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PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


MESSAGE #126

ENCOURAGING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS

CFS fair blows me away! I can't believe the amount of agape there is here! And of course an important part of agape is encouraging other Believers. The amount of THAT which goes on here also stuns me!

However there are folks in the church who think this is WRONG. They say, "Don't tell them they're doing great. This will just TEMPT them to PRIDE." I strongly DISAGREE! I can't think of anyone who I've complimented and encouraged in whom I ever saw pride developing as a result. Instead I see a major need in this sad ole world of ours, for us to be BUILDING UP our brothers and sisters in Christ!!

Thus when I told blankgirl in a post earlier today that I thought her blog was great, in no way do I believe that I was tempting her to pride. No way. I was encouraging her out of my LOVE for her. She was expressing how unsure she was that she'd done the right thing with the blog. I read it, reckoned she had done right and good, told her so, and expressed that I thought what she's doing is good. That's part of agape isn't it? I would have thought so!!

Okay, but the other side of the coin IS how WE think about ourselves. When someone compliments me on a Message or whatever, I love hearing this. It tells me that I'm on-track with what God's called me here to do. I NEED the feedback. Does it tempt me to pride? NO. But it could if I was foolish about it. FACT: We all need what I'll call a "wholesome" appreciation of who we are. A realistic one too. We should be feeling good about ourselves as God's kids, right!! But while it's okay for me to be told I did great, it's not good for ME to start thinking that I am GREAT!

God is the One Who's GREAT! Not me. He is my Master; I'm His lowly servant. And just in case we have a problem in this area, Jesus was kind enough to put me and you exactly back to where we need to be:

Luke Ch 17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’”

Kind of brings things back to reality, doesn't it? No matter HOW GOOD, HOW RIGHTEOUS, HOW MATURE IN CHRIST I become, no matter HOW WELL I SERVE HIM - I'm only doing what He's commanded me to do. So I CANNOT stand up and say, "Hey, look at me!" but rather will humble myself by prostrating myself before my Master's throne of glory, flat on the floor before at His nail-scarred feet, remaining there, not worthy to raise my head or my eyes towards the Lord or Lords and King of Kings!!

From that position may I bless each and every one of you who bless me by being part of the IR!

- BM, with his Beloved

LET'S ALL BLESS JESUS, OUR LORD AND OUR MASTER

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Bondman:

Speaking of agape love: I am so thankful that the Lord sent me to a church with Pastor and his wife who both preach in 5-fold ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13) who have shown such agape love to me; it has refeshed me and encouraged me in the deeper things of God. (Prayer, worship, prophecy; ministry of the gospel in general and personal spiritual growth) Hallelujah!!! (this is IRL-in real life; this forum is one of only 2 "christian" forums that I have seen such love...I have been on several)
Ephesians 4:11-13
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 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:

You mentioned:
Luke Ch 17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’”

I have felt that this has been my LIFE VERSE for the past several years...
I am being held accountable to this scripture by the Holy Spirit. Thanks for bringing that scripture up; I am studying it and would like to "dig deeper" with it.
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PRACTICAL NEW TESTAMENT CHRISTIANITY


MESSAGE #127

THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS (AGAIN!)

Thank you all for your replies..
and I know Bondman.. new testament, new testament..

It's okay, hon! I mean this is SO difficult for most folks. It is only cos I've read the NT goodness knows how many times during 50 years that I tend to KNOW if a thing is there or not. And if I reckon that it's not I check it out to make sure anyway. *polishes halo vigorously!*

It's true that the OT is good to read. AND there's piles of stuff there for us today! It's simply that FIRST OF ALL, for the uninitiated, who DON'T know all that the NT says, it's far too easy to latch onto something in the OT that's PART OF THE OLD COVENANT and therefore does NOT apply to us today. And that part of things is what I'm here for, if you like! *broad grin - a heavenly one of course!*

