Discover who I’ve made you to be.

Come and partake of a new reality: the reality of life in me. Fill your spirit with my truth and life, and you will be transformed from the inside out. You have lived in your mind—now live in my Spirit.

The ways of man cannot bring you the joys of heaven that you desire. I am calling you to leave behind the reasoning of this world and the traditions of men to come into true life with me. The realm of the Holy Spirit has been opened by my grace so that you can know me, not in your mind but with your spirit. My Spirit will give you gifts, fruit, wisdom, and power. Live in my Spirit, and you will find your true destiny.

If you ask, I will bring you a deeper understanding of my ways. If you ask for life, I will not bring you confusion. If you ask for living bread, I will not give you anything less than my best. You can trust me. Ask and you will receive the fullness of my Spirit. Live in my Spirit, and you will discover who I have made you to be.

Whispers written by Brian Simmons and Gretchen Rodriguez

Luke 11:13

The Passion Translation

If imperfect parents know how to lovingly take care of their children and give them what they need, how much more will the perfect heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit’s fullness when his children ask him.

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Lord

Father,

Here is the thing, I am trying to stand on my own to feet but the thing is I am finding it hard to do so when I keep getting knocked down by my own doing or yet the enemy.

Please father help me to draw near to you and not away from you. I know that you promise good things for me, I know that you love me, I know father you are not filled with lies, hate,bitterness like the Satan who you faced and won. I DON’T want anything from him, all I want are things that are coming from you and you alone.

You made me or allowed me to be born with learning disability to witch I find is frustrating,uncomfortable,and yet hard too except it. Please help me to see me threw your eyes so I can see my self the way you see me. Help me to understand what I read,help me wanting to continue to drink from the living water. Help me to stop looking threw the eyes of the enemy.

I do want to know you more but I just struggle with my walk and yet my faith, my hope and my trust in you. Again Lord open my eyes so I can see what you see in me. I know father, right now I am not on my knees weeping my eyes out but I am giving you all I can with what I have.

This I pray amen.

Heart and Mind racing

How can I sit here and try to explain something that I don’t completely understand my self. Right now as I sit here, I am struggling to try to catch my breath. Just feeling of overwhelmed with everything that is happening and wishing and hoping that I would be in a better place.

I often feel or yet why am I reading my bible since I don’t get what I read, or yet the meaning be hid what I read and how to apply it to my everyday.

I know a lot of people can understand,apply it to their lives or yet remember what they read. It’s like the book I am reading. I don’t know what they are talking about and how to apply it to my life.

I often sit in church listening to the pastor give his sermons I try not to sit there with glaze eyes expression on my face. Or yet forget about what I just herd, it is just frustrating for me. If I could recall or whatever the case maybe I would be probably in a better place as a Christian. I probably wouldn’t be feeling overwhelmed. It’s so hard to explain or yet express what is going on.

Not only that but trying to find the help. I know I can not do this on my own.

It is frustrating to walk around not knowing who I am or what I am meant to be or yet feel confident in my self.

Is that about what Faith is? Or to have Hope? Ect. I don’t have any of that because I don’t know anymore. It’s always been dead end road.

I want to stop treading in the baby pool. I want to be in the adult pool.

I just wish I can do something or yet compliant something that I did. But things just simply fall apart.

Pray of unknown

Father,Lord,Jesus or Holy Sprit

I don’t know whom to pray for or yet to pray to.

I know in my heart that I need too be praying but honestly I don’t know or yet even start or yet ask. I simply come to a road block or yet a cross road. Things yet still linger in my mind and yet still part of me. That is why I have been always second guessing if I am truly saved.

Words just feel that they want to one out but they just seam to come crashing against my mind. Never make it out of my mind. Felling lost,unkowen, not good enough,not smart enough, not confident in my life or yet in my life.

I don’t feel spiritual strong enough, not good in that area. Nor hear you or yet even they’re the bible. So why even try. I just feel empty. I want to feel free, I want to feel important l, I want to feel loved,I want to feel valued.

The truth is I don’t know what I want to be or yet feel. I just don’t know what or how to feel or if all this is junk.

Tell me what father cause I simply don’t know. At times I want to go and get drunk who cares.

I don’t even know whom to talk to of what I was wanting to do. It’s just starting to become frustrated with everything. I…just done no.

Who am I! What am I to do? Why me.

Left scratching my head on everything.

Help me to be some buddy, cause I don’t want to be no buddy.

