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Moments in Time

Published February 15, 2017 by birdieklh

Sometimes we seem to reflect upon certain moments in our life that we can quickly find ourselves ‘trapped’ in that time!

As much as we desire to get on with our lives, there always seems to be something way back in the past that has such a hold on us that we cannot seem to free ourselves and move on.

I truly believe that most of the time we are not even aware of those moments that have had enormous effects on the way we ‘see’ ourselves, and/or that can actually trigger responses in us as we face things that are in front of us now.

Are YOU trapped in a moment?

Do you find yourself responding to people or situations in a way that you find yourself questioning, Why in the world did that hit me the way it did?” or “Why did I respond that way?” or “Where in the world did that feeling come from?!”

Dear ones, when we have had trauma in our lives (even as far back as early childhood) and it has not truly been dealt with, it can – and does – trigger responses and reactions. Sometimes we’ve stuffed our experiences down so deeply inside that we don’t even recall them ourselves, yet something comes up and the trigger response is blown out of proportion!

If I find myself reacting to certain things, I have learned to ask the Lord to reveal to me the source within me that is allowing those words/thoughts/feelings to surface. Then, when He does, I repent (if its something I’ve caused) and ask Him to remove the hurt, allowing Him to bring forth the healing I need from that particular situation. Sometime it takes our reaching out to others as well, for added guidance – I strongly suggest a good Biblical counselor/mentor. To KNOW that the Lord desires us to walk in complete freedom from our past is a good place to start! Then, as you allow Holy Spirit to do His work in your heart, don’t allow the evil one to bring it back! If you find yourself starting to think about what someone said or did . . . stop it immediately . . . take that thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:5)! Then, change your focus (Isaiah 43:18 & Philippians 4:8)!

Another thing that really helps me accomplish this task is to declare God’s word (usually the opposite of what I’m thinking/feeling). Here are some examples:

1 – I “feel” SO unloved . . . I will focus on God’s love for me!

2 – I “feel” like I’m unaccepted or rejected . . . I will focus on the fact that God chose me!

3 – When my body is throwing symptoms of an illness . . . I focus on what Christ did already for my healing!

There are many, many scriptures that can change our heart/mind attitude, if we but ask Him to show us, He is faithful. Treasure what He speaks into your heart – dwell in His presence, communicating with Him every little detail – allow His complete and total healing to pour over every area of your life. We all need healing in one area or another (or some of us in MANY areas) . . . He is waiting for you to come to Him . . . He is ready to love you through to victory!

© klh 4-Given Ministries

 

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Oh My Goodness!

Published April 24, 2016 by birdieklh
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Well . . . it has been quite a ride, these past couple of months . . . busy getting my Bible Study Journals published . . . but, PRAISE GOD, I see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Writing, editing, ministering, counseling and publishing have kept me quite busy – but the rewards are beyond wonderful! You can find them here – I highly recommend the actual book as opposed to the Kindle because they are set up as interactive journal-type studies and the e-books don’t exactly fit very well. However, they are available that way if you wish.

I am wrapping up a study on Angels (should be out by mid May) and it will have personal stories from myself and others about their own angel encounters as a bonus to the study. After that I will be working on a short story about a young girl with cancer – I have someone illustrating it – and I want to make it available to all cancer wards and treatment centers as well as children’s hospitals. My desire is to have one available in every waiting area . . . so we’re praying in funding for that.

Following that I will begin putting together some devotional books – perhaps 90 days each, I’m still praying on the format for those. Also working on some poetry clap-books as well.

I said all that to say this – I miss writing my regular blogs – but promise to be back into the routine here by June at the latest.

Thank you all for your prayers, encouragement and support on this journey – you’ve been an amazing blessing!

(if you wish to help financially with any of these projects, please feel free to visit our website help page)

©klh 4-Given Ministries

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