– mish mash of psychedelic ideals

Finished with Fear – by Joel Osteen November 3, 2009

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Today’s Verse: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (II Timothy 1:7, NLT).

Today’s Word:

So many people today are living with less than God’s best because they’ve allowed fear to stop them from pursuing their dreams. We have to remember that fear is not from God. It’s a lie from the enemy to paralyze us and steal our power.

Today’s verse tells what God has given us: power, love, and self-discipline or self-control. When you are confident in God’s promises, there’s nothing that can stop you. But when fear creeps in, you hesitate. You’re not as strong as you were before. You feel powerless. Not only that, but it affects your love. Love prompts us to give, and when we are afraid, we tend to clench our fists and act selfishly. Fear also affects our self-discipline or self-control. It makes us panic and do things without thinking.

If you’ve allowed fear to steal from you in any area of life, today you can be free—you can be finished with fear. Conquering fear starts with a choice to believe God’s promises, and then taking a step of faith to act on them. As you step out, God will be with you. He’ll give you power, love, and self-discipline so that you can confidently move forward into the abundant life He has for you!

Prayer for Today: Father God, I come to You today declaring that I am finished with fear. Thank You for giving me power, love, and a sound mind. I choose to stand on Your promises. Fill me with Your peace and joy today as I move forward in victory with You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


.FIRE-STARTER. October 16, 2009

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“it only takes a spark to get a fire burning.”

a line famous enough to evoke a revolution, inspire a song.

i was first burned by fire when i was 5. a cousin’s fag grazed my right cheek. and i didn’t even cry. too much baby fats on my face, i guess. hah.

selah –

i love to play games. fun games! not ice-breaker games. i used to hide in the toilet or act sick to skip those. honestly. but i don’t do that anymore. as far as i can recall :)

let’s play a game. what do you think of when you hear “FIRE”?

when i hear FIRE – i think: destroy, damage, pain, hurt, fear, loss, anxiety, separation,  anguish, anger, distraught, doom, gloom.

fires aren’t any much of a good thing, basically.

in my world, i read – “it only takes a thought to set the fire raging.”

be very wary what you think. a negative thought infects your entire system and like a spark, sets a fire raging. a fire burns within you. now, what did we say fire reminds us of again?

GAME PLAY #2 : What vanquishes fire?

WATER. i think you’re getting there.

say it aloud: “RIVERS OF LIVING WATER”

okay, now let me put it together for you! yeah, i do love putting pieces together. imaginary puzzles are fine, just not real ones.

when a spark comes along, threatening to burn our house down, we pray in the spirit to release rivers of living water into our situation to put out the spark, even before the fire has any chance to manifest.

oh, and wet grounds make impossible grounds for sparks to ignite while dry grounds give sparks optimum level of opportunity to be ignited.

whoa. i want my ground to be SOAKED. IN THE SPIRIT.