Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Counting My Blessings

1. Thankful to be able to recognize the Lord's hand in our finances. You are our provider!

2. Went upstate to Woodbury Commons outlet mall and invited my mom to come along with us.
It was extremely cold but we were able to get some great deals on clothing at the Children's Place.

3. The Lord pressed upon my mother's heart to give my husband new work boots. They are the warmest boots my husband mentioned to me. He is very thankful to the Lord, YOU are always on time!

4. Enjoying my sewing machine. These past two weeks I have been able to sew my baby about 3 skirts and even sewed matching skirts for the girls. They looked adorable:)

5. My SIL went for her first sonogram and we got to see pictures of her baby. I could clearly see his little hands...awww!!

6. The Lord has been ministering me on my relationships with certain people. It's all about You, Jesus and not about me!

7. A BIC and his baby celebrated birthdays this past week. May the Lord continue to bless them in abundance and may the fear of the Lord never depart from their lives.

8. Another little SIC celebrated her 2nd birthday this week. God, may the desire of her heart be to always serve You and follow in Your footsteps.

9. The past two weeks have been great coupon using weeks. I am so thankful Lord!!!

10. My husband has been on vacation this week and we have been enjoying this time together. The girls have enjoyed having daddy home. My husband was able to dedicate time in prayer and fasting as well.

11. This week has been especially cold here in NYC. Thankfully since my husband has been home I was able to run errands without having to take the baby outside. My teen enjoyed seeing the sights and holiday displays over at 34th Street in Manhattan.

12. We had another awesome vigil. We had two neighboring churches visit and share the Word of God with us. One of the churches made 100 tamales for us!!! They were delicious. One brother even praised the Lord with his accordion which sounded awesome!!!

13. My husband had some issues with his debit card and we were able to resolve the issue fairly quick and pain free:)

14. My husband is so grateful that he was asked to lead the praise and worship on Thursday's service.

And My God will supply all your needs according to
His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

~ Philippians 4: 19

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Breaking Free: Deprogramming and Reprogramming

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today,
so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness.
~ Hebrews 3:13

I began reading this book in January and it has been almost a year since I have started on this journey. I pray that the sister's that have started on the journey to breaking free with me have enjoyed the wealth of information that the book has provided. This book in conjunction with the Bible has been a powerful tool in unmasking lies.

A few months back, my husband and I purchased a new computer. Now we had one to many computers and we were considering selling our old computer. I spoke with a computer tech at Staples and asked what I had to do in order to get all of my personal information erased from my computer and get it ready to sell. The tech mentioned (if I remember correctly) that the computer's hard drive had to be completely wiped out (erased) and the hard drive needed to be re-programmed. All of my personal information needed to be deleted so that it could never be accessed again. Do you see where I am heading to with this illustration?

Before I was born there were generational curses operating in my family that had to be broken. As a child there were words declared over me that had to be bound and now words of life had to be loosed.

There was a whole lot of "deprogramming" that needed to be done.

After, I received Jesus I was now given the task, with the revelation of the Word, to begin reprogramming. I had to be open and honest with myself about lies that I had believed and rebuke those thoughts and see whether it was myself or situation I was living, through the mirror that is God's Word.

Instead of believing the lies of the devil I have to choose to meditate on the truth of God's Word.

Beth states that, "We possess the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) but we still have the full capacity to think with the mind of the flesh." I know the Truth of the Word, however, the devil does not miss an opportunity to introduce a lie and get my brain rolling with a deceptive thought. I admit I have taken the bait more times than I care to remember.

I must practice "the process of applying God's truth to the matter" that is trying to build a stronghold in my mind.

The devil is the father of all lies. Any thought, action or word contrary to the Word of God over me, my family, my finances, my health, etc. simply does not come from God. My task is to identify it, rebuke it and proclaim the Truth of God's Word!

"What are some of the lies that you have
begun to identify in your life?"