DOZ Issue 35 September 2018 - Page 22

as women and girls is the word of God. Our thoughts as women must be in congruence with the word of God. Phillipains 4:8 says whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue if there be anything praiseworthy, think on these things. So that should be the standard of our thoughts as women. When you think and meditate, what you think and meditate on can either accelerate your progress or delay the process. I’ll say that again. What you think and meditate on can either accelerate your progress or delay the process. So, you have to be cautious about what you think about and pull down those thoughts whenever you have a thought that isn’t in alignment with the word of God, you have to pull it down. You cast it out. And with soul-ties, you have to pray and ask God who you have ungodly soul-ties with, and you have to repent from them and renounce them. True freedom, however, is not necessarily the absence of boundaries. True freedom is the presence of the Spirit of the Lord because the Bible says where the Spirit of the Lord is, “ So, it’s all working and building something in you because all things will definitely work out for your good. there is freedom. So, you are free when you invite the Holy Spirit to be your guide and to be with you. Your ministry appears to revolve around restoration and healing and wholeness and hope and all of those things, and you have just shared your personal, beauty for ashes experience. Now, when you look back, because at a time you told God, terminate this pregnancy, and no doubt when you had the baby you would have wondered why did I have the baby when there are women who really yearn for a baby, but the pregnancy is miscarried now you don’t want « 22 DOZ Magazine September 2018 this pregnancy yet it’s not miscarried? Now, in hindsight, why do you think God allowed you to have this child? God allowed it for a purpose. I am reminded of a scripture in 2 Corinthians 4 verse 17, which says for our light affliction, which is but for a moment, a far more exceedingly and eternal weight of glory, me going through that, it was building something inside of me, and God knows that I needed to go through that. It was part of all the plan, and I am also encouraged by the way even my daughter encourages me as well. It is really encouraging when God confirms His word in your child, and then you say oh my goodness, imagine God if you had taken away the pregnancy when I asked you (She laughs). I thank God for not answering that prayer (more laughter). So yes, it is very encouraging. Do you think that if you had miscarried the pregnancy, if God had answered that prayer and you didn’t have the child, that your ministry and your story would be as powerful and as effective as it is now? Hmm…..I don’t think so.