EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: October 2009 Blogger Widgets

Satan, Bite the Dust!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Satan, Bite the Dust! ~ Carman

C'mon Christians - walk in your authority!
It's your God-Given right.
Take a look at this example of the authority of a believer as compared to the authority of our earthly law enforcement system shared at http://www.characterbuildingforfamilies.com/

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. ~ Ephesians 6:10-12 NIV

Here's a 61 page pdf document on The Authority of the Believer; it has been put together by http://www.virtualbibleschool.com/

While you are there, you may want to check out the Bible Affirmation Library. It's a free resource library, where you can type in your name and have a Bible verse personalized. Categories include: worthiness, wealth, understanding, transformation, the way, sowing and reaping, Son shine, healthcare, qualified and security. A unique way to read and apply God's Word to your life; be sure to print it out for your convenience.

It's so important to know about what the Bible says about 'who God is' and 'who you are in Christ'
~ it's time for you to walk in your God-Given Authority and Destiny!

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Shine for JESUS!

Being a Christian is
Like Being a Pumpkin

God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff ~ including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts HIS LIGHT inside you to SHINE for all the world to see.
(c) Author Unknown

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.

~ Matthew 5:14-16 Amplified
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Celebrating God's Enemy?

Friday, October 30, 2009

holiday = holy + day

On October 31st, millions of people around the world celebrate Halloween. Many view it as harmless fun, where kids dress up in costumes, going from door to door asking for candy.

Although it is a holiday that generally glorifies the dark things of the world, rather than the light of Christ.

(see bottom of page, once you click the above link)

These questions and more can be found at:

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Do You Know The Code?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Introducing 'The Marriage Code'

~ Bill & Pam Farrel's newest book!

"Marriages operate by a code — a collection of key words, actions, insights, and attitudes that determine how a couple’s relationship works. When that code is uncovered, love grows and flourishes. If that code remains a mystery, love gets buried behind misunderstandings and irritations.

The Marriage Code is for every couple who wants to know just how good their relationship can be. As both partners grow in relationship with God and rely on the Spirit for insights into the heart of their mate, they can replace their old, selfish codes with a new one that leads to greater intimacy in every area of life."

Listen to an audio introduction of 'The Marriage Code'

Bill and Pam Farrel also have many other resources available for you on their website at: http://farrelcommunications.com/

Here's a sample of what is available: Marriage Decoder, T.I.M.E., Praying for God's Favor and The Secret Ingredient.

All of these articles and MORE can be found here.

(c) Farrel Communications

One of my favorites is 20 Ways to Wake Up Your Quiet Time. I know you will find some new and exciting ways to enJOY your quiet time with the Lord! ~ Karla Meachem

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Set Apart

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Set Apart

Know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him. ~ Psalm 4:3 NIV

The Streets or Their Dreams

The city—and all of its negative influences—is all these kids have ever known … and they think of it as their friend. Now Rey, Korina, Marcus, and Anthony must face the toughest decision of their lives: Is the hope of redemption enough to lure them away from the streets?

Combining the action and excitement of a Western with the laughter of a comedy, Set Apart is a poignant coming-of-age drama about true friendship.


You are to be holy to me because I, the LORD, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations to be my own. ~ Leviticus 20:26 NIV

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The NEXT Sherwood Movie

First, there was FLYWHEEL...

Watch clips from the movie here.


Then recently...FIREPROOF...

Watch clips.


And NOW...Sherwood Pictures is ready to move forward with their 4th motion picture. Their FOCUS has always been on much more than the audience's viewing pleasure; they truly want people's lives to be impacted and changed by the movies that they produce.

On November 15th, 2009, we will find out the movie's title and the story line. Until then, please visit
The Next Sherwood Movie to see if the first 3 movies have any clues! :)

(c) The Next Sherwood Movie

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4 Weeks to FREEDOM!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

PLEASE NOTE: Just received word that this seminar series was postponed for one week, but has been scheduled to start on Thursday, November 12th at 12 p.m. PST

There is still time to register!

Recently, I had the opportunity to listen to a teleseminar hosted by Lynne Lee of Christian Life Coaching. Lynne's guest that particuliar week was Carrie C. Stone. The topic of discussion was entitled, 'How to Discover Your Destiny in Your Identity.' The call was amazing; I totally recommend it.

