Who’s Report are YOU Going to Believe?

 

(Numbers 13:30 NIV).

All through the Bible, God gives us great and wonderful promises about who we are in Christ, what we have in Christ, and where we are in Christ. Let me remind you of just a few.

• I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
• Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (Proverbs 16:3)
• God…has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Ephesians 1:3).
• For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:5)

The Bible is packed full of many promises just like those. However, the enemy, Satan, tells us that we are worthless losers with little to no power to live in victory. He tells us we are but “grasshoppers” in the face of our difficulties and struggles. So, who’s reports are we going to believe?

The Israelites faced the same situation. They had been freed from Egyptian slavery and then headed into the desert. Then God signaled it was time to enter the Promised Land flowing with milk and honey. He said, “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan which I am giving the Israelites.”

At God’s command, Moses sent in twelve men to spy out the land. Ten came back with this report:

We went into the land which you sent us and it does flow with milk and honey! But the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large (Numbers 13:27,28). The men went on to say they were like grasshoppers compared to the giants who lived in Canaan.

However, two of the spies, Caleb and Joshua, believed God. This was their report: We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it (13:30).

Guess who the people believed? They believed the ten who said, “we can’t,” rather than the two who said, “God already has.” Why? Lack of faith and an abundance of fear. I have an acronym for fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. They saw only the giants, but failed to see Almighty God. God had already given them the land, the people simply needed to walk in and take possession of it. But instead of moving into the Promised Land, they wandered in the desert for forty years because of their unbelief. The entire generation, except for Caleb and Joshua, died in their unbelief. Caleb and Joshua marched in and took possession of what God had already promised and provided.

Oswald Chambers notes, “Human frailty is another thing that gets between God’s words of assurance and our own words and thoughts. When we realize how feeble we are in facing difficulties, the difficulties become like giants, we become like grasshoppers, and God seems to be non-existent. But remember God’s assurance to us – “I will never…forsake you.” Have we learned to sing after hearing God’s keynote? Are we continually filled with enough courage to say, ‘The Lord is my Helper,’ or are we yielding to fear?”
I don’t want to be like those Israelites who didn’t believe God told the truth. Do you? Let me ask you a few questions: Are you going to move into the land flowing with milk and honey – take the promises found in the Bible and make them yours? Or, are you going to believe the evil report and continue wandering around in the desert – free from slavery, but missing the Promised Land? Who’s report are you going to believe?

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, Thank you that you have called me to walk in victory. Help me to realize when I am listening to Satan’s lies, “to the evil report,” and not to You. Even if I am the only person who believes in Your promises today, even if everyone around me says I’m crazy for doing so, I’m believing You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

What do you Think?

Think back over your life for the past few months. Have you been believing what your eyes see or what God promises in His word? Make a list of promises of God that mean the most to you and practice believing the truth!

Look back over the promises of God listed above in the devotion. How might these verses help you defeat that “grasshopper” feeling in your life?

Can you think of a time where you believed God’s report instead of the border bullies, naysayers, and gloom and doomers? What was the result?

Here’s a final word. I want you to say it out loud. “I might be a grasshopper in the world’s eyes, but I’m a mighty warrior in God’s. Woo Hoo! If you’ll stand up and say that with me, click over to my blog page, look for today’s devo/blog, and write in the comment box...I’m no grasshopper!

Want More?

Girlfriend, let’s start taking our own personal Promised Land. If you’d like to learn more about claiming what is already yours, check out my book, Becoming Spiritually Beautiful. Don’t let the title fool you, this is no fluff. Victory is only a belief away!

170 Responses to Who’s Report are YOU Going to Believe?

  1. Linda July 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    …I’m no grasshopper! Thank you for the reminder…..

    • Joan Barrett July 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

      I’m no grasshopper for, the Lord is truly my helper.

  2. Andrea July 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  3. erica July 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!

  4. Tatiana July 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I’m no GRASSHOPPER!!!

  5. Cathy July 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  6. Cindy Williamson July 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!

  7. Liz July 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I am no grasshopper! God is good all the time!!!

  8. Elaine July 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!

  9. CORINA July 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    IM NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!!

  10. Cheri July 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!

  11. Diane July 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  12. Dorothy July 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  13. Lori July 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!! Thank you, I needed this today! God’s timing is perfect!

