Bible Verses for Overcoming the Spirit of Fear

With so much going on in the world right now, many people are dealing with the spirit of fear and anxiety. I want to share a short word of encouragement and some Bible verses to help us all fight against the spirit of fear. You may be fearful about how this pandemic is affecting your life and uncertain about what tomorrow brings, or you may be dealing with fear concerning other parts of your life. I want to remind you that you were not created to be overcome by fear. God’s perfect love casts out ALL fear (1 John 4:18) and He has given you power to tell the spirit of fear to leave! (As you read this and meditate on these Bible verses, think of the areas where you are dealing with fear and allow God’s perfect love to cast it out!)

Some of the ways that fear manifests itself is by paralyzing you, causing you to see and believe things that aren’t there, preventing you from making a decision or causing you to make the wrong decision, and throwing off your thinking pattern. It’s hard to see God when your mind and eyes are clouded by fear. Fear almost caused Moses to reject the call of God on his life. Fear caused the children of Israel to yearn for their familiar life of slavery and wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Fear is not something that should be taken lightly, it should be attacked and dealt with aggressively because it can hinder us in so many ways.

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News // Join Me On Zoom Tomorrow Night + Heart Of Worship Collection

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy during these times. I just wanted to share a couple of things with you all:

1. I will be hosting a Zoom Meeting tomorrow night at 7pm EST

Tomorrow night (Thursday, April 30, 2020) I will be on Zoom at 7pm EST discussing the topic “Why Should I Wait on God?”

Some of you may feel like you’ve been waiting on God regarding marriage (or anything) for a long time and your surroundings and society may be tempting you to just give up. This Zoom meeting is to encourage you to continue to do things God’s way and not give in to outside pressures.

I will also do a Q&A at the end. If you have any questions you can email me or DM me on social media [Instagram: @heart_of_worship / Facebook: Deborah Johnson (HeartofWorship) https://www.facebook.com/deborah.h.olawale/ ]. If you email me a question, make sure to specify that it is for this meeting. And be sure to follow me on social media to get any important updates.

If you are free, I’d love for you to join me! (Space is limited so try to get on early).

Zoom Meeting Details:

Topic: Why Should I Wait On God?

Time: Apr 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9889590873

Meeting ID: 988-959-0873

*Ways to join the meeting: (1) From a computer go to Zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID above. (2) From a computer click the link above and it will take you straight to the meeting. (3) From a phone download the Zoom Cloud Meetings App and enter the Meeting ID. (No registration is required).

Zoom Meeting Flyer

2. The Heart Of Worship Collection is officially up and ready!

A few months back I shared that I’d be creating a Heart Of Worship Collection with different items for purchase via my apparel store. Well, that collection is finally ready!

Go to the SHOP tab to view some of the items in the collection which includes t-shirts and jewelry. Click on “Shop the Collection” to view the entire collection and make a purchase . You will be redirected to integritybydesign.com which is my online apparel store.

Thank you for your patience and support!

The Coronavirus and What God is Doing

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during this time. So much is taking place right now, both naturally and spiritually. Due to this pandemic, our lives have been shifted, our plans have been canceled, and almost every sector of society has been temporarily shut down.  

I’m a firm believer that God allows things to happen for a reason. And although this is a very crazy time in our world, God is doing and saying multiple things through this situation.

As I have been watching the news, thinking, hearing other people’s thoughts about what’s going on, but most importantly talking to God and hearing what HE has to say, He put a few things on my heart regarding this pandemic that I want to share with you. I believe that just as in every situation, God is doing multiple things at one time through this coronavirus pandemic.

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Promises of God, Hope, Prophetic Word for 2020, Faith, Believe

The Promises of God Are Near

A few months ago, I had a dream in which God said to me, “the promises of God are near.” This statement has been ringing in my spirit ever since. As I have prayed and sought God, I believe we are in a season of harvest where we will begin to see many of the promises that God has spoken over us come to pass. Many promises that we have been waiting on for a long time, promises that we have forgotten about, and things that we think God has forgotten about or will no longer do, God says, He will do in this season.

