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  • Struck!

    Posted on May 22nd, 2012 rhonda No comments

    As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.  He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

    “Who are you, Lord?”  Saul asked.

    “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.”

    Acts 9:3-5


    A former supervisor of mine used to say, “You can’t change your thinking with your own thinking.”

    An acquaintance and I were talking about weight loss, and she said that she prayed that God would strike her with abstinence (meaning avoiding ingredients that would cause her to binge, like sugar).  When Saul got struck, he was blinded for 3 days.

    I’ve been struck, at least twice.  The first time was when He prompted me to come to Him.  The second was when I was struck w/abstinence.  That’s my word of wisdom for today – struck.  Having God strike you is a life-changing experience for the better.  Somehow, the culture teaches us just the opposite.  When someone tells a lie, the person next to them will joke and say, “let me step aside, because I don’t want to accidentally get hit by the lightening bolt coming your way”.  First of all, God does nothing by accident.  If He means to hit you, He will; and there’s no such thing as collateral damage when God decides to strike.

    Putting aside the other pieces of false doctrine for a second – we should all want to be struck by God’s lightening bolt!  That lightening will give us all a better life.  The things that I couldn’t do before, suddenly I could.  Change your beliefs, change your emotions/thinking.  Change your emotions & thinking, change your actions.  The Lord changed my beliefs, setting off a chain reaction in which I magically lost 68 lbs, whereas before I couldn’t lost 5 lbs.

    I’m praying & waiting for that 3rd strike.

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