Saturday, February 25, 2012

Significant In Christ

Sadly, most believers do not understand who they really are, who God made them to be, the authority He intended them to possess, or how Christ can meet their innermost desires for acceptance, security, and significance.
~ Shannon Ethridge

The last couple of days we have been studying up on how we are accepted in Christ and how we are secure in Christ and today we will be looking at how we are significant in Christ.

First of all...what is significance?
The word significant means to have meaning, to be important, to have influence or effect. There is a song that I absolutely love and one of the lyrics is "When I don't measure up to much in this life, I'm a treasure in the eyes of Christ..."  

Day Twelve

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Names of God: Jehovah-tsidkenu

I love this name of God.
This name of God is one that brings me peace and hope and relief...
The name we will be looking at today is Jehovah-tsidkenu.

We discover the meaning of Jehovah-tsidkenu in the book of Jeremiah.

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Secure In Christ

I hate insecurity.
I have seen it bring out the very worst in me and in others.
It is crazy how we can be insecure about how we feel about ourselves or the way someone else feels about us and that insecurity will cause us to lash-out instead of love-out.

Instead of showing an abundance of love to the ones we are insecure toward we put up a wall of defence and go into attack mode. Fight or flight kicks in every time.

It's rooted in fear.
It takes perfect love to cast out fear (1 John 4:18).
I don't know about you but I don't have perfect love on my own. There is nothing perfect in or about me...  That is at least until the day that perfect love accepted me and came to dwell in me and with me.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Accepted In Christ

The next few days we are going to focus on either discovering for the first time or reminding ourselves all over again who we are in Christ if we are indeed in Him...

I am convinced that so many of us struggle with what we struggle with simply because we have not realized who we are in Him. It just has not sunk in. We just have not figured out how we could be so intimately and intricately loved by an almighty God that we can not physically see or touch or even audibly hear.

I pray that as we continue this challenge that you will become ever more convinced of His lavished lovingkindness and delight and sheer giddiness over you.

Day Ten
Today our focus is to discover or remember that we are accepted in Christ.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Power Play

Today's challenge just might be the hardest yet...
It might be the most humbling, the most humiliating, the most harrying, but also the most helpful and most freeing... if you have the courage to face it.
Are you willing?
Are you ready?

Day Nine

We are fixing to dig deep ladies... so very deep. We are going to take a walk through our past and quite possibly our present.

Today your challenge is to some point and time between now and March 17th... I am not asking you to do this today because I know personally how hard this will be for some... so just some time between now and March 17th I want you to get physically alone with God. No one else around. No time limit. Just you and God and a sheet of paper... or a couple of sheets of paper. Get alone and undistracted and pray that God would lead you in this challenge.

The challenge I am issuing you is the same challenge that Shannon was given as she sought healing. I will share the challenge in a bit, first let us go back to the garden.

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Woman to Woman

Compare and compromise and competition... we are going to continue today to look at comparisons and our emotional ties... but today we are focusing on us... woman to woman.

Day Eight

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Monday, February 20, 2012

I Wish My Husband...

I received a comment on one of the Thirty-three day Challenge posts sharing that they were doing the challenge, but they felt like a failure... Ladies, God is honoring your efforts. Just as I shared with this woman I will share with you, don't feel like a failure, just persevere! Keep going. Our God is not a performance based judge. He judges according to the heart. 

Day Seven:

Today as we focus on becoming a woman of sexual and emotional integrity we will focus on our thoughts toward our husbands or future husbands....

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Legalism vs Love

We live in a day when we have a list of rules or steps that are supposedly guaranteed to solve all our problems. Just do this, this way, in this order, and sit back and watch the results. Life just doesn't always fit into a list. How many times have you sat down in the morning or the night before and wrote out your "to do" list for the next? How many times have you been able to accomplish it as written?

Today in our challenge we are going to talk about how to live lives of sexual and emotional integrity based on love not legalism.

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