On my journey back home from overseas, I was reminiscing memories of good things that happened over the holidays. I’m forever grateful for every single event – teddy bear hugs, giggles, scrumptious food, sleep, companionship, useful resources, relatives who stuck together through thick and thin.
After savoring everything nice, suddenly I started having the worst head-ache of the decade. Intense pain at the back of my head on left side. I was sure, this was due to stress. I tried to relax. But the pain grew worse. My head felt heavy. Again, I thought I needed more sleep. Pain persisted for 3 days. Suddenly, I felt like something snapping at the back of my head on the left side. This time I hurried my way to do something about it.
These words came to my mind at once… God has given me his Spirit of sonship. By him, I can call him Abba (Father) anytime and ask for help. I don’t need to take this pain or suffer all alone. So, I prayed to my Heavenly Father. I proclaimed that I had received salvation through the sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ and proclaimed I had received his Spirit of sonship. I prayed that this pain leave my body. Just as I was speaking in prayer, pain left my body. Until now, I feel no pain. I thank Heavenly Father for his faithful love and generous favor upon my life.
The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15
I heard from a wonderful gentleman named Freddy now in his 60s. In his young age, he owned a car mechanic shop in India. All went well, peaceful, prosperous and self-sufficient. Comparing to his past, his present state proved to be a huge success. So, I listened further to what he had been through.
He had the calling to move to a
new career path. This shift brought him to a new season of change… A change
in perspective, change in realities, facing new fears and growing from strength
to strength. He left his mechanic shop and everything he owned. He moved to
this new work. Being the breadwinner of the family, all expenses should be met
by him. Later, his financial resources dropped low and fear overtook him. Fear
of being incapable to feed the family, fear of being incapable to meet their
family’s needs, fear of being incapable to pay bills on time, fear of ridicule
and so on. When everyone around him wanted to know what was happening, he was also
There seemed no solution except to trust in God and receive his favor. Fear constantly gripped him. Then he remembered this
has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound
mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
He kept repeating these words of God and thinking to himself… This same God is my God. God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind. He started to doubt his fear. He believed he had in himself such great power, love and sound mind and thought to himself that he didn’t have to fear. These words gave him hope and confidence. Many years ago, one day they had nothing to provide for the family, suddenly a crow dropped 100 rupees at their window. They thanked God for his kindness and favor. Usually, crow steal and take away food through the window but this time it dropped some money. God opened doors to blessing. God blessed him abundantly. He now shares his joy and passion for God wherever help is needed. You too can trust God.