DESTINY is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of CHOICE; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be ACHIEVED. ~ William Jennings Bryan

Carrie also shared about her upcoming '4 Weeks to Freedom' classes. If you are ready to find out your God-Given Destiny, overcome the paralysis of fear, and live the life of your dreams - THEN this course is for you!


Revised Dates for Seminar:

Thursdays, November 12th and 19th

Tuesday November 24th and Thursday, December 3rd

With All Classes Beginning At 12:00 P.M. PST/ 3:00 P.M. EST (USA)

The Grand Finale "Freedom Follow Up" Will Be Held On Thursday, December 10th

4 Weeks to FREEDOM! ~ Carrie C. Stone

Once you know WHO you are and WHOSE you are, you will find it easier to discover your God Given Destiny.

Get More Information about Four Weeks to FREEDOM!

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8 Ways to Pray for Your Spouse

"...grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever!" ~ 2 Peter 3:18

One of the most loving things we can do is to PRAY DAILY for our spouse.

1. Pray Jesus will bless your spouse today in some unexpected way.

2. Pray Jesus will allow you to be a source of joy to your spouse today.

3. Pray Jesus will soften (or keep soft) his heart towards you and others.

4. Pray Jesus will heal the hurts from his past, let him forgive, and give him peace.

5. Pray Jesus will keep your spouse from all harm this day.

6. Pray Jesus will allow him to use all the gifts and talents He gave him.

7. Pray Jesus will rule on the throne of his heart this entire day.

8. Pray that Jesus will fulfill every intention He has for his life, for the Glory of God.

“As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you.” ~ 1 Samuel 12:23

Eight Ways to Pray for Your Spouse

(c) Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at http://www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as 'Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage' (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries http://www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Mentoring Moments for Christian Women is an evangelical Christian site providing encouragement, mentoring, and practical tips for women in their everyday walk with the Lord, Jesus Christ.
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10 Commandments of the Tongue

(1) Thou shalt not gossip. Prov. 18:8 Before any evil story whispered in the ear is passed on, it should be treated as the housewife treats apples for a pie ... first peeled, then quartered, and cored, then what remains liberally sugared.

(2) Thou shalt not use a multitude of empty words. Prov. 10:19. Your tongue reveals the nature of your thinking and your character. The divine Master Himself admonishes the children of men to "let your admonishes be yea, yea, nay, nay, for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil."

(3) Thou shalt not boast. Prov. 27:2 A small man makes long, loud boasting in order to center the spotlight of attention on himself; the great man works quietly, Silently polishing the beacon that it may guide the ship safely into the desired haven.

(4) Thou shalt not flatter. Prov. 26:28 Someone has said that "Flattery is like soft soap; it is 90% lye" - and you can count on the ratio being just about right. The words of the man or woman who would flatter you, according to the psalmist, who had a great deal of experience with that sort of thing, are "softer than oil, yet withdrawn swords."

(5) Thou shalt not grumble. Phil. 2:14 The prescription for this malady is to saturate your life with loving kindness. Let it enter every pore and the process will be absolutely foolproof against the gnawing frets and worries that are worse than termites, to eat the soul out of you.

(6) Thou shalt not backbite or slander. Psalm 64:3 The tongue that backbites or slanders is the weapon that empties churches, pours streams of bickering humans into divorce courts, fills our jails with wretched humanity, and lashes men and woman to Satan's kingdom.

(7) Thou shalt not mock or make fun. Job 11:3 Let us learn sympathy and give our fellows a helping hand instead of mockery, no matter how peculiar or odd they may be. Remember angels visit the earth in all kinds of guises.

(8) Thou shalt not lie. Ex. 20:16 The first recorded lie was told in the garden of Eden. Since then, the practice has spread like a plague throughout the whole earth. Everyone hates a lying tongue.

(9) Thou shalt not swear. Ex. 20:7 Profanity is the official language of the devil's kingdom. Have no part in it for it will disqualify you for heaven.

(10) Thou shalt not argue in anger. Hosea 7:16 Whatever the provocation is remember that "silence is golden" and that "a soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger" Prov. 15:11

~ Author Unknown
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GoD And DoG

Monday, October 26, 2009

God And DoG ~ by Wendy Francisco

This is an amazing song; too good not to share. It is a song that will make you think. GoD And DoG reminds me of the saying,"A dog is a man's best friend."

