"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


In between my series here,
I thought I'd connect with this 
message series with Pastor Rick Warren
"Hope for Change"
just because of seeing this One Word
{knowing my focus for the upcoming 2 months is on this word}

Devotional image from Rick Warren

...“Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls [into temptation], it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 GNT).

"HOPE for CHANGE? Get Support"
{whether you all realize this or not, you are my support}

How serious are you about breaking free from the temptation in your life?

Because if you are, let me be very blunt with you: You will never do it without support. You will never do it on your own. You won’t succeed in changing by yourself. Zero.

But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for change.

In fact, once you understand you change on your own, you’ll be free to see how God is working to transform your life and how He uses other people to help you change.

The truth is, God has wired us to need each other to grow. We need each other to break free of habits and hang-ups and hurts. You need accountability in your life. The very thing that you want least is the very thing you need most. You need a friend who checks up on you, and you need a group that supports you.

The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, “Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up. But if someone is alone and falls [into temptation], it’s just too bad, because there is no one to help him” (GNT).

You need somebody in your life to help you with the habits you want to change. You’re not going to change them on your own.

Everybody is tempted. It is a myth that says you’re going to get to a point in your spiritual life where you’re not tempted. In fact, the more mature you become, the more Satan is going to put you on his “most wanted” list. If we were more consistent in confessing our temptations, we wouldn’t have to confess our sins.

The Bible says, “Brothers and sisters, if someone in your group does something wrong, you who are spiritual should go to that person and gently help make him right again. But be careful, because you might be tempted to sin, too. By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:1-2 NCV).

What’s the law of Christ? Love your neighbor as yourself. How do we love our neighbor as ourselves? By helping each other through temptation. By helping others be consistent in the things they want to be consistent in. By helping them break bad habits and start good habits. That’s the best way you can love your neighbor and obey the law of Christ. "Pastor Rick Warren, Daily Hope 6/27

"Connecting with God"
"The Prayer of Deliverance"
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
[message notes]

• When____ am I most tempted?
• Where___  am I most tempted?
• How____ am I most tempted?
 Who ___is with me when I’m most tempted?
• What temporary benefit do I get if I give in? • How do I feel right before I’m tempted?

"You've Got to Get Connected"
[full message outlines for the entire series]
{so do I!!!}

"Prayer of Connection"
{hopefully these links for each of these "Prayer" messages 
or notes will work, if not they are listed on the right at Daily Hope series }

Not sure which Prayer I needed most
each Message hit home
for me

Thank you Pastor Rick Warren
for a timely message

{sorry people that I had to post this one so late}

(How to Get Through What You're Going Through)
another Daily Hope series that is one of my favorites
 but this one comes really close

More great 
related resources

"How to Have Lasting Change in Your Life"
"God Understands You Can't Change Overnight"
"If You Want To Change, Start with Your Thinking"
"You Have to Choose to Change"
"If You Want to Change then Face the Truth"

Another great series for this blog in particular
"When You're Hoping for a Miracle"
because that indeed is what I hope

and the current series
"God's Vision for the Rest of Your Life"

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