Worship: Meet Me Here because I’m Still Amazed!


Hi Everybody!

Daylight savings weekend is here for us North Americans! Wooohoooooo!

Today, I just want to bless you all with 2 songs to minister to your Spirit by the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International called Meet Me Here and Still Amazed. God speaks through worship and it’s time to lay down all the things that have stopped you from hearing from the Lord. Let it Go and Let God. Meet the Lord in the presence of Worship. Surrender your will and lay down your pride, your selfishness, your time, your attention unto the Lord and just bask in the Presence of His Holiness.

Revitalize your worship back to the Lord.

We often give our time to please people, things, tv, concerts  and anything that entertains our flesh, but it’s time to crucify our flesh and get back to the heart of Worship. Worship was not about entertaining people, it has always been about adoring and praising our God for all that He does for us. If our worship is misplaced, we have put something in front of Him and have become guilty of idolatry, and we must confess and return our hearts back to God. We can serve no other God but the Lord God Jehovah. Whatever you have put first before God is your God. it says in the word that We shall worship no other god except the Lord.

It’s time to stop pleasing other people and our flesh and it’s time to prostrate ourselves before God and worship Him alone. Surrender all and sacrifice your time to meet God in the secret place and learn to Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to YOU the Church.

Meet Him Today. The greatest battle we face today is our faith. If you put more faith in other things and not God, you will be subdued. When you worship the Lord your God, God will deliver you, heal you and restore you and your family. Put your faith in the right place and Trust God.  Worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, and the Truth shall set you Free.

Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Psalm 29:2

Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
Psalm 95:1

[ A Call to Worship and Obedience ] Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Exodus 4:31

So the people believed; and when they heard that the Lord had visited the children of Israel and that He had looked on their affliction, then they bowed their heads and worshiped.

God Bless you Everybody!

What is Important Right Now?


Hi Everybody!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

I was sitting in my chair thinking of what to write today since a few things have happened to me this week that I haven’t really gotten off my chest about and I decided that I’ll just talk about what I’ve encountered this week. I’ve encountered both constructive and destructive criticism, I’ve encountered opportunities to minister to some people and did, I fell sick during the week and yet had things I needed to accomplish which made things rather challenging since I was in the midst of getting some projects done at work, I also encountered some individuals this week who were definitely self-serving and inconsiderate that it made me think “what is wrong with people these days?!”. In fact, I think you could say I was pretty frustrated and angry at the nonsense that kept poppin’ in my week that I even went and talked to my mum about it and she was calm and collected which is so like her. I love the fact that she doesn’t allow things to get to her so easily unlike me who does, and she knows me very well to be an emotional person so she let me rant and rave as much as I wanted until I cooled down which I’m still trying to work on, but have a ways to go on that front so I decided that I needed to pray about my attitude since I still did not feel at peace even after all that blowing off of steam. I even ranted to my twin who is just like my cool-headed mom which didn’t make much of a difference towards my attitude. I had a lot say to God that I just felt like venting to the Lord about my days this week until I found myself asking….”What in the world am I doing here? What is the point????!!!”.

Sometimes I feel like flying off somewhere far far away and never coming back to escape the dramarama of my life when I feel like I’ve had enough, but I know intuitively that that is just me formulating ways and means of escapism  from reality. Sometimes I think that when you’ve moved around as much as I have you develop a way of thinking that if you move or leave to go somewhere far away you’ll escape the problem that you left behind you when you leave the country. However, the reality is that you aren’t really escaping the problem…you’re traveling with it to the next destination which is something I have learned after living in one country for more than three years. I have never stayed in a country for more than four years until now since I’m settled in Canada for the past 11 years and I can tell you that I still feel tempted to leave and move on to the next best thing when I feel like I can’t take it anymore. That feeling occurs to me when I’m feeling uncomfortable or when I feel like I’m being tied to a place for too long…. this urgency to run away before people ground me or make me commit to things that will keep me in one place for too long makes me feel like I’m suffocating when I prefer having the freedom to do what I want when I want…but of course there comes a point where a person needs boundaries which I believe I do have…but at the same time, these boundaries become rather murky when I struggle with anxiety.

Escapism….a dangerous place to be when you have options. It’s also a dangerous place to be when you don’t have options. I probably am not making any sense right now which is ok…just keep reading ;).

