ChristianBlog.Com https://www.christianblog.com/ ChristianBlog.Com is an online community of family oriented Christian Bloggers! en-us Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:14:51 PST Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:14:51 PST Copyright 2017, ChristianBlog.Com editor@christianblog.com (ChristianBlog Editor) support@christianblog.com (Technical Support) Blog Christian Christianity Religious 3 ChristianBlog.Com https://www.christianblog.com/logo.jpg ChristianBlog.Com https://www.christianblog.com/ Stop Apologising For Existing https://www.christianblog.com/blog/shanijane/stop-apologising-for-existing/ Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:34 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/shanijane/stop-apologising-for-existing/ Shani Matthews Sorry. 

 

Sorry. 

 

Pardon. 

 

Excuse me.

 

Sorry.

 

With the onset of depression and anxiety, “sorry” became my favorite word. Sorry for bumping into you, even if you hardly noticed. Sorry my hair sticks up on one side and I'm not wearing makeup. Sorry for laughing in really uncomfortable moments.

Sorry.

Sorry. 

Sorry. 

Sorry for not knowing what I want to really do with my life. Sorry that my leg bounces up and down and it distracts you. Sorry for stopping training sessions because my heart is not doing what it used to do. Sorry for taking up space. Sorry for being sad or scared. … Continue reading…

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Renoucing The Self And Connecting To The Soul https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/renoucing-the-self-and-connecting-to-the-soul/ Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:44 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/renoucing-the-self-and-connecting-to-the-soul/ Deepa N Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Self and Soul are like two different perspectives I hold within myself.

  • My self says I am child of my mom and my dad, but my Soul says I am a Child of God.
  • My self has the pride and feels strong in flesh, but my soul feels humble and weak in spirit.
  • My self is rebellious, but my soul is fearfully and wonderfully made.
  • My self says I see and I have the light, but my souls says I am in the dark and I need Light.
  • My self grows old and weary, but my soul is always a baby.
  • My self people around me can see, but my soul only God can… Continue reading…

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    Moving on in chronological order, I am going to share an event that happened within a month of God calling out my name the first time in March of 2001.

    It was in early April, I decided to check out the back yard of the historic W. W, Mayo House to begin organizing for the opening day of the tourism season. As I walked across the lawn, something caught my eye. I saw what looked like the telephone wires going into the home had been cut. I went over to the corner of the house and sure enough the lines were cut. I then went to the back door and it was not locked. As, I opened the door, I was totally shocked. The little historic home had been broken into and almost all of the… Continue reading…

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    Condemnation And The Habit To Renew Our Mind https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/condemnation-and-the-habit-to-renew-our-mind/ Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:22 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/condemnation-and-the-habit-to-renew-our-mind/ John Knox The Bible makes it very plain that those who are in Christ are a new creature, a new creation.  This new position that we have been born into is expressed in numerous ways.  We are told that we are seated in the heavenly places with Christ.  We are now no longer slaves of fear and anxiety.  We are over comers.  We are more than conquerors.  We now have peace that the world does not have.

    All these terms express our new standing before God; once we were at enmity with God but now through the blood of Jesus we have been reconciled with God.  We have been blessed with all the blessings in the heavenly places.  The faith that Christ manifested while on the earth is now ours.  The resurrected power that raised Jesus from the dead is… Continue reading…

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    Just Another Mental Health Blog https://www.christianblog.com/blog/shanijane/just-another-mental-health-blog/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:55 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/shanijane/just-another-mental-health-blog/ Shani Matthews  

    “You still don't think you deserve therapy.” Barb, my psychologist finished our session with today.

     

    I sat in silence, staring deeply into her eyes. It hit me like a tonne of bricks, because she's right. I instantly felt a nervous childish giggle creep up, which is my coping mechanism when I feel deeply uncomfortable.

     

    I've faithfully come to every session weekly for the last year and a half. I listen intently, take notes, do my homework, journal and take my medications mostly.

     

    In other words, I strive to be a “good patient,” one who she will enjoy working with. Is it because I'm a perfectionist? Partly. Is it because I really want to heal my tr… Continue reading…

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    Above All Else, Guard Your Heart https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/above-all-else-guard-your-heart/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:36 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/above-all-else-guard-your-heart/ K Reynolds

    The beautiful house was filled with priceless treasures given to the occupant by the Father. These gifts were so valuable that no one except the Father could afford a single one and yet the Father lavishly bestowed all of them on not just one but every single one of his children. 

