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mary
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    "Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many of you were influential; not many were of noble birth. "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things -and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are. so that no one may boast before him."

      I remember where I was when I was called.  I certainly had NOTHING going in the area of influence; in fact, I would say that I was already among those who were of the drop-outs of society.  I was a nothing and a nobody!  I surely was not of noble birth; my fleshly inheritance came from a logger, most definitely not a wise man of the world!   How wonderful to be chosen, to have my eyes opened; to be given a new birth, a new adoption!  That day I was transferred into another realm.  It was VISIBLY and noticeably different to my eyes; as for me, EVERYTHING was green, and everything was alive. 

       But that was only the beginning of my salvation!  I was young and ignorant in what this new life was all about, and having been placed under those who knew the truth, I was vulnerable to everything that was preached to me.  Those 'above' me measured me and made decisions about whether or not I could become a leader.  I struggled with comparisons, and a belittlement of myself that never made the grade!  I strove to do better, to be better, desiring to be among the chosen of the church; the elite!   But I was never 'leadership' material; I suffered from a dysfunctional background, with unceasing emotional problems.  I was only a candidate for the ministry of the partial gospel presented and ministered to me by those considered the elite!  I was initimidated by the educated family I was married into;  I would stay as close to my loving husband, but never utter a word among them.  I could not socialize with them; I was always (in my mind) the inferior one.  The only place I found solace was in prayer; and I became noticed as an intercessor among the charimatics; but it was of me that was said, "Mary, is like a wild horse, that the Holy Spirit needs to break!"  As if my spirit wasn't indeed already broken.

      I dove deep into the Charimatic movement.  I went to Toronto 3 times to get MORE, the more that never fully reached my mind and spirit.  I was too keenly aware of demons, and was always involved in warfare in intercession.   NOTHING ended the trauma and despair, the shadow wasn't enough!!!  It only deepened my FEAR of the shadows, to the degree that demons were lurking around every corner! LOL

         When the 'eyes of my heart' were opened to the good news.  Wow!  When I think of the extent and to the degree in which He saved me, and what He saved me out of (in reference to my religious education) I am so thankful!!!!!

       This rest is not an illusion or a shadow! It is as REAL, as the grass was bright and living, on the day He called me. It is a revelation that has penetrated the deepest corners of my mind.  10 years of participating in the most wonderful website I know and I am NOT the same!  My perceptions are as renewed as the moments when Adam walked in the garden fellow shipping with God!  My conscience is as innocent as a newborn babe!  I am not looking for any MORE! He has given, and accomplished for me all I wanted.  For ALL of the MORE was accomplished when I was rebirthed into a union with God's Son!

      I am no more noble, rich, popular, or esteemed based on the scale of competency by the world's standard,  but I am a picture of completeness in HIM.  I AM what I am, when I am,  and where I am.  I am in all simplicity 'me', and in my weakness - He has saved me to uttermost!  I am at rest in mind, in soul and spirit!


       Boy, it's been a good day!   I  L O V E   Y O U  A L L! 

Note:  Today I love the McGuire family; they are a part of me, and I am a part of them. to my hubby!

        

        And Mephibosheth sat at the King's table, and ate and drank all the years of his life.

        

         

       


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Mary, I am most deeply blessed to witness this salvation in you! Thank you so much for posting this treat to my being.

Love, Jim


      

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     I don't know WHAT prompted me to post this - kind of unlike my expressing style! lol  But, Jim, you never overlook anything, and you always make me feel like "whatever it is" it is appreciated!

  



      

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             "Mary, is like a wild horse, that the Holy Spirit needs to break!" ......NOT,
       Mary is like a wild horse,that has finally seen the truth that not only does she NOT need to be broken since one was already beaten and broken for her,but that she is now and forever able to run free.


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      Wow, McDave!  That's awesome!  



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mcdave wrote:
             "Mary, is like a wild horse, that the Holy Spirit needs to break!" ......NOT,
       Mary is like a wild horse,that has finally seen the truth that not only does she NOT need to be broken since one was already beaten and broken for her,but that she is now and forever able to run free.


How I remember the whole "need to be broken" mentality. I caught much flak every time I challenged the teaching. Dave, you have captured a real sense of freedom in what you've written here! :)

Jim


      

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At first I thought I was reading a quote from someone, but then realized it was your own words. God truly spoke powerfully through your testimony of him Mary! It is truly a pleasure to get to know you (and others) better, through what you share.



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the shovel wrote:
mcdave wrote:
             "Mary, is like a wild horse, that the Holy Spirit needs to break!" ......NOT,
       Mary is like a wild horse,that has finally seen the truth that not only does she NOT need to be broken since one was already beaten and broken for her,but that she is now and forever able to run free.


How I remember the whole "need to be broken" mentality. I caught much flak every time I challenged the teaching. Dave, you have captured a real sense of freedom in what you've written here! :)

Jim


Yes,

I remember thinking that God was up there saying "ok we can do this the hard way or the easy way. Which is it?". It made me want to go and break myself before I was broken by God. As long as I could keep things broken in my life, then God would be happy...and I wouldn't need the breaking.


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Thank you, Mary.
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"Mary, is like a wild horse, that the Holy Spirit needs to break!"

such arrogance from fleshly wisdom!  all part of the deception of another gospel, which is not the gospel of christ at all.

i sooo enjoyed what you shared lady mcguire!  thank you so much! 

i was thinking a few minutes ago about how i used to think the same ways as you mentioned, and the thought occurred to me from different things that jim has shared with me over the years ... the thought that we didn't need to be 'broken' in the first place.  we were DEAD, and needed to be born anew ... miraculously ... and that new birth and new creation is not broken, doesn't need to be broken, will never be broken, and needs no fixin' whatsoever, thank god in christ jesus.
 

 


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Mary,
Such clarity coming from within you...very powerful stuff.!!


      

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Dignz wrote:
"Mary, is like a wild horse, that the Holy Spirit needs to break!"

such arrogance from fleshly wisdom!  all part of the deception of another gospel, which is not the gospel of christ at all.

i sooo enjoyed what you shared lady mcguire!  thank you so much! 

i was thinking a few minutes ago about how i used to think the same ways as you mentioned, and the thought occurred to me from different things that jim has shared with me over the years ... the thought that we didn't need to be 'broken' in the first place.  we needed to DIE and be born anew ... and that new birth and new creation is not broken, doesn't need to be broken, will never be broken, and needs no fixin' whatsoever, thank god in christ jesus.
 

 


I can remember hearing that we were perfect in "spirit" but imperfect and being perfected in body and soul.  Except for we again were getting the idea that we are to put our focus back on helping the Lord do His thing. Now I just realize that even my best focus, my best efforts are just plain dead works to me and more importantly, to God. I am perfected and being perfected all by His doing. Sometimes that looks[appears as] like a good thing and sometimes not.


      

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        Thank you, each one of you for your responses!  

      

 



      

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that was quite lovely mcdave. 

good stuff adam. 

'need to be broken' mentality ... a very popular mentality in just about ALL camps of mankind ... even those having no claims whatsoever with or to 'god'.  would be a good thread. 

thank you again mclady for sharing what was on your heart and mind.  enjoyed it very much. 










      

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"thank you again mclady for sharing what was on your heart and mind.  enjoyed it very much."  -Dignz



I second that.


      

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