This song is a great tool to share with others, especially those who don't have a relationship with the Lord. People can easily understand the unconditional love that a dog brings to it's owner and his family. This song might just be the tool that some need to help them relate to the love that God has to offer in a relationship with Him. The song also clearly shows how God will respond to those who have drifted away from their relationship with the Lord...when they make the choice to return to Him.

Would love to hear your thoughts! enJOY!!

Want to find out more about Wendy and learn about the background of the 'GoD And DoG song' visit her website.

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Touch Me LORD

Cards You've Been Dealt

Saturday, October 24, 2009

"In our lives we are dealt a hand of cards, some representing great moments and some that are filled with crisis. When you are dealt your hand, how will you respond? In this thought-provoking video, Eddie talks about God’s perfect plan which is far more than just a random shuffle of the deck."

(c) The Skit Guys ~ Check out their website which includes a large selection of resources (cds/dvds/books/videos/scripts) that are all designed to make you laugh :)
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"I Met A Man Of God Today"

"I met a man of God today born without hands or feet. He stood on stubs and spoke of love..."

You can read the full poem here.

This poem was written by Nancy Hardy and was shared in the October 2009 issue of No Limbs! No Limits!

Find out more about Nick Vujicic and the Life Without Limbs http://lifewithoutlimbs.org

(c) Life Without Limbs
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Prayer Walking

Friday, October 23, 2009

If you have ever considered starting a Prayer Walk in your school; this is one webcast that you do NOT want to miss!

Join Wade White, director of Revive Prayer Walk, for a FREE live internet event on October 27 at 7:00 pm CST.

Wade will encourage you and give practical steps to take to institute a monthly prayerwalk in your schools. You will be able to interact with Wade during the webcast.

Gather up all your youth leaders, youth directors, prayer leaders, pastors, parents, teachers, coaches... everyone who longs to see this generation EMPOWERED IN CHRIST through the power of prayer.

Each attendee will receive a thank-you gift following the webcast event: a free copy of Wade's ebook, I Will Witness.

Learn more about the Revive Prayer Walk.

Sign up for this FREE webcast!

(c) Shared in the October newsletter of The Praying Life Foundation

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Life Unhindered!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Jennifer Kennedy Dean will be releasing a new book this spring called Life Unhindered! Five Keys to Walking in Freedom.

Jennifer identifies His Platform, His Provision, His Power, His Presence, and His Promise, and explores how these five elements are the keys to the freedom God promises.


Congratulations Jennifer!!!
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Did you know that the Gospel Music Channel has a FREE mp3 download of the week available? Be sure to subscribe to their newsletter to discover new music before your friends!

This week's download is 'You Are My Creator' by Unhindered

If you haven't ever checked out Gospel Music Channel, then it's time...their mission is to INSPIRE, UPLIFT and ENTERTAIN through Gospel music.

Gospel Music Channel's vision is to be the world's most watched music television brand for the entire family.

(c) Gospel Music Channel

p.s. - Don't you just love the name Unhindered? That's exactly how Christ designed our lives to be when we are in Christ...no more chains, no more bondage..you are FREE!

UNHINDERED! Now that's a goal worth spending time with Jesus for! Spend some time with Him today.

~ Karla Meachem
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Healing From Affairs

The Beyond Affairs Network is a recipient of the 2008 SMART MARRIAGES IMPACT AWARD.

You can find out more about the Passionate Life Seminars, as well as other resources for surviving infidelity and recovering from extramarital affairs at BEYOND AFFAIRS.

Here are a few resources that can be found on their site:

Marital Infidelity ~ It's Not Abut Sex!

Rebuilding Trust After an Affair

Should I Stay or Should I Go?


Tuesday, October 20, 2009
6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern

How to avoid traps and pitfalls that will move you backwards on your healing journey

Thursday, October 29, 2009
6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern

How to talk to each other without causing further damage to your relationship

Monday, November 2, 2009
6 p.m. Pacific/9 p.m. Eastern

How do you know if there's hope for your marriage to heal?

TO REGISTER send an email to admin@beyondaffairs.com and request to be added to the teleseminar. Specify which date/s you're registering for. Each teleseminar will conclude with 1/2 hour Q & A. Feel free to send us your questions in advance when you register!

