As I viewed myself and came to the conclusion of never being able to stop sinning, all the while knowing that it is impossible to stop, the uneasiness lifted. The lashes I was left scarred with from the whipping I had encountered within religion were just reminders of a once, very unhealthy relationship. The reasoning I was deciphering God with shifted within me. A very … Continue reading Fear Not (Part 3)
This time alone taught me many things. It was the first time I had fully trusted in the Lord’s plan for my life. I had nothing left to lose and nothing but so much to gain through His wisdom. Wisdom: that which began with that healthy fear that I was speaking of. So what did I now begin to see within that new definition of … Continue reading Fear Not (Part 2)
I have been thinking so much about fear lately. So many professing Christians seem to be consumed with it. Specifically, the fear that ensues when one’s pride stands in the way of the Lord’s peace. But honestly, I can see why so many live within a constant fear. Here is my personal testimony of why I once had. When I began to view the very … Continue reading Fear Not (Part 1)
It’s easy for me to serve the Lord knowing there is nothing I can do within this flesh that will make Him look at me any differently than I am. But, for many years, I did not believe that. The world has a way of promoting fear, and it is evident within the television programs, blogs, games that our children play and the news that … Continue reading Our Private Hell
When you speak to yourself, what is said? Is a disease your definition? Perhaps an addiction? Is the stigma a continuous part of your life? Why do people hold onto what once was, but at the current moment, no longer is? Why is a diagnosis all that is glorified within a life? Is there no hope after a label is placed upon you? Why do … Continue reading What Is Found?
I recently read a post that had me thinking about how angry some evangelists are within the messages they voice. How the wrath of God is so instilled within their message of… ” love?” It almost sounds as if they aren’t sure how to proclaim the message of Christ. Fearmongering. How often I have seen it, heard it, have fallen victim to it, and truly … Continue reading Leading His Into a Personal Pit
“The fear-driven mind.” Can there really be such a thing? Throughout my earlier years, fear always had a place within my daily activity. No matter what was happening, fear was attached. I was so afraid of the unknowns. Just the thought of waking and going about my day had me in a place of extreme emotional anguish. So afraid of the unknown road ahead. I … Continue reading What Lies Ahead