  14. Debbie July 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I’m NO GRASSHOPPER! Thank you…the Lord knew I also needed to hear that!

  15. tj July 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!!. I am a mighty warrior in the eyes of God.

  16. Dana July 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper. God has shown me time and time again that if I believe in his word He will and has always done what He said He would do!!!

  17. Ydania July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I’m NO grasshopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Denall July 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm #

    I am no Grasshopper! Warriors unite!! WooHoo!!

  19. Ellen Lukens July 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Im no grasshopper!!!!!!

  20. Dori July 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    Today and every day – “I’m no grasshopper!’ Thanks for the encouragement.

  21. Lori Fletcher July 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    IM NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!! I so needed that today, Thank you for being obedient to God and Sharing His WORD.

  22. Carolyn B. July 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!! WOOHOO!!! 😉 <3

  23. Jaclyn July 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    im no grasshopper!!! 😀

  24. Julie July 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I’M. NO. GRASSHOPPER!!!

  25. Helen Murray July 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    This arrived in my inbox with perfect timing. I’m feeling very grasshopperish today.
    Thankyou for this. I’m no grasshopper; I’m a mighty warrior.
    I’m going to keep saying it.

  26. Teresa July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I’m no “grasshopper”!!

  27. Nomazizi July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper at all!!!

  28. Judy July 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm #

    I am NOT a grasshopper~!

  29. Debi July 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! Thanks, I needed that today.

  30. Donna July 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper !!!!

    Thank you for this reminder!
    Been in a extremely tough patch with 90% naysayers– and I’ve fought the fight of letting fought the fight to not let THEM get the victory.
    It’s begn difficult. Alone. Scared. Doubted. Cried, gotten mad.
    But God.
    He’s been sweetly restoring me and making me stronger. Stronger than I’ve ever been!
    I don’t have my answer.
    But I am so ready to go in and possess the land!

  31. Deana July 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! I’m God’s child.

  32. kim July 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!!!

  33. Lora July 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    I’m NO grasshopper!!’

  34. Bunmi July 19, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper

  35. Shellie July 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  36. Marcia July 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!!!!!! :o)

  37. Cynthia July 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    I’m NO grasshopper!

  38. Kelley July 19, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    I’m no Grasshoper! woo hoo 🙂

  39. Carole July 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!S

  40. Trelena July 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper either!!! 🙂

  41. Denise July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! I choose to believe God’s report!

  42. Natasha Campbell July 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!! I’m more than a conqueror!

  43. Susan July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I am NO Grassgiooer!!!

    • Susan July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

      I am NO Grasshopper!!

      • Nilsa July 20, 2012 at 12:31 am #

        I am no grasshopper!!!

      • Funmi July 24, 2012 at 1:38 am #

        I’m NO grasshopper!

  44. Dikiea July 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!!!!!

  45. Melissa July 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  46. Rebecca Marvin July 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    SharonI agree with you I’m no grasshopper,I am a child of a KING thanks Rebecca Marvin

  47. Kim July 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!

  48. Lucy Sanguinetti July 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!! I am fearfully and wonderfully made!! I can do ALL THINGS, throught Christ, who gives me strength!!! I am a mighty warrior! I am stong and courageous!!!! I am LOVED!

  49. Kim July 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!

  50. Bonnie Skaggs July 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    This is my first time commenting I want to do it more I am no grasshopper

  51. annette July 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I am NO GRASSHOPPER !

  52. Brenda July 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    I, too, am NO grasshopper! Even though Satan would like me to believe the lie.

