A Meditation for Anxiety & Low Self-Worth using Psalm 27:1

This is a reflective meditation for emotional well-being particularly relating to reducing anxiety, insecurity and low self-worth.

I wrote this after meditating on Psalm 27:1 and it has been a huge blessing to me and others who I have spoken it over or read it to.

The meditation also includes scripture references which came to my mind as I was writing the words and is a great starting point for you to look deeper into the symbolism used within the meditation. Continue reading A Meditation for Anxiety & Low Self-Worth using Psalm 27:1

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Soaring like the Eagle

This is the second part of my as yet unpublished book on experiencing Biblical Wholeness, you can read the first part here

eagle-and-a-yellow-decline-a-soaring-eagle-above-oceanA journey of healing that leads to freedom

As a Psychology teacher, teaching the psychology of stress was an important part of the curriculum.  I taught my students about the stress response, the causes of stress and how to manage it;  I even  joked that teachers have one of the shortest post-retirement death rates but I never stopped to examine my own experiences of stress until YAH gave me a wakeup call.

I can’t remember when it first started but gradually I began to notice that my general health was declining.  I seemed to be constantly falling ill;from colds and flu that made me take days off from work to being tired, agitated, angry and forgetting things, I began to notice that I was not ‘myself’ at all.   I cannot forget one incident where I even had to be carried away by ambulance men in the middle of the teaching day because I had somehow managed to sprain my back.  I was in the middle of class and I turned to write a note on the board and as I stretched upwards I froze in excruciating pain.

I could hardly move.

I turned myself just enough to look at my students quietly getting on with their work and said in a very calm voice:

“I’ve just hurt my back can someone go and get a first-aider!”

And guess what their reply was?

“Miss is this a psychology test?”

At that point my calm slipped a little, I guess it was the fear that I wouldn’t be  taken seriously, so through slightly gritted teeth I said:

“no, this is not a test I really am in pain, can someone go and get a first aider PLEEEEASE!”  and off they went.

That was me through and through, I was queen of calm back then and I thought it was a good thing but now I realise that it was  faulty coping strategy which actually cost me my health!  This was yet another example of continuously pushing my body and striving for perfection which negatively impacted on my well-being!  After a while, I began to experience muscle fasciculations and pain across my body, I didn’t realise it then but my body was talking to me telling me to stop and rest; unfortunately I didn’t listen. Continue reading Soaring like the Eagle

Free Biblical Stress & Fear Management Course

Dear friends,

 

I just wanted to let you know about a new development on my ministry website 🙂  I am really excited about what YAH has put in my heart to do this year, for example I have just finished developing a free 9-week online programme that focuses on helping Believers to understand and reduce their stress, anxiety and fear levels.  The full details of this programme are available here.

Blessings of Shalom to you xxx

 

Repentance as a catalyst for restoration and healing

forgiveness

According to Hebrew tradition on the Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah) the righteous are written in the Book of Life, I think that it is very easy to see all references to life in the Bible as eternal spiritual life but I believe that we can and should also view life as our temporal life here on earth.

When God entered into covenant with those who had been led out of Egypt (mixed multitude of Israelites and non-Israelites) He laid two things before them: life and death, blessing and a curse. Yes, this life was linked to an eternal state but it was also linked to the quality of life that they would experience whilst on earth. The blessings included a number of things but in summary we would say that the blessings were of provision (fruitfulness) and security in all areas of their life.

There was only one thing that God requested of the Israelites in order to receive these manifold blessings, that one thing was obedience:

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”

Deuteronomy 30: 15-20

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Speaking words that bring healing and life

Over the last couple of months, God has been speaking to me about the power of words.  This blog post marks the first in a series of thoughts and revelations on this topic which I hope will be a blessing to whomever needs it.

The Tree of Life Proverbs 15: 4

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Proverbs 18: 21

The Bible teaches us that our words are extremely powerful and as such we should monitor our speech.  Just like the Word of God is creative and is seed, as the only part of creation who are made in His Divine image our words do the same.  Our words are both seed and fruit.

