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Silence … {day 13}


There is certain eloquence in silence …

The day was quiet. The boys all left for their various jobs and all I had to do was a few chores, a quick trip to the grocer and spend time with God preparing for bible study and bible college on Saturday.

I spent time with God. I read a bit of the readings necessary for my preparation and settled into a serene place and waited on God.

I worship Him in the silence of the day … of the night. I thank Him for my blessings, for His love and protection. I thank Him that I woke this morning and breath the sweet air of this mid-November warm wave that He has provided.

Quiet Morning

… as the quiet turned into a light sleep my prayers continued. I sought Him for solace in this place of discouragement I have been headed. I thanked Him that He is sovereign in all situations and that I knew He had a marvelous plan … and as if He didn’t already know, I did as any child would do, I asked Him to clear up my doubt … to clarify the current events of friends and families who are going through some very difficult times.

All this was a peaceful place of silence … truly peaceful. While I can sense the discouragement around the edges, His peace prevails.

I know what I know. I trust Him at His word. I believe His promises to us. So there is peace … beyond my understanding, beyond the understanding of those who do not know Him.

And I wander … wondering how there are people who do not know Him. Who deny Him. What hardships have hardened their hearts to believe all that the world says about Him and yet they look upon the beauty around them … do they see the beauty? Or is their eyes blinded by their painful circumstances.

He has made me strong … though I often feel as though I am breaking; I do not.

I do however empty me through the cracks and broken places, hastily mended with inferior bonds that I applied in my own strength; and allow Him to fill me with His Spirit.

I hear within my Spirit … why doubt Girl? You know the answers; where the answers are. Simply pray girl … be grateful child … be trusting love.

Plans for hope … not harm; but a future … He answers with those Words that He promised would be brought to the memory when needed … the answers.

Do not look with your natural eyes girl; seek my face and you will find the open doors … do not try to understand with your worldly knowledge child; seek my wisdom while it can be sought … my answers are there.

A place of serenity; an eloquent silence where only the sound of His voice floated on the breeze through the lace curtains; the essence of autumn perfuming the room that was flood with the softest light, caressing my soul as I basked in the presence of God.

He visited me in my home today … He sat with me as I sipped a cup of tea and spoke with Him the concerns of my heart. He soothed my heart and my head to His Peace, and I am grateful.

What are the concerns of your heart today? Have you sat in the quiet and pondered the answers?

Share with us here … we do not journey alone here; we walk together to the light, holding hands in the dark (it’s only shadow), together on this journey.



Blessings Loves.


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† A Called Out People.


•*¨*•.¸¸♥ JOYFUL♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•

As my healing focus progresses in Christ I must Glorify Our God!!!

I Praise Him in the morning, afternoon and the expanses of the night! I give Him all the glory and the honor for my very existance and the ability He has bestowed to me to stand in His faith for my life.

Above all else in my life I EXALT HIM for His eternal faithfulness to me in ALL areas of my life.

Each day I seek His faith in my life. Each day as I become more obedient in what it is I must do to walk in divine health. Each day Father God sends something or someone to bring more knowledge and understanding to me in the areas of my life He is working on.

For this I am eternally grateful to my God! ♥

Just now I checked my e-mail and recieved in my inbox a correspondance from a newsletter that I must have subscribed to when I began my journey to healing 2 or 3 years ago.

God’s Healing Word

In it the gentleman explained why he had been away and the newletter disappeared. He had a serious crisis of faith and lost all interest in the things he had been doing. Now he is back and intends to pick up where he left off! Hence the e-mail.

Of course the e-mail was about Christians and healing! God has funny ways of moving in my life…this e-mail spoke to me. God is so very faithful. Here is the part of the e-mail that spoke so loudly to me:

I want to focus attention on our
physical body, its importance as it relates to Jesus
and the Church (The Body of Christ), Right now in many
if not most churches, there exists a big disconnect
between the two that explains why there is so much sickness
and suffering within the Body of Christ.

Christians are a called out people (I Corinthians 1:9).
That means we are set apart to live our lives differently
from the world, not just in spirit or in mind, but in body as
well (Romans 12:1-2). If this were not so, why else would
Jesus suffer in body on our behalf (Isaiah 53:4-5, I Peter 2:24).

