Nightmare as Teaching Tool

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I hate nightmares.

The whole someone chasing after you, heart in your throat, oh no, I’m dead kinda thing if I get caught. That’s how I woke up this morning.

BUT just before I opened my eyes, I saw and heard Sandra’s voice quoting I John 4:4.

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

I need that kind of assurance every now and then. Especially when I get to focusing on the physical aspects of life.

I need to know that God is greater than:

  • my fears.
  • the circumstances I get dragged into.
  • the evil of men.
  • my incompetencies.
  • Satan’s schemes.
  • my past.

Reading these I John “overcome” passages I see that I am an overcome-er because:

  • I have been born of God. At 16 I asked Jesus to become my Saviour. I can trust Him with my eternity and my today.
  • I live in faith. It is a growing thing. The Beth Moore study, Believing God, is helping me grow. Maybe some people don’t need “tools” to help them grow in faith but I do. And I need others to hold me accountable, to encourage me and to walk the path of faith with me.
  • The Word of God lives in me. Wahoo! That IS the greatest way to grow faith and to live an overcoming life. That’s one of the themes from our past several Bible studies. The Word of God gets in me through studying, reading, reflecting, memorizing, nightmares, and talking about the Word of God. Isn’t it fun to have a friend or two where you just can’t help yourself but talk about Scripture?

I confess.

I have been living more as a fear-er than an overcome-er. This nightmare has “awakened” me to this fact.

Dear Lord, thank You for the creative ways You try to catch my attention. Help me to settle down into Your Word today and breathe in Your mightiness and love. Help me to breathe out fear and live in trust. Thank you Lord for the women in my life who help me and who model faith as a lifestyle. Amen.

How are you doing today? Where’s your focus? What do you need to breathe in? Breathe out?

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Sorry I Haven’t Been Around 30 cheers to Sandra today!

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