Monday, April 27, 2015

If I let myself tell you~

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If I would let myself tell you Where I’ve come and gone If I would let myself tell you How far I have run If I would let myself tell you Where I now stand Then maybe you could help me And tell me you understand If I would let myself tell you About my hidden, darkened fears If I would let myself tell you Of my struggles through the years If I would let myself tell you My joy of breaking through Then maybe you could help me Continue what I do If I would let myself tell you Of the battles in my heart If I would let myself tell you What shatters me apart If I would let myself tell you How fragile I can be Then maybe you could help me Escape and just be free If I would let myself tell you Why I struggle with each word If I would let myself tell you How I’m scared of being heard If I would let myself tell you That I wish I could let go Then maybe you could help me Because then you would know If I would let myself tell you Then all this could disappear If I would let myself tell you Then you’d see me crystal clear If I would let myself tell you Then at least my tears would flow Just maybe, maybe now I’ll allow you to know
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Some people go through their entire life and seem to struggle all the way. Choices are sometimes made that lead to a path of turmoil and pain. I think if we are honest with ourselves, we all would have to admit to this struggle. The Bible often talks about this struggle in the midst of spiritual warfare. And the truth of the matter is that we will often bring this struggle upon ourselves by not seeking the Lord with choices and decisions in our life. It is often a repeating cycle of one bad choice leading to another. Scripture is so helpful in this matter and shows how we need to completely rely on God and not to follow the foolish wisdom that comes with listening to our society or our culture. Until the return of Christ, we will always have the battle with the flesh (the Apostle Paul uses this wording) but we must not let it consume our lives but turn to the unlimited power source of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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If I would let myself tell you Where I’ve come and gone If I would let myself tell you How far I have run If I would let myself tell you Where I now stand Then maybe you could help me And tell me you understand If I would let myself tell you About my hidden, darkened fears If I would let myself tell you Of my struggles through the years If I would let myself tell you My joy of breaking through Then maybe you could help me Continue what I do If I would let myself tell you Of the battles in my heart If I would let myself tell you What shatters me apart If I would let myself tell you How fragile I can be Then maybe you could help me Escape and just be free If I would let myself tell you Why I struggle with each word If I would let myself tell you How I’m scared of being heard If I would let myself tell you That I wish I could let go Then maybe you could help me Because then you would know If I would let myself tell you Then all this could disappear If I would let myself tell you Then you’d see me crystal clear If I would let myself tell you Then at least my tears would flow Just maybe, maybe now I’ll allow you to know

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mirrors~

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When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations. See, when you drive home today, you've got a big windshield on the front of your car. And you've got a little bitty rearview mirror. And the reason the windshield is so large and the rear view mirror is so small is because what's happened in your past is not near as important as what's in your future...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

We are more than conquerors...

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Romans 8:37 says, “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” To conquer is to be victorious over an adversary. To be "more than a conqueror" means we not only achieve victory, but we are overwhelmingly victorious. If the final score of a basketball game is 142–6, we know that the opposition put up a fight, but they were no match for the victors. The win was beyond the scope of a regular victory. There are many illustrations in the Old Testament of God bringing miraculous victory to His people, Israel. Humanly speaking, Israel was no match for their enemies. But God cautioned them not to be afraid, that He would fight their battles for them. Exodus 14:14 says, "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still." The Lord told Jeremiah that He was bringing armies against the rebellious Israelites as punishment for their disobedience, but even then, "'They . . . will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,' declares the Lord" (Jeremiah 1:19). In one instance, an entire army fled their own camp when God caused them to hear the sounds of a great army coming. The famine-racked Israelites were able to plunder the enemy camp and provide for their families through no act of their own (2 Kings 7). Not only were they saved from an approaching army, but they actually benefited from the threat. They were "more than conquerors." Satan is our adversary. He sends all kinds of life-defeating, joy-stealing attacks to threaten the well-being and faith of God's children. Many of those attacks are listed in Romans 8:35–39: trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, and sword. Paul is encouraging us to stand firm in our faith when those attacks come, reminding us that not only will we win in the end, but Jesus enables us to win now. Satan lacks the power to steal our eternal destiny, and he cannot separate us from the love of God right now. Nothing we face worries God in the least. If we are His children through faith in His Son, then we have His pledge of love and protection. In John 10:27–29, Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand." To be more than conquerors means we face the trials of life with the certainty that we are not alone. We have a mighty Father who fights for us. We approach the darkest valleys with confidence, knowing that nothing can happen to us that is not permitted by our loving Father for our good (Psalm 23:4; Romans 8:28). We have His promise of eternal life (John 3:16; Titus 1:2; 1 John 5:11) and the presence of Almighty God every moment of every day until we see Him face to face (Psalm 139:7–12; Deuteronomy 31:8; Hebrews 13:5; Matthew 28:20). No sin of ours and no attempt of the enemy can steal the loving care of God from our lives, and that makes us more than conquerors through Christ who loves us.