    In addition, may I take time to speak what’s been on my heart? A few months ago, I began to go through the day when all of a sudden my otherwise calm stomach began to tighten up for no reason that I could put my finger on. Like a feeling of dread. Because it would come another day and then another… Often times followed close behind with sadness. Then sometimes tears. I am utterly frustrated and baffled by it all. Yes, there have been situations in my life that have been stressful. We’ve all had stressful times and ministers’ wives, special ed teachers, mothers etc are not immune. But I could not see a recent connection. I’ve never thought of myself as a “pity party” person. or one that couldn’t turn everyting over to the Lord. And I’ve certainly been sad before at appropriate times, feeling sad, but finding positive ways to work through it….yes…but this has been so different. This just seems to follow me. I speak to God often. I get into the Word. And of course even more here lately. But I don’t seem to be able to get past this awful feeling/emotion. I feel “stuck” in a storm and yes, somewhat afraid. I do make it through the day by holding on to God’s promises, but then a new day and here it is again…sometimes overwhelmingly so, sometimes just in the background and a couple of glorious times reprieved. My husband thinks the decline of my mother’s health is a large part. Maybe. Or One dream put on hold, but that’s probably a blessing. I am given mercy in that I can still function although I must admit, not always very effectively. God gives me sweet sleep at night for which I am abundantly thankful. I am rested, but tired in spirit. Does anyone know what I mean? I trudge on claiming God’s promises and trying to commit more of them to memory. My strength however feels shakey as I wonder how long this must be until the Peace of God returns for good. I confess my frailty and sin of doubt that tries to creep in. I have no other recent known event that I am aware of to cause a break in fellowhip, but ask the Lord to cleanse me and reveal to me what I must do or not do. Yes, I know this all sounds very silly of me. I’ve just never been where I am. I am the one usually praying with others and quoting Scripture and encouraging trust. And here I AM today struggling. My RN daughter has reached out to make an appointment with her Christian OBGYN and I will by God’s grace keep that apointment hoping that some or all of this might be linked to out of control hormones as hot flashes have been on the increase. But it is weeks away. I fight to hold on to God’s promises for my daily strength. Why should I even have to fight? I look at me and think….This is just down right silly. People I know are actually experiencing real sorrows and just look at me with this insignificant problem. But it is significant to me. Lord I believe you, help thou mine unbelief…..The Lord is able and yet I wonder if part of me is getting in His way. The hot flash, then knotted stomach comes and there I go again. How can someone with so many blessings around her feel at such loss. By nature I’m a “fix-it” person. But this I cannot fix. And because I cannot fix and the Lord has not delivered me yet a little fear creeps in. How can I get my Spiritual health back. I want it so desparately!!!!

    In your opinion are Christian therapists a sign of lack of faith? For I am at that point of miserablness to find someone who can speak truth to me and be my cheer leader in the faith. And point me in a healthy direction. Maybe help me to see something I don’t see.

    So, if you are still reading, I realize that this whole message is not a complete picture of me, but I claim today that I am not a grasshopper ! and that I need an encouraging word all in the same breath. I would like to hear from someone who’s been in a similar situation who can talk sense to me and reassure me that it will be okay that I am not misinterpreting God’s promises so I can get back on track. I am feeling a good bit better for just having shared and feel confident that if the Lord has you or someone out there to speak to me they will.

    And I want to thank you for your Spirit filled blogs of enlightenment and encouragement.

    • Cindy July 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      Brenda, I just wanted to give you a (((hug))) and let you know that your comment was seen. I want to encourage you to keep your OB/GYN appointment and let you know that it is not a sign of weakness to seek out Biblical counseling. We all in the body of Christ need someone to walk alongside us from time to time. I went to a Biblical counselor a few years ago and am so glad I did. The counselor encouraged me from the Word of God and most importantly reminded me of God’s amazing love for me. Please make sure that the counselor is relying on the Bible as their authority and not their own wisdom. Reading the Psalms is an excellent thing to do when you are in a trial and feel as though God is distant.

    • Helen Murray July 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

      Hi Brenda
      I read what you said and I want to tell you that I’m thinking about you and praying for you. It sounds a dark place to be in and scary – you express how you’re feeling really well. As I read your post Psalm 40 came to mind:
      ‘I waited patiently for the Lord
      He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire;
      he set my feet on a rock
      and gave me a firm place to stand.
      He put a new song in my mouth;
      A hymn of praise to our God’
      Our God doesn’t turn his back on his children and he won’t forget you. He sees you and he loves you and he cares. Well done for standing firm. I’m praying that it won’t be long before you’re singing a new song.
      Bless you.

  53. Maria July 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!

  54. Julie Grund July 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!!

  55. Miriam July 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  56. amanda addo July 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!!!

  57. Lauren July 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I”M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!

