Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Redemption


Change.
Renewal.
These are two words that describe redemption. Redemption is a gift, but not without work. That may stun some of us. We learn early that we do not earn anything from God through works. We can not get His favor through works. We can not obtain salvation through works. We can not receive joy, peace, healing, provision, direction or anything else from God through what we consider good acts, good deeds or acts of sacrifice. Why? Two reasons:

1: There is nothing GOOD in us!
2: God is faithful and just, He always does what is right.

Where does that leave us with my first statement “Redemption is a gift, but not without work”? Let me explain. God is a God true to His word. There are places where we read of great reward, blessings that He wants to give us. Each of these blessings have a required action. There is a difference between works to gain and works of obedience. Work is any action we do, the difference is the motive behind the work. The work required for redemption is summed up in one word: obedience.

"What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22

Nothing flashy, nothing we can brag on ourselves, nothing we can do better than someone else – just the
surrendered heart. The Bible tells us  in that obedience is better than sacrifice. We read in Hebrews 5 that Jesus was perfected, proved and learned through obedience. Yes even Jesus had to surrender to what the Father wanted Him to do.

When we surrender ourselves initially it is through acceptance of salvation through Jesus Christ as we admit we are a sinner, turn from our sin and ask Jesus to be ruler of our life. After this we learn through Bible study how we should live our lives. Through prayer we hear Gods voice and commit our days to Him as we ask His help to live holy. Then daily we take action and choose to obey God and let Him change us, perfect and prove us through our obedience or do things our own way in rebellion and stay the same.

I used to think redemption was something I just received life stepping out into the rain I receive a soaking. Like a rainstorm, Gods redemptive work to transform our lives to the best for us is available. Like the rainstorm does not force its way into our shelter, will God force Himself on us. We must take the step towards Him, out into the rain and from under our shelter to receive. Our shelter is pride, self preservation and control. We must learn to trust God to have our best interest at heart and to be faithful to complete redeeming us. Trust and Obey, there is no other way to be happy in Jesus but to trust and obey.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Prison Missionaries: The Holyfields, Tammy Tutt - Meth Free


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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"We would drink a little beer smoke a little pot and snort a line or 

two of crank so we could party all night. We thought at the 

time that was the only way to have fun."

Becky Raney





Take a moment and enjoy Becky Raneys' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog at this link:









If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.
Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less.
You can visit the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog by clicking  HERE

Monday, August 5, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"I was like, Lord, I don't EVEN know anymore, you have to show me."
Christy Tate


Take a moment and enjoy Christy Tates' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women.









If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Meth to Ministers~Pastor David & Becky Raney~Oppelo A/G

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Kandi Rose
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Monday, July 22, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"Addictions prevent you from seeing reality, which is detrimental to your mind, body, emotions and Spirit, including relationships."
Joan Way


Take a moment and enjoy Joan Ways story of redemption below:


If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Freemans - The Parents & Their Daughters Points of View


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Enjoy this true story about the testimony of a husband and wife gaining freedom from multiple addictions through Jesus and the testimony of their two daughters and how their addiction and recovery affected them.


Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

An Unalterable, Unfaltering Redemption

Psalms 34:22

The Lord redeems the soul of His servants: none of them that trust in Him shall be desolate. NKJV

But the Lord will redeem those who serve Him. No one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned. - living Bible

The Lord redeems the lives of His servants,and none of those who take refuge and trust in Him shall be condemned or held guilty. - Amplified Bible


You may be wondering why I have this verse in several translations. I want to look at something common in them all.

1. The Lord Redeems
2. The Obedient
3. No Condemnation

This Psalm was written after David, the future King of Israel, ran into hiding from Saul the current King. Now we remember that Saul had disobeyed Gods directions and as a result God actually regretted anointing Saul king. (yikes) Gods prophet Samuel left Saul, God was no longer with Saul. Because he no longer had Gods protective presence Saul was tortured by evil spirits. He became jealous of  David and set his eyes to kill him. Johnathon, Saul's son, helped David escape.

So David runs to the town of Nob and receives bread from the priest and the sword of Goliath to protect himself. King Achish of Gath is where David ends up but the officers were uneasy, not happy about David being there because of his strength and his renown for defeating enemies. Perhaps they were afraid of David the Bible does not say, nevertheless David pretends to be crazy and the king sent him away without a second thought.

Right after this we find Psalm 34.

David surely felt himself to be in danger here. It may not appear to be dangerous in the story, but it is certainly vivid in the Psalm he pens afterward.



