Saturday, August 11, 2007
I am filled with such peace and joy and love right now, I don't know what to do with myself. I just finished Day 3 of the last week of Breaking Free and am rejoicing in the knowledge of the plunder that God allowed me to take with me when I left my "Egypt", my land of captivity--my land of panic disorder, depression, and low self-esteem. Listing the plunder given me out of that terrible place of captivity has brought home to me anew the power and the grace and the love of God for me. Me! Who was the least in my family. Satan tried to make me think my life was not worth living. He tried to destroy my mind and my soul. But I cried out to my Deliverer and He saved me. He swooped down from on high and He rescued me. And my plunder? Bookoos of memorized Scripture so I can't be taken captive again, a heightened awareness of how precious I am to my Father, a tenacity to hold onto Jesus and keep Him as the focus of my life, a faith in God that I never dreamed I could have, an assurance of my salvation that no one can ever take away from me, a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair! Oh, how I love my Jesus!!