What caught my eye within the e-mail first was this:

“For it is through Christ; His body, that life and healing are made possible.”  as paraphrased from the following scripture.

“And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.  And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

Reconciled in Christ
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. ” Colossians 1:17-10
Now I don’t know anything about churches who do not understand that our healing was provided at the Cross; completed at Atonement, because our church understands this. This is mainly why I am able to walk in joy while I have such a dire diagnosis!
However, like me, many Christians have health issues, whether minor or severe. Let’s face it after the Fall of Adam our bodies no longer are impervious to illness. Our bodies, now, are meant to waste away, naturally. However, NOT, from illness or with pain. Rather in the natural course of old age.

1 Corinthians 1:7-10 explains how we should be walking, or what we should be walking in as a people called out…

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”

When we were called into fellowship with God’s Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, we became healed in every area of our body and spirit. This is a TRUTH. However, walking in it is not as much a mystery as it is a discipline.

God’s grace – His empowerment of us has and will equip us to acheive all the things we need and desire. Nothing is impossible to those who believe.

Mark 9:23 “Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” This particular scripture is in reference to the healing of the child with fits.

God’s Promise is this: Whatever you believe, whatever you can picture in your mind, you will recieve! God meant for His children to thrive. Not just Christians, the Word does say He came for the lost and we Christians are no longer lost…many of us just don’t have full understanding as yet…God intended that ALL thrive and live and enjoy an Abundant Life.

God’s Kingdom has no limits – His children are only limited by their inability to think and petition largely. Only God and The Word are our limit, and The Word says I am healed!

Psalm 107:20 “He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

Our God is limitless! We are created in His image, the saved and the unsaved alike! We are NOT limited to the things, conceptions, philosophies or diagnosis of this world!

IF WE CAN BELIEVE IT WE WILL ACHEIVE IT!

WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE TODAY??? I BELIEVE IN MY HEALED BODY! Very soon the docs are going to find NO signs of Hypertension, Heard Disease, or Congestive Heart failure in this body of mine!

I was healed by GRACE ~ A Gift from God that cannot be returned! It can only go unused or unwrapped…Well I am unwrapping my Health today and every morning in the presence of God!

I AM HEALED!

fyi: When you begin a sentence with the phrase ” I am” you are calling on the name of the Soverign LORD…He looks down and pays undivided attention to what you say next… Your I AM is a representation of Christ in YOU…use it wisely.

Blessings Loves and Be Well. 

 


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How Quickly A Life Changes~♥ † ♥~


Change Unfolding

Search me O LORD! was my prayer. He did and I entered into another level of transition! I have come to understand that change and transition are a daily thing. From moment to moment, or better, Glory to Glory, we are not the person we were a moment ago…

UNLESS…we refuse to move.

Like many I dreaded, hated, loathed change…which in simple terms means I was deathly afraid of change!! Seriously, that is what it is for most of us. We profess loathing while within we croach in fear of an unknown future…not realizing that each second that ticks away is eating that future away.

So in my quest for health, and the resulting diagnosis of serious and possibly very dangerous heart and lung issues, I have been being taught how to change my mind, alter my perception…become who God made me to be.

For my loyal readers, if I should be so blessed as to have a readership, you know that I have been on my second tier of personal transition. God and I have dealt with the mental and emotional things and have moved on to the physical and health issues. Funny how God works, all the teachings, devotionals, motivationals and preachers are on Change Your Mind and Change Your Life.

So this whole CHS and high blood pressure stuff has me on a diligent schedule. Up to now I did what I wanted. When I decided to begin a more healthy lifestyle I implemented all the things that we’ve heard for years!

More fruits and vegetables…more water…more protein than fat…the gammut. For me, who was unaware of the level of ill health I was in, the water, especially, was the wrong choice…some of the more water based fruits and veggies didn’t help either. Yet I looked forward to just feeling better soon, when these changes had time to have an effect on my body and health.

Of course I coupled these natural changes with prayer and time with God. “Search me, O Lord!”. I prayed for my body to line up with what the Word of God said…

~ no weapon formed against me can prosper.

