Christianity, Music, Personal Journey

Mood Music… ♥ † ♥

According to Merriam-Webster,

Definition of marionette

: a small-scale usually wooden figure (as of a person) with jointed limbs that is moved from above by manipulation of the attached strings or wires.

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Have you ever felt controlled like a Marionette?

Perhaps you have been in an abusive relationship or had a rough upbringing as a child?

All of the emotions that follow abuse are so consuming… Soul consuming.

This is why it’s so important for us as Believers to renew our minds

Reading The Word of God regularly purges our hearts…

Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

So here’s the song… Marionette.

“Marionette”

I wanna cut me free, you wanna clip my wings
I’m made of flesh and bone, you wanna take control of me
You wanna dress me up, I wanna feel the sun
You wanna play pretend, I’m not about to bend, you’ll see
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull at my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go, oh
I’m taking back the day you tried to steal from me
I’m going to make my voice, you’ll never get my choice to breathe
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go, oh
Let me go, oh
So let me go, oh
Let me go, oh
I wanna cut me free but you wanna clip my wings
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go
Songwriters: Dave Bassett / J. Culpepper / Jared Hartmann / K. Seals / Kristen May / Sameer Bhattacharya
Marionette lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

I’ve been listening to Flyleaf a lot lately.

I have really been relating to the lyrics like I’ve never related to lyrics before…

So, The Lord is leading me to share some songs that have been on my heart lately with the lyrics, by different artists.

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While we’re on the subject, check out Lacey Sturm‘s amazing testimony below for The Glory of God. I pray it really moves you, especially if you’ve ever dealt with suicide or the darkest of dark…

 

From the video description box:   Singer Lacey Sturm, who was once suicidal, shares how she found purpose in her life. Watch and share. If this story of hope has touched your heart visit: http://www.findingmyhope.org


This morning, this is the song I am feeling the most… Praise God.

Check out this song!

 

“Fade Away”

Hey, don’t wanna run no more
Hey, must find an open door
Hey, ask him to step inside
Hey, I’m tired of this life

I don’t wanna waste away
Like I saw myself fading yesterday
I don’t wanna feel the shame
I don’t wanna waste away
Like I saw myself fading yesterday
I don’t wanna feel the pain
I don’t wanna waste away

Hey, walk on but don’t come forth
Hey, find what I lost before
Hey, must change the shape I’m in
Hey, never go back again

[Chorus]

I’m coming to know
I’m coming to see you now (see you now)
I’m coming to go
I’m coming to see you now,
Believe you now

I don’t wanna waste away,
I don’t wanna waste away

[Chorus til end]

I recently wrote another post about this band. Check it out here.


 

More Mood Music…

Ephesians 6:13 King James Version (KJV)

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 

“Fire Fire”

Almost thought we made it home,
But we don’t know this place at all,
That’s enough now dry your tears
It’s been a long eleven years

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,

You’re ashamed of where you’re from,
Crying ’cause your father’s drunk
We can’t die because we’re young
At least that’s what we heard in a song

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars

You’re ashamed of what you’ve done,
Crying ’cause your father’s wrong
Trying to be something new,
You’ll feel that you were something to prove

What you confuse for glory’s fire
Is fire from the tongues of liars.
What you confuse for glory’s fire
Is fire from the tongues of liars.
Oh send your rain

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
(oh send your rain)
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars
(oh send your rain)

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
(oh send your rain)
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars

You’re afraid of who you are (you’re ashamed of where you’re from)
Crying ’cause your father’s gone (fire from the tongues of liars)
Dreaming ’til you hit the truth (we can’t die because we’re young)
You’ll find that you’ve nothing to lose (fire from the tongues of liars)
You’ll find that you’ve nothing to prove.

