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Remember to Remember

O, Snap! I came across this in my morning readings, and it made me sit up and take inventory of how I move through my days. It made me more aware of the opportunity we all have to embrace more empowered lives. “We often choose to face life’s issues and circumstances in exactly the same way as someone without the Spirit of God.  We worry, strive, and grieve no differently than unbelievers. While it is true that we are humans like everyone else, it is also true that we are humans with the Spirit of God dwelling in us. Yet, whether consciously or not, we essentially say to God, “I know You raised Christ from the dead; but the fact is, my problems are just too much for You and I need to deal with them by myself.

“ ...Perhaps what you need is wisdom to know which decision to make. Or courage to do the right thing, even though you might lose your job. Or maybe you need love because you feel alone. Or do you want people with a similar vision to journey with and support you along the way. Whatever you need, the point is that God is aware of  your circumstances, and he knows what you really need. He is able to bring these things, people, and circumstances into your life.

"... God desires to do more than “help out “a bit. He wants to completely transform us. He wants to take a timid heart and set it ablaze with strength and courage, so much so that people know something supernatural has taken place—life change just as miraculous as fire coming down from heaven.”

Francis Chan, Forgotten God.

This made me aware of how often I live like a person without the power of the Spirit of God dwelling inside of me.  I wring my hands in wasted worry, because I think I have to solve my problems myself.  I actually forget to call on the Holy Spirit for help!  Now I can forget my password, and my mother’s maiden name; I can forget my driver’s license number, and even where I parked my car.  But it is really lame to forget that the Spirit of the Creator of the Universe dwells inside of me and can get me through anything.  So I have decided to remember to remember. How about you?

Lovin’ Jesus~

Linda Newton, 

Empowerment Educator

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Comments

April 19, 2016 @02:01 pm

thanks Linda - I am using your quote of Francis Chan in my Masters thesis...I printed your message out when I first saw it as a reminder for the whole project I have been working on - remembering and inviting the Holy Spirit to have complete control. I love your very real way of speaking and writing.....

Jannai Pero
December 07, 2015 @11:48 am

Thank you. I needed this now.

Nicole
December 07, 2015 @11:42 am

Thank you. In these dark times encouragement is definitely NOT overrated!

Joyce
December 07, 2015 @11:41 am

Of course, I remember you dear lady. So delighted that God used this to minister to you. Merry Christmas

Linda
December 07, 2015 @11:40 am

-Thank you, Linda....I forget so often when I need help, that it is right here in my home, with me. This came at the perfect minute this morning. I don't knnow if you remember me, but I think of you often and enjoy any mail that you send. Love and blessed holiday to you and your family. Joan Brumley 81 years, now God Bless you

Joan
 

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