~ God sent His Word and I WAS healed.

~ By Christ’s stripes I was healed.

I know I WAS healed, even before I was born. These trasitional things are simply the removal of worldly beliefs and teachings and familial training.

Well the increased water intake and the prayers did their job…I filled up with fluid and stepped into the enemy’s trap of the family curse! I had developed Congestive Heart Failure! I was admitted to the hospital on June 2, 2010 and my life began another change. I was being forced to change how I dealt with my diet and my body. My eyes were opened to what the obesity, my sedentary nature and my indulgent diet had wrought in my body.

Yet there was no fear. Only a peaceful understanding that what God reveals He removes. The bad stuff anyway! I had asked and had finally gotten to a place where God knew I was going to be faithfully obedient. I was ready and had truly set a goal in my spirit to heal for the Kingdom of God. I had sought God and He had faithfully answered my prayer.

So, how quickly does a life change? As quickly as we permit it to.

I have become accustomed in 4 weeks time to get up at 6am and check my weight, take my medicine and then spend my morning with God! While I nourish my body with a healthy breakfast, I nourish my body with the Word and Visitation of God. I am healing…with a purpose! I pay attention to what my body tells me. When I feel up to it I do chores around the house, and I went back to work this week. Being the church secretary isn’t all that strenuous, however going to work and being productive can be mentally tiring, especially in a church. When I am tired I rest. If I ache or have pain I stop and assess the situation. Honestly these are things I just plowed through in my life…right up to June 2, 2010! Like I said I am healing with purpose…

To be fruitful in the Kingdom of God and here in the earth.

Another Word of God is that we have been given Dominion. Yet many, like me, don’t walk in that dominion because we don’t realize we even have dominion over ourselves…our lives, bodies and spirits. We just believe, like an atheist somehow, that things just happen randomly to us and we must tolerate and muddle through! How do people, even Chrisitians, come to a place where they are inadvertantly and literally taking the stance of atheistic thoughts and perceptions?

I don’t have the answer to that, but I am blessed that my eyes have been opened.

I visited my beloved 87 year old grandmother on Father’s Day, because I was in her neck of the pines. My aunt and a neighbor were over and everyone was glad to see me. During our conversation about how good I looked it came up that I developed this condition at the same age as my grandmother did. For her she ended up at 45 in a wheelchair battling heart issues for the next 42 years and counting.

Ironically, as I told them that no I was not going to keep the family inheritance of CHF because my inheritance was God’s Family Inheritance, I remembered, again, that I had told a very dear friend the opposite of what the martyred women of my family adhere to.

I said to my friend that I would not, that I adamantly refused to sit down in a chair, at 45, and stop living my life!

I stand firm on that declaration today! 

So there you have it. Our lives change from moment to moment, and if we do it correctly it changes from Glory to Glory.

God meant for us to live a Life More Abundant, and that is my intent, my goal. I know that I know that this time next year I will be healthy and at the beach with that friend who I made my declaration to, taking pictures of her surfing at 43 years of age!

My friend told me once of an incredibly spiritual experience God had gifted her with as she sat floating on her surf board on the Atlantic Ocean. She said it had begun to rain and the rain drops hitting the placid glass surface of the ocean was music and her heart just began to sing out in Praise!

I believe those special times with God, where He gives us a glimpse of His heaven, come when we are being diligent in our obedience to Him and seeking His face and His Kingdom. I look forward to those moments with God. The ones that are just for me, the ones that when explained lack that majesty that exsisted in that moment!

I would like to encourage those of you who want to change your mind and life to get ahold of the book Working with The Law~11 Truth Principles for Successful Living by Raymond Holliwell. It will change your way of thinking and change your life..all pun intended! I got my at a very affordable price and in excellent condition by purchasing it used from www.amazon.com. Gotta love Amazon.com, they have everything!

