Shield of Faith: Ephesians 6: 16 (NKJV) “above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”
If you like to watch movies like Braveheart or read historical romance books (avid reader), you may see or imagine shields being penetrated by some strong arrows. If you like to watch modern action films, you may even see some bulletproof vests or car windows being penetrated by some high-powered guns or rifles. However, the shield of faith is impenetrable. I am trusting the shield of faith to always protect me. Yes, the wicked one may know what God may have planned for me and may set traps to derail His plans BUT, as long as I have this piece of armor, I will not fear and His plans for me will not be derailed. This is the source of my confidence and courage. So each day I shall be confident and be courageous, even if it may seem the world or my world is coming to an end (or is filled with chaos and uncertainties), that God’s perfect plans for me will be fulfilled.
The dawn signifies the beginning of a new journey, a new day, a new season, and an end to the darkness. To know I am at the dawn stage of my journey in life is what I have patiently waited to hear from God. I am about to leave the waiting room and answer to my name being called. It is my appointed time…I wonder if you can feel my nervous excitement! My dark days are over; I am exiting the tunnel…glory hallelujah!!! It is the time of jubilee (Days of Elijah)!!!
Daniel 3:17 NKJV
“If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king.
The tunnel is the place I have been for more than a year; naked, cold, and separated from others. It’s a place where I learned to trust God more and more. He provided for all my needs and kept me from harm.
The tunnel was a place I could not avoid, no matter how much I may have wanted to do so. At this time, I was reminded of Jonah. Just like the fiery furnace and the lion’s den, the tunnel is not here to harm me but to prepare me for a better place. At the end of the tunnel, like Job, whatever was lost will be replaced tenfold. So, DO NOT BE AFRAID OF YOUR TUNNEL!
I am now walking up the steps to get out of the tunnel…HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!
After my mom died a year ago, I have felt as if I was drowning in an ocean of unknown. I did not know the next steps to take after completing one journey. The journey of unknown was paved with pain, anxiety, self-doubt, grief, loneliness, and struggle (esp. financially). Nevertheless, I had a very good friend that accompanied me along this journey; the Holy Spirit. Even though I went back to the beginning where I had nothing, He comforted me and told me to REST. He provided for me daily in every way. I have also learned to float by relaxing my body despite the being in the ocean. Consequently, I am at peace with the way things are because I know it is part of God’s plan for me. He is setting a foundation that will never be moved as the appointed time for me to be called into the office from the waiting room draws near. When He calls my name, I will no longer float on the surface of the ocean BUT I will be walking on water with my eyes focused solely on Him. At that time He will be taking me from glory to glory.
When you have the time, take a listen to Hillsong’s Ocean (Where Feet May Fail). You can find it on YouTube or Spotify.