my renewed mind

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
How many times have you said, “I wish I knew what God wanted me to do in this situation?” Here is the path to knowing God’s will-His good, pleasing and perfect will. Renew your mind! The promise is powerful-if I renew my mind, God has some awesome benefits and rewards.
I will be transformed-not just cleaned up on the outside-but completely transformed on the inside, too.
I will know and understand God’s will for my life.
Fill your mind with the word of God, out will go all the garbage, filth and the lies of the enemy. Seriously start reading the Word of God.

There are too many hardened hearts that need healing. (By the way, this includes mine.) Sometimes, I would ask Jesus if he can really do it.

Then I look at the empty tomb and shut up; I renew my mind and be in awe.

—  Zel

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A year ago

I prayed and asked the father to show me the truth, I realized my whole life we have been fed lies. The most High showed me the truth of myself and what’s around me. I prayed and asked for guidance and the renewal of my mind. The most High has guided me and has renewed my mind, even when I wasn’t looking. I cried out and confessed my sins through prayer, and all my wrongdoings to the father through Christ, and he healed me. I left my job and studied for months, seeking out the truth of why the world is the way it is, asking the father for the truth of things, and he showed me. A few months ago a fire started in the apartment above me, and when the trucks came, the fire and water damage went down into our apartment. I immediately walked outside, prayed and thanked the father for keeping me safe, and I knew that from that situation, good would come from it, because my faith was in the most high. We were moved into a bigger place, with new appliances the same day the fire hit. I wasn’t worried about losing things, all I cared about was getting my bible out the house, and my cat penny. The most high and Christ are always there, even in our error and ignorance. People who don’t understand will label this as religious, or a cult, when really it’s just about doing right. I don’t have a religion, I have laws and commandments that I’m striving to keep to glorify the most high. Before the truth I was in confusion, going through the motions of life wondering why the world was corrupt and wicked. Why people are so sad, and why we have to live this way, all my questions were answered when I humbled myself, and turned to the most high. Once I saw that the slavery that’s pushed in this world is actually prophesied in the Bible, I realized how real this is. Once I set myself apart and separated from sin, the most High showed me why the world is so corrupt. I can rejoice because I have faith in the unseen, what’s to come, Christ’s kingdom, and Israel (12 tribes) will rule the whole world in righteousness forevermore. I’m not of this world, I’m not of this system, none of these labels, or stereotypes. I hate every false way, all the lies and brainwashing that goes on, I see through it all, all thanks to the most high. People have asked me all my life why I’m this way, and question why I am the way that I am, it’s because of the Christ within me. I was made this way. I’m an Israelite from one of the 12 tribes of Israel, my forefathers sacrificed to other gods and worshipped other gods and were scattered through the earth, taken into slavery on ships to the Americas. I was born into a system created to destroy me and my brothers and sisters. I live in spiritual Egypt and Sodom and Gomorrah, aka Babylon (America). My forefathers built Egypt in slavery and we also built America in slavery, the Bible taught me all of these things.

Deuteronomy 4:27-31
“27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.”

Deuteronomy 28:68
“And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.”

America ^

Psalms 83:2-5
“For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:”

The elite (UN) ^

Everything in the Bible is true, and the kingdom of Christ is coming, we are to repent from our sins, and correct ourselves so that we can be ready for our saviour.

Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Matthew 6:10
“Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.”

Deuteronomy 32:26
“I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:”

Isaiah 1:3
“The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.”

^ I didn’t know who I was until I asked the father for truth and guidance. I was confused. I now know I’m an Israelite, a chosen seed, above all nations, and I know that all these other nations will be destroyed for the evil that they have brought on earth, according to the Bible. It will happen.

Joel 3:1-2
“For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.”

This day is coming, I live to see the day Christ returns. We are in the end times.

Revelations 19:11-16
“11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Do the others dream, I wonder—
most likely not.

For some months I sat perfectly still,
a bar of colour had appeared
along my cheekbones
my eyes intent and unpleasantly bright
were fixed on a point beyond the room.

Deep within me had begun a hum
of excitement,
a burring as of a dynamo starting up
shortening my breath.

Could it all be invention?
Merely some straying fantasy…
it was entirely possible.