Ok, to some people who have been following this blog, you may be thinking…Sherline this is soo unlike you….get your act together woman! I know!!! I know already!!!….I should! but I was very irritated this week that I myself had to call into question my own actions…Why am I being so reactionary when all this while I’ve been teaching about responding appropriately to situations? My very words were being tested by the Lord which is something that happens to me a lot, Ugh! *I’m cringing at this failed test* lol 🙂 Well, all I can say is the jokes on me lol 😀 .

I’m actually laughing about this as I write because I think my behaviour has been an entire joke for the whole week. I find myself asking myself how is it possible that I managed to stay upset for an entire 5 days in a row allowing little things to get to me so easily? That’s when I decided that I needed to pray to God about this…because something was definitely wrong with me since there were areas where I know I normally would have exhibited some level of self-control were now the areas that now bothered me with incredible intensity that I just felt like blowing my top off even though I managed to restrain myself from doing so to some extent, but that’s not the point! The point is is that even if I didn’t say anything, my thoughts were not pure because angry thoughts ended up filling my mind and ended up being my meditations throughout the week even though I know that it’s ungodly to let the sun go down in your anger. My anger issue kind of took me off guard as I struggled to resolve the issue by ignoring it and by trying to minimize the things that were already irritating me. It was clear to me that this was a spiritual issue that I needed to tackle with the help of the Holy Spirit.  That’s when I decided that enough is enough…I needed to pray about this and so I did in the middle of the night.  As I vented my frustrations to the Lord, the Holy Spirit listened to me blah blah blahing away saying my two cents about how I reacted to so and so and what the outcome was after the incidents that occurred throughout the week, and the only thing He asked me at the end of this ranting and raving is “What is important right now?”.

What type of question is that?! I wondered. I sat there feeling puzzled and confused, feeling like the Holy Spirit was playing games with me and had obviously ignored my side of the story, oh so I thought initially. I sat silently thinking about it for a while knowing that I can’t outsmart Him…and began to contemplate the question feeling slightly apathetic. I then realized that the important thing for me right now was to seriously analyze why I was so upset in the first place. I soon came to understand that I didn’t want to admit that my reactions to everything that upset me during the week where all symptomatic to a root issue which the Holy Spirit pointed out to me was an issue of PRIDE. Yes, you read that right…I was dealing with an issue of PRIDE. The very thing I’ve tried to avoid like the plague was the very thing that I found myself caught up in and entangled myself in its very dangerous web.

The Holy Spirit began to reveal to me how very subtle it was in its approach by showing me how in my anger I was reacting towards things that would not typically bother me, for the wrong reasons. I felt entitled to preserve myself from people’s bad behaviour and reacted in offense rather than respond with peace. I then ended up fuming silently which isn’t a good thing for me to do because when I fume I find myself unsuspectingly waiting to blow my top off at someone which is something I truly need to work on right now. I find that I tend to all of a sudden remember a lot of bad memories that flood my mind like a tsunami which I realize that such things begin when I’m triggered by someones words to react all self-defensively. I’ve encountered a lot in my day that I now know I have many walls that I have placed up against people as a means of shielding myself from being hurt again. This is something that the Holy Spirit is prodding and poking at right now which is kind of annoying because I know that the Holy Spirit is able to discern what hurts me the  most and never seems to let me off that easily which is something I thank God for because the Holy Spirit is my best friend. He won’t white wash the truth…He just tells it like it is and now I have homework…dealing with my anger is my homework.

I’m not one to share stuff like this publicly because I don’t like wearing my heart on my sleeve…but I figured that it’s best to do so on this blog since I’m sure that there are people out there who have things they need to deal with in regards to their emotions that the Holy Spirit wants to help heal, especially those places that hurt. The Holy Spirit wants people to focus on the areas of their emotions that they have not yet surrendered completely to the Holy Spirit in order for Him to do His work.  At this moment, I pray that the Holy Spirit helps me and other people reading this message to deal with the things that trigger such negative emotions to erupt in the first place. I have a history…but going back to the Holy Spirit’s question….ask yourself this question when you are dealing with something: “What is important right now?”

Is your anger important?

Is the reason why you are being emotional that important?

Do you even know why you are upset?

