ANOINTED ARTIST PAUL WILBUR!
24 Feb 2008 Leave a comment
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24 Feb 2008 Leave a comment
Sometimes you just need to remind yourself that you’ve got the victory; God already promised it to you! Which victory you might ask. I don’t know…but you win!
GOSPEL RECORDING ARTIST DOROTHY NORWOOD
18 Feb 2008 Leave a comment
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09 Feb 2008 Leave a comment
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Before you hear my miraculous journey story, let me tell you about how curses of sickness sometimes runs in families. I had a paternal grandmother who looked so much like me. She was a diabetic and blind in a wheel chair. Between my dad and mom’s family: they had polio, emphysema, cancer running rampant, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. One uncle was the only one who didn’t have high blood pressure and he died of pancreatic cancer. He deeply regretted drinking and having taken recreational drugs Spiritually speaking no one was a strong believer to my knowledge except my maternal grandmother and she died in her sleep. My grandfather’s family had brain tumors and gout. I had those two. Ugh. Jesus came that I might have life and have it more abundantly. When I began to believe and declare that I was redeemed from the curse of the law my body began to line up to that, but it was a long journey. It really was.
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. MARK 8: 34
I’ve been an emotional (or lack of) overeater for as long as I can remember but not with any consistency. Now mind you, I’m not some girlie who was skinny twenty years ago, who gained weight and have this “one picture” to prove it. The story is worse. I’ve gained and lost at least four or five times, but 5 years ago it all became a problem for this “former” Weight Watcher’s Instructor who “had” a following. Right after I had lost a ton, I was inflicted with a brain tumor and during my recovery, I decided I didn’t want to die without having cherry pie and brownies which unfortunately led to too many other things.
FAST FORWARD TO 2005
In 2005 , I decided and felt led to lose weight. I tried and tried the whole year off and on to no avail. By the time that the year ended…I was in the same shape …only a little wiser.
In that year, I started out with a bang. I fizzled out around March and went up and down. It seemed that my sweet tooth, breads, and snacks were doing me in. I was ever burdened because I know that the devil was tempting me and I was losing the battle. God was merciful, my health remained good. The year ended and I had not gained, but had lost very little.
I started that year out with a determined spiritual fervor. I found some scriptures to confess. Here they are:
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5: 16
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
Draw Nigh Unto God and He Will Draw Nigh Unto You (James 4:8)
Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. MARK 8: 34b
I binded the spirit of overindulgence, overeating and greed. I loosed the spirit of self discipline, temperance and self control. I thanked God for the overcoming power to resist the devil. I thanked God that the Word was being made flesh in my body and in my flesh. I did all of this four times a day.
BUT WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM?
Well, I didn’t do it for me. I did it for my friend and she was supposed to be doing it for me. Neither of us lost weight or gained control of our appetites that year. However change had begun. I gave up beef, pork, chicken and turkey. That was a miracle that I never intended. My legs got their circulation back. The gout episodes that would constantly attack my feet and throw them in a headlock rendering me disabled wherever and whenever it felt stopped. My blood pressure dropped, my cholesterol dropped. I was medicine free. I didn’t lose weight but it was a great year. I began to pray more fervently! I didn’t give up!
The year came in and I was healthy and unhappy with my weight but not my life. I gave up cookies, cakes, pies, candy (except for mints), breads, potatoes (for a little while and will incorporate them in back slowly) along with my permanent plan of no more meat in life. I prayed those scriptures above for a friend who “does” in turn pray them for me. We have regular prayers and pep talks about our God inspired plan. We both are in separate exercise plans. She belongs to Curves for Women and I faithfully do the treadmill downstairs and the Cross Bow which is like the Bow Flex. I eat mostly fish, veggies, fruit, oatmeal and though it doesn’t sound like much, I stay full.
I’ve never felt better. I’m healed. I work for God and my body is a temple of the Lord. I have Divine health and it’s God’s will that I will prosper and be in “health” even as my soul prospers. I got that.
07 Feb 2008 Leave a comment
Cartoonist’s Comment: When you’re armed with the truth, you can stand up to the devil when he tries to steal your blessings.