(c) Beyond Affairs

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God's Story

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

God's Story is the outreach vision and strategy of Youth for Christ, using the idea that "I have a story, others have a story and God has a story."

This FREE outreach tool was produced by YFC, Crossway, and Christian Audio and is available to download absolutely free.

If you haven't checked out Christian Audio lately, you're missing out on some really great stuff! You need to check out their newly designed website!

This upcoming year will bring forth many amazing offers from Christian Audio! And if you love books as much as I do, then you will want to be a subscriber; then you will receive these offers directly in your inbox. You can sign up for Christian Audio's newsletter here.

AND, while you're there checking things out; be sure to check out the FREE audiobook download for the month.

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Do You Know Who You Are?

Lynne Lee of Christian Life Coaching is holding a FREE teleseminar on Thursday, October 22nd at 3:00 p.m. EST to help you to discover your God-given destiny.

At this FREE teleseminar, you will learn:

* How to find your destiny within your identity
* How knowing who you are will enable you to be who you are
* How to connect with your passion and discover your life purpose
* The key to prioritizing your life
* The #1 destiny killer

And much more...

Once you know who you are and whose you are, you will find it easier to discover your God Given Destiny.

Register for this FREE teleseminar.

It's time to find out your God-Given Destiny!

Thursday, October 22nd
3:00 p.m EST

* If the date or time doesn't fit with your schedule, register anyway and Lynne will make sure you get a link to the replay.

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for evil, to give you a hope and a future." ~ Jeremiah 29:11

(c) Christian Life Coaching
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Alphabet of Happiness

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Accept others for who they are and for the choices they've made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B--Break Away
Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

Decide that you'll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you'll learn more about yourself.

Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, and you'll grow.

Know that no matter how bad things seem, they'll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there's room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there's room for endless happiness.

Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you'll suffer less stress and worry. Then you'll be able to focus on the important things in life.

Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there's still much to be thankful for.

Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Ask many questions, because you're here to learn.

Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You'll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that's wasted has no value. Talent that's used will bring unexpected rewards.

Value the friends and family members who've supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you'll see the goodness and beauty within.

Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you'll find success at the end of the road.

Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.

* Shared at In His Hands
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Healer ~ Kari Jobe

Healer by Kari Jobe

Praying this song will touch your heart...
this song has been healing balm to my soul
during this past year.

I believe...

~ Karla Meachem
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A Little Walk Around Yourself

Saturday, October 17, 2009

When you're criticizing others
And are finding here and there
A fault or two to speak of
Or a weakness you can't bear.
When you're blaming someone's weakness
Or accusing some of self...
It's time that you went out
To walk around yourself.

There are lots of human failures
In the average of us all.
And lots of grave shortcomings.
In the short ones and the tall.
But when we think of evils
Men should lay upon the shelves,
It's time we all went out
To take a walk around ourselves.

We need so often in this life
This balancing of scales.
This seeing how much in us wins,
And how much in us fails.
But before you judge another
Just to lay him on the shelf...
It would be a splendid plan
To take a walk around yourself.

~ Author Unknown
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Friday, October 16, 2009

“T” stands for trust…which means that if you are going to trust Him, you have to take Him at His word. Even if it seems like it is not true, you take Him at His word. If we will take Him at His word, He will guide us through the course of life and bring us across the finish line safely.

“R” stands for rest. The Bible tells us to rest in the Lord. 1 Peter 5:7 says, Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Do not worry. Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but you don’t get anywhere.

“U” stands for understanding. Proverbs 3:5 says, Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. Sometimes things just won’t make sense to your understanding.

“S” stands for speech. Our speech is an expression of our faith. In Mark 11, Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” And then the very next thing Jesus said is, “Whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Our faith in God is expressed through our speech.

The final “T” stands for thanksgiving. We offer thanks to God in advance. Philippians 4:6 says, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. When we offer thanks to God, it is an expression of our faith.

That’s T-R-U-S-T!

~ Author Unknown
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The 7 Habits of a POWERFUL Life

Thursday, October 15, 2009

'The key to living a LIFE OF VICTORY is learning how to understand and apply God's TRUTHS in daily life. Yes, the Bible is POWERful and LIFE-changing, but we must learn how to tap into and harness that POWER in a personal way.'

