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Jun 29, 2011 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Week 2 Day 3- Rejection

Week 2 Day 3- Rejection

Rejection:
1: to refuse to accept, consider, submit to, take for some purpose, or use
2: : to refuse to hear, receive, or admit
3 : to refuse as lover or spouse

Rejection robs people of relationships. Rejection will make people feel that others don’t love them.
Rejection communicates that a person is unacceptable, of no value, doesn’t belong, unwanted, can’t fit in and unloved. Rejection communicates this message through a disgusted look, disdain, an impatient answer, a snub, through neglect, through abandoning someone, through silence. (Henry Wright, “A More Excellent Way”) 

I have learned over the years there are some people who actually have become one with a deep rooted spirit of Rejection(mostly generational passed down from family)that stays with them until they discern and get delivered.. Rejection is considered one of the 7 Strongman Spirits along with Bitterness that we saw yesterday.

We have all dealt with a form of rejection in our lives whether from our parents, divorce,even to not being invited to a party, ect… For me rejection creeped in Jr. High and high school school days through my father.  I was driven by performance. My father was the type of person who was always early or on time to everything, always knew the weather before the meteorologist, and planned out his whole year,.

Below are some examples of how performance driven my father was towards me that led to me becoming one with rejection. When I was a sophomore in HS and my Dad was pushing me in soccer to get All- State in Ohio (which means you are the top 25th player in the State) I trained with the best team, went to the best camps but just didn’t make it. I could tell my Dad was disappointed. REJECTION, so what did I do, I worked harder.

Two years later I surpassed All State and I became All-American (Top 25th player in the United States). My fathers comment was you could have gotten this award all along. :(

I went to college to play soccer at University of Kentucky, by my Sophomore year I was burnt out and wanted to quit. I ended up breaking my leg going into my Junior year and dropped out of school altogether. My father told me I would never make it without a college degree and pretty much stopped talking to me out of embarrassment for a period of time. REJECTION again, so what did I do, I moved to Texas,rehabbed my leg, trained with a women’s team harder then I ever have. So at 27yrs old got another soccer scholarship back to school  (Texas Wesleyan) and Graduated!

There are many other circumstances but you get the idea of how I was rejected through performance / driven spirit I came back and did better to feel loved by my father.

I have forgiven my father because I realized, as I recognized the pattern, my dad did this because it was done to him, and it was done out of fear. My dad wanted to make sure I didn’t hang around the crowd doing drugs, or get pregnant so this is how he chose to motivate me.
Others forms of rejection can come in an abandonment situation, an adoption, unemotional parents, ect… . It wasn’t until I was 32 yrs old I realized the pattern that my father had been putting me through, I was able to break it. I am still fighting hard to watch that I do not have these patterns with my children.

Father in the name of Jesus, I speak now to the spirit of Rejection, and it can no longer try and rule over anyone reading this now. I pray that every person reading this that has dealt with this spirit recognize,repent , and renounce it from their lives forever. Father I release the power of the Holy Spirit to fill that void that the spirit of Rejection left and may they lift their head high and walk with no fear. AMEN

Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

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Jun 28, 2011 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Week 2 Day 2- Bitterness

Bitterness- exhibiting intense animosity


Hebrews 12:15 (New King James Version)
15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;

Bitterness corrodes like acid, eating away at our soul. It poisons first the mind and then the body. It is often marked by cynicism and animosity towards others. Bitterness is a STRONG MAN kept in a place by several underlings

I struggled with bitterness for years and still sometimes it tries to creep up in me. Little frustrations about life can turn into big time bitterness I have learned over the years. It is just not worth it, walking around in a terrible mood, with a frown on your face. I can walk into a room full of women and within 5 minutes tell you who is bitter. Because I can recognize the familiar spirit, and it is sad when I see people tormented by Bitterness.

 

Bitterness is also emotional weight that you can carry around that literally puts WEIGHT on you. When I went through my own personal transformation over 4 years ago the Lord showed me that losing weight was more then just working out and eating right. I needed to rid myself of generational anger, and bitterness towards my mother-in-law. He showed me this emotional weight (feelings) I had towards another person was WEIGHING me down. I will tell you it wasn’t easy, because it was like I wanted to be mad at her. But then I realized being mad at her because of how she felt about me was actually letting her control my life. So I repented and lost 9 lbs in 1 week.


