With power, comes great responsibility.... Uncle Ben
As you all know, my entire blog has been obliterated with no backup. Yes, yes… Lesson learned and I made a note to myself to add a little plugin to automatically back up my entire blogs straight into my dropbox on a schedule.
For the past couple of years, I have read many books from fiction to non-fiction and romance. I’m also a television addict that had an entire dedication filled with reviews, but that too is now gone. 🙁
I know…! A total bummer.
Anyway, I wanted to introduce a book I’ve read years ago when I watched a Christian film entitled War Room starring Priscilla C. Shirer, T.C. Stallings and Karen Abercrombie. War Room came out in 2015, I should know because of Google.
Anyhow, back to my original topic here.
This book is a spiritual journey through your own faith in your walk with Christ. For our Faith is being tested, our foundation forming small cracks filling our foundation and slowly seeping into our lives to shake us down. There is an important calling who are believers in Jesus Christ. God has a mission for us all and he is patiently waiting for each and every one of us to use our God-given talents to embrace these gifts, enabling us to share with each other.
I’ll try to give you the cliff notes version of my spiritual journey.
The day my father passed away, I was resentful and angry. For what? I didn’t know. Why? I didn’t know. My father passed away in 2009, I didn’t fully convert or turned my heart towards God until February 18, 2012, and this is my story:
Before I fully converted to be reborn Christian, I want to share a dream that foretold of my transformation.
I was at a family dinner at my brother’s house. When dinner was upon us, robbers entered our home and they were about to stab my sister. I raced across the room and put myself in front of my sister where I was stabbed in the heart.
I saw myself getting up in a ghostly form in a white hovering over my dead body as I watched my sister crying. I was then transported to a different room. The entire room was all in white where I met a man. I couldn’t see his face, but I felt comforted with joy, warmth, and love. He told me that it wasn’t my time.
I was whooshed back into my dead body. I saw myself heal in the most brilliant of bright light imaginable. I saw myself glow, I got up and saw who the robbers really were. They were demons trying to kill my sister, so I banished them in the name of Our Father, Jesus Christ.
As I woke up from my dream I thought to myself, how weird. It was just a dream, or so I thought.
As I was discussing this with my pastor’s wife, she told me that it was a transformation of being reborn. My older sister said the same thing. I prophesied about my spiritual transformation and I didn’t even know it.
That was my short transformation to truly search for Christ. In the book, Resolution for Women it gives us a list to be accountable for ourselves.
- A Resolution To Be Content I do solemnly resolve to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment.
- A Resolution To Champion Biblical Femininity I will champion God’s model for womanhood in the face of a post-feminist culture. I will teach it to my daughters and encourage its support by my sons.
- A Resolution To Value Myself and Celebrate Others I will accept and celebrate my uniqueness, and to esteem and encourage the distinctions I admire in others.
- A Resolution To Be Devoted To Christ and Defined By His WordI will live as a woman answerable to God and faithfully committed to His Word.
- A Resolution To Devote My Best to God’s Priorities For Me I will seek to devote the best of myself, my time, and my talents to the primary roles the Lord has entrusted to me in this phase of my life.
- A Resolution To Esteem Others I will be a woman who is quick to listen and slow to speak. I will care about the concerns of others and esteem them more highly than myself.
- A Resolution To Release Others From The Prison of My Hurt I will forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
- A Resolution To Live with the Highest Standard of Virtue and Purity I will not tolerate evil influences even in the most justifiable form in myself or my home but will embrace and encourage a life of purity.
- A Resolution To Care I will pursue justice, love mercy, and extend compassion toward others.
- A Resolution To Be the Kind Of Woman Who Truly Blesses Her Man I will be faithful to my husband and honor him in my conduct and conversation in order to bring glory to the name of the Lord. I will aspire to be a suitable partner for him to help him reach his God-given potential.
- A Resolution To Train My Children in RighteousnessI will demonstrate and teach my children how to love God with all their hearts, minds, and strength, and will train them to respect authority and live responsibly.
- A Resolution To Make My Home a Welcome Place To Be I will cultivate a peaceful home where God’s presence is sensed not only through acts of love and service but also through the pleasant and grateful attitude with which I perform them.
- A resolution to live today with tomorrow in mind I fully resolve to make today’s decisions with tomorrow’s impact in mind. I will consider my current choices in light of those who will come after me.
Through His Word, we long to fellowship with one another and offer friendship. Whenever times are tough or when we are at our lowest, we long for a resolution within us to embrace who we are. We each have a different story to tell, a story filled with an emotional baggage. I wanted to share with you all I have learned after reading the Resolution for Women, receiving some wise advice from friends, family and the Great Lord through my dreams.
So, I pray and hope that you find your own resolution this upcoming year. Remember, God is LOVE. His LOVE is forever lasting. God created us with a purpose. These words that I have written were kept locked inside my heart. But with the power of prayer to Our Lord and Savior, he was able to help me write these words that needed to be written.