Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Serial Killer

My friend, Jenni, is the executive director of Chosen Marathon, a fundraising race for adoptive families and orphans.  She’s an amazing woman of God who stewards His gifts well.  I enjoy Jenni’s Facebook status updates because she shares deep wisdom and truth from God’s Word.  Nuggets for chewing on throughout the day.


This was Jenni’s status update last night:


"There is a serial killer loose in the Church today and he must be stopped. He uses many masks, often masquerading as virtuous friends like wisdom, stewardship, thoughtfulness or peace to access the door to our souls. Yet once inside he begins to kill our dreams, paralyze our promises and derail our destiny. His name is FEAR and he is on God’s most wanted list. Many Christians harbor this violent fugitive by reducing their God given exploits to accommodate their fear. What these baffled Believers refuse to understand is that the dogs of doom stand at the doors of their destiny. There is always a strategically placed giant in our God-given promise land. When most people hear barking dogs or taunting giants they hide in the wilderness of mediocrity, perpetually wandering through slave camps like boredom, discouragement or meaningless living. It’s time to arrest this dream killer and apprehend our promises." - Kris Vallotton


While Jenni didn’t author this quote, she shared it with others, which is why I’m sharing it here today.  If Jenni hadn’t shared this, I would have never read these wise words written by Kris Vallotton of KV Ministries.


The serial killer of FEAR has been hovering over our home and family recently, trying hard to turn us toward the comfort of hiding in the wilderness of mediocrity, trying hard to convince us that we cannot do this life He has called us to. 


We rebuke fear in Jesus’ name.  We will NOT wander through slave camps of boredom, discouragement, and meaningless living.


While Satan has used discouragement heavily lately, we cling to the promises of Jesus.  We CAN do all things through Christ who gives us strength, and we WILL have victory in Jesus’ name.


For those who have a child or circumstance in their lives that is making life seem impossible, take heart.  Do not lose hope, no matter how difficult the circumstances.  Satan wants to win, but we know the end of the story.  JESUS WINS.


While Satan will try hard to convince to resign to the mediocre life and enslave us to discouragement, He DOES NOT and WILL NOT win.  Cling to God’s promises and BOSS YOUR HEART through the circumstances, no matter how challenging they feel.  The serial killer of fear has no place in our hearts, our families, our lives, our homes.


We can do ALL things through Christ who gives us strength.  (Philippians 4:13)

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