Monday, February 15, 2010

NO DOUBT About it!

Have you ever been in an earthquake? Years ago, Hubby and I were in the Los Angeles area, celebrating our anniversay, asleep in our hotel bed on the third floor. We had plans to spend the next 3 precious days going to Disneyland, the beach, antique stores, eating at nice restaurants, and most of all, enjoying being blissfully alone as a couple. I awoke on a shaking bed and sleepily asked, "What'sTHAT?" My husband doesn't get rattled easily, so his response was rather casual. "Oh, it's an earthquake." The way I jumped out of bed, you'd think I was responding to a half off sale at Nordstrom's department store. And better! Or worse? Anyway, we were fine, but my nerves and fear wouldn't allow me to calm down. We threw our things into a suitcase and left. We came all the way home! My fear for the unknown, doubt for the known, ruined our much needed vacation. Fear and doubt do so much harm, especially when you allow them to control your whole life. Fear is not from the Lord, it's from the enemy and is one of his favorite ways to put marriages and families and well, any person into ruins. His aim is destruction. His vices are many. I've been learning that I must not fall into that trap. I must be diligent in trusting my Lord and allowing His power to live and flow through me. It's better to live life as HIS life!

"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith--that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God." Eph.3:14-19. Is this scripture fantastic, or what???? ( :