Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Surrounded by Favor

Don’t let negative words 
stop God’s favor for your life. 
Choose to speak faith 
even though your mind is being 
bombarded with doubt.
~Joel Olsteen 

This came across my newsfeed 
on a day when I really needed it.
It is not a new thought.
Negativity verses favor.
Faith verses doubt.
But on that day, I realized doubt
was in full blown bombardment mode.
It awakened me to my state of mind
so that I could get back on track 
and remember that God's favor
is constantly pursuing me.
Surely your goodness and faithfulness 
will pursue me all my days...
Psalm 23:6

Not by might, nor by power, 
but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
 Today I realized that this great truth
is followed by an important message:
So, big mountain, who do you think you are? 
Next to Zerubbabel you’re nothing but a molehill. 
He’ll proceed to set the Cornerstone in place, 
accompanied by cheers: 
Yes! Yes! Do it!

The very thing that is in front of us--
bombarding us with doubt and negativity--
might be a mountain in our eyes.
The Lord reminds us that it is not our
striving and grasping and figuring out
that levels our mountains.
His Spirit fights with favor on our behalf.
We can see the mountain as a molehill,
taking our negative thoughts and 
turning them into cheers of:
Yes! Yes! Do it!

Lord, Your favor is hunting me down today
and turning this mountain into a molehill.
Yes, Lord, do it!!

1 comment:

  1. Amen sister! Choosing faith over doubt, hope over disappointment, victory and redemption/restoration in His timing not mind :0

    Thanks for the reminder xoxo