Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Setting your rudder

I love sailing ships..  I love how such a small ruder can turn the ship in any direction.

There's a great analogy about the kingdom for us too.   Think of the rudder as our tongue, like the Apostle James said (James 3:4)

If we want to have a great day  we need to first of all control what comes out of our mouths.  That's some huge lessons right there.  Ask Holy Spirit for help.

Second, we need to decree what we want to have happen in our day because our words are life and death.  So lets be decreeing some life stuff. There are lots of good decrees in my blog.  Just search "confession" in the top left header bar to find some of them.

Third, we need to ask Holy Spirit for divine appointments and for help not to miss these appointments to advance the Kingdom of God.

I told a friend that decreeing Psalm 91, 23 and 149 were good ways to protect her day.   They'll help you too!

Also don't forget to throw out blood of Jesus bombs with your name on them to break all curses and witchcraft.   How's that for a picture!  Every time you decree (Isa 54:17) you are doing this!  I like the visual to help me, LOL.   So do this at the start of your day... Set the limits early so the enemy has no room to attack your life.

Pray in tongues much during your day. If you don't have a prayer language yet, keep asking!  I know it took me months to get my first one.   It's worth it!  Keep asking and you'll get it eventually. Be like that widow that kept on asking and wouldn't quit!  (Luke 18:1-8)

Finally, Don't forget to thank and praise the Lord for all the good stuff going on in your life.  The sound of Praise changes our cells! It makes them healthy!  Praise is so, so powerful!  Ask Holy Spirit if I'm telling you the truth!  Ask him to show you the power of Praise!  It breaks off every spirit of heaviness that would try to steal your joy and strength!


On that note I'm going to set my rudder ie. work on my latest decrees and confessions!  Have a great day with the Lord!
Blessings and hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson



Monday, July 17, 2017

Emotional Healing

Hi.    A friend told me about this article for healing trauma  and fragmented souls. It's by Praying Medic and its the real deal.... We used similar techniques when we  prayed for people at our healing services.

https://prayingmedic.com/2015/09/emotional-healing-fragments-alters/


Big hugs and blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Friday, July 14, 2017

Trauma

Hi.... Hope you are having a great day.

I've been dealing with shock, trauma and rejection and I am getting  tired of people telling me to get over the guy.   They don't get it!

When someone is traumatized they have a hard time moving on.  They don't want anything to change!  They want everything to stay in a time loop of consistency.  They desperately cling to anything secure because their whole world has been rocked!

I remember when my Dad passed away suddenly.   I drove out to Winnipeg with my children, got through the funeral and made it back home before the emotions hit me. I kept it together for over 8 days! Then I couldn't stand to see anything die for months.  I was cutting flowers for my kitchen table till the beginning of November which is not normal for the Ottawa area.   I just couldn't handle anything dying around me.  Eventually I got over it but it took time!

So I want to tell all the people that are telling me to move on, get over him, quit talking about all the things you liked about him  to relax.   Just give me a few months.   I almost lost him!  I still get flashbacks of him collapsed on the bathroom floor and me trying to force the bathroom door open so I can help him.   Then he broke up with me without any warning!  Like what????   I figured with all the stuff  we'd been through  we could get through anything. Yeah.... some days life sucks Big Time!

Time.... I need time.  Time for him to wake up  and for both of us to get over the shock and trauma we've been through.

That's my thought for the day.   I'm still praying the Lord's prayer over the whole situation.  Don't trust my heart at this point.  No selfish prayers allowed!

So have a good day and if you see someone stuck in a rut.... head's up!  There's a good chance they are dealing with shock or trauma.

Bless you today!
Brenda Gale Thompson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Messiah Complex


I just heard the term last week... Apparently it is when people value other people's lives over theirs, not a bad thing if Holy Spirit is leading.  Also, it happens when we devalue ourselves and decide that everyone else needs saving, even at great personal cost.

Many see this as humility but it can be very damaging when you keep getting used by people.  It's like the old saying, "There are givers and there are takers!"   A person with the Messiah Complex needs to make sure they go out with a giver, not a taker.

