Posted in Wendys Heart Attack & Healing

The Refreshing Peace Of God

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. – Isaiah 26:3

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. – Colossians 3:15

When you have someone you love sick and in the hospital, Satan tends to attack the mind of the Christian with a vengeance.  So how did I deal with it?   I took long walks and observed God’s creation and I also kept my mind fixed on the above verses.  At first, your mind is a jumble of confusion and worry, but then it starts to go away.  When I wrapped myself up in the thoughts of God and what HE has done, for brief moments, I stopped worrying and felt hope and peace.

It comes and goes, but there is peace in fixing ones thoughts upon God and not the problems.  I am speaking not on what I have read here, but on what I KNOW and have tried and what has worked!

Our sick loved ones need us as strong as we can be for them.  So if you have a loved one who is sick and in the hospital, give my method a try.  Get out and walk, observe nature, pray, praise, and fill your mind with thoughts of God. Before you know it, the worry will cease and you will be filled with Gods peace on the matter.

God Bless!

Posted in September 2011

My Never Again List

Continuing on from yesterdays post.  Here is the basic “Never Again” list from the second course I took.  I have added many more to these and you can too.  Please post a comment if this helps or enlightens you in any way.

Never again will I confess “I can’t” for “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

Never again will I confess lack, for ”My God shall supply all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).

Never again will I confess fear, for “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy1:7).

Never again will I confess doubt and lack of faith, for “God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith” (Romans 12:3).

Never again will I confess weakness, for “The Lord is the strength of my life” (Psalm 27:1). “The people that know their God shall be strong and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32).

Never again will I confess supremacy of Satan over my life, for “Greater is He that is within me than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Never again will I confess defeat, for “God always causeth me to triumph in Christ Jesus” (2 Corinthians 2:14).

Never again will I confess lack of wisdom, for “Christ Jesus is made unto me wisdom from God” (1Corinthians 1:30).

Never again will I confess sickness, for “With His stripes I am healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Jesus “Himself took my infirmities and bare my sickness” (Matthew 8:17).

Never again will I confess worries and frustrations, for I am “Casting all my cares upon Him, who careth for me” (1 Peter 5:7). In Christ I am “care-free.”

Never again will I confess bondage, for ”Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Corinthians 3:17).

Never again will I confess condemnation, for “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). I am in Christ; therefore, I am free from condemnation.

Never again will I confess loneliness, Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:20). “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Hebrews 13:5).

Never again will I confess curses or bad luck, for ”Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith” (Galatians 3:13-14).

Never again will I confess discontent because ”I have learned, in whatsoever state (circumstances) I am, therewith to be content” (Philippians 4:11).

Never again will I confess unworthiness because “He hath made Him to be sin for us who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Posted in September 2011

Mans Thoughts Vs Gods Replies

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he – Proverbs 23:7

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. – Romans 12:2

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ1 Corinthians 10:5

I used to be a very cynical, negative person.  A few years back, I attended 2 bible studies at a church called Mans Thoughts Vs God’s Replies and Never Again.  The courses outlined mans basic thoughts, and what God had to say about them.  As time went by, I began replacing my old, carnal thoughts with Gods thoughts.  This in turn helped me become a more positive person.  I have added over 200 more thoughts and scriptures to this list. What I am going to post here is just the basic scriptures that the class taught.  I also found this to be an excellent way to memorize scripture. The scriptures somehow became more alive to me and they were easy to remember and share with others because I found out that most people had the exact same thoughts I had!

So here they are.  Mans Thoughts Vs Gods Replies.  Let me know if these have helped you in any way. I will post the NEVER AGAIN list tomorrow.

Mans Thoughts Vs. Gods Replies

I can’t do it, it’s impossible!

GOD SAYS: To the believer, all things are possible – Luke 18:27

I give up, I am exhausted!

GOD SAYS: Wait on me, I will renew your strength – Isaiah 40:31

Nobody loves me or ever will!

GOD SAYS: My love for you will last forever – John 31:3

I will never be able to move on!

GOD SAYS: My grace is sufficient for you – II Corinthians 12:9

Help! I don’t know what to do!

GOD SAYS: Trust me, I will direct you – Proverbs 3:5-6

I can’t do this!

GOD SAYS: You can do all things through me – Philippians 4:13

It’s just not worth it!

GOD SAYS: It will be, just keep going – Galatians 6:9

I will never forgive myself!

GOD SAYS: Yes, you can. I have – Ephesians 4:32

I am so scared!

GOD SAYS: I did not give you a spirit of fear… –II Timothy 1:7

I will always be broke!

GOD SAYS: I will supply all of your needs…-Philippians 4:19

I know I can’t handle this!

GOD SAYS: Give your burden to me, I will carry it – Psalm 55:22

If only I had a clue!

GOD SAYS: I will give you wisdom – I Corinthians 1:30

I am all alone!

GOD SAYS: I will never leave you or forsake you – Hebrews 13:5

Those are the scriptures for the basic course.  I am sure you can find many more as I did.  I think I will end this post with a poem by James Allen taken from his book “As A Man Thinketh

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

Today I will think like a dynamic servant of God, because I am what I think.

I am not always what I think I am; I am what I think.

I am not what I eat; I am what I think.

Clothes do not make the man; thinking makes the man.

Therefore I will keep my thought process active and open to the voice of God.

God did not call me to a life of failure, but to a life of success.

This being so, I cannot fail as long as I do His will, allowing Him to work in and through me, motivating my every thought.

Because my God is a big God, I will think with confidence, knowing that my
thoughts can never be bigger than my God.

Today I will think as the apostle Paul thought when he said: “I can do all
things through Christ which strengthen me.” (Phil. 4:13)