Reflections of Grace 39: Living From the Heart, part 2

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[display_podcast] For the complete story, listen to the podcast.Gentle words are a tree of life a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit; Proverbs 15:4 NLT Have you ever been in the company of an angry person?  Have you been the brunt of their issues being lashed out at you? Have you been tempted yourself to just give in to your baser self and say whatever you want to say, in spite of who hears it? The bible says a lot about out of control anger and our tongues are a major part of v … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 38: Living From the Heart, part1

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[display_podcast]What is a religious spirit? A Religious spirits breeds bondage. It produces condemnation and blocks true liberty (see Galatians 5:1; Romans 8:1.) Religion creates only a form of godliness. This comes through regimen and repetition, not grace. We are to avoid people with forms of godliness (2 Timothy 3:5).  Religion corrupts and perverts. It holds up an unrealistic standard that cannot be attained because of the flesh. The laws of God are now written in our hearts and n … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 35: Becoming Spiritually Healthy – Recognizing Spiritual Abuse

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[display_podcast]Often you don’t realize you’re in a abusive situation until, your soul is torn, or your outside relationships suffer. My heart in sharing this is to simply shed light on unhealthy, manipulative, controlling practices.Spiritually abusive ministries…Have a distorted view of respect. They forget the simple adage that respect is earned, not granted. Abusive leaders demand respect without having earned it by good, honest living.  Remember the pastor who tried to control m … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 34: Becoming Spiritually Healthy, part 1

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[display_podcast]I’ve noticed a greater influx of clients I work with bringing up the topic of spiritual abuse, sharing their heart breaking experiences in vivid detail of being so disillusioned with the church and equating God with the way that they were treated in abusive church organizations... so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it. I have shared with you how there was a season in my life that I was addicted to ministry to enable me to escape into busy-ness so as to not … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 23: Breaking Strongholds – Bowing Thoughts To Truth

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[display_podcast]In review, in the process of breaking strongholds, the first step is: 1. Recognizing your captor 2. Standing in Agreement with God. 3.  Tearing down the lies that wall paper your mind. 4. Putting up the truth Today we are talking about 5.  Bowing thoughts to truth and how to do it. Before we can get controlling thoughts out of our minds, they must become Christ controlled thoughts while still in our minds.  That is what the word means when it says to take every th … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 22: Breaking Strongholds – Putting Up the Truth

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[display_podcast]In review, in the process of breaking strongholds, the steps we have covered so far are:Recognizing your captor Standing in Agreement with God. Tearing down the lies that wall paper your mind.Today we are going to talk about:  Putting up the truthOur captive has escaped the prison of her controlling thoughts and is very close to controlling those thoughts instead.  What has happened to set her free?  First, she was forgiven for all sins involved in her st … [Read more...]


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