Saturday, July 25, 2009

Notes on: Lord, I want to Be Whole.

Step 1: Release the past

The foundation of confession.

How many times have you just said , "Whoops, Lord forgive me" when you have sinned, in such a casual, "my bad" way?True confession is to lay down each of our sins to the Lord so that we will not only be forgiven but released from the sin.

Daniel 9:4
And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments.

Stormie writes of a counseling session she has and in it she is asked to write down all her sin and confess each one to the Lord as she remembers them. When she asks the counselor why since she thought that all her sins had been forgiven when she received Jessus she was told this...

"Jesus' death on the cross means He took all that we had coming to us, which is death, and in return gave us all that He had coming to Him, which is eternal life. Receiving Him means being freed from this death grip. However, the bondage that accompanies each sin must have a point of severance though confession. "

1 John 1:8-9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

To confess is to declare something. Not to simply acknowledge it but to declare it to the Lord. Stromie's counselor suggested writing a list. That's a good idea and make sure to throw it away, once you have confessed it all to the Lord, you are released of it so don't hang onto the list. Do you have to write a list, no but it may help you to focus, be still and listen to what the Lord is revealing to you. You might be surprised with what you realize you are still trapped under.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Hello Friends!
I am excited to have you visit my blog. Please leave a message, your favorite verse or a prayer. I would love to hear from you. I hope this blog can become a group of fellow lady's who love the Lord and are striving to be all that Proverbs 31 calls us to be. It isn't easy but with the Lords guidance we can achieve His will for us.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Notes on the book Lord, I Want to Be Whole by Stormie Omartian

Introduction: Steps to Emotional Health

"Emotional Health is having total peace about who you are, what you're doing and where you are going both individually and in relationship to those around you."

In having total peace with who you are, I guess, would mean even in the area's of yourself that you are not pleased with for instance with me that would be my temper at times and my weight/health. I must surrender these things I am unhappy with and give them to God. I acknowledge them and work on correcting them but I must still live at peace even though I am not perfect. Same goes for those who you are in relationship with. Learning to except them for who they are and letting go of the pain, hurt and disappointment they may have caused you. As long as you hold onto those feelings towards yourself and others you will never be at peace. It will be a constant battle within.

"To know that you are in line with God's ultimate purpose for you and being fulfilled in that."

What an amazing thought. I always desire to be do the Lords will but can I really say that I know that I am in line with His will? So many times we question ourselves but to have that peace and fulfillment that comes from knowing you are in line with His will. I WANT that!

The Seven Steps to emotional health Stormie takes us through in this book are:
1. Release the Past (oh boy, get right to the hard stuff!)
2. Live in Obedience
3. Find Deliverance ( to recognize where the enemy is in your life and separate yourself)
4. Seek Total Restoration (refuse anything that is less that what God has for you!)
5. Receive God's Gifts
6. Reject the Pitfalls (don't get paralyzed in neg. thoughts/actions that keep you from your goal)
7. Stand Strong (With God, I can do ALL things. Read Phillippians 4:13 Amen!)

This is a will not happen over night. It is not a quick fix. It takes time to rethink and discipline yourself. Very much like getting your body into takes time and hard work. There will be struggles along the way, temptations like chocolate, or cookies to the dieter but 1 step back and 3 steps forward! Just like staying fit, you don't reach your goal then will get unfit again. You must continue along the path.

He restores my soul. Psalm 23:3

Here I go...on the journey to emotionally whole!