    This angered the enemy. How he hated to see the children enjoying the gifts the Father had given them. The enemy wanted to rob the children of their gifts and destroy them! Why, they not enjoyed their gifts in the sunshine but they did so in the moonlight as well. In fact, they even had the audacity to dance about with them on the… Continue reading…

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    A Piece Of Coal https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/a-piece-of-coal/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 03:02 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/a-piece-of-coal/ K Reynolds

    For as long as I could remember, my grandmother favored one of her legs. The limp was very slight but over time, the favored leg became noticeably thinner than the other one and as a result became more and more troublesome. She eventually succumbed to using a cane. That in itself is not unusual for someone in their 70's but the sad thing is, it didn't have to have come to that.

    My grandmother, like so many of her generation, resisted seeing a doctor. She preferred to simply trust in the Lord. That in itself is not a bad thing. We certainly should trust in God to help and heal us, however, we also need to recognize that God has… Continue reading…

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    The Cross Means https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-cross-means/ Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:07 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-cross-means/ John Knox Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus that we remember and recall over this weekend it did not seem proper to not mention this in a blog.  Because of this sacrifice that was the reason Jesus was born into this world in a stable in Bethlehem. 

    Jesus came into this world so that we might overcome this world.

    Jesus came into this world to show us another world.

    Jesus came into this world so that we may be His ambassadors in this world.

    Jesus came into this world so that we may overcome the prince of this world.

    Jesus came into this world to show us His Father.

    Jesus came into this world to set us free from this world.

    Jesus came into this world to give us peace in this world.

    Jesus came… Continue reading…

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    Prayerful Weapons Of Warfare https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/prayerful-weapons-of-warfare/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 23:18 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/prayerful-weapons-of-warfare/ John Knox

    I have been reading through the historical books of 1st & 2nd Samuel, 1st & 2nd Kings plus 1st & 2nd Chronicles and in doing so I have been entranced by the protection and oversight of Yahweh over his children.  There have been times and seasons of peace from their enemies, while the opposite has also been true.  Some of the battles have been when their enemies marched against them, while other times Gods people have been the instigators. 

    There were defeats and there were victories; some defeats were crushing when whole villages were… Continue reading…

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    God Reveals I Am With You. https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/god-reveals-i-am-with-you/ Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:58 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/god-reveals-i-am-with-you/ Deepa N John 14:18 : I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

    How true that God never leaves us alone, lost or comfortless. He is the loving caring father and He knows our needs and our Hearts pains and tears, He knows how to to Hold us safe in His arms when we are shaking or trembling. "Fear not I am with thee.", "I will hold you safe in the palms of my Hands", "I will not let your foot strike the stone.", "I have the plans to prosper you." "I have loved you with an everlasting love", "I am the Lord your God".

    How did He convince me of all these above statement?

    • I was sitting in the church last sunday, my priest came to me as asked me "Do you want your feet… Continue reading…

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      ]]> Written In My Heart He Who Has Ears To Hear (4) https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-he-who-has-ears-to-hear-4/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:49 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-he-who-has-ears-to-hear-4/ Dorothy Von Lehe Written In My Heart: “He Who Has Ears To Hear” (#4)

      In the writing last week, I shared how God called out my name the first time in March of 2001. This week I will share how He spoke my name a second and third time. Check out the Series Titled Written In My Heart for previous writings.

      It was the first Sunday after I gave and committed my life to Jesus Christ and became born again that God audibly spoke my name a second time. It was Sunday morning, October 7, 2001. The evening before I had told myself I needed to be sure to wake up by 8:30 a.m. in order to get ready and be on time for church. At exactly 8:30 a.m., an audible male voice woke me by speaking my name, Dorothy, into my right… Continue reading…

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      Not That Man https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/not-that-man/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 06:40 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/paulphil/not-that-man/ Paul Phillips I want to be that man.

      You know—the person they think I am.

      I want to spend my hours and minutes considering ways to help folks around me.  I'd like to be confident that all things work for good—confident enough that stress couldn't ever color the edges of my emotions—confident enough that I would never give in to worry and despair.

      I want to be the guy who knows exactly what action a true follower of Jesus would take in any given situation.  And, I'd like to take that action.  Every time, I'd like to do that.

      I'm not that man.

      I'm not.

      Are you disappointed in me?  I am.  

