Many times the fear of the unknown will leave you in a state of paralysis. The enemy (and most of the time you) will paint of picture of a “worst case scenario” of something that will NEVER happen. So as I was preparing my mind and heart to receive this 5th and final child I began to let my mind wonder to this place of what if? Now granted our family was rebuilding from losing our home to a fire and we had just made our last payment to the daycare for our twins (who are now 5). In my mind we were supposed to be moving forward financially and on our way to a place of financial responsibility and freedom like never! But now we were face with doing all this…with a new baby! I took my cares to Lord because He cares for me 1 Peter 5:7. And I’m so thankful I didn’t wait another second longer! The moment I relinquished control of how to figure all of this out was the exact same time that God released HIS supernatural provision and favor!
Has it been easy to walk in faith about this…NO! But I keep Him before my eyes and His Word in my mouth. Every time something contrary to the promise would come to mind about provision for the baby, I’d confess Philippians 4:19, my God will meet all my needs according to the riches of His Glory in Christ Jesus! And guess what, the longer I’ve confessed and stood on it the more I've seen it manifest! Now with just hours before her worldly debut, God has provided EVERYTHING that we’ve needed for this new edition! I mean, we really didn't have to buy anything, people started calling, asking and bringing. We literally had blessings chasing us down and it wasn't just "stuff" it was the things that were the desires of our heart. God is more than enough and He wants to you to experience MORE than enough in every area of your life! He is concerned about every little thing you have need of and desire! He loves you too much to stay frustrated in lack because life’s too short to live stressed when you’re JessBlessed!
Jessica Thompson M.ED (@jessblessed) is a third grade teacher for LL.OWENS school in Pine Bluff, she is an active member of Canaan Christian Center and the Vice President of Operations for LMJ (LaKisha M. Johnson Ministries) Ministries. Jess is married to Eddie and they have five (5) beautiful children.
Watch today's Coffee and Conversation Faith over Fear: A Matter of the Heart https://youtu.be/Be-HSRZhm5c