Who Are These Women?

- She’s early to rise, early to bed….not always, sometimes not sleeping at all.

- She stays up late while the home is quiet to have some time of peach with Him.
– Words befall her, she speaks (mostly in righteousness) and no one listens, she listens but does not Hear.
– She talks through pictures, cartoons, emoticons but no one Sees the hurt and pain she’s suffering inside. I speak back with pictures of purpose, watch closely sometimes when we say nothing at all, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’
- She bakes her bread and deep inside, she silently questions what is Truth.
grandma hands – Sweet pink hearts and smilies end every sentence, but there’s more to what’s on the inside, so much more she doesn’t reveal.
– She’s strong as a lion but pain and suffering flood her almost every minute of every day.
– She nurses the sick and is strong and bold on the outside, but inside she cries for what is to come.
– Her days are long, filled with children, fathers, mothers, neighbours; a mighty prayer warrior is
she.
– She’s from another culture, another time, another understanding of what a woman is to be.

Who are these women. They are the women of my daily life. Strong and Bold through it all for everyone else but often leaving themselves to be wrought in pain and suffering, in fear and anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and out-voted. Through Yeshua’s mighty work, I’m here for you. You need not suffer in silence or in pictures any longer.

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More Than A Conqueror

I remember many years ago when I went to Sunday church, faithfully, several times every week, yet my private life was pathetic. I was in my late 20’s, I really loved my Abba and was a born-again believer, but I wasn’t experiencing victory over the problems in my life so that I could really live for Him and be able to help people again.

I was asked recently what I thought it means to be, ‘more than a conqueror’. As I have grown in my personal relationship with Yahshua and spent time studying the Word, I thought I should understand what it means to be more than a conqueror and how would I get there.

After some searching in the Bible, specifically these verses:

Romans 8:37  Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39  Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of Elohim, which is in the Messiah Yahshua our Master.

From what I’ve read and in my studies and discussions on having a circumcised heart I believe I have uncovered what this phrase means. I realize that to be more than a conqueror means that before you ever have a problem, you already know that whatever troubles comes your way, you can overcome them through Yahshua. You live with confidence that your Abba loves you no matter what and He will never leave you nor forsake you. And when you have this kind of relationship with Yahshua, you aren’t constantly afraid of bad news or of things that may happen that aren’t in the plan. When the unexpected happens or you’re disappointed, you won’t be devastated by it. Nothing is a shock for you or a huge surprise to you.

When you get a revelation of who you are in Yahshua, you know that with Him on the inside of you, there is nothing that can happen that’s more than you are because there’s nothing that’s too much for Him!

1 John 4:4-7 says, 4  Ye are of Elohim, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5  They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6  We are of Elohim: he that knoweth Elohim heareth us; he that is not of Elohim heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of Elohim; and every one that loveth is born of Elohim, and knoweth Elohim.

It’s so important for us to get this truth deeply embedded in your heart and see yourself as more than a conqueror through Yahshua. If not, then Satan will frustrate and confuse you and keep you from victory. And all the enemy wants to do is kill, steal and destroy what God wants us to have. He wants to diminish you – make you small-minded and small in spirit so you’ll live a small, frustrated life.

John 10:9-15 9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture 10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

But we don’t have to live that way. So as we spend time with Abba in prayer and studying the Bible, we can access the wisdom and strength we need to make right choices and behave right. It doesn’t happen all at once or overnight, but you will make progress every day that we seek to see our Spirit in this way.

I really want people to understand this revelation of who you are in Yahshua. As a born-again believer so you won’t be frustrated or discouraged or feel like you’re always under attack and just trying to get through the day. Abba has more for us than that! When you make a mistake or have a past of degradation (disrespect) that whispers to you or someone says to you, “You’re not good enough,” you don’t have to take on the guilt and condemnation that he wants to put on you.

I encourage you to learn who your Abba really is. Seek to find a deeper understanding of His character and His heart for you. Know that He loves you unconditionally. He is good. He wants to bless you and help you. When we know this truth, we don’t have to be tormented by doubts about whether He cares or whether He will take care of us. In this verse he gives us this promise:
2 John 1:6  And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Whatever your situation is today, your Abba knows about it. He sees you and hears the cry of your heart. And when you will give Him your problems and do what He tells you to do, you will know His overcoming love, grace and power and be more than a conqueror.

Nancy

Watch This and See, Who Are You?

Call a girl pretty a million times and she’ll forget. Call a girl ugly once and she’ll remember it for the rest of her life. It’s too bad. What is amazing is that we all need to learn to believe in ourselves first and then rise up and say “I Am Enough”.

How many people look in the mirror every morning and feel inadequate and just ugly? These ladies didn’t know what to expect at first but then they realized the mirror started talking to them. It also showed them personalized messages from their families and friends reassuring them just how appreciated they are.

Watch their reactions as the scene unfolds below:

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What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

Something So Exquisite

Remember when you found something so exquisite, so wonderful, that you weren’t sure that it could exist and just ‘be’ because something that good has no business being, well, That Good…? Yes, think of whatever it was or is for you.

This is what the Spirit of Torah is to me. Finding and seeing the Spirit in such a delicate revealing within the life stories in Torah has fully transformed my passionate love of the Good Book, and He who authored this Love Letter we call the Bible. 

For instance, Moses’ little woven basket in which he floated on the water, was coated Inside and Out, with pitch or tar or bitumen. It symbolizes Atonement, and I can understand being on the Outside of the basket to waterproof it, but Inside? 

Atonement, heartfelt Change, humble obedience, is meant to be our outward behaviour of course, but also and equally important it is supposed to be IN us where motivation and discipline and maturity Begin. Inside us is where Atonement makes the great difference. Inside us is where No One other than our Father can/will ever see… and There, is where a true Spirit obedient person chooses to Make The Change for the betterment of themselves and every person they encounter.

This is where Spirit Life begins and lives….. firstly loving my Abba with heart, soul, mind, strength all IN me, and then moving outward to hands, feet, voice, eyes, compassionately loving each person I encounter for any reason, for any length of time. 

Atonement changes my whole attitude, starting Inside… where His Mercy Seat lives and breathes.

By: Peter Friesen

 

Pressing on?

We tend to press on in terms of managing behavior, rather than renewing our mind and receiving a new heart, which naturally changes behavior.

Many have tried to forget “what lies behind” (Philippians 3:13) by ignoring the past rather than by letting the Holy Spirit search the innermost parts of the heart in order to allow Yeshua to put deeply ingrained attitudes behind us through the tree He died on for us.

They have attempted to put aside the old self with its practices of anger, wrath, malice and slander, as if these were only external expressions, whereas Yeshua called the Pharisees (and us) to “clean the INSIDE of the cup” (Matthew 23:36).

 
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