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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 20: But God


Who wants to hear the words

DO NOT?

And it doesn't matter what word comes next

as you have already made up your mind

TO BELIEVE

that you will be convicted of something

that you have to stop doing,

and down deep you just DO NOT WANNA

do the DO NOT.

BUT what if those words are really life saving words,

because the BLESSING is right after the BUT.

What if you miss it because of

The BUT of

BUT I DO NOT BELIEVE

because you are too FEARUL to BELIEVE

that GOD has a better plan

a glorious plan

wrapped up in

THE BUT.

THE BUT~

the beauty of following GOD.

THE BUT~

the way, to make DO NOT happen.

THE BUT~

Your personal invitation

into HIS HEART

so that HE pierces your HEART.

GOD'S BUT~

"DO NOT be anxious or worried about anything BUT..."*

Now there is that BUT.

BUT GOD doesn't waste HIS WORDS.

HE isn't random.

Oh how HE just wants to rid us of everything that gets in the way of

experiencing

HIS uninterrupted PEACE.

BUT what if when the

ARROW of "DO NOT" comes your way

that pierces you with the

FEAR of letting go

dissipates as you BE STILL IN WAIT instead of putting on your running shoes

to run in the other direction.

What if Mary didn't WAIT after the

DO NOT be afraid Angel showed up.

BUT Mary stayed and listened to the glorious news of

her carrying JESUS in her womb

and responded with a BUT~

"BUT Mary said to the angel, 'How will this be, since I am a virgin?'" (Luke 1:34).

Oh Mary listened.

Oh Mary waited to hear the good news.

Oh Mary connected to GOD

and was not AFRAID to ask

GOD~

"BUT?".

BUT isn't that what PRAYER is.

GOD'S BUT~

"BUT in everything [every circumstance and situation]

by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to GOD"*

And then something happens when you have the staying power

just like Mary~

"And the peace of GOD [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds

IN CHRIST JESUS [is yours]" *(Philippians 4:6-7)

Oh let's not run away from the

DO NOT ARROW that is coming from the heavens

as it has the power to annihilate

anxiety & worry & fear

so they are NO LONGER AN OPTION

because of

"BUT GOD" (listen to the song below)


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