 


The Lord will bless you by bringing you to a place or a point where you are just READY to STAND for His Namesake. You are just READY to fight BOLDLY for The TRUTH. Only GOD can bring us to this place where we, by HIS Strength, take a stand against the accusers, the tongues of liars. How do we do that? Simple. Speak forth The Truth in Love… ♥

Ephesians 4:11-15 King James Version (KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 

God has a calling on your life. Whoever you are. You are reading this blog post for a reason. He is speaking to you. Are you listening? Can you hear the voice of The Holy Spirit? Do you feel a tugging on your heart? Are tears welling up inside you in a way they have not before? The Presence of God makes us cry because of HIS Overwhelming LOVE. I praise HIM for that… Only God can help us to feel in a world where man easily becomes jaded… Just pray and ask Him to help you… I prayed this verse over myself and it is manifesting day by day. I am just blown AWAY at what GOD is doing in my own life everyday. I know HE CAN and WILL do it for you too! Check this out! ♥

Ezekiel 36:26-27 King James Version (KJV)

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

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In the midst of raw emotions like angst and rage, are personal wars. On the Shoulders of The Son of God, I am on the Brink of Vindication.

I have The Favor of my Father. As a Born Again Believer, you can count on GOD having your back!  See Psalm 105 here. Read below…

Psalm 105 King James Version (KJV)

1 O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.

20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.

34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.

40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.

 

This AMAZING, Beautiful Psalm reminds me of another Favorite…

Romans 8:31

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

The above verse is a banner over my life. I am living proof of It’s TRUTH. Everyday.

Praise THE LORD all the earth!

It is in the darkest of hours and in the fiery furnaces of this life that we can literally see that GOD is ALL we need. GOD is The ONLY ONE Who can be there like THAT...and hold you like that… Praise His Holy Name!!!

Psalm 62:5-6 (KJV)

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.


 

Many are the plans of a mans heart, ya know.

Here are some awesome lyrics about that (I just saw them on another amazing post by Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale, which I will be posting next, Glory to God!) ♥

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We have our own ideas of how we want things to go. The LORD is so good to us! He wants to hear our hearts as we pray, but we must keep in mind, as I am learning…

God is God alone. God is Sovereign. He knows best. His Timing and Ways are The Best.

Proverbs 19:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

 

The LORD sees The WHOLE picture. Past, present, and future.

So, do not be discouraged if your prayers aren’t answered EXACTLY the way you anticipate… His ways are so much higher! Be of good cheer!  🙂

You are loved by someone who died to know you! ♥

Thank You, Yeshua! ♥

 

 

Just one more…. As led by The Holy Spirit!

For The Glory of GOD! In The Name of The SON! †

“Call You Out”

How can you act like you know
When all you know is to lie?
Another truth to expose,
Freedom will capture their eyes.
We find this truth
We fight. You lose.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

I know this language of yours
–
I used to speak it so well.
A fire meant to be pure
Is now the fire of Hell.
It is written
Long before you.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

I hear your claims,
And I know your name;
I hear your claims,
And I know your name:

Liar.
Liar.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

 

If this blog post blessed you, I feel led by The Spirit of God to ask that you would share the music on this page. The world needs Yeshua/Jesus like never before. The Antichrist system may be set up and the kingdom of darkness may be doing their thing, but THE CHURCH IS STILL HERE, so let’s shine! ♥ I feel like The LORD has really been speaking to me lately about SHINING.  †

Hearing The Gospel in different ways and different types of music can really make a difference. I pray you have a wonderful day in The LORD!

Jesus loves you! ♥

 


Christianity, Personal Journey

Spiritual Warfare Prayer

Amazing Spiritual Warfare Prayer from Sister Bella Orsi.

Glory to God in The Highest ♥

Spiritual Warfare Prayer ~
THIS IS A MOST POWERFUL PRAYER! PROCLAIM ALOUD DAILY!
I would encourage you to print it out and pray through it often.

Heavenly Father,

I bow in worship and praise before you in the Name of Jesus Christ. I plead the Blood of Christ on my entire physical body, on my entire soul and on my entire spirit.

I plead the Blood of Jesus against any demons or evil forces that may attempt to come against me.

I plead the Blood of Jesus against any humans that may try come against me. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any natural accidents or catastrophe’s that may come against me.

I plead the Blood of Jesus against any diseases, illnesses or sicknesses that could possibly come against me.

Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I have full faith and belief that the Blood of Jesus will always protect me.

I surrender myself completely and unreservedly in every area of my life to You. I gladly put myself into Your hands and I am more than willing to let You find a way to release Yourself through me.