The parable of the Sower clearly testifies to God’s Word as seed, when planted in the right conditions and correctly maintained the seed grows into a tree that bears godly fruit.  Genesis tells us that all fruit contains the seed within itself; this means that godly fruit also contains seed within itself.  The seed enables the tree to produce its own offspring and for the cycle of sowing and reaping godly fruit to continue.

Finish reading the original blog post @ On the Road to Healing

Using God’s Word to overcome limiting beliefs

I made this video based on something that God spoke into my life relating to self-limiting beliefs that were effecting my ability to live the way He wanted me to. I’m sharing it here in the hope that it may bless someone who is currently dealing with limiting beliefs and negative thoughts.

xxx

Achama U

NB:  There are 4 parts

Experiencing healing when we overcome darkness

journey from darkness into God's healing light

This is the third post on the revelation of light and healing or healing light that God has been opening up to me, you can find the first two posts by clicking on the links below:

  1. God is Light
  2. Light in the Bible

This post steps away from the light for us to begin to understand light as a contrast to darkness and how this effects our overall well-being, this post arose out of my own experiences and I believe that I am called to share what I am learning with others so that we can all learn to walk more

journey from darkness into God's healing light
artwork by Rita Loyd

in the light.

Overcoming darkness (part 1)

Not only do we have to battle the darkness present in this world but we also have to battle against the internal darkness, many Believers think and feel that they are OK and that they don’t need healing and/or deliverance but this is a lie, a manifestation of arrogance and pride that empowers Satan to hold us bound and captive.  The Bible tells us the following:

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

1 John 1: 8-10

Nevertheless, I believe that our focus should not be on the fact that we do sin but on the fact that we do have One who can deliver us from our inherent sinful nature.

Continue reading the original post over at Shalom Candles

Where does healing come from?

Man praying in the Light

Health, healing, and wholeness – I find it strange how different Christians react to these words.  For some these words cause a positive reaction to others negative, but whatever our stance we can not argue the fact that the Bible speaks about health, healing and wholeness.  But what is healing and where does it come from?

I know that there are still many people who visit this blog searching to understand why they suffer from Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome a neurological immune disorder where the immune system attacks the nervous system causing pain, cramping and spasming in the muscles surrounding the peripheral nerves.  It’s a horrible illness, but as I sat and looked over the stats for the last few days and saw that there didn’t seem to be a day when someone didn’t end up on my blog because of this disorder I realised something that I AM getting better!  This is what sparked off this post, I wanted to share my experiences of what I feel is healing me. Continue reading Where does healing come from?

What does the bible mean by abundance/fullness of Life?

A rise in prosperity teaching within the Body of Messiah has comfused people to what the Kingdom of God actually is and what it looks like.  In over-emphasising the physical the enemy ensures that our spiritual senses remain dull so that we are not able to enter into the TRUE promises of fullness and abundance of life promised to us by the Messiah.

This video explores what I believe is true abundance and fullness of life and I pray that it will be a blessing to you.

Don’t forget to follow my ministry website ‘On the Road to Healing’ where I share footsteps of the journey leading towards true healing and wholeness.  If you enjoy this teaching you will  also be blessed by what I share on this website.

Shalom in Messiah

The longest wait of their lives

… was the greatest tool for their refinement.

Have you ever noticed that the longer you have to wait for something the more God is able to do an amazing work in You?  It seems to me that the most of all of that work revolves around deep-rooted anxieties and obsessions which hinder us from living in full abandonment to Him, this Passover I noticed this simple truth in my own life.

Do you think it’s harder to wait for something you know is going to happen or to wait for something you’re not sure is going to happen?  My husband would say the 1st but to be honest I’m not sure, does knowing the ending and the outcome make the waiting any easier than not knowing or does it simply tap into a different set of issues we need to let God deal with? Continue reading The longest wait of their lives