A gentle whisper from the LORD...

"Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper." 1 Kings 19:11-12

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Command of Courage

It chokes, steals, robs.

Suffocates, drowns, overwhelms.


The word itself strikes a nerve deep within my soul.
Fear consumes my thoughts and actions everyday, even beyond consciousness.

As my little ones innocently play at the local park, fear sits right alongside of me...
My thoughts run rampant...
Please don't fall!
Is he "stranger danger"?

Our family calling to homeschool, a blessing yet a potential home for the enemy of fear.
My worries run wild...
Am I doing everything right?
Will I ruin my children?

At the moment of desperation...
in the deepest depths of fear,
the Holy Spirit simply whispers to my heart the same words he spoke to Joshua, thousands of years ago...

"This is my command - be strong and courageous!  Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

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