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The Armor of Prayer Part 2

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” Ephesians 6:18

 

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon continue with the discussion on the armor of God. Prayer is a part of the Armor. It’s not just about having a conversation with God; it’s about allowing God to be a part of every moment of our lives.

For those of us who have unknowns and pain there is a bigger picture of eternity where we can put our focus, knowing that we will all receive praise at the Judgment Seat of Christ.  No matter what happens, God can take what is meant for evil and turn it around for our good when we allow God, in prayer, to encourage us, sustain us, fulfill us, and to take each difficult step along the way.

There was nothing Job did to deserve affliction. He did not displease God. He was not full of sin. He did not get angry with God during his affliction. Job did not base his relationship with God on the blessings he received. Let’s try to look at our situation, struggles, trials and tribulations from heaven’s perspective. It’s not easy to change our perspective while in the midst of a battle, but with prayer and renewing of our mind, God can help us to see the bigger picture.

Your Eternal Reward

This week on Sharin’ Hearts The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green takes a look at “Your Eternal Reward” by Erwin Lutzer.

 

There may be tears in heaven.  When we reflect on how we lived for Christ, we might weep on the other side of the celestial gates.  Although Christians have been justified by faith, Christ will still judge us for our “deeds done in the body whether good or bad.” How well or poorly we do here might indeed determine our status in heaven for all eternity.

Be prepared to have your understanding of the judgment seat of Christ challenged, provoked, and perhaps permanently changed.  Will you answer the heart of God that is seeking a bride who can sit with Christ on His throne and rule forever or will you be given a rebuke from Christ and have “shame at His coming?”  The choice is yours!!

The Armor of Prayer Part 1

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints” Ephesians 6:18.

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon wrap up the Armor of God with Prayer. The final part of the Armor is prayer; it is the “glue” that holds all the pieces in place. We need more than just head knowledge; we need to be able to apply prayer in our lives. Since we don’t wrestle against flesh and blood, prayers need to go up on our own behalf so that we don’t wrestle within our own selves. Take thoughts captive and renew our mind in His word. Discussing the “Seven Wonders of Prayer” we find some reminders of Gods greatness.

1. There is no promise too hard for God to fulfill.
2. There is no prayer too hard for God to answer.
3. There is no problem too hard for God to solve.
4. There is no place (town or city) too difficult for God to move and revive.
5. There is no heart too hard for God to break.
6. There is no season of time too hard for God to repeat.
7. There is no prophecy too hard for God to fulfill. Every prophecy has been given to us in a promise.

The Danger of Self-Love

There is a belief that self-esteem, a good self-image, provides the necessary foundation for a wholesome personality and successful behavior.  This theory is accepted in secular and evangelical society, no longer a theory, but as established truth.

 

A noted psychologist speaking to a group at a well-known company was asked what impact the self-esteem movement had in today’s world.  The answer was “it was a  complete disaster.”  Paul Brownback has provided us with an explanation and solution to this problem that has misguided so many in our society.

Ginger Green eloquently shares the TRUTH of self-esteem and the author Paul Brownback, graciously provides an analysis of an alternative that may be found in our TEACHING HANDOUTS.

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The Armor of God Part 2

“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” Ephesians 6:16-17.

 

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon continue their discussion on the Armor of God. This second part focuses on the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Ephesians Chapters 1-3 tells what the character of Christ has done for us. Ephesians Chapters 4-5 shows us how we can tell if we are appropriating the character of Christ. Now, in Ephesians 6, to activate is simple: We are in Christ, He is our all in all, so the weapons of our warfare is not something we go pull out of a drawer, or obtain in our own strength; it’s putting on Him, it’s putting on life. Satan’s power was completely broken at Calvary and we are blessed to have that breaking because now Satan has no power over us. (Romans 6:6).

Who Switched Off My Brain

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green takes a look at a great book by Dr. Caroline Leaf entitled, “Who Switched Off My Brain” giving us some insight into the mystery of our brain function.