I learned that this overly sacrificial attitude can be the result of abuse as a child or teen...    Easy enough to get free of it, It's a Leviathan curse.. Just ask the Lord to set you free from all the deceptive things you have believed.   This will take time!   Give yourself lots of time..  The layers go really deep.   They are Core value belief patterns.  It takes time to change your expectations with good positive confessions.

Don't be too hard on yourself if you slip back into the old pattern.  Every time you do you won't slip back as far and you'll recognize the abusive behavior faster.  Hallelujah!   If you'll keep asking God for help every day He will help you change.  You will be a better person for it and you will feel a lot better about yourself and life in general!  Everyone deserves to be appreciated and loved for who they are!

So that's my thought for the day.   I realized that I fell into this pattern as a teenager, not so much anymore.  God's helped me to change, bit by bit.

Here's some good confessions to speak out loud over yourself:
We thank You Lord that we are worth loving, we are worth appreciating, we deserve good friends and life mates.  Help us to recognize negative behavior patterns and give us courage, wisdom and step by step guidance in how to change. Thank You Lord for giving us a hunger and love for your word and worship.  We believe that you are giving us the mind of Christ (2Cor 2:14)and we have your peace as we seek your will every day. (Isa. 26:3)  Use your peace as an umpire in hearts guiding us in how to move forward with our lives.    Thank You Lord for your help with our relationships.  Show us who we need to distance ourselves from and who we should listen to more.  We break all the witchcraft (wrong words) and curses that have been spoken over us and we plead the blood of Jesus over ourselves.  We decree that today is a better day, that we have your joy in our journey to wholeness and that You won't quit on us.  You see us as beautiful, whole and healthy in every way and we call those things that be not as though they were! (Rom. 4:17)  Thank You Lord for setting us free from trauma and the negative behaviors it causes.  Thank You for healing our bodies, spiritually, mentally and physically because, "By your stripes we were healed" and by your wounds we were cleansed of mental torment. Hallelujah!  We give you all the praise Lord Jesus! Amen!

That's a good start.  Ask Holy Spirit for more positive confessions to help you in your particular situation.

Big Hugs and Many Blessings!
Brenda Gale Thompson



Friday, June 30, 2017

Restoring Value

A friend recently told me how after 40 years she finally had enough of the family junk and told her brothers with the superior attitude what had happened to her from their friend, arranged by her younger brother!  Needless to say there was shock from her two older brothers and the oldest, who was a lawyer wanted to press charges.

She declined saying that it's taken her this long to come to terms with the rape and she didn't want to dredge up old wounds...

As she was telling me this I felt for her and said, "How refreshing that must feel to know that they were upset and hurt at what happened to you!"

"Yes, it makes me realize that I have value!"

Value!    We all need to recognize the value in ourselves and others!  Imagine living with a damaged value or self-worth for 40+ years!   We don't see how far reaching the effects are.   The negative connotations are huge.   I can't do it, No one will believe me, no one will stick up for me,  I'm ugly, I'm not lovable, I don't matter, Why bother?. .. I've heard them all before so many times!

Let's be the people that act like Jesus and choose by an action of our will to forgive the perpetrators and claim healing and restoration and payback from God.   After all... the perpetrators could never pay you enough for all the mental anguish, trauma and suffering you've gone through!  Only God can heal a wounded heart!   Trust me... He's a professional at it!   I'm living proof!

I can remember when I was just getting out of an abusive relationship and I had a  small baby.   I was working full time and trying to get over all the trauma.   I was so exhausted every night that I just wanted to go to bed... But Holy Spirit kept telling me over and over.... go brush your teeth.   Like How insignificant is that?   But I obeyed and brushed my teeth.    You see I didn't realize how damaged my self-worth was... Even a little thing like brushing my teeth was a step in the right direction.

Soon that little step led to another and then another... and Years later  I am healed, I take good care of myself and I owe it all to Him.... Little steps add up to big changes over time.

