Saturday, July 29, 2017

Guest blogger Debbie Pharr: Words of Faith or Words of Fear

Jacob is a precious man of God who serves in the country of Kazakhstan as a church planter.  He, his wife K. and their three sons face opposition and a great deal of hardship, but they are filled with joy. 

A few months ago, the Aimurzin family used their electric bill money to fund a trip for K to go to her mother, who was very sick. Jacob and his three sons spent a few weeks without power.  

Instead of complaining, his next newsletter was full of thankfulness.   He shared about how it gave him special times with his sons as they conversed around the candlelight in the evenings.  He praised God for the way He brought them closer as a family through adversity.  

What the enemy meant for harm, God used for good through the praises of this precious family.

The enemy whispers (and sometimes shouts) his discouragements, accusations, and lies against God’s word daily in my life. But I have a choice and you have a choice as to how we respond.  

As a dear friend reminded me recently, “There are only two kinds of words; words of fear or words of faith!” Which kind of words will you use today? 

Prayer ---Lord, we worship You as the almighty, all-powerful God of the universe for whom nothing is impossible.  Thank You that when we deem You worthy of all praise, You save us from our enemies.   When we praise You, Satan has no answer for that. When we praise You, Satan is defeated!

2 Samuel 22:4  ---“I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”
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