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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

W.O.W. ~ "...PAIN OF YOUR PAST"

Whisper On Weds.
I see as

I HEAR HIS WHISPER...
"My child, I have seen you overcome the pain of your past."


" I have watched and you sought after Me and cried out to Me. You have believed in spite of human understanding and in spite of what surrounds you. Now you are resting in the secure shadow of Almighty, and I am pleased. Faith has won your battle and brought you victory. Yet before you today is a challenge to your faith. Never doubt Me, but move forward and watch Me open new doors for you. I will never leave you nor will I ever fail you when you come in faith to Me.

Continue in the path of peace and let the day bring you more revelation of My strength. Like a gentle rain, the promises over your life will be fulfilled and your prayers will be answered. Watch what I do in the next season of your life to show you My power. I will work in the hearts of those you love, and you will witness My greater love for them. Believe Me today as I give you My heart and My promises. I will never fail you, and those who lean their hearts into Mine will never be disappointed."

from
Brian Simmons and TPT Team

two volumes of the book
"I Hear His Whisper"

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God always seems to send me His
HEALING
through just the right email at the right time
this
WHISPER
came on
May 18th, 2017
working on
"overcoming pains (and poor choices) of my past"
that seem to last
a lifetime
deliverance from your past
brings
God's healing and growth
"Peace for a Lifetime"
(this book too is great for healing)

then on
May 22nd, 2017
God
 Whispers
a little longer one

"There is nothing I will not conquer when you trust Me & look to Me."

"I will deal swiftly with every plan of the enemy to defeat you or to slow your advance in My ways. There is nothing hidden from My eyes. I call you to walk with Me in Light and never fear the darkness. Shadows will never harm you, even if you were to walk through the darkest valley of despair I am there.

The brightness of My presence will chase away every shadow and remove every fear. I am your shield. I will protect you from the fiercest foe that rises up against you.

Come closer to Me and live close to My heart. I will bring you into the Secret Place and give you rest. Let nothing trouble you, for My presence will be your peace.

Lay your head upon My shoulder and rest with Me. I am a secure place and a Safe Room for you. Entwine your heart with Mine until we are one. Give up trying to please Me, for you already are perfect in My eyes. It is the slanderer who will always wound you in your weakness. I will strengthen you in weakness until you stand complete, wearing My robe, My armor.

Liberate your soul before Me. There is nothing to fear, for I have known all about you and your struggles and still I call you My own, My dear one. Leave behind the world of whispering men and live in Me and listen to My whispers and you will be strong. I will be faithful, even when you see your weak and frail heart, I will be faithful to the end.

Did I not come and wash the feet of those I love? I will wash away the sting of your past and the defilement of your life until even your former ways will be forgotten. Enter into the heavenly realm and take your seat with Me. We will live above the fray. By passing into My presence you will enter the realm of divine love, a perfect love that will cast out every fear.

Come as close to Me as you want to be. Choose the place nearest My heart, the place of deepest love, and I will reveal My glorious secrets to you. It no longer matters if you are alone in your sacred quest. For I will cast out loneliness from your heart. I will draw you deeper into My ways and I will meet every need you have. I will be your Holy Friend and Faithful Lover. You will discover that I am enough. Others will come and go, but you will linger and stay with Me in the sacred solitude.

Enter into My holy ecstasy, the joining of two becoming one. Fuse your spirit into Me, and you will experience what only My sacred lovers know, for I am Satisfaction beyond any pleasure and I am companionship beyond any fellowship known on earth. Enter into My cloud-filled chamber and I will give the wine of My love, the joy of My heart, the peace of My kingdom and the power of My Spirit. You will become the echo of My heartbeat as two hearts beat as one. Sacred union in My chamber will make you a dispenser of mercy to those who mistreat you or misunderstand you. Come and sit with Me on My Mercy Seat, where My love is enthroned." (#24, Vol. 2 of "I Hear His Whisper")

So the healing of the past continues
with the healing balm of this
WHISPER
and
such a beautiful invitation
to draw closer

