The Voices in my Head

When the world says ‘no way’ God’s Word says ‘yahweh’

**Before I begin today’s post I would like to apologize and thank you all for being patient with me. I finished my last exam over the weekend so no more exams or 15 page papers (for now), my work there is done and the joy here can finally resume! This semester – scratch that – this year has been very challenging. I’ve faced many hard times and it seemed I would never end this semester, but look at me now! Today I’d like to focus on our inner thoughts and how our thoughts will betray us, and how important it is to walk daily with God’s Word.

I am an over thinker. I ponder, muse, speculate and worry about many things. I  consider the words I say, the words I didn’t say, the things I do, and the things I should have done habitually. I recall sorrows, heartaches and past mistakes. And unfortunately I am not the only one. There are many of us out there who face this problem: the more we think, the more we despair.

However, the solution is easy – the Word. God’s Word reminds us of who we are, what we have inside, and silences all fear and doubt. God’s word has the power to change and transform us. Lies lose their power in the face of truth.

It’s time to take your thoughts captive. We mustn’t be influenced by the outside world and its impression on our thoughts. We don’t have to listen to ourselves, but we do have to talk back. We must speak the truth of God’s word to our hearts. We need to know God’s word by heart so that it is always on the tip of our tongue, ready to fire at the lies that we hold on to. When it comes to our overthinking, we need to rebuke and correct ourselves with the truths of what Jesus has done, what he is doing, and what he will do.

It’s not about how the world sees us, but how the Word sees us. Let the spirit of Jesus live within you so that you are reminded of His unending promise. May Heaven remain inside you.

P.S Thank you to those who walked with me during this school year. Those who proofread, who encouraged, who prayed, who stayed on the phone while I cried, and those who inspire me daily. Y’all are the real MVPs ❤

This week’s song is Yahweh by Elevation Worship

Lyrics:
Spirit of Jesus
Living within us
Never to fail or forsake
Unending promise
Heaven inside us
Whispers the sound of Your name

Holy
Holy is the Lord
Worthy to be praised
YAHWEH

Filled with Your wonder
Here I surrender
Held in Your mystery of grace
Calling me closer
Waking desire
Coming alive in Your name

Holy
Holy is the Lord
Worthy to be praised
YAHWEH
Fire rising in my soul
All consuming flame
YAHWEH

He who was and is to come
Is the One who lives in us
The great I am
YAHWEH
[x5]

Holy
Holy is the Lord
Worthy to be praised
YAHWEH
Fire rising in my soul
All consuming flame
YAHWEH
[x2]

No Fear, Know Peace

Say no to fear.

At one level fear is healthy. “Fear” is an emotion introduced by a perceived threat. It is a guiding emotion. It is God-given. It is a basic survival mechanism. It keeps us alive. It keeps us from danger.

However, there is also unhealthy fear. The Greek word commonly used is phobos – from the English word ‘phobia.’ This is unhealthy fear that disproportionately views danger. This is when ‘False Evidence Appears Real,’ in the overestimating danger and underestimating one’s ability to cope.

In my own life I have experienced many fears – from a fear of spiders to blood and a fear of doing anything that might bring dishonor to God.

The difference we see in the Bible is the healthy fear – the fear of God. This does not mean a fear of God; in fact it means a deeper understanding of who God is in relation to us. Fear God and you need not fear anything else or anyone else.

It is no wonder we’ve turned to unhealthy fear, because the fear of God has decreased in our society while all other fears increased. The fear of aging, or unpopularity, etc. we need to return to the right relationship with God.

The expression ‘do not be afraid’ appears in the Bible 366 times – one for every say of the year (including leap years, like this year).

Proverbs 1:20-32 talks to us about choosing to fear God, to listen to him and repent when he corrects.

In Matthew 10:1-31 Jesus uses the very words of ‘do not be afraid’ three times as he is sending his disciples to preach the gospel. They will be opposed by ‘local councils’ (v.17), face hatred (v.22), be persecuted (v.23) and be called demonic (v.25). How many of us still see the relevance of this passage today and face very similar oppositions? *Raises hand*

There is nothing new under the sun; Jesus and his disciples faced it and we are still facing it. Our blueprint to life is in these passages, in the Bible. We don’t need any more keys to life (sorry DJ Khaled), there’s just one… and it’s available to everyone

“I Am Who I Am”

Here’s another post for your Monday blues, something to bring you not only into this new week but this new month of February with God on your mind.

Exodus 3:13–15 says,

Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.”

Right now there are many of you who are facing some really tough times some in finances, some in family relationships, some in your relationship with the Lord, some in physical health, and some of you might be facing all of these. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely times in the life of a Christian where things just don’t seem to go very well and those are the times that Satan tends to hit you the hardest. But, if we would just let God be God and do what He promised without intruding and running from faith to fear we would be set.

We must never forget one thing – just because we love the Lord and we are doing our best to serve Him, does not guarantee that we will go through life without facing some really tough times.

God say’s He is the one who sees a need and always provides. He is the one who’s name is a tower where we can run and hide. He is the one has all power in His hand. If we believe in His word we can stand. He is healer, mender of broken hearts. Alpha and Omega, where we start and end. He is the one who does impossible things. What in your life is too impossible for our “I AM”?

Trust Him in spite of it all and Jesus will bring you through. The time and manner in which your deliverance will come is in the hands of our Sovereign God and changes for every individual. Do you trust Him enough to just let go and let God? The victory is yours if you will only trust Him until the answer comes.

In Jesus Christ we who are born of God have the unspeakable privilege of knowing Yahweh as our Father — I AM WHO I AM — the God

  • who exists
  • whose personality and power is owing solely to himself
  • who never changes
  • from whom all power and energy in the universe flows
  • and to whom all creation should conform its life.

This is the name of God: I AM WHO I AM! And may those who know the name of God put their trust in him.

This week’s song is I Am by Jason Nelson as it encloses all that God proclaimed He is.

Lyrics:
I AM the Creator,
I AM the Maker
Of the Universe.
I AM the ONE who, spoke into nothing
And all creation heard.

I AM He
Who has all Power in my hands.
And if you believe
On My Word you can stand.

I AM Healer
Mender of broken hearts.
Alpha Omega
Your destiny and where you start.
I AM the ONE
Who does impossible things.
That’s who I AM, just let me be who I AM
To you.
That’s who I AM, just let me be who I AM
For you.

I AM the ONE who
Sees a need and always provides.
I AM the ONE whose
Name is a tower, where you can run and hide
I AM He, who has all Power in my hands.
And if you believe, on My Word you can stand.

And if there’s a need…
I AM
When you are sick
I AM
You’re overwhelmed in the moment right now, but…
I AM
You can’t see your way
I AM
oo-oo that’s who I AM
That’s who I AM
Just let Me be who I AM
For you.

The doctor says cancer but…
I AM
The lawyer says jail time…
I AM
You can’t see your way
I AM
And you’re losing your mind….
I AM
You gotta know it’s not too hard for ME
I AM
You gotta know that I can handle it
I AM
Hear the word of the Lord, Just let me fix it
I AM
Just let me fix it
I AM

That’s who I AM, just let me be who I AM
To you.
That’s who I AM
Just let Me be who I AM
For you.