Don’t Let Fear Diminish the Amazing Life that God has for You to Live

VictoryAlready this year, fear has tried to hinder me from living the amazing life that God has for me. In January, I learned how to use new technology to produce live videos, and I learned how to illustrate a children’s book. Acquiring the new skills that I needed brought a measure of misery–a weighty feeling. I was overwhelmed. If I had listened to my feelings, then fear would’ve diminished the amazing life that God has for me to live.

Intimidation often accompanies new and unknown territory. The weighty misery that I felt when I thought about what I needed to learn is common to mankind. It’s a fear that can hinder you (and me), unless we rule over it.

Many great opportunities are lost to those who submit to unreasonable fear. There are very effective principles that I use to overcome what would otherwise keep me from living the life that God has for me. I share these principles with you in today’s teaching video, Don’t Let Fear Hinder Your Purpose.

In this video class, I’ll tell you how I overcame fear to walk through the doors that the Lord has opened. I’ll share with you principles that have helped me trust the Lord more consistently. By the way, these are the principles that I used to overcome that awful feeling that often accompanies learning a new skill.

God has a truly amazing life for each of you to live. Sometimes circumstances keep us from things that are so good, and sometimes fear hinders us from living life more fully.   You might be surprised to discover how practical the Lord’s antidote is for the fears that hinder.

I invite you to get some paper, if you can, a pencil, and jot down some notes as you listen to today’s teaching.

God bless you,

Pamela Koefoed

Live Fearless, a Livestream Event with Me, Pamela Koefoed

imac 27 wallpaper-271Living fearlessly is one of my life messages. I came by it in a deeply personal and authentic way.

Trauma and terror were part of my early childhood. By age eight, fear and I were well acquainted. During a two year period I was in danger. The fear that I felt at that time was totally legitimate.

Those early experiences wrote a script in my mind which told me that I was not safe. I was in my thirties when I realized that most people don’t plan escape routes, but that’s what I did many times over the years.

In my new home, when my husband and I were on vacation, and even while staying with friends for a weekend, I planned in my mind how to suddenly vacate the building.

In my forties, I realized that many of my decisions were influenced in some way by fear undertones. It was a startling discovery.

One afternoon, I walked in the field behind my home and I talked to the Lord about this. I remember telling Him about the fear that I wanted to conquer.

I decided to reach out to Him for help. “Lord,” I prayed. “Please make me fearless.”

The Lord’s answer to that little prayer didn’t come suddenly, but it came incrementally over the next months and years. It came with the study of Scripture as passages stood out to me and revelation flowed. It came with learning to trust God with each of my children, with my husband and with me. And it came through putting into practice the wisdom that He supplied.

Because I want to help you break free of fear, I taught a class on Facebook Live and posted it to my Facebook page. Some of the topics covered during the 50 minute teaching are: the story behind Living Fearless, how fear influences our decisions, how to quickly stop fear before it gets a foothold, and how to replace anxiety with peace.

Freedom in Jesus is available to all of us. The ones who find it are the ones who seek it. If you desire victory over an area of your life, I encourage you to come on over to my Facebook page and watch Living Fearless. It’s my earnest prayer and belief that you’ll be greatly blessed and greatly encouraged by the Living Fearless teaching.

Living Fearless was recorded via Facebook livestream and can be found on my Facebook page,  http://www.facebook.com/pamela.koefoed.author

You are dearly loved,

Pamela

7 Keys to Help you Hear Your Heavenly Father… He Wants to Speak to You

Today, I was on Facebook live, teaching on the exciting topic of our Heavenly Father speaking to us. I had a great time with a wonderful group of people.

I first “heard” the Lord when I was eight years old. At that time, because He warned me, I escaped extreme danger. And because He warned me, I grew up with an unshakable faith in Him. This doesn’t mean that I never asked the hard questions. Such as, “Lord, where were you when…happened? Lord, why did that happen to me? Lord, I know you didn’t cause that person’s accident, but did you allow it?”

You know, asking these types of questions is okay. I believe that it’s healthy to ask them and to sincerely seek the Lord for resolution, which might not include an answer to your inquiry but provides you with a helpful revelation.

For instance, someone I greatly love and cherish became ill and died. After his death, I had a big question in my heart. Why did he dramatically improve when we prayed for him, but days later he spiraled downward?

It just didn’t make sense to me. Really, it didn’t. I accepted his passing, but in the back of my mind I wondered, “Why? Why? Why?” One night in a dream, clear out of the blue, revelation came to me and my big question was answered.

I understood that there was far more going on with my dear one than I had previously known. I learned this in a dream in answer to my “Why” question.

Through dreams is one example of how the Lord speaks to us. (By the way, I’ll be teaching on dream language in the next class, Thursday, January 18th at Noon, PST. You might want to write down the date and time. Then on 01/18 at noon go to my FB page and look for the live video at the top of my page.)

Over the years, I’ve learned that our Heavenly Father speaks to us more often than we’re aware. I know this because many times I’ve heard mature believers say that God doesn’t speak to them. But I’ve observed times in their lives when He actually had told them something. The issue here is not, “Why doesn’t God speak to me?” But it’s more like, “Why aren’t you recognizing when He speaks?”
The answer may be that even mature believers haven’t yet learned how to recognize His “voice.”

The Bible states an emphatic truth–It’s an absolute certainty that the Lord speaks to every child of God by His Holy Spirit. But not everyone knows how He speaks to them or how to discern between their thoughts and His words.