      I wanted to spend these last few days, the period of time we call Ho… Continue reading…

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      Let There Be Light! https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/let-there-be-light/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 05:10 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/let-there-be-light/ K Reynolds Today's Daily Bible Verse here on CB is Psalm 18:28. In the NIV it reads:

      You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.

      I read that passage one morning shortly before I started chemotherapy nine years ago. After reading them, I began to cry for at the moment, everything seemed so incredibly dark. These words however, reminded me that in the beginning when God said "Let there be light.", there was light. There was no sun, there were no stars and there was no moon to reflect that light, yet the impossible had happened. There was light. Why? Because God… Continue reading…

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      Praying For The Nations https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/praying-for-the-nations/ Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:11 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/praying-for-the-nations/ John Knox

      I am convinced that the Lord of Hosts is doing a new thing that is springing up before our eyes but yet many believers in the church are not aware.  It is a case of awake O sleeper and arise from your slumber dear church and see what the Lord of Hosts is dong among the nations. 

      My servants the prophets have been speaking of this re alignment of the nations with the purpose of bringing the things on this earth into line with my thinking says the Lord of Hosts.  I say to you my bride, do not be like the Church of Sardis who had fallen asleep.  Wake up and see what I am doing among the nations for I have called… Continue reading…

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      Being Taught How To Pray From The Book https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/being-taught-how-to-pray-from-the-book/ Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:58 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/being-taught-how-to-pray-from-the-book/ John Knox There have been many books written on the ‘Art of Praying.'  There have been millions of words spoken at seminars on the subject of ‘Improving your Prayer Life.'  In this technological age no doubt there are countless sites that one can log into and learn the ‘secrets of prayer.'  Along with these avenues there have been many biographies written in the same vein.

      But do we need these ‘self-help' books on prayer?  Do we need to be enthused at seminars to pray more fervently and more effectively?  How effective are these learning sessions?  For me I have always been skeptical of such learning methods.  To me I have been of the opinion that one learns prayer by bending ones knee and actually prayin… Continue reading…

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      Taking Mercy For Granted https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/taking-mercy-for-granted/ Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:35 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/taking-mercy-for-granted/ K Reynolds In the Gospel of Luke, we find the story of Jesus' encounter with ten men who had leprosy. According to the Law, these men would have been considered unclean. They were banned from entering cities and towns and as they moved about, they were supposed to cry out "Unclean! Unclean!" lest anyone come into contact with them by mistake. 

      The Law did however permit a "cured" leper to rejoin society. They were to present themselves to a priest for examination and if he could not find any evidence of the disease, the leper was pronounced clean and was restored.

      Jesus… Continue reading…

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      Everywhere You Go https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/everywhere-you-go/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 05:02 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/everywhere-you-go/ K Reynolds

      A week ago, I heard a testimony given by a man which I would like to share.

      Sometime ago, he had been transferred into the area. Far from family and friends, he was eager to make new acquaintances. One day, instead of taking public transportation to where he needed to go, he decided to use Uber. Little did he know that decision would lead to events that would forever change his life.

      On the way to his destination, the man happened to ask the driver where he went for fun. He was a bit surprised by the driver's answer because it wasn't the answer he expected. The driver told him he went to a great church… Continue reading…

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      Prayer And The Armour Of God https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/prayer-and-the-armour-of-god/ Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:02 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/prayer-and-the-armour-of-god/ John Knox  

       

      This revelation has come to be recently; that the reason why we must put on the armour of God is to stand firm in prayer.  Without taking up the armour our prayers will not be as effective as we struggle and battle our way into the Fathers throne room.  The great end time battle will be waged over the position, place and power of prayer in a believer's life. 

      Prayer is easy for us because of the life of the Son laid down for us.  The struggles of prayer come when the powers of darkness divert our conversations away from the living God.  Without clothing ourselves in the armour w… Continue reading…

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      A Fight With Hopelessness, Anxiety Dream https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/a-fight-with-hopelessness-anxiety-dream/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:55 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/deepaanne/a-fight-with-hopelessness-anxiety-dream/ Deepa N Daniel 2:3 he said to them, "I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means." (NIV)

      Knowingly and unknowingly Anxiety dreams are an integral part of my being. I almost remember every difficult situation in my life, and the associated anxiety dream. The relationship between my dreams and me started in my early teens and it contitues till today.