In the dream, I was also directed to Genesis 8:18 which says, “So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him.”  That passage, Genesis 8:1-19, is titled, ‘Noah’s Deliverance’ and verse 1 starts off by saying, “Then God remembered Noah…and all that were with him in the ark.” In this season, God is remembering His faithful ones and He is remembering the promises He has made to us. Now is the time for many of those promises to manifest. Now is the time to shake off any doubt and unbelief, pain, regret, and disappointment from previous seasons. God’s word to you is being manifested now! We are in a time of harvest. Even as the year 2019 is coming to an end, I strongly believe that there are things and promises God will perform in our lives before the year 2020 even begins. And for some of you reading this, He has already begun to do some miraculous things. The promises of God are not just near, but they are here! They are NOW! Do you believe it?

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Bible verses about hope, bible verses about hope in hard times, bible verses with the word hope,

Bible Verses for When You Need Hope

God’s word is full of hope for every situation that we face. Sometimes discouragement, disappointment, delay, fear, doubt, and worry can take away our hope, our confident expectation, in God or in the promises that He has made to us.

Below are 22 Bible verses for when you are feeling hopeless or when you feel like your hope is decreasing. If you can put our hope in anything, it’s in God and in His word. You can confidently hope in God, confidently hope in His word, confidently hope in His promises to you, and confidently hope that He will keep you through any and every situation. Most importantly, you can confidently hope in the promise of eternity with God.

If you are in a situation and you’re unsure of God’s will concerning it, seek God diligently about the situation and put your hope in what He says. If you’re losing hope concerning specific promises that God has said to you in the past, go back and recall those promises to mind; meditate on them, ask God to confirm them if need be, and war with each prophetic word you have ever received (1 Tim. 1:18)! Remind yourself of what God has said then remind yourself that God is not a man that He should lie (Num. 23:19). God will not leave you to be ashamed concerning any situation! He will not abandon or forsake you. Put your hope (your confidence) completely in Him.

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Bible verses for peace

Bible Verses For When You Need Peace

Peace. The peace of God is a promise and an inheritance to His children. In this chaotic world that we live in, it’s easy to let the cares of life overtake us and lose our peace. But the Bible tells us that if we keep our mind on Christ, He will give us perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). This means He’ll give us a peace that lacks nothing, a peace that is able to take us through and keep us in ANY situation. When we take our eyes off of Jesus, we will have no peace, but when we fix our eyes on Him, we will have peace like a river.

There is POWER in God’s word to give us what we need in every situation. There is no situation so great that you can’t rest in the peace of God. The thing about peace is that you must choose it. You must choose to receive GOD’S PEACE. You must choose to believe that God is with you, that He sees you, that He cares, and that every situation is in His hands. His peace is available to you and He cares for you.

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Peace In God’s Presence

For the last few weeks, the word peace has been in my Spirit. Every time I would ask God what He wanted me to write about this month, He would say “peace.” I didn’t completely understand what aspect of peace He wanted me to write from, but as I waited, prayed, and spent time in His presence, He made it clearer.

As we all know, there is so much taking place in the world and in the church right now, there are many things being discussed on social media that’s causing much debate and division even among believers. There are many things pulling for our attention, and many things seeking to distract us. Sadly, things are not going to get better, things will only intensify in the coming weeks, months, and years. As the Bible has prophesied, many events will take place before the coming of our Lord. There will also be a great falling away in the church (2 Thess. 2:3), which is slowly taking place before our eyes. Events are taking place all over the world to set the stage for the coming of The Lord.

In a time like this, we have to make sure that we are connected to God, we have to make sure that we are not distracted by all the noise of the world and the things taking place in our personal lives. We have to make sure that we’re truly in tune to the Spirit of God. There are many things vying for our attention, our devotion, and our time. And while we should be discerning, alert, and aware of what’s going on around us, we also have to make sure that our resting place is in the presence of God. We all have to make our home is in His presence.

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News // Poll: Best Days for Live Videos?

