There may be many like how I was, praying asking God for forgiveness but not accepting the fact that God has done so. I lived in a certain sinful situation for a few years and struggled knowing it was wrong trying to please someone else and my own selfish desires. The longer I stayed in it the harder it was for me to get out of it. When I finally got the strength to get out the situation I thought I would feel free. Free from the bondage I got myself in but I didn’t feel free. Condemnation came upon me reminding me the length of time I stayed in the sinful relationship. I COULD NOT FORGIVE MYSELF!!! I felt like there was no way God could keep forgiving me when I kept praying for strength to get out the situation and kept asking for forgiveness since I was still in it. I started feeling like God had to wait too long for me to get out and be obedient. I finally prayed “God if you have forgiven me please give me a sign or a word”. Then right after praying I went online to search a scripture and came across this website which shared God’s forgiveness. I felt like that was my prayer being answered because I could relate to the testimony and felt a sense of peace. I read the scriptures and vowed I will continue to read until they was totally in my spirit. I praise God and thank Him for never leaving me and giving up on me. He asked me, “Why did I die on the cross? He said, for you.”
The next day I heard on a prayer line let not your heart be troubled neither be afraid. My peace I give to you not from the world. Scrpiture John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
I thank God for loving me this much. He sent me His peace and let me know He’s forgiven me. So, I pray whoever is reading this and you have not forgiven yourself or think God has not, don’t accept the lie that comes from the enemy. The enemy comes to condemn so he can steal, destroy and kill us. You didn’t read this by accident.
REJOICE, WE ARE FREE!!! GOD BLESS!!!
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“To change your life, you must change the way you think. Behind everything you do is a thought. Every behavior is motivated by a belief, and every action is prompted by an attitude. God revealed this thousands of years before psychologist understood it: be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.”
“Let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God- what is good and is pleasing to Him and is perfect.” Romans 12:2B (TEV)
Question to ask yourself: What is one area where I need to stop thinking my way and start thinking God’s way?
~ Rick Warren, What On Earth Am I Here For?
*Start today changing the way you think and when negative thoughts come to mind replace them with positive thoughts.*
2 Corinthians 10:5King James Version (KJV)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Philippians 4:8King James Version (KJV)
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Pleading the blood of Jesus is so important to do daily over your family. Asking God’s angels of protection to encamp around you and your family. No weapon formed against you and your family shall prosper. Anything the devil meant for evil against you and your family God will turn it around for good. Ask for God’s traveling mercies daily to and from your destination.
This is the vehicle from the accident my son was in when I picked up this book that was sitting on my dresser. I had just said a prayer from the book about angels being dispatched protecting the kids, then my son called saying he was in this car accident about a minute later. Both kids was able to walk away with their lives. My son was the passenger of this vehicle. Do I believe the power of praying over my family for God’s protection is a must? YES, daily it’s important and I hope this a testimony for anyone who doesn’t think it’s important.