I take a stand against all the workings of satan that would hinder me in my prayer life. Satan, in the name our Lord Jesus Christ, I command you to leave my presence with all your demons, I bring the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ between us and against you, and I address myself only to the True and Living God and refuse any involvement of satan in my prayer.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I take authority over every principality, every demonic spirit, and every spiritual wickedness in high places. The name of Jesus Christ has bound the spirit of fear, anxiety, depression, oppression, weariness, doubt, stress, bitterness, jealousy, unforgiveness, failure and poverty, and cast them out of my life and in my family, and the name of Jesus Christ has loosed the fruits of the Spirit and prosperity in my life/family. Because the Blood of Jesus Christ covers me, satan has no power over my life, or anything that pertains to me. Therefore in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, satan is rendered helpless, powerless, and ineffective against my life and family.

Heavenly Father, I recognize that You are more than worthy to receive all glory and honor and praise. I renew my commitment, obedience, allegiance and my vows to You and pray that the Blessed Holy Spirit would enable me in this time of prayer.

I am thankful that in Jesus, you have made me complete, and that You have offered Yourself to me to be my daily help and my strength. I am thankful that the victory the Lord Jesus Christ won for me on the Cross and in His resurrection has been given to me and that I am seated with the Lord Jesus Christ in the heavenlies.

I take my place with Christ Jesus in the heavenlies and recognize by faith that all wicked spirits and satan himself are under my feet. I declare, therefore, that satan and his wicked spirits are subject to me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and I rejoice in Your mercy and goodness of the Lord.

I am thankful for the whole Armor of God You have provided. I put on the whole Armor of God and live and pray in complete dependence upon You, blessed Holy Spirit. I put on the Girdle of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Sandals of Peace and the Helmet of Salvation. I lift up the Shield of Faith against all the fiery darts of the enemy; and I take in my hand the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and I choose to use Your Holy Word against all the forces of evil in my life and family.

I am grateful, Heavenly Father, which the Lord Jesus Christ spoiled all principalities and powers and made a show of them openly and triumphed over them in Himself. I claim all that victory for my life this day. I reject all the insinuations, accusations, and the temptations of satan. I affirm that the Word of God is true and I choose to live this day in the light of God’s Word.

I choose, Heavenly Father, to live in obedience to You and in fellowship with You. Open my eyes and show me the areas of my life that do not please You, and then work in me to cleanse me from all ground that would give satan a foothold against me. I do in every way stand into all that it means to be Your adopted child and I welcome all the ministry of the Holy Spirit in my life and family.

I am thankful, Heavenly Father, for the expression of Your Will for my daily life as You have shown me in Your Word. I therefore, claim all the will of God in my life this day. I am thankful that You have blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

I am thankful that You have begotten me unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I am thankful that You have made provisions for me so today I can live filled with the fruits of the Spirit in my life. I recognize that this is Your will for me and I therefore reject and resist all the endeavors of satan and his wicked spirits to rob me of the will of God for my life.

I refuse to be fooled by my feelings and I hold up the Shield of Faith against all the accusations, distortion and insinuations that satan would put into my mind. I claim the fullness of the Will of God for my life and I walk in the authority given to me by Christ Jesus.

By faith and in dependence upon Jesus, I put off the fleshly works of the old man and stand into all the victory of the crucifixion where the Lord Jesus Christ provided cleansing from the old nature. I put on the new man (new creation) and stand into all the victory of the resurrection and the provision He has made for me to live above sin.

Father I pray that You will dwell in my heart by faith; that you will keep me rooted and grounded in your love. For Father in your love there is no fear; because your love is perfect and it casteth out all fear. And I thank you Lord for you have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.

Heavenly Father, open my eyes each and every day that I might see how great You are and how complete Your provision is for me. Father, please give me eyes to see and ears to hear that I can understand those things that you are showing and speaking to me, so that I may understand you more fully and do exactly what you want me to do. Oh Father, when You said seek my face, my heart cried out to You, your face Lord will I seek.

Father, hide not your face from me, put not thy servant away in anger, thou has been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation, but show me your face and lead me in the way that I should go so that I won’t stray from the straight and narrow path that you have set before me. Oh Lord I ask that the heavens be opened and that I may see visions of God.

In every way I stand into the victory of the ascension and glorification of the Lord Jesus Christ, whereby all the principalities and powers were made subject to Him. I claim my place in Christ this day, and I am victorious with Him over all the enemies of my soul.