Sometimes you can be depressed and may not even know the reason why you are to begin with….but for every negative emotion that you encounter in your day…. ask yourself “What is important right now?” and seriously consider that you’ll find the root cause of your emotions and will be able to deal with them better when you confront the issue in sincerity and confess it before God honestly so that you allow room for the Holy Spirit to help you deal with these issues. Right now, even confessing on a blog feels kind of painful for me to do right now even though I’m laughing, because admitting the truth is never easy…but that’s the starting point to ones deliverance. I can tell you that I feel like hyperventilating as I type this…but I also feel in my spirit that it’s like what my Grandparents used to say to me when I wouldn’t fess up to my mistakes in the past that “It’s better to tell the truth and shame the devil” otherwise all the shame will be left on you. Telling the truth exposes what was left in the dark to come to light so that you are accountable to your actions rather than remaining in the shadows of being in denial of your responsibilities to accept the repercussions of your actions.

Live the Truth out with much Fear and Trembling.

After having written this post, I truthfully feel such a release in my spirit right now from all the anger I had been harboring all this time this past week that I can honestly say that joy is actually filling my spirit at this moment as I conclude the post. I praise God for giving me the courage to be real with myself here on Wpress even when I don’t want to be. God works in mysterious ways.

Know that God wants to set you free, no matter what emotions or feelings you struggle with. I believe in my best friend the Holy Spirit.

Do you believe?

God Bless You Everybody and have an awesome WEEKEND!

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Ordering Our Conversations Right – The Power of “Let there be…” and “I am”.


 

Hi Everybody!

Well apart from the Twitter hacking and spam situation that is a story of yesterday and a yesterday that’s gone, I think today is an awesome Day that the Lord has made, so REJOICE! I hope all of you are enjoying your Friday! I’m looking forward to The Avengers Movie being released out today…WOooHooooo! I’m not sure if people are going out the see that movie but I think it’s gonna be awesome! 3D- IMAX experience…actually I’d much prefer the D-Box experience where your seat moves with the action but it’s all good! lol. Ok, enough about that Sherline. 🙂

Today I want to talk about ordering your conversations right. I won’t say I’m a guru in this area but I have found that in my walk we can get caught up with individuals that love idle talk. The way I see it, you need to be surrounded with people that are like-minded rather than not. Un-equal yokes don’t just happen…they occur after hanging out with the wrong crowd for extended periods of time. I enjoy being around mature people and when I was growing up, I was always surrounded by adults and it’s amazing the wisdom that you can get from just sitting there and listening to what they have to say. There are only two categories of people that I’ve encountered. Those that are foolish and those that are wise; mind you, even crafty people are wise.

Matthew 12:34
Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

As some of you may already know, I love the book of Proverbs because it has so many verses of scriptures that I would say are a manual in how to live right and order your conversations and relationships right. A lot of broken relationships stem from poor communication and also misunderstandings. The important feature of good relationships is communication, attentiveness to listen rather than being heard, exercising prudence in your speech and learning what to say and what not to say and reading in-between the lines of what people are saying. If you learn to listen to what people say, you will learn a lot about a person. In fact, I recommend reading my other post called learning to listen rather than being heard because it ties into what I’m talking about here.

Luke 6:45
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

It is easier to discern a fool from a wise one when you listen to what comes out of their mouths. Everything people say is a reflection of what is inside their heart. This is not to say that you won’t encounter some crafty people in this life but I believe that as you train yourself to listen to what people say out of their mouths, it also becomes easier to weed out the crafty ones as well since they know how to play games with their words just because they understand the principles and the dynamics of  “ordering your conversations right”. Those that manipulate people, understand the power that words play in a conversation. If you want to avoid being manipulated, you also have to wisen up and understand how to order your conversations right.

The importance of ordering a conversation right is found in learning how to RESPOND versus how you REACT to what’s being said or spoken over you and your life. Sometimes people may speak negative into your spirit and I’m around people like that a lot but I always say…”no I don’t think so”, “I reject what you say”, “I don’t believe in what you’ve just said….” etc etc.  Negate the negative by rejecting the spoken word against you. Rebuke it is what I’m getting at here. If you don’t rebuke or correct someones spoken word against you and your family…then you passively accept and agree to that spoken word that will start to manifest itself in your life…and you’ll see things start to happen around you and then you are left wondering “What in the world is going on?” It’s because you didn’t learn to reject the negative that was spoken against you. Don’t accept the negative as truth. Don’t embrace such foolishness with open arms. Anything that self-exalts itself against the knowledge of God in your life…must be condemned…must be rejected…must be nullified and of no effect by you speaking against it.