  58. Carolyn July 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!

  59. Holly July 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Lyn Kingsbury July 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper

  61. Beth July 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! This devotional was for me . . . thanks, Sharon!

  62. PattyR July 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper. My trust is in the LORD!

  63. Sara July 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!! I have a God who cares for me, protects me and encourages me to do His will; however difficult the journey may be, He is right beside me!!

  64. Denise July 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I’m no GRASSHOPPER!!

  65. Colleen Shaw July 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I will trust in the Lord with ALL of my heart!

  66. Dee July 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  67. Amy July 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!! Thank you!

  68. Gloria July 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I’ m no Grasshopper!!!

  69. Stephanie July 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m no grasshoppper!

  70. Debbie July 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!

  71. Vicki July 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  72. Debbie July 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!

  73. Jean Marie July 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    I am no grasshopper I am going to believe God’s promises

  74. Liz Prom July 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper !!

  75. Jayne July 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!! Thank you for these words today. Needed to be reminded today more than ever.

  76. Melanie July 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!! 🙂

  77. Patricia July 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  78. Alicia July 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!!!

  79. Angela July 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    I AM NO GRASSHOPPER!!!

  80. Jan July 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!

  81. Melanie July 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Hi Brenda. In my opinion, which you were not asking me, but I definitely do not believe that Christian therapists are a sign of a lack of faith. We are the body of Christ and each part of the body has different functions. We NEED each other and God desires us to help each other. Also, check out this website http://www.openbible.info/topics/counseling for a list of scripture that deals with counseling.

  82. Leesa July 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    “I’m NO grasshopper”

  83. Vicki July 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! 🙂 We are all but conquerers…Romans 8:37

  84. Vonnie Kronk July 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper

  85. Angela July 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Praise God! I am no grasshopper!

  86. GIna July 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!!

  87. Gwen July 19, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!!!! 😀

  88. Stephanie July 19, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!!!!!

  89. Jeanette July 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper! Blessings………

  90. Denise July 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  91. Susan July 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!!! I am a true child of God with all the blessings and benefits that come with that position! I claim them all!!! Thank you God for being patient with me – accepting and loving me unconditionally!

  92. Sarah July 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    Wow. I love your acronym for fear! And I’m no grasshopper. 🙂

  93. Shari July 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!!

  94. Ivy July 19, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    I am no grasshopper! I am victor with God!

  95. Kimberly July 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  96. Tracy July 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!!!!!

  97. Leslie July 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    I’m no GRASSHOPPER !

  98. Mary Princess July 19, 2012 at 5:29 pm #

    NO grasshopper!! Not THIS chica! 🙂

  99. Kristi July 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  100. Lynn July 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!!

  101. Polly July 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  102. Lorraine July 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    Amen! I’m NO grasshopper!!! And by the looks of all these comments, we have a MIGHTY army! 🙂 I am a warrior and I claim my birthright as a child of the Most High KING….in God’s family….in God’s army….In God’s ARMS!!! Bless you richly, Sharon. I thank the Lord for you! 🙂

  103. Ann July 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper – all things are possible through God who is almighty and all powerful!

  104. Willa July 19, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper – I am a mighty warrior woman of God.

  105. Leslie July 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  106. Rachel July 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm #

    i am not a grasshopper in Jesus Name. Thanks

  107. Andrea king July 19, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I AM NO GRASSHOPPER! I AM A MIGHTY WARRIOR OF GOD …..ALREADY HAVING VICTORY!

  108. Janetsnz July 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper – no longer a victim but through God, a victor! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  109. Stephanie July 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!

  110. Moms July 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    I am no Grasshopper! I serve a mighty God!

  111. Michelle July 19, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    I am no grasshopper. I had to file a chapter 7 and God provided me the funds now the devil is trying to stop ppl from renting me an apartment and stating my income tax will be ceased by unemployment but he is a lair my apartment and all negativity is behind me am a child of the most high and no one can tell me different

    Thank You
    Sharon God Bless

    Michelle

  112. linda July 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!!!

  113. Rene July 19, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I am no GrassHopper

  114. Shelly July 19, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!
    Truly powerful message.
    As always (when its a divine message) PERFECT TIMING!!

    Thank you Sharon ~~ Peace & Blessings to you.

    Shelly

  115. serena lee July 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    I’m no grasshopper!

