Obsessed vs. Obedient

What do you obsess about? What thoughts take you captive daily? What do you think about morning, noon, and night? Are they evil and idolatrous, or godly?  The Bible says Believers should think on things that are just, righteous, holy, and pure.

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Deceived vs. Diligent

“Then you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” ~~ John 8:32 (NIV).

Recently I've been thinking about how the enemy works to deceive God's people. But what is deception, and how can we prevent from being deceived?Deception is defined as “using a lie to promote something that is not of value. The intent of deception is to exchange something of inferior value for something that is of value.”

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Envious vs. Expansion

Have you ever asked why we envy others? Do you compare yourself, your kids, or your house to those of others? Do you have envious thoughts when you view Facebook or Instagram? Do you secretly wish that, (well, you fill in the blank)? Are your thoughts wrapped and consumed with what others think of you more than the things of God?

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Rejected vs. Rejoicing

Rejection is one of the most painful emotions that we as humans can feel or experience, in fact rejection can send shivers down our spine.  As a counselor I hear so often from women for whom rejection has become part of their story. Their “view of self” - has been shattered because they have believed lies that they are unworthy, not-accepted, and often even unloved. When we view ourselves from a such a low place, these internal beliefs affect our behavior all because we believe that we are not good enough! Have you ever believed this narrative about yourself?

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Fearful vs. Free

Each of the seven negative words in this acronym FREEDOM typifies a chain that shackles us, keeps us locked in our prison, and holds us back from experiencing His freedom and love.

Now, let's ask ourselves these questions: Am I allowing fear rob me of my freedom? Do I feel isolated because of my fears? Do I think that I can never be free? Am I shackled to a chain of my own making?

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Seven Words That Hold You Captive To This World, And Seven Words That Set You Free

This week we are introducing you to a seven week series based upon my Encounter His Truth Personal Guidebook. We will explore the principle of having The Mind of Christ. My blog will enable you to consider your patterns of thinking, what habits keep you wandering in the desert, and which ones hold your life hostage - keeping you from the biblical “Promised Land of Milk and Honey.

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Are You In The Jungle?

Picture this, if you will: You are surrounded by thick brush and cannot see your way clear. You don't know which way to turn - which direction to go. It is hot and steamy, too. In fact, the humidity is almost more than you can bear.

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When In the Fire, What Lies Do We Believe? Part 1

Lies come in like rushing water. They flood our minds and affect our heart. But how do we define lies? What are we talking about?  They are our thoughts, feelings, emotions, and our desires that we have and act out when we live in the natural realm apart from the plan of God. Now, ask yourself, “How do I respond to God's refining fire?”  How can I be made aware of these lies and be able to dispel them?

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