I attend a church here in Nashville called Cross Point pastored by Pete Wilson who just finished up a series titled “Paralyzed.”
He talked about how fear paralyzes us and how we can overcome these fears.
Fun fact: We are born with 2 fears – loud noises and falling. These are the only 2 fears you still have right? …
My bible study this morning covered a section in 2 Chronicles where Jehoshaphat, this king of Judah, was about to fight Moab and Ammon.
This would be basically like me vs. the starting 5 of the University of Kentucky (well, no I still might have a chance there – love you daddy d) … ok, me vs. the starting 5 of the North Carolina Tarheels in a game of pickup hoops.
So the night before, Jehoshaphat brings all his people in and just starts praying hard, the Holy Spirit enters one of the dudes in the crowd (Jahaziel) and Jahaziel goes on to say, “This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or dicouraged because of the vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’”
They all start praising God, and then on the way to the battle the next morning – Jehoshaphat appoints huge muscular and powerful swordsmen singers to lead the way, praising God the whole time … and when they get to the battle it’s already over, the Lord turned their enemies against each other (ie Hansbrough started blocking Lawson’s shots … you with me?)
Unbelievable stuff, I know-which is why faith is so incredible.
I had to share this stuff with you because it had made an impact on my life over the past couple of weeks and was solidified (again) today. Here is a link to Pete’s last sermon in the Paralyzed series and if you have 30 minutes to listen, I recommend it…
Are you going to fight your battles today OR let God take them for you?
Are you holding on or surrendering?
What are you currently surrendering so that we can keep you in our prayers and offer support?