Hey everyone,

I hope you all are having a great week so far. So as I mentioned last month, I will be doing videos on YouTube, some will be live and some will be pre-recorded. I’d love to find out which day(s) most of you will be available especially for the live videos. Which days are best for you to join in on the live videos?

Below is a simple poll where you can select the days you are most available. All of the live videos will take place in the evening time (around 7 PM or 8 PM EST) and on weekdays.

I’d also like to hear your topic suggestions. If there’s anything that I’ve written about that you’d like to have a more in-depth conversation about or any other topics you’d like me to cover, kindly post it in the comment section below.

And if you missed my last live video from last month, you can watch it here:
Video: Is Dating Biblical?

Thank you so much for your feedback, I appreciate you all!

News // YouTube Channel + More

Hey Jesus worshipers!

As you can see, I’ve added a new tab to the blog called “News.” In this section, I’ll be sharing updates and announcements with you all.

Here are a few updates and announcements:

  1. I’m so excited to announce that the Heart Of Worship Blog now has a YouTube channel!!! God has been tugging on my heart for a few months now to start making videos. So as promised, I will be making videos on different topics as God leads. Some videos will be live and some will be pre-recorded. You can subscribe to the YouTube channel here.
  1. Mark your calendars and set your alarms! This Wednesday at 8 PM EST I’ll be recording a LIVE video on YouTube on my last blog post, “Is Dating Biblical.” Since this video is live, you guys can join me and ask any questions you have on the topic or questions on relationships in general. My husband will also be joining in on this video (yayy); He also has a lot of insight on relationships and I believe he has a lot of wisdom to share on the topic. I recommend reading the blog post first so you understand what the video is about. You can read it here: Is Dating Biblical?

  2. If you are subscribed to this blog, you should have received an email notification about my latest post, which was also my first Bible Study post, on “Bible Verses for Overcoming Sexual Sin.” You can find that post here. We are in a time where the word of God is being ignored, pushed to the side and replaced by the opinions of man and the trends of popular culture. If we don’t want to be deceived in these times, we really have to get back to the word of God, it has to be our foundation. That’s why I created a Bible Studies category. I want it to be a resource where you can quickly access Bible verses for different topics and situations. And I want it to encourage those who come on this blog to always go back to the word of God as your source.

  3. If you’ve sent me an email recently (via the contact page), please be patient as I respond back to you. I also want to remind you that no one can help you better than Jesus. If you push away the noise, lay your fears and desires down, and really seek God, He will give you the answers and wisdom you need for your situation.

Thank for your continued support! That’s all for now!

P.s. I’d love to connect with you more, so be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram, like and follow the Heart of Worship Facebook page, and don’t forget to subscribe to the new YouTube channel!
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Bible Verses about Sexual Sin, How to overcome sexual immorality

Bible Verses for Overcoming Sexual Sin

Sexual immorality – lust, perversion, masturbation, pornography, fornication, sex dreams, etc. – we’ve all experienced it in one form or the other. Earlier on in my walk with the Lord, I have personally dealt with sexual immorality in different ways. Although I remained a virgin until marriage, I dealt with lust and masturbation which of course led to sex dreams and fantasies. I had to first acknowledge that it was a problem and that it was a sin before God before I could be delivered from it. Even though I wasn’t having sex, it was still not pleasing to God. My deliverance came in many stages and it took A LOT of self-denial. There were times where it seemed like I took 2 steps forward only to go 4 steps back. It was tough and it took some time for me to fully get free, but I did eventually get free by the grace of God.

There came a point that I got sick and tired of getting beat up by the enemy and giving in to my flesh, so I started to deal with the issue head-on. One of the main things that helped me to overcome was finding Bible verses about the topic and using them to fight. I would write them down, memorize them, meditate on them, and recite them especially when the temptation arose. I learned to war with the word of God and pray the word of God over my mind, my emotions, my body, my soul, and against the fiery darts of the enemy. Some days the battle was so intense that I would have to recite them to myself while looking at myself in the mirror. There were even times that I would have to recite them every day, several times a day, and especially before bed.

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