Phrases like:

Let all who are helpless take heart.
He freed me from all my fears.
No shadow of shame will darken their face.
He saved me from all my trouble.
He surrounds and defends all who fear Him.
He is close to the brokenhearted and rescues those who spirits are crushed.
He comes to the rescue every single time.

Then the Psalm ends with:
The lord will redeem those who serve Him, No one who takes refuge in Him will be condemned.


This is a great lesson. Not one time does David name the trouble except that evil is after him. For some the danger may not even look real or that bad. For him it was. The king wanted to kill him and now this kings men were suspicious of him being there. Fear causes people to do terrible things. Lets look at it another angle.

What is the trouble in your life right now that some do not even know about? What trouble is worrying you that others see as no big deal? What seemingly small trouble to others is causing you to feel threatened? For each of us trouble looks different. Yes there are certain life situation, events and troubles that are common to all, but there are also things that one will brush off while another has trouble. The good news is that although each of our troubles may differ God does not. Here is the equation again:

1. The Lord Redeems
2. The Obedient
3. No Condemnation

I really like how the Message puts it
God pays for each slaves freedom; no one who runs to Him loses out. - The Message

Wow. No one who runs to Him loses out. And so we have the solution to all our troubles in this one verse. It can't be that simple you say, it is that simple. It is our pride that causes it to be difficult, but still it is a simple solution. God redeems the obedient out of their trouble, sometimes through their trouble but we always stand victorious.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sherry Mitchells Story of Redemption on Addiction Free TV

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Destruction to Deliverance

"My dad had threatened to have me declared incompetent and committed. I couldn't have blamed him. I went through many years trying to place blame elsewhere ..."
Christie Francis


Take a moment and enjoy Christie Francis story of redemption from the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women. Follow the link below.




If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.


Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Our Lord - not just our Redemer

Jesus is not just our Redeemer He is also our strength, peace, comfort and all we need.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Crack Cocaine and Abstinence testimonies

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Keeping That Second Chance Restoration

    “Now if you fear and worship the LORD and listen to his voice, and if you do not rebel against the LORD’s commands, then both you and your king will show that you recognize the LORD as your God. But if you rebel against the LORD’s commands and refuse to listen to him, then his hand will be as heavy upon you as it was upon your ancestors!"  1 Samuel 12:14-15

Reading the Old Testament has really encouraged me. I always knew God gave second chances, but I am realizing that Gods second chances don't expire. One could call them 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and so forth. (smile with a giggle) God is really that eager to love on us and restore us every time we break communion with Him.

So here is Israel once again pleading for Gods blessings and mercy. If you have read any of the Old Testament you will know that Israel is in this position time after time. Here they had sinned by turning away from God and to idols/sin. Now lets take a quick look at something.

What is and idol? What is sin?

An idol is anything you devote time to, resources to, put higher value on then anything else and feel like you can not live without. (ouch).

A sin is anything you know is wrong, the Bible says to know to do right and not do it is sin. (cut and dry)

So Israel had gave God the hand so to say and rebelled against Him and His law. Obedience is a must for communion with God and they choose not too obey. The good news is that as they cried out in repentance to God this is the response He gave through the prophet Samuel,

 "Don't be afraid, you have certainly done wrong but make sure now that you worship the Lord with all your heart and don't turn back on Him again." 1 Samuel 12:20

 God gave them a second chance restoration, He redeemed them! Only one stipulation was given, "Worship only Me", God said.

Worship is away of life.

1. Respect
2. Admiration
3. Devotion

We can pretend to admire and respect God in public, possibly fool many. However the third element of worship is personal and only God sees, that is Devotion. Time spent with God. Private prayer. Loyal and in a sense of fidelity. That is what will keep that second chance redemption. It will work for you today as well, all you have to do is ask and then obey. Easy as pie, well no. Possible, definitely with Holy Spirits help.



Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Shadow of The Final Kinsman Redeemer

    “Then I can’t redeem it,” the family redeemer replied, “because this might endanger my own estate. You redeem the land; I cannot do it.”  Ruth 4:6 NLT

The Kinsman Redeemer we see so lovingly in Boaz is a shadow of our Redeeming Savior Jesus Christ. We can see three common aspects of this.

1. The desire
2. The only option
3. The Glory

Boaz found Ruth desirous and wanted to draw her close and care for her - before she ever accepted him. He told his servants to be sure and leave extra for her to gather in the field. Boaz told them to let her drink, eat and be safe. Our Savior Jesus Christ is the same way toward us. He finds us desirable. He wants to draw us close in safety. He wants to care for us. He wants to redeem us just as Boaz want to redeem Ruth.

