forgiven & restored
- Real truth with real power brings out real change.
- Even when facts say one thing; your faith may need to say something else.
- Let it go for your sake! Forgive!
- In your proclivities, keep doing God.
- You cannot think negative & speak positive at the same time.
- There is another way to live, keep going back to love.
2. Adversity shows you who you really are or what you can become.
3. QUIT is not in my DNA and it's not in yours either!
4. God made us a four-part person mind, body, emotion, and spirit. All four must be in balance to achieve optimal health.
5. For every challenge there is an opportunity for growth.
6. Be Inspired by people and how they deal with hardships.
7. Things that happen to you don’t have to tear you down. Instead, use them to rise up and let them make you stronger and better.
8. Turn your obstacles into opportunities. We all encounter adversity in life, it’s up to you to choose to let them make you better or bitter. Choose to let God use you and the adversities you’ve been through to help others overcome.
9. Turn your obstacles into opportunities
10. My Journey made me who I am today, I wouldn’t change a thing!
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I grabbed my phone to "correct" the error, but was prompted to just listen... as if, Someone had done it for my benefit.
Sure enough, after listening for a few moments, I heard something that shocked me. I had been mistaken, or forgotten, that God DID tell Noah to go into the ark in this order: 1) him, 2) his sons, 3) his wife, 4) his son's wives. (Gen 7:7 & 13)
God told him to go in in this order, and that's what Noah did.
Except, I'd been thinking God had told Noah's wife to go in right after him, before his sons.
I'd been SO sure about this, that I hopped OFF the elliptical and starting searching for where I'd read that--because, it's important!
I found it in Genesis 8:16. It was AFTER the flood!
In Gen 7, before the flood, in a broken world, God told Noah to take them in the old, broken way. But in Gen 8, after the flood, God told Noah to bring them out in the new, restored way.
Noah was so faithful before and during the flood, but he really struggled after the flood.
We're all familiar with the story of his drunken shame, but it started earlier than that, when he failed to follow God's instructions re: the order of getting off the boat.
In Genesis 8:16, God said, "Come out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and their wives." But in verse 18, it says, "So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives."
This morning, God thought it was a priority to "miraculously" grab my attention and clear that up for me while I ran on the elliptical! May I leave you with 4 points to ponder?
- God is quite able to "change the channel" of our thoughts, without our help, anytime.
- God loves women as much as men! Have faith in God!
- God is into details. It did matter what order they got on and off the boat.
- God is always moving us from faith to faith, even when the way He does it freaks us out! Noah was totally freaked out after the flood. No wonder, right?! The ENTIRE world was flooded once he finished building that boat! BUT GOD... God intended it for good--for Noah, his family, and the world.
thanks for clearing that up for me, god! marnie
2. If we are yielding our spirits to the Spirit of God, then even the evil of other people operates in our lives as blessing.
3. A husband is like the roof of a house, and a wife is like the walls.
4. Instead of wrestling to remove the darkness, I can work to let in the light.
5. God uses suffering to expand our capacity for joy.
6. I am not responsible for my marriage, but I am responsible for my wife-ing.
7. As you honor your marriage, you strengthen the Body of Christ.
8. Forgiveness is perhaps the greatest spiritual force in the universe.
9. Walking through the Old Testament tabernacle shows us the six steps that move us from isolation into intimacy.
10. The value of knowing that I am loved is limited; the full value comes from knowing the One who loves me.
Tami Myer encourages spouses, equips marriages, and exalts Christ through speaking, teaching, praying, and writing. Using stories, Scripture, and simple objects, Tami shares challenging perspective, practical insights, and strong hope. Learn more at www.MannaForMarriage.com
- In your darkest cave God will bring the light.
- Why Jesus? Why Now?
- The Spirit of God is not barricaded by dementia.
- “I’ve got some good news and some bad news.”
- Jesus still walks through fiery furnaces.
- Seeing your face in the moon.
- If it’s important to you it’s important to God.
- And God whispered, “Just like David, I’m going to use your stones.”
- Scattering seeds is easy, planting them takes effort.
- The Master Potter is still shaping vessels!
Cookie White is a transplanted Southerner whom the Lord led victoriously through a journey with breast cancer and depression. She now leads a women’s ministry, writes devotional books, and speaks at women’s events. Learn more at www.thesoundingboardteachingministries.com
- How to think about your business or life work.
- The key to making every aspect of your work matter for eternity.
- The reality of eternal truth and subjective truth, and how it plays out in your life.
- Why faith is important and what to do when yours fails.
- The fact about becoming a role model and how to learn from the best.
- The keys to being authentic.
- Why perfectionism is not God’s idea and God’s freeing perspective on the subject.
- The #1 reason we experience shame and how to think about it from this day forward.
- A required component for experiencing the pain of shame (and it’s not what you think!)
- The fastest and easiest way to stay in shame endlessly.
- God’s freeing perspective on shame.
- Where the game of shame is played and how to get off that field.
- The paradox of “approval seeking” and how to balance your needs with God’s truth.
- Why you want to face your shame as fast as you can!
- What to do with your sins of the past.
- The power of humility.
- When, why and how hope does and doesn’t disappoint.
Denise Pass is a passionate national conference speaker/advocate with Compassion International, a worship leader/recording artist, Bible teacher, podcaster and author of Shame Off You and 31 Days to Hope Reinvented. Learn more at www.DenisePass.com
2. When we’re still, God fights for us.
3. You were created to be a unique and powerful representative of your Creator.
4. Repentance is a beauty maker and a glory giver.
5. It’s an odd God thing to give up, so you can win.
6. Fear is a false prison.
7. Exchange the cravings and lies for the Creators truth and the old rags of sin for the garments of grace.
8. God is far more interested in our new lives with Him, than in the wreckage of the past.
9. It is never too late with God, for He has eternal ears.
10. Kind words will come easier if you engage forgiveness to blaze a trail before you.
11. “I deserve it” is a set-up for disappointment.
Teresa Nelson is a pastor, teacher, auctioneer, and the author of “Tender Mercies for Tough Moments.” She and her husband, Steve, have 4 grown children and 9 grandchildren. Learn more at https://www.WomenSpeakers.com
- God uses every circumstance and condition to draw you closer to Him.
- Commune with God, understand His will, and live out His plan.
- God will do more for you than you can ever imagine.
- God creates time and space for you to walk in your calling.
- God has something very special planned for you.