Are you a Spiritual Junkie?


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I was talking with a few friends the other day about the expectations that we have in what God is going to do in the next coming days, months, even years. It got me to contemplate on much of what I believe. I know that many desire the manifestations that God has for us to experience to the point of craving, following after, and searching out. I’ve had the abundant opportunity throughout my life to experience these since I was a small child. At times, they have been little glimpses into the heavens, future knowledge revealed, or physical healings. First, I must tell you I not once sought these out. Yes, I desired a deeper relationship with God, but I did not hop from one revival, healing service, or prophetic service to the next.

When given He gave when I least expected and when I needed it the most.

Each time God has given these moments with Him – experiencing Him – repeatedly to remind me of His grace and mercy upon my life. Each time He has given these moments, they were at times that I needed a reminding of how powerful He is, has been, and will continue to be in my life.

However, we as the Body of Christ, as sons and daughters of the most High King, must – at all times – remember why He brings to us these moments. They are to bring change – bring growth – bring strength – we must leave these moments a better person than we were at the beginning.

Why? If not, we are just a spiritual junkie that continues to hook up with the Holy Spirit for a feel good moment and leaves the relationship after a one night stand – leaving with no sustenance – no change – no growth – no strength.

God releases His treasures of His Glory so that we may know Him so that we may experience His love, His power. Once the moment passes what are we to do with that experience.

Draw into Him. Ask Him to show you why He had you meet Him in that place. Ask Him why He had you walk through that place to reach Him at the healing bend.

There is always a ‘why’ to His moments with us. Sometimes, they have everything to do with us. However, to be honest most of the time they have NOTHING to do with you but to do with Him and what He wants to share with not only you but also others that cross your path. A manifestation, an experience with our Father, is a treasure – one that must at that moment, be taken as if we may never receive another.

God desires a relationship with us. How can we establish such a relationship if all we ever do is fill up on the manifestations, but not eat the meat of everlasting sustaining life giving words, constant communication, and continual giving of ourselves to others through His love?

I challenge you to seek Him, know Him, grow in Him, and experience Him in the moment that He brings you – it may be your last – it may be the only one He gives you . . . How is it going to change you? How is going to bring you closer to Him? How are you going to share it with others – boasting of it, becoming fat upon it, or being a testament that brings life and change to others?  

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BE Yourself!


BE Yourself!

“Love and Faith, two of God’s greatest gifts to us, the strongest elements of Truth that will vanquish any lie, cast away any fear, and set anyone FREE.” ~ Jennifer Goodson ’12

Spring Forward


Spring Forward

It is time . . .
Time for a new season to spring forth,
Time for new birth – fresh revelation, transformation
Time to become a flourishing tree bearing luscious fruit
Time to soar with life, refreshing truth
Awaken O Spring!
Lay no longer dormant.  Restore my soul -
Alive my heart – ground once frozen – harden upon the surface -
Dawn breaks forth new light melting away fridged layers of ice.
New birth, new life awaits – Ripe for the choosing
Open and restore this vessel.
Oh, hearts of mine arise; with exuberant joy, grab hold of this new day.
May life leap into hearts with abundant rays of My love.

God will often times take us out of the place of where we were; so that we can clearly see where we are. Familiar surroundings can become our cave of dwelling causing us to linger in our own view.  He allows the Holy Spirit to come in and rearrange ‘our dwelling place’; positioning us in direct view of all that encompasses His plan.
Now, a new light of revelation pours into the areas we thought dead and gone, dormant, things we’ve taken for granted.  Displaying new ideas ready to His purpose.
A memorial stone is placed as a constant reminder of Christ’s love, forgiveness, and healing.  To look backward – overtime – to remind us of how we got out of where we were – to the place of where we are.  It is healing of our mind, body, and spirit that bring strength, character, and right perspective.

Isaiah 58:8 AMP “Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing *(your restoration and the power of a new life) shall SPRING FORTH speedily; your righteousness *(your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you *(conducting you to peace and prosperity), and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”

Do not allow an irritation of where you are confuse or keep you from moving out of complacent areas.  It is time to Spring Forward.  Time to begin a spring-cleaning from within.  Time to deal and heal so that you can be all that He has planned you to become.

It is time to Spring Forward – just do it.

Psalm 85:10-13  “Mercy and truth have met together; righteousness and peace have kissed.  Truth shall SPRING out of the earth and righteousness shall look down from heaven.  Yes, the Lord will give what is good; and your land will yield its increase.  Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway.”

All Brake 5 blogs and written works by Jennifer Goodson are copy-written.  2008-12014. © Copyright.  All Rights Reserved.

Jennifer continually accepts prayer requests that may be sent via email to jenn.brake5@mail.com. Counseling sessions, discipleship and mentorship programs are free and offered by appointments only. Contact the Brake 5 office to schedule a time.

 

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Fear leaves as Trust Moves In


Fear leaves as Trust Moves In

Remember this today when discouragement or depression starts to set in. Your confidence is in the Lord He is the lifter of your head and with all things He can do miracles.
“Lord, HOW they are increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. Many are saying of me, There is no help for him in God. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! But You, O Lord, are a shield for me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. With my voice I cry to the Lord, and He hears and answers me out of His holy hill. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! I lay down and slept; I wakened again, for the Lord sustains me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me round about. Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God! For You have struck all my enemies on the cheek; You have broken the teeth of the ungodly. Salvation belongs to the Lord; May Your blessing be upon Your people. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!” (Psalm 3:1-8 AMP)

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Eden: a sex slave’s story


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A must read

Originally posted on Investik8:

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Wearing just their underwear, the girls line up with their backs to the wall, arms by their side, heads down, frozen to the spot. They dare not move.

Their captors walk up and down the line – picking them seemingly at random and tapping them on the shoulder – ‘You, you, you and you… come with me’.

In the back of a warehouse truck, they are driven for miles across the scorching Nevada desert until they reach a hotel. There, they are forced to have sex with up to 25 men one after the other.

This was life for Korean-born American Chong Kim who, at 19 years old, was sold as a domestic sex slave in 1994 to Russian gangsters and held captive for more than two years.

“The clients never came to the warehouse,” she recalled “That was just where we slept. There was nothing there but bed mats…

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