Monday, October 26, 2009

Letting Go of Spirit Killers Through Prayer and Applying God's Word

A parasite is an organism that grows, feeds, and is sheltered on or in a different organism while contributing nothing to the survival of its host. This year is the year of letting go. I'll be constantly adverting back to this statement. I wanna briefly talk about personal parasites. These are things that we have allowed to attach itself to our lives but don't mean us any good. This is the part of us that wants what God doesn't want. We are in a war against our spirit man and our fleshly nature. I wanna name a few parasites. Let's see if we can identify at least one of the following parasites in our life.

A few parasites:Sexual Unfaithfulness, not being pure, taking part in sexual sin, worshiping other gods, witchcraft, hatred, making trouble, jealousy, anger, selfishness, causing division, lust, seducing spirits, making people angry with each other, envy, drunkeness, having wild and wasteful parties, gossip, and doing other things like these. You can never get rid of your parasites until you hate having them. As long as you love your "parasites" we'll continually allow them to sap us spiritually while we receive no spiritual benefit from it.....only fleshly benefit which won't last and leads to spiritual death.

It is very important that we work on killing these parasites one by one. The only way we can do this is to apply Romans 12 into our life.It says: "I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to God. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. Do not change yourselves to be like the people of the world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect." (We can't make the right decisions with the old mind. Our judgment is off)

Our challenge for today is to let go of our will and surrender our day to God. Surrender and "Let Go" of one of your spirit killers today and make a choice and desire to please God as soon as you read this blog. Part of the challenge is to also sacrifice something that we regularly put before God and give God that time by praying and getting in His word. You don't have to read the whole bible. Just something that applies to your "parasite" and will build you up spiritually. For example, if you struggle with unforgiveness, find a scripture that deals with that subject. Read the scripture or story, get it in your spirit, and then pray about your unforgivness and give it to Jesus. You must sacrifice some of your TV time, internet time, telephone time, or whatever you put before God. (20 minutes or longer)

Today's challenge is an important step in the letting go process and it should be done daily. We're letting go together......taking it one step and one day at a time. Let's do it you'll. Talk to me and share your comments on how your life is changing in the letting go process.

Can't wait to hear from you,


There Is A Time For Everything

My focus right now is all about Letting Go. Ecclesiastes Chapter 3 talks about there being a time for everything. I want to focus on Ecc 3:6. It says that there is a time to keep things and a time to throw things away.

Letting Go is all about throwing things away. What do you need to get rid of physically, emotionally and mentally? In order to reach our fullest potential we need to detox ourselves of everything that's holding us back. I wish we could just make all the bad things about ourselves go away in one magic moment but we can't. This is a process you'll. For you it might be negative thoughts, for another anger, bitterness, hurt, pain, procrastination, etc. But this is not the end all tell all! This is the beginning of a new and changed us!

You know your situation and I know mine. I want to challenge you everyday to do something different in your life that will help you become a better person. Make a choice for the better that you normally wouldn't make.

The challenge for today is to replace every negative and unhealthy thought that comes into your mind with a positive thought that is opposite of the negative one. For example if a thought comes into your mind that says "I can't forgive (you fill in the name) for what they did to me!) Replace it with "I forgive (you fill in the name) for what they did to me." Whatever your negative thought is, use the same principle. You will have such a positive energy around you and you'll have such a peace of mind. Tell me how replacing your negative thoughts with positive thoughts has helped you! I look forward to hearing your story.

Be encouraged everyone and remember "We're letting go together!"


Don't Look Out The Window

I felt led to talk to you about fear vs faith. You know I have to start off with Hebrews 11:1. It says "Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing that something is real even if we do not see it."That version was taken from the New Century Bible.Faith is trusting God even when we can't see how and when "it" will happen. I have an acronym for fear.

Let me tell you something, if you believe it, it will God's timing though. But you have to trust God. The bible says faith comes by hearing and hearing comes by the word of God. The word is our foundation. It is the only thing that millions of people can stand on at the same time and will never break or give out on us. It's solid, it's real and it's our life. God told me to tell YOU that all things are possible to those who believe!

No matter what your situation is, no matter the sickness, no matter how much it's gonna cost, no matter how long you've been waiting, no matter how much you are hurting inside, and no matter how far gone you feel a family member is, and no matter how bad your credit is, God can and will fix your situation if you BELIEVE IT.

Let me share a story with you to show you how faith and praise will work for you.In high school during my 11th and 12th grade year I was in COOP.....where you go to school half a day and work for half a day. I had my first car at 16 and that's what I was driving to and from work. Well, I remember one day my car was trippin and I had no way to work. I called everyone I could think of who I felt could take me to work. I had to get there cuz I had already been messing up at work and only had a few more times to mess up or I was outta there.LOL Come on.....You know how it is when you're younger.

So I called my aunt who lived down the street. I just knew she could take me cuz she was retired, always at home and was always there for the family if they needed something. I called her and to my surprise, even she couldn't do take me to work. She said another car that wasn't working was parked behind her car so there was nothing she could do. I was outta options. So let me tell you what I did. You might think this is funny but it moved the hand of God.

At 17 yrs old I started praying and just praising and thanking God for a way to work. I didn't know how I was gonna get there or who was gonna take me but I BELIEVED that God will make a way. I kept saying thank you Lord for making a way for me. I know I messed up at work but I can't afford to mess up anymore. Thank you Lord that It's already done. I trust you. I was standing in my living room and every now and then I would get a little fearful and look out the window to see if someone, anyone would just pull up in the driveway to come get me. I got my mind together, pushed the fear aside, stopped looking out the window and started back praising.

Here's where the blessing came. After about 30 minutes of praising and trusting God, I received a phone call from my aunt. She said that she was messing up her flower bed and driving over her good plants trying to squeeze her car from out of the driveway so she could take me to work. Remember, the other car that didn't work was behind her car and she said she couldn't take me. The key point is that all that time while I was praising and thanking God, not knowing how he was gonna move (just knowing that he would), God had my aunt squeezing her car out of the driveway and even driving over her good plants for me so I could get to work.

So listen, it doesn't matter how big or small you think your situation is, trust God and put a praise on yur lips to remind you of who God is. Don't worry about how long it will take, how it will happen, and when it will happen. Just know that it will happen. And don't look out the window because it produces fear. And while you're praising and trusting him, either he is moving or has someone moving for you in your situation that you don't know anything about! Looking out the window represents being moved by what you see instead of walking by faith. So be encouraged today. Nothing is impossible with God.

Your challenge for today is to let go of any kind of worries or fears you have concerning your situation. Go through this day in praise knowing that God is moving for you. Don't try to figure it out. Just trust God.

Love you guys and remember, "We're letting go together!"