Why is bitterness a sin? By holding on to bitterness, you are telling God he is not needed in this situation. You have placed yourself in his shoes by judging someone else for what they have done, either you or to someone close to you. Your heart says “God, I will execute judgement here.” But, scripture clearly tells us vengeance belongs to the Lord (Romans 12:19)


God’s word says unless we forgiving of those who trespass against us, God will not forgive our sins (Mathew 6:15, and Mark 11:26) 

*excerpts of Bitterness a Strong Man spirit come from the book ”A More Excellent Way”, by Pastor Henry Wright
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Jun 27, 2011 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Week 2 Day 1- Fear Not

Week 2 Day 1- Fear Not
Fear- to be afraid of : expect with alarm <fear the worst>
Fear is a curse and it produces bondage. Every time you recognize Fear=
rising up( meaning overwhelming feelings of feeling stuck or trapped in a =
situation) you have to respond with what you are going to believe. There ar=
e over 4,000 fears (Henry Eright “More Excellent Way). Fear of people, fear=
of getting pregnant, fear of sickness, fear of death, fear of poverty, ect=
….on and on….
There are so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification. 1Corinthians 14:10
Any thought that comes to you from another voice or from your own thought process which contradicts the Word of God is an anti-christ thought.
The spirit of Fear is an anti-christ spirit because they debate and dethrone the Word of God in your life. They cast down what God has said about His faithfulness to you (You only would know this by reading what he promises us I the Bible). You must get to a place where you understand and believe that you are accepted of God and loved by God. If you are not perfect in the love of God and you have Fear within you, then torment comes. It is torment of the spirit and torment of the soul. That is the mind body connection and you eventually be affected physically. Sinus infections, asthma, stomach problems, hives..are to name a few things that can affect you physically because of fear.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 1John 4:18

When you have Fear, you are not made perfect in love. You are unable to give and receive love properly . Lack of love and the presence of Fear go hand in hand. If there is no Fear in love and you are complete in Love, Fear has to go. You have to accept that you are loved by God and you are eternally preserved for Him forever. If you are complete in God’s love and he is in control, why should you fear?
Faith represents your future. Fear represents the destruction of your future. Faith and Fear are equal in this dimension: they both demand to be fulfilled.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Your hopes motivate you because that is what faith is. Faith involves God’s plan for you. Your hopes need to be based on the known will and knowledge of God as revealed by the Word of God. Fear will try to create your future. It projects into the future, based on your past. What you are meditating on or thinking about every day occupies your mind. You may be meditating on the good things or you may be thinking about all the things that will go wrong in your life today and tomorrow. The object of your fear is not only being projected into tomorrow, but also yesterday’s projected fear is here today. If Fear is a
form of faith and you believe what Fear says and not what God says, then according to your Fear-faith so be it unto you. Both are demanding to be fulfilled. Which one are you fulfilling?
Faith will always defeat Fear, because faith is a work of the Holy Spirit. Fear is a work of the created being named Lucifer, who fell and became Satan.( Section taking from Henry Wright “A More Excellent Way”)
Lastly, Jesus said “FEAR NOT” 365 timess in the Bible, basically everyday……….so go and Take your Peace…
Jun 24, 2011 - Daily Devotional    No Comments

Week 1 Day 5- Dreams and Choices

 

I’ve received a lot of good advice in my life. Near the top of the list is this wise observation from a friend: “Life is not made by the dreams that you dream but by the choices that you make.”

He’s right-your life today is the sum total of all the choices you’ve made up to this point. The apostle Paul gave similar advice in Philippians 1:10\, when he said to “approve the things that are excellent” (1:10). In any given situation, we have a whole continuum of choices-ranging from really rotten choices, to the mediocrity of average choices, to choices that are good, and then to those that are excellent. God wants to move us across the continuum, past our natural impulses, all the way to excellent choices.

Often it’s challenging to make the most excellent choice, especially if there aren’t many others joining us. Sometimes it may feel as if our desires and freedoms have been suppressed. But if you follow Paul’s advice, you’ll notice some really positive outcomes-like being pure and blameless and fruitful (v.11).
Make the choice to live a life filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22-23). Then revel in the result!

The little choices we must make
Will chart the course of life we take;
We either choose the path of light,
Or wander off in darkest night. -D. De Haan

 

Ladies, by this time tomorrow you will have completed Day 1 workout.

 

Take on the Journey, Embrace the Process, Accept the Transition, Remove the Isolation, and Make the right Choices!

 

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