Just as with many facets of the Christian walk, “hearing” God is something that can be taught and learned. Through the free Facebook live classes, I’m teaching my brothers and sisters in Christ how to “hear” His voice. It delights my heart to pass on to others what He’s taught me.

Over time, as we continue in the Lord, we learn to recognize when He’s speaking to us. We learn that certain actions can hinder our relationship with Him and certain actions can assist us in intentionally drawing closer to Him. And we learn that we can actually develop the ability to “hear” and receive from Him.

There are certain actions that I’ve found to be particularly meaningful in my walk with God. I’m sharing seven of them here with you. Put them to use to contribute to a vibrant, flourishing relationship with your Heavenly Father. Of course, this includes “hearing” Him speak to you.

1. Seek the Lord God to personally and deeply know Him.
2. Read any of the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. Prior to reading scripture, ask the Lord to reveal to you your Heavenly Father’s heart and His nature through Jesus’ life and teachings.
3. Embrace the unconditional love that God has for you. Read scripture and think about what’s revealed in it about His love. Suggestions are: Romans 8, First Corinthians 13 and all of 1 John (1 John is only a few pages long.)
4. Value God’s words, the Bible, when He speaks directly and personally to you, and when someone gives you a word from Him. Write them down in a journal or in a notebook. (By the way, all such words should never produce fear or shame, and they should never lead you into sin or bonadage. Words that are supposedly from Him that do so are not from your Heavenly Father.)
5. Sincerely desire a walk that includes talking to Him and hearing Him speak to you.
6. Make a space and a place in your life to be with your Heavenly Father. This could include: reading scripture and talking to Him about it. Worshiping Him. Asking Him to come especially close to you and expecting Him to do so. Asking Him a question and waiting for His answer. The answer might come in a dream. He might speak directly to you while you wait. He might speak to you through someone else. He might speak to you through an event, or through some other way. The key here is to make a space and place in your life to be with Him and Remember to add some quiet pauses when you listen with your heart for His voice.
7. Know the ways that He communicates. If you’re expecting a voice in your physical ear, you will be waiting a long time. Most often, He communicates deep within your heart and His voice is “still,” not noisy or loud.

WHEN IS THE NEXT LIVE CLASS?
Next Thursday, January 18, 2018 from noon – 1:00 PST on my Facebook page.

Next week’s class, Sleep Talking or When our Father Speaks to us while we Sleep will be instructional, helpful and super fun. It’s not all about dreams, but I will talk about dream language and I’ll share about some famous people who received instruction and ideas from the Lord while they slept. Surprisingly, the information that God gave them didn’t always come in dreams. Next Thursday at noon, tune into my Facebook page to learn more.

One more thing…the video from today’s lesson will remain on my Facebook page. Feel free to enjoy it, and share it to those you feel will be interested. Let me know if you’d like me to teach on a certain aspect of the prophetic and I’ll try to include it in one of the classes.

God bless you,

Pamela

Fear is Gone: A Personal Victory that can also be Yours

I’m soon taking an overseas trip, without another human traveling with me, and I’m so completely unafraid because the Lord is with me.

But I realize that the courage that I have today is dependent upon my relationship with Him, and that it didn’t come without personal warfare, overcoming a traumatic past, and deciding to trust God.

It didn’t come without a walk with God, one in which there was personal suffering and triumph. The courage that I have is because He lives. It’s not due to sheer human effort, to will power, or to mind over matter.

I realize that when the sea is stormy around me–if I look at the waves, I will sink. I am human. But I also know that if I begin to sink, Jesus will reach out His hand to me.

Have faith in God.
Don’t be afraid.
Take courage.

 

Blessings of peace to you,

Pamela Koefoed

There is no God?

How can they say there is no God?
 
When I remember the miracles that I’ve personally witnessed God do, I am protected from doubting His existence.
 
And when I look at the complexity of our universe, which is perfectly organized with moon and sun held in place, while planets rotate on the same courses they’ve moved on for many thousands of years, then I know that only an extremely wise, intelligent and perfect Designer could accomplish a feat of such magnitude.
 
And as I reflect on the incredible human eye, which processes some 80% of the information that we receive, my jaw drops in awe! How can anyone say there is no God?stock-photo-blue-eye-86729113
 
How can a universe with everything in its perfect place have been accidental?
How could the oceans with an ecosystem perfectly suited for countless aquatic life be accidental?
 
How could you and I, living on this blue marble that we call Earth, be accidental?
 
How could any part of the human anatomy, or the anatomy of the tiny tree frog, the giant crocodile, the butterfly, or the flower be accidental?
 
There is no God? How absurd!

Verified Miracle Testimonies . . . Heart Valve, Chronic Depression, and Fibromyalgia Healed in Jesus’ Name

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Awesome Testimonies! Clicking on the photo takes you to the video footage.

In more than 15 years of serving the Lord, my team and I have witnessed hundreds of men and women testify of total freedom from chronic physical conditions.

At an annual event held each October in Southern Oregon, Glorious Rising, several people shared their testimonies of a wonderful gift that the Lord gave to them — the gift of being instantly healed of chronic illness.

The short video showing their testimonies is here to encourage you. What you will see and hear in the video are several women and one gentleman who were healed one or more years ago during prayer.

It’s not the prayer that healed them, nor is it the person who prayed, but it is in the Name of Jesus that they were each healed. To Him belongs all the praise and thanks.