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May 9, 2006
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I didn't want to interrupt your post to Scared.. but just read your post to her. One thing that stood out to me is that you say your wife traded her love for God for her mother's abuse, even though it hurt her as she is addicted to the abuse. There is such wisdom in what you say here!! I never thought of it this way, but I suppose on a daily basis we make choices as to whether or not we are going to choose His love or a way that we are familiar with, but is detrimental to us.

Thank you, this has helped me see clearer my most recent prayer for learning how to choose God when I am lonely or hurting rather than the familiar feelings of being 'hurt'.

God bless.
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May 10, 2006
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Hi OMW... I ask God each day for Godly wisdom. Lately I have been heeding the wisdom He gives me instead of doing what is natural (flesh) "...leaning onto my own understanding."

Addiction (bondage) is a powerful tool of the enemy. Though he has no power over us, we leave ourselves open to his attacks. James says, "We have not, because we ask not." My understanding is this...we need to lay all our burdens, pains, hurts and fears at the cross to realize the fullness of His miraculous healing power. Those (believers) who have suffered abuse such as 'Sacred' (and so many others), have Christ in their hearts, the assurance of salvation and the promise of newness of life for TODAY. BUT...we cannot lay at the cross all the suppressed memories that are very much alive, but so oftentimes erased from conscious memory. (Noreen's and mine individual Christian counseling is focusing on unearthing these memories. So we CAN present all our 'petitions' to Him.) Sacred and Noreen do not consciously chose to stay sick. But through really understanding the power and authority they have in Christ' name, can can achieve victories. And we who are blessed can bear their burdens and come against these principalities and powers for them. PRAYER is too often under rated. Our bondages/besetting sins can be broken. While these two women 'feel' so despairing and hopeless/helpless, WE can stand up for them. Storming heavens gates with 'fervent, effectual prayer.

Everyday I chose God's love. But there are many days, that during the day, my buried pains alter that desicion. We do choose, but it is a choice made by the parts of us still in bondage. Let's pray that Sacred's and Noreen's 'parts' are revealed by the Holy Spirit and set free.

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Hi bob,
Thank you. Now I believe I understand what has illuded me for so long. There is much sense in what you say. I guess we can't lay it at the foot of the cross if we do not know what it is we are to lay there. Great thoughts here, again thank you.

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May 11, 2006
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Also will join with you in prayer. And I guess we have to be willing to have everything laid bare.."Search my heart o God.." it is painful. But once it is out there so to speak, we tell God we 'choose' to do it His way, then by grace and His love the Holy Spirit helps us to be able to accomplish it. I think sometimes we are too self reliant and it doubles our trouble. Unless we are "doing" something we don't feel anything is working for us. Helps to learn that we are not God, but God is who he says he is.

enough preching...sorry, sometimes i could write about God forever.

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HI OMW... NEVER STOP PREACHING !! The Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword; it opens our hearts so we might know our intents and desires.

I believe you are right about us being too self-reliant. This is a battle that has been going on since creation. I struggle with it daily. Proverbs 3:5-6..."Trust God with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; and HE WILL direct your paths." is my on the spot remedy. Sometimes, though, it is after I tried to do it myself do I realize...through the Holy Spirit...that I was going my way again.

I plan this as my constant attitude: I HAVE TO DIE TO SELF DAILY SO THAT HE CAN LIVE THRU ME. I NEED TO DECREASE SO HE MAY INCREASE.

I am not legalistic. Praise the Lord we are under His grace, not the law. BUT I AM LEGALISTIC TO MYSELF. Little compromises (self reliance) eventaully lead to why/how you and God parted so far.

As you, I could go on. I'm on my way out now.

May God have His gentle hand on you today...

bob

May 12, 2006
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hi bob,
I;m sorry, I just realized I haven't written back to you.

I hear what you are saying. For a long time I leaned on my own understanding...and I agree with you, be legalistic to yourself, by the power of the Holy Spirit...then it will have His heart in it as well. Wht a great God we serve, right?

Well, I just registered for Seminary classes. I am so excited. Major is Biblical Counseling. It has been a prayer of mine for a long time, so now it;s a gift I gratefully accept!!

Blessings to you and your wife, have a nice weekend too!

omw

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