As I listened to this short sermon (click on link below) I could identify and had to ask myself have I let any Saul’s go or am I still holding on to any Saul’s in my life. Having a Saul in your life can mean many things. When God says let that Saul (situation, job, relationship, or thing) go in your life, then He means just that. If you try to hold on to it then trouble will come and God’s word says, “obedience is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22).
“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
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As I heard Dr. Tartt share on “How to Consistently Pay Attention to Your Lover” I thought it was inspiring for a future relationship and to share with those who are already in relationships. Having healthy relationships is work but rewarding. Click on the link below. Real Talk
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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I’m a living testimony
If I only listened to those who said I would was not going back to college after I had my first son…….
If I had to listen to those people after I went through this or that…….
If I decided to give up when people turned their back when needing them most……
When man says no, or judge you for mistakes or bad choices God still says YES!!!
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION…….. NEVER GIVE UP!!!
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How We Grow!
It is never too late to start growing.
“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.
The moment you realize that you may not fit into someone’s life the way you place them into yours, it’s ok. Sometimes your season is up so move on, take it for what it was worth and know it’s ok. Stop trying to make seasonal or situational people lifetime people. Accept and appreciate those who want you, accept you, appreciate you, and celebrate you. A relationship should never be one sided….. Real Talk!!!!!
If you did not know today is International Women’s Day. Take a look at this article to see what it’s about. Something to take into consideration and think about.