Fall is in full swing. I’ve already had 2 pumpkin spice lattes and 1 toasted graham latte (try it-it’s amazing). Fall is my favorite time of year. The leaves fall, the air is crisp, and of course I can drink things like pumpkin spice lattes and apple cider. I usually don’t get this kind of fall in LA, but when I go visit my family, all of these things happen and it makes me a very happy camper.
Even though it is the start of my favorite season, it hasn’t been the easiest week for me. There have been a lot of things happening both personally and around me and I have felt so fearful of what is to come. This is something I have struggled with for a while, fear of what is to come. Not in a way that I don’t do anything, just the fear of the unknown, especially when I’m in a tough situation. But just like everything else God does, he places people and things in my life to remind me that he is there and watching over me.
Our church has felt that this is a time for more prayer, prayer like never before. We believe that this will be a time of healing and of strength for our church. I have to admit, when our pastor told us this I sank a little in my seat. Without going into too much detail, I had been shaken by the world around me including fear of not working for two weeks while on my Holland mission trip. There is a part of me that is scared, especially going into the holidays. My fears also included the fact that my job doesn’t pay me for time off and I’m scared of the holidays coming up with gifts and travel. Little Fin was sick this past weekend and we were scared it was something serious, plus there are other things going on that just have my tummy going in circles.
In times like these, there is usually a song that our church will sing in every service and it will speak to people in a way that is hard to explain. A song that will remind you that it’s going to be all right and we can trust God. It can be a song of praise, declaration, or of prayer. The song that God has given us for this season is “We Will Not Be Shaken” by Bethel Music.
First of all if you don’t know Bethel, they are pretty cool and their songs are so anointed it’s crazy. I had heard the song before, but was always hesitant to sing it because I knew that the world around me usually shakes me and I get so nervous. However, during this season I’m taking a stand for myself and my mind. I refuse to be shaken by the things around me. The world around me is broken, but my God isn’t. The world may be shaking and I may hesitate, but I refuse to let it bring me down.
I also read The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson. If you are looking for a book that will help you become a better prayer warrior, this is one of the many great books out there that can help. It has helped me be more confident in my prayers and trusting that God will answer them, in His own time.
If you click on the title, you can find a link to the book on Amazon and below is the video to the song. My hope is that you click on one or both of these and be encouraged as I am. I’m not saying I’m healed and nothing is bothering me. I’m a work in progress and now I have some tools that will help me even more. If you are going through hard times or you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel, I encourage you-do not be shaken.