Blessed Holy Spirit, I pray that You would fill me up to over flowing, break down every idol and cast out every foe or enemies of mine. I pray that You will help me to walk in the Spirit this day, as well as every day. I pray that You lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from every evil and demonic temptation and every snare of the enemy. I pray and believe that no weapon formed against me will prosper, and every tongue that riseth up against me shall be condemned.

In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I completely surrender myself to You, Heavenly Father, as a living sacrifice. I choose not to be conformed to this world, but choose to be transformed by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Father, I pray that You would show me Your will and enable me to walk in all the fullness of Your will for my life. I pray that Your power and Your anointing shall be upon me, and that when the enemy comes against me one way, the Holy Spirit will force him to flee from before me seven different ways.

I pray and believe that every trap the enemy sets for me will backfire on him, and work out for my good, which is for Your glory; for You said all things work together for the good, for those who love the Lord, who are called according to Your purpose. Satan the blood of Jesus Christ is against you.

I am thankful, Heavenly Father, that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, to the casting down of imagination and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge God, and to bring my every thought captive into obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, in my own life, the name of Jesus tear down every stronghold of satan and binds the enemy’s plans that have been formed against me and cast them out of my life.

Father in the name of Jesus, I bind every stronghold of satan against my mind, and I surrender my mind to You Lord, and I ask please let your mind and thought life be in me as it is in Christ Jesus.

I affirm, Heavenly Father, that You have not given me the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind. Father in the name of Jesus, I bind every stronghold of satan formed against my will; I surrender my will to You and choose to make the right decisions of faith for my life.

Father, in name Jesus I bind every stronghold of satan formed against my body; and I surrender my body to You recognizing that my body is the temple of the Almighty Living God and a dwelling place for His Holy Spirit and I will rejoice in knowing that the blood of Jesus Christ covers me.

Father, your Word says when a thief is found he MUST restore everything that he has taken sevenfold. The WORD of GOD declares that satan came to steal, kill and destroy, and the Holy Spirit has exposed everything that he has taken away. Therefore, according to God’s Holy Word, satan the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth commands you to RESTORE EVERYTHING you took away SEVEN-FOLD.

The name of Jesus Christ commands you take your hands off my finances, job, my home and my marriage right now in the name of Jesus. Father, your word says that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven; whatever we loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Therefore, in the name of Jesus, I bind every stronghold of the enemy that have been holding back our financial blessings, and in the name of Jesus I loose the blessings of prosperity and abundance in our life according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Father, I pray and believe that You are blessing me and causing me to prosper in all I do, that You are enlarging my territories, and that Your hand is with me to keep me from evil, so that it would not cause me pain.

 

 

Father, I speak to the seven Spirits who are before Your throne (Isaiah 11:1-2), to impart into my life blessings. I speak forth: The Spirit of the Lord, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. Father we call forth our financial blessings right NOW in the name of Jesus, Oh Lord, we pray send NOW Your prosperity!

 

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Prayers for Tonight… ♥

Please pray with me right now… Thank you.

Abba Y-h, in the Name of Yeshua, we lift up all babies, boys, girls, men and women who are involved or being used in the adult entertainment industry and sex slavery. Human trafficking. Satanic Ritual Abuse. We ask You to please infiltrate the enemies camp and remove spiritual hostages. Convict people that are going to drag shows, strip clubs, night clubs and bars. Cancel all assignments and plans of ritual abuse to shatter the human soul for the purposes of the kingdom of darkness. Set the captives free TONIGHT Yeshua, so that they don’t have to spend another second in a CAGE whether literal or spiritual. Intervene, oh G-d, and expose the darkness. Put an end to this madness. In The Name of Yeshua, Amen.

 

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Personal Journey

This message will save your life. It’s up to you what you do with it.

Psalm 34:18   King James Version (KJV)

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

2015, abuse, addiction, Anorexia, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bulimia, change, Christian, Christianity, Church, coping, Personal Journey

What Love Feels Like

He’s my Answer.  He’s the bear-hug I need after a horrible letdown. Though I can’t feel Him against my skin, I feel Him deep inside my soul. It’s a closeness that can’t be described-instead it must be felt first hand.

His love is unending and truly unconditional. He will never leave me or betray me. I am 100% guaranteed that He has my back 24/7 and I can call Him anytime of day or night without disturbing Him. In fact, He delights in hearing from me. He is jealous for me. He loves when I take time out of my day to spend even a few minutes with Him.

Nobody else in this world could ever understand me the way He does. He always knows exactly what I’m thinking and why I do the things I do. Even when I break His heart or fail Him, He loves me still. He is ever forgiving. I can’t count the times I’ve come back running into His arms.

He adores me. He would give His life for me.

In fact…He already did.

I am free from addiction, no longer a slave to it. I am no longer the rejected. My life has purpose and I have a true reason to live. Oh, at what a little faith can do… Only by His Blood was I set free…It all died with Him.

What if you cry out His Name?

I promise He will meet you right where you are.

 If life is too much and you can’t go on…Call upon the name of JESUS tonight in prayer! This is more than a single prayer. This is the beginning of a new walk and way of life. A walk with Jesus as your life’s focal point. You will find peace and healing, hope and forgiveness.
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Then get into a Bible based Church and be water baptized as was Jesus for our example in the Gospel of Matthew.
Jesus is about to come back for His Church any moment now! Repent now! The 7 year Tribulation is about to happen after Jesus comes for His True Church, His Bride. This is why everything is going haywire on the global front with terrorism etc! Good is being called evil and evil is called good.
If you need to talk, I am here for you any time. Message me. God bless you.

 

 

2015, abuse, addiction, Jesus, Life, lifestyle, Love, Mental Health

Come Taste The Grace

I realized that God is more than just to be feared. He truly wants a relationship with ME. He loves ME. He loves YOU. So much that He left Heaven and died on that Cross.

Jesus took the COMPLETE WRATH of God The Father upon Him. The death that I should be dying. The sentence He knew I would be guilty of thousands of years before I was born…He offered Himself up for Me. Even ME.

I just want to completely soak HIM in. I want to walk with Him and talk with Him. I want our relationship to be stronger. I want us to be closer. In fact, I want Him to draw me into the very heart of HIM. I want to be right there. I just want Jesus. He wanted me and had been waiting on me all along. He could see the path I would follow and the many dark detours I would take.

God watched over me when I got sick with a Bipolar Manic episode. I turned away from Him. He knew all of the terrible things I would do, people I would do wrong, and the suffering to come. He NEVER left my side. The verse that says He will Never leave you nor forsake you….I have experienced God in the dark.

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We all come to know Lord Jesus in our own ways, on our own unique paths. Each and every one of us has a past. A story. And It matters to Him! Not just because of the wrong and the sin…but because of what JESUS wants to do in your life!!! He is the life-healing glue that put me back in place. He’s my everything. I was His Everything before I was ever even aware of it.

So I know that if my GOD has brought me this far in life, He certainly is NOT going to let me down now.

If you don’t have your own relationship with Jesus right now, today is the day to seek Him. We aren’t promised tomorrow. No one can save you but Jesus. And it is only you that can approach The Savior who awaits you with outstretched arms.

I encourage you to come to the Fountain of Living Water…you will NEVER thirst again…

Seek Jesus today.

Turn away from the sins in your life and leave the old you behind on the Cross, or repent. You are PAID FOR in full! Accept this Salvation today. If you believe that Jesus Christ is the SON of the Living GOD, then the Word of GOD says you must act upon your faith, upon your confession, be baptized, just like Jesus was in the Book of Matthew…down into the water, immersed. Jesus is our example. After we are baptized into the Body of Christ, then we must simply live faithfully the rest of our lives, walking with God.

Acts 2:38  ”  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”        

Bring your broken heart, bring your disease and sickness, bring your addiction, bring your grieving….bring everything to His feet. Actual HOPE can only be found in Christ. He freed me when I didn’t even know I was in chains…

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So today I’m asking Him,

Let me experience you on a whole new level, Father. I’m ready.

blogging, change, Faith, Mental Health, Personal Journey

A sharp sting and dull ache at the same time.

Earlier today, while looking through the guest bedroom, I happened to glance up at an old, framed family photo. A thousand memories flooded my mind. The contrast between everything I know today…and who and where we were back then…is just jaw-dropping. Oh, how everything has changed. I’ve heard that my whole life, but this morning it really sunk in.

