What A Way To Start

I woke up with a startle. My heart was pumping, and I could feel fear trying to grip my heart. I came out to my study where I have spent most mornings and decided to I assess why I had begun my day in a panic. Thoughts of my daughter and how I had seen a soar on her gum came to me. I had put on some medicine and prayed for her — no worries. Then I heard the voice of the accuser say, "Her sore is not gone. It has turned abscessed. You are such a neglectful mom. She is going to hurt because of you." I felt like this all came out of nowhere.

I started speaking in tongues and opened my bible. I even rebuked the enemy and told him to go. My heart began to slow, and I purposed to check my daughter's mouth and confirm that she was ok. The kids would not be up for another hour and no matter how much discomfort I am in "I DO NOT WAKE UP SLEEPING KIDS!" I began to read and talk with the Father and again fear came knocking. Heart racing, my stomach turned, and I felt sick. What in the world?

Back to the Word I went. Heart pounding! I began to sing to worship my God and my friend. I went in circles like this for the next hour. Peace settled, and I continued to thank God for a fruitful day walking out the steps of grace instead of being lead by fear. My kiddos woke up promptly at 6:02 a.m. and came for snuggles then, bathroom visits and puppies to tend. Then I heard the Father. "Go look at Kayley's mouth and let's have a good day."

I refused to hold my breath but instead choose to expect health. I pulled K's lip back and looked. Beautiful, healthy pink gums over shiny white baby teeth!!! My God is Faithful!
This was literally the first hour and a half of my day today. The purposed threat wasn't real, but the opportunity to embrace fear and be tormented was very, very real. The attack has stopped, and Peace won! This stuff happens, but we always have a choice.

Not every thought that we have is our own. Some are from God and others are from the enemy. 
Keep going!
Don't stop! 
God is for you and His plans and provision for you is more than enough.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (TPT)
We can demolish every deceptive fantasy[a] that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought[b] and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.

Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3 (The Message)
People with their minds set on you,
    you keep completely whole,
Steady on their feet,
    because they keep at it and don’t quit.
Depend on God and keep at it
    because in the Lord God you have a sure thing.

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