  116. Debi Sweeden July 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I’m no Grasshopper!

  117. Kristi July 19, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!!

  118. serena July 19, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Brenda, I have always felt like I was a strong person, very faithful and obedient…but when my world came crashing down around me a couple of years ago. I went to a Christian counselor. Talking to her did wonders….I talked and I cried, and she told me why I was feeling the way I was feeling and backed with up her comments/suggestions with the bible. I’m much stronger now and don’t go any longer, but went for some time and it helped me tremendously. Sometimes you need people to talk to, to pray for you, to stand by you. Everything I knew was upside down and she helped me see the truth and gave me biblical suggestions. Things still aren’t 100% but I know God loves me, He’s on my side, blessing me each day and he has a plan and many more blessings to come!

  119. Mia July 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    What a word…thank you! I am no grasshopper.

  120. Barbara July 19, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!

  121. Merlene July 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!!!! 🙂

  122. nicole sturgis July 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I’m No grasshopper! I am God’s mighty warrior!

  123. Sara July 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    I’m NO GRASSHOPPER! What a blessing!

  124. Sara July 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm #

    I’ve been having such a bad summer with my five year old. She watched a movie at a friend’s that scared her and hasn’t slept in her room in over a month. It sounds trivial, but my husband and I cherish our privacy and really miss it. She’s been super sassy, its embarrassing! I’ve been at the end of my rope, but I’m working on putting it in God’s hands. Thank you for the reminder that I can do anything thru my God that gives me strength!!

  125. ellen July 20, 2012 at 12:50 am #

    I’m no grasshopper !

  126. Gigi July 20, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!! Thank you for this message today!!!!!!! I so needed it! Thank you for your blog! It’s so inspriational!

  127. SarahR July 20, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I am no grasshopper! I am, No grasshopper! I am, No grasshopper. I am wonderfully and fearfully made in the image and likeness of God my father. Therefore, I am, NO grasshopper. I am the beloved of Almighty God and i am well able to take that which God has GIVEN to me.

    Girl friends, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    I am, no grasshopper.

  128. Robyn July 20, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    I AM NO GRASSHOPPER ! I AM A WARRIOR OF THE MOST HIGH GOD!!!!

  129. Nancie July 20, 2012 at 2:03 am #

    I’m no grasshopper because “The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want!” and “I was young but now I’m old but I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread!” I have just lost my job June 30th but God has truly been good and He is faithful and true to His word…Hallelujah!!!!

  130. Mary July 20, 2012 at 2:15 am #

    I’m no grasshopper!!! Praise God, I want all that He has for me!!!

  131. Jess July 20, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    I’m no grasshopper!! Such a great devo to read this morning. Thank you 🙂 Praying blessings over you to continue to shining Jesus’ light into the darkness!

  132. Christy Turner July 20, 2012 at 4:00 am #

    Brenda,
    Several years ago, 16 to be exact, I went through an unexplainably anxious time. I was scared for the sun to go down because of the darkness, afraid to be with anyone except my husband, and I was seven months pregnant. I truly believe it was hormonal and I told my husband that even though I would NEVER consider ending it all, I did have a better understanding of how much sadness, fear and anxiety people who are clinically depressed feel all of the time. My doctor did help me with medicine, short term, and God brought me through that time with a new opinion and understanding for those that suffer daily. I am now entering menopause and I am not as scared because of my experience 16 years ago. I think you should see your doctor and seek spiritual guidance, whether it be with a friend with great spiritual wisdom or a Christian counselor. But, also remember that God never allows you to go through anything that cannot be used to help others. I feel that when, not if, you get through this dark period in your life, you will be the friend with wisdom to help counsel others when they have a similar experience.
    God Bless You,
    Christy

  133. Kathy Kiryna July 20, 2012 at 4:14 am #

    I am no grasshopper. All the promises of God are yes and amen in Christ Jesus my Lord.

  134. francinesraiders@hotmail.com July 20, 2012 at 4:32 am #

    I’m NO grasshopper!

  135. lisa king July 20, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    I’m no grasshopper.. Thank you Lord…

  136. Nicolette July 20, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    I’m no grasshopper because of who God has made me to be! May he work in me and through me to bring himself more glory!

  137. Eva Adomaa Kyereboah July 20, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    I am no grasshopper!

  138. Denise July 20, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I’M NO GRASSHOPPER!!!!!!

  139. Tammy July 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!! I am going to walk victoriously in the Lord’s promises!! 🙂

  140. Jeanne Kamille Pinili July 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!!! i believe in YOU LORD and your promises 🙂 You are forever faithful :))

  141. Jean July 20, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper. Thank you Sharon, it was such God’s timing for your devotional. Walking through some “pruning” by God and some hard times. God is faithful, He is our Abba Father. And this devotional just brought more encouragement. Thank you.

  142. Leizel July 20, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    I am a warrior in Christ…thanks I needed to read that and have it resonate with the heart and soul again…I AM A WARRIOR!!!

  143. Patricia July 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    I am no grasshopper! I am a child of the Most High God, called, claimed and sent to reflect God’s grace, love and mercy to the world.

  144. Sandra July 20, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    “I might be a grasshopper in the world’s eyes, but I’m a mighty warrior in God’s” Amen!

    I am no grasshopper!!

  145. Pam July 20, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    I am NO grasshopper!

  146. JUanita July 20, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    I am no grasshopper! I am in Christ, and in HIM is strength”
    JD

  147. Debbie July 21, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    I’m no grasshopper! Thank you God for your promises.

  148. Donna Larsen July 21, 2012 at 3:20 am #

    I have been a grasshopper, but I’m not one anymore to the glory of God!

  149. Karen July 21, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    I am no grasshopper. I can do all things through Christ who strengtens me.

  150. Annie July 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    i am no grasshopper! Need to remind myself of this every day!

  151. Cleona July 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    I’m GOD’S Warrior! Not a grasshopper!!!

  152. Melissa July 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!!!!

  153. ginger July 22, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I am no grasshopper!!!!

  154. Libbee Rose July 23, 2012 at 1:00 am #

    I am no grasshopper!!! I am believing God’s report for my marriage restoration!!!

  155. Priyanka July 23, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    I am no Grasshopper!!!… i m believing in God’s report!!

  156. Bria July 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    I AM NO GRASSHOPPER!!!

  157. Michele July 23, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I’m NO GRASSHOPPER!! I am believing in God’s report and not that of any other!!

  158. Joanna-Joy July 25, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    I may be a child BUT IM NO GRASSHOPPER!!! im HUGE in the spirit!!! THE DEVIL FRAID O MI!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  159. Carol S. July 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Sharon, I am asking for prayer for guidance, asking God to give me scripture as to what to do. We have been supporting our son in his ministry for 5 yrs. now, with a rather substantial monthly, automatically being withdrawn from our checking account. For some reason we don’t know why, he doesn’t have a healtlhy communication with us, he or his wife, and we have two beautiful granddaughters, that we don’t get to talk to, they live about 800 miles from us, but in a few months, planning to move to the UK for church planating ministry. Our church is a very mission minded and are sending out groups twice a month to parts of the world, that some have never heard the Word of God. We are pulled as what to do, we tithe to our church, but feel we need to help more, and also, they give weekly updates of their ministry, where we get nothing from our son. I am praying, asking God for help, asking for scripture as to what to do, the last thing we want is to go against what God wants us to do, and don’t want to cause a problem with our son, that it will cause them to have any “money flow” problems. My husband and I are both torn, as to what to do. We feel as his parents and supporters, we should hear from them, and we have asked several times for better communication, but as my son put it the last time I contacted him, “I don’t need a gult trip laid on me”. So that’s where I stand right now. Any prayers and advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

  160. Angela G. July 28, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Sharon,
    Thank you for the daily devotions. i know God is speaking to me through you because it seems like they are all for me. I am seeking God to guide me for my true purpose. i don’t care where he puts me i am going to let my light shine to Glorify Him. My desire is to go back to work in the hospital as a respiratory therapist. i realize now that i have the victory. Fear has held me back long enough. Please be with me in prayer for this change. i am currently working in a warehouse without air in Texas. I am no grasshopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you,
    Angela G.

  161. Elena July 31, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    I am no grasshopper!!! I am the daughter of a King!

  162. Kendra C. July 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    I believe God’s report. I’m no grasshopper!

  163. Mika August 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    When God said, “I will never forsake you” It is a command! I’m God’s warrior! I’m not a grasshopper!

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