Be Free

Confidence in our Lord is truly a God-given gift. I am certainly not talking about conceit. Romans 12:3 rebukes us, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, . . .”

I’m speaking of confidence. With God by our side, we can conquer mountains! Joshua and Caleb did it, so can we! God wants us to be courageous enough to rebuke temptation by overcoming false beliefs.

 

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4 thoughts on “Be Free

  1. Very True Ellie, a beautiful message, thank you and yes, hurt people hurt people and themselves, this can be with excess food as you shared, it makes them feel better, although we can’t judge that this is always the reason they are overweight, as we know other physical problems can cause it.

    Hurt people also abuse themselves with drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, even excessive exercise etc No we do not accept these as OK, God doesn’t but we have compassion for those who are hurting, the same as He does and did with us.

    With Blogging we also see those who are hurting and even as Christians they can do and say things to hurt others, perhaps their Childhood was as you described Ellie or they just rejected correction, they may have had Marriage problems, the flesh is very stubborn but we are still to be the Salt, we don’t water down God’s Truth or let others do it either but we do share knowing they need Jesus to heal them too. If they abuse us ie delete us, ignore us etc, we may need to rebuke them but it still leaves us no choice, we move on but we still pray for them in Love, knowing we needed healing too.

    Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

    Yes it is True Ellie, when we know who we are in Christ Jesus and that our identity is in Him and just how much we are Loved, than we will also know we are people of great worth.

    Christian Love from us both – Anne

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  2. Well thank you Anne. Your points are well made. It grieves me when I see some suffering and not having the faith to turn over their weighty problems to the Lord, who can comfort them.

    I always appreciate your thoughtful comments. Too bad that there are too many factors that go into the entire mind, body, spirit connection to discuss them here. I have written extensively about these topics before however. I’m looking forward to when my book is published. Blessings,

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  3. Yes so True Ellie not enough space for me either to share a lifetime but we share what’s important, I know most just want short and sweet but God’s Truth has meat, best wishes with your book.

    As we know suffering and hardship can block our view that is why God tells to………….

    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

    Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

    Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

    Blessings – Anne

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  4. Thank you Ellie for all we have shared together, it’s a blessing to know you, the ups and downs of weight control is indeed a very Loooooooooooooooooog subject that we may never reach the end of but I have enjoyed sharing together the ups and downs with you.

    See you after our Holidays, Blessings – Anne

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