Then SECOND OF ALL, lots of the Old Testament is just so much easier to read than the New. There are stories and people and it's interesting (and maybe even fun). Much more so, for example, than trying to read and figure what Romans or Hebrews are about! Thus PEOPLE ARE NOT READING THE NEW TESTAMENT (ENOUGH). And the results of THAT are bad:
lack of growth in the Lord,
lack of knowledge,
immaturity,
and a very poor level of spirituality. Does that all sound SERIOUS?
And the result of THOSE in turn, is a Western church that has:
basically lost its way
is therefore worldly
and so is devoid of POWER, and worst of all
is becoming more and more contaminated with false doctrine!!! (like those I've written in various Messages, e.g., HOW TO READ THE SCRIPTURES (AND HOW NOT!) - Part 1).
And please be aware that false doctrine is EVERYWHERE:
it's in the church
it's in Christian books
especially on Christian radio and TV
and so it far too easily also gets into our personal lives!
If you get the impression from all of the above that things are not in very good shape round the place then you're DEAD RIGHT!!! We all have an IMPORTANT TASK, no make that TWO IMPORTANT TASKS: 1) To work hard towards having our own lives in the best possible shape that we can, so that we will be in a position to be able to 2) Help others towards the same goal.

Love to all!

- BM, with his Lady

WE CAN DO THESE TASKS WE ARE CALLED TO DO

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Bondman:

Speaking of agape love: I am so thankful that the Lord sent me to a church with Pastor and his wife who both preach in 5-fold ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13) who have shown such agape love to me; it has refeshed me and encouraged me in the deeper things of God. (Prayer, worship, prophecy; ministry of the gospel in general and personal spiritual growth) Hallelujah!!! (this is IRL-in real life; this forum is one of only 2 "christian" forums that I have seen such love...I have been on several)
Ephesians 4:11-13
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 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:

You mentioned:
Luke Ch 17:9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. 10 So likewise you, when you have done all those things which you are commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants. We have done what was our duty to do.’”

I have felt that this has been my LIFE VERSE for the past several years...
I am being held accountable to this scripture by the Holy Spirit. Thanks for bringing that scripture up; I am studying it and would like to "dig deeper" with it.
:groupray:


Oooh, great verses in Ephesians, worshipper! Love it!! Very pertinent and powerful stuff for us all.

And I also LOVE you having Jesus' strong statements in the Luke verses to use to be accountable to the Lord. Wow, way to go!!!
 
SERIOUS PRAYER REQUEST

We have a serious legal matter that unexpectedly hit us yesterday. I can't give details here, only to say that it's connected with the multi-millions we are waiting on God to release to us for ministry in the 10/40 Window, but some things went wrong that never should have, and now we're under legal threat because of this.

At this point in our life, the threat is ultimately one that concerns our very lives! We are nowhere NEAR well enough to be able to handle anything even remotely like this! The stress of it is certainly enough to push me over the edge and end my life (this I know, that satan would just love that). And Beloved is not in much better shape. Life is a daily struggle for us both, just to survive.

We're asking God to remove this matter completely! - which is as it certainly should be. HE can do this. WE cannot. I'm going to ask would you please pray with us - each day, until this is accomplished! I'll keep you up to date of course.

Thankyou for being such great supporters and caring so much. We sure don't EVER take this for granted!

- BM
 
Serious prayer requested/serious prayer offered to the Lord

My Dear Bondman and Mrs. (Beloved) Bondman:

We KNOW that NOTHING is too hard for the Lord and I call upon the Name of the Lord and His sovereignty to take authority in Jesus' Name over this thought and possibility that this could even threaten your life in any way...:medieval:

Please know that we will be standing in prayer :pray:
(or kneeling in prayer rather) petitioning the Father on your behalf until this is settled.:groupray:

2 Timothy 1:12
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.


Psalm 31

1In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
2Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
3For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
4Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
5Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.
6I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.
7I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
8And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
9Have mercy upon me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
10For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
11I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
12I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
13For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
14But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God.
15My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
16Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
17Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
18Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
20Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
21Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
22For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
23O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer. 24Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.

Psalm 32:7
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Psalm 41:2
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
Psalm 97:10
Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

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UPDATE (re: SERIOUS PRAYER REQUEST)

My Dear Bondman and Mrs. (Beloved) Bondman:

We KNOW that NOTHING is too hard for the Lord and I call upon the Name of the Lord and His sovereignty to take authority in Jesus' Name over this thought and possibility that this could even threaten your life in any way...:medieval:

Please know that we will be standing in prayer :pray:
(or kneeling in prayer rather) petitioning the Father on your behalf until this is settled.:groupray:

You are a real sweeetie, worshipper! Thankyou so much for all the verses and for your assurance of prayer. Can't tell you how much we appreciate it when people care enough to support us in times of need like this.

