Thursday, November 6, 2008

More musings...yada, yada...(vol. 2)

Last night, I read about indecisiveness! Wow, that's me to a "T". I have always been indecisive and once I actually do make a decision, I rethink it to death! I over-analyze everything. So, last night I learned that I will not have peace if I don't overcome this problem. I need to make decisions and stick with them unless I am proved wrong. I have to start with smaller commitments and work my way up to bigger ones. I can't be afraid of what others will think. If I have trouble with a decision, the book said to let my mind rest, don't think about it. Then, examine my heart and see what do I know inside that I should do? If I have peace about that, that's what I should do. Joyce Meyer said that if you are confused, you are not in God's Will. At first, I took a bit of offense to that, but her supporting evidence was I Corinthians 14:33 "For God is not the author of confusion but of peace...."

Some other verses that either she quoted in the book or that came to my mind that I want to remember later:

Joshua 1:9 "Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

Hebrews 4:15, 16 "For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."

Hebrews 13:5, 6 "Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you nor forsake you.' So we may boldly say: 'The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?'"

James 1:5-8, 17, 19 "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways....Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning....So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath."

Psalm 91 "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you make the Most High your dwelling—even the LORD, who is my refuge--then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."

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