2 Corinthians 10:5
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

I emphasize….learn to be an active and attentive observer rather than being a passive individual wondering “why the world is against you?”…Speak to your situations and confess positive things so that the negative has no power over your circumstances. This is an important thing to learn especially for those engaged with intercession and Spiritual Warfare…you’ve got to order your prayers right before God if you want to see HIM MOVE.

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What words are you embracing into your Spirit man??????

Words have a creative power. If you all consider that the World was created by just God’s Spoken word“Let there be Light; and there was light” (Genesis 1:3), then you will come to understand that because we are made in His Image and likeness, we too create our world by the very words that come out of our mouths.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

So order your conversations right people. Even the words “I Am” is just as powerful. The Lord Jehovah is called the Great “I AM”. So when we refer to ourselves in first person…”I Am (fill in the blank)….”, you are using a god-like language to claim something as part of your IDENTITY because we are all created to be like God; in His image and likeness.

Is it truly a mystery that we have the same ability to create things with the words that come out of our mouths just like our Creator, Father God?  

 

Whenever God spoke in the Bible, His Words never returned void…they accomplished that which he spoke into motion.

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

So in the same way…when we speak idly or thoughtlessly and say negative things like “I am sooo stupid” or “I wish I wasn’t so dumb” etc etc …you are actually claiming “stupidity” and “dumbness” as part of your IDENTITY. For those that have been reading my blog for a while, please refer back to my post I AM NOT HAVING AN IDENTITY CRISIS to understand where I’m going with this.

So understand the power of words…repent of negative speech and seek God to cancel every thoughtless word that you spoke against yourself or to anyone so that you don’t reap a harvest of those words in your life. Blessing and cursing shouldn’t come out of that creative mouth of yours.

James 3:10
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

Understand the power of your god-like abilities to speak and create things into existence. Trust me when I say that it isn’t easy to re-train the way you speak since we already have our bad habits that need to break in terms of speaking idly to one another. I too find it difficult sometimes and slip up but have learned to repent quickly rather than passively act like the words spoken were of no effect.

Every word has an effect so it is important to repent of any words that were spoken out of foolishness. Broken relationships usually involve an exchange of hurtful words…so understand the principle people and learn to confess the negative words you spoke idly to yourself or against another person before God, repent of them (seek God’s forgiveness for what you said), and renounce the words spoken so that they don’t manifest in your life. You don’t want to reap the words that you sowed.  Once you get into the habit of it… it’ll become second nature and you’ll see amazing things happen to you when your train of thoughts and your speech to be focused on the POSITIVE and not the negative.

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So for today…instead of Scriptures to meditate, I’m going to do something a little different just for today *Gasp…say it ain’t sooo Sherline…I was soo looking forward to them*. I put as many scripture in my post for  you to meditate so that’s why instead,  I’m going to post a video on the “I AM Factor” teaching by Bishop Tudor Bismark. This teaching will definitely bless you and change your life today. I first heard about this teaching from my Choir director and I watched it and thought AWESOME!!!! so I’m now going to share it here with you. God bless you Everybody!

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EX-Porn Star Danielle’s Story: How I Got out of the Porn Industry


Hi Everybody!

Again, I’m putting another disclaimer for this post. It’s quite heavy and yet mind-blowing. It is definitely for an 18+ audience with graphic details so please watch at your discretion. It is mature subject matter and yet I feel for those that struggle with watching Porn, this video testimony might enlighten you, for those that know of anyone thinking of going into this industry or are in it, know that you can get out of it and that you don’t have to stay there, whether you’re a guy or girl.

Danielle William’s Story

When I first watched Danielle’s story, I was heart-broken and yet sobered up by the realities of other peoples struggles. Her testimony sheds light on how women see themselves, what addictions are and how such places as the Porn industry work to ruin lives of those who watch it and also those engaged in the industry. The Devil is real people. What I found interesting in her testimony is how many people who participated in watching porn were also the very same who would pay to have porn-stars like Danielle and or prostitutes as their personal escort were also “Christian” men in the Church. Now, I know we have a lot of people in the world who struggle with Porn, but we can’t act like it’s not in our back yard. What I also love about her testimony is that she explains how she still felt she was a Christian even though she wasn’t living up to the standards of her beliefs. God revealed to her the truth of what she was living through and how “Money” played a big role in her continuing to be a Porn Star. Money became her God and this led her to be trapped for a time in this dangerous and risky business. She explains the role that STD’s and AIDS plays out in the industry and she also explains how much women make versus what men make in the industry.

