Who wants to hear the words
And it doesn't matter what word comes next
as you have already made up your mind
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 beauty of following GOD.
the way, to make DO NOT happen.
Your personal invitation
into HIS HEART
so that HE pierces your HEART.
"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
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
BUT isn't that what PRAYER is.
"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
"BUT GOD" (listen to the song below)