      The project in which I was working on went through a massive shutdown and 100s of people were impacted due to it. It all happened all of a sudden within a span of a week, with no prior warning or information. It was a terrible shock to everyone around me. People are still recovering from the shock, it felt like a big natural calamity that took place around us, shattering the teams. Not sure if… Continue reading…

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      Written In My Heart God Called Out My Name (3) https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-god-called-out-my-name-3/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:10 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/revgenlink/written-in-my-heart-god-called-out-my-name-3/ Dorothy Von Lehe Written In My Heart: God Called Out My Name (#3)

      “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1

      Jesus paid the price I could never pay for my sin, for my rebellion toward God. He redeemed me with His own pure blood. He called me by my name. He tells me I belong to Him. This is not only true for me. It is true for all who have been born again in Jesus Christ. This verse quickly became one of my most favorite verses in God's Word.

      I love to reflect upon this experience. After leaving the church I had been a member of for some 26 years, I spent about 7 years not attending church. I will never ever forget the awesome thing God did. He reached d… Continue reading…

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      Stand On Your Watch Tower https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/stand-on-your-watch-tower/ Fri, 07 Apr 2017 05:35 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/stand-on-your-watch-tower/ John Knox

      The Lord is marching through the nations; can you hear the stirring in the mulberry trees?  The Lords is marching nearby and the angels are gathering together to bring a break through close at hand.  Look to the nations those who call me by name for you will see that I, the Lord are about to do a new things that will spring forth.  For I am about to do something that you would nor believe if I had told you beforehand.

      I challenge those you call me by name, to stand on your watch tower and seek and watch for what I am about to do that which will be marvelous in your eyes.  Today I am speaking across all… Continue reading…

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      The Brass Ceiling Of Our Prayer Life Part 2 https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-brass-ceiling-of-our-prayer-life-part-2/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:36 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-brass-ceiling-of-our-prayer-life-part-2/ John Knox This blog follows on from part one published a few days ago.  We were allowing the Holy Spirit to teach us through the incident known as the raising of Lazarus recorded in John 11.

      There are times when Gods silences when we have prayed correctly and faithfully that in reality are an answer.  God's silences are his answer to our prayer requests. On reading and ruminating from this chapter this revelation will be meat and drink to our soul.

      What leaped out to me as I was meditating on this incident is the fact that John is at pains to stress that Jesus loved this family.  Jesus and his disciples often stayed in the sister's house when they were in Judea.  He loved them so much that he was not afraid to express this emotion openly and pub… Continue reading…

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      The Brass Ceiling Of Our Prayer Life https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-brass-ceiling-of-our-prayer-life/ Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:36 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/watchmanjohn/the-brass-ceiling-of-our-prayer-life/ John Knox In summary I have, through the disciplining of the Lord, as I have passed through his crucible been shown a deeper understanding of prayer.  These meaty morsels of meat concerning ones prayer life have not come easily as old habits and ideas linger on and die slowly. 

      Praying according to HIS will was a fundamental truth that the Lord revealed to me many years ago.  A simple child-like attitude, but one that I have not always adhered to.  Watching and praying least I fall into temptation has for me been easier to grasp.  But my difficulty has been praying from a position of strength which I outlined in my third blog on prayer.

      There have been occasions when I have been able to line these three building stones and in doing so have laid a… Continue reading…

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      In The Boat https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/in-the-boat/ Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:54 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/in-the-boat/ K Reynolds I've been reading @watchmanjohn's series on prayer and while all the blogs have been excellent, his most recently published one, Prayer Has To Be From A Position Of Strength really spoke to me this morning. It is well-worth reading for prayer does require us to get into a position, not a physical position but a spiritual position. Our heart must be in the right position.

      As I read his blog, my thoughts turned immediately to that night when I was literally screaming at God while driving down the freeway late one night. The week had begun with my learning I might have cancer and that night the strain of trying to hold it together, the uncertainty,… Continue reading…

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      A True Representative Of Christ https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/a-true-representative-of-christ/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 08:52 PST https://www.christianblog.com/blog/kreynolds/a-true-representative-of-christ/ K Reynolds In the book, Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy, by Marie Chapian , an evangelist named Jakob Kovac regularly travels miles on foot to meet with a man named Cimmerman who seems to have little interest in God. In fact, this man points out the terrible atrocities committed by individuals in the name of God. The evangelist did not argue with him. Instead he presents him with this scenario. What if someone stole Cimmerman's coat, pretended he was Cimmerman and committed criminal acts?  Was he, the real Cimmerman, guilty? 

      Of course not! The criminal was someone else, not him! 

      But, what if… Continue reading…

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