Being Calm During the Storm (Speaking Positive Things into Existence)

"It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it." - (Isaiah 55:11)

 Let me just start by saying, this Christian life is not easy and I say this because through our Christian walk of faith we go through tough times, but through those tough times we have to remember that these storms don't last forever. I can't tell you all how much I truly admire people who are calm during their storm. Hence, the title of today's blog post. Man! How I wish I was at that point in my faith. A lot of times I find myself focusing on the storm instead of enjoying the process of it all. I focus so much on the storm that I tend to miss what's in front of me; the lesson and trusting God through it all.

Just before I started writing this post I asked God, "How do people stay happy during these moments? and then God put this in my heart, " They do not focus so much on the storm, but instead they see it as a process of growing and trusting me through it all." Boy! Do I serve a very honest God and that's one of the reasons why I truly appreciate our Father in heaven. As his words linger in my heart I started seeing what he meant by that.

I did not realize how annoying I was being during this process. I mean not to sound harsh but you never realize certain emotions/actions till God shows you. Basically, God was telling me to stop basing my faith on my emotions. Every time a storm hits me I find myself crying (I am sure by now you all can tell that I am such a cry baby) and feeling hopeless! But today I had to snap out of that real quick. I wiped my tears and started praying. As I was praying I found my words going into a different direction. The bible says, "Resist the Devil, and he will flee from you." - (James 4:7)

Instead of crying as usual I decided to:
1. Speak things into existence by using scriptures and also positive words.
"Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits." (Proverbs 18:22)
2. Even though it was hard for me to pray, I still did it anyway. I let God know how hard it was for me to pray and told him how I felt within my spirit. And before I knew it my words were flowing easily. I some how gained the strength and energy to pray.
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)
3. I thanked God for the storm---> This is something I have never done before <--- but I am glad I did it. I was able to appreciate my journey and how God helped me through previous storms.
"Lord, help!" they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! Let them praise the LORD for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them." (Psalms 107:28-31)
4. Jesus has given us the authority to talk down to the devil and demand him to release his hands from us and the devil has no choice but to obey God's wishes. We all have to remember that In the Name of Jesus we can become bold and it is through the Name of Jesus the devil fears us. There is power in the Name of Jesus. 
"When the seventy-two disciples returned, they joyfully reported to him, "Lord, even the demons obey us when we use your name!" - (Luke 10:17)

I am now learning that in the midst of the storm seeking God is very important. He will protect and help me endure the storm. You don't always have to worry about the bad weather coming your way, instead seek Christ. Stay in his words and be strong!

It's okay to praise God even during not so sunny days.


1 comment :

  1. was kind of doing 3 things a once so couldn't read this, but I got my ear piece on so I listed to the Vlog, and watched when i could. Inspiring! I will speak to the Devil and command him to get behind me. and most especially, I will ask try and be calm under the storm.