We've started working with a trained support person who is paid to help low income people like us for no cost. She will be attempting to do the difficult task of stopping them. I'm sure it's okay to say that her name is Carol, and she's a truly beautiful person. So please now focus your prayers on her efforts on our behalf, for wisdom and so on, and for the other party to soften their hearts to acknowledge our plight and not bring serious harm to us.

Thankyou guys, SO MUCH!!


EDIT: I find this VERY interesting! (and I bet Wayne can relate):

Such a situation as this obviously brings a massive amount of stress into our lives. Hard enough for a well person to handle! But when you're like us you have such small reserves to be able to manage the high level of stress.

I go to the Lord for strength to get through, and He lovingly responds. Nonetheless, my body still has to have enough left for Him to "put that help into" - if you see what I mean. Thus this morning I had one lot of stress, followed by another, then another. And at that stage I was "gone"! The whole of "me" simply couldn't take any more - even with all the Lord's help.

I figure that this is simply because my body is so far gone at this stage. At this point in my life that's what I believe. BUT, if I'm wrong, then what would be true is that I have still more work to do on effectively trusting Him for help! (which I will do of course).

I just love being a Christian!!!!

- BM
 
:pray: Thank You Lord for Carol. Have your way in the hearts and minds of everyone involved and be glorified through this trial with the behavior of your saints :pray:

:groupray:
 
UPdate

First of all, Bondman I will be praying for you and the Mrs. that this be removed.

Ok.. update with daughter. I shut off the text messaging this morning. I got a call from her not because of that but for her to tell me something else. She was with a girlfriend last nite, a boy was taking them home, they saw another kid, the boy dropped them off, so he could go to store.
Meanwhile the cops pulled in, asked them what they were doing, because there was a break in to a car just around corner, he put the two girls and this boy in the cop car, drove to the break in, meanwhile smelled alchohol, did breathalyzer, my daughter was not drinking but the boy who they stopped to chat with was. They released my daughter to the other girl's mother, ( my daughter told them that her dad was not home.. lie)..

Anway I was sick over whole thing, I left work and drove 2 1/2 hours to see my daughter. To back up a minute, I had called my ex before any of this happened this morning, to tell him about the other stuff going on.

I got to their house. I took my daughter for ride and to get something to eat. It was a horrible horrrible mess. She tried to get out of car while car was going 55mph. There was screaming and shouting going on. She said some very hurtful things to me. But she also was able to get out alot of things that had been heavy on her heart. I drove around and parked car. She kept getting out of car. She tried to get the car keys, I tried to get them from her. I hurt her wrist in this attempt. We both cried, shouted and such.. horrible horrible. She did not want to go back to her dad's , she did not want to come home with me.. She ended up going back to her dad's. She went in the bedroom, she felt sick. My ex was sitting in the chair with an ice pack on his head because had had a migraine. I told him we needed to go in and speak with her. He just stood there. I explained that she could no longer stay over night at her friend’s house. I wanted her to have fun as a teen, but she would be coming home in the evening.

This is just a brief synopsis of it all. It was horrible. The things that were said by her and me, there were many hurtful things. My daughter is hurting inside. She has been hurting for years because of the divorce.

Please pray that the Lord will restore healing in her, in me and in our relationship. Please pray that if it is the Lord’s will for her to come and live here with me, it will be shown soon. I did pray with her before I left.

I am tired. I will not give up.

Faithwoman
 
Hang in there, Faithwoman! Dont give up! You are fighting for her very life. She may not appreciate it right now, but there will come a day when she will realize the truth of the matter. That you love her and want the best for her.
I am reading a very good book called "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge. She had gone thru something very similar with HER mother. She says that she did not realize the pain she was putting her mother thru. She only knew herself was in pain. But after she grew up, and was saved by the Lord, He showed her what her mother was going thru, too. They made up and became mother/daughter again and made some good memories together.
I say all this to show that you are not alone. I cried when I read this part of the book. There IS hope!
Lord, I come to You this morning and ask for wisdom for Faithwoman. That You fill her with peace and the knowledge of just what to do. I also lift up her daughter and ask that you continue to woo her heart and bring her to salvation. I also ask that you give wisdom and strength to the father, that You show him what he needs to do to help his daughter. Help him to SEE her and appreciate the beauty that she has inside of her, longing to come out.

