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Never Fear…God is Here!, and He is Talking Loud!

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James and The Truck

{written events of Monday, August 9, 2010} 

A very eventful day, indeed!

Don and I have been mulling over the fix or buy decision for a car lately. We both noticed different Mercedes Benz for sale in different locations and found that amusing. Then the song “God won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz” started to roll in my head…off and on since Thurday evening, just for giggles!

That being said, now those of you lovlies who I texted for emergency prayer know how the Mercedes song comments came about.

I had been in fear about my cardiologist appointment from mid-July. Mind you I said HAD been. Right up until August 1st when I spent some valuable time with my Pastor. He showed me revelation in Psalm 91. Fear about my health turned to knowing Jesus was my healer in my head, to knowing it in my heart! The joy of that was amazing. Then…

Another fear cropped up. I saw it as work-esteem issues. You know, am I doing a good job…is my boss happy with my work product. Having the understanding from that Sunday, I stuck with prayer and Psalm 91. When Sunday, the 8th, rolled around again I was praising my Lord non-stop against the fear and doubt, affirming to God and myself that I knew these negative thoughts were not of Father and therefore could not come near me.

Favor came from the Pastor and his wife by way of thanks and encouragement.

Next….Fire! Today we had fire. My facebook posts mention my fire stories…and my close friends are well aware of the stories of fires, since our move to our current home. So the enemy went back to an old, dorment fear. One that is wholly wrapped up in fear that my husband will get angry in a way he did many, many years ago.

Not a violent anger. Just a angry decision to give up and resume his old ways, and stay there for an indeterminate amount of time!

I am reminded in my spirit that my fear of these things, all of these things, are doubt in the Sovereignty of God! Ehhh…how could I!

Anyway, as many know, James’ car caught on fire.  No flames were seen, but that smoldering grey smoke that smells of fire billowed from his vents while we were getting ready to run some errands. Long story short (sorry the humor will come later, maybe) the fire department came, the source (a heating ? coil that set collected leaves on fire). 

Except….the house is now down to 1 work van with only 2 seats! Or….God!

While joking and discussing the Mercedes things, I confessed to a loved friend that I had spoken to my father earlier in the week and he had asked about the car. I told him what was up and he got quiet and told me that he would be over in the next day or two. (He is bringing me his less than year old pots and pans set, because he just bought new ones from an infomercial, LOL.) gotta love my Dad! 🙂

After the phone call I felt in my spirit that Dad was going to get me a new car. Well before the fire, while James was getting ready, he says, “Hey Mom, do you think Grandpa will get you a new car?” My response was…hmmmmmm! Confirmation. I had not spoken a word about what had risen in my spirit, prior to the truck fire, to anyone!

So all this goes on and I know that I know God has all of this. All this confirmation information…before, during and after??? our circumstances!

I told my husband the updates and heard that sound in his voice. With no fear, I say for the first time in 21 years…basically, “the situation is handled, we handled it, God’s got it and we are standing in faith, will you help us with it?” He said yes and we ended the call with our usual “love you-s”.

My excitement built, I expressed such on FB and then signed off and checked the e-mail. Once again God is faithful and wonderful to me! There it is devotional confirmation from A New Thing Ministry, again!

I thank Kim Potter again for her diligence and obedience to God in sharing these things with her readers!

I have added the letter below, because it is for a few of my sisters, too!

A Word from God for one is for all in the crowd! So here you have it…

Not a time to Back Up…

Recently I have received many, many emails from our readers who seem to be experiencing an attack from the enemy. For several of you I realize it seems to be coming from all sides, small attacks, large attacks and everything in between.

I can certainly sympathize with you. Personally, I have been experiencing the same thing. Frankly, one week I was hit so hard that it took me a few days to get back up.

It is what I am hearing all over the body of Christ – there simply has to be a reason the enemy is so aggitated. There is something coming…that scares him. And it is coming straight toward those who are walking upright and faithful before God…that would be you, my friend.

