Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Faith, Fear & Praying Boldly

Hi All,

I did get a call from Jan about 5:00 p.m. today. They were in Ennis, Texas and called to get Ennis' weather report for tonight and earlier tomorrow to see whether they needed to go ahead and go on to Houston.

I would ask that you continue to take this to the throne of God. Specifically asking: peace, excellent results, wisdom for the doctors, wisdom for Jan & Gerald and lastly for safe travel. Please pray that Jan will remain positive with a bright outlook on her future.

Here is a bit of something about Faith and Fear:

"The antidote to suffocating, stifling, stagnating fear is simple faith."

"If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer. His grace is sufficient, His promise unchangeable." Written by John Newton."

So don't worry, because I am with you. Don't be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you." Isaiah 41:10

"One of the greatest promises of God is that we don't have to face our fears alone. He is always with us; never will He forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). In fact, when we truly experience His love, fear is cast away (1 John 4:18). Why? Love is what must be present for trust to flourish."

God will:
Help you in trouble ~ Psalms 46:1-2
Provide your needs and give you peace ~ Philippians 4:6-7
Eliminate fear ~ Leviticus 26:6
Give boldness ~ Proverbs 28:1

Since we truly experience His love, we can walk boldly, with a sense of confidence to God and let Him handle all the anxieties that trouble us.

Please pray that our family will remain steadfast in our Faith and that we will not give in to Fear. Nothing can rob you of joy, confidence, optimism and opportunities more quickly than a spirit of fear.

"I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge --that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:17-19

Laurie Ann @ A Magnolia Heartbeat posted Monday, 01/26/09 on Boldly Approaching the throne with our requests/desires... If you have not seen this post, please check it out. Thanks Laurie

~Bolding approaching the throne of God with Faith~

I made another necklace tonight while I was trying to keep busy.

4 comments:

Denise said...

I am lifting these requests up to God, love you my friend.

Debra said...

Cheryl,

Lifting Jan up...and you! ((hugs)) to you, my friend.

Laurie Ann said...

Boldly praying, Cheryl. May God keep fear far from your and ever-increase your faith in Him. May He place His precious hedge of protection around Jan and heal her of this cancer. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt He is able and Jan is loved by Him. Trusting Him...

WHITEShadow said...

Prayer is something small that we can do to make big things happen...I love to pray and it makes me feel more closer to Him each time I'm on my knees.

I love making beads necklaces and bracelets too. but the one you made is awesome!

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