"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


God never ceases to humor me at times.

He just knows exactly what I need to hear.

I am not gonna lie, it has really been tough for me these past few days where I really wanted to quit my journey. Everything in me was holding on for dear life. Because I do not want to quit!!!

But, through your encouraging comments and the course of events that unfolded yesterday, showed me that God is moving in my life and I just need to hang on to Him through this difficult time.

Then to have Him top it off this morning with me watching 'Wednesday's With Beth Moore' and her opening statement was the final confirmation from God to me to press on:

Let me tell you a game the enemy is playing with us and he is playing with us all over the body of Christ with this. You have the right in Christ to be a whole person.

One of the things that James says all of the time. He says, I spend my life desiring to see the church get healthy. “Every single one of us has the right in Christ to be a whole, healthy individual. To have a healthy heart and a healthy mind it gets to be your right in Christ.

And here’s what happens. When we begin to realize for a long time, we won’t even admit we have any stuff at all. But then once we come to grips with the fact that we really do have some pretty severe stuff, here is what the enemy starts playing on us with. He begins to convince us that if we really ever did open that can of worms, we wouldn’t be able to deal with it. So if he can ever convince us, if I ever looked into my past and dealt with the things that happened to me in childhood, I will go crazy-I will go crazy.

And listen, it is a big one. It is a big one because it is a serious threat because we think really, honestly that could happen. And I’m not so sure it couldn’t unless you claimed your right - claimed your right in Christ.

Listen, what does the enemy have to gain my convincing you, don’t ever deal with your past because your mind will never make it all the way through it. That is a stinking lie! You talk about a lie from the pit of hell - to do anything to threaten us that we would not be able to get though it.

Listen, he knows that on the other side of you dealing with your stuff in the health and healing of Christ Jesus, you deliverer would set your feet into a place of effectiveness and ministry and anointing the enemy has great stake in you not going.

So he has everything to lose in you getting healthy in Christ - everything to lose! So whatever he has to play on you to get you from dealing with your stuff he’s going to do it.

(Transcript from James Robinsons Life Today)

This really applies to all of us! Do Not Give Up!


  1. Real.... I have read alot of your posts. I read them daily. Now reading your blog has helped me (sexual abuse survivior) feel like Im no alone. It has also made me realize that I need to face theses defects head on. I am a male , and theres alot of stigma attached to a boy beieng in our situation.
    i just want to say thanx for your insight and confidence.


  2. JBR, I had several times where I just wanted to give up. So muc pain, so much fear and even more fear not knowing what the outcome of all that journey will be. I am still in the middle of this leg of my journey still I know that I never will give up. NEVER. Then they/he (for you SATAN) would have won. They never will win over me. "When you are in hell keep going" forgot who said it.

  3. stuck-in-the-middleMarch 10, 2010

    Keep hanging on JBR. You've come such a long way. Hate for you to give up now! You're strength to many

  4. Great Post JBR....Beth Moore has said it perfectly. That is why He is fighting you so hard. During your journey so far, you are already helping so many others. You are giving them hope and courage. So, he's turning up the heat.


  5. Oh, that's an awesome WORD!! Perfect for this time in our lives... when the enemy seeks to destroy us so that we can't be used... so that we can feel all used up... but to God be the glory... you are on your way... stay strong... God's got your front, back, and sides.. He's all you will ever need... don't quit:)

  6. You have come too far look back now....GOD has done a might work and continues to do so...NO giving up, now!!

  7. Great post of encouragement...brings to mind a song about this...

    "When the valley is deep
    When the mountain is steep
    When the body is weary
    When we stumble and fall

    When the choices are hard
    When we're battered and scarred
    When we've spent our resources
    When we've given our all

    In Jesus' name, we press on
    In Jesus' name, we press on
    Dear Lord, with the prize
    Clear before our eyes
    We find the strength to press on"

  8. You helped inspire me to dedicate my blog posting to abuse awareness!


  9. I totally get this! I posted on the enemy's lies a few days ago. Remember 'if God is for us, who can be against us?...' and I love this: 'I have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to OVERCOME all the power of the enemy.... (Luke 10:19).
    much love...