Mary Sutherland recently started her new online Bible Study entitled, 'Light for the Journey.' When you enroll in this study, you will receive an e-mail bible study lesson each Monday (40 lessons per year) that includes personal life stories, solid Biblical truths, tools for digging deeper into God's word and practical ways to plug it all into your daily life.

You will also receive Joy for the Journey, a weekly dose of laughter, as well as the opportunity to personally connect with Mary Sutherland and with other women.

In addition, you will automatically have access to a team of women who are committed to praying for you and walking with you on your life journey.

Are you ready to live a life of POWER & VICTORY?

It's not too late to get started; check out Light for the Journey!

(c) Mary Sutherland, a leader at helping women manage stress and enjoy peace in their daily life; also known as The Stress Buster and The Women's Ministry Motivator

Check out her free resources!

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Developing, Training and Managing Your Tech Team

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A happy, healthy tech team can make Sunday services and other productions run more smoothly...

BUT, how do you get your team to that point?

Sign-up for this FREE Online Seminar that will delve into the logistical and personal elements of creating services and productions that run smoothly, from how to identify and recruit potential team members (both staff and volunteer) to critical considerations in the training and management of the team.

Join Chuck Walthall, President and Founder of Walthall Associates, as he explores ways of keeping your staff and volunteers motivated and engaged as they share and hone their talents.

Developing, Training and Managing Your Tech Teams

OCTOBER 15th, 2009

12:00 p.m EST

You can find out more about EH Publishing here.
Please pass this information on to your tech teams.

(c) EH Publishing
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35 Reasons NOT To Sin

Because a little sin leads to more sin.

Because my sin invites the discipline of God.

Because the time spent in sin is forever wasted.

Because my sin never pleases but always grieves God who loves me.

Because my sin places a greater burden on my spiritual leaders.

Because in time my sin always brings heaviness to my heart.

Because I am doing what I do not have to do.

Because my sin always makes me less than what I could be.

Because others, including my family, suffer consequences due to my sin.

Because my sin saddens the godly.

Because my sin makes the enemies of God rejoice.

Because sin deceives me into believing I have gained when in reality I have lost.

Because sin may keep me from qualifying for spiritual leadership.

Because the supposed benefits of my sin will never outweigh the consequences of disobedience.

Because repenting of my sin is such a painful process, yet I must repent.

Because sin is a very brief pleasure for an eternal loss.

Because my sin may influence others to sin.

Because my sin may keep others from knowing Christ.

Because sin makes light of the cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin.

Because it is impossible to sin and follow the Spirit at the same time.

Because God chooses not to respect the prayers of those who cherish their sin.

Because sin steals my reputation and robs me of my testimony.

Because others once more earnest than I have been destroyed by just such sins.

Because the inhabitants of heaven and hell would all testify to the foolishness of this sin.

Because sin and guilt may harm both mind and body.

Because sins mixed with service make the things of God tasteless.

Because suffering for sin has no joy or reward, though suffering for righteousness has both.

Because my sin is adultery with the world.

Because, though forgiven, I will review this very sin at the Judgment Seat where loss and gain of eternal rewards are applied.

Because I can never really know ahead of time just how severe the discipline for my sin might be.

Because my sin may be an indication of a lost condition.

Because to sin is not to love Christ.

Because my unwillingness to reject this sin now grants it an authority over me greater than I wish to believe.

Because sin glorifies God only in His judgment of it and His turning of it to good use, never because it is worth anything on it's own.

Because I promised God he would be Lord of my life.

Relinquish Your Rights ~ Reject the Sin

~ Renew the Mind ~ Rely on God

Copyright © 1992 ~ Jim Elliff
Christian Communicators Worldwide,
Inc.201 Main, Parkville, MO 64152 USA

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Mountain Moving FAITH

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"'...Not by might, not by power, but by My spirit,' says the Lord of hosts." ~ Zechariah 4:6

The mountains are moved by My spirit and by My power. So why is it that you look at the mountain that blocks your path and you say to yourself "I cannot move that"? Of course you can not! You were never expected to. It is always My spirit that moves the mountains.

Do not look at the obstacles that lay before you. Look rather to Me, for I am able to move all mountains and I am able to deal with all obstacles. You cannot do it in your own strength, and you were never expected to. So lean on Me and draw from My strength.

Watch Me and see how I will glorify My name in your situations. I have permitted obstacles to come before some of My own. For others, I have actually caused them to come, that they might be forced to put their trust wholeheartedly in Me.

The bigger the obstacle, the larger the measure of faith that will be granted to you, if you come to Me and ask Me for it. Dear child, I desire to show you how capable I am. I desire to demonstrate to you that I am trustworthy. And I want you to look to Me, not to your own resources.

This is a time and a season where I am causing many of My children to learn to walk by faith. That is why I am allowing the obstacles to come before you.

I desire that you come to Me for direction, and I desire that you wait on Me for My timing. My timing is not your timing. You almost always want it NOW rather than in My timing. So change your way and trust Me to know the times and seasons. Trust Me to work My glory in each of your situations.

Child of Mine, My glory and transformation do not come without a price, for I demand your complete commitment to Me. I expect total obedience.

I expect you to cooperate with Me as I work deep in your hearts and souls to mold you into the image of My Son. But in return for giving Me lordship in your life, you will see an increase in your ability to hear My voice clearly. You will see an increase in My anointing upon you. You will see yourself walking in a larger measure of My authority.

You will see the mountains that are before move into the sea, so that they no longer be an obstacle before your path as you walk in My ways.

So, do not look to the mountains and do not look to the obstacles.
Look to Me! Then you will see Me glorify My name in your midst.

* This word is submitted by Teresa Seputis (ts@godspeak.org)
(It was origially distributed on 7-31-00)

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Being REAL!

Friday, October 09, 2009

You are like whitewashed tombs...
Matthew 23:27 NKJV

Marybeth Whalen writes: "The painters painted the wall leading downstairs… A week later I discovered while the wall had been repainted, the habits hadn't changed. The kids were still… dragging their dirty hands behind them, making what was white and clean, grey and dirty… Like that wall, if I'm not careful I can cover up what's there… wear the Christian T-shirt, carry my Bible, smile like everything's great, and talk a good game about my walk with the Lord, but deep inside the ugly old habits are… waiting to be revealed the moment life gets messy… I can become a modern-day Pharisee who focuses on the whitewash… and ignores the dirty stuff underneath."

In Bible times tombs were whitewashed on the outside to disguise the death and decay inside. Jesus told the Pharisees: "People look at you and think you're saints, but beneath the skin you're total frauds" (Matthew 23:28 TM). Acting like a Pharisee saying, "I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else" (Luke 18:11 NLT), precludes grace, mercy and compassion. We live in an appearance-driven society and Jesus understood the danger that comes from focusing on looks instead of your spiritual condition. So, how do you stop it from happening?

A) Follow Jesus' example. He specialized in ministering to the broken, the forgotten, the lost and the lonely .

B) Never forget that while you may be a Christian, you'll still struggle in certain areas.

C) Ask God to reveal behavior patterns that are appearance-orientated instead of heart-orientated.

D) Surround yourself with transparent people who lift you when you fall and encourage you to be real.

(c)Bob Gass Ministries
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Are You Unsatisfied With Your Spiritual Life?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

More than 1/4 of church-going believers admit that their spiritual lives are stagnant or dissatisfying. The Naked Gospel says so many are stalled because of the shallow “fluff’ they’re getting. Farley says we're peddling a gospel that is compromised and virtually powerless to change lives after the initial salvation experience. The Naked Gospel offers a fresh perspective on grace and shows how to live uprightly, confidently, and without the guilt.

For a limited time,
you can download the full copy of
 'The Naked Gospel' FREE of charge
...only until October 15th, 2009! Use the code "farley"

You can connect with the author, Andrew Farley on twitter and facebook. If you have questions for Andrew about 'The Naked Gospel,' you can contact him here.

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Time to Break Out!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

'Just Courage' by Gary A. Haugen is the free audiobook download for the month of October! This important book is sure to inform, teach, and encourage Christians to understand the calling God has placed on us to help those in need.
International Justice Mission president Haugen has found that "the pathway out of a nearly comatose state of boredom, ineffectiveness and triviality lies in the struggle for justice." This book describes how to break out of a ho-hum Christian life and see God's powerful and mysterious ways at work.

Just add the download format of Just Courage to your cart and enter the coupon code OCT2009 when prompted during checkout.

Check out this review:

"I dare you to read Gary Haugen without growing a bigger vision of God. He is a prophet in our day calling us to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God." - John Ortberg, Pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of 'When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box.

