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Phantom Pain

A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated limb is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts. Phantom pain sensations are described as perceptions that an individual experiences relating to a limb that is not physically part of the body, as with an amputee. People who have lost an arm or a leg often perceive the limb as though it is still there, and they can literally feel excruciating pain in specific parts of the phantom limb.

From Cardboard To Glory

While He was knocking I saw a person on the other side of the door holding a small cardboard box which seemed to represent how they saw themselves. I knew how they saw themselves determined what they allowed in their life or their box. They could not see who they were but believed somehow the box was a true representation of who there were in many ways. Some self-perceived misconceptions cloaked themselves in very subtle ways they were unaware of.






More Than a Conqueror, Part Two

Comparing oneself to another in any way—good or bad—is detrimental. Comparison will always lead to a critical spirit which stops everyone concerned in their tracks. Don’t even compare your present state with your past…






Communion – Broken Bread & Poured Out Wine, A Place Of Healing, Intercession And Grace

Consider the verse in John 20:23 and take Him at His Word. Will you stand in the gap for the forgiveness and the release of another’s sin? Will you be one who comes boldly before the throne of grace to receive mercy in time of need for yourself and others? Will you be one who dares to go outside the confines of religious communion and enter into spiritual communion where the wine and bread multiply when it is put in the hands of a repentant giving heart? Will you be broken bread and poured out wine in the life of another. Will you be one who takes communion with such a heart as to become communion in a dying world?






The Pointed Finger And The Pointed Tongue Verses Grace

We look at others and wonder why they can’t seem to overcome areas of struggle in their lives while at the same time we are fraught with our own inability to achieve victory in our own areas of weakness. We wonder why others can’t seem to see what we see or be as righteous as we are and yet we need glasses of our own. To put it in a nutshell, we forsake grace and set ourselves up as a judge who has the ability to somehow discern and evaluate the motives of another man’s heart which only the Lord can truly see. Sure we can see outward manifestations or what we call symptoms; but, are they the full indicator? Not necessarily. I know the Word says we shall know them by their fruit. Notice the word is know them, not judge or speak evil of them. Knowing should lead to prayer and intercession, not judgment least we be judged.






A Promise Given, A Promise Kept My Personal Perspective

Secondly, some have even wondered…questioned… how I would dare take the Scripture and do with it as I do…how I can take something so reverent and share it in such conversational form. I believe the Lord is a conversational God with an intense desire to fellowship with us in simple yet profound ways according to the way He has made us. I also believe one cannot plummet the depths of God’s Word any more than one can dive to bottom of the deepest reaches of the oceans…but it is fun trying.






Build An Ark, The Rain Is Coming

Verse five is the verse in which God begins to give Noah detailed instructions on how to build the ark. If Psalms 26 is Angela’s ark then it must hold specific instructions for her just as Genesis 6:14-22 did for Noah. And what about my Psalms 15? Definitely a Selah moment.

These verses in Genesis 6 not only established physical instructions on how to build an ark but were more importantly a promise…a covenant given by God to Noah and his family…a covenant honored and fulfilled by God through the obedience of Noah (Genesis 6:18, 22). God gave instructions and made covenant. Noah listened and walked in obedience. As a result he and his family were kept safe, reaping the fulfillment of God’s promise to them.

Can the obedience of “one” make the difference for a whole family…a whole nation? Just ask Jesus. He made a difference and still does and He did it living as a man walking out a life of abiding in and being obedient to the Father. And now He lives in us and we in Him, thereby creating the ultimate ark. Just another Selah moment.






New Mercies, Every Moment Has A Morning

Yes, His mercies are new every morning…every moment…for every moment in time has its own morning. Selah






Taking Thoughts Captive And The Power Of Forgiveness

In light of the above Scriptures, we must not be conformed to this world or our own negative thoughts. Negative thoughts give way to negative actions. I am not discounting the fact that we all commit acts of sin. It is what we do in reference to His forgiveness when we sin that matters. Do we confess, repent and go on or do we confess, repent and hold on, only to hold ourselves or others in continual guilt and shame over something the Lord has already forgiven us or them for?

Beloved, often it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves. Therefore, we must practice His principles of forgiveness regardless of who is involved; our selves or others. This enables us to take our thoughts captive in a more effective manner.

In light of the above Scriptures, we must not be conformed to this world or our own negative thoughts. Negative thoughts give way to negative actions. I am not discounting the fact that we all commit acts of sin. It is what we do in reference to His forgiveness when we sin that matters. Do we confess, repent and go on or do we confess, repent and hold on, only to hold ourselves or others in continual guilt and shame over something the Lord has already forgiven us or them for?

Beloved, often it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves. Therefore, we must practice His principles of forgiveness regardless of who is involved; our selves or others. This enables us to take our thoughts captive in a more effective manner.

In light of the above Scriptures, we must not be conformed to this world or our own negative thoughts. Negative thoughts give way to negative actions. I am not discounting the fact that we all commit acts of sin. It is what we do in reference to His forgiveness when we sin that matters. Do we confess, repent and go on or do we confess, repent and hold on, only to hold ourselves or others in continual guilt and shame over something the Lord has already forgiven us or them for?

Beloved, often it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves. Therefore, we must practice His principles of forgiveness regardless of who is involved; our selves or others. This enables us to take our thoughts captive in a more effective manner.

In light of the above Scriptures, we must not be conformed to this world or our own negative thoughts. Negative thoughts give way to negative actions. I am not discounting the fact that we all commit acts of sin. It is what we do in reference to His forgiveness when we sin that matters. Do we confess, repent and go on or do we confess, repent and hold on, only to hold ourselves or others in continual guilt and shame over something the Lord has already forgiven us or them for?

Beloved, often it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves. Therefore, we must practice His principles of forgiveness regardless of who is involved; our selves or others. This enables us to take our thoughts captive in a more effective manner.
In light of the above Scriptures, we must not be conformed to this world or our own negative thoughts. Negative thoughts give way to negative actions. I am not discounting the fact that we all commit acts of sin. It is what we do in reference to His forgiveness when we sin that matters. Do we confess, repent and go on or do we confess, repent and hold on, only to hold ourselves or others in continual guilt and shame over something the Lord has already forgiven us or them for?

Beloved, often it is easier to forgive others than it is to forgive ourselves. Therefore, we must practice His principles of forgiveness regardless of who is involved; our selves or others. This enables us to take our thoughts captive in a more effective manner.






How To Declare And Proclaim The Love Of God

Simply put, it is an emphatic statement, affirmation, speech or pronouncement. It is something when done from a spiritual perspective , for maximum benefit, should be done out loud. After all, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of Christ. When we declare the Word of God and dare to believe what He has said in lieu of what we see, feel or hear faith comes.