Re-branded love

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I was one of those people who had the words stupid and worthless seared into my soul at a young age. But God came in and like a laser of love re-branded me‪#‎beloved‬ ‪#‎Mine‬ ‪#‎Loved‬ ‪#‎Accepted‬

What an awesome, healing, loving God we have!!

 

I still have thoughts that come and try to eat me alive whenever I speak or pray in front of people. I don’t focus on it in the moment but when a quiet moment comes…then comes also the enemy of my soul trying to enchain me again to words that have long been removed. I hear thoughts in my mind that go something like this:

…you sound so stupid….

….you make no sense….

…you don’t even know what you are talking about…

all accompanied by a feeling of worthlessness

Then I find myself saying out loud “ I hate talking in front of people!”

I had spoke up during worship at church. In a vulnerable moment I said that “I was a person who was told you’re stupid but God called me loved.” Then the enemy used my words to beat me up through out the day and so I ended up in warfare of the mind for the rest of the day, contending for what God says of me.

The only way I know how to overcome the enemy is through worship

and so I sang to my King within my soul throughout the day.

The song Lord, I need you became my companion.

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When we worship, we become aware of God’s presence. And in the spirit we light up and shine like Christ on the earth.

And while that did bring me some relief the next morning I could still feel that hangover of indulging in words that crush the soul.  I went to the Lord in prayer and the Word. I read 1 Corinthians. God had allow that hangover so that He could minister to me. Seriously everything happens for a reason and a teaching!  And these words leapt off the page at me.

1 Cor. 1:17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

not with wisdom of words meaning without any attempt to dazzle with eloquence or intellect, without trying to impress.

I felt rest come to my soul. Its ok to JUST BE ME!

Why?  Because if I try to impress, the cross of Christ is made no effect.

What He did on the cross was enough for me!!

1 Cor. 1:26-30 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.  But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;  and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence. But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.

AMEN!!!

This is why we do not reclaim those words seared upon our souls!

We are chosen & HE BECAME FOR US WISDOM.  All Glory to God!

And when I can not stand I’ll fall on you, Jesus you’re my hope and stay!!!

When He said “ It is finished!” He covered in all!!

Starla

What arises from a song….

Listening to words that dig deeper

into places empty

waiting for refill

refuel

beautiful things come from our broken places

the cracks we try to hide

is where we shine the best light

colors painted over crimson red

making rainbows of favor in our own eyes

but covered scars

remove the path we’ve walked

ill timed humor

tripped laughter

rancid hoarding

tucked away tears

plastic water colored lives

can we dig ourselves out of the grave we’ve dug

when we have covered ourselves in our chocolate tasted lives

shovels down

dirt washed

under the only flowing river

called a CROSS

Friday Facts

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March 2, 2012

1. Something Good:

Picked up daughter a 8th graduation Dress

(source)

 

2.  Something I want :

OR ….if not this tablet

Still not sure?? …lol

 

3. A SONG …If you like ROCK this ROCKS!!!

 

4.  A Quote:

It’s not the sinfulness that you’d think:

It’s the thanklessness — that we do.

It’s thank-lessness that first stirs the full wrath of God.

~Ann Voskamp

Romans 1:18  The wrath of God is being revealed from

heavenagainst all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what m

ay be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world

God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine

nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. 21 For

althoughthey knew God, they neither glorified him as God

 nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile

and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Linking with:

friday favorite things | finding joy

5. Favorite WFW:

http://patsypat.blogspot.com/2012/02/woyww-of-clean-hearts-and-messy-desks.html

Isn’t this creative and wonderful!!!

 

6. Something I heard:

http://www.reviveourhearts.com/radio/revive-our-hearts/legacy-rahab/

I heard this podcast on the radio the other day and it was a blessing.

“Faith that doesn’t have works is not faith.” The faith that justifies you will demonstrate itself in your behavior—in your obedience, in your following the lordship of Jesus Christ in your life. – Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Linking with:

Mommy's Idea

7. VERSE I READ yesterday :

1 Samuel 18:1 When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own life. 2Saul took David that day and would not let him return to his father’s house. 3Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own life. 4And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was on him and gave it to David, and his armor, even his sword, his bow,and his girdle.

Jonathan knit his soul to David and loved him like his own life …..

Then took of his princely attire and gave it to him…

This must have been an AMAZING FRIENDSHIP!

Ever have a friend you would do anything for?

8.  Something Exciting:

MY MISTER GETS ENROLLED IN PRESCHOOL TODAY!

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He is Mr. Personality!!

9. Tip of the day:

 

DRINK COFFEE!!!

 

10.  A Greeting:

HAVE A REALLY GREAT FRIDAY!

STARLA