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The desire of my heart is to become the person God dreams of and share those dreams with others; to unleash personal and corporate creativiy within the church, overflowing it with passion and freedom while searching for the face and character of God.

Monday, April 28, 2008

My Walk Monday

Posted by Carolyn over at Scrapping Servant

I noticed that my enemy is threatened by my growth and he is doing his best to make me feel defeated… he wants to handicap me so I will no longer be that threat! He wants to stop my growth again. Let me tell ya - in Jesus’ name - I am not the defeated one you are Satan!!! A-men ladies?!
I learned a lot in my Beth Moore study on “Ancient Ruins” this week, or generational sins. It was nice to look back not only to see the good (that I don’t often see) in my mommy, but also to (possibly) find some answers as to why my dad’s family is how they are. It’s nice to find some positive in the situations I have been through learning that “enslaved parents teach their children how to live in bondage even with the best of intentions to do otherwise.” Read this story Beth shared, it really hit me hard…
“When I was little, my nurse Dibby’s cousin had a dog, just a mutt,
and the dog was pregnant. I don’t know how long dogs are pregnant,
but she was due to have her puppies in about a week.
She was out in the yard one day and got in the way of the lawn mower
and her two hind legs got cut off. They rushed her to the vet and he said,
“I can sew her up, or you can put her to sleep if you want, but the puppies are okay.
She’ll be able to deliver the puppies.”
Dibby’s cousin said, “Keep her alive.”
So the vet sewed up her backside, and over the next week the dog
learned to walk. She didn’t spend any time worrying, she just learned to walk by
taking two steps in the front and flipping up her backside, and then
taking two steps and flipping up her backside again. She gave birth to six little puppies,
all in perfect health. She nursed them and then weaned them.
And when they learned to walk, they all walked like her!”

I am willing to break the chains Satan has placed in the generations of my family and Satan wants to leave them there so he can choke me with them! God allowed my family to be tempted with these things, and since it is a possibility with Satan, he tries to increase the probability! He is an opportunist!
Now this promise was really awesome! In Exodus 20:5 & 6 God shows us that 3-4 generations may suffer from the sins of their fathers, but to those who love Him and keep His commandments He WILL show loving kindness TO THOUSANDS of their generations!
This is the heaviest thing I learned this week and I feel very strongly about giving Satan NO MORE opportunities. I no longer want to cooperate with him in my lazy and careless attitude, but I want to deliberately cooperate with God.
“The blood’s already been shed. Isn’t it worth a little sweat and tears?”

This week’s Bonus Question: What is the very first scripture you ever memorized? Or the one you first - remember - memorizing? And when was it?

my answer:

I think there was something before this but this is the first one that popped in my head, so who knows maybe it was the first- i learned it in song-

For I'm persuaded that neither death nor life nor Angels nor principalities nor power, nor things present nor things to come nor height nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate me from the love of god that is in Christ Jesus my lord - tho the devil hate he can never separate from the wonderful love of god.

I think it was around 7th grade, i know kinda late to memorize your first scripture but that is why I do not think it was the first but hey, I memorized scripture in 7th grade, taht has got to count for something. It was at a youth retreat, in the mountians somewhere, i can see the cottage but do not remeber where. Somewhere in Pennsylvania.


Anonymous said...

I think it's awesome that your memorized verse comes from middle school! I wasn't really going to a Bible teaching church till high school so... yeah.

Hey, I don't mind you re-posting what I wrote, but can you tell everyone that is what I wrote this week?

In His Love
<>< Carolyn @

Julie said...

I found you from Extravagant Grace's blog.
I loved the word picture you shared. Thanks for sharing.

I also loved your statement at the top of your blog. It was beautiful.

Have a blessed day,


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