 

An intriguing book by a Christian doctor describing how God formed us to function in easy to read format.  Many drawings and illustrations to further simplify each chapter.  Science with applicational simplicity. Many people who do not understand the battles they fight, found with clarity and new confidence, a smooth path in thinking that is available to those who want to understand how to keep a healthy brain, resulting in a healthy body.  When the body is functioning the way God designed it to be life takes on a new luster and the Spirit can be at ease within us for His leading.  A beautiful combination of spiritual foundation with science agreeing. “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” 2 Corinthians 10:5.

The Armor of God Part 1

“Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” Ephesians 6:11.

This week on Sharin’ Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon expose some of the subtle ways the devil is tricking us. We don’t have to fall for his lies, we don’t have to surrender in defeat because we have access to the power of God and His armor is available to us; all we have to do is put on His armor and march forward in His power. We give the devil more credit than he deserves and too much say in our lives. We don’t have to sit in defeat and say “the devil has me down”! It’s time to get the Armor of God on and be the warriors we have been called to be.

Learn the Bible in 24 Hours

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green examines “Learn the Bible in 24 Hours” by Chuck Missler.

The New Translation in Everyday English expresses 11 Timothy 3:16 as follows:  All Scripture is breathed out by God and useful for teaching, for conviction, for correction and for disciplined training in righteousness, in order to make the man of God adequate, and fully to equip him for every good task.  This is the heavenly solution for our earthly problems. However, to be able to use this precious resource we need to be in the Word and a student of discipline study to glean all that is available to us, NOW.

Proverbs 3:5-7 gives us sound advise to Trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not unto our own understanding, but in ALL our ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your paths.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.  It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.

What joyful exhortations we are given to make our center of reading and study the Word of God.   Chuck Missler has combined decades of personal living in the good times and not so good times to provide us with a tool that short cuts years of random searching into a detailed outline giving us a foundation to move forward with knowledge of what is taking place from Genesis to Revelation.

Today’s recap from Ginger Green will draw the hungry heart and seeking soul into an expanding world often gone unnoticed by most.  Learn the Bible in 24 hours has a study guide, workbook and videos to start a home study or study within your church.  If we claim ignorance or indifference to digging into the Bible, we will find that we are the loser and our lack of discipline may impact ours and others destiny.  That should never be the case when such a great resource as this is available to us.  Thank you, Chuck, for a life that fought the good fight, finished the race, and shares in the Eternal Glory of our Triune God for all Eternity!!!

 

Taming the Tongue

“Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks” Luke 6:45

 

This week on Sharin Hearts Woman to Woman, Janie and Sharon tackle the little member of our body that is hard to tame – the tongue. Taming the tongue is a challenge that we all face, probably on a daily basis. It requires constant monitoring and careful discipline.

The heart is the center of who we are, what we think, how we express and choose. Our beliefs, in our nation, in our culture, even in our church are changing. The beliefs and principles that we once held so dear are now being thrown in the trash and considered outdated, ignorant, and narrow-minded.

A few years ago, Judge Robert Bork wrote a book called Slouching Toward Gomorrah, but today, it seems that we are not slouching but running a race of endurance with the greatest deception, division, and moral decay. Our beliefs are the beginning of what will eventually come out of our mouth because they come from the heart of who we are. If we filter everything through God’s word then we would be able to better tame our tongue.

 

When You’re Tired of Treating the Symptoms

This week on Sharin’ Hearts: The Fireside Bookshelf, Ginger Green grabs a favorite; “When You’re Tired of Treating the Symptoms, and You’re Ready for a Cure, Give Me a Call” by Dr. Henry Brandt. We search for relief from our problems, instead of searching for a cure. Anything that will achieve temporary rest from anger, fear, frustration, unforgiveness, and bitterness.  It is a repetitive cycle of survival and we become addicted to the short-term escape.

 

There is a long-term cure and the first step of “cure” is to SEE  your need in the problem, call it what it truly is and ACCEPT the need as your wake-up call for change. The word for this process is repentance; to turn from the old thinking, emotions,  and actions.  Repentance consists of confession of sin and submission to the authority of Jesus Christ. Because of God’s cleansing grace, healing comes.  Learning to see the need and not excusing with some popular modality is a big part of the challenge.  Follow Dr. Brandt through the maze of not treating the symptoms, but finding the real cure.