Troubles that exist in your family tree may have started generations ago. The good news is this, what you do today—right now and in the days to come—can start a new pattern! ~Marilyn Hickey
In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question: Why do I have anxiety?
“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” – (Proverbs 17:22 ESV)
“He who is of a proud heart stir up strife, but he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered.” – (Proverbs 28:25 NKJV)
Strife always brings problems. Out of it comes every evil work. Sometimes it is very difficult not to respond to people who speak against us. One time I was very upset because a woman had told some terrible lies about me. I wanted to respond by telling her off, but the Lord said, “Vengeance is mine.”
The Lord told me that He would fight for me and that I should bless my enemies. I made the decision not to enter into the strife. If was the Lord’s problem, not mine. If any fighting were to be done, the Lord would have to do it for me.
God prospered me in that situation. I will never forget it, and I remind myself of it when I have new opportunities for strife. Strife is a luxury you cannot afford; it is too expensive. Strife will cost you time, energy, and your mental peace and well-being. If you want to be a victorious Christian, stay out of strife.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Help us today to see the pitfalls of strife. Help us to rebuke and resist strife with all of our hearts. You said, “Blessed are the peacemakers.” Help us to see that we cannot be a part of strife.
In Jesus’s Name,
Pray for God to make His protection and love real in your life.
Through daily obedience-taking one step of faith at a time-you can reverse the sin and iniquity that once threatened your generations and initiate a pattern of blessing. ~Marilyn Hickey
On today’s Wednesday in the Word, Marilyn shares from Job 23:12.
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” –(Philippians 4:13 NKJV)
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…- (I Peter 2:9 NKJV)
It is a challenge to keep our true identity in Christ fixed in our minds. When we are fighting traffic, stressing over finances, walking the dog, we can easily forget that we are children of the King of kings.
And we have been honored still further; we are all priests, our lives given over in service and praise to our God, the Father of light, who never changes. Like the rest of creation, we exist to glorify our Father, the King.
One day, everyone will know God’s true identity.
Come soon, Lord Jesus.