Suddenly my heart leaped,
it was not mere invention
I had really dreamed of something
that had actually happened.

My feeling, that I was on the trail of something
took hold of me with a renewed grip.

My agile mind, in fact, had instantly
flown to an expert, a talking archive.

He greeted me.

1 Peter 1:13-16
With minds alert and fully sober, set your hope on
the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming. Do not conform to the evil desires you
had when you lived in ignorance….for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
Holiness is living a life that is set apart from the world’s influence and separated from sin. In essence, holiness is righteousness in action.
The Word of God will lead us and guide us on our path toward holiness. The Word of God is alive and is able to cut away from us all that is not pleasing in the sight of the Lord. We are to imitate God. God is holy and we should desire to be like Him.
Prayer: Father, my desire is to live a holy life. Cleanse my heart and renew my mind and transform it; take my will and conform it to Yours. I long to be holy. Help me be pleasing unto You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

What if life had a rewind button...

There are some choices i made earlier in my life that i have always wanted to take back, go down a different path, or just erase completely. You know the things in your past that you cringe at when you remember it? or you are drawn to think about what would be different if you didn’t make that decision. 

Until recently this was me constantly, particularly in regard to past relationships and how they flow on to other areas of my life. Sometimes i felt like the past relationships i was in brought far more negativity into my life than they did positive. And maybe that some of the choices i made when i was looking for love in all the wrong places and the damage that caused me would limit my potential in future relationships in terms of trust, the walls i had put up and me not being able to give myself entirely to a new relationship. 

I was holding the opinion that if i could, i would take back those ‘mistakes’ as to make me a better person now. But, that is not how life works and it’s not how God works. 

God has recently given me a new perspective, i suppose you could call it a bit of a silver lining. The fact is, God has the ability to make something good out of something that appears so terrible at first glance.

Those relationships, that i cringed at when i looked back at them did hold moments with God’s hand upon them. The boy in my first relationship lost his mum in the lead up to it and i honestly believe that God was able to use me, despite the relationship being less than ideal in numerous ways, to be a support for him during such an awful time. The following relationship, i rushed into on a whim, but God has drawn me to see how it forced me to figure out the strength of my morals under intense pressure. I’m glad to say that God had His hand upon me and i was able to stand true and hopefully was a good influence on the boy during that relationship. But what i really hated to look back on, was the fact that i went out with two non-christian boys in a row knowing that it was incompatible and that i wouldn’t be able to share with them the biggest part of my life and journey together. I knew this, but i still entered into the relationships. 

But i am learning to look through God’s lens, which is not of disappointment at my ‘mistakes’ but instead of Grace and opportunity which he used to make the most of what i always looked back on as a bad situation. 

God is showing me that there is nothing i could ever do that would remove His love from me, nor alter my potential as His child. My weaknesses are made perfect in His greatness. I am forgiven and i have been looked after through the whole thing. 

Slowly i’m learning to accept my past with no regrets, handle my present with confidence from God and look forward to the future without fear. It’s honestly requiring an entirely new mindset, and i am having to let God renew my mind to do so. But i so encourage all you you to have a look at moments in your past that cause you to cringe and ask God to give you His lens to reveal to you that His hand was upon you the whole time. 

I say all of this, because it is time for us to stop wishing for a rewind button and start trusting that God has made a way. 

-31women (Gabi)

But for you who fear My name, The Sun of Righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings.” Malachi 4:2
When the sun rises, darkness flees and the earth comes alive with vitality and vigour. The birds start singing, the flowers bloom and everything that has breath wakes up as if to welcome the sun.
Jesus is the Sun of Righteousness. His beams bring health and strength, delight and joy, safety and security. His light dispels every darkness from our hearts, His life raises every dead patch in our lives back to life .
My heart is made new, my body is healed, my mind is renewed and joy floods my soul.

I’m a girl who likes lists.
I write lists organising my day, organising my study, organising my groceries. I feel like it is such a stress relief for me.

But, while lists make me feel like I’m organised and on top of things, there are other areas of my life that are a shambles.
That would my mind and thought life.
I have felt this whole year that I need to let God ‘transform and renew’ my mind like it says in Romans 12.

This is a really hard thing to write out and actually face because my mind has definitely not been kind to me over the years and I’m sure a lot of you can relate to that. But enough is enough and I’m done with my thought life limiting my potential.

