I wish that I could tell you that it was going to be very easy. That your process of renewal and healing would happen overnight or in a synch! But that is not actually the case. It is not easy to bounce back from a place that has caused severe wounds such as breaking ungodly soul ties, overcoming a divorce, the loss of a loved one in any capacity, overcoming sickness, and abandonment, betrayal, breaking barriers of addiction, depression, co-dependencies, or any other experiences that have taken up deep places in your soul.Continue reading “Overcoming Strongholds”
So I receive an email for a daily devotional titled… “An Unexpected Storm” which was driven off another book written by James Merritt “52 Weeks with Jesus”. He goes to describe the scene of the storm out of Mark 4:36-40 as it states:
Leaving the crowd, they took him with them, in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” and he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” and the wind ceases and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”
What really caught me was the closing statement “He will calm the tempest after it has served its purpose.”
Did my storm serve its purpose yet? Is that why it is not yet calm? That it has not yet ceased at this time?
I had sought the Lord about what to really bring to the table the retreat weekend of Rebuilt 2. Mostly it kept me up at night for fear of the word that would come forth. Saturday night into Sunday I said to God what will you have next as a closing message to uplift these women of yours? The scripture came to mind about the woman at the well. As I was reading this I came to realize that I am this woman more and more. Seeking that drink, seeking that instant gratitude, seeking that attention or seeking some help. I could imagine that this woman suffered low self-esteem, depression and that feeling of being unwanted. Continue reading “This is Samaria!”
That is my today as I know that I am currently on a journey…my own journey and lifetime walk with the Lord. This takes work, courage, tremendous strength and effort.
I preach a new sermon, a real sermon, a now sermon, a sermon of and for today. It is my life. Because I live this every day and people would never think so. Our battle is constant and ongoing.
David was a mighty warrior. Why didn’t they want to follow a king like Saul?
Cause Saul wasn’t a fighter. He was just a man with a title.