Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When Wallflowers Dance by Angela Thomas – Week 3

Welcome to Week Three of Angela Thomas’ “When Wallflowers Dance:  Becoming a Woman of Righteous Confidence”.

This week’s video, “A Clean Life” took us on a tour of Psalm 51:7-12, 2 Timothy 1:3, 6-7, 1 John 1:9 and Ezekiel 36:25 to teach us that God makes us clean and that if your conscience isn’t clear, there’s stuff going on in the dark that nobody should be involved in.  We should seek a clean life because when you’re free of shackles, you’re free to run with the Lord.

Angela shared four ways to keep your house clean for parents:  first, monitor what your kids are accessing on the internet;  second, know and approve what movies they are watching;  third, only allow video games that are rated E for Everyone;  fourth, know and approve of where they go.  Personally, I didn’t raise my kids this way.  I’m not saying it’s wrong and I’m not saying it’s the only right way to do it.  I definitely advise parents to pray about the rearing of their children.

This week’s homework, “A Clean Life” walked us through cleansing our consciences through prayer.  Angela taught about Paul, who was a persecutor of believers until he had a miraculous encounter with Christ that changed him so deeply that he became an unbelievable evangelist.  She reminded us that we, as believers, have God’s forgiveness and that we still face a spiritual battle.  We need to quit believing Satan’s lies and start believing the power of the Holy Spirit that resides in us.

Jesus died so that we could be free.  That freedom enables us to love and forgive and more.  We are free to run to Him and confess and pray and learn and grow.  Praise Jesus!  Cleanse me, Lord.

This week’s “Girlfriend Nudges” included a time of confessing your sins aloud.

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