So I am going to write a list. The 'I Quit List’

I Quit:
- negative self talk
- defensiveness
- worry
- jealousy
- comparing myself to others
- anger
- complaining
- anxiety

I know a list isn’t going to sort my mind out on its own, it’s now up to me to write that list out. Put it on my wall and look at that list daily as a reminder of the person I used to be and as a way to direct me towards the woman God has created me to be.

The mind can be so potent, scary and limiting over who we are. But God wants our minds so He can heal them. So He can make them a weapon for good and not a weapon that self destructs.

So ladies what are you going to write in your list in order to gain your true self?

-31women (Gabi)


anonymous asked:

How do I renew my mind?

Hi there, 

This is a really big question as to which I myself have been trying uncover the answer recently as well. So, to attempt to answer this fantastic question, i’m going to go straight to the scripture that talks about renewal of the mind. 

‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is; His good, pleasing and perfect will’ - Romans 12v2.

The world that we live in is so broken and holds many areas of darkness and despair. It is so easy to be overcome by fear because of the pressures and norms of todays society. So the effects and expectations of the corrupt world we live in is basically the reason our minds need renewing. 

God wants His children to be like sharpened arrows, and to have the full efficiency that we can have through Him, this requires a daily dedication of our thoughts to Him. One of the other bloggers of 31women, Nan, shared an amazing idea with me about this question which was to change the filter in which you look and think through. She said that having the mind of Christ is filtering the world the way Christ did, through love, patience, righteousness, truth etc. This really resonated with me because on of the downfalls of my own thought life is the way I look at things. I am the first to admit that i will sometimes judge a situation in a way that Jesus totally wouldn’t. He would always consider what is right and good and that all situations need love not judgement where as my filter definitely isn’t as pure as His, but IT CAN BE! As well as changing our filter to be more like God’s, another way of renewing our mind is to take every thought captive. Like it says in Philippians 4v8 ‘Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things’. It’s definitely easier said than done but God never asked us to do this alone. If you take every thought captive and ask whether what you’re thinking about is wholesome and worth thinking about then I think you are definitely on the right track to renewing your mind.

The thing with renewing your mind, is that it doesn’t only transform your thought life, it transforms how you live outwardly and your inner being as well. Your thoughts always transform into actions or attitudes, so when you change your thought filter your view on the world will change. If you take every thought captive, your inner self will become cleansed by Him and you will really feel new and renewed! 

A renewal of the mind is about letting Him create a new mind within you that replicates His. It is a daily struggle to commit your thoughts and mind to Him, but you are never alone in it and I really applaud you in wanting to renew your mind. I still struggle with it daily, but He is so good all the time and will help you through the renewing process!

Hope this helps, 

-31women (Gabi)

Little Time | Bucky Barnes

Description: A young girl comes in contact with her first love and it’s one hot vulnerable mess. 

Word Count: 2.2K+ 

Pairing: Bucky x reader 

Warnings: Cussing, a little sexual content 

She tapped the fingers against the cradle of her coffee cup, trying to ease her mind. The shaking of her hands, didn’t help settle the troubling thoughts she had stirring up in her mind. She hadn’t seen the man she desperately in love with for the past year and she wasn’t sure how their first interaction was going to go.

Considering, the last time they spoke, things went rather aggressively. Even though she still hated him for what he did, she still was excited to see her best friend,even if he wasn’t the best friend that he had been in all the long, grueling years of friendship.

“Hey, Doll.” The warm voice spoke, snapping her out of her thoughts, whisking her away back to a year ago before everything went down between the twoof them. She hated to admit it herself, but just him speaking those two words to her, filled the hollowness in her chest. With each second that passed, she could feelherself giving back into him and she become absorbed by him and as soon as she looked into his bright eyes, she knew she was fucked. The eyes she’d come tolove, still looking back at her with vibrant and care, something she never got tired of looking into. She stood up swiftly, her body standing right in front of him. Not entirely sure on what she do or say, he kept his distance even though all he wanted to do was wrap his arms around her just like he had done countless amount of times, but things were different now.

