"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!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Unbelievable timing of this devotional from Joyce Meyer this morning!

God is just toooooo funny at times.

I love how Joyce refers to attacking the lies of Satan by using our "Word Weapon" which is Romans 8:1.

Also I have to constantly remind myself, I am NOT a failure, I am NOT a failure.

My prayer is for any who read the following that you will be stirred and ministered to as I am:

"Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation . . . for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.Romans 8:1

Don't receive condemnation when you have setbacks or bad days. Just get back up, dust yourself off, and start again. When a baby is learning to walk, he falls many, many times before he enjoys confidence in walking. However, one thing in a baby's favor is the fact that, even though he may cry a while after he has fallen, he always gets right back up and tries again.

The devil will try hard to stop you through discouragement and condemnation. When condemnation comes, use your "Word weapon." Quote Romans 8:1, reminding Satan and yourself that you do not walk after the flesh but after the Spirit. Walking after the flesh is depending on yourself; walking after the Spirit is depending on God. When you fail (which you will), that doesn't mean that you are a failure. It simply means that you don't do everything right. We all have to accept the fact that along with strengths we also have weaknesses. Just let Christ be strong in your weaknesses; let Him be your strength on your weak days.

(Joyce Meyer)


  1. No, you arent a failure. None of us is. WE are all good enough. Success in ourselves!
    The sentence "Iam not a failure" is for sure negating failure however still using the word failure I do not like. It is still a word which reminds me of the past and sounds negative. I tend to say
    I am good enough.
    I am a thriver
    I am a success.
    This positive turn sounded alien to me at first. It became common and normal by now.
    JBR; you are enough
    JBR, you are a thriver.
    JBR, you are a success.
    Mill of hugs

  2. Thank you Paula for these encouraging words and reminders! Blessings to you!

  3. stuck-in-the-middleApril 19, 2010

    JBR hang in there! Your so worth the pain.

  4. That's a wonderful devotional. Ms. Myers says it plain. Glad you're realizing who you are JBR. Keep at it and he will provide the rest. The rest in the outcome and the peace in your heart. God Bless.

  5. Thank you stuck and OTW for your comments.

  6. Since there is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ. God freely and fully declares us just. This faith-righteousness is the end of law-righteousness which was never a real righteousness that satisfies God’s perfect righteousness.

  7. Sweeti had to catch up on your previous posts. Youre doing allright. Trust God to help you through the difficulty with your anger. He will.

  8. Amen, for when we are weak, He is strong. He came for us...the broken roses in this world. If you get a chance, drop by my blog and watch the video I posted today called Jesus Wants The Rose. (((Hugs)))

  9. What a blessing JBR! I needed to hear this today and appreciate you being the vessel to deliver His Word to my heart.


  10. HE is indeed my strength...
    Hugs, blessings, and prayers,

  11. Thank you. I needed that.

  12. Romans 8:1 is my FAVE scripture and I fed on that for YEARS! Have you ever read "The Normal Christian Life" by Watchman Nee - it is a study on Romans 5-8 - it's what brought me to Jesus and when I got to that scripture - Ro. 8:1 - I said I want THAT! I was raised Catholic and had LOTS of guilt.
    God bless you and praying for your peace today.

  13. Lucy, thanks for your comment. No, I have never read the book. Thanks for suggesting it.

    Shen, Andrea, Lisa, Paula and Dee Dee glad you were blessed.

  14. Amen, such a wonderful devotion.

  15. The part about dusting oneself off and getting back up really spoke to me. It reminds me of a quote by Michael Jordon: "I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."

    It does no good to condemn yourself over and over. I am still learning that myself.

    Thanks for sharing! Take care! *hugs* <3

  16. Oh, yes...a great devotion!

  17. I needed this today.............. thank you!

  18. I love my Joycie. That's what I call her. Such a wonderful, freeing writing from her! Thanks for sharing. Janie