Blessings and Be Well my Loves!   †


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The Positive Mind…


Quality Time with God…

Romans 12:2

“Be not conformed to this world, but BE TRANSFORMED  by the renewing of your mind.
mind: the intellectual, thinking power in man; the power that Conceives, Creates.
transformed: to be turned, to become something completely different.
Transformation is the process of metamorphasis…like the Catapillar to the Butterfly!
Like the butterfly that never goes back to the pupal state, a transformed mind never goes back to thinking as it once did. Oh, the mind will try, unlike the butterfly, however, once transformed the Spirit will rise up to warn, deter and assist the mind to stop the reversal! Jesus did promise to send the helper, He is the Holy Spirit!
DID YOU EVER NOTICE?…
 
When one thinks negatively one begins to feel confused, angry, and fearful. The body, mind and spirit of a man tells him that these thoughts are wrong with these symptoms. It’s amazing that God provided us with a triune system that rises to tells us that we are straying from His will for our lives?
One must believe this was on purpose…Triune…hmmmm. Could it be it is directly because the Trinity cannot reside where these negative abide. Is the rise a type of notice that things will be moving out and that we should be paying attention? Be aware of your thoughts, they could be giving the land LORD notice of your moving out!
BE AWARE OF YOUR THOUGHT LIFE! :
When one thinks, dwells on, positive things the body, soul and Spirit REST. One is calm and happy. The man stops questioning and searching.
Hmmm…One’s body, soul and Spirit KNOWS and tells the man that HE IS HOME!
The bible says to take every thought captive:
2 Corinthians 10:5
“casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,”
This is the obedient and diligent act of The Positive Mind! Remain AWARE of your every thought!
 
BLESSINGS LOVES! ♥ † ♥


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Rest…a place of Faith


Good Morning ~ Afternoon or Evening!  🙂

…it’s been a bit since I’ve posted and for that I apologize. However, as you all know, life takes us on the wind sometimes. So I know you’ll forgive my absence…  🙂

Last Tuesday night at my Women’s Bible Study, held by our very own Pastor Carol, was outstanding. A new bible study open to all the women in @ the River (our church), this particular group of women have not met in one group for study until now. Familiar Leadership faces mixed in with women who have not come out before. It was exciting.

While our church is in a major transition, our Pastor Carol wanted to bring the women of the River together to feed us in a positive manner. She far exceeded in this…and we look forward to a deeper relationship and understanding of God, who He made us each to be, individually. If the sense of power that was felt Tuesday night is any indication for what God has in store for us, we are in for breakthroughs! God is amazing.

The teaching was on Rest.

Rest is a choice. Due to that free will thing, anything God challenges a person with is a choice. We choose to walk in love, forgiveness or even rest or not. God simply offers us the choice, the decision is ours. My suggestion…choose wisely.

Finding a place of rest and faith is a choice. Faith, Rest, and Peace are spiritual law.

The longer we walk in this rest the more of it we attract it to ourselves. Picture yourself there…resting, reclining in the understanding that God has already fought your battles. He has already fought and brought you our in Victory, from the war you were in. Resting in the realization that the battle is not, and never was ours, but God’s…resting in the vast revelation of that promise. Truly understanding and resting while God controls and drives our lives! Feels like less work, less stress, less anxiety…doesn’t it?

It is!

If one works the spiritual laws they will work for you. Working the laws, though, means really working them. Not simply haphazardly attempting to try them when you feel like it, or remember to…working means diligently putting effort into a thing or situation.

Jesus has provided the keys, put them in our hands, to unlock doors that have been locked on our behalf. Working the Laws…the 11 Laws of God is the key. The Laws are God…they are biblical.

Suggested reading: Working with the Law by Dr. Raymond Holliwell

Philippians 4:6 tells us, “be anxious for nothing”.

The Word of God says, directs us to live anxiety free. If the Word says it then it is possible to live it!

Anxiety is the result of meditating on negative things. The negative things of the world, specifically. We must program our minds not to take in the negative. This is not to say we ignore the situations in our lives. It simply means not to dwell there and take the problems into ourselves.

We must stop living by our emotions. Yes! We control how we react, or not, to our emotions! The world will tell you, you’ve heard it, you’ve even said it, me too!, “No one can control how we feel!” or “I can’t help how I feel!”. This is a lie. We most certainly do control our emotions and how we act in these emotions!

Did you ever notice: You wake up and it’s raining, disappointing your plans for a picnic lunch with your family.

