Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-The Lies that we Believe and A Giveaway!

Speaking of lies! Oh I wish I had the time to tell you all the lies that Satan has whispered to me and even yelled at me through the years. I bet some of you would have some good stories to tell too!

 I have a friend that says, "If you will lie then you will steel" and I think there is a lot of truth to that!
Satan is a liar and a thief! John 8:44 says "You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it". 

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Satan loves to tell us that we are worthless and that we do not matter to anyone or to Christ. He tells us that God is not enough and we need more. He whispers to us that we are weak. He looks us straight in the face and tells us that God does not love us.  Oh my friends Satan lies to us about things that we may not have ever considered to be a lie!
He tells us...You can't help the way you are!
He tells us...You have your rights!
He tells us...God's ways are too restrictive.
He tells us...It is your responsibility to change my mate.
He tells us...If you submit to authority you are weak and will be miserable.
He tells us...Your sin isn't really that bad.

 He whispers to us...
"Well if you feel it then it must be true".
"Your circumstance will never change".
"God can't forgive what you have done".
And the list could go on and on and on!

The truth is that Jesus is the Word of truth and the author of Salvation and He cannot lie! (John 14:6)
 Before you believe a lie from Satan go to the Word...the Word of God. Ask God to show you His truth and He will.
 A very good book that I've read and I actually co-taught this study some years back was called, "The Lies that Women Believe and the Truth that sets them Free" by Nancy Leigh Demoss. Excellent read and was a great Bible Study. The old saying "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"....well, this old dog was taught some new tricks through this book and study. One being to be aware of the lies that Satan tells me.

I am giving away a copy of this book. All you have to do is comment! You can comment on my blog or if you are friends with me on FB you can comment there as I post my Wednesday in the Word on FB weekly. Everyone that comments will have their name put in the basket and one name will be drawn for the winner this Sunday. If you are a local gal I will catch up with you and if not I will mail the book to you. This book is worth your time to read! God's truth will set you free! 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-When your plan A for life doesn't work out!

I am just so excited that our church will be having Debbie Taylor Williams from the "Big Hair" state of Texas join us for an event in April. If you haven't read her book, "Plan A Woman in a Plan B World" then please go online and order it. You will be so glad that you did. I am almost through reading her book and several things popped out to me that made me truly realize her realness in which I must say...."I am all about keeping it real". I love it when someone really ask the questions that most of us as women are ONLY thinking and wishing someone would talk about it! How about you?

 What happens when your Knight in Shining Armor decided that when your children were 3 and 5 that he'd leave you for another women?

What happens when you are fired from the job that you help to build from the ground up?

What happens when you planned to stay home with your babies but financially you do not see a way? 

What happens when your spouse dies unexpectedly and you find yourself alone?

What happens when your daughter announces she is pregnant and is only 15?

What happens when your retirement turns out to be flooded by health issues with medical bills?

What happens when??????????? 

For most the Plan A Woman ALWAYS goes to Plan B and for most of us we don't like it! Let's just tell the truth! However, God has a plan for our life even with Plan B.

 I am a Planner! Always have been. I have learned that my planning is NOT always God's plan. I have also learned that sometimes I have to go Plan B, C, D and F and the more that I walk with the Lord and grow in Him I am always learning that God is in the Plan PERIOD! (I must admit that with age my "plans" sometimes never seem to make it past my thoughts) LOL!

I so hope that my local friends can join us for this event and would love to have my blogging friends come too! I have an extra bed girls and hey, we can make pallets on the floor and have a slumber party! Of course I am finding this old back isn't what it used to be so we might need air mattresses. LOL! 

The thing is ladies is that God offers to help us in whatever PLAN we find ourselves in!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday in the Word-Tired? Weary? Burned Out?

Am I tired? At times I am. Am I weary? At times I am. Do I get burned out? At times I do. I think we all suffer at one time or another with different things that come into our daily lives. I had a sweet sister in the Lord just openly share her heart with me that she was burned out on religion. The thing is that if religion is what we are seeking we will become burned out quick like!

The thing I KNOW is that our walk with Christ is not without struggles nor suffering.
He never promised us that it would be. He did promise us that He would never leave nor forsake us no matter what. I find comfort in that promise. 

When we are dealing with being tired, worn out, sad, afraid, unsure, or whatever it is that is going on in our life if we are not very careful we will allow it to consume us. So much so that we give up on people in general, family and friends. We hide in our closets and invite no one into our life and we become bitter, complacent, and stale. We no longer feel or see the need to be faithful to our church and in the midst of fellowship. We find ourselves digging deeper and deeper into a pit.

I asked a 90 plus year old friend of mine once; How have you managed to live all these years, dealing with the hardships of your life that you've had and yet remain so faithful to Christ? Her answer; "I keep company with Jesus". WOW!!! 

The demands of this world can just flat out be exhausting! But with Jesus we can have peace, joy, freedom, grace and mercy. 

For me, when I place myself at the service of our Lord I find that everything else falls into place somehow, sometime and somewhere along life's way. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy