There is a girl in all of us that is afraid of being unaccepted by others…well–maybe not you…but—that’s what I deal with at times.
I talked with an absolutely PRESSSHUUUSS friend at church Sunday night….she didn’t realize that Jeff had the past life issues that he shared in his blog last week. But he did. HE was. He’s not anymore.
As a Christian…we sometimes think that our lives are full of troubles and issues that other Christians haven’t faced…because we see only the outer layer. I have hid my own problems from others and I am afraid that some may think my life is perfect….just because my dear sweet husband can make an incredible CAKE!!!
But it’s not. I deal with stuff. Just like you do. We may not all have the same issues…but we all have issues honey.
These are just a few that women of all ages experience. Some of them I have experienced. Some of them you have experienced.
All of them bind.
All of them pinch worse than a new pair of shoes two sizes too small.
The things the devil tries to bind us with leave scars. Some emotional….some physical.
BUT sister…I want to tell you that in the power of Jesus…we can be free! Free from the traps set by satan.
Free from the bondage of sin!
Free from the hinderances of the world!
Free to live—YOU can be FREE to be YOU…I can be free to be ME! IN HIM! That’s what He wants to do—Jesus came to SET US FREE!
That’s what this retreat is all about! Be FREE! In the name of Jesus! To be the YOU He created YOU to be! His child! His daughter! Full of His Holy Spirit! Walking in GRACE! No longer under bondage! BUT FREE!
I must put this little note…the enemy did not want this one published. My computer shut this down 4 times! BUT praise the LORD—it’s going up!
March 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
Wow, preach it sister. I am free to be me, because of who I am in Him. I love you.
March 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm
Hey there, fwiend! I had that song ready to posted this week, too! How ’bout that! I hope Becky can sing that one at the retreat.>>Wonderful words of encouragement you are sharing there sweet thang! Love you bunches.
March 16th, 2009 at 11:40 pm
Lord willing a provision I am attending. I’ll give it my best try…>Do you know anything about lodging, or the price of the retreat?>I have a long flight.>Perhaps room share.>what of transport?
March 17th, 2009 at 12:01 am
Praise the Lord for perseverance and victory over the enemy! This is just what I needed to read tonight! The girl inside me may be shy and timid, and dealing with “stuff”, but she <>knows<> her Redeemer lives and gives freedom from all the things that weigh her down….>>One of my favorite old songs is “He Set Me Free”…>“<>Once like a bird in prison I dwelt,>No freedom from my sorrow I felt.>But Jesus came and listened to me,>And glory to God He set me free!>>Now I am climbing higher each day,>Darkness of night has drifted away.>My feet are planted on higher ground,>And glory to God I’m homeward bound!”<>>>I am with you all the way, sister, FREE TO BE ME!
March 17th, 2009 at 1:49 am
You go girl!!! We are all going to be freed to be the best we can be!>>Love you,>Susan
March 17th, 2009 at 12:08 pm
You GO GIRL…YOU just KEEP that GROOVE going!!>LOVE that SONG!!!:) you know it!!>>We NEED to “ALLOW” ourselves to be free! >>Green hugs your way!! >love you (and hug jeff too!:))>lori
March 17th, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Awesome word for today Angie. I just know that retreat is going to be a great blessing.
March 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
Aaah, freedom! Daily I desire to walk in more freedom & more joy! Retreat sounds wonderful! Since I will be planning and paying for a wedding in Sept. I think I will have to wait for the next one 😦>>love & blessings!
March 17th, 2009 at 9:25 pm
Preach On, My Sweet Sister, Preach On!!
March 21st, 2009 at 9:10 pm
This is going to be so great! You must video tape it! Or blog it!
March 22nd, 2009 at 9:39 pm
Amen, Sweet Angie, Amen!!!! >Bless you for preaching about this issue. I’m not proud that I’ve been married three times (!) but I know that God led me through abuse and infidelity by my spouse. He led me into this life with my sweet Rich. My sweet Christian man. Thank you Jesus!
March 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm
Registration Page for Bloggers Retreat!>>off of the follows link is a bad link. what do ya need? It is not a accessible link.
March 25th, 2009 at 11:17 pm
We are already FREE to BE and that’s the beauty of being in Christ it’s just at times the emotions and situations of life can get in the way and it is then that you have to remind yourself that THE CHAINS HAVE ALREADY BEEN BROKEN!>>Glory to God. I don’t have to wait to be all that He’s made me to be. I can walk in it now! That’s the attitude to have and to support each other through those times when LIFE can get in the way or our flesh or the devil! We have to remind each other that we are FREE TO BE! I love it!
March 31st, 2009 at 12:40 am
This is killing me, this retreat. I want to go so bad. I’m pouting and ranting. I want to be FREE to rest in His answer. Yes or no. I’m not there yet.>>And hey, my word this year is freedom. I prayerfully pick one every year. Hmm. Funny sense of humor God has. >>No, really, I’m thrilled to see you marching forward with this dream. I pray its a huge blessing for all who can come. There is no doubt God is in this. He will do great things during this special time. I believe it…>>Okay enough of me. >>Love, Tiffany who is secretly hoping God has a plan B because Plan A doesn’t look promising.