The day is gloomy, and right from the start the disappointment you feel begins to grow into a depressed feeling. Things are not going as planned. Often we fall into that trap and enter into a state of self conciousness of the negative kind. If done often enough, if we repeatedly give into the negatives of the day or week, we find it quickly becomes our attitude. One of negative disappointment that spawns an attitude that nothing works out well…it is a vicious cycle. A cycle one chooses to engage in!

Have you ever: Awoken to rain and disappointed plans for your picnic and gone with it?

You know! gather the family at lunch time, from their perspective activities and enjoyed that picnic lunch on your bright picnic throw on the living room floor. Talking and enjoying the same company and conversation you would have enjoyed at the park? Maybe playing a raucous game of monopoly instead of tossing the frisby?

The obvious is that the second choice caused joy and fun! A choice was made! And it controlled the flow of emotion in the situation.

Our emotions are a thermostat. Our emotions tell us whether or not we are in the right place, the right attitude. If I don’t feel well or I am in unforgiveness, there is a disturbance in me! I am not walking in love and faith…I don’t feel good! There is a belief that we attract illnesses to us…we believe what we hear, or read or was shown. We believe our feelings. However, I am here to tell you that if I believe what the Word of God says about my feelings or illnesses I begin to feel better. I have turned the key to a seemingly locked door to wellness.

I can attest to this…when I am diligent and speak God’s Word into my life I  feel better! My emotions line up to the Word and they do not drive my life…my attitude or the situations!

REST is a place of faith. God like faith. Honestly we do not possess faith without God. That measure of faith that was given to every single human being, is God’s faith. Faith was not built into our dna, it was a supernatural gift from God. It is a part of God’s dna.

If I am anxious I cannot enjoy that faith. If I am following my negative emotions I am backsliding. That negative emotion now drives my decision making.

James 1:5-8 ~ become a person of decision. Free will requires us to choose God’s will, not our own. God would not choose depression, it is not in his will. [God’s Will ~ our inheritance ~ get it?] We did not inherit depression, we inherited Hope and Faith!

Matthew 6:25-27 ~ worry is a public demonstration of false humility. Anxiety is overcome by our knowledge of our authority in The Christ.  When we realize that we were adopted into the Royalty of God’s Kingdom we can then walk as the Kings and Queens, the Leaders Father God meant for each of us to be!

Romans 8:1 ~ God loves regardless of my performance.  Meditate on the love of God. He loves me, and YOU, when we walk in faith and when we backslide. Like any good father, our mistakes and distractions, the worst acts we can conjure we’ve perpetrated!, cannot separate us from the Love of our Father, God!

Hebrews 4:1; 9-11 ~ make every effort to enter the Sabbath rest – the rest of God. Rest is a result of trusting your righteousness. Rest means to cease and desist and to consider it done.

Proverbs 1:33 ~ Psalm 116:7 ~ Isaiah 32:18

Rest is the highest form of faith in God.

~ when we get to that place of rest the enemy cannot touch us!

We all know this one: Psalm 91:1 ~ the secret place is REST.

Isaiah 18:4-5 ~ when we rest there will be abundance even in famine!

*YOU ARE ALWAYS MORE ANOINTED THAN YOUR PROBLEMS*   Speak this out loud … I AM ALWAYS MORE ANOINTED THAN MY PROBLEMS!

Isaiah 14:3-4 ~ the purpose of rest is to confuse the adversary.

So my loves, put up your feet…read the suggested scriptures…get them from your head into your spirit! AND REST!

Blessings Loves!   🙂


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No Thing Can Seperate Me from the Love of God ♥ † ♥ † ♥


Quality Time with God...

Good Morning~or should I say afternoon?   🙂

I spent my morning with God, as usual. I am happy to say that it has become such an integral part of my day that if I miss it, or cut it shorten than God would have it, I actually feel it. My intimate time with God has become as important, or more important, really, than my time with my husband and friends. Like I have stressed before, it sets a tone for my day, and without my date with Father, my intimate relationships with my husband, children and friends are greatly affected. It is nolonger the caffeine that causes me to rise…it is the Spirit of God from which this woman arises each morning.

