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Running…

April 25, 2015 — Leave a comment

I had a visit from my past yesterday and it wasn’t pretty.  Someone was threatening me and I panicked.

Then as if out of nowhere a still small voice says…think about this Debra!  It’s a lie!      

The Holy Spirit prompted me to pray and seek the wise council of my husband.  We sought a solution and help from a friend.  Today…I’m a bit stronger!

God didn’t stop there.  In my Bible study, He affirmed that I need to stop running from my past!

Love Heart…If you are running from something…at some point in your life you are going to have to confront the issue and move beyond it.

“God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7, NIV)

God’s gave us armor to protect ourselves.

Eph 6:10-17 (NIV) …Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled round your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

God has given US an assignment to do and the power to do it.  We will not allow Satan to steal our joy with our past.

I’m praying that God will give US the strength to run forward and meet the challenges set before us as David ran toward Goliath…”You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”(! Samuel 17:45-46, NIV)

Put on your armor and quit looking back. ~Deb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you stuck in the past? Thinking to yourself… coulda, woulda, shoulda?  Don’t get stuck in the same ole rut of bringing up things you want to forget! What about your dreams?

God didn’t get stuck with you, He chose you!  “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last.” (John 15:16, NIV
God can use you if you are able to let go of the past.  He wants you to move forward!  Take a hold of those dreams you once had.

Satan is the accuser of the brethren…he would love for you to stay right where you are for the rest of your life.  He would like nothing more than to continue to bring up images from past!  Abortion, abuse, rape, idolatry, drugs, pornography!  Memories you replay in your mind!

Empty it out! Repentance is the closure you need from your past!  Then… stop remembering what God has forgotten and allow Him to use you!

“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14, NIV)

Why not start today?!  It’s not about the clock, it’s about consistency.  “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all thing are possible with God.”(Mark10:27, NIV)

Feed what you want to live and starve what you want to die!  Start today by doing one thing…just one, to stretch your growth.  Listen to some inspirational cd’s, post some scripture around to memorize, add some Christian music to your collection.  And most important, read God’s word daily. 

“Forget what happened long ago!  Don’t think about the past.  I am creating something new.  There it is! Do you see it?  I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)

God has made His choice…what about you??  Deb

 

Redeemed

January 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7, NIV)

imageAre you stuck in the past? Are you thinking of the things you wish you hadn’t done or things you wish you had?  

God can use you if you are able to let go and let God.  He wants you to move forward and let go of your past!

God didn’t get stuck with you, He chose you!  “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit-fruit that will last.” (John 15:16, NIV)

Satan is the accuser of the brethren…he would love for you to stay right where you are for the rest of your life.  He would like nothing more than to continue to bring up images from past!  Abortion, abuse, rape, idolatry, drugs, pornography!  Memories you replay in your mind!

imageEmpty it out!  Repentance is the closure you need from your past!  Then… stop remembering what God has forgotten and allow Him to use you!   

“Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.  But one thing I do:  Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14, NIV)

imageWhy not start today?!  It’s not about the clock, it’s about consistency.  “Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all thing are possible with God.”(Mark10:27, NIV)

Focus on the present and feed your mind with a positive future.   Start today by doing one thing…just one, to stretch your growth.  Listen to some inspirational cd’s, post some scripture around to memorize, add some Christian music to your collection.  And most important, read God’s word daily.

“Forget what happened long ago!  Don’t think about the past.  I am creating something new.  There it is! Don’t you see it?  I have put roads in deserts, streams in thirsty lands.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)

God has made His choice…what about you??  Deb

 

Redeemer

September 3, 2013 — 2 Comments

th (10)There is always going to be someone to remind you of your past.  They want you to believe that because of that past, you have no future.  I’m here to tell you; that is bull!

Satan will use every means necessary to make you feel unworthy.  When you hear that being whispered in your ear, remember; “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy!” (John10:10, NIV). Christ has come that we may have life, and have it to the full.

We serve a Risen Savior! Put your hope and trust in Him! ~Debra