I am Penney Douglas. I have been Changed By Love.
I am still in the process of being Changed By Love.
What does it mean to be Changed By Love?
One way to be Changed By Love is to overcome fear.
I started out with lots of fear: Fear of man, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of embarrassment, fear of making a fool of myself, fear of not measuring up, being insignificant, not being good enough, etc.
Can you relate to any of these fears? Maybe you have been plagued by other fears than these, but nonetheless, most of us start out with certain fears that we struggle to get over throughout our lifetimes.
But we need to do what it takes to overcome all types of fear.
Why try so hard to conquer fear in our lives?
Because there is no fear in love.
And perfect love casts out fear.
It’s not God’s will that we live in fear.
Fear is the enemy’s will for our lives.
Fear is faith in the enemy’s power over us.
God wants us to put our faith in His power over the enemy.
So who do you trust – God or the enemy?
God is love. Perfect love casts out fear.
So trust in God, and cast out fear.
The new person that you become – the new mindset you will carry – will be based on Love.
This is one way that Love changes us.
There are more ways.
There is more to come!
When you pray, believe that you will receive what you ask for. You are praying His will, right?
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Mark 11:24
Every time we pray, we can know that our prayer will be answered.
“How?”, you ask. Pray for what God wants to happen! We are releasing God’s will in the earth when we pray. But prayer demands relationship with Him so that we know what His will is. We have to be in right standing with Him. Prayer is God training me to be like Him.
He wants us to rule and reign. He wants us to make decrees and declarations of His will. As in heaven so on earth. We are His agents here on earth.
There is strategy involved. We check in with Him. He tells us what He wants done, and we speak it into existence in this realm. Sometimes it takes a little time to hear Him clearly. We are learning faith and patience. But when we know His will, we should pray and know that it will come to pass. And we should expect measurable results.
As hurricane Harvey has hit the Texas coast I have prayed over my neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods and all of Katy. I actually took a prayer walk and prayed that God would protect us and cause the storm to dissipate and not do as much damage as they predicted it would. I suggested to my neighbors on our neighborhood website that they do the same thing. Many said that they were praying, too. Today, there was a tornado warning in our region. I went out and spoke to the storm clouds, “Peace, be still”. Jesus did it. He expects us to do what He did. And He gave us His authority to do it.
So just do it! And believe you will receive. Expect measurable results.
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