That is the most wonderful feeling. Words are simply not sturdy enough a vessel to hold what this feels like long enough to express it fully.   ♥

Like yesterday, I am still deciphering all I received from Father at the FCM Women’s Conference that our church hosted this past weekend. This morning God expounded on all that He has given me that last several weeks. Each installment that He gives brings clearly to understanding these days. Making it easy to apply it to my life; and see the areas in which He simply put things into being and effect; without any work on my part.

Yesterday I tried, as best I could, to explain that certain things were given or graced to us; and that they are ours to own. We OWN them. Two of these is Health and Healing.

The first devotional I received this morning was from one of the many sites that simply send you a scripture each morning; this one was from KLove.com.

1 Chronicles 16:11      Search for the LORD and for His strength; continually seek Him.

Quite simply this scripture discribes my lifesyle, now. I have put this into practice and the effects are coming to light as I type! I urge those of you searching for God’s hand in your day to day life to begin to spend time, daily, with God…first thing if you are able. I would tell you though that I began doing this last thing at night; it was the only time in my day that I could (maybe would) allot to God. As I became obedient to and dependant upon this time with Father, He changed my schedule to accomidate what He intended to be our relationship.

That being said, I will get to todays point. Nothing ~ NO THING ~ can seperate us from the Love of God. Once again, in several weeks, He set me in Romans 8:38-39; and at His urging, once again, I will put it here…

I am convinced that nothing can ever seperate us from His love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to seperate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

My focus with God has been my physical health; for quite awhile.  I am a mature Christian, I believe and have been told. I understand the concepts and precepts of God and His Word. However, each of us get to a revelation or an inner knowledge when we are supposed to. Things, circumstances and people have molded our minds; eventually affecting our personalities. How and where we are brought up; circumstances and situaltions of this upbringing; and the love or lack of love from those who raised us; changes us, we think. Does it; or do these things lead us directly to where God would have us be.

The concept is that God allows, does not cause, those things that are not of Him, because of free will. Whether that be the free will of a parent or an abuser or ourselves and our choices is neither here nor there. We get through these things because of God. The semantics of this no longer causes me pause. I now look into my past and on into my future with the knowledge that I am not, was not and cannot be seperated from the love of God. Therefore whatever is in my path, no matter who I love and lose, no matter what; there is something I need to know there.

Health. As I have told my readers I am obese. Most of my life it did not effect me, not physically, emotionally or even relationally. However, when I landed in my 40’s I began to feel it. Physically first and then, oddly I feel, emotionally. I had started to feel heavy; or should I say I began to distinctly feel the heaviness I was carrying each day.

There is scripture that say do not touch God’s anointed. This means that one is never to harm, in anyway, God’s anointed. It goes on to discribe who these “anointed” are. His shepards, prophets and teachers…etc.

Let me see; looking at the list, you don’t find yourself, do you? I attribute that to the translations. You and I are one of these anointed! I assure you, we, both fall into the category. Therefore no one is to touch or harm us, His beloveds. Now pay close attention! We are not permitted to touch or harm His anointed. You would never, you cry, so did I…until I realized that if I fell into these anointed I could not harm myself!!!! That is right! If we have chosen Christ as our Lord and Savior; if we have become Born Again, in Christ, we are nolonger permitted to harm or disparage ourselves!!!

OH MY! What exactly does that mean? That simply means those things we do to and think about ourselves must stop. No matter what we see in the mirror, or that person we love so deeply says we are or are not; no matter what we must learn to see ourselves as God sees us. We MUST begin to see ourselves as God’s Beloved! To me this is just beautiful.

Beloved and Well-beloved means: dearly loved, dear to the heart,sincerely and deeply loved, sincerely respected!

WOW! That is how God sees us! This is who we are to Him…AMAZING!!

This changes everything for me. He knew years, months, weeks ago that I would reach this understanding. He put things in place that would happen prior to this understanding that would come directly to mind to illustrate that He had begun implementing things in my life that would reinforce the revelations of yesterday and today!

