An amazing deliverance ministry I came across online. Still checking it out myself. Blessed in Jesus’ Name!
Excerpt from the site:
“Our ministry is dedicated to helping individuals who are afflicted by mental illness, physical illness, emotional illness & spiritual oppression. Our goal is to promote awareness to the international Christian community of the need to return to the true, accurate presentation of the Gospel by reintroducing mental health counseling, healing, deliverance, inner healing & the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to the Christian churches. Jesus called these ministries “miracles” (Mt. 12:28, Mk. 16:17). Bro. Mike is a certified professional counselor with 35+ years experience and Sister Karen is a licensed professional teacher with 24+ years experience. She is also a notary and licensed realtor. Karen, Kelly Beck & I look forward to helping you fulfill your glorious destiny.”
By TRACIE MILES
|“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)
As I read her email, my heart felt heavy. She had endured so much pain in her life, none of which she deserved or caused.
Then I read another email. And this person’s story was completely different, yet the pain and heartache of her life seemed unfair, too, and more than one person should have to endure. Then another email. Then another.
Countless emails sat in my inbox — each one saturated with intense emotion and vulnerable honesty. All sharing a different experience and a different level of hurt, shame or regret.
One had been physically abused. One was betrayed. One battled addiction. One divorced. One had been sexually abused. One struggled with fear and anxiety. One had chosen abortion. One had been unfaithful. One had a serious disability.
The list was long, and every one of these women had something in her past that once made her feel insignificant, void of value and unlovable to God. Yet, despite their different experiences, all these women had one amazing thing in common, which stood out loud and clear.
You see, each one had allowed God to transform her pain into purpose, and as a result, their lives now shine as a living testament to the power of a Holy God. Each one had watched God turn something difficult into something that would glorify Him.
Romans 8:1-2 says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death” (NIV). This verse reminds us that no matter what has happened in our lives, or what we have or have not done, God loves and values us unconditionally.
Later in that same chapter, in today’s key verse, we read God not only loves us, but has a plan and a purpose for our lives — not despite our past, but because of it.
Paul experienced pain and suffering through various forms of persecution: imprisonment, beatings and rejection. He spoke from the wisdom of his own experiences and exemplified the transforming power of God’s ability to turn any mess into a message.
Paul encouraged believers to embrace God’s promise that He can use all things for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, not only for God’s good, but also our own.
Regardless of how difficult our pasts are, as children of God we have a commonality in Christ Jesus our Savior: God will use for good what the devil intended for evil. When we allow God to use our pain for a purpose that glorifies Him and ministers to others, we enjoy the blessing of spiritual healing and transformation like never before.
No matter how different our prior experiences, we can still have one precious thing in common. We can each choose to live as proof of the power of Jesus to change a life. All things truly can be used for the good of those called by Him.
Lord, I’ve always felt I couldn’t be fully loved or forgiven because of my past and that maybe You had no purpose for me. Help me embrace the promise of Romans 8:28 — of Your love and plans for my life. Help me discover the amazing purpose You’ve ordained just for me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (NIV)
To help you remember Romans 8:1 every morning and how precious you are to God, Tracie is giving away two Your Life Still Counts Keepsake Coffee Mugs to enjoy your favorite beverage during your quiet time or prayer time. Visit her blog for a picture of the mugs and find out how to enter to win!
REFLECT AND RESPOND:
How has God used a difficult experience in your past to equip you to minister, help or comfort others in a special way?
|© 2015 by Tracie Miles. All rights reserved.|
Remember a decade or so ago when the world was introduced to The Secret? Of course it wasn’t really a secret. The Law of Attraction has been around for a very long time. I believe author Rhonda Byrne just had a new way of presenting it, full of mystery and intrigue. The movie/video was very well done. To have quantum physicists and great philosophers at the same time backing the blowing concept that we can create our own destiny and get what we want…was just awesome. So awesome that in fact,
This book is rated 3.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon and is the #1 Bestseller in the New Thought category.
The description of The Secret book as seen on Amazon:
Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.
In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life — money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life.
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers — men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
In the same category on Amazon is the book:
Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams: The Epic Guide To Unlimited Power
A portion of its Amazon description: “This is one of the most powerful books you shall ever read. With research from quantum physics, psychology, biology and behavioral epigenetics, as well as many great spiritual teachings, ‘Moving Through Parallel Worlds’ will guide you on a path to achieving your grandest ambitions. The title, ‘Moving Through Parallel Worlds To Achieve Your Dreams,’ is literal – based on the ‘Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics,’ and it is also a metaphor suggesting positive life transformation. This very night, you shall be reading and then applying the concepts in this book, and that moment will be the starting point of your mastery of wealth, romance, creation, and mastery of all things in the physical world.”
I picked this title out randomly to share alongside The Secret. The 2 books are similar, so they’re in the same category.
When The Secret made its debut around a decade ago, I was in college. Impressionable, eager to find love, success and all of the worldly possessions a woman could want. I had just broken up with my boyfriend and longest relationship, so my ears were itching for something like this. The idea that I could manipulate my life and control my personal success and HAPPINESS…was thrilling. I read the book, bought the DVD, made the ‘Vision Board’ the whole 9 yards. I was certain I could have anything I wanted at all because I was in the know! I had found the secret!
So… Why am I sharing this post?
I’m sharing the truth. Truth is…there is NO secret. Perhaps some of the things within the book are true, but certainly not as a whole.