And while we are at it, Lord, I ask that You help Carol. Show her the hidden things and expose the plans of the enemy. Lord, You had promised Bondman and Nettie, and we are standing on those promises and not backing down. We will NOT be moved! Bondman and Nettie were promised healing, money, and a new ministry. These things we stand in faith for. We also ask that You continue to strengthen Bondman's and Netties bodies as well as their faith as they stay trusting in You.
AMEN!
 
Hey, Robin, I have to agree with BM about the generational curses. I had a lot of them, and God brought them to my attention. But I think only to help me understand why I thought the way I did and to be aware of the traps I could fall into with my eyes shut. I'm sure I fell for what the Mormon's shared with me because of my Eastern Star/Mason background. But, I didn't know that until I surrendered my life to Christ.

Lots of people told me about generations curses and I even took all my Mormon, new age, Eastern Star, Yoga stuff, and Mason stuff, including a Mason Bible to my pastor to burn because of that. But, you know what? I have put off having a burning ceremony just because I was busy changng jobs and all, and because I have devoted a lot of time on my knees and reading His word, and just basically getting to know Heavenly Father better, this generational stuff has not bothered me at all. I just realized that after what BM said. In fact, it was going to be a big thing at church, some saints were going to counsel me, give me books to read, prayers to say, etc., but I lost interest because I realized it was a lot of "hoopla" for nothing. I lost all interest in it and they have noticed my growth also. So it has not been persued. It was something I would have been conscentrating on instead of just simply putting Jesus first and foremost in my life by making time for Him.

I would suggest you don't spend too long wasting your time on this because time is at a premium in your life right now. Doncha' think?

I'll tell you one thing God has been doing for me, though, and it's showing me my childhood in my dreams. Bringing back memories while I sleep that help me figure out why I am so needy in the love area, and other things I need to work on and ask forgiveness for. I think he takes each of us individually, according to our needs, and works on us in just the right way.

Of course I have a unique history in that I have no memories before age of 5, almost 6 because my twin sister died then and I even have blanks in my memory bank that I have no idea what was going on at that time. Like 3rd grade, which I failed. Never could figure out why and no one in my family knew either. They just thought I was a little brat and a meanie. I would blow my tonette in the kids' ear and was generally a bully. Well, someone told me I was just acting out because I was very angry that my sister died. Thank you, Jesus, for opening that up to me. I'm asking God to let me see Barbie's face, which is a blank to me right now. I have to look at a pic to remember how she looked. And, I believe He could give me a dream in my sleep about meeting Barbie, if and when He knows I'm ready.

I also had a really realistic dream about when we lived in Ohio for 3 yrs. while my Dad was learning to be a carpenter. Mom had taken in a reformed drug addict when I was about 13 and I remembered him and all that occurred in my life at that time in this dream. I remembered even his name. He was so sweet to me and I remember sitting on his lap all the time and him taking me with his friends on hay wagon rides and fun stuff. He was 30 at the time. Mom told me if I were older, I could marry him! I thought that was great. Anyway, for some reason, she made him sleep in my bed because it was the biggest bed we had and I remember how I loved him because he held me paid attention to me like I never had with my daddy. My daddy acted like I wasn't even there and I needed him to recognize and accept me. Well, this bro certainly did. I knew he would never hurt me and I trusted him. I'd do anything to get the love he gave me. It made a huge impression on me that he was there for me. I cried when he left after 3 mos. and begged him to stay. Now I know this was the reason I was "easy" in high school and had such a weakness in this area of my life.

I believe God can show you things in your past that you never faced, even generational things that you never knew, but I agree with BM and do not believe you are cursed anymore than a demon can enter your mind because you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Pray about it, and forgive me for sharing more than most of you needed to know. Once I start, I just can't stop! :eek: I think we are both growing leaps and bounds, Robin, and learning as we go. But, I would think twice about going backwards and delving into the generational curse thing. Hugz, Bonnie

Hon, it was sad to read about some of your early experiences. But wow, God is showing you some amazing things about your early life, AND helping you to see some of the reasons you've lived as you have! That's very special!! And I loved where you said:

"I... do not believe you are cursed anymore than a demon can enter your mind because you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit."

ABSOLUTELY!!! We are HIS. We belong to HIM. We CANNOT HAVE A DEMON INDWELLING. Do not believe anyone who says otherwise.

