I'M A CHRISTIAN...NOW WHAT?
Dear members: Our dear sister Dorothy has been suffering with anxiety disorder (discouraging thoughts from the enemy) for a number of years. Even going for a walk has been very difficult for her. She has come a long way by "drawing near to God", and forcing the enemy to flee: “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil [the enemy wants us to live in fear] and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:7-8 NKJV, also Psalm 73:28; Hebrews 7:19).
We are taught in Scripture, and now it is proven scientifically, that what we allow ourselves to think, and dwell on so we become, we are what we think: “For as he thinks in his heart, so he is…” (Proverbs 23:7)! “Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established” [What we think and do affects our health and our relationships as well as our wealth] (Proverbs 16:3). Jeremiah 6:19 talks about the “fruit” of thoughts. And 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to control our thoughts and take them captive! God told Cain to “rule over” his desires [thoughts] in Genesis 4:7.
According to neuroscientists, ( Dr. Candice Pert, Dr. Caroline Leaf, and Johns Hopkins Medical Center), by doing this, we are actually dissolving the degenerative neuropeptides (brain matter) and growing new, generative neuropeptides (small proteins that actually form our thought patterns and govern behavior). This is the very essence of what we call habits. By turning to Father, and allowing the Holy Spirit to heal us, we are actually manifesting our faith both in the Spiritual realm, as well as in the physical realm by growing new brain cells! WOW! What an amazing plan, design and creation Father came up with!!!
What a sense of being set free!!! Notice that instead of becoming outraged, Dorothy chose to pray, she ‘drew near to God’. Father continue to bless you Dorothy! We are so proud to know you!
Praise Report: dorothy
Finally a breakthrough for me!
2 weeks ago my sewing machine decided to stop working totally. The next day i noticed a curtain kind of dangling. I thought I'd better check to see what’s wrong. Wow most of the stitching was gone. My sister offered to sew it for me but i had to wait a week and this curtain prevented mosquitoes to enter from the yard ,so i couldn’t wait that long.
I was thinking who to ask to sew it for me. I remembered a very sweet old neighbor who once helped me sew my daughter's carnival costume. So I phoned her and she told me that she cannot sew because she’s waiting for her cataracts operation. She offered that i could sew it but she was anxious as the factory where she bought this sewing machine closed down.
To be honest I was afraid to go sew it on her sewing machine lest it broke down. I couldn’t go buy another sewing machine on my own due to my anxiety disorder and everyone seemed extremely busy to come with me.
I decided to pray as anger was knocking at my heart's door.
I told God " Dear God I am a prisoner of my own mind [the Scriptures tell us to “hold our thoughts captive” I cannot do certain things on my own like going out of my way to buy I wish to rage but i decided to pray instead. You know God I am going to thank you cause right now 2 houses away from me lives a man who was in full health , was even able to lift me with one hand and because of a negligent driver is now paralyzed depending on his wife and family for his basic needs. I could have been worse yet I can do my basic needs, stand on my feet and do near by shopping, so God I am thankful I might have been in a worse position and God I accept my situation."
The next day my sister called telling me she is coming to my house. I said great she will come with me to go buy the sewing machine. I went to the shop with the help of my sister and bought the sewing machine. I took my carrier bag to carry it but it wouldn’t fit in my carrier bag. To be honest i had exact amount of the sewing machine and 50 Euros in my purse. This shop keeper told me i guess you need a larger carrier bag and i have 2 types a pulling or a pushing one. I opted for a pushing one and hoped it fitted in. To my surprise it fitted exactly and the price was 49 Euros. I had enough for the sewing machine and carrier bag " what a blessing".
I left the shop pushing this carrier and to my amazement i felt secure. I crossed the road I walked with my pace not fast walking wow I felt free. This carrier bag serves me as a security to my fear. I was so happy i went to a chapel to thank God. From that day til today i go out doing shopping, visit at the chapel to pray and walk . Praise God I am sure this is the road to my recovery. And i have no more pressure in my head and weakness in my feet. Praise God for ever and ever.