A Heavenly Vision

Written by Valerie Garner

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He immediately knew I was feeling this and told me, "Valerie, I LOVE garbage." I was again stunned! "How could this be Lord?" He told me to rememberrepparttar previous groups of 2 people I had met earlier, and said that He can takerepparttar 127061 garbage in our lives, and change it into something beautiful. That each component made a unique masterpiece, each life totally different, but all to His glory.

He then giggled, and His eyes lit up (yes, really) and acted almost like a child about ready to open a birthday present, and invited me to bring Him my sack of garbage, that we could go through each piece together, one by one, and I could tell Himrepparttar 127062 story of my garbage. I felt we had allrepparttar 127063 time inrepparttar 127064 world, there was no hurry, or people banging onrepparttar 127065 door wanting their turn with Him. It wasn't like a Santa Claus line like I always had imagined, having to wait and wait to get a chance to be alone with God.

I then approached Him and together we looked into my garbage sack. The first item I pulled out was a rotten sock, it was dirty and had so many holes in it, it was barely recognizable as even being a sock. I told Him this one was my favorite. It represented my husband. He stretched out His hand, and I placedrepparttar 127066 sock in His hand and He said it was His favorite too.

The next inrepparttar 127067 bag was my wedding ring, it was broken and smashed. I told Him it was my marriage. I putrepparttar 127068 broken pieces ofrepparttar 127069 ring in His hand.

The 3rd item I pulled out a heart (mine), it was bloody, mangled, bruised and broken. He knew it was my heart too, and he carefully took my heart into His hands and told me, "I'm really good at fixing those."

The fourth item was a bitter root. I told Him that was my sin and I was sorry for my bitterness and that it was ugly. I placed that into His hand too, He thanked me for giving that to Him and smiled.

I thought at this point my bag was empty, when all ofrepparttar 127070 sudden a horrific smell came out fromrepparttar 127071 bag. I looked around inside, and found in a hidden corner atrepparttar 127072 bottom a dead, rotting and decaying mouse. I grabbed it by its tail and pulled it out and was looking for a garbage can because I didn't want to put this foul thing in His hand. He didn't give me a choice here and wisked it out of my hand and said, "I'll take care of that one." It represented satan's evil plans and schemes that had caused great damage in my life.

NOW, my sack was empty, but I didn't know quite what to do with it. I knew if I carried around an empty sack, I would probably want to put those things back in there. He sensed my thoughts and suggested giving Him evenrepparttar 127073 sack so I wouldn't be tempted to take those things back. I told Him yes please, and if I asked for my garbage back, to please tell me no.

I felt loved and free, He even LIKED me! He then told me it was time to go back and to watch Him make a masterpiece out of this. He did warn me that masterpieces take time to build.

Askrepparttar 127074 Holy Spirit to reveal if you have garbage in your life. Ask Him what is in your garbage sack and what it represents. I would encourage you to place those things in His mighty hand, and watch Him make a masterpiece in YOUR life.

As an update footnote: This happened to me several years ago,repparttar 127075 Lord did deal with my husband, my husband ended up findingrepparttar 127076 great love of God, He did heal my broken heart, and He has healed our marriage. Our divorce was cancelled, all glory goes to God!

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Joy of Forgiveness

Written by Andrei Yashurin

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What cannot be forgiven is our refusal to accept forgiveness, our rigid attitude that says it is too easy or it cannot be for us, because our sins are too heavy and we need to be punished for them. This is not true. God has no interest in judging our sins, but we can judge ourselves, either through self-condemnation, or through attracting to our lives negative and harsh experiences. The choice is given to us.

When we know God, we know that there is nothing easier for Him than to forgive sins.

“Blessrepparttar Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives ALL your iniquities; Who heals ALL your diseases” Psalm 103:2,3

The fact that we at times need forgiveness does not make us unworthy sinners. When a child stumbles and falls while learning to walk, he continues to be a child of his parents. Even when we fail, we continue to be children of God. Although we make mistakes, we continue to be guided and supported by His love.

My joy comes from being forgiven and guilt free. I am exceedingly glad, realizing that there is no condemnation for me when I abide in Christ consciousness. As I embrace forgiveness, I set myself free from every conscious or subconscious desire to punish myself. Being in Christ, I clear my mind from negative self-image which is based on my past failures. I declare that now I am a new creation, and I leave my past behind.

Joy is my inheritance, and I experience it every day as I continue to live in God’s kingdom.

Andrei Yashurin is a non-denominational minister, author, translator and an Internet publisher from Russia. His ministry in 2 languages reaches more than 3,000 people every month. He can be contacted at: yashurin.geo@yahoo.com http://www.your-time-now.com

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