But there's no question that we can (and most of us do) suffer from:

(a) Our early childhood with our parents (how we were treated, acceptance by them, amount of love, and a lot more), and it's the first 5 years that set us up for the rest of our life! EXCEPT that Jesus can fix such problems!!!

(b) From the things they passed on to us from THEIR life (which in turn they got from their parents!) In that respect this is certainly generational. But for the Believer NO curses!! I've had experience of 3 generations passing on manipulation and control of others to the next, i.e., each learnt it from the parent. And possibly there were more generations prior to that.

Once again the Lord has all the power needed to release us from things from our childhood. I had a hard life for 40 years in this regard, but now am living proof that He CAN do this - and bring us into the FREEDOM He promised us! Praise His Wonderful Name!!
 
Hang in there, Faithwoman! Dont give up! You are fighting for her very life. She may not appreciate it right now, but there will come a day when she will realize the truth of the matter. That you love her and want the best for her.
I am reading a very good book called "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge. She had gone thru something very similar with HER mother. She says that she did not realize the pain she was putting her mother thru. She only knew herself was in pain. But after she grew up, and was saved by the Lord, He showed her what her mother was going thru, too. They made up and became mother/daughter again and made some good memories together.
I say all this to show that you are not alone. I cried when I read this part of the book. There IS hope!
Lord, I come to You this morning and ask for wisdom for Faithwoman. That You fill her with peace and the knowledge of just what to do. I also lift up her daughter and ask that you continue to woo her heart and bring her to salvation. I also ask that you give wisdom and strength to the father, that You show him what he needs to do to help his daughter. Help him to SEE her and appreciate the beauty that she has inside of her, longing to come out.

Amen to all of that, dearest Faithwoman! Praying earnestly for you, daughter and her Dad. Sometimes we have to go through pain, like a LOT of pain, before good things can come out. You WILL get through this!!!

And while we are at it, Lord, I ask that You help Carol. Show her the hidden things and expose the plans of the enemy. Lord, You had promised Bondman and Nettie, and we are standing on those promises and not backing down. We will NOT be moved! Bondman and Nettie were promised healing, money, and a new ministry. These things we stand in faith for. We also ask that You continue to strengthen Bondman's and Netties bodies as well as their faith as they stay trusting in You. AMEN!

Indeed, Lord, we are NOT giving in or giving up! We will do all we can - firmly trusting in YOU - and THEN WE WILL STAND!!! Your PROMISES are true and I continue with PERSISTENT PESTERING PRAYER to You for them!! I TRUST You implicitly, Lord. I BELIEVE in You.

And I REST in Your LOVE and GRACE!!

Ephesians Ch 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 
Reflecting

Hey there,
I have been procrastinating on getting all my writings together. I have committed to getting it done this week.
It is amazing to reflect back and see where I have come.
Here is one I will share with you all

When we allow him in to examine our hearts, it is truly a ripping, but a good ripping. I see how so many of have grown and have been shown things! Praise the Lord!

THE RIPPING

It all started so casually
With a hey if you are not busy
We are having a revival at our church
You are more than welcome to come

I had so many other things to do
But my heart led me down the road
To a seat in a pew

I listened to the preacher speak
I heard the words
Cutting like a knife into my heart

The message that I was to hear
That the Lord had planned for me
Was loud and clear

Trust God in Radical Uncertainty
Me? The one who has believed
But still had this piece deep within
That would not let go
That had caused so much despair

The waves will come crashing he said
The trials, the tests, the tribulations
But understand he spoke
He is there
He has your vision for you

Keep taking the steps
One at a time
Go where he may lead

Who would have known
That a man that traveled so far
From another state
Would speak to me with such clarity

The altar call came
I got out of my comfort zone
And kneeled and bowed my head

The tears flowed
A voice began to speak
God loves you
He is with you
Trust in him
Give it all to him

Hands touched my shoulders
Ever so lovingly
I looked up
Her eyes were looking at me
With such love and comfort

He does love you
And you can give it all to him
We are taking it tonight
That piece that you will not let go of
The piece that you are holding onto so tight

A circle of light and love surrounded me
The prayers flowed from all
We rebuke you Satan
You are not welcome here

We ask you Lord to take it all
Whatever it is deep within this sister
Take it dear Lord
You know what it is
You have known
We give it to you tonight
It is done dear Lord

