For What God Calls, He Equips

  I had a major meltdown last weekend. I mean epic. I was in the third week of leading bible study. I tried not to feel overwhelmed. I believe God asked me to reach out to women throgh this study, but I became riddled with doubt and fear. I desperately relied on God, but I could feel the vultures circling. I was struggling to write lessons and posts and suddenly everything felt contrived; me-based and nothing seemed anointed by God. A part of me even regretted starting this study. I couldn’t believe for the first time in eons, I was besieged by fear. Fear of being judged. Fear of being wrong. Fear of the responsibility of leading people. Fear of trying to do this myself and get in the way of God. Fear of failing at what I am most deeply passionate about. Welcome the unseen and wounded to where they feel can find love and healing. Friends prayed and spoke truth and I reached out to our church leadership and asked for prayer. Then I was reading Acts and God called spoke bullhorn loud. Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action. Acts 7:22 Whoa, wait just a minute. That’s not the Moses I remember. Moses was afraid to speak and fearful of his past. Moses was scared of Pharaoh and his own lack of power. Moses was certain he couldn’t lead his people to freedom. Yet, God says Moses was mighty in both speech and action. Moses was raised in two worlds. He knew he was different. Moses was born a Hebrew, saved...
Staying Calm When Life Seems Impossible

Staying Calm When Life Seems Impossible

There they stood like ducks on a firing range. Only it was Pharaoh and 600 chariots breathing down their backside. The Red Sea and certain destruction the only other choice. The newly released slaves had no way to defend themselves and nowhere to run. Trapped. Terrified. Have you been there? I’ve had my back against the wall this week. Mounting pressure makes me feel like someone hijacked my life. My pressure, my Pharaoh, comes from work. Maybe your Pharaoh is illness that robs. Your Pharaoh might be a relationship that poisons. Does Pharaoh attack your faith like the slaves at the edge of the Red Sea? God has other plans for you and me.  The Lord will fight for you. Just stay calm. Ex. 14:14 The waters may not part, but he still gives victory. Right now, I don’t see Pharaoh, backing down and God may not part the waters for me to escape. My victory comes in a calm heart. I am thankful for the stillness God gives. Knowing I’m powerless, I just stay calm. Am I perfect at it? No, but I’m learning more every day. He can give you same sense of calm. When your back is against the wall and the warriors of destruction are looming, He will fight for you. Just stay calm. What is your Pharaoh today? How has God fought for you? I’m part of Team 365 Reading God’s word every day.  It is a great way to read through the bible. Would you like to join us?...

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