Sometimes we don't know how to even begin to start over.... Let me encourage you to listen to Holy Spirit and obey those small nudges.  He won't give you something too hard to do.  He knows how deeply you've been hurt!  You can trust Him!  He is forever faithful and when you think you've blown it too bad to ever recover remember that the Father's love and plans for you go on forever! 

I decree that you have hope, courage and strength to make it through today.   Holy Spirit will help you  and guide you every step of the way!  I decree joy  in your  journey with Holy Spirit!.   Have a great day with Him! Amen!

Big hugs and blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Friday, June 23, 2017

Home Ambiance....

I guess I didn't get it.   I've had so many people tell me over the years that my home was very peaceful and that they could feel the presence of God in my home.    I only saw the mistakes, the harsh words etc.   I have been learning to put on new glasses...to see things from Heaven's perspective and to get my attitude in line with Praise.   What a difference!

I realize now that because I was the stronger Christian I did have a great influence on my home. 
I was reading James again the other night and these verses were brought to my attention.

James 3:16 says, "Where there is jealousy and selfishness there is also disorder and every kind of evil."  Wow!  That's a huge warning! Is it any wonder that some homes have no peace in them?  If the mother or father is operating out of jealousy or selfishness then every other kind of evil is allowed in that home!  That is not what I want in my home! 

James, 3:17 says, " But wisdom from above is Pure, first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle and friendly, it is full of Compassion and produces a harvest of good deeds; It is free from prejudice (pre-judging) and hypocrisy (say one thing but do another)"

That verse is a mouthful but the other night God highlighted the peaceful part.   See,  you can't give what you don't have.   If you are operating out of jealousy then all kinds of evil and strife are allowed in your home.  Conversely, if you operate with Heaven's wisdom, by following Holy Spirit's leading and renewing your mind... then you will fill your home with peace, gentleness and friendliness.   Who wouldn't want that in their home?   It gets better!  Who doesn't want a harvest of good deeds in their family and home?  Who doesn't want appreciation and team spirit in their home?    I know I do!

So the onus is on us.  As we treasure every nudge from Holy Spirit, as we crave wisdom from His word, we are aligning ourselves with Heaven and we get the fruit of it now; peace, love, compassion, gentleness, friendliness, camaraderie and no hypocrisy.

Friends  this works..... I now have a bigger clue as to why people come to my place and say it's peaceful, why they can relax,,, why they feel it's like an oasis.   It is!  Holy Spirit  and all the angels know they are welcome here,  and they bring Heaven with them!

When you claim Heaven on earth through you.... Holy Spirit will honor that and help you deal with your stuff  so you can have heaven around you and your home. 

It is so worth the journey!  Be encouraged.  He who began a good work in you will finish it! (Phil. 1:6)

Big hugs and blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Loving Someone....

Loving someone is a very complex deal....  There are times when we get caught in a bad relationship because we don't either recognize it, we feed it with  our own expectations  or we feel trapped and unable to change the situation.


I know.   Eventually you get to the point where you realize that this person is not good for your emotional health.. You've tried to change them and it hasn't worked.  You've tried to put on a thicker skin and parts of you are dying inside from all the toxic words.

When I cried out to God for help to try to heal... God eventually moved me out of the situation after I said I'd rather be alone the rest of my life than to live like this.  Of course there were other changes that had to be made in preparation of moving but I started the ball rolling. Yeah it was tough!    We tend to become co-dependent... and we're so used to the behavior that we can even make excuses for it.

I was very lonely,,, but it was the best thing that could have happened to me!  God had me learn a bunch of positive, Bible based confessions that helped me change my expectations.  So important because if you don't change your expectations you'll reward the wrong behavior!

With God we can do All Things. (Phil 4:13) He means it.   If I did it, you can do it.   You are stronger than you know!

As you change your self talk, you change your habits, which changes your walk, which changes your destiny!  IT really does work! 

Here's some of the confessions I used when I was recovering from a 20+ year marriage breakup.    Looking back I realize now that it was the best thing that could have happened to me.  Please feel free to use  the ones that help you!

https://greatcommissionhow2s.blogspot.ca/2015/10/my-confessions-2015.html

Sending big hugs and blessings,
Brenda Gale Thompson