Ezekiel 36:26 “ A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
Attached is a link to a short 4 minute video I had done by my local Diocese. I hope it can help other’s find healing through Christ.
If you are interested in a copy of my book “From Darkness Into Light: Finding My Way To the Father’s Merciful Love” I can be reached through email at : firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments below this video link.
Deuteronomy 18: 9-15 “ When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you must not learn to imitate the abhorrent practices of those nations. No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass through fire, or who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or who seeks oracles from the dead. For whoever does these things is abhorrent to the Lord; it is because of such abhorrent practises that the Lord your God is driving them out before you. You must remain completely loyal to the Lord your God. Although these nations that you are about to dispossess do give heed to soothsayers and diviners, as for you, the Lord your God does not permit you to do so.”
Have you been to a psychic, or have you had your tarot cards read? Have you been involved in reiki, yoga, or any other new age practises that we see today in our society? There are many new age practises popping up in different forms and we need to be very careful in regards to the harm it causes spiritually. I want you to know the devil is real.
In my past I dabbled with psychic phone calls on chat lines, the ouiji board and a few other occult practises. My ignorance led me to become prey to the devil and away from God. I was attracted to the unknown and found these things acceptable in our secular society. Little did I know the harm it caused me spiritually.
To make a long story short, when I turned my life over to Jesus I had to rebuke all the sins of my past including every new age practise I was involved in. Jesus is the one true God, he is the long narrow path that leads us to healing. We need to turn away from sin and find the truth in his loving Mercy.
I pray for all who seek healing but have been led down the wrong path. Those who the enemy is grasping at and trying to harm. I ask that they find the truth which is in you alone. Amen.
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Psalm 143: 7-10 “ Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me, or I shall be like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for In you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Save me, O Lord, from my enemies; I have fled to you for refuge. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good spirit lead me on a level path.”
We all want to follow the right path that is pleasing to Jesus. The path that is usually the right path is also the most challenging and difficult one to walk. The bumps and hills on that road can help us to build character and shape us to a deeper love and trust in God. If we turn to Jesus in prayer and careful discernment he will strengthen us with confirmation that we are on the right path. Place your trust in him and allow his love to mold you to be the person he created you to be.
I thank you for the bumps and hills in life that have us turn to you for guidance. I pray for continual strength and trust in all of us to seek you wholeheartedly. Thank you for loving us and shaping us, Amen.
Hebrews 12:3 “ Consider him who endured such hostility against himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart.”
The above picture I inserted reminds me of life and our journey as christians. There are times when things go smooth and times when we are led off track and in different directions. Life is full of up’s and down’s, we are never exempt from trials.
One thing I am being shown by the Holy Spirit is to keep my eyes on Jesus and not lose heart. Focus on Jesus and how much he loves us, not on the trials around us. This is hard to do “yes” …we are human, but with the help of the Holy Spirit we can get there. We can start by calling to Jesus for help immediately instead of allowing the things around us to consume our thoughts. Each day start again and reach out to your Heavenly Father who is always near his precious child.
I thank you for your love for each of us. Help us to turn to you in trials and to never lose hope. Pour your love over us and give us the grace to know you more each day. Amen.
Titus 3:4-7 “ But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. This Spirit he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ, our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
Have you ever believed you needed to do well to be loved? That Love needs to be earned, not freely given. Why do you think some of us were led to believe that we are worth unconditional love?
Years ago I believed this lie myself. I thought Jesus could never love me for who I am, that I need to earn his love. My parents never gave me unconditional love, in fact the words I Love You never was spoken to me by their mouths. I want you to know that Jesus loves you and it is a genuine love. A love you do not need to earn, a love so pure it can change your heart. Are you willing to trust in that love?
I pray for all those who need an outpouring of your love. That they would recognize that they are your chosen children. That your love need not be earned but it freely given to those that seek you. Amen.
2 Timothy 4:1-5 “ In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully.”
This scripture is very powerful and packed with truth. In our society today I have seen many new age practises on the rise. People tend to believe in these “quick fix” misleading occult practises that are causing more pain and draining their pocket books.
I am hear to say that the road is narrow, and yet so worth travelling that leads to Jesus. Our society is in such a stage of seeking instant everything that we forget that good things come to those that wait. We need to strengthen in the virtues of the Holy Spirit which then can lead to true healing of the heart. Let’s continue to ask Jesus especially at Christmas that we grow in the virtues and our feet stay walking the long narrow road.
As we come to celebrate your birth, let us ask for strength and wisdom that we follow the Holy Spirit. That all who seek you will find you, and they will have complete trust in you alone. Amen.
Colossians 3:1-4 “ So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory.”
We all have had moments in our faith walk where we can feel the love of Jesus so closely at times. He blesses us with his love and our faith increases. Have you been challenged to grow in faith soon after? Or to show love in a situation where it seems impossible to break through to someone who does not love you back?
These challenges in life are meant to help us grow. For fruit to take shape in our lives. I have gone through these trials time and time again but I can honestly say I’m getting stronger. My faith is increasing and I’m grateful to God for these circumstances. I have learned to keep my eyes on Jesus and not be distracted as much by what is happening around me. If I focus on the good in my life it can out weigh the bad that is around me. Keep praying and asking Jesus to help you to get past the trials in your life, he will lighten the load and bring you back the peace that could easily be lost.
I thank you for today. I thank you for your love for us and our families. I pray for each one of us who are suffering and hurt to turn to you in our pain. I pray we keep our eyes on you and not be distracted by what is around us. Amen.