Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Doctor .... Forgive Yourself ....

Tonight,  as I was preparing to go to bed I couldn't help but pray for those in the medical field.  I was praying and thanking God for the various people He put into my life.  Those who have been apart of my life journey and even those who have been apart of the healing with my neck and head issues these last few years.


As I was praying, I couldn't help but think about how hard it must be ... to be a doctor and to have people put their hope and trust in you.  Then, in the midst of that very intimate relationship (trusting someone with your medical care is an intimate issue)... to have someone pass away unexpectedly (or even expectedly).  

To care so deeply for those that you treat and then at times ... to not be able to control the outcome of their healthcare.  I bet that can tear at the heart.  I am sure doctors are trained to keep a guarded heart - but we as human beings were created to love and be loved.  

As I was preparing for bed, I felt God wanted me to give a word of encouragement to those doctors who might be struggling.  

It is time to forgive yourself.  It is time to stop blaming yourself for what seemed like a mistake or a failure.  I feel like there is a doctor out there tonight who is struggling in a cloud of self-condemnation and needs freedom from the depression that surrounds them.  If this is you - it is time to forgive yourself.  Let the tears go.

If this is you - know that I am praying for you tonight.  For God to come, to lift off the fog, the depression, the sadness and the grief.  For the grace of God and his love and forgiveness to wash over you.

You have been forgiven and it is time to forgive yourself.  It is time to let go of that thing you keep holding over yourself.  Those taunting voice that say - you should of done something differently.  It is time to let that go!

If this is not you, please join me in praying for your doctors.  It can't be an easy road that they are called to walk.  They need our love, our encouragement and our support.

Good night everyone!  

May you rest well and wake refreshed with a new sense of hope and delight in those around you! 



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Fruit of Discouragement ...

Discouragement is the fruit of misplaced hope. If you find discouragement creeping into your day, pinpoint exactly what (besides God) you are placing your hope in? People? Circumstances? A Job/Career? Finances? A Relationship? A Delayed Answer to Prayer? 

Encouragement is the fruit of focused hope on God alon
e. Knowing the Truth that God is good, that God is for you, that God will work all things out for good despite what those things might be whispering. Identify the lie and choose to believe the Truth.

We move out of the door of discouragement and walk back into the doorway of Truth .... of God's Word for you. Allow His Word to comfort and strengthen you.


"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life." 

Proverbs 13:12



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Conquer the Land!


“Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, 
the treasure which has been entrusted to you.” 
- 2 Timothy 1:14 

We are told to guard the treasure. That word guard means “to guard against being lost or damaged”. - Kay Arthur.

What treasure has been lost or stolen from you? Maybe this treasure has gone dormant in you because of life, circumstances and/or trauma? Maybe it is because you believed a lie that your life has no meaning or purpose? Maybe it is because other's have said things about your future that do not align with God's heart for you?

The time is NOW to take back that treasure. For you (and me!) to nurture it back to LIFE. Now is the time for you to bear fruit once again. Find people who are willing to partner with you in bringing this treasure back to LIFE.

Now is the time to cast down our idols that we built in our wilderness experience and once again surrender to God's will and plan for our lives. It is time, to step out the wilderness strongholds of doubt, worry, unbelief, grumbling and step, by faith, into the promise land for our lives.

To walk into the land, keeping our gaze on the majesty of our God (who He really is) and learning, with God - how to displace the giants that occupy the land God gave to us.

Now is a great time to study the book of Judges. Why? Because we need to learn what kept God's children from truly receiving the fullness of God's purposes for their lives. We can learn from their failures so we don't end up in the same place.

We must learn what it means to displace those enemies on our promise land - or we will never inherit the fullness of God's blessings.

Jumping into my in-depth study of the book of Judges with Kay Arthur. Nothing like the Word of God - to renew a passion for to want to know God above all else!


The time is NOW to take back that treasure. For you (and me!) to nurture it back to LIFE. Now is the time for you to bear fruit once again. Find people who are willing to partner with you in bringing this treasure back to LIFE. 

Now is the time to cast down our idols that we built in our wilderness experience and once again surrender to God's will and plan for our lives. It is time, to step out the wilderness strongholds of doubt, worry, unbelief, grumbling and step, by faith, into the promise land for our lives. 

To walk into the land, keeping our gaze on the majesty of our God (who He really is) and learning, with God - how to displace the giants that occupy the land God gave to us. 

Now is a great time to study the book of Judges. Why? Because we need to learn what kept God's children from truly receiving the fullness of God's purposes for their lives. We can learn from their failures so we don't end up in the same place. 

We must learn what it means to displace those enemies on our promise land - or we will never inherit the fullness of God's blessings. 

Jumping into my in-depth study of the book of Judges with Kay Arthur. Nothing like the Word of God - to renew a passion for to want to know God above all else!  Remember - it is the TRUTH of God's Word that will set you free.  Know the Word - Know Him!