Quit Focusing on the Handicap

My devotions scared me a little today! The verse God gives me is sometimes a warning. Many times, there is direction or answers to a dilemma. Not today, the subject was on tests.

My first test came before church and I went down in flames! It’s a test I have faced before and failed. The next time I will pass!

Not all tests are bad. The questions on my second test were:

“Do you believe Me?”

“Will you trust Me?”

“Will you place faith over your fear?”

I was reading the “Prayer of Jabez for Women” by Darlene Wilkinson. David ordered a pizza and left to pick it up.

“Do you believe Me? Pray that prayer.”

I prayed, “Bless me!!!!! Enlarge my territory. Keep your hand on me. Keep me from evil to not cause others pain.”

“Will you trust Me?”

I finished reading the book and realized David had been gone for a long time. Of course, Satan was right there putting fearful thoughts in my head. “He’s been in an accident. The police will knock on your door any minute to tell you he died.”

“Will you put faith over your fear?”

I quoted 2 Timothy 1:7, “God has not given us a spirit of fear but…of power, love, and a sound mind.” And, even if David died, then, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

The garage door opened. He was back.

“They gave our pizza to a D. Fisher. They had to make another one. It was free!”

Yes, free pizza is a blessing! But the greater blessing is the verses to combat fear!

2 Corinthians 9-10, “I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. (10) Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size – abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so, the weaker I get, the stronger I become.” The Message

July 7, 2019: 2 Corinthians 12-13.
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