It's 2010!!! When did this happen? I feel like I'm on a tilt a whirl that doesn't take a break, can you relate?
This message is searing through my veins, I think it's such an encouragement from the Lord and I'm going to take the heart of the message and pour it across cyberspace. I think it's essential I start here with CWTR/CWA. I have a feeling many of you can relate to what I'm about to share.
Before we jump into 2010, I believe we have to say goodbye to some things from 2009 and before. I'm not a Science whiz at all, but I'm someone God gives little word pictures to get His loving point across. For 2009, He showed me "negative -ions".
Whether it was my own experience or someone near to me, I saw so much of this in action:
Negative -ions. I think the big one in my life was deception. There were a lot of lies thrown my way that I believed. I'm done not with the experiences or the people, but with the lies.
The picture God gave me was that for all those negative _ions, one word essentially trumps all the negative. It's a positive -ion that I believe is my word for 2010:
No matter what we endured in years past, I believe His agenda is to show us, IF we are willing, that those negative -ions all had purpose in Him. They were not a cruel joke pointed in our direction. He's going to use those situations for His good, we just have to trust Him.
The lie I believed was that I was the defeated one. Not so! The devil is the defeated one and his agenda is desperate. He's been using those negative -ions forever because they are cheap tricks that work.
I'm proclaiming in Jesus' name that now is the time to put some positive -ions forth.
These come from the resources of heaven that know no bounds. It doesn't mean my life will be easy, but it means I'm done living a lie. I'm on the offense now, and I'm proclaiming victory.
One way I'm personally grabbing restoration is through the Love Dare. I have a good marriage, but I know God's called us to so much more, and the distance we have backpedaled scares me. I took the Love Dare in May (finished in October) and the book really was a great source for God to work in my heart and marriage.
Yet even then I sensed there was more on the way, and here I am. I was part of a lot of negative -ions in 2009 when it came to marriage, and I'm taking the Love Dare again because this time, I'm walking in the victory that is already ours. I'm claiming restoration and celebration and I'm refusing in Jesus' name for the confusion, deception or anything else to even try to make me think me or my marriage is the defeated one.
I'll go it alone, but I don't think I'm supposed to. I believe there are some of you who have been under the oppression of those negative -ions. You're believing the lie that you and your marriage are defeated, or the lie that your marriage is good enough. Your marriage can always be taken to the next level, but I know I let complacency sneak in and deceive me.
Although the Love Dare is ongoing, if you like a group setting/kick off, we are starting a new round January 11. Check out the Love Dare group page where we have a free PDF of the book if needed, accountability partner discussions, badges and discussions for each dare that we take on a pace that God directs. We will not all be on Day 2 together, 6, etc...we will go as He leads. In addition, I'd like to resurrect weekly chats for anyone seeking encouragement and fellowship AND coming soon, I'll be hosting webinars on marriage and this Love Dare group over at Christian Women Affiliate.com.
That's where I'm at. Even if I don't see it all right now, I'm after the Lord who is not just the was and the is, but the is to come.
I'm seeking these positive -ions for my life and marriage in Jesus' name.
How about you?