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The 40 Day Soul Fast: Your Journey to Authentic Living

40 day fast

 

I have decided to embark on “the 40 day soul fast” by Dr. Cindy Trimm; I have completed my first week. I am excited to have begun this process because I believe that our souls can become so contaminated with “stuff”. The purpose of this particular soul fast is about becoming your authentic self and discovering the you that God created you to be. According to Webster, authentic is “real, genuine”.
I am sure that I’ve share this before but being authentic is something the Lord spoke to be about 2 yrs ago driving home from work one day. Since that time there are moments when God shows things about me that I did not know. You may be thinking what does this have to do with the soul. Our soul is made of our will, mind and emotions and this is usually where the “stuff” comes into play. The traumas, losses, schedules, knowledge we take in can all be areas that hold us back. For instance if you have a childhood trauma, one may still be living as a victim and therefore on some level you let it define part of who you have become. Be willing to let go and let awareness of self, commitment and truth guide your soul. God want to show us who we really were born to be, fasting the soul can bring us closer to him, to that goal and our destiny.
What this soul fast is doing for me is giving moments of reflection and quiet time with God. I believe we are willing to examine our souls and allow God to heal the hurt places and reveal unto us areas which hold us captive and keep us from moving forward. There comes a point when we need to dump the mask get real with ourselves because God already knows the truth. If we were honest with ourselves we would realize that others don’t believe the hype. Maybe you need to push yourself to the next level in God. Join me on this journey to becoming all that God has for us.

So Sisters, we will prepare to take a two month study journey of the life of the soul and encourage other sisters to participate.

We will create an unstoppable movement! You may think that one healed soul cannot heal the world, but it can, so sisters let’s do it together.

Date and Time: March 16, 2013 2 pm to 5 pm

Location: The Healing Connection Wellness Center, Inc.
323 S. Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Across from Don Gibson Theatre

The 40 Day Soul Fast book is only $6.00 for participants in the group.

No child care, so ladies please leave your children at home. This session is for you and you do not need distractions. Refreshments will be served after session.

The mission of R.E.L.E.A.S.E., INC. is a ministry which allows women to receive inner healing from oppression, depression, abuse and rejection.  The women will rediscover their authenticity in a nurturing environment such as monthly gatherings, seminars, workshops, conferences, media and blogs. They will also have the support of counseling, mentoring and a life coach to assist them in fulfilling their God given calling and destiny.

For more information go to:

https://rozgirls.wordpress.com/ Email: rozgirls@hotmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/RELEASE-INC/

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Deal With It!

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I am not an appetizer to fulfill your hunger for a short time.

Nor am I side dish to be chosen from an extended list.

I am not a salad for you to pick over and put on what you like.

I will not be a dessert for that ultimate delight.

But what I am and will always be, by my choice is the MAIN COURSE.

By Jennifer Jimson

Peace Be Still

What is stilling your peace? You know during this soul fast that (I am in my fourth week by the way) there was section where peace of was the characteristic. It made me think about what disturbs my peace. I have the tendency at night when I lay down to rehash the whole day over in my mind as if I can change anything that happened at that point. I did discover, however that there were some common themes.

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What is disturbing your peace is it a child, spouse, your job and for those who are willing to admit it, let’s face it ministry can disturb your peace because ministry people and sometimes we worry about those that God has placed in our care. Some of us are trying to carry others burdens and they are happy to let you do it. I found a lot of the things that disturb me are usually the things I have not given over to God because somehow I think I can change it by thinking on it all the time. How crazy does that sound? Now some of us have heard I Peter 5:7 “Cast all your anxiety on him because he caresfor you.”(NIV) Often times we do not apply this to our life the way we should.

Psalm 55:22 says “Cast your careson the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”(NIV) If we let him have all those issues or concerns like me that run through your mind at night it says he will not let us be shaken or disturb. Let’s be like Jesus when he rebuked the wind and waves and said, “Peace be still” and everything ceased and there was a great calm.

I want you to think about whatever consumes your thoughts and you may have to rebuke some thinks but command it all to be still so that your peace (sense of calmness) will be restored. More than likely while we thinking on it God has been trying to give us the answer and we can’t hear it. I know about you but I am looking to be free in every area of my life and that means care-free. Until next time get your peace back.

Broken Bones or Broken Hearts

When my husband speaks of his childhood as a boy, he talks about all his broken bones and injuries that came from the “crazy things” that he did along with his brother. His parents would take them to the doctor or hospital to get them patched up and they would eventually heal. To this day the scars maybe visible but the pain no longer exists.

I have never had a broken bone but a broken heart is something I know all too well. When I was a girl my father said words to me that not only broke my heart but for a time they contributed to who I had become. I was someone who struggled with needing to be the best and needing the approval of others. I was bitter at times, longing for my father’s love. One day had the opportunity to meet a Savior name Jesus, it wasn’t overnight but the more I allowed His love for me inside. He began to erase the negative words and replace them with words of affirmation with His love and His word. Because of God’s love I am no longer seeking the approval of others; I am just seeking my father, God daily. I am now know exactly who I am and I am encouraged daily to be authentically who He created me to be. He healed my broken heart. Psalm 147 says, “Heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds.”

God is no respect of persons so whether, you have some broken bones or a broken heart God wants to heal you. He is the master physician who gave the gift to the one who resets the bone or stitches the wound but only He has the power to mend the heart which is broken and wounded. My prayer for you is that you would allow Him to bring the inner healing to your heart and live the life He created for you. Now here is the challenge, try Him, trust Him and I promise you can’t lose because in Him we win!

Be Release and discover the Queen in YOU.

www.berelease.com

God’s Goodness

Thanksgiving has come and gone. Christmas Day is rapidly approaching and some of us are busy preparing despite the economy, it is a joyful time for most us. I am reminded even in my daily work and ministry that there are those for whom this time of year is difficult. I know there have definitely been some tough times in my life. Today, I am reminded of the goodness and faithfulness of our God to get us through any situation. I met a woman a few days ago whose husband committed suicide just a few months ago. As she fought back tears, she was in awe of the grace of God which is keeping her. Maybe you are like this woman it may be hard right now but I want to encourage you take inventory of every blessing and to recognize despite it all God is still good. If people, your heart or your flesh has failed, God never will. He loves you, He wants to heal you and comfort you. Remember it is not about what we have or about what we have loss; it is the goodness of the Lord that sustains us.

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalm 27:12-14