  10. Thank you my friend for sharing this powerful post today. Keep going on for HIM!!! I too have been wanting to give up and give in. I do not want to face all the things in my past. God has HIS HANDS on me now and HE will never let go. HE will not let go of you, my friend. You hold tight to HIM ... You are in my prayers.
    Thank you for the truth . . . please continue to pray for me too. I will be breaking from writing for a while and may not be able to visit you very often.
    God bless you.
    Your sister in Christ,

  11. God tells us that the devil is a liar and it's so very true. He throws them out and then reals us in once we stop to consider it. You have such a powerful ministry here on the internet. Just know we all are praying for you. When you cover yourself with the blood of Jesus, the enemy will retreat. He hates it.
    hugs and love in Jesus,

  12. It's awesome to know, really know what our true identity in Christ really is...Your faith is your victory JBR! God bless.

  13. Sweetie, I'm so glad you have so many friends to encourage you on. God being #1! Hang in there. You're special and loved.

  14. Thanks so much for sharing that. When those voices in our heads start getting to us, we've just got to identify them for what they are, say "Thanks for sharing," and push on. Great reminder!

  15. this day has been the worst for me...the worst in a long time...I hate who I was...my life and even wanted to give up. Your post reminds me of the battle...thank you JBR.

  16. You know the more you are attacked by the enemy it is a sure sign you are doing the will of God and he literally wants to stop you! Keep the faith, hold on to your Savior and weather the storm no matter how rough the seas. You have the creator of the oceans right by your side!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  17. What an awesome blog you have here. You write so well. Would love to share some things I myself am experiencing. Similar to yours. Will be back.


  18. Wonderful message today. Thank you. Keep fighting the good fight.

  19. JBR, the pain and weakness you experience in this life reveals your need for grace. In that realization, you only need to turn to Him. As a child of God, you will never be turned away. You will never be excommunicated, never left alone. And when this life is over, you will be welcomed into Heaven, a place without tears, death, or pain .

    God aches for you, and He longs to be your Comforter. Please don't give up on Him. After all, He'll never give up on you! God Bless.

  20. Great message from BM. Shes right on the money. Glad you've had a turn around.

  21. JBR, I'm so glad you were able to hold on to your journey. It sounds very important for you! And you're right-- never give up. Very wise words.

    And thank you for your support and kind words. They mean the world to me.

    Wishing you well,

  22. Good on you JBR, never give up!
    And it is a stinking lie. Those issues from the past, if left undealt with, are ticking time bombs ready to go off and trip us up time and time again. Which is exactly what the enemy wants. But once they've been dealt with and defused for good, we can enter into that wonderful rest and wholeness in Christ.

  23. You are SO on the right track JBR!! Everything you said here was powerful and it's exactly what you are finding to be true in your life. Beth Moore has a gifted expression of words, and of hitting on the truth... she's been there, and she's found just what you finding to be true, that God is the answer... He is sufficient... He is the healer of hurting hearts, just as He is healing yours.

    You make me smile! I love your truth, and the sharing of your heart, and so does HE!



  24. sometimes all we have to do is hang on...

  25. May the peace of God reign upon you and bring you comfort in your time of need.

  26. I am so encouraged and excited for you JBR! The words that Beth Moore spoke were so timely, as well as all the loving and supportive comments your friends have left for you.
    The one thing I love about Beth Moore, and you, is that "she has been there," just like you, me and so many others. We experience in life, our childhood, these horrific events in order to minister to others. We are in deed touched by the feelings of their infirmities. We know how they feel. THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S! Let's hang on to God together. xo janie

  27. Oh yea, don't know if you are on facebook, but would love to have you as a f.b. friend. Anyway, I dedicated a song Rascal Flatts sings, "I'm Movin On" yesterday. I love my Christian music, classical and country (a few of them anyway who has good messages).

  28. Reading over some of comments displayed. Learnign so much seeing I'm not alone. Thank you for being honest about your life. Helps me to open up more with people.


  29. Reading over some of comments displayed. Learnign so much seeing I'm not alone. Thank you for being honest about your life. Helps me to open up more with people.


  30. stuck-in-the-middleMarch 11, 2010

    Came to give you more encouragement JBR. Hang in there.

  31. The evil one's single ambition is to lure the Children of God away ... NEVER, EVER GIVE UP! God will ALWAYS be there, even if you turn your back on Him. He will welcome you back and forgive your transgressions ... He loves us all so very much, so much that we cannot even contemplate the gravity of His kind of love for us. Keep on keepin' on, JBR! Never let anyone tell you that you are not making HUGE strides in your battle .. YOU ARE! And your blog is helping so many people, as evidenced by the number of followers and comments.

    I pray for you, and wish you PEACE in your heart.