OCC Day 1: The Most Powerful 4 Words in the Bible

OCC Day 1: The Most Powerful 4 Words in the Bible

OCC_logoThere are four words in the Bible that I’m convinced are some of the most powerful instructions for your life.

God has said these powerful four words to the most powerful people in the bible.  These people weren’t powerful because of their lineage, jobs, or income.  They were powerful people because they decided to push through fear, and obey God’s instructions.  This message was given at critical change moments in history.  Their obedience to move forward, push through debilitating fear affected critical change for eternity.

They were said to Moses before he went to Pharaoh to demand that his people would be set free.  (Exodus 14:13)
They were said  to Joshua as he prepared to take the Israelites into the promised land. (Joshua 1:9)
They were given to Mary when the Angel appeared to her giving her the news she was going to give birth to God’s son, the savior of the world.  (Luke 1:30)

Do. Not. Be Afraid.

What instruction is God giving you?  What is He telling you not to be afraid of?  Just think about what critical change God wants to affect though your obedience is saying, goodbye to fear and hello to courage.

Today is a travel day for me as I head to Quito, Ecuador to serve children living in extreme poverty.  I am honored to serve with Operation Christmas Child and help pass out shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to children.  I can’t wait to see the look on their face as they open these boxes filled by American families full of the simplest treasures, that to them are luxuries.  Things like flip-flops, toiletries, even a toothbrush are to these children as video games, legos, and Elsa dolls are to American children.

My fear of traveling alone, leaving behind my 3 children in the care of their Grandmother, and missing out on an important week of Christmas activities back home is nothing compared to what children in poverty worry about every day.  They worry about where their next meal is from, I’m worrying about did I pack enough clothes.  Really?  Push through.  I can’t wait to see what we will all learn together during this journey.  I would be honored if you followed along here on my blog.

More to come…

 

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    Kathy
    December 9th, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Wow! So encouraging and powerful and beautiful! Thank you so much! Love you Amanda!

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    Vanessa
    December 9th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Wow! Have a very safe and blessed journey. God will handle all of your anxieties.

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