Last week was Thanksgiving and it was DELICIOUS (the food, not the holiday). I made some yummy vegan/gluten-free dishes, Baked Veggies & Quinoa and Pasta with Spinach. So good and healthy too! I’m actually going to post the recipes soon for both of them. I tried doing this Pumpkin Bar dessert thing… it came out….interestingly, so let’s just pass on that one shall we? ;)
During my Thanksgiving holiday I learned something about thoughts. I was starting to have these thoughts about my mom and family that were unlike me. I started feeling unforgiveness, depression, anger, isolation, and frustration towards them. It was like a battle in my head. I felt awful for having these thoughts, yet I knew in my heart this wasn’t how I truly felt about them.
I knew God was with me and He reminded me of this prayer called “1-2-3 Skidoo” that I learned from a Single Life Workshop I recently attended. I repeated it for each thing I was feeling.
“I nail ______ to the cross. I break all agreements I’ve made with ______ known or unknown and I repent of joining with ______. I ask you Father, to send ______ away from me!” Then I asked, “God, what do you want to give me to replace what you took away?”
That night I received peace, love, joy, forgiveness, grace, and community from God.
Yet I still felt like it wasn’t fully gone. Two days later, I talked with my Grandma about it. She explained that sometimes God will allow you to experience how someone else is feeling (discernment) so that you can pray for them. I asked God who was dealing with these thoughts and He showed me so clearly! I started praying right then for them, and in five minutes, I felt like a huge burden had been lifted from my mind.
You see, the enemy doesn’t have power over us, only what we give him. If I had agreed with these thoughts and said, “Yes I am angry! Yes I haven’t forgiven! I am depressed!”, I would be speaking these words into my life. And my words are powerful, because I am a child of God.
I wanted to share my journey with you princesses, because I know I am not the only one who has felt this way and perhaps, you can receive some freedom from your thoughts like I did. It may be that you really are battling with these thoughts yourself or that someone around you is being attacked and God wants you to pray for them, but whatever your situation, ask the Holy Spirit and He will always guide you.
I’m going to end with this scripture from 1 Corinthians 10:5 –
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.