"... With no veil and nothing hindering our intimacy with God, 
we can come with an unbelievable boldness to His mercy-throne 
where we encounter enough grace to empower us through every difficulty. 
We find our true life in His presence."Brian Simmons and TPT team

If I could only allow these words to soak and heal
the past and receive all God offers
but the problem is, my past
is not just mine
-others-
need healing from the past
as well
yet we
who know God
trust and believe
His Promises in His Word
that others have yet to accept
like never before
I have seen and begun
to understand
"hurt people hurt people"
and 
the impact of wrong (or right) choices
that entangle our life journeys
into other's journeys
cycles that continue that must be broken
in Jesus' name
but first
we
need to surrender, admit and accept
Jesus
and
His Mercy seat
meant for all

Come!

[if only Brian Simmons and TPT through Broad Publishing knew how timely these devotional books of God's whispers are because even though I have the books, reading the chosen ones sent by them on a given day, just seem to speak to my heart from God at that time, whereas reading in the books would not necessarily be as timely. The boxed devotionals are not mine, and no copyright infringement is intended. All credit belongs to Brian Simmons, TPT and Broad Publishing. You too can receive these "whispers" in your email or through these two volumes of the devotional books.]

God knows and has control over my emails!
I receive - timely.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

"REDEEMED... " Starts Today

April 20th through June 1st, 2017
(videos every Thursday at LifeWay)


Redeemed - Bible Study Book
(from the author of this)  AngelaThomas Pharr


"Hey everybody!!
I’m so excited to begin REDEEMED with you this coming Thursday, April 20th. If you don’t already have your member book, I hope you can get your hands on one soon. Check your local LifeWay store, LifeWay online or my website to get your member book.
On Thursday, you’ll receive the link to Video 1. It’s my version of an introductory video to set up the content and style of the study, then we’ll begin the first day of the workbook on Friday.
I’m gonna try my very best to interact with you everyday. I’m not sure I can respond to all your comments or questions, but I’ll do what I can that day! While we’ll be doing this study together, our daughter is expecting our first grandchild, one child will graduate college and three others will finish their spring semester (Read: Will need their mama to help them move home and then help them pack and get to their summer commitments). Just like you, we’ve got a lot going on! And with children, the month of May just seems to cave in on top of you. All the more reason to take a little time with our Redeemer everyday!
Please don’t worry about getting behind, or not staying right with all of us. I’ll try to post my comments with a clear reference to the day of the study I’m referring to.
LifeWay has tried to make this area easy for you to use, so that you can comment to one another, interact and encourage one another, etc. I’ll post my daily comments here and also on all of my social media outlets.
This is my first-time hosting one of my studies online, so I’m excited to walk these next six weeks with you. Please know I’m praying for you. My husband, Scott, is praying for you. My friends who pray for me are praying for you! This is gonna be fun, but more than anything, I’m praying for God’s power as you spend time in His Word and in His presence.
The Redeemer keeps redeeming our lives until we see Him face to face. May we all keep being redeemed.
I love you so.
Angela
{taken from the comments of the sign-up post and also her blog}



I'm not sure how this all will work yet
even though I hold the book in my hands
but the first place 
I believe I need to begin 
(besides reading the Intro and viewing the first video)
is by defining

REDEEMED


  1. 1
    .
    compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).

    "a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech"

    synonyms:save, compensate for the defects of, vindicate 

  2. 2.
    gain or regain possession of (something) in exchange for payment.

(but Day 1, gets into this in her book)

And in case, you're not able or convinced yet
 that this is a Bible Study you need and have not signed up

Please look at the rest of the title ...
(or even the book description)

GRACE TO LIVE
EVERY DAY
BETTER
THAN
BEFORE


"The moment you accept Jesus as the Lord over your life, you are redeemed
As the redeemed, we experience a lifelong journey 
of being transformed into His image ..."



