Remember My Chains


The first time reading those words hit me right between my eyes.
Bound, restrained, constricted 
at the expense of another's will's and way's.
One chain around my mind.
One chain around my mouth.
One chain around my heart.
One chain around my hands.
One chain around my feet.
A series of links connected
to lies, deception, hurt, abuse, shame, abandonment, rejection
locked and imprisoned to
"We baptize you in the name of the 
Father, the son 
and God's spirit-directed organization."

My mind 
chained to all I ever knew.
My mouth 
trained to speak memorized publication quotes.
My heart 
aching for something more.
My hands 
prepped with highlighter, pen and publication ready to give an answer.
My feet 
walking tirelessly day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year.

The next time around reading those words hit me right to the heart.
at the expense of Another's sacrifice for me.
One chain around my mind.
One chain around my mouth.
One chain around my heart.
One chain around my hands.
One chain around my feet.

My mind protected 
by the helmet of salvation.

My mouth to speak 
evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.

 My heart freely confessing 
Jesus is Lord 
and believing that Jesus was raised from the dead "physically", I would then be saved.

My hands willing 
Here I am send me!

My feet fitted 
with peace and ready to share the Gospel that was shared with me.

Then discovering 
One chain around my soul!

With all the promises that contained 
all the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge, the realities of heaven, an inheritance, opportunities to speak about God's mysterious plan concerning Christ.

A series of links connected to the lock of;
"You are sealed by Him for the day of redemption."

Colossians 4
Colossians 4:18, Ephesians 6:17, Titus 3:2, 
Romans 10:9, Isaiah 6:8, Ephesians 6:15, Ephesians 4:30

Path Of Peace

When you are perpetually looking at your past and focusing on 
every upset
every 'what if' 
every disappointment
you miss out on what today has to offer.
The day passes like sand sifted through your finger tips.

Today God has a path for you to take.
Will you choose to walk in it?

Today He wants to guide you?
Will you choose to follow Him?

Today God wants to rescue you?
Will you choose Him to save you?

God has designed a path for your life.
You are not a mistake.
You are not an accident.
Nothing is by chance.

Every twist, every turn, every wrench thrown your way
is a part of a greater plan.

Today God says to you:
I have great power and I will save you.
I have purchased your freedom.
I have saved you from your enemies all the ones who hate you.
I have told you your sins can be forgiven.

His plan is to show you that He is a God who is tender and caring.
His plan is to shine on 
the one who is living in darkness.
His plan is to guide your feet on the path of peace.
His plan for you is to be holy and godly as long as you live.
His plan for you child is to grow up and make your spirit strong!

Proverbs 8:20
Luke 1:69-80 NIRV