Amen

The Divine Mentor

I picked up this book called ”The Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as You Sit at the Feet of the Savior” by Wayne Cordeiro

It’s about growing your faith as you sit at the feet of the savior and Many believers settle for a spiritual routine that lacks God’s presence. But what they truly want, and truly need, is a dynamic, vital, and intimate relationship with God. Here Wayne Cordeiro gently but directly shows readers how to move from routine to relationship–from mundane actions to fresh encounters–by learning to hear Him speak to them through the Bible. Through stories, lessons, and anecdotes, Cordeiro equips readers to listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as they read God’s Word, enabling them to transform their daily quiet time with the Lord.

I have have only sat and read two pages, simply don’t know why I haven’t picked up the book. I don’t mind reading but I have to have a quiet place to read and that the mind is on to what I am reading and not on anything else. I know my mi d wonders off to other things that come crashing in. Not only that but I often hear likes from the enemy to get my distracted on what I am reading. However that happens even when I don’t read.

Sometimes what I read just leaves my mind so why even try to read.

I heard this book is good read so will find out going to try and read it today.

When We’re in Times of Trouble

I came a cross this devotion. Hopefully it will help those who are struggling with what ever problem comes their way. I know my self I haven to read it over again few times just to have it soak in my mind and heart.

Today’s Devotion:

We know that suffering is an unavoidable part of every human’s story. It should not surprise us. But when it comes to us, how do we deal with it? How do we persevere? When massive waves are swirling around us, how do we keep from going under?

Getting a right perspective is critical — lifting our eyes upward to God rather than outward to our circumstances or inward to ourselves. Counseling our hearts according to truth. Realigning our thoughts and emotions according to His Story.

In 1895, a South African pastor, teacher and writer named Andrew Murray was preaching at large Christian conferences in England. In physical pain from an injury sustained a few years earlier (thrown from a cart while traveling and ministering) and having just received some discouraging criticism from a well-known person, the exhausted Murray opted to stay in bed one Sunday morning. But rather than wallowing in discouragement, he decided to write some notes for his own encouragement.

At the top of the paper he wrote, “In Time of Trouble Say …” Then he penned the following, counseling his heart with the truth: 

First, He brought me here; it is by His will I am in this strait place: in that fact I will rest.
Next, He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace to behave as His child.
Then, He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn and working in me the grace He means to bestow.
Last, In His good time He can bring me out again — how and when He knows.

Let me say I am here,
1) By God’s appointment.
2) In His keeping.
3) Under His training.
4) For His time.

We can’t remind ourselves of these truths too often.

Never forget that God loves you. He is watching over you. He knows how long and how much you can endure. What you’re going through will not last forever. And whatever kind of suffering you may be facing — whether you have something you don’t want or you’re wanting something you don’t have — this is the kind of heavenly, right-sized perspective that will give you grace, courage and stamina to carry on.

When times of discouragement come, how can we persevere? 

Look up. Remind your heart that for every child of God, in every circumstance, the best really is yet to come. Our hope for a joyful future is not in solutions to our temporary problems — but in the assurance that …

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him”
 (1 Corinthians 2:9b).

Heavenly Father, as waves of discouragement, pain or despair hit my life, teach me to look up and confidently trust Your divine plan. Thank You for the unshakable hope that You are preparing a future for me, more wonderful than I can imagine. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY

2 Corinthians 4:16-18, “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (ESV)

Romans 5:3-5, “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (ESV)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND

Write out the headline, “In Time of Trouble Say …” and then write out several promises or truths from God’s Word that encourage you for the season you are in now. 

Join the conversation! We’d love to have you share your thoughts from today’s devotion!

Link to were I found this devotion: Proverbs 31 MinistriesProverbs 31 Ministries

What is depression

I don’t take any responsibility of the post below. Everyone is different and how they handle things. Please seek help or talk to someone you trust. If you can find anyone please don’t give up, keep looking. I know medical system suck.

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depression is not simply a temporary change in mood or a sign of weakness. It is a real medical condition with many emotional, physical, behavioural and cognitive symptoms.

Many people are ashamed or afraid to ask for help. Others shrug off their symptoms and end up suffering in silence. Contrary to some misconceptions, depression is neither inevitable nor is it a character flaw.  People with depression often get these ideas because of the feeling of guilt caused by the illness. Depression is a real health problem for which help is available. But you must be aware of it and know how to ask for help.