Special thanks to IJM & IVP for this month's free download offer.
For more information on IJM, please visit http://www.ijm.org
For more information on other great IVP books, please visit http://www.ivpress.com

(c) Christian Audio
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The Butterfly Circus

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Have you been feeling discouraged lately?

The Bible says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12 NIV

Looking to be ENCOURAGED?
Looking for HOPE?

Please watch The Butterfly Circus

Did the man who was born with no arms and no legs inspire you? His name is Nick Vujicic; he has a ministry entitled 'Life Without Limbs'. Nick has been privileged to travel extensively to over 19 nations, sharing his testimony, as well as the HOPE he has in JESUS.

You can also watch an interview with Nick on Life Today, hosted by James and Betty Robison. Find out more about Life Today, a daily Christian television program that is committed to take the gospel to the nations.

Now FAITH is being sure of what we HOPE for and CERTAIN of what we do not see. ~ Hebrews 11:1 NIV

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FREE Seminar Series in OCTOBER

Monday, October 05, 2009

This song, 'Basics of Life' inspired Christian writer and speaker Alyssa Avant to implement a new project entitled 'Getting Back to the Basics of Life.'

Alyssa Avant, founder of Beauty By Design Ministries, has joined forces with some amazing women to prsent this FREE seminar series to refresh you on all of 'life's little lessons' as well as a few tools for your parenting toolbox.

The 'Getting Back to the Basics of Life' Seminar Series will be held for 4 consecutive weeks, beginning Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 through October 27th all at 8:00 p.m. CST/9 pm EST/6pm PST in an online conference room.

The line-up of speakers includes: Alyssa Avant, Sarah Cook, Sisterlisa, and Cynthia Carrier. You can find out more about these amazing women clicking on each of their names. :)

Sign up for the FREE Seminar Series.

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Without GOD...

Sunday, October 04, 2009

every week
would be:







and SHATTERday.

* Remember 7 days without GOD makes one WEAK.

~ author unknown
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God Sets a Divine Stage

Saturday, October 03, 2009

There are times when life is bigger than you

and tears fall for it’s incredibly rough.

Such are the seasons you search hard for reasons

while God says his grace is enough.

When life deals a loss you never saw coming

and broken pieces lie all over the floor,

You weep as you struggle to put it back together

but God’s faithfulness means even more.

When your health is threatened and you feel shaken

not knowing the next thing to do,

God takes your broken prayers, mingled with teardrops

then offers His wisdom to you.

When your child is handicapped & your whole life changes

to be a caregiver both day and night,

God fills you with strength and mountains of love

and courage for every long fight.

When you’re unemployed much longer than you hoped

and life is hanging by the smallest of threads,

God will bring you to the brink – then give you more faith

to show He’s your provider instead.

When you enter into years of loneliness and solitude

with no voice in the house but your own,

God will bless you and cover you…and keep you company

granting peace to the place you call home.

For what we don’t know at the onset of our trials

is God sets a divine stage long before,

And He’s waiting in the circumstance to give us what we need

when our tears fall like rain on the floor.

© Sheila Gosney
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The Nines Videos

Friday, October 02, 2009

Remember this free event held on 09/09/09?

Well, if you missed it, or would like to listen again; you will be pleased to know that Leadership Network and Catalyst have made the videos available ...for FREE!

Listen to OVER 11 hours of EXCELLENT content that was shared by many amazing church leaders.


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Need A Little Perspective?

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Bible Cafe is starting an online book club! To particpate, all you need is a copy of the book and a notebook to record answers to the readers questions. Simple.

The 1st book for their online book club is entitled 'The Noticer: Sometimes All a Person Needs is a Little Perspective.'

This easy reading, 10 chapter book was written by Andy Andrews, a best-seeling author. To encourage discussion of the book, The Bible Cafe will be utilizing the Reading Guide that is included in the back of the book. :)

Here is the book reading schedule.
The first book club post will be on Sunday, October 4th.
Andrews book has nearly 500 poitive reviews at Amazon. Read some of these reviews!

Visit the home page of The Bible Cafe to find out more about their ministry.
Be sure to bookmark the site if you are going to participate; or if you would like to visit them at a later date. Go check it out!

(c) The Bible Cafe
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