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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. (Colossians 3:23 NKJV)
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18 NKJV)
Fear torments. No one disputes that. But God’s love frees us from fear. When we realize the greatness of God’s love, then we will not be afraid.
Fear makes us immature, and PREFECT here means “mature.” We are not made mature when we allow fear to overwhelm us. The more we read God’s Word, the more we realize how much He loves us. We find His provision and His love printed on every page of our Bible. God is absolutely wild about you! He loves you, and the more you bask in His love, the more freedom you will have from fear.
The best thing about God’s love is that it is an unconditional love. God loves is always there to comfort you. When you go astray, God’s love is there to guide you back on the right path. And as God’s love fills us, it will overflow from our lips, our hearts and our spirits.
When we speak the truth in love, we begin to grow up in His Son. Speak God’s Word today, in love, and watch fear flee from you.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you today that we are set free from fear in the name of Jesus. We are set free from fear because of Jesus’s overwhelming love for us.
In Jesus’s Name,
Pray for God’s help in making a biblical decision and not rest on your own understanding or power.
“Meditating on and memorizing God’s word is where the real miracle of expectation comes from.” ~Marilyn Hickey
In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question, does God hear the prayers of unbelievers?
I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth. -(Psalm 121:1 NKJV)
Think back on a time when God delivered you from an impossible situation or an unpleasant attitude.
Can you recall how diligently you prayed, how much time you devoted to painstakingly searching the Scriptures for the promises of God?
While your deliverance is fresh in your mind, read Psalm 48, say out loud “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, because He has delivered me (state your name) from (state the situation or condition).” Now, contemplate the mercy of your heavenly Father, who came to your rescue simply because He loves you.
Doesn’t that excite you and make you want to tell someone about how wonderful God is, how He is able to deliver you from your circumstances or attitudes?
Memorize Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
“Prayer that is answered contains faith and power—Word power.” ~Marilyn Hickey
On today’s Wednesdays in the Word, Marilyn shares encouragement from Proverbs 16:7.
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name. He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. -(John 14:26 NKJV)
And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. (Acts 6:8 NKJV)
Every one of us needs miracles and wonders. The two things that precede miracles and wonders are faith and power. POWER means “miracle-working power” or “the fullness of the Holy Spirit.”
To be filled with faith, we must be full of God’s Word and full of the Holy Spirit. We must pray, live, and walk in the Spirit in order to see wonders and miracles.
Sometimes our faith may seem weak or just neutral. At one service I felt led to pray for people who had foot problems. Afterward, a woman came up to me and said, “Please come look at my daughter.” The woman’s daughter was walking up the steps to the platform with great joy.
I said to the woman, “What happened?” She said, “Several years ago my daughter crushed the bones of her feet, and she could hardly walk. But now she’s walking normally.” When we go after God’s Word, miracles will come after us.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray today that we will be so committed to the Word and to the power of the Holy Spirit that signs and wonders will truly follow us. We give all the glory and praise to Jesus.
Set healthy boundaries on social media to guard your heart and mind from comparison.
Your words have power. You can bless or curse yourself and your family by what you say. By speaking the blessings from God’s Word, you release God’s best into your situation. – Marilyn Hickey
In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question: Why is the blood of Jesus so important?
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -(Matthew 6:33 NKJV)
Being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3 NKJV)
Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!
(Psalm 148:2-3 NKJV)
Whether in the heavenly, earthly, or subterranean realms, the command to praise calls all of creation to fulfill their purpose for existence.
If you have ever questioned the reason for your existence, know that your purpose is to exalt God for His wisdom, which is exhibited in creation, and to adore God because of His incomprehensible love, which you experience through redemption.
Take heed to the exhortation in Psalm 148 and rejoice in any or all its verses.
Lift your heart and join with the angels, the sun, the moon, and the stars in joyous exaltation of the Lord most high!
Ask the Lord to give you a new heart and fresh love.
“Hearing the Word, continuing in it, and doing it brings blessings.” ~Marilyn Hickey
Join Marilyn as she shares a special scripture with you. Psalm 105:4-5.
You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it. -(Matthew 21:22 NKJV)
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father. (1 Thessalonians 1:3 NKJV)
There are three things in this verse that stand out to me, and I know that you will love them just as I do:
Faith can work, love can labor, and hope can give you patience. If we feel we have faith, yet do nothing, we don’t really have faith. If we say we have love, yet do nothing, we don’t really have love. If we say we have hope, then we will be patient until we see the manifestation of what God has for us.
HOPE in the Hebrew means “rope.” I believe God lets His rope down from heaven so we can tie a knot in it and hold onto it until we see the manifestation of our faith and our love.
Rahab had hope in God’s Word. She even put a red rope in her window. Her wall stood when other walls fell. When other people’s walls fall, their lives fall down too. If you hang onto the rope of God’s hope, your wall will stand.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We know that it is through faith and patience that we inherit Your promises. We make a decision to hold on to faith and to have patience until we see the fulfillment of Your promises.
In Jesus’s Name,
Identify where jealousy has ruined relationships. Repent, make amends, and count your blessings.
“Repentance opens the door for the blessings of God. This meant restoration of every kind, including healing.” – Marilyn Hickey