How can I rejoice in suffering?
Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me freePsalm 118:5 I feel so much pain inside me, and tears are in my eyes. It feels too much to bear. It's so difficult to face. It’s exhausting. Jesus is my strength, and I know he will enable me … Continue reading Freedom Costs
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's … Continue reading Jesus Weeps
Distracted and Off Balance There are times when I feel anxious, exhausted, and “off balance”, when my prayer times are filled with distractions, and the creative things I normally enjoy doing don't go smoothly, or don't even happen. I've been talking to Jesus about this, and he's highlighted a few things to me. When I … Continue reading Let Jesus Be Your All!
Struggling to forgive myself I've been aware for a while now, that I find it difficult to forgive myself. I rehash old wrongdoings, then I repent of them again, but still feel bad about them. For the last couple of days I've been seriously seeking the Lord about this, and in the process, I've learnt … Continue reading Broken but Forgiven
Are you listening to God or man?
I have a plan for this day. There are many things to be done, and much I would like to do….. so I frantically go my way. Now the day is over… I didn’t accomplish what I’d hoped to…. I’m worried and stressed, tired and unfulfilled. Maybe tomorrow….. My child, You need to stop! Listen … Continue reading Turn to Me!
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isa 54:17 Life can be difficult, and there are times when the load is heavy. Do you … Continue reading You light up my way!
I confess that I can be a perfectionist, which results in striving and anxiety.
God loves me, and any change in me is the result of His Spirit working in me.
I found this prayer today: simple and true!
I hope it helps you too.
If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, please see this post.
Lord, I renounce the lie that my self worth is dependent upon my ability to perform.
I announce the truth that my identity and sense of worth is found in who I am as Your child.
I renounce seeking the approval and acceptance of other people, and I choose to believe that I am already approved and accepted in Christ because of His death and resurrection for me.
I choose to believe the truth that I have been saved, not by deeds or works done in righteousness, but according to your mercy.
I choose to believe that I am no longer under the curse of the law because Christ became a curse for me.
I receive the free gift of life in Christ and choose to abide in Him.
I renounce striving for perfection by living under the law.
By Your grace, Heavenly Father, I choose from this day forward…
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Are you a striver? I'm a striver, and the roots go deep. I strive with so many things and I'm tiring myself out. If I'm going to strive with anything, it needs to be to “enter God's rest,” and the following blog explains this very well. via Labor to Enter His Rest (Hebrews 4:11)