“Hey, James.” Her eyes glassed over, seeing the love her life staring back at her waiting for her next move. Always waiting her , but he didn’t mind. Sheslowly moved closer to him, her fingertips grazing his the back of his right hand, missing the feeling of his skin, rough but silky at the same time. Still looking into hiseyes, she trailed her fingertips up his arm testing the waters, until her hand was palming his cheek and he leaned into her hand, humming softly; just loud enough forher to hear. At this point, he couldn’t take the distance between them, and he wrapped his left arm around his her waist, pulling her closer to him. He slowly broughthis forehead down against her own, loving the close proximity he with her at the moment. There was nothing he loved more than being being able to touch her, to feel her, to be near her, but those days didn’t come around too often and he had to cherish every second he had. Reluctantly, she pulled away from Bucky intertwining his hand with her own.

“Let’s go for a walk.” She slowly tugged him with her out the door before slapping a five dollar bill on the table. It was morning and the streets were quietand so were they. Both of them were afraid that if they said anything, someone’s mouth would speak too harsh and neither of them wanted that, so they walked insilence. Until, she spoke up breaking the silence. “I missed you. I missed you a lot, Bucky.” Leaning her head on his shoulder, as she felt her tears stain his skin, stillcarrying the left over emotions they had once left for one another. He took her and halted their actions, to sit on a park bench, not caring that they were in a little public place. Sitting them both down, before she readjusted herself, pressing back against his side before relaxing in his embrace. His arm wrapped over her side as he breathed heavily, nervous of the conversation that was to come.

“I know, Doll, but we both know I would have stayed if you had said the word.” She just pulled him closer in response, knowing what he said was very welltrue. “I left because I love you.” Bucky clenched his jaw in response. Even though he loved the girl  very dearly, she wished she could just be honest with herself andhim. It’s all he wanted from her. She always had to speak lies to her family and she had gotten in the habit, it was compulsive. It became her second nature. Buckyknew he was partly to blame for this. He had backed her into a corner just like her father always did. Providing ultimatums to her with an option between her own happiness and isolation between the ones she loved. Bucky hadn’t meant it that way but it was the way it had ended up. The two had to bare with the consequences of their decisions. Some of them they would rather not talk about, but she knew she couldn’t live in a fantasy land where it was only her and Buck and no one else.

There was someone else and she could feel it eating up at her over the past year he had been gone. She had to ask, even if the answer might destroy everything they had built together.

“I don’t mean to be abrupt, but I have to know something. Did you and Megan have something going on? I’d rather know now than be played like a foollater on, you know.” Bucky spoke softly, “Of course not, Doll. You’re the only one for me.” She smiled contently, knowing Bucky would never lie to her. She slowly peeled them off the bench before whispering in his ear seductively, “I do believe we have some unfinished business at my place, Barnes.” Just when he thought he couldn’t love her anymore than he already did.

The pair found themselves back in her apartment, Bucky had her pinned into the door they had just entered through. His lips attached to her neck, her head tilted back to allow him more access. His hands roamed her body, his need for her growing by the second. His lips halted at her neck, coming back up to latch his lips onto to hers again, loving every moment of it. Frustrated at the layers of clothes between them, she tugs of his shirt, revealing the ripped muscles underneath.

“God, you’re even hotter than I remember.” She moaned into his mouth, her fingertips lightly grazing his abs, causing him to shudder. She could see him giving into her touch and she was loving every moment of it. Just as Bucky was ready to rip her sundress off her body, there was a harsh knock on the door. Breaking the two of them apart, she hold onto him for a moment, anchoring herself back into reality before stepping towards swinging it open. Once she realized it was Carter, she was thankful the door shielded Bucky, not really wanting to explain the situation at hand.

“Hey, Carter. I totally wasn’t expecting you so soon. Yeah, um, I actually meant to call because I can’t make it with tonight. I’m feeling under weather, a bit. I’m not sure if it’s contagious, wouldn’t want to get you sick or anything.” She spoke nervously, hoping to god he wouldn’t see straight through her facade. 

“I’m so sorry, baby. Is there anything I can do for you?” As the man in front of her said she knew she would have to deal with the man behind her. Taking a pause before beginning to open up her mouth to talk to Carter, she felt her panties being pulled down her legs. Immediately, she gasped out of shock. “Carter, I should really get some rest. I’ll call you, tomorrow. Keep you updated.” With that, she slammed the door on his face, before turning back around to face Bucky.

