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A Word From Brenda

~A New Name!! ~

He has given me a new name! No longer to be called a victim. No longer to be called depressed, broken, lonely, afraid or helpless. He, the King of Glory has given me a new name, a heart made out of flesh, a mind transformed and a spirit brought back to life! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. In Him, I am joyful, whole, never forsaken, strong, and able!! Able to walk in the footsteps of my Lord and Saviour. Joyful in the salvation of my soul, that I may have eternal life!

I was driving along one day about 6 years ago, when satan began to whisper in my ear..."but you did this...and you did that..." in which I had to agree, yeah, I did all those things. Then the Spirit of the Lord rose up in me and I began to speak out loud, "yeah, I did all those things, but I'm not doing them anymore! I have been forgiven by the Blood of Jesus, and I don't have to live that way anymore!" The whispering stopped and I felt a strength rise up in me which I had not felt before. Praise God!! His Word says to resist the enemy and he will flee from you. That word flee, means to run in terror!! Praise God! But, we must first resist. Take a stand, pick a scripture that brings life to the situation you are facing, and hang onto it. Don't let go, or back down. My favorite scriptures that got me through the first year of my salvation were:

II Timothy 1v.7
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but one of Power, and of Love and of a Sound Mind.

The other one was:

Romans 8v.15
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry Abba Father.

You may be facing a situation that seems greater than you. In fact, havn't you been to this place before? I have been brought face to face with a situation that I thought was defeated last year! But when confronted with it, it still brought fear into my heart and mind. God wants us to have the victory over a situation. He does not want us to have pockets of fear hidden in our past that satan can bring up and throw in our face...always at a time of weakness or tiredness in our walk. So, we go 'round the mountain again, untill God brings us back to that place where we can meet with that enemy, that thing that is causing bondage, or fear, and God gives us the strength and the courage to face it, and defeat it once and for all. I want to be set free from every area that would hold me back from serving God in the way He would desire. How can I teach others about the Power of God, and His Promises of Deliverance...when I'm in tears over the thought's of "what if..." My God is bigger than that. And He cares enough about me, to want to see me stand up to that mountain and have it move for a change! He cares for you, too. He will deliver you out of all your fears, and concerns...but stop and pray for a moment. Is this something you were facing before? Could this be a situation that God your Father is wanting to show you how to battle in, and win!

God has changed my name! But it was not without trial after trial, fire by fire! Praise God! When I don't think I can take anymore, the question comes to my mind..."at what cost, Lord?" Then the answer... "It cost me everything."


~Collective Writings~