After writing the blog about the things I have noticed changing about me, I had the privilege of listening to a friend of mine preach an incredible message, I urge you to listen to it here. It was challenging, encouraging, and so bathed in truth … give it a listen and you’ll see what I mean – Go Sam!!
It’s funny how I wondered if I had in fact been born again. I know satan would love to have me down the “rabbit hole of doubt”. But Sam’s message encouraged me, that through the changes I can see when I look at my life, it is becoming evident that it can but only have been Him and a baptism I received from Him that has caused the changes in me. I could never have done these changes in the flesh – believe me I have tried! Continue reading
I am not sure why God has suddenly stirred me to share this story – He began stirring me last night while reading another blog. He asked me to share a part of it with the author of the blog. And since then, He hasn’t let the thought of writing the whole story escape my mind.
I have been set free from many things in my past … many things. As a result, I live in the now and celebrate that I am not a victim of my circumstances any longer. I am walking in freedom. I am walking in healing. I am walking in Him, and lots of Him. The danger for me is … I often forget to celebrate the victories, miracles and countless blessings He has bestowed upon me over the years. I do this out of a desperation to not fall prey to the past hurts, thoughts, or binding chains ever again!
Right now though, I feel Him calling me to celebrate … no to drag up the past, but to remember just how good He is and how much He has carried me through and set me free from! Praise you Lord!
Father has been stirring me to change, as being born again should always do – change, growth, new me!
One of the many things He is working on in me is the words I utter. The bible talks a lot about the words we speak, and the power of the tongue. As we journey, I believe that God wants everything that comes out of our mouths to be pleasing to Him.
Psalm 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Continue reading
Lets just begin by saying … I know I am not Noah – i.e. God has not said “hey Naggie, I have seen you and you are the only one that I have found righteous“. No, no, no … that is not what I have heard 🙂
The reason for this post is to share with you what God has been talking to me about over the last little while. And to possibly help in those decision making moments that we all face … when we hear and either obey, or disobey.
God has been showing me, every time He talks to me about something, I have a decision to make, to hear and obey, no matter what the cost, that is, to have a “Noah moment!” Or to hear and disobey and walk the other direction, that is, to have a “Jonah moment!” Continue reading
We have been talking together about what it might look like to have nothing! What it would look like to have no home, no food, no job, no friends, no family, no money … Nothing. That even your basic things needed to survive seemed unmet. You were lost, broken, alone, hungry, homeless.
We, as a family, have all these things … A home, car, friends, family, job, money, full cupboards, we are BLESSED! Yet often I hear my heart complain about what we don’t have! Sharing my hunger for more of this world through lips that say “if only we had a bigger house, more money, newer car … ” the list goes on. Continue reading
God has been talking to me, a lot, about what separates us, as you know, and also what it means to be a follower, a disciple – blog to come … It’s been a full on one to write as He processes me though the living reality!!
So last night, when reading His Word (yay I have such a hunger for it since that morning of delight in Him), He talked to me about the value of the kingdom of heaven – the parable about the man who discovers hidden treasure … Matthew 13: 44-46
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it! Continue reading
I have never fully understood what it meant to be “born again”. I have heard people say it about themselves, and even asked it of me. I have been apprehensive to respond with a yes, without really knowing what I was saying yes to. It’s been one of those scriptures that I have glossed over and said “yer I get it”, but never truly did … Until yesterday morning!!
I was getting ready for the day, I had been praying in the shower, singing as I got out and then sorting clothes for the day, when this incredible joy just flooded over me … It was so surreal. I felt warmth, love, utter delight. I was just overwhelmed by His presence. Just in my room, nothing particularly special happening, just the normal daily grind of getting ready for the busy day that lay ahead. Continue reading