She was faced to meet Bucky with a cold eye and a clenched jaw, but before he could say anything she latched her arms around his neck and jumped up knowing he’d be there to catch her. “Doll, C’mon now. You know I can’t do this now. You have a boyfriend.” She giggled at him, “Bucky, he’s not my boyfriend. We’ve been on a couple dates, s’all.” She could tell he was still hesitant, so she withdrew from his grasp before settling her feet back on the floor before grabbing his hand and tugging him into her bedroom. She knew nothing was going to happen between them tonight, but the world be damned if she wasn’t going to cuddle with Bucky tonight. She placed Bucky on the bed so he was sitting down on the edge. Leaving him there, she turned around discarding her dress, leaving her clad in just her bra. Then facing him, she reached behind her and unclasped her bra, letting it fall off her shoulders until it collided with floor.

If this had been any other man she would have been incredibly shy about it, but it was Bucky. He was the only man who had ever seen her like this and she hoped it would stay that way. Quickly, she walked away back in the living room to pick up his shirt and threw it on her body. Before grabbing her panties and and sliding them up her legs. She saw Bucky still in his jeans, his upper body on full display. Licking her lips, before walking up to him, placing herself down on him so she was straddling his hips. She looked down at him while she ran her fingers through his hair. It smelt like mahogany and was almost as soft as silk. Bucky hummed at the satisfaction he was receiving.

“You know, I never thought anyone could love me, Bucky. Especially not someone as beautiful as you. I always think back to the time we met and what kind of mental state I was in back then, given it was a very healthy one. It was sad to say and even to admit, but no one ever noticed how sad and insecure I was. Until you. Bucky, you are my first love and the only love I’ve ever wanted to have. You gave me a purpose I didn’t know I had. You taught me what it feels like to renew my mind. You showed me how to love my self and what it means to love others. You cared for me in a way that I didn’t even know existed. Bucky, you made me feel like I was on top of the world by just loving me. You made me feel loved and that’s more than anyone’s ever done for me and then you left me. You left me, Bucky. You’re my first and only boyfriend I’ve ever had. I don’t know where that leaves us and I don’t know what to do. You’re the person I would ask for advice and I can’t because it’s you.” By the time she finished talking, her cheeks were stained with tried tears and damp with fresh ones.

Bucky pulled her closer with left hand on her back and his right on the crook of his neck as he rocked her back and forth, attempts to get her to calm down. He knew he had to tell her the truth about, Megan. He knew they could never move forward unless he told her the truth her and now or they could never get back to what they used to be.

Bucky slowly let go of her, so she was far enough where she could look at him, but still close enough so that she could latch on to him. Sighing softly before he spoke. “I don’t know how we get back to where we were doll. I honestly don’t have an answer for you, but I do know if I ever want to have a future with you, I need to tell you the truth.” Her hands trembled hoping it wasn’t what she thought it was, but quietly asked,  “And that is?”

“The rumors about Megan and I, they weren’t necessarily false but they weren’t the truth either. Megan and I were together at the bar one night, I was trying to forget you and she was trying to forget a man of her own and next thing I knew were back at my place doing things we shouldn’t have been doing.” By this time, she had jumped off of Bucky’s lap as she crouched in a corner, hyperventilating at what she was hearing. Overcome with emotion and jealousy, she couldn’t believe what she was hearing. Bucky soon realized she wasn’t on his lap anymore. Quickly, he sat right in front of her, careful not to touch her, he continued on with it.

“She kept on touching my chest and my arms and I something didn’t feel right. My sober thoughts were meeting up with my drunk actions and I couldn’t do with her anymore. All I could think of is what you said to me the first time I made love to you, the first time any man had ever made love to you. My sweet, precious doll told me she didn’t want to ever be with any other man beside me. You, my doll, told me I was all you never needed and I knew what I had just done under the influence of tequila had betrayed you. I know and you know that you weren’t my first, but damn doll if you aren’t my last.”

Bucky just kept on looking at her, hoping she would lift her face to meet his eyes, hoping she hadn’t given up on him yet. Only time would tell the future in store for the young pair and they would have to wait. He never minded waiting on her.