Take the Shackles off your Feet!
Ever feel like something is keeping you back? Ever feel like your carrying a weight on your shoulders?
Today is the day to change all that.
This song is called Mary Mary-Shackles. Listen to this song for a moment. I can’t help to dance when I hear it. Sounds like she is human just like you and me trying to get through this life one day at a time. We can all appreciate her encouragement. So back to the question… ever feel like something is holding you back? Take a few moments to take a deep breath and whether you believe or don’t believe say this; Please take this weight from me, the one I carry everyday and don’t even know what it is. It’s like a giant bag of something and I don’t even dare to look inside because I’m afraid of what I might find.
Take it from me and bring me peace and joy. I want to be a better person. I want to help others, but first I have to fix myself. I’m looking for you Lord. Can you help me? I am here asking you to help me break these shackles off my feet so I can dance! Break the shackles of pride, break the shackles of unforgiveness, break the shackles of hurt, break the shackles of control, break the shackles of hate, break the shackles of rebellion, break the shackles of depression and loneliness and anything else that may be hiding in there. Give me a spirit of peace. I want it today!
I will trade you. I will hand over all this to you so I can walk free for the first time in my life. I want to be happy and not feel alone. I want the inner peace that I have never had that only you can bring to my spirit. I believe that you God, will come comfort me. But there is only one thing you ask me to do first, and that is to ask you to forgive me for ever taking all this on myself. I forgive anyone that has hurt me in the past. I’m not going to allow the hurt to shackle me in one place so I can move on with my life. I understand that once the shackles are broken that I am not to take them back. So I can dance and be free from worry. Release me Lord into your Will. I trust you today that you will love me forever and you will never leave me.
I pray for everyone who reads this with a sincere heart and wants to make a change. I promise you if you truly want the change, God will help you through. It’s a personal decision from your free will that God has given you. He gives us a free will to love Him. Just like it’s your free will to love others. You make a choice daily of whom you want to love. Include Him in your daily love and it will change your life forever.
Sharing a Part of Me...…..With You
I want you to know that I am an ordinary person like you. A human being on this earth trying to help others. To give people hope, in dark times, when they feel there is none. I remember January 27th, 2017 vividly, it was the day my dad passed. My husband took off work to come tell me in person because he didn't want anyone else to tell me over the phone. He is the love of my life and there could have been no one better than him to tell me. I didn't want to believe my dad left this world without saying goodbye, however, when I thought back to all the times I spoke to my dad on the phone or through text, he always said goodbye and I love you!
I remember feeling that I could have just lost it right then and there. I felt like time had stopped, and things went in slow motion. Then, I felt that God was with me, and that gave me a calming peace inside. I reflected on my dad’s life, how he lived 75 years and the love he had for his family and friends. I wanted to share a part of me with you to let you know that I am just like you.
You see, my dad will always be a part of me. He encouraged me, instilled values and morals that I still have today, and all these things I have passed along to my children. He was a Christian man and truly loved the Lord with all his heart. I know my dad is in heaven, and this gave me peace knowing his eternity. I will always feel that.
Here is the letter I wrote to myself the day I heard my dad died:
Some people say we live and then we die. But that isn't all true. There is a life we form and shape along our journey. My dad gave so much of himself during his life. He sacrificed his life for ours. Three small kids in diapers and runny noses. What does a man do with 3 kids all alone? He moves forward. He thinks positive thoughts, he encourages, and he develops a secure environment for his kids and works hard to support them. My dad always was positive, and always encouraged us in our lives. He watched us make mistakes as we grew up and was there if we needed him for advice. He didn't lecture us when we became adults just offered advice if we asked. Never told us what to do or metaled in our business. He was a man of courage and strength. Always laughing and smiling, I guess that's where I get it from. He didn't put a woman before his kids. We were his focus. Maybe it was because we required a lot of attention. I can certainly tell you this, I know why my life went down the road it did. God chose my dad because he knew he was a faithful man. A man that could help shape us into what God wanted us to be. We are able to have happy successful marriages, of course that's also because God blessed us with wonderful partners. He knew exactly what we needed. I know I will see my dad again someday and that will be a wonderful happy celebration day....because I will also see my grandma and grandpa there too.
Sharing a part of me...…..with you,