Monday, February 4, 2019

FCC Freedom Workshop—The POWER in Holy Bootcamps

What an AMAZING Night...Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here❤️

“If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from your Majesty’s hand. But EVEN IF he does not, we want you to know, your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” — Daniel 3:17-18

🔥One of my favorite take-away’s from these amazing girls...”Disagreement does not have to mean disrespect”.  
🔥Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were respectful even as they refused to bow down to another God.  
🔥We can disagree respectfully.

Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed.  He ordered the furnace to be heated seven times hotter than usual.”  Daniel 3:17

🔥Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego could hear King Neb threatening their lives and they could also smell the smoke and feel the heat of the furnace, but they did not let those things become louder or more powerful than God’s voice.

“Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants!  They trusted in Him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve and worship any other god except their OWN GOD.” —Daniel 3:28

🔥Zechariah 11:11:  “The oppressed of the flock who were watching me knew it was the Word of the Lord.” 
🔥This verse is a powerful reminder that others are watching us as we walk through our own Bootcamps.
🔥I wonder how many in the audience went home stirring with hunger to know Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego’s God?
🔥Do we respond to those hard and unexpected circumstances that come are way with the faith these men did?

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.  I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.  For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1:18-20

🔥King Neb was a Chaldean.
🔥Chaldeans were known for the love of knowledge.
🔥Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego also loved knowledge...but sought God’s Wisdom First!

“So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace.  And these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.  Then King Neb leapt to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?  They replied certainly, your Majesty.”  He said, “Look! I see FOUR MEN walking around in the fire unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of gods.”  Daniel 3:21, 23-25

🔥Jesus had not even come to earth yet...but He is being made known!
🔥Are we on fire for the Lord and filled with amazement or has our vision become dulled down?
🔥Do we trust that the Lord will rescue us no matter how bleak the situation?



It was so inspiring to hear the real life testimonies of how God rescued the ladies from those voices (aka; foxes) that were trying to pull their attention from God this week!

🔥Believe the best about others
🔥God is FOR US and not against us
🔥We can trust Him to go before us into battle and to fight for us
🔥Freedom is not defined by making a situation go away...TRUE FREEDOM is when we fly above the pain while it’s still going on
🔥EVEN IF...the worst outcome happens God is GOOD and HE always working on our behalf...even when we cannot see it.

So grateful for this forever friend who walks with me...

🔥What a joy it was to compare and contrast King Neb and the three men
🔥Choices matter
🔥God-Centered or Self-Centered?
🔥Are we chasing after worldly knowledge (King Neb) or Godly Wisdom (Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego)

Erika closed the night with her humble testimony of the battle she is walking through as she loses her eyesight.  Stay tuned for a blog post that will share her testimony in FULL.

Be STEADFAST, Immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord”

—1 Corinthians 15:58

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