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looking forward to the practical side of

REDEMPTION

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After the beautiful two page introduction, Angela begins her book with "Preparing for 40 Days"  - "I CAN'T" ... first let me go back a bit into her Intro ... the words that leaped off the page to this soul thirsting for change and a beautiful, grace-filled walk with Jesus - inspite of the disastrous day-by-day struggles, I want to live a life that's being "redeemed" and changed (her words) "to connect your very real, everyday life with the very, real presence and power of God". Angela continues: 

"Here's all I know: When those two things intersect, lives are going to change. Healing will happen. Prayers will be answered. You will know God even more intimately as Your Redeemer."

See the words that are meant for me or stood out!
I know you do!

"HEALING WILL HAPPEN"

yes
and
that's what I pray
for me, for you
then I read
the page
with
I
CAN'T
{in red, nonetheless}
and the words on that page
resonated over and over
and the last words
on that page

"...Too many years have been wasted
spinning in circles, going nowhere."
(p.7)

"How would you fill in this blank?"
(top of p.8)

"I've given up trying____________________"


Romans 7:15, 18b-19

Romans 7: 24

and on and on

each word sinking deeper

striking nerves

thoughts

right down to the marrow of my bones

in my head, in my heart

page 8 - page 9

"Who will deliver me from my pain?"

"my regret, my habits, my choices, my secrets, my sin?"

"Who will deliver us from ourselves?"

of course, most of us, know the answer

but do we really?

all the other questions and words from Angela are just as

POWERFUL

Romans 7:25

followed by

... We have a Redeemer! And we shall be 

Redeemed!

 page 10

is just as powerful, reading Romans 7:15 to the end and Romans 8:1

page 11

GOD CAN

this I believe and really need to see

especially because I already knew

"I Can't"

but

"HE CAN"

or

this is not all

there is still so much more

like page 14

"When MY GREAT NEED accepts GOD'S GREAT LOVE,
REDEMPTION BEGINS

I CAN'T, HE CAN"
Angela Thomas-Pharr
 
(need an image for this one)

WEEK 1: WHEN LOVE MAKES A PROMISE

{yep, this one is a study meant for me}

video link

sample of book

and also

You Version has a 5 day reading plan of

"Redeemed"


{not to be confused with LGG's "Broken and Redeemed", which just finished}


Friday, January 20, 2017

FRIDAY FEELINGS ...

{...whoa-o-o feelings" remember that song?}
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... not the FACTS, not even FAITH ...
but
Feelings 
will be my Focus throughout 2017

yes, I do realize that

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"Faith is the engine of the train that pushes us through life. The coal car, which is what keeps the engine running, is the facts of God’s word—TRUTH. And the caboose is our emotions ..." {the order on the image is the correct one but this description is still good}

Since the One Word that God has impressed upon me for 2017 is HEALING ... today's the perfect day to begin dealing with "feelings" ... because emotional healing is one of the biggest areas that I need to work on or allow God to work on, in me. All of my life, I have been emotional and probably emotionally immature, so there's much work in that area. I'm pulling out a book I began or did back in the early 90s ... along with the workbook (except this time it's in my Kindle, the real one was fuel for the fire that totaled our house back in 2013 with countless other books) ... I need "HEALING" from poor choices, wrong choices and hurtful outcomes ...

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There are 12 chapters, so I'll be working in the background on myself slowly ... a chapter a month but in both books. The first chapter (after the Forward and Preface) is "Damaged Emotions" ...

"Dr. Seamands (the author) has since expanded his earlier ideas into a book that blends clear biblical theology, solid psychology, and practical common sense. He writes about anger, guilt, depression, inferiority, and perfectionism— that constant and all-pervading feeling that we are never “good enough."

Matthew 8:17
(which comes originally from Isaiah 53:4-5)
Romans 8:26-27
"the healing of memories and damaged emotions"

will be my

first focus

"...certain areas of our lives need special healing by the Holy Spirit. Because they are not subject to ordinary prayer, discipline, and willpower, they need a special kind of understanding, an unlearning of past wrong programming, and a relearning and reprogramming transformation by the renewal of our minds. And this is not done overnight by a crisis experience." ...

