Sometimes we need to just take a minute and breathe in Jesus and exhale worry, anxiety, frustration and fear. Opposition is going to come if we are pursuing Gods plans, so just breathe in the very peace and presence of Jesus, and stay focused on Him. Join me on the V-log today as I share more about learning to breathe.
My Pastor once said, “if you don’t have opposition in your life, then you may be going the wrong direction.” I didn’t very much care for his way of thinking, and yet, I knew exactly he meant.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour: whom RESIST steadfast in the faith…” [1Peter 5:8-9]
When we are doing Kingdom work, we should expect to experience opposition. Why? Because we are advancing God’s purposes for our life here on earth and the enemy doesn’t want that to happen. In fact, in Scripture, we are told to expect opposition.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” [John 10:10 NIV]
None of us like opposition, but it is a fact of life. It would be nice if everyone liked us, every thing went smoothly all the time, and there were never any problems. However, that isn’t the case, but we can choose how we respond in the face of opposition.
For me, I am choosing to breathe in deeply. As I do, I am breathing in the peace and presence of Jesus and laugh without fear at what is to come.
She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future Proverbs 31:25 NLT
If Just Breathe is a topic you want to read more about, or are having a difficult time finding time to breathe, then you really need to hop on over to Lyli Dunbar’s page 3-D Lessons for Life and read her 31 posts on Just Breathe. It is a series she did for Write31 days in October. Lyli’s words have challenged me, inspired me, and motivated me, and I know she will do the same for you!
Before, I go, I have some exciting news to share with you. I am so proud of my friend Mary Geisen who has published her first book. It is a 31 day devotional journey about having Brave Faith. Here in Mary’s own words is what the book is about.
If hearing the word “brave” sends your stomach into a tizzy or causes your palms to sweat profusely, then this book is for you. If you believe other people are brave, but would never use that word to describe yourself, this book is for you. If you are ready to step out of your comfort zone and say “yes” to God’s call, then you are ready to explore brave faith. Together we will journey for 31 days to learn, explore and embrace God’s truth by drawing closer to Him. My prayer for you is that this book leads you to courageous “yeses” when you step out of the boat and walk toward Jesus. YOU are braver than you know! Come step out with me today.
I had the honor to read an advance copy, and can tell you that it is fantastic.
Mary’s devotional is now available on Amazon. I encourage you to order yours today, I promise, you will be glad you did.
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