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Spirit Led Relationships

Its been a while since I posted… lately, I am reflecting on what it means to be Spirit led, especially in the area of relationships. This article nails it for me.

https://kindredgrace.com/spirit-led-relationships/

“He has: through the grace that abolished and fulfilled all the laws in Jesus Christ and by leaving His Holy Spirit to guide and direct us now. What if we approached dating/courting through and by the leading of the Holy Spirit? I’m not saying throw out all the principles and guidelines – most of them are godly and necessary – I’m simply suggesting inviting the Holy Spirit into the mix. He’s the only formula we need!”

 

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Favoritism

Scenario 1: He is well dressed, respectable, even good looking. And he offers advice about my car. You should take it for buffing. I can organize for that. I am flattered. I am willing to have him take my car for buffing or whatever. In fact, I  request for more advice on driving matters. But not because I need it. Read the rest of this entry

Stop Waiting to be Happy

Thank you http://www.barrentobeautiful.com for this

http://barrentobeautiful.com/2014/04/22/stop-waiting-to-be-happy/

About Discouragement

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The Oxford dictionary defines discouragement as “A loss of confidence or enthusiasm; dispiritedness.” I could not agree more. For the believer, it’s that feeling when everything feels grey and dull. God feels far away. Satan bombards our minds with thoughts such as – you are doing badly with your walk with God. You have hidden sin. God is mad at you. Why bother to pray, read your Bible or go to church- it makes no difference. God will not help you. This is your fault. Satan’s arrows at first may be subtle, but if we pay attention, the voices get louder and more condemning, drowning the voice of the God who loves us.

One of the biggest lies that needs to be exposed about discouragement is that IT IS NOT FROM GOD. The Lord already says in the Bible that He is for us (Rom 8:31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Rom 8:33 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.) The Bible also says that Satan is the accuser of the brethren who accuses us night and day before God (Revelations 12:10). Read the rest of this entry

Seasons of Loneliness and Isolation: You’re Growing

Liked this post from a fellow blogger.

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Seasons of being alone and isolated can actually bring about a lot of spiritual growth.

I have been through many long seasons of being alone or completely isolated in the past two or so years. I have experienced those seasons both negatively and positively based on the posture of my heart during that time.

I noticed some patterns in those seasons that others who have gone through a similar time could identify with:

  • bitterness
  • sadness
  • depression
  • self-pity
  • despair
  • giving into sin to temporarily satisfy desires instead of waiting for God to answer or meet those
  • feeling trapped or helpless
  • uncared for, unloved, worthless
  • insignificant, unnoticed
  • emptiness
  • ‘completely alone’
  • hurt and intense pain
  • self-protection, shutting out others
  • self-loathing
  • turning inward, self-focus

I could go on, but you get the idea. These times can be very painful and full of brokenness, but they can also be full of deep joy and intimacy…

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I Think You Should…..

Disclaimer: This post is not addressing Godly biblical advice which we all need. This is about grey areas where the Lord allows us liberty to choose.

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Mel: “I am Unique.” 

When making choices, we can get a lot of advice from well meaning friends and family. Everyone has an opinion on what we should do.

I think you should take this job

I think you should take a loan

I think you should marry her

I think you should go back to school
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10 Bible Verses about God Fulfilling His Promises (and my One Word for 2016)

10 Bible Verses about God Fulfilling His Promises (and my One Word for 2016)

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“Fulfilled.”

I prayed in those last few weeks of 2015 over my “one word” for 2016.  It’s not a prophecy or a magic trick.  It’s just a way to quiet the noise and ask God what He wants to do in the new year.  How can I join Him?  How can I prepare my heart for His intentions?

While I knew the idea of what I wanted, I couldn’t find that One Word to pull it all together

I wanted it to be about seeing God complete His work.  He’s stirred my heart in new directions, turned over soil, planted new seeds.  He’s closed doors and asked me to step down from long-term commitments.  He’s begun the work, and now I long to see the fulfilment of His promises, His plans, and the desires He’s placed on my heart.

Completion.  Fruition.  Harvest.

But there’s more.

I want to be fulfilled in Him…

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