Boaz ended up Ruths only option, her only hope. He did what was right and went to offer redemption of Ruth to others who were eligible and the only kinsman said, "It might endanger my own estate, you redeem her because I can't." I can't. That is exactly what we say to Jesus, "Jesus redeem my life because I am dying on my own and I can't do it." What a wonderful picture of salvation, redemption! Jesus truly was our only option. No one else could do it and no other door could make passage.

The town people gloried in Boaz act of redemption!

"Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the LORD, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel. May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”
Ruth 4:14-15 NLT

The people were so excited that you can almost hear the cheering through the words on the page! I must tell you that same glorifying takes place every time a sinner chooses life through submitting to Jesus Christ and reiceves salvation. All of heaven shouts, "behold this one has accepted the Lords gift and given their life to Him! May they grow and be fruitful and do mighty works for Gods name sake in the Kingdom!" Not to mention the jubilation here on earth.

Kinsman Redeemer is one of the names of Jesus Christ and rightly so. We are closest kin. Have you allowed Him to be your Kinsman Redeemer? Perhaps you need to recommit yourself to the Kinsman Redeemer. Which ever it is, do it! The relationship restored through this redemption is wonderful.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Redeemed Strength

    "Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.” Judges 16:28


Samson had a lot going for him. He was witty, strong and at least a little attractive.

He was chosen of God to judge Israel and blessed with great unmatched strength with which he was able to defend his own people against the Philistines. The Philistines feared him and were eager to be rid of Samson.

God had promised to sustain Samsons' strength as long as he never cut his hair.

Samson had a thing for the Philistine women, which proved to be his weakness to death. His elders warned him not to go and take a Philistine for a wife. His first wife and her family were burned alive by the Philistines as a message to Samson. He retaliated of course then went to hid only to come back later and turn himself in. When the Philistines would not promise to leave Israel alone Samson broke his bonds and bashed some heads (so to say). After which he met Delilah.

A few things we need to see in Samsons life. Yes he was chosen of God, given a purpose and anointed. There is no doubt about this. We also see that Samson was rebellious in his self control with women. Now rebellion takes many different faces for many different people, Delilahs was wealth. Samson did not fully embrace Gods will and come under submission to the law of God. God is patient though and continued with Samson until one mistake.

This mistake was brought to fruition through continued sin that dulled his common sense, his logical reasoning. After Delilahs constant asking and claims he didn't love her Samson told the secret of his strength. I have to imagine Gods heart finally broke here. God then poured out judgement as the Righteous One He is and removed Samsons strength as Delilah cut his hair. God always does right. Always. You know the rest of this story, he was attacked, subdued and eyes plucked out.

Lack of obedience will always take us places we never intended or dreamed to go. Lack of obedience will leave us empty, broken and regretful. But then God. Each act of disobedience weakens your strength to say yes to God and no to evil, just as it did Samson.

So the Philistines kept Samson around. After some time they were having a party and called for Samson to be brought out. Probably so they could reveal in their victory of him, and Israels God. But Samson had been thinking, clearing his mind and realizing what terrible thing he had done. He asked God, " “Sovereign LORD, remember me again. O God, please strengthen me just one more time. With one blow let me pay back the Philistines for the loss of my two eyes.” and he placed his hands on the pillars of the room, pushed them down and destroyed all that were there. God heard him and Redeemed his Strength.

Sometimes we fall into this same scenario: empowered, tempted, disobedience, defeat. There is hope for us and it is in Christ Jesus. We can choose to stay down feeling guilty and useless, or we can hit our knees, ask forgiveness and move forward. Repentance and obedience will propel us into Redemption of strength. Strength to overcome evil, temptation and desire.



Saturday, June 29, 2013

Addiction Free~Jon Lineberger & Pastor Michael Perron

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"Everything she said hit me square between the eyes. I knew it was God speaking directly to me. I rolled off the couch onto the floor prostrate and said, “God help me!”.
Jessica Duncan


Take a moment and enjoy Jessica Duncans' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry Blog at the link below.



If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Geust blogger Brenda Duggins

Enjoy this wonderful read from my friend Brenda Duggins off her blog Fabulous Faith Journey . Sound advice is well delivered in this post called Re-Routing. Her words remind me that nothing is impossible for God, if we trust and obey. Follow the link below and enjoy this read.


                                                          Re-Routing 


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Addiction Free~ Heather to Kandi Rose


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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"You