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Thought Conditioner #10

The kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17:21, KJV

When you are filled with self-doubt, and in the grip of your inferiority complex, don’t give up saying, “I can’t do it, I haven’t it in me.” You do have a very big “it” within you. You have the Kingdom of God within you.

God has placed in your personality all the ability you need. You have only to believe in yourself, and strength within you will be released.

In saying the text, try it this way, “God’s abundance, peace, and power are within me. I lack for nothing.”

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale


If there is something you need to do and God is in it you have all you need to accomplish all he’s given you to do. Sometimes it can seem so overwhelming but step back and let Jesus take the lead – one step at a time, on day at time.

When my husband left me my girls were thirteen months old. He had brought me to Indiana, away from my family and home, and then he just left. Overwhelmed I contemplated adoption. Ok, for about a nanosecond. I adored my girls and didn’t want to be without them but fear overwhelmed me. I had no job, no people, no home and no money. With the help of his parents and sister we made it through those early days. Each day seemed so difficult, so overwhelming, that all I could do was step back and breathe in Jesus, asking “how will you leap this hurdle”. He came through every time and often just in time. We never went without our basic needs being met.

Call on the kingdom within you and you will have the strength to do whatever you are called to do, to be or endure.

Reflect: What obstacle are you facing or have faced in the past? How did you get through? Or if you’re currently enduring an obstacle are you leaning fully on the rock?

Thought Conditioner #8

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16, NLT

God does heal. He does it in two ways, through science and through faith.

In healing, confession is important, for much illness results from buried resentments and guilt. Confession to a competent counselor releases these poisons, cleanses the mind and soul, thus stopping the passing on of diseased thoughts to the body. Effectual prayer, that is scientific prayer, is very powerful.

The essence of the technique is confess your faults, pray with kindred spirits even if separated by distance, and enthusiastically (fervently) believe.

~ ~  Norman Vincent Peale


I must confess: of any area that I seek help from the father, health usually doesn’t even make the list. Why don’t I pray for my health? I pray for the health of others and I do see results. I know God healed in the past and still does today. It’s not because I don’t think I deserve it because it’s not about us – it’s about Him. Oddly, it just doesn’t seem to cross my mind. So if I’m not praying for healing then I’m probably not dealing with my own spiritual maladies, in my case and unbalanced schedule.

I may not harbor resentment, live in bitterness or anger towards another, but I can say I’ve not been so good at stewardship of this temple – diet and exercise of course but rest is my nemesis. I am a recovering workaholic who occasionally falls off the time management wagon. If I’m not multitasking I don’t know what to do with myself. At home I just want to do, do, do. On the road, living in the wilderness I was content with just be, be, be. I miss those days but now that I’m back in the real world I struggle again to find balance between my be and my do. This is where my prayers must start – forgiveness, repentance and resting in my Lord.

Reflect: Have you received healing? Do you need healed? What do you think may be hindering your healing?

Healing Begins


So you thought you had to keep this up
All the work that you do
So we think that you’re good
And you can’t believe it’s not enough
All the walls you built up
Are just glass on the outside

So let ’em fall down
There’s freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We’re here now

This is where the healing begins,
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark

Afraid to let your secrets out
Everything that you hide
Can come crashing through the door now
But too scared to face all your fear
So you hide but you find
That the shame won’t disappear

So let it fall down
There’s freedom waiting in the sound
When you let your walls fall to the ground
We’re here now
We’re here now, oh

Sparks will fly as grace collides
With the dark inside of us
So please don’t fight
This coming light
Let this blood come cover us
His blood can cover us

This is where the healing begins, 
This is where the healing starts
When you come to where you’re broken within
The light meets the dark
The light meets the dark

   ~  ~  Tenth Avenue North  ~  ~

Check out the video Healing Begins by Tenth Avenue North

Healing Hearts

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The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3).

He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)

Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;
save me and I will be saved,
for you are the one I praise. (Jeremiah 17:14)

But for you who revere my name,
the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.
(Malachi 4:2)

He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God,
and healed those who needed healing. (Luke 9:11)

For some reason this has been lost in the recent offerings of the church. Perhaps it has been our pride, which has kept us from admitting that we are broken. Lord knows I’ve done that for years – probably am still doing it now. Perhaps it is our fear of getting our hopes up; it seems too good to be true. Perhaps it’s been the church’s almost total focus on sin and the cross. But the Scripture is abundant and clear: Christ came not only to pardon us, but to heal us. He wants the glory restored. So, put the book down for just a moment, and let this sink in: Jesus can, and wants, to heal your heart. What does that rouse in you?

John Eldredge – Waking The Dead

Photo taken at Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland