Saved, Delivered And Healed!
Thank You Father-God!!
This is quite long, but for you to understand how
VERY BIG God has been in my life - I must share some detail.
I think that I was a happy child, but an extremely
shy child; everyone in site intimidated me!
I did pretty well in my "church world” as long as no one asked me to
do anything, or tried to get me into a conversation. But going to school was a daily ‘torture’ for me! If I had of had my way, I would never have left
the safety of my home. If people came to the house to visit I hid.
The first major nightmare in school was when my
third grade teacher insisted that each child said their assigned number, during
role call. I could not do that! I practiced it all weekend long…. Said it…..
sang it…. And PRAYED it would come out of my mouth. I went to school every Monday morning rehearsing my number, and
telling my self - I CAN do this, I CAN, I CAN!!!
When time came to say my number, I froze – nothing
would come out of my mouth!! The
teacher tried every thing she knew to try, to help me. She changed my seat, and number several
times; talked to my parents, suggesting ‘therapy.’ I never said my number!
I am not sure how my mother managed to persuade
every schoolteacher – up through my junior year – to let me slide by without
standing in front of the class, or taking part of in-class discussion; but she
did! In my senior year, however, we ran
into a teacher that would not let me escape participation in class. I liked to study and learn, and usually had
the correct answers to his questions… but I could not get them out of my mouth!!
About half way through the first
semester, this teacher demanded that I make an oral report, to pass his class.
I didn’t go back to school. I did complete school via correspondent course,
and went on to Bible School! WISH they’d had Home-school in those days!!!
I was totally bound by fear my entire childhood!
Could not even say grace at the table… not even if it were only my mother and I. (I can see now why the enemy wanted to keep
me in bondage!! Praise God, that Jesus defeated him!! AND… now that the thief
is CAUGHT… I will have seven fold, ALL that he tried to steal! :O) Amen?)
As a teenager I was part of a great on-fire-for-Jesus
youth group; however the leadership knew that if they ever asked me to do
anything, I would not be back. (don’t know why no one realized I needed
deliverance!!). One Friday night,
at a “youth only” prayer meeting – The Holy Spirit showed UP! And Showed
off! :O) At age seventeen, I was totally free from all fear and
intimidation. PTL!! I led worship the following Sunday morning (congregation
of about 250), without a tinge of fear!
PTL!!! Thank You Jesus!!!
The entire congregation was awe struck that day; we
had a wonderful, exciting time of worship, as the Lord freed others as
well. That is the day I learned that it
is not about the “worship leader” or their ability; I had NONE!! It is about The Holy Spirit – Him being
there, and in charge.
I am sorry to say that the story does not end here.
Years later, I allowed that fear back into my life….
And it had a stronger hold on me than ever before.
At age thirty, I was still pretending to be
invisible, just to go outside my door!
(I didn’t stay free, because I didn’t stay filled with God’s Word, or
know how to apply His Word, when the enemy came back to knock on my door with
The Lord DID set me free again – but this time it
was in stages, not instantly as before.
It was through a season of growth, that He taught me how to stand
against the wiles of the enemy.
Then, God set me UP! He constantly put me in situations that
forced me to be right out there in front of people!! * hehe *
“I can do ALL THINGS
through Christ, who is my strength!” was the way I started each day, for years! I learned that “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous RUN
into it, and are safe!” I learned that
“Jesus is my
refuge and my strength!” my
“ever present HELP!!!” That The “Holy Spirit is my
comforter” and “teacher” and the one
along side to help.”
I learned that “When I go to speak, HE gives me the words to say.” And that I “have the favor of God that increases daily, with God, and
~* SMile *~
Today I can honestly say – that God has truly SET ME
FREE and is making me WHOLE!!
Praise God!! FREE is GOOD!!
I have been in several areas of ministry that has
required me to meet numerous pastors and officials. I’ve addressed several congregations, and I feel quite comfortable there (even when I have no grand
piano, or mic to hide behind). ha!
is a BIG GOD, and The Bible says that Jesus gave us the same authority that the
Father gave to Him.
Eph 6:10 Finally, my
brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11: Put on the whole
Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12: For we wrestle
not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness
in high places.
Think about that!!! Jesus SPOKE and the trees died!! He spoke, and demons had to flee!!! Every thing named under heaven is subject to
the Name of Jesus…. That includes “fear.”
No matter what you might fear…. Snakes, spiders,
heights, bridges, crowds, being in front of people, illness, death, the dark….
That is NOT something that God’s kids should be bothered
with! YOU CAN BE FREE OF THAT FEAR!!
Tim 1:7 “I have not given the spirit of fear, but of
love, power, and a sound mind.”
Think About This: “FAITH
is a spirit that goes out and grabs hold of what you are having faith for, and
makes it a part of your life.”
”FEAR is a spirit that goes out and grabs hold of what you are fearing, brings it back, and makes it a part of your life.”
Fear is the devils counterfeit of the Faith of God!
Faith or Fear… You choose!
All things that
the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and
shall shew it unto you.
If the Son
therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
God is an awesome Father, and He wants His children
free and whole. Amen?
If I can pray for
you, or encourage you please email me. I’d love to meet you!
God bless you with His Peace, and with Wholeness.
Shalom, and Shine on!