Sometimes we must risk undoing who we’ve become in order to conceive the life we desire. -- Kimberly Davidson
Experience True Freedom: The Life You Were Born to Live
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free." ~ Galatians 5:1a; 2:20
us have wondered: "God says I am a new creation in Christ (2 Cor.
5:17). Why don't I feel like it?"The story of the Christian life does not end with the forgiveness of our sins. It's just the beginning. Christ came to set us free. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can live selflessly and dream big, fulfilling our God-given destiny! The apostle Paul reiterated over and over that the
key to Christlike transformation is to abandon everything connected
with our old way of life. We have the ability to put on an entirely new
way of life, renewing our attitudes and thoughts until they reproduce
God's character in us.
God created us with a deep need for love, acceptance and purpose, which when unmet create a huge hole in the soul. Most of us will go to virtually any lengths to meet those needs. Our souls are made in such a way that they just cannot be happy with anything less than God. He never meant for our lives to be meaningless. It is essential that we acknowledge what our basic deep needs are and put into place a new strategy for meeting them according to God’s plan. Christ came to show us how to live life to the full. When we put him first and follow his instructions, then life falls into place.
Someone Worth Dying For: Release the Image of God in You
The Bible states, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26-27).
Human beings have a very special connection with God. He not only gave us a soul, but a personality—minds to think with, emotions to feel with, and wills for making decisions. He also gave us an inner spiritual nature that enables us to know and worship him. Sadly, the image of God in both men and women has been marred. We walk in the darkness instead of the light. The Good News of the Gospel proclaims we can have our divine image renewed within us! The breath of God brought life to Adam just as the Spirit of God can bring new life to his children. Become the whole person God intends you to be!
We…are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. –Paul, speaking in 2 Corinthians 3:18
The Power of the Mind
Science states that 75 to 98 percent of physical and behavioral illnesses come from a negative thought life. Thoughts associated with an abusive experience release negative chemicals that travel through the body changing the shape of the receptors on cells lining our hearts; thereby increasing susceptibility to illness. Toxic experiences cause brain cells to shrivel and die compared to positive experiences which make brain cells expand. If we haven’t dealt with a toxic memory, when it hits you it can come as anxiety or some other symptom. This also means that 75 to 98 percent of physical and behavioral healings come from a positive thought life.
Un-entangling bad habits and memories requires more than willpower. It may work short term but we’ll usually return to our vices. In the popular Bob Newhart skit titled, “Just stop it!” (Newhart played a psychologist in the TV series The Bob Newhart Show.) Newhart's solution to every problem is simple: just stop it! Don’t like your weight? Stop eating so much! Irrational fears? Stop being afraid! Careless with money? Stop spending! As pop psychologist Dr. Phil says, “How has that worked for you?” Not so good?
In order to break a bad habit or toxic thought, Kimberly believes it’s critical to understand and examine the brain (which includes our mind), the nature of mankind, and biblical doctrine. She sets the stage for identifying and overcoming negative patterns by laying out a cutting edge, practical biblical plan that is easy to follow.
Jenna Goudreau, Forbes, “The Secret To Breaking Bad Habits In The New Year,” December 28, 2012