March 24, 2011

My Circumstances + Christ = Strength

The words of Philippians 4:13 ,"I can do everything through Him (Christ) who gives me strength" easily repeated, yet forgotten when discontentment enters. The secret of contentment, found in these words. Only in Christ. I looked up the word "contentment" and the words I found truly describe the contentment that is only found in our Lord.
Look what happens when the world according to "Webster" and Christ collide...the strength produced in a believers life....Total Contentment.

My satisfaction is in Christ.
My happiness is in Christ.
My pleasure is in Christ.
My gratification is in Christ.
My ease is in Christ.

Thank you Jesus that I can do everything, THROUGH YOU, as you are the ONE who gives me al that I need, in all circumstances, at all matter what . My contentment is knowing that I am always enough because You are enough... always!

March 21, 2011

More thoughts to Chew On

Weight is a distraction (whether too thin or being uncomfortable in your own skin) because:
"Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin is feeling something...which is better than feeling what is inside!"

Freedom from a Food Stronghold:
" I don't need to remain in a false hope because I abide in the One who offers True Hope!"

"A Christian forgets all his sins and imperfections because Christ has forgiven them. He looks ahead only. A runner who constantly looks back is in danger of losing the race."

Perfect fear drives out love. Jesus came so "perfect love would drive out fear".

How fear is turned into peace:
Feeling Emotions Acknowledging Righteousness
"Facing God's Face...Faces your fears!"

March 19, 2011

A Thought to Chew On...

"It's not what you don't eat, it is what you do eat"

March 14, 2011

"A New Creation no longer lives in obedience to her fleshly appetites"

Freedom Within

Todays devotion from Oswald Chamber's "My Utomost from His Highest" really highlights the main points of Week 9.

March 14 (Oswald Chambers)
. . . you are that one’s slaves whom you obey . . . —Romans 6:16

The first thing I must be willing to admit when I begin to examine what controls and dominates me is that I am the one responsible for having yielded myself to whatever it may be. If I am a slave to myself, I am to blame because somewhere in the past I yielded to myself. Likewise, if I obey God I do so because at some point in my life I yielded myself to Him.
If a child gives in to selfishness, he will find it to be the most enslaving tyranny on earth. There is no power within the human soul itself that is capable of breaking the bondage of the nature created by yielding. For example, yield for one second to anything in the nature of lust, and although you may hate yourself for having yielded, you become enslaved to that thing. (Remember what lust is— “I must have it now,” whether it is the lust of the flesh or the lust of the mind.) No release or escape from it will ever come from any human power, but only through the power of redemption. You must yield yourself in utter humiliation to the only One who can break the dominating power in your life, namely, the Lord Jesus Christ. “. . . He has anointed Me . . . to proclaim liberty to the captives . . .” (Luke 4:18 and Isaiah 61:1).
When you yield to something, you will soon realize the tremendous control it has over you. Even though you say, “Oh, I can give up that habit whenever I like,” you will know you can’t. You will find that the habit absolutely dominates you because you willingly yielded to it. It is easy to sing, “He will break every fetter,” while at the same time living a life of obvious slavery to yourself. But yielding to Jesus will break every kind of slavery in any person’s life.