Sorry it took long for me to post this. I’m working on being more timely in my postings. This post has TWO PURPOSES. 1. To expose Witchcraft in the local church 2. To teach GODLY, EFFECTIVE prayer practices. And even though I just stated two, I’m gonna add a third one 3. Defend prayer. So you could say this is a “prayer apologetic.” I’m convinced that much of the reason Christian practices don’t get taken is because no one sees Christians doing them or they see Christians doing them WRONG. Prayer is one such practice. I’m gonna dedicate a few of my posts to some basic tenets of the Christian faith. Enjoy….
In this post I’m sharing some thoughts about women’s rights to set boundaries and say “no” to behavior in relationships that they find inappropriate or harmful. Many times we’re guilted into dating/spending time with/ possibly even marrying men we have no peace about and even make us uncomfortable. I hope as you listen to this, you’ll feel empowered to set boundaries and enforce them after listening.
This post is about self promotion/investment. How many times have you purchased a product/received a service/ went to a movie/concert, LOVED IT and raved to other people about it?? Plenty of times I’ll bet. That’s type of promotion is called “word of mouth” advertising (and is generally the best kind and the cheapest) . So when is the last time you were your own “word of mouth” advertising?? Not just in the business sense, but also in your personal life. When was the last you let other people in your life know you are looking to get married?? Many of us (especially women) aren’t taught how to promote ourselves. In fact we’re taught to put other’s interests before our own, then manipulate to get what we want. In this post I discuss why this doesn’t serve our best interests….
This post addresses the issue of shame and shaming. Shaming is the act of putting someone on a guilt trip over behavior that has been forgiven by God (the person got recently saved or repented of it in the course of their walk with Christ) OR judging them for behavior that isn’t a sin to begin (i.e. My post on hoe-ifying women for exercising their freedom to travel or prude-shaming women for “withholding sex” from men who aren’t entitled to it in the first place). It’s a bit ranty (to me, anyway) but hopefully you’ll get whatever point I’m trying get across.
Have you ever had questions about behavior that wasn’t preceded in the Bible by a “Thou shalt not _______”? If you have, this post is for you. In these two recordings, I discuss how make Godly decisions about areas in your life that may not be clearly defined in scripture. I hope that this post helps you. Feel to comment any opinions you wish to share…,
This post is meant to be read with a bit of humor. Strange Rites of Passage are life’s unusual way of teaching valuable lessons about itself and those who choose to participate in it. Enjoy…
Matthew 6:2-4 “So whenever you give to the poor and do acts of kindness, do not blow a trumpet before you to advertise it, as the hypocrites do like actors acting out a role in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored and recognized and praised by men. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, they already have their reward in full. But when you give to the poor and do acts of kindness, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing give in complete secrecy, so that your charitable acts will be done in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:5-15 “Also, when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to pray publicly standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets so that they may be seen by men. I assure you and most solemnly say to you, they already have their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your most private room, close the door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. “And when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. So do not be like them praying as they do; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him. “Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. ‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. ‘Give us this day our daily bread. ‘And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors letting go of both the wrong and the resentment. ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ For if you forgive others their trespasses their reckless and willful sins, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others nurturing your hurt and anger with the result that it interferes with your relationship with God, then your Father will not forgive your trespasses.
The following post is called “The Hidden Places” because I’m discussing how many people judge what others have achieved without knowing what the people they’re criticizing have had to endure on their way to where they are. No they know nothing about the person’s prayer life or where they are spiritually. All they know is that the person is being blessed and they don’t feel as blessed as they could be.
In this recording, I discuss what it takes to be openly blessed. I may make it a series, so look out for parts 1-whenever the Holy Spirit changes the subject..