Watch her video

After watching it, I thought to myself that Pornography is definitely the devil’s play ground. Although I was exposed to it at the age of 5, I felt that the pictures were rather degrading and evil. Women are not creatures with insatiable desires as these pictures depict and it is no wonder why some young ladies dress up scantily clad trying to imitate these pictures just to get a guy to “notice” them. Their self image in these pictures and videos sell an idea that assumes you have to do these things to get noticed, to get appreciated to get validated as an attractive woman and to get “loved”. These are definitely lies from the pits of hell being fed into especially young minds of young girls and boys that need to be dismantled. Ladies, I’m here to tell you that God didn’t design you to be this way.God created every person to be fearfully and wonderfully made.

Psalm 139:14
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.

Virtue should be your mantle and not these scandalous and dangerous activities. It is easy to land in these places and you’ve got to wonder, is it such a mystery as to why some men and women struggle with bulimia, anorexia nervosa, self-injury, suicidal thoughts, drugs, alcohol etc  to numb the pain when they are bombarded with magazines,  television, advertisements in different forms of social media that depict images of what an ideal man or woman should be by the world’s standards? No, it is not a mystery and yet things like Pornography which is a mutli-billion making industry fuel these ideas by those fueled by greed, money and lust at the expense of our generations losing their self-worth and identity. We are losing generations folks, to perversion and violence and the more we hide it under the rug, the more we allow for this culture of genocide to continue. That’s right, you read correctly when I said a “Culture of genocide”. I know using the term genocide sounds strong, but generations are dying because of how we have allowed for such things to control our society, our families and our children.

We feed addictions at the cost of people’s lives and I find this all to be rather really sad and it grieves my spirit to know that young people can’t talk about this stuff freely because of ridicule and condemnation, especially those that are in the church. It is yet another hush hush topic and some are afraid of being judged in a Christian circle because of the high standard expected of young people. The ‘I’m a Christian and yet I struggle with watching porn” isn’t something someone wants to testify let alone admit to because of the thought of, “What’s wrong with me?…I know that it’s wrong but I can’t seem to stop”.

People, it’s a serious stronghold that needs to be broken with much deliverance and healing and EDUCATION.

Christian or no Christian, Porn has it’s own demons and it doesn’t discriminate on who its victims are…you can be a Christian and watch it and you can be a Non-believer and watch it, but the effects of Porn remains the same. It breaks people’s spirits, it breaks relationships and peoples marriages. Let me just say that men aren’t the only participants who watch it, young girls do too from the ones I’ve talked too, but they are ashamed to reveal that because of the social stigma that places women at a higher standard than men to be participating in these activities. I’m here to tell you that women watch Pornography just as much as men do, but many books always focus on men’s issues regarding it because we know it’s an obvious area that targets men, but trust me when I say that there are a lot of closet women who do watch it too and it is no wonder why there is a rise in pre-marital sex, there is a rise of single-mothers all because Sex has been perverted by this industry (as a factor but not the only reason) that thrives to drive people away from what God intended sex to be for which is for the sacred institution of Marriage with One Man and One Woman – just to make that clear.

My abuser obviously had a problem with Porn and she was a woman…a “Christian” one at that… so don’t assume that I’m only talking to men who watch it because women do too and for different reasons. For men it maybe more for physical release whereas for women it maybe more for emotional release.  I won’t profess to be an expert on this topic, but I’m just laying out my opinions. I’d be very interested to hear other people’s feed back on this so please by all means comment below and let’s have a discussion.

For the men that watch it, I’m not here to condemn you at all about those that watch it, but understand how you viewing it continues the violence that these young women experience. There has been research to support that most sexual offenders imitate what they have seen in Porn videos and afflict the same activities on their victims. Sex Trafficking is a major issue in foreign countries and it is also happening in our back yards which is also another arm to fuel the Porn industry. Men…you have to break the cycle if you want to be serious. You must believe that you can overcome the temptation of it all by admitting that you may have a problem and you need some accountability for it. Seek support groups and do what you have to do in order to be set free from the addiction of watching Porn. God want’s you to know that we all have the ability to have self-control and you need to embrace that truth.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and selfcontrol.