Who Does Depression Hurt?

About 1 in 10 Canadians will experience an episode of major depressive disorder (the diagnosis given to those suffering from depression) during their lifetime.

Depression is, in fact, a widespread medical condition:

  • Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwidow.
  • Women are more likely than men to experience depression
  • People with a family history of depression may be more likely to develop the disease8
  • People with chronic illnesses may also be susceptible to the diseases

Unfortunately, many people, unaware of how common this illness is, do not seek treatment because they are afraid of what others will think. And yet, today depression is a common illness for which there are many effective treatments. If you suspect that you are depressed, it is important that you see your doctor as soon as possible.

What are the Different Types of Depression?

Major Depressive Disorder

The most common form is known as major depressive disorder.

Major depressive disorder is characterized by a fairly lengthy period of time (at least two weeks) during which a person feels sad or hopeless or lacks focus in life, on a daily or almost daily basis, for the most part of each day. This condition is associated with many other symptoms which can have repercussions emotionally, socially, professionally and in other significant areas of life.

Fortunately, if properly managed, recovery is possible for patients suffering from major depressive disorder.

“Seasonal Depression”

There is a type of depression that occurs in association with a loss of daylight, as happens during the winter in Canada. This “seasonal depression” is also referred to as seasonal affective disorder or SAD, and affects between 3% and 5% of Canadian adults. For those that suffer from this form of depression, the symptoms usually come on in the fall and lift with the arrival of spring.

Postpartum Depression

Following the birth of a child, a woman’s hormone levels dip quite profoundly. This may result in the new mother feeling depressed. This is known as a postpartum depressive episode. It is believed that postpartum depression may be linked to rapidly shifting hormones.

Bereavement

Although it is often a painful process, grieving is a normal and necessary response to a loss. Depending on the individual, this period can last weeks, months or even years. A significant loss can trigger genuine depression. However, grief does not normally lead to depression.

What Factors May be Related to Depression?

Depression may be caused by one factor alone or a combination of factors.

Some factors believed to contribute to depression include:

  • Family history – depression can be something that runs in families.
  • An imbalance of chemicals in the brain.
  • Difficult life events.
  • Traumatic events in childhood such as the following can influence a person’s mental outlook throughout their life:
    • abuse
    • neglect
    • divorce
    • family violence
  • Gender – women are more likely to develop depression than men.
  • Increased work demands – during such times people have a greater likelihood of becoming depressed.
  • Chronic illness seems to put someone at greater risk of becoming depressed.
  • Low income, living alone or divorce can bring out symptoms of depression.
  • Substance use, such as alcohol use, is often associated with depression.

What are Some Things to Watch For?

Someone with depression may sometimes exhibit the following symptoms:

Emotional Symptoms

These symptoms are related to emotions. A depressed person may feel sad, hopeless, have little interest in things they used to and may feel overwhelmed.

  • “I don’t enjoy spending time with my friends anymore.”
  • “I’m always sad and I don’t feel like myself.”
  • “Sometimes I don’t think my life is worth living.”
  • “I feel guilty for dragging everyone down with me.”

Physical Symptoms

The impact of depression is not always “mental,” it can affect the body as well. People with depression may complain of unexplained aches and pains.

  • “I feel I have no energy.”
  • “My appetite is gone.”
  • “I can’t control my weight anymore.”
  • “Lately I’ve had a lot of back pain.”
  • “My stomach hurts.”
  • “I often wake up in the middle of the night and have trouble getting back to sleep.”
  • “My joints ache, even though I don’t have any health problem like that.”
  • “I feel like I’m functioning in slow motion.”

Behavioural Symptoms

When a person suffers from depression, they may behave differently. A person who is lively and cheerful may become slow and uninterested in what is going on around them.

  • “I can’t seem to get myself up off the couch.”
  • “I have no interest in sex.”
  • “I feel on edge and restless.”

Cognitive Symptoms

Depression can also impair one’s ability to think and reflect and can affect memory.

  • “I just can’t make up my mind…I can’t make decisions.”
  • “I’m finding it really hard to concentrate.”
  • “I feel like I keep forgetting things.”
  • “I feel like I’m thinking in slow motion.”
  • “I feel I’m not as good at my job.”

Depression is a real medical condition that can and should be treated.

If you think you may be suffering from depression, see a doctor as soon as possible; only a doctor can diagnose depression and recommend appropriate treatment.

Here is the link I found this info: Depression hurts