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Happy New Year!

I love NEW..I love that we are starting a fresh new year, with new possiblities, and new hopes. 

This is my prayer for you as well as for myself…

Love you!! Happy New Year!!

 

Colossians 1:9b-13

…asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. 13He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

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End of 2008-pour out your heart

This post was in the middle of January ’08…my 100th post on WordPress.  Although I believed I needed to write it and be transparent, it caused me much grief over the next several months.  Not because of the family situation that stirred that post, but the religious people who believed I had stepped over my boundaries, and called me a false prophet, and demanded that I start to write something that would say”there is no personal relationship with a HOLY GOD, and you can not speak your heart to HIM like that, and HE already knows the wickedness in your heart.”  I thought that thier words had no real effect on me, but looking back on this year, I know that they did. 

Lately…I have been struggling in my walk, not that I don’t believe, but that I have slowed down my one on one time with HIM where I actually speak my heart, and thinking things like..”HE already knows”.  Without noticing that my walk slowed down to a crawl, and then to me just sitting down, and missing HIM.  I asked HIM recently how I got here, and how can I get back? Would HE really want me to walk with HIM like I thought, or had I just dreamed the whole thing up?..I am a dreamer.

HE nudged me back into my time with HIM, and this morning as I sat with HIM, HE brought me here-

Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour our your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” (ESV)

Pour out your heart before HIM! its in there! It caused me to rejoice, and just sink into HIM.  HE brought me back, and still I will not tell you what the religious wanted me to say…Because HE wants us to pour out our hearts to HIM, HE wants us to be close to HIM and honest, and trusting, it takes nothing away from HIS HOLINESS! Nothing…That’s the kind of Father King we have.

Happy New Year!  I am loving my blog family, and loving sitting here at HIS feet…God is amazing! fall in love with HIM, incredible!!!

(new ESV Bible was a Christmas gift, and GOD knows I would not be able to stand to have it, and not start paging through it…I love how HE loves me!)

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Are we thinking? Really?

My girls love Taylor Swift. She is delightful, and I must admit some of her songs that I have heard are just sweet, they appeal to my female tastes, romanticism, and flow easily from my tongue…

Last night, I heard my daughter playing her guitar and singing..

“I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairytale,..

this ain’t hollywood, this is a small town..”

Everything in me started to scream…Oh yes she is a princess, and oh yes I will remind her.  Seemed silly, but its part of our thinking.  We have stopped thinking, and we take in the world, and brush it off. Our thinking becomes more compromising. “its just a song”, “its just how some people talk”, “its not as provactive as some I’ve seen”…you know what I mean. 

While pondering Philippians 4:8…I am stuck all the way back at the beginning again! “think on…” we are not even thinking. I know it sounds like I am overboard here, but we become what we think. That is a proven fact of Psycology.  If  you sing “I’m not a princess” enough times, you will soon act that out.  As a child of the King of Kings, YOU ARE ROYALTY, and the enemy is using his old tricks(because they still work) appealing to your heart, and lying to us, that its not a big deal. Its a big deal.  Know who you are IN CHRIST..Know it, think about it, its imperative to your walk in victory.  The enemy doesn’t want us to walk in victory, he is aiming for our defeat.  So the LORD speaks in Philippians 4:8..”think on these things”…

Know who you are in Christ. Your identity in HIM is beautiful, HE doesn’t lie, HE paid the ulitmate price, and I believe with all my heart, HE wants you to know! Read through these, copy them, keep them in a place where you can look over them often…If you asked Christ to come into your heart and life, and you  have surrendered your life to HIS kingship…this is who you are! THINK!

I am God’s child (John 1:12)
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ.  (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God  (2 Cor 1:21-22 )
I am assured all things work together for good  (Rom. 8:28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3: 16).
  I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph 1:5)

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Worship with me….

Kutless-Better is one day (live from Portland)

Kutless-We fall down

Kutless-Promise of a lifetime (spanish subtitles)

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Merry Christmas! (sometimes seeing IS believing)

I always find myself reflecting over Christmas on where I have been and where I am now. God is amazing!! When I look back today…WOW I do not even know that person I used to be.  Its so much like watching a poor lifetime movie, except it was real!   I thought I would share a little visual of the old Darla’s favorite type of Christmas music, and her present favorite.  Tell me if you can see the difference. 

Old Darla:  Kinks – Father Christmas

New Darla : Hodges/TRF- Emanuel-God is with us

http://brentinworship.com/blog/2008/12/songs-of-the-season/

(Special Merry Christmas to the Hodges…and my link love for ya B seeing how over the holiday I may slack on my comment luv, I will send you extra! 😆 )

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Worship with me…

Hillsong-All I am

Hillsong -Tell the world

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