There is no more uncertainness welcome here
All that is welcome here is your love
Your grace and your love
You never leave us
You never forsake us
You are there
You know the vision you have
The greatest being the vision of eternity

As I stood up
I prayed thanks and blessings
It was like the boulder that held me down
Had been lifted

I was free
Finally I was free
I was free of it all
All that held me back
From grabbing hold
Of what the Lord has waiting for me

I am thankful for all the new found friends
At the Church of God and for Mark
That the Lord led me to tonight
To them I say
Thank you from the bottom of my heart

But most of all
I thank you Lord
For all that I have is from you

I look forward to each new day
As you guide me
To the heights of the Vision you have for me!

Robin
November 8, 2007

 
Celebrating!

To my dear Christian friends here.. today is my 7 month anniversary of sexual purity! Can you believe it! I have not had sexual intercourse in 7 months! I could not believe it when I saw the date.. today was exactly 7 months! whoo hoo! Praise the Lord.. Here is the writing I wrote 7 months ago!

PURITY

Oh Lord, I hear you
I hear you calling
You were there
As Satan tried to get in
To ruin the plans you had for me

You spoke
Loud and clear
Dear daughter
My path for you is Purity

I sat by the fire last night
Crying out in pain
Seeing, feeling and hearing
You calling me

I have prayed
I have read
Your word
I can now so plainly see
It is Purity

I have told you in so many
Late night conversations
Use me, oh Dear Lord use me
Take my brokenness
Heal others through me

You are whispering to me
Dear Daughter
Purity

You are an awesome one
The one who I give all honor and glory to
Every morning, every night
Every minute that is filled with delight
And even those times
When the waves are crashing against me
You are saying
Purity


I heard driving down the highway
It is not to late
To put aside my will
I can live in your will
At this very moment
I can have it
I can have it all

I heard you today
Trust me
Trust me with your Purity
I will protect you
As I am there every minute
Dancing above you
Watching you through your eyes

Your word says I have always loved you
Follow me with obedience
Give me your Purity

Open that heart of yours
Let me renew that heart
Let me clean you
My son’s blood was shed for you

I hear you Lord
I am ready
For that Purity

As I write tonight
I hear the song playing
“Whatever I got to be
I will be for you”

The time has come
I am ready dear Lord
I give you my Pledge of Purity

You wiped away my past slate
And for that I am thankful
I shall mark this date
In an awesome way
Your way!

Faithwoman
January 20, 2008
 
Dearest Robin, what can I say but, "WOW!!" Heartfelt, beautiful, both are an encouragment for all to read!

Thankyou for sharing your heart and life with us!

- BM
 
:dance: Happy Anniversary:dance:

:heart:Congratulations:heart: on your answer to
the call of Purity in your life...
I have been hearing on "Living on the Edge"
(Chip Ingram) this week about sexual purity
and how it equates with spiritual growth;
I BELIEVE IT!!!

Your messages are just awesome; we all need to seek the Lord,
cry out to Him and expect an answer in the way that you have written. :heart: :groupray:

On a personal note: when I was a single (again), christian woman, divorced from my first husband and determined to live a life of sexual and spiritual purity before the Lord, I remember even my own thoughts that I just had to say :stop:
It is a spiritual test of faith to whether we really trust the Lord and have died to our own wants and desires. Thank you so much for sharing these messages with us...sending HUGS your way today!!!
 
:dance: Happy Anniversary:dance:




:heart:Congratulations:heart: on your answer to
the call of Purity in your life...
I have been hearing on "Living on the Edge"
(Chip Ingram) this week about sexual purity
and how it equates with spiritual growth;
I BELIEVE IT!!!

Your messages are just awesome; we all need to seek the Lord,
cry out to Him and expect an answer in the way that you have written. :heart: :groupray:

On a personal note: when I was a single (again), christian woman, divorced from my first husband and determined to live a life of sexual and spiritual purity before the Lord, I remember even my own thoughts that I just had to say :stop:

It is a spiritual test of faith to whether we really trust the Lord and have died to our own wants and desires. Thank you so much for sharing these messages with us...sending HUGS your way today!!!

Worshipper, I just loved your STOP graphic! Small word, just 4 letters, but how powerful when we realise that as God's men and women, we must make the CHOICE to use it - then DO SO that we may be physically pure for our Lord Jesus Christ!!

 
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