HEALING BROKEN HEARTS AND WOUNDED SOULS

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Live for God

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If you live for  eternity you will die with serenity.

Give it away

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Those who deserve love the least need it the most.

“How hard she tried to earn his love”…continued

The works Peggy did when she was still in her wilderness days were an effort to obtain solutions by her own power. They were not acts of faith based on the acceptance of God’s love. She wanted to help God to help her.
Whenever she failed to get what she wanted, because she thought she had already done all the “work” required to obtain what she wanted, she felt even more rejected and unloved. Then she went ahead to put in more effort to obtain more favor. This was gradually becoming a vicious cycle, and a very bleak one.
For so many years Peggy was in a “palace” but lived the life of a beggar.
When she finally understood who she was and what was hers by right she wanted to go look for the devil and give him a good whipping. How badly she had suffered because of the lies and deceptions of the devil all pointing to the fact that she didn’t deserve any good thing in life.
Before God delivered Peggy from that terrible mindset, she was really a victim when it came to relationships. She gave so much and received so little; in fact she didn’t even know how to receive from others. She thought it was her duty to give but never learned that it was her right to receive. She felt unworthy of good gifts. When you gave her something nice she would wonder why you ever bothered to do so. What had she done to deserve such a gifts? There were surely people out there who deserved it, not her.
Ever wanting to do things that would “make God happy”, she thought buying everything on the Christian market that had a God label on was a fine thing to do.

Peggy could never ask any big thing from God. She thought the good things were for others. She thought her past had already done so much harm to God and she wanted to “spare” God the trouble of having to do so much for her. She had never heard of God’s super-abundant love and mercy. By seeking only those things that were little and easy to get she was in her own way acknowledging that she was not supposed to “trouble” God; the God who had come down to her in her mess.

Little did she know that God felt hurt when she didn’t accept all His gifts to her.

Today she savors every good thing the Lord puts on her table with delight and relish.

How hard she tried to earn his love!

Coming from a background of rejection Peggy knows how far one can go to earn love and acceptance. Growing up and feeling unwanted and unworthy she quickly became the kind of person who will endure all, do all and receive all…if there was even a slight chance of “getting some love and acceptance.”
When she came to know God in a more personal way, she wanted to relate to Him the same way she’s been relating with other humans. She grew up working hard to earn almost everything. So Peggy thought if she worked real hard God will love her more.
The consequence of the low self-image she suffered was that she thought she could gain esteem by working harder than everyone else. This will make her a better person, an accepted person.
She did a lot of things for God, not because she had to but because she thought it will make Him love her more and accept her. She thought by adding her signature to anything that had a Jesus label on it, God would be so happy. So Peggy ended up with accumulated errors and mistakes.
At that time, giving, fasting and other Christian activities were not done as a response to God’s love for her. They were done to earn that love.
She was really too hard on herself; and when God didn’t answer her as she expected Him to do, (as response to her hard work), she felt very dejected and let down.
Then God took her on a journey; a journey to know Him; a journey to receive love and acceptance without “paying” for it somehow.
As if to shock her out of that wrong mind set, God started using her at a time she was still feeling very “unworthy.” In the end, she realized it’s not how much she does, but how much God had done through Christ’s death on the cross.
She was freed from that bondage and she’s been free ever since. Peggy never tries to earn anything from God any longer. She now knows all things are hers because Christ paid the price for that.
Peggy is now living the Christian life as God wants her to live.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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I wish you a very blessed and joyous new year 2015.

May the Good Lord bless all your endeavors with success.

Where there was failure let there be success.

Where there was rejection let there be favor.

Where there was stagnation let there be speed.

Where there was delay let there be acceleration.

Where there were struggles let there be ease.

Let sickness turn to divine health.

Let pain turn to gain.

Let shame turn to fame.

You will surprise yourself this new year

In the mighty and miracle-working name of Jesus Christ.

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Your Father owns it.

You are an heir to this abundance.

You are an heir to this abundance.

The word

Hold onto His word, it will never fail you.

Hold onto His word, it will never fail you.

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