What was your first thought when you read the title?
False Evidence Appearing Real?
That’s what most of us think. It’s been conditioned into our spirits and christian psyche for years by our leaders and pastors. But I want to re-direct you somewhere else.
After a dental appointment this morning, I left feeling that there were several people within the sphere of my influence that needed to hear an old concept with a major shift spiritually. I quickly pulled up FaceBook on my smartphone and started typing what I heard. Instead of the old mantra of reliability we’ve come to over-use and not really execute, I went with a different approach:
Face Everything And Rejoice
Why not? After all, we serve the Almighty! With God on our side, we don’t have to be afraid, we can face anything with a new kind of F.E.A.R.! Face Everything And Rejoice! I began to post on FaceBook inspirational and warfare type scriptures that came to my mind, without knowing exactly where they are in the Bible (because I’m not that good). I began to prophesy scriptures like “no weapon formed against you will prosper, greater is He that is in you, you are more than a conqueror, He is your hope, and put on the full armor of God!” As I was encouraging those reading my post, I was gaining traction and building myself up in faith as well.
I’m always reminded of David, how he had to encourage himself in the Lord, and in so doing, he drew people of like-mindedness who needed encouragement as well. He had to Face the reality of his calling as Saul’s replacement as king chosen by God. Everything he encountered, had different challenges that were overcome by God’s grace and mercy, which included the lion, bear, Goliath, and hundreds of people who showed up in a cave. And we know just by reading the richness and fruitfulness of the Psalms, that David was a man that Rejoiced in knowing the Lord, and being used by God. That’s worth rejoicing over! That’s worth getting excited over! That’s when you know that there’s no weapon formed by human hands or demonic forces that can harm you as long as the Risen Savior of Glory is on the inside of us!
The next time the enemy throws everything at you designed to distract and destroy you and the purpose and plan God has designed you for, remember to fight them with F.E.A.R.
Face Everything And Rejoice!