I read a prophecy/ dream by Kelly Ferrari that I want to share with you: August 7, 2010

I had a dream last night in which I was driving my car down a busy highway. Suddenly a blanket flew across my windshield, entirely obstructing my vision. My knuckles were white and my heart in a panic as I continued to drive blindly, crying out to God to help me steer. The blanket flailed in the wind, but remained stuck to my windshield, and I remembered wondering if the road was taking a turn in any direction, and where the traffic was around me! Suddenly, the blanket mercifully flew off and I could clearly see a stop sign just ahead of me where pedestrians were crossing. I was able to come to a complete stop without hurting anyone, and I sat there utterly amazed. Then I heard the Voice of my Father: You are going blindly about right now, unsure of what is ahead. Trust Me. I am well able to steer your course. Do not panic; do not fear! Do not stop driving. Keep moving forward and when you need to turn to the right or the left, or make a sudden stop, I will remove the hindrances just in time. You will be given direction on a need-to-know basis, so do not try to get ahead of Me. All things will be made clear – just in time!

I have felt this way lately, like I can’t see two feet in front of me, spiritually speaking, and unsure of what is ahead. I am a planner and that is not a comfortable place for me at all. It makes you feel a little uncertain to say the least.

In the midst of all that is going on around you, know that God is still there. He is watching and He will not allow you to be overtaken as long as you continue to trust Him.

I believe it is time to press in – I read something by Chuck Pierce that said this is not the time to be passive. I fully understand that when you are being attacked from every side, the last thing you want to do is stand up and fight – I get that, I really do. But it is not the time to sit down…perhaps like me, you will need to take a few days to get your strength back – but then, get up. Fight.

You may ask how we fight. We fight with the word of God. With prophecies that God has given us. We fight with praise and we fight with worship. We fight with sowing seeds. We fight with loving the unloveable. We fight in many, many different ways.

Don’t say anything that you don’t want to see happen BUT don’t stay silent if the enemy is talking to you – talk back.

A friend and I were talking on Friday, she was telling me a story about when she was in high school. You see, she is a small woman but even though she was small and knew it, when anyone would threaten to fight her or beat her up, she said she would just yack right back. She said ‘they could have probably beaten me up but they never did and I yacked right back like I had something to back it up.’

As funny as this is – this is the way we have to be with the enemy. When he tells you that you are not going to make it. When he tells you that your mess is all someone elses fault and you should really hate them. When he tells you that fasting is not working, that praying is not working, don’t sit silently and listen to the words of the enemy – yack back. When he tells you that sowing is not working – remind him of what God has to say about your seeds.

Tell him what the final outcome is going to be. Tell him that you WILL come out victorious! Tell him that it is working because God’s word never lies and it never ever fails – tell him all about his future and remind him that God works all things out for your good and that you are coming out with plunder…his plunder to be exact.

It is my prayer that we are ALL coming out – each and every one of us – that nothing can stop us and it can’t. I have asked God just this morning to remove every enemy and part every sea – allowing us to walk unhindered into our Promised Land this season and I believe that is exactly what is happening.

I am with you, I am praying for you but much much greater than that – God is with you and He will not fail you. Press in and Enter into all that is yours.

Kim Potter 

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Don came home a bit ago. He was in a pleasant mood. My husband is a Mighty and Faithful man of God! He is the greatest and best friend a girl could have. I am blessed…but there is more!

Don’s boss is like a father to us! He and his wife and his partner have been blessings to our family for over 25 years! Apparently he knows someone with a mini-van for sale. A friend Don and he share, who is well known in the area! Right on time….so not to get ahead of God, I am confident about what He has in hand for us…and then there is my Dad….

For all my ladies…if He is favoring me..He is about to favor you! Read the devotion again…stay in line with God’s Word ( I know, I’m preaching to the choir!)…Here we go!

As one friend said…”God is faithful…” and we are His Kids…His Daughters and His Sons! Another friend said…”OOooooo satan owes us all 7 times better than what we had!!!!”

We are the ARMY of God…working together…God has this, all of this.
I’m still praying! in thanksgiving, not for what God has provided only…I am praying fervently for what God has for me, has for you, in the next minute, hour, day….year! Amen!

Blessings Loves!  

♥ 

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

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