Titus 2:12
It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, selfcontrolled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,

2 Peter 1:6
And in [exercising] knowledge [develop] selfcontrol, and in [exercising] selfcontrol [develop] steadfastness (patience, endurance), and in [exercising] steadfastness [develop] godliness (piety),

Suffer no delusions and wake up people! You are a victim if you watch it and/or participate in it, but God wants to break these addictions and the only way to be free from them is by confessing it for what it is (Repentance) and then seeking some Godly counsel or some effective support groups to help deal with these issues before they spiral out of control.

Porn effects both men and women, young or old in respect to their self-image.

Remember Danielle’s testimony and realize that this industry affects how we view ourselves for those  of us who are in the Body of Christ. I encourage everybody to do some serious soul searching and some real-talk about this issue with some support system and accountability partners so that we break the cycle of self-abuse and continual abuse-by-proxy by continuing to watch Porn that affect the people who participate in the industry. Spread the word and feel free to share this post if you think it will help somebody.

Danielle is an amazing conqueror and overcomer as an EX-Porn star that has battled her demons in this evil industry and she is a living testimony that you can be set free from the stronghold of the Porn industry and from Pornography.

The glamor of it all is false and it’s amazing how young ladies are suckered into this place driven by lust and money. Guard your children parents! Vigilance is key here especially in their formative years. Consider that Men, if you don’t show the proper respect you have for your wives and daughters…your children will look elsewhere for some validation. God forbid if they land in this industry that may cater to their emotional needs not being met or other perverse avenues. Mothers, your sons need to be taught how to respect women by you being an example that is attractive to follow. A women of virtue is definitely a Proverbs 31 woman. They need to respect you at home and Fathers need to train men in the way they should go so that they don’t depart from your wisdom.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ephesians 6:4
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

Do not judge your children harshly if you find out that they do in fact struggle with Porn or drugs or whatever addiction. The last thing a child wants to hear after they confess their issues is utter condemnation from their parents…this continues to facilitate their silence. Be open and discuss openly rather than fueling their silence to their struggles with your criticism. Ask yourself how would Jesus address the issue, with Love? or Condemnation? You play such a vital role in a Child’s life and freedom comes in an environment where love surrounds them and cultivates a safety net where they are free to express themselves without fear of condemnation. You can shut a child down by condemning words rather than with compassion.

Well that’s all I have to say  on this topic so I hope this post blesses somebody today and may Truth break the silence.

I recommend Sister Res’s blog for more information regarding information on the topic of sexual abuse. She has amazing posts that have ministered to my spirit. I totally recommend them.

Articles of interest from her blog are:

Sex Trafficking from the 13th Floor

The Bible and Child Sexual Abuse I

The Bible and Child Sexual Abuse II

I also Recommend these Resources via http://therproject.org/wp/cornerstone-church/fighting-for-purity/:

ONLINE RESOURCES

X3 watch – FREE. X3 watch sends fortnightly reports to 2 email buddies with questionable sites visited. It also says when the system has been turned off. (works on computer and even handheld devices!)

Covenant Eyes – Covenant Eyes Software provides Internet Integrity with accountability reports.

XXXchurch.com Don’t let the name put you off! This site is doing a great job at fighting for purity online. Very good advice for parents + links to some more helpful sites.

FREE EBOOKS

Porn Again Christian – Mark Driscoll

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Every Man’s Battle by Stephen Arterburn and Fred Stoeker

Sex is Not the Problem, Lust Is by Joshua Harris

Sexual Detox: A Guide for Guys Who are Sick of Porn by Tim Challies

To Finish off, I also have a Song from J.R. called Temptations. May this song Minister to you today.

God bless you Everybody!

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A Prayer of Repentance – Forgive Me Father for I have Weaknesses!


Nathan the Prophet confronts King David

Psalm 51

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.

3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
   and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
   and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
  you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
   wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
   and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
   or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
   and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
   so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
in burnt offerings offered whole;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

I felt the need to point out Psalm 51 as a model for a prayer of Repentance.