... "What is our part in the healing of our damaged emotions? The Holy Spirit is, indeed, the divine counselor, the divine psychiatrist, who gets a hold of our problem on the other end. But we’re on this end of it. Just what are you and I supposed to do in this healing process?" ... David A. Seamands, "Healing for Damaged Emotions" (pp. 23-24). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

 
Dr. Seamands continues by stating this is the purpose of this book and he suggests the general, biblical principles to find healing for damaged emotions:
  1. Face your problem squarely ...
  2. Accept your responsibility in the matter ...
  3. Ask yourself if you want to be healed ... (John 5:6)
  4. Forgive everyone who is involved in your problem ...
  5. Forgive yourself ... 
  6. Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what your real problem is and how you need to pray ...
{if only our "healing" was so cut and dry; it'd be so easy-peasy and we'd be healed, but we know that healing is a process and it takes time... trust me, I've been at this for years} 
..."The Holy Spirit knows where to tinker. We do not know what we ought to be praying for. We often do not receive because we ask for the wrong things. As you read these chapters, ask the Holy Spirit to show you what you need to know about yourself, and then to guide you in your prayers."...
... from "Healing for Damaged Emotions Workbook", by David A. Seamands.

..."Today many Christians struggle with emotional pain that is deeply rooted in the past. This unresolved pain manifests itself in “overextended” patterns of living. We OVERwork, OVEReat, OVERcommit, OVERspend, OVERspiritualize, and OVERobsess about love and sex. ... Christians are not exempt. We must face the reality of our pain-filled past if we are going to proceed through life in a healthy way. That is what this workbook is all about. It is designed to help you find your way back to a place of balance by giving you an opportunity to take an honest look at the painful experiences of your past that have left you emotionally scarred in the present." 

I am long overdue in living a healthy, balanced life!

It's time for some healing

and
as I spend time set aside
offline each Friday
with our Lord
I pray
that
"by His Spirit"

healing will begin

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January 20th 
marks a
new beginning, a new birth
from the past for me
a fresh start
mending
"the broken way(s)"
and
 pieces of my life
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I truly wish the one who celebrates
his birth day this day
would realize
his need
for
Jesus
and
much healing
mostly the salvation of knowing
Jesus as His Lord and Savior

I have no words
to pay tribute or honor
to this person
as I should
today

my heart is broken
grieving
and
so hurt

so
instead
I will forgive
and
pray that forgiveness
truly enters and pierces
his heart so healing
erases the past
that has driven
such a wedge
between us
that only
God
can
redeem
and
bring
healing

it seems so impossible
so impenetrable
so irreconcilable
BUT
with God
"nothing is impossible"

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Will you pray this day for him, 
his salvation and his healing
before he no longer is given
this blessed opportunity?

and pray for me
as I heal

Thank you!



COMMENTS are CLOSED

Chapter 1 - "Healing for Damaged Emotions"

{unable to stay with this one with other studies, etc. so I will have to get back to this because it's really needed}

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This is the
3rd week of
"40 Days of Prayer"
with
LifeWay Women
Psalms 37-57



Saturday, December 31, 2016

"THE ONE YEAR BOOK OF HEALING"

{last day to get a post in for this past year & one that will usher in the new year}


This book review is establishing my direction for
2017
{mine and others, I pray}

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"THE ONE YEAR BOOK OF HEALING"
by
Dr. Reggie Anderson
and
Jennifer Schuchmann


... it's the rest of this book's title that captures my attention and interest to read it ...

"...Daily Appointments with God for Physical, Spiritual, and Emotional Wholeness"

Thanks to Tyndale, this is a real book, not a virtual ebook that I can
actually hold in my hands, day after day, like the beautiful one
I so enjoyed this past year by Chris Tiegreen
(also from Tyndale)
"The One Year: Hearing His Voice"
this
"Book of Healing"
{was waiting for me when I arrived home from MX}
is one I intend to read more meticulously for 2017

" Dr. Reggie Anderson, author of the acclaimed memoir "Appointments with Heaven," knows it can’t be predicted how God’s healing work will come to pass in our lives and hearts . . . only that it will. As a country doctor who has had remarkable experiences attending people in pain, Reggie wants you to see what he sees every day—that whatever your sickness, whatever your hurt, God is alive and active in your life. He wants you to be truly well, even if that looks different than you might expect. Rich in story and inspiration, The One Year Book of Healing will reveal the many ways our Savior heals and intervenes in the lives of the sick and the hurting—giving you the faith, hope, and patience to believe that God can do the same in your life."