Of course, people change throughout their lives, one stage to the next. A sharp sting and a dull ache at the same time. The troubles we knew then were nothing compared to the ones to come. Gazing at myself in the picture, my tiny 16 year old body…frail inside and out, I recalled all I was dealing with at the time in high school. Rejection. Bulimia. Becoming a Christian. The successes in extracurricular activities. My broken heart. Comparison, comparison. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a teenager attending public school in today’s world…

Now, here I sit a strong woman of God. I’m no different than any other Christian, just trying to live the rest of my days faithful to Jesus, to God. My heart goes out to that confused and broken girl. In the end it was all in my head. Yes, I had some real issues to be tended to, but so much deception by the enemy himself as I chose Jesus. I didn’t know about spiritual warfare. At least not how real it really is.

Choosing Jesus is the best thing you could ever do. People won’t always understand why you’ve changed…how you changed. Your lifestyle, goals, worldview. Following Jesus means walking the straight & narrow road, traveled by few. Sometimes you feel alone, especially if you have no support at home. But you see, in this wilderness...you are transformed. In what seems to be the darkness, something beautiful happens. You find out who you are. That you were made for more. You are a Child of God.

Godssalvation

addiction, Eating Disorders, Life, self esteem

When We Swallow Our Pain

Emotional eating is an attempt to avoid the absence (of love, comfort, knowing what to do) when we find ourselves in the desert of a particular moment, feeling, situation. In the process of resisting the emptiness, in the act of turning away from our feelings, of trying and trying again to lose the same twenty, fifty, eighty pounds, we ignore what could utterly transform us.

But when we welcome what we most want to avoid, we evoke that in us that is not a story, not caught in the past, not some old image of ourselves. We evoke divinity itself. And in doing so, we can hold emptiness, old hurts, fear in our cupped hands and behold our missing hearts.
Geneen Roth

addiction, God, Life, substance abuse

Freedom After Addiction: How God Can Keep You Drug Free

Entire Collection HERE

A word from Rev. James Young:

Hello I put a collection of videos to share How God has kept me drug free and alcohol free for 30 years. 

If you know someone struggling with this issue pass this along. 

Also subscribe to my YouTube channel at Rev. James Young. 

I post new Bible teaching lessons every week. Also check out my blog 

At: revjamesyoung.weebly.com

I post new Bible teaching weekly also.

God bless

James

America, blogging, current events, Personal Journey

Included

The last kid picked for teams in gym class.

Weight conscious with social phobia.

Knowing the answers, but couldn’t raise my hand… I didn’t want to be singled out when called on.

Comparing myself and my life to other people and their unraveling life stories was typical. I never measured up.

Turns out…

It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a Mule or Mercedes.

What matters is who you are to God.

Belonging.

Everyone belongs. Everyone has a place, purpose, and hope in God Almighty through His Son Jesus Christ, and Jesus alone. Contrary to there being many ways to Heaven as Oprah Winfrey and others may say, the answer is no. Be not deceived. There is no Burger-King-Christianity where you can Have it Your Way.

I’m speaking the Truth out of concern, not to offend you. Out of love I bring my faith into light. Right now society is all about tolerance.Though businesses are being forced to comply along with places like schools…God doesn’t tolerate.

Getting down to business now. It’s all about to hit the fan real soon, whether you believe it or not. There’s more to our reality then what you’ll get on CNN, NBC, CBS, all Mainstream media. Jesus is the only way out of here. If you really want a place in God’s family, eternal love, joy, and of course, life…then call upon Jesus today.

I’m living life managing Bipolar disorder. I know real pain. Hurt. Complete darkness. Hopelessness.

I really encourage you to have a talk with Jesus today, because it won’t be very long until your worst personal problems are miniscule. The world is falling apart, just like the American dollar.

I love you.

God bless.

Godssalvation

Remaining Faithful, simply following Jesus the rest of your life, the best you can by the Word of God, and repenting when you sin. Getting back up. The Powerful Blood of Jesus means you’re paid in full. The blood covers all mistakes. We are still in the flesh, but must apply our faith. It’s doable! 🙂

If you ever need anything or just someone to talk to, I’m a good listener. 🙂

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