Get Out of Jail Free Card

Get Out of Jail Free Card

Luke 23:32-34

32 And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put to death.

33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

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When it comes to my mother, forgiveness has been my hardest battle to overcome. It has been 15 months since I have spoken to her and I honestly can say that I don’t miss her at all. I feel almost nothing when it comes to her. She wasn’t the best mother to me and my brothers and sisters, but I do realize that she probably is fighting her own demons and I can’t be mad at her for that. Her childhood wasn’t the best and a part of me understands why she is the way that she is today.

In the Old Testament it says that we must honor our mother and father and it got me thinking about how I treat my mother. I’ve said a lot of things about her that I should’ve never said and for that I have to go into my prayer closet and ask for forgiveness.

I do realize now that honoring my mother doesn’t require for me to stick around and deal with her hate towards me. Anytime I think about talking with her, it gives me so much anxiety. It doesn’t feel right in my spirit at all. Such confusion, despair, hurt, pain, and anxiety cannot come from my Father. I truly believe that with all my heart. In order for me to be at peace, I need to love her from a distance. I need to pray for her from a distance. I do pray that one day we can come together again and live at peace with each other.

Forgiving her and moving on releases me from the jail that I’ve placed myself in. Getting in my word and understanding what I need to do and be as a Christian is my get out of jail free card.

Father, I thank you for my mother and father, I thank you for my mother bringing me into this. I also thank you for allowing to gain a better understanding of your word. I ask that you continue to show me what I need to know to become a better Christian. I pray for forgiveness for anything that I’ve done or anything that I’ve said against my mother. Please help me to show love towards anyone that I speak to and help me to shine a light so bright that others gravitate towards you.

In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Lord Make Me Over

Lord Make Me Over

I truly believe that there is a certain way that you should live your life. In order for me to strengthen my spiritual walk I must change the order of my day. I was reading an article online here, it talks about five key points:

  • Give God The First Hour of Every Day-I’m very bad with praying. I always feel like I don’t have enough time in the morning to pray. This will be a challenge for me, but I know that fellowshipping with my Father should be the most important part of my day.
  • Give God The First Day of Every Week– I’ll be honest and say that I don’t block off Sunday for God. I normally lay around the house doing what I want to do. The first step would be going to church and fellowshipping with my brothers and sisters and lifting up the name of Jesus. My Father has been too good to me to be so selfish. As for me and my house we will give glory to God everyday of the week because everyday is a blessing.
  • Give God The First Consideration in Every Decision– I always thought that there were bigger issues that God could be dealing with other than listening to what I’m doing with my life. I guess I ‘ve been lying to myself this whole time because God wants to be included in every decision that I make for my life. He cares and wants me to consult with him before I make any decision.
  • Give God the First Portion of All Your Income- Definitely not consistent with paying my tithes. I always spend all my money on material items and things that I like. Yup, I need to stop this. My first fruits need to always go to my Father first. My fiancée always tells me that our Father will take care of all our needs and he does even when we falter sometimes.
  • Give God’s Son Jesus Christ the First Place in Your Heart– Putting Christ first will help me and my family, so this shouldn’t be a hard step for me.

I’m interested in seeing how these changes will help me with my walk. My spiritual walk is very important to me because I know how good God has been to me. How he’s protected me from danger seen and unseen. How he’s given me a gift to sing praises unto him. Let’s Pray!

Father,

I’m extremely happy to be your child, and I just ask that you could help to make me over into the person that you want me to be. I want to let go of all my selfishness and serve you. Where ever you take me lord I will follow, I know that you will never lead me astray. Thank you for everything you’ve done, for everything your about to do, and for what you’ve already done.

In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Here is a song that I would like you to listen to if you want, it’s by Tonex called, “Make Me Over”.

Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28-30

Matthew 11:28  “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

When I look back over my years, I remember how hard life was and as the years progressed things got better. For me all I knew was being down and being up wasn’t something that I was accustomed to, so I decided to stay down and have a pity party instead of taking all my burdens to my father.

Today is the day that I let go of my past and give my emotional baggage to Jesus. Jesus says, “Come to me”. He’s been calling my name, but I didn’t want to be free. I’m ready for rest, so I can be refreshed in Jesus. I have comfort knowing that my Father has been walking with me, all I had to do was take his hand.

Thank you Jesus for restoring my life and giving me peace. Amen.