Although "The One Year Book of Healing..." is the first book that I have read by Dr. Reggie Anderson, I was familiar with his previous book, "Appointments with Heaven," and had heard much about it, so I was intrigued and so ready for this book. "The One Year Book of Healing" is an inspirational book to read daily God's "prescription" for the day with encouraging, heartfelt messages that on many days give personal stories of healing or a message from Dr. Reggie Anderson. 

I enjoy the set-up of this devotional especially. Each month starts out with a monthly "Checkup" and a "Booster Shot" - God knows I need the 'check-up' part more than the 'shot'. So the book is clearly divided into the twelve months, with a devotion and reading from God's Word each day. The monthly checkup is an overview of common experiences: such as October, where I started, sharing gifts of kindness and setting goals; whereas January realistically speaks of our interior life, because January can be gloomy but gives us a time to prepare our hearts for renewal; or what we might expect that month physically or emotionally.

Each monthly "Checkup" introduction gives us a spiritual monthly challenge "to enhance our relationship with God." I really like this motivation and the various sound ideas given. Dr. Reggie Anderson clearly does give us what his objective is: "to help us see God through fresh eyes". I look forward to giving these a try but he also leaves us free to adapt or replace his suggestions if they don't work for us. The "booster shot" is meant to encourage us to better and healthier lifestyle - "greater health and wellness" (are his words).

Each day before the devotion, the book gives us a Scripture and we are encouraged to have our Bibles to go further and read in context to get more understanding. The personal stories from his own life and  medical practice are all true but, of course, the identity and privacy of the patients are protected. I appreciate that Dr. Reggie hopes that these stories demonstrate that "God is always present in our pain and suffering" and that his patients will amaze us with their "stories of how their faith has grown, even when their prayers weren't answered the way they hoped."

After each day's devotion, Dr. Reggie writes a daily Rx ... offering us a "suggestion for something we can do or consider" to feel better, grow stronger, or draw closer to our Father. Then as I love, he closes in prayer. {you know that's my favorite part in any daily devotional, it serves to focus my prayer and I use them usually as a prayer starter} ... 

I am sure that reading this daily will inspire me and encourage me; after reading this for an entire year page by page, that these rich stories will bring testimony to God, hope in healing, and most definitely "reveal the many ways our Savior heals and intervenes in the lives of the sick and hurting" - this most certainly will give my faith a boost, stir up my hope and teach me a bit more patience to believe that God can do the same for me and my loved ones as HE has done for the others in this book. 

I truly believe that this book - "The One Year Book of Healing" - holds the hope and the healing that I desperately need, even still and now in my life journey, of God's healing touch on my life. I'm only giving it 4 out of 5 stars on my recommendation, yet by the end of 2017, I should probably give a post review to see how this book has served its purpose of inspiration and healing that I can share with others, who also need a touch of God in their circumstances ... and the increase of my faith and hope in God, our Healer, Jehovah Rapha, for HE is alive and active in our lives (even if and when we don't feel or see healing) God is undeniably at work, for He most certainly wants us to be "truly well, even if that wellness looks different from what we expect". As I pick up this book, look at the beautiful cover of flowing, healing water and in colors that invite me to turn the pages and find the testimony, scripture and prescription that promises to do a deep work in me as I'm challenged to allow God's healing. 



In fact ... I have decided that this

ONE WORD

is the

WORD

for

2017

{but we'll see more about this WORD, after I start my year with
40 Days of Prayers}

with LifeWay Women

40 Days of Prayer
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Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through their Tyndale Blogger's Network. 


Disclosure: I received this book free from Tyndale Blog Network blogger's review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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