I have grown and changed tremendously as an individual these past ten years. Hindsight is 20/20. Now I see that I clearly took the bait. This whole secret thing is not from God, nor does it have anything to do with Him. The word “god” is a broad term in today’s world. This way anything goes and everyone gets what they want. In the case of The Secret, perhaps I should say, the Universe…
This book says there are no rules according to the universe .. you provide the feelings of having it now and the universe will respond…if you turn it over to the universe, you will be surprised and dazzled by what is delivered .. this is where magic and miracles happen…Create a Vision Board .. pictures of what you want to attract .. every day look at it and get into the feeling state of already having acquired these wants.
This book is not for Christians. It’s the New Age movement…the lie from the pits of Hell and the devil himself (like in the Garden of Eden) that we can be like God or as gods. We cannot have any other “gods”…I just thought I’d put this out there.
God bless everyone, and as Jesus said, “Be not deceived.”
Jesus Christ is the one and only way to God the Father and to Heaven. In fact, He’s coming soon. Bible prophecy is falling off the pages going full speed ahead. Most are asleep to what’s really going on. The One World Government/New World Order is ready to go, just not implemented yet. Ever wonder why those jets are spraying chemicals way up high in the sky on fair, sunny days? Everything we know now must be brought down for the powers that be to have their way with a one world currency etc. Economic collapse is inevitable. If you are left behind or reading this after millions of people have disappeared, Don’t take the chip!!! The Mark of the Beast (looks like it may be the RFID implant under the skin) which will be put in the right hand or the forehead, will make you hell bound. Even if you have it removed. Read Revelation Chapter 13 in the Bible. You will read about the Antichrist and False Prophet. I encourage you to seek out the King James Bible. If you don’t have one, you can read it online at any of these links.
If you do not have The Holy Spirit of God living inside of you, you cannot understand it nor be saved. The way to get the Holy Spirit and to be saved is through Jesus Christ The Son of God:
Check out what’s going on in the world from a prophetic viewpoint at:
Seek Jesus today. No one is promised another breath at any moment. And it’s about to really become a nasty nightmare down here on earth. Jesus is coming for those that are His, for The Tribulation is about to begin any moment now. The Son of God will be returning for the faithful One’s that belong to Him as His Church is not appointed to Wrath. Please look into things for yourself today. I pray you will.
If you need anyone to talk to or have questions, message me at the top tab of this blog titled “Drop Me A Line”
Article & image via International Bipolar Foundation
by Emily McConville
“Junior Ellen Chaleff’s dog, a Dachshund/rat terrier mix named Fred, is there when she wakes up in the morning. He’s there, wearing an NYPD coat, when she walks between classes. He’s there when she sits in class, when she eats at the dining hall, when she’s at Ultimate Frisbee practice and when she goes to bed at night.
And if Chaleff has a panic attack, he’s also there, curled up on her lap until it passes.
The first service dog for mental illness on campus, Fred has been at Notre Dame with Chaleff since last Halloween. Chaleff, who began showing symptoms of bipolar disorder in high school, said she found out about him after he was rescued from an abusive home. He already had training as an emotional support dog, making him easier to train further as a service animal. Professionals trained him to help with bipolar disorder, and Chaleff said she did the rest…”
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Check out Ellen Chaleff’s blog HERE
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When I go to Church I go not just to Church, but to the House of the One that provides Living Water so we will never thirst again.
Just as our bodies need checkups and maintenance, so do our innermost selves. Church is where you can find your deepest healing. Medicine is within The Bible. That’s nourishment for the spirits of men until Jesus comes back for His Bride. Famine in the Word of God will starve a soul, like a famine in the flesh can starve us to death in that manner.
A Church isn’t a Church without the Body of Christ inside of the building. When you gather among your brothers and sisters, the ember within you that is nearly gone out is then ignited with the Fire of Love. God is Love.
It is so easy to act out of anger, and to lie down in our sadness. But when we seek Jesus, walking with Him, following the Truth…it gets easier taming the flesh that we’re in. No matter how bad it hurts, you can get back up. Not because of your own unseen inner strength, but by the Great loving mercy of God Almighty. God can do more for a soul in one day than any human being can in an entire lifetime.
He’s a refuge in a world gone bonkers. He’s the steady hand and a warm embrace in the midst of global warfare.
God bless everyone, have a great weekend!
*Images via Google
See where it happened here on Fox News, & listen to the phone call between Host Tom Sullivan and a successful woman who actually is living her life while managing Bipolar disorder.
Sullivan states in the call that Bipolar disorder is “something made up by the mental health business” and just “the latest fad.” He then suggested that perhaps “”maybe somebody’s talked you into feeling and thinking this way.”
The caller later challenged Sullivan over his remarks, saying she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder thirteen years ago and mental health treatment allowed her to graduate from college and obtain a full-time job. The caller, who now volunteers with Stop Stigma Sacramento, noted that bipolar disorder isn’t a made up illness and is biological.
The rest of the dialogue is just unbelievable.
See & hear the rest below:
There’s currently a petition ongoing about all this:
Ignorant FOX Host Says Bipolar Disorder is “Made Up” – Demand an Apology and Retraction
You can check it out and sign at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/423/911/836/
Let’s kick the stigma!
There is hope. There is so much more. We just have to be willing to let the light in. To open ourselves up to the possibility, to the very thought that we are worthy. We were created by a Higher Power. His name is God. And no matter how strong the pain, opening the eyes of our hearts and seeking the truth, it is then that we find…
The way to Heaven is in Jesus, the Son.
*I created this poster with lyrics by Matt Maher & Google images.
The 2 minutes that could change your life. Or at least how you look at things.