Post Tagged as ‘Negative Thoughts’
The Truth About Trials
An untried mind will not know what it can overcome. Persistence, patience and perseverance are required to know the footprint of character. Trials show us where we are, in the hands of chance or in the arms of Heaven Trials are not over when the troubles no longer exist, but when their lessons are no longer needed. Don’t brace against their inevitable force. Allow God to do His Jesus judo and use its weight against itself. Trials are only look big in comparison to us, not God. Look at the magnificence of God from heavens position and the trial […]Read More
Series 2 – Will I Stop Hurting?
Covenant Connection To develop an understanding of how God functions in covenant with us to take our hurting emotions and bitterness and replace them with His healing and forgiveness. Lesson Objectives List three requirements that are needed to receive emotional healing. Explain how the principle of agreement is needed to stop the hurt. State three ways to achieve victory in your thoughts. Identify three Biblical principles that will help you walk in love. Introduction The disappointments, rejection and unfulfilled expectations from a marriage breakup leave wounds that with time develop scabs of bitterness. Bitterness leaves an ugly scar in our […]Read More
One definition of perseverance is given as “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition.” Another describes it as “to finish what you start regardless of the obstacles that stand in the way.” Yet another definition states that perseverance is “not giving up.” Covenant Keeper standers are often viewed as being on display for everyone to watch and pass judgement on the quality of their perseverance. As leaders in the ministry effort we often feel that we are being watched and judged for our level of perseverance, too. Each of us could give examples of the […]Read More
The Power of the Tongue – Part 2
HOW IS THE WILL INVOLVED IN OUR SPEECH? You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. Deuteronomy 6:7 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success. Joshua 1:8 You have […]Read More
Judging and the Runaway Believer
Luke 6:35-37 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. A believer who runs from God and lives sinfully for a season may say he/she is being “judged” or looked down upon by other […]Read More
Watch Out For Those Stealth Sins
The enemy’s goal is to come in through the side door unannounced and get us off course. He wants to blend in with our day-to-day routines and get our focus on things other than the Lord. Here are a few that color themselves as only “being human” yet don’t honor God a bit. Quick acknowledgment and repentance will sweep these critters out of the path. Discontentment – a spirit which has a natural dissatisfaction with anything Self-elevation – (I call it “selevation”) drawing attention to yourself. If your heart is screaming “look at me,” then you probably haven’t been looking […]Read More
Those Words You Say
This article is adapted from one written a couple of years ago regarding verbal seed planting. The topic is as relevant today as then and some more recent examples prompted the decision to revisit the topic. Does it matter what words you say? Proverbs 18: 20-21 (ESV) tells us: 20From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips. 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. The phrases “fruit of a man’s mouth”, “yield of his lips” and […]Read More
Confessing God’s Word
CONFESSING GOD’S WORD I. Joshua’s formula for success (Joshua 1:8). Keep the Word in your mouth (Book of the Law). Meditate day and night in that Word. Do what the Word says. II. David knew his success depended upon his meditation and confession (Psalm 19:14). As a teenager he had experienced a tremendous victory because of meditating on God’s Word and boldly speaking it forth in the face of Goliath (I Samuel 17:45-50). He spoke words of faith before the giant fell (before our healed marriages are manifested). Anyone can shout after the victory is won, but it takes faith […]Read More
So How Was Your Mother’s Day…According To Facebook?
If your initial reaction to that question was, “Ugh!” or “Exactly!” then I know I am in good company of Facebook followers. There is nothing wrong with Facebook itself. I have caught up and shared pictures with family, school friends and even neighbors over the years that time and busy schedules have prevented. Covenant Keepers, Inc. has a fantastic private Facebook page that gives CKs another avenue of communication and support among the CKI family. (Email the CKI office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the private page.) But because we are still human, we mess things up […]Read More
How Conditional is Your Love?
In Galatians chapter 3, the apostle Paul was perplexed at how the people could start out in the freedom of the truth, yet fall back into the weaker elements of the flesh. We need to continually search our hearts and minds to see if we have erected false beliefs about ourselves and what goes on around us. Satan only needs a foothold, a little break in our armor, to begin working death in our lives. One day while reflecting on my future reconciliation, an intense feeling of rejection came over me. It’s amazing how fresh and strong years of shame […]Read More