Monday, June 16, 2008


I told God to sit me down on His couch so i could get all the conflict
out of my mindand get honest with myself & Him. This is leading me to get honest with those around me as well. It's special and unnatural. It keeps me up at night surrendering to my own guilt or God's grace. I thought last night that I don't really need much assistance from the devil for pointing fingers and accusations when i hear them louder from myself.

Repentance is a gift from the Holy Spirit that leads to a true turning away from self. We can't repent on our own. We can do 'do not touch, don't handle, don't eat' but abstaining isn't enough or we would have changed long ago. There must be an altering of mind, disconnecting sin from pleasurable and back to destructive. Remembering that temptation, sin, and its fruits are all counterfeits to what we really desire, God's pure perfect love that fulfills us so that we are never in want, never without direction, never without hope.

These 5 quotes below have been my constant read and thought.

"Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
is like a city broken down, without walls."

The Bible | The book of Proverbs Chapter 25 Verse 28

"Change occurs when the pain of remaining the same
is greater than the pain of changing."

Boundaries in Dating | Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

"When we clearly understand the prospects we face
if things remain the same,
it helps us bear the pain of changing"

Boundaries in Dating | Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

"If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me."

The Bible | The book of Jeremiah Chapter 15 Verse 19

"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect."

The Bible | The book of Romans Chapter 12 Verse 2

1 comment:

Sarah Jane said...

We also need to know that in the midst of our sinfulness there is Grace, more importantly it comes freely to us all because of Christ's sacrifice. It is so important to be where you are: in a place of honesty. However, you also eventually need to get to a place where you a shining in the light of God's wonderful gift of forgiveness. God says His mercies are new every we get a "crisp" :D start to every single day.....that is why being in a place of realizing our need for Christ brings total and complete PEACE to our hearts.

Thanks for sharing from your heart :)