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…a Bible student's notes…

Reminder post from this past October…

These are note cards that I made for myself from one of Nancy Missler’s books.  I have personalized them.  I sorely needed the Lord’s reminder of them today—perhaps you, too.  my love and thanks for each of you!

Note Card 1:

Romans 12: 1-2

“Father, walk through me and expose anything that needs to be dealt with. Cleanse me from hidden and secret faults. Let them not have dominion over me. Is there any way of pain in me? (means any way I am causing pain to my Lord, as well as my “fellowman.”) Lead me in Your age-lasting way.” Ps. 19:12-13; Ps. 139:23-24

Note Card 2:

Deny myself, take up my cross and follow Him!

Includes: denying “justified feelings,” rights, frustrations, offenses, hurts.

I count all thiings but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, my Lord.

Read Phil 3:8-15

If anyone comes to me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers, sisters, yes, even his own life, he cannot be my disciple! Lk. 14:26  (This list does not include “husband.”)

Note Card 3:

Be willing to obey God’s will – no matter what! (Getting up and doing what God has called me to do.)

“At Thy Word, I will” – Lk. 5:5

“As there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also.” 2Cor. 8:11

Read Phil. 2:5-9

Note Card 4:

TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE! 2 Cor. 10:5,6

i.e. – self-centered

negative doubts of God

anything ungodly

Think on these things: true, honest, just, pure, lovely, good report, virtue, praiseworthy. Phil 4:8

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Here is the second set of note cards that I use.  These are not necessarily needed daily like the ones above – but could be while you and I overcome long-held, deep resentment of sin.

Card #1:

Recognize, acknowledge, experience the negative thoughts, emotions, desires (the SELF) that just occurred. Do not vent nor stuff them! Give them to God. Ask Him to expose what is really going on inside me. What are the root causes?

Get alone with God! You will contaminate others. (This will prevent sin to accumulate.)

Do not confront until I am clean!

To experience my real thoughts and feelings is crucial. It helps me recognize exactly what to give to God. This must be done for peace to return. Feelings must not be bottled up. We cannot give feelings over to God if we don’t know what they are.

Ask God to expose them. Feel them – Then – Give them to Him! I will be healed.

Note Card #2:

Confess and repent of all the Holy Spirit has shown me. By faith, unconditionally forgive anyo9ne who has wronged me.

(To acknowledge that what we have done has quenched God’s Spirit in us is critical. I need to confess “ownership” of these thoughts and emotions and choose to turn around from following them.)

Example: “Father I confess I am depressed. I own these emotions. I confess I have chosen to entertain and follow these morose feelings over what You would have me to do – give them back to You – and it has quenched Your Spirit in me. That is sin. I now choose to turn around (repent) from following what these things are telling me to do and choose instead to follow You.”

Forgive others of their sins. Mk. 11:25,26; Lk. 23:34

Note Card #3:

Give all these things over to God! God does not take them – I must willingly hand them over.

I am giving “alms” – love gifts – with no strings attached.

Longstanding strongholds may become a spiritual battle. Don’t give up.

Keep a journal of this adventurn with God.

Note Card # 4:

Read God’s Word – Replace Lies with Truth!

Wash with the water of the Word – Eph. 5:26

“In my distress I called upon the Lord…He heard my voice out of His temple…He bowed the heavens, and came down…” Ps. 18: 6, 9

SING! SING AND PRAISE GOD!

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August 21, 2011 - Posted by | Fervent prayer, Pages from my journal, Prayer

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