Day 36: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?
Well! It’s day 36 of the countdown. The first five days of this journey of focusing on remembering promises has unleashed an unexpected liberation. I didn’t realize there were hidden areas of bondage. Discovering promises. and finding peace in this shackle exposing trip is wonderful. It puts me in the mind of a personal cleansing. Weights are dropping. I’m so glad Ki suggested I do this. Thank you Ki!!!
When you set goals and give them timeframes; it places more urgency on reaching your goals. That’s why you should place a purpose to your goals. When you are clear of the why; it helps you understand the what.
I’m not quite sure why we chose 40 days for remembering God’s personal promises. But it’s clear that the purpose of the countdown is to land at a place of peace, expectancy, and joy. I’m looking forward to discovering so many more personal promises and peace during this trip. When the last day of the countdown arrives, I plan to praise God like never before.
Let’s continue the journey…..
The first question that came today; “Lord, what personal promises do I need to remember today?” In order to remember; there are some blockers to remove. So let’s start with a new question:
What do you need to take off so you can remember God’s personal promises?
Many things cause memory lapses. As a person who has experienced a brain aneurysm; multiple brain surgeries; and a mini stroke; I’m used to forgetting. Yet there are also encumbrances that clog your thoughts; and impede your progress. These hindrances must be taken and/or shaken off; so you can walk in your God-given freedom. For example:
- Take off heaviness
Heaviness weighs you down. It gets in the way of your ability to think clearly. Heaviness in the Hebrew language means; dull, dim, colorless, be dark, faint, anxiety, anxious care. When your spirit is heavy, your view is dull and dark; you’re full of anxiety. Ask yourself, “What weighs heavy on my mind and spirit? What areas of my life are colorless, faint, and full of anxiety?” It just might be the spirit of heaviness encumbering upon your view.
Heaviness bombards and bull-dozes. Think about it. When you physically carry something heavy; all you think about is how heavy it is; and how quickly you can drop that heavy thing. The strain of the weight outweighs all other thoughts. That’s why you must lay aside the weights. (cf. Hebrews 12:1)
- Take off regrets
We all have things we regret. But, have you ever been plagued with regrets after the loss of a loved one? It’s terrible. One thing that brings regrets is grief. This monster conjures up things to hold you hostage.
I can relate. Periodically, when I have good days without tears about my daughter’s death; regret peeps through. The enemy attacks me with not knowing about how the years of pain meds would affect her liver. The attack of how she took so much care for me after I had the brain aneurysm; until she didn’t check on why she had pain on the side where her liver was. The attack of not pushing her more to go to Mayo Clinic when she received a diagnosis of cirrhosis of the liver.
There are more regrets. But now; it’s time to take off all regrets; period. Remember, God is in control. He knows. Romans 8:28 says, “And we know all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” (KJV)
Can you relate? Does regret follow you in any area of your life? If so, take it off.
- Take off fear
Someone coined the words for fear as an acronym: FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL. That’s so proper. How often do you fear what might happen; and you become stuck? That’s terrifying fear. It’s time to shake that spirit. If it’s not a reverential fear of God; shake it off. Some of us have allowed fear to stop us for too long. But we have to remember 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (KJV)
While writing this post, I received a text from my oldest nephew. It read, “Chelle can you take a call? I need to pick your brain.” I responded, “Yes!! Call me.” We had a brief, intense, 25-minute, discussion. He thanked me for helping him; and we hung up. My takeaway from our conversation is; my nephew has the drive and perseverance that shakes off all fear along the way. He’s experiencing good success.
Wow! I’m so Godly proud of him. He’s an absolute go-getter. The Lord is answering my prayers for my deceased brother’s children. Thank you Jesus!
- Take off the spirit of pride
Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Have you ever felt shame for needing help? Did it stop you from asking? That pride driven impediment might be what hinders you from walking in a promise. Think about it. You may have received a promise from God; and your obtaining it is on the other side of asking for help.
In one of the previous countdown days, I talked about how I recently experienced a prophecy manifest that was made to me some time ago. I didn’t mention, that to make the trip, I had to ask my oldest son to help me financially. I didn’t want to ask. But I had to shake off pride. If I had stayed home, I would’ve missed the revelation God showed me, of how I was experiencing a prophecy.
My friends, you cannot let pride get in the way of your goals. Sometimes God will allow others to see your need or your lack. Other times God will have you call someone to ask them how to work out a situation. But you must shake off pride and obey God. Remember, none of us have reached perfection. Others may know more than you in certain areas. Others may have what you need. Do not allow pride to obstruct your opportunity to live in your personal promises.
There are other blockers that might hinder you from remembering God’s promises. But disrobe yourself of them; through prayer, praise, fasting; and reading and living God’s Holy Word.
Wow! This countdown is wonderful. I’m so looking forward to more of what God will show us in Day-35 down to Day-1. Praise God!!
Thank you for joining me today. Think about it. “Do you remember God’s personal promises?” We’ll talk soon.