We are taught, often, to apply the Word of God to our lives, which I have done, to the best of my ability. When we begin to do this; like my mornings with God; and then sharing what I have learned and been given; God begins to apply His precepts and principals in our lives for us.

Often we are taught that God has done all He is going to do. That it is up to us to have faith and apply that faith and the Word to and in our lives. That He is not coming down to lend a hand…the is the biggest untruth!

Yes He has provided all we need for life; and that life more abundantly. Everything needed for life has been provided. However, when your child begins to do the right things, do you not come alongside that child and assist? Do you not step in and physically and emotionally show them you are willing to do these things too?

Well so does our loving Father God.

So what are you doing today to yourself, or saying to yourself that is harming you? I beg you to STOP right now, forgive yourself, because God has already! and pray with me…

Now, I’m going to fill my sin in, in bold….you place yours there…ok?

Father, I confess OBESITY as sin before you. I recognize it as sin, because it harms me, and I repent of it and ask you to forgive me of it and cleanse me of all unrighteousness. According to your word, I receive forgiveness and cleansing right now, in Jesus’ name. Today I forgive myself and release myself from all guilt and shame knowing that Jesus bore my shame on the cross ~ therefore I refuse to bear it ~ I am free and forgiven from this moment on ~ I will never pick up the guilt again, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

This prayer is important because you must choose to forgive yourself or you cannot move forward. Because God’s mercies are new each morning and He wants you to succeed and prosper more than you even want to, yourself. That is His plan!

We can have peace that passes all understanding through any circumstances, if we keep our minds stayed on God!

** circumstances do not change God’s plan and purpose for me; unless I allow it!

So how did I attain this level of understanding? I got to the next level ~ literally this weekend because I:

  • Believed God
  • Forgave myself
  • and
  • TRUSTED GOD!!!

Nahum 1:9 is an interesting scripture that I found in one of my devotionals this morning.

  What do you  [the enemy] conspire against the Lord? He [GOD] will make an UTTER END to it! Affliction will not rise up a second time.

Like the scripture in my post yesterday this reinforces that when we put the things in our lives, that are contrary to God and His Word, away from us, they cannot return again! We do this by feeding on God’s word.

  • READ IT
  • STUDY IT
  • MEDITATE ON IT
  • APPLY IT TO LIFE

Here is where I received my confirmations today: JfH Weekly Devotional #583 and A New Thing Ministries. I encourage you to check them out.

Blessings Loves!  ♥ † ♥ † ♥

 

 


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Walking in Son~shine…oo… I’m walking in Son~shine…oo…


Tea with Father God

 

Walking on Sunshine is the song stuck in my head since I woke up from my after church yesterday. The funny thing it is stuck in the heads of 2 of my friends and was mentioned on a morning news program I watch…I believe it is the direct result of the weekend we just spent with Father God!

I have had quite a weekend. Our church held an annual women’s conference, as usual. Not only did the majority of this particular conference teach, it confirmed and elevated the women, me included. Each morning I spent my quality time in the LORD’s presence, preparing to receive from the lady ministers speaking. I was not disappointed, not only did I receive I was blessed and rewarded, as well.

On April 8th, I wrote out a prayer; I’m not sure if I shared it here; if I have and you read it please forgive me my repetition.

Father, I thank you that transitions are from You – and that You have things in hand. I ask, LORD, that we gain some forward movement. I remain in unity. I remove myself, with your permission and agreement, from those who are not in unity with the church. I ask only that the seperations be natural, positive and understood. I switch, now, to prayer in the spirit, as I know not what to pray. AMEN.

Before the end of my quiet time with God I received answer, from a song on Pandora Radio.

Pandora Radio is a computer music formating channel or site, that allows the individual to format “radio stations” with the music they prefer. It’s a great way for me to listen to only Christian and Secular music with the same positive messages. Check it out by clicking the line above.

Anyway…the song’s lyrics were “Your healing is here, in the River of God; freedom is here, in the River of God…” When I googled the lyrics I was continually led to a beautiful song that was not the song that spoke to me…so on I listen for it to come back around, even now, days later. 