King David had sent Bathsheba’s husband Uriah to the front lines to be killed while he stayed in Jerusalem so that he could take his wife (2 Samuel 11:1). Uriah died in the battle and David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. This was a serious offence against the Lord in that he had committed a heinous crime and had envied Uriah for his wife and acted on his envy by committing adultery with her (2 Samuel 11:27). The Lord sent Nathan the Prophet to rebuke and warned David of what he had done to anger the Lord to pronounce His righteous Judgment against him. David’s response to his grievous sin was a sincere and sorrowful, contrite and a broken-hearted spirit seeking forgiveness from the Lord for his grievous actions (2 Samuel 12). David was anointed and chosen by God to be King over Israel and yet he too had weaknesses in areas that sought to satisfy his flesh. He too was tempted and had succumbed to his temptations to such an extent as to plot someones death just to get what he wanted. David is no angel here but when he confessed to God, he did so with a sincere and contrite heart that moved God to forgive him as a response to David’s repentance of his actions. King or Pauper, no one is immune from temptation. It says in the word that:

Romans 3:22-24 (NKJV)

22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all[a] who believe. For there is no difference; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus

We can only be redeemed through Christ our Saviour, so we must confess our sins before Jesus who died for us so that we can be restored to the Love of the Father.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

God is a Father who forgives us even for the most grievous of offenses as hard as that seems to believe. 

David’s act of Repentance allowed for him to be Forgiven because he still remained a Man after God’s Own Heart.

How God sees us as children

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Articles for Reference

Healing for the Backslider

Virtue – Fall Again

The Confession Starter – God is Enough

 

 

 

 

 

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Today, I have a song that I pray ministers to those that need to Seek God’s face in any areas that they struggle with. I admit that I too am no angel myself and this song ministers to me all the time. Confess to God your Weaknesses so that you may be healed and restored back into His Divine Loving Presence. The song I have today is from Donnie McClurkin and it’s called Create In Me a Clean Heart. It definitely epitomizes Psalm 51. Stay Blessed today Everybody!

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Virtue – Fall Again


As many of you know, I love worship so this song has been in my spirit for this entire week and I want to share it with you. I’ve actually got this one running in my car at the moment. It’s by Virtue called Fall Again. The Message in this song is about the Holy Spirit being in Us again. We all have our weaknesses as we walk the road closer to God, but that is when we need the Holy Spirit even more to guide us into that close-knit intimacy with God. It is Only then that we can Hear God, when we allow the Holy Spirit to indwell in us and perform a great work in us to transform into the Image of God with a renewed mind because the Holy Spirit – The Helper  is in us the HOPE of Glory. Let it minister to your Spirit today and confess your weakness before God and seek the help of the Holy Spirit to purify your Heart today. Stay Blessed in  your Walk Everybody!

Scriptures to Meditate

Romans 5:2
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Ephesians 1:18
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

Colossians 1:27
To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life.

Psalm 72:12
For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper.

John 14:16
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever

John 14:26
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.

John 15:26
[ The Coming Rejection ] “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.

Hebrews 13:6
So we may boldly say: “The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”

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The Confession Starter – God is Enough


Hi Everyone!

Well, it’s a beautiful Weekend this week after all the lovely work I have had to do and I am blessed to rest easy for now! Today, I managed to just sit back and basked in music and meditating and writing and I came across this song that I thought I’d share with you with first a video calling us out into a place of deep reflection, confession, redemption and then freedom. I believe that during this season, God is all about restoring our hearts, minds, soul and spirit back in order. We need to all know that God is enough and He is more than able to break the shackles of all that we suffer, wrestle, and struggle with within our lives because He sent His Son Jesus, to set us ALL (the captives of sin) FREE. Do you believe right now that God is Enough? Ask yourself this question today and take Heart, because Jesus OVERCAME the entire WORLD for us.

I Pray that these two videos bless you as they have blessed me.

I’ll start first with the Confession Starter video


The next video is a song called God is Enough By Lecrae (Feat. Flame and Jai). This isn’t a typical gospel song and is more up beat but I am pretty sure it will bless you.  Enjoy the song and let it minister to your spirit. Stay Blessed Everyone!

 


Scriptures to Meditate

John 16:33
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world

1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the worldour faith.

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