My Name Is Rosie And I Am A Recovering...
August 31, 2008 6:13pm CST
The message that my pastor preached this morning was very powerful. He talked about the power of the words that we speak. Today he said something that the Lord had brought to my mind in 1998. Many of us know how in Alcoholics Anonymous they have you say, Hi, my name is such and such and I am an Alcoholic. Well he said they should not say this, because that is causing them to constantly speak negatively against themselves. This is why so many people "Fall Off The Wagon." My pastor is now running a Twelve Step meeting and he says he has them say, Hi, my name is such and such, I am a child of God and a recovering Alcoholic. It's hard to move pass being anything if you continue to claim that you are that thing. The book of Proverbs chapter 6 verse 2 says, You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are taken by the words of your mouth. Matthew 12:37 says, by your words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned. Read the first few chapters of Genesis and see how God formed the entire world by speaking and knowing that it would be done. So many times are the words, "Then God said." He said let there be light and there was light and it was good. Get your Bible and read all the things that God brought into being by speaking the word. If we are born again Holy Ghost filled Christians, we need to be speaking to some mountains to be removed in our lives. What ever is keeping us from being what we know God would have us to be. We need to speak to the enemies in our lives and tell them to get away. At the name of Jesus, the demons tremble. They know of the power of a spoken word. Now we have to start acting like we know too. In the name of Jesus, I am more than a conquerer through Christ who saved me. I am the head and not the tail. I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me. Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. No one is going to remove me from where God has set me. No one will take away what God has given me. I am the righteousness of God. I have what God says I have, I can do what God says I can do, amen. Let's start claiming the victory in our lives from this day forward. God loves us and he wants us to be certain of his provision for his children. What is it that you want God to do for you? Speak it now in the name of Jesus.
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1 Sep 08
WOW!! I am almost speachless, you have said some powerful words. I read it 3 times. Last week in church our sermen was about the given ame and living up to it. Your Pastors words remind me of it. I really like how he has them say I am a child of God and a recovering alcholic. As for your question, what is it that I want. I want my life back, I don't want to be so scared anymore, I want to figure out what I am going to do. My entire life flipped upside down a couple of years go. I need to flip it back upright. I need to have more faith, I do have faith, I do believe, I need to trust more, do I make sense to you. I hope so Rozie, I really hope someday that we can meet. I feel we have a connection with each other, I would love to be able to sit and talk.
2 Sep 08
I know what you mean about wanting to flip your life back to the way it was. A little more than three months ago, I could not have imagined my life would be the way that it is right now. Everything seems to be going wrong. But I continue to remind myself that God is still on the throne. He knows why my life has taken the turn that it has and he is going to bring a miracle out of it all. Right now, I am in the process of learning to trust God to the point where I change my desires to line up with his will for my life. Any other words, I do not have any plans of my own. I realize that right now my life is in transition and if I decide to direct my own life, it will be a disaster. We have to be willing to go with the flow when it comes to God. I remember taking swimming lessons as a child. The teacher was holding on to me and attempting to coax me from the side of the pool where I was holding on. I was very afraid to let go. Finally, I did let go, but I was still too fearful to learn to swim. The point is, we have to trust God enough to let go of the side of the pool. He will never let us drown, he will always hold us up and help us advance to the next level.
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2 Sep 08
Rozie you such a smart lady, your going to make it. I am going you send you a PM with my email address. Anytime if you want to write back and forth in private I would be glad to. I think it sometimes helps to be able to just talk to a friend, in our case email. I know it helps me sometimes. We are both in a period of change, change can be scary. Its hard to let go and totally trust even when we believe with all our hearts.
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1 Sep 08
Hey Rozie the twelve step programs work. And invoking God is the way, the truth, and the life.... I've seen people make it through the twelve steps without the hope that comes from God, The Spirit, and Christ. I've seen them slide and recharge and never be full. The Pastor is so correct and in my opinion has filled the void that a secular program lacks. The never ending hope and joy found only through Christ! To answer you question, I wish for God to use me as He sees fit. I believe He has chosen for me to relate to our youth the reason for the hope I have. Bless you for posting this discussion.