On Friday,  a beauiful April morning, I was spending time with God…preparing to receive at that night’s beginning of the conference…my devotional was on receiving what has already been given to us…what was already ours. The long and short of it is we have been graced, through the atonement, Righteousness, Healing and Salvation. As children of God we must learn to just receive these. Because of religion, teaching, and upbringing we waste time trying to earn favor that we already own.

Yes I said ALREADY OWN…Luke 1:37-39

For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, ‘Behold the handmaid of the LORD; be it unto me according to thy Word. And the angel departed from her. And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into the city of Juda.

The city of Juda means to be Excellent. Mary decided to own what God was doing in her and determined to walk in that excellence NO MATTER what she saw or believed. She decided to believe God.  That is what the last of those scriptures are saying…she, with haste sought out the excellence God had put into her…the result…obviously, the Salvation of the World.

You see we run…to strive…to earn…to prove ourselves worthy in the eyes of the Father. Yet in the parable about the prodigal it clearly tells us that Father ran to meet us…while we were still away off…another scripture says that ‘while we were still sinners God loved us’. Nowhere in the Word of God say we must toil, strive or prove ourselves worthy of the love of Father God! In fact it says the exact opposite! Go check…

Could this really have been clearer?

Yet, I still am obese and feel unhealthy, heck, am unhealthy…so how can…????….I stopped there.  This is what I was, even then, still saying to myself. So I determined to be like young Mary and just believe.

Just a bit of FYI…I looked up Prodigal and the definitions are these:

1. characterized by profuse or wasteful expenditure.

2. Recklessly spendthrift.

…and then 3. YIELDING ABUNDANTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just exactly how do the definers get from  definition to the third without question? I stand amazed and saddened that the world has become this deceived. Please do me a favor and when looking up a definition go to the bottom and read up…very often the archiac or obsolete definition is the one that is biblically correct; which in my humble opinion is the truth of the word defined.

Prodigal means yielding abundantly. It did not matter what that boy went out and did…abundant inheritance was still his! His father proved that upon his return.  Just like Father God does for us, we must just receive it, it is already ours!

So the conference followed the thread that God had already begun in my time with him that week! He is amazing. We were asked at the very start, that same evening (the 9th) to just receive what God had for us, individually. We were asked to enter into an intimate time with God at this event, not to pay attention to the woman to either side of us…that this conference was between each woman and God. Praise God most everyone took that instruction and that is just what God did…He spent time reinforcing within me what He had given to me!

Friday night we were encourage to make a Habitation for God in our lives. The story lies in 2 Kings 4:8-10…this woman, like many women today, was thirsty for God, she wanted him to live in her household. So she prepared a place for Elisha to stay when He was preaching in town. When we allow God to inhabit our lives – being mindful of Him brings our hearts desire, brings provision and favor.

This confirmed what I now call Morning Tea with God…I am receiving and obeying and the result was a “Good Girl!” from Dad right up front! So satisfying!

Creating this habitation has resulted in what the speaker described as spiritual virginity. When I, you, anyone, purposes time alone with God each day we become cleansed of the worldly things we encounter. An example is this: when I sit down to this laptop each morning it is me God, His Word, and devotionals and a cup of tea. Praise music or quiet…I read what God put in my e-mail box through the hands of me…if I get nothing out of them then it is on to a devotional book or my journal in search of what He wants me to have that day…it is never hard to locate, it, now, is always the scripture or teachings that stirs the spirit in me. I have done what the woman in 2 Kings did and much like the scripture in Exodus that says ‘prepare Me a habitation, a tabernacle that I may dwell in you midst.’ Like the woman in 2 Kings God has returned to me the things that are mine, were always mine and all of the earnings that would have come from that!!! I now watch less tv…have noticed very distinct eating habit changes and my friends are once again being weeded. Even the Christian friends, which frankly feels funny, but God is always my first choice.

Revelation 14:4 describes the bride of Christ. I have determined to rise up and be the bride He is coming for…and He so graciously confirmed throughout the conference that I am deserving of that snow white bridal gown!!!

So off I go to pray some more and get some work done. More tomorrow about the conference. Honestly, it is still manifesting in me what God has given. So as I allow Him to melt me; spiritually and physically; to saturate me… I will be who it is He made me to be.

Blessings Loves.

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