understand just what privileged lives, we’ve been living.
Sometimes I struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Feeling like I'm falling SO SHORT of the Glory of God, that the Lord MUST not want to hear from me. That THIS time I've messed up too bad, and am an utter failure. A disappointment to my Father in Heaven.
God will sometimes HEAL us miraculously in an instant, but many times He leads us to something that He wants us to do, or stop doing.
That was the case for co-founder of "Altered Appetite" Leah Cromer.
Take a moment to watch this short video of her POWERFUL testimony!
I've been working in Freedom Ministry for many years but had never thought of DELIVERANCE from FOOD ADDICTION until I met Doug Cromer. If you have ever struggled with your weight, or felt the Holy Spirit moving in your heart about fasting and prayer to overcome food addiction, THIS is your confirmation!
"This verse presents an area called the transition zone.
Think about the scene: Behind you is a door which the Lord has closed. You know you cannot go back. There is nothing to go back to. In front of you stands a door to new opportunities, new challenges, new ministry, new spheres of influence, a whole new future. In this transition zone in which you find yourself, the door to the past is sealed shut, but the door to the future has not yet opened. You know it is time to progress. There are all kinds of indications that the new door WILL OPEN, but so far you are at a stand still.
How freeing it is to truly CAST ALL YOUR CARE onto the LORD.
To be in that place of complete and total TRUST that whatever the obstacle stands before us, God has it already handled and we need only BE AT PEACE.
This is easier said than done though, isn't it?
Today's devotional reminds me of the Psalms and all the times David was up against insurmountable odds. In the natural it looked hopeless time and time again.
However what I've learned from reading about David, and all the giants that I myself have been up against is this: GOD ALWAYS CAME THROUGH.
He is faithful, and we can rest in the knowledge that although we may not be able to understand what's happening in the midst of the storm...He is still on the THRONE.
When you don't feel strong enough, smart enough, or capable of doing what's in front of you for lack of WHATEVER....ASK THIS QUESTION, "WHO IS YOUR DADDY?!?"
...because I promise you HE IS ENOUGH, He is ABLE, and there is truly NOTHING BEYOND HIS POWER, so proceed with THAT confidence.
Not with who you are, or what you can do of your own power, but of WHO'S you are...and what He's able and willing to do for those who love Him.
What ever the challenge, no matter how daunting, say these words out loud;
"MY FATHER NEVER FAILS!"
I have become accustom to living in the Lord's presence, and hearing from Him through out each and every day, however there are times when He goes silent.
At first I find it odd, then after a day or so I try to rationalize that maybe He has nothing to say today, but eventually I have to face the fact that there must be something that I'm doing or not doing that is causing an interference; a breakdown in our communication.
Scripture tells us that HEARING IS EASY, right?!? Then why are there times when I can't hear Him?