Call Of The
I heard the cries, the sounds of a desperately
frightened animal. Over and over again, it cried
out in panic.
Stepping off my porch, I walked a few feet to
determine the direction of the sounds and then I
saw it. Head held high, searching eyes darted to
and fro, as the beautiful fawn cried out for his
mother. He stomped his foot…one, then the other,
ran wildly then stopped and continued the
I saw no predator in pursuit of the fawn,
finally deciding that for some reason, he simply
wandered a little too far from mom and panicked
when he couldn’t see her. Just as quickly as the
commotion started, it ended. The fawn
disappeared into the edge of the woods. Silence
filtrated the early morning.
I thought of the parallel between the fawn and
my own life. I have known the panic in the pit
of my stomach when I felt I had been separated
from the presence of God. The times when my
prayers seemed to drop on deaf ears. I knew in
my heart it wasn’t so, yet I ran as the fawn to
and fro, crying out for help, asking others to
pray for me, when help was already available.
There is nothing wrong with asking for prayer.
We are to pray for one another, but there are
times, when we must place our faith in God
knowing he does hear, and will answer our
prayer. It’s time to move up a level from the
“Milk of the Word” to the “Meat of the Word.”
Satan once again deceived me. I placed my eyes
on the situation and listened to his lying
tongue, becoming caught up in fear. Where’s the
Jesus once asked his disciples, “Why are you so
fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” Mark
4:40. KJV His disciples had been with him, seen
miracles, yet they still had fear and doubt.
Just as the disciples, we so easily lose sight
of the truth. That is why it is so important to
allow the Word of God to take root and grow in
our hearts; and the only way to do that is to
spend time studying the Word.
“For the eyes of the Lord are over the
righteous, and his ears are open unto their
prayers”…did you hear that? Please read it
again. His ears are open. He hears you when you
pray.” But the face of the Lord is against
them that do evil. And who is he that will harm
you, if ye be followers of that which is good?”
1 Peter 3:12-14. KJV
Friends, repeat after me…..
”I Will Not Fear”
So you see, we must always be alert to the wiles
of Satan, putting on the Armor of God, which is
the Word. Then we can quench the fiery darts of
the enemy. We don’t have to panic at every
situation that comes our way.