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Jesus Get-aways


Once in a while I think I procrastinate in getting things done. But I find when time is deferred to abiding and quietly resting in the Lord’s presence, it gives me the greatest solace. Then the tasks I needed to accomplish always get done. When I take a Jesus Get-away, I abstain from TV, radio, internet, phone, email, and social networking for a full day. I have a busy lifestyle but I believe frequent Jesus Get-aways rejuvenate and transform your life. The Lord always allows you to see your spiritual growth whenever you devote your time to studying or meditating on the scriptures… praying and interceding for others. I look back over my life, and there are some things that used to be significant that I no longer consider or entertain. You get a different perspective of your emotional, physical, financial, spiritual life and relationships.

God had a simple formula for the children of Israel to receive His protection and blessings: And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? – Deuteronomy 10:12-13

Although the challenges of life can distract or discourage, you can have joy knowing that the Lord is with you. He is your strength and peace. You can release the old things (bondage and lack) to receive the new things (blessing, deliverance and healing). Don’t allow the noise pollution of the day keep you from hearing and listening to the voice of the Lord. Hearing and listening are two different functions.

Trade in self-satisfaction (the ego) and distractions (the unimportant things) to allow God to move in response to your expectations. Your expectations should be born out of hope, faith, spiritual hunger and desire. He moves in response to communication and communion with the “still small voice.” When you choose to sit at the feet of Jesus like Mary did, you can get a taste of how she felt. You can have a greater devotion and  closer walk with Jesus Christ. Even He took frequent get-a-ways with the Father. See Luke 5:16, Luke 6:12, John 6:15, John 8:1.

Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“He That Healeth Thee”
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”
(eBook & Paperback)

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Prayer: When I am Bitter


Lord when my soul is bitter I seek your deliverance and peace. As I cry out for your mercy, liberate me from the pit of corruption and cast all of my sins behind me. Create in me a clean heart and renew my spirit with your love and righteousness. Refresh me by your Holy Spirit. You have forgiven me by your great mercies and unfailing love. With the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, I am patient, kind and forgiving of others. You give peace to my soul as I choose the wisdom and knowledge of your truth.

I am not envious of others and do not harbor strife in my heart because it produces confusion and evil. Bragging or amplifying lies is deceitfully wicked. Carnal, sensual and evil conversation does not flow from my lips because it lacks wisdom. Hatred stirs up strife and contentions but love covers all sins. Dig up and empty out everything in me that is rooted in bitterness. Fill the empty places in my heart with your love. Abiding in your grace and favor destroys the root of bitterness and keeps it from springing up again. Abiding in your love delivers me from defilement.

Thank you for delivering me from bitterness. Thank you for delivering me from anger and wrath. My soul is released from the captivity of a brawling nature. My mouth no long speaks evil and I have put away malicious thoughts. My conversations are righteous and pure. Daily I show meekness and wisdom through obeying your word and walking in your ways. You have ordered my steps and with joy and gladness I follow your pathways with all diligence. Thank you for the abiding fruit of your spirit. It is your love, grace and peace that flows freely through me to others. I bless others as you have blessed me.

From the book
He That Healeth Thee
(FREE ebook for a limited time)

by
Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk To God with Affirmations of Faith”
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”
(ebooks & paperback)

www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com
Amazon -or- Barnes & Noble

Areli MediaWorks  |  2013

We Have a Perfect Gift


In the beginning, the Lord said everything He created was good. The book of Genesis is the foundation and first principle for all things. If you don’t see what your life can be, is it because you’re focusing or stuck on the negative circumstances of your past or present? Instead, you should be expecting a present day and future that is possible, good and perfected by God. Anything in your life that you see, hear, smell, touch or taste that does not reflect the fruit of the Spirit means you have an opportunity to turn to the gift God has provided for us.

When your heart cries out in desperation, you have the gift of the Holy Spirit to help and comfort you. The scriptures say that He, the gift, was sent as your comforter. He is your helper and teacher at all times. All you have to do is welcome Him to an abiding place in every facet of your being. His presence is guidance for your life and helps to keep you out of the hands of the adversary. Satan is the destroyer, a liar, thief and killer. He is the one who wants to take your life because he knows God has done, can do, and will do great things in and through you.

The sun shines everyday, but sometimes we don’t see it because of clouds or fog, but it’s there. Even when we’re experiencing the night, the sun is shining but on the other side of the world. The sun has not left its fixed position. God is with us, and sometimes we fail to acknowledge it because of obstacles, clouds of doubt, fear, anxiety, or despair. Our thoughts and feelings make it seem as if His presence is absent. But He is always with us. He will never leave or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). You just have to choose to believe it is so. When you’re confident that the Holy Spirit is always with you, the scriptures say that the light dispels darkness.  –Excerpted from the book “He That Healeth Thee” by Christine Brooks Martin. The ebook is FREE for a limited time.

Christine Brooks Martin, author
“Pray What God Says”
“Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith”
“He That Healeth Thee”
“Christine’s Short-Shorts”

www.praywhatgodsays.weebly.com
www.amazon.com/author/christinebrooksmartin

Areli MediaWorks  |  2013

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