“It Starts At The Cross”
This is the post to make up for Thursday. Chapter Nine is compelling as Tracie writes about her time with God where she nails her sins to the cross at a writing conference.
These statements that Tracie shares in Chapter Nine:
There was still a level of uncertainty and a crushing fear of transparency that I couldn’t seem to shake.
It was only through prayer and a lot of reminders not to listen to the enemy’s discouraging tactics that I pushed through those fears and attended the conference.
Write down your deepest regret and nail on the cross
I had accepted God’s forgiveness, but not His purpose, thus my healing was not complete.
God could not really use someone who had an____________. (abortion, extra marital affair, who was molested, who was abused, gave a child up for adoption)
The enemy’s despicable lie, written in black and white.
The fear of judgment made me feel as if all the oxygen had been sucked out of the air.
I literally nailed my sin, my past, my fear, and the enemy’s lie to the cross of my savior.
I was truly a new creation once for all and I vowed to never let the “word” Keep me from trusting the Word again.
I no longer need to be ashamed or afraid, because God had pierced my heart with His promise. He was not keeping a record of my wrongs, or condemning me for my past mistakes and never was.
Shame can get a tight grip on our spirits. It often paralyzes us from moving forward to healing and purpose.
The moment we call on the name of Jesus, we are cleansed, made pure in God’s sight, and destined for divine purpose.
We all have something in our lives that has damaged our hearts or self-esteem. But God can always transform something ugly into something beautiful.
He can turn ashes into beauty and brokenness into purpose.
His Word reassures us of this promise of unconditional love time and time again.
God didn’t want you to experience the painful things of your past, but He is still a loving God.
He will use a variety of methods to help us know our value, hear His call, and pursue the purpose He planned for us, simply because we are worth it to Him.
Which lie of Satan that you are believing needs to be nailed to the cross? I have a pound of nails and a hammer. Go.
Will you join me in trusting that we can leave our sins at the cross. Ephesians declares us saints, we are saints who sometimes sin.
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the
Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints … Ephesians 1:15
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end
keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints … Ephesians 6:18
Lets give thanks to the Lord for saving us.
giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share
in the inheritance of the saints in light. … Colossians 1:12
so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and
Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. … 1 Thessalonians 3:13
What resonates in Sonia Watkins story? Have you lived in survival mode? Have you heard God’s voice? He wants to give us rest. God is using her past to help women as a Christian Life Coach.
Matthew 11: 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. … “Come
to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. …
I have made many mistakes in my sixty-two years of living. But condemnation is from Satan whereas conviction is from our Lord. If you are feeling condemnation, what is the lie you are believing. Will you nail that mistake, that choice, that lie to the cross.
It looks like this:
Father God I renounce the lie that I am worthless and I announce the truth that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Have a blessed day.