What Other People Think ~

August 21st, 11′ Fasting Journal Entry –

Holy Spirit – Do not worry what other people think.

Jesus Calling, “Waith with Me for awhile. I have much to tell you. You are walking along a path I have chosen for you…experiencing My glorious presence and heralding that reality to others…Do not worry what other people think. The work I am doing in you is hidden at first…Stay on the path of Life with Me. Trust Me wholeheartedly, letting My Spirit fill you with Joy and Peace.” inspired by 1 Kings 8:23; Galatians 5:22-23

John 14:27 ” Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” King James Version of the Bible.

You see I was dealing with a situation where I needed to make a decision about something. I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings so I was planning on doing something just to make them happy. Inside I was very anxious about it. That is when I heard God’s Spirit say, “Do not worry what other people think.” I find it fascinating that it repeated exactly that in my Jesus Calling devotional that day.

August 22nd –

Spirit – Get up (6:25am)

Me – but I am still tired. My back hurts and I just got comfortable on my pillows.

Spirit – I have things to tell you

Me – Does He really? Did I really hear His voice?

Spirit – Lara come

So here I am out in the garage waiting on the Lord. A bird is chirping outside.

(now I have to let you know that a friend of mind told me about her experience with a spiritual advisor. She suggested that I might look into finding one for myself since I had been going through this fast and discovering some great things about God. I told her my music ministry was on hold during this time as I seeked God’s will for my life. It was very good advise, but I wasn’t sure. So I asked God to reveal to me what He wanted me to do)

I was impressed to read John 14:16 ” I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever.”

I didn’t know what else God wanted to say so instead of waiting for an answer I took my Jesus Calling devotional

Spirit – stop

I put it away…In the silence He said, “I am your Counselor. You do not need another counselor. Listen for My voice and I will lead you to what you need to do next.

Me – What do You want me to do next?

(now you have to trust me. He told me what He wanted me to do next, but it hasn’t happened yet, so I am going to keep this information private. Hope you are not mad with me lol.)

Spirit – You are special to Me. I take delight in you my precious child. I want to use you greatly for My glory. Now trust Me and only My leading. I love you Lara.

Jesus Calling, “Trust Me, and don’t be afraid. You live in the midst of fierce spiritual battles, and fear is one of Satan’s favorite weapons. When you start to feel afraid, affirm your trust in Me. Resist the devil in My name, and he will slink away from you. Refresh yourself in My Holy Presence. Speak or sing praises to Me, and My face will shine radiantly upon you. Remember that there is no condemnation for those who belong to Me. You have been judged not guilty for all eternity. Trust Me, and don’t be afraid; for I am your strength, song, and salvation.” inspired by James 4:7; Romans 8:1-2; Isaiah 12:2

John 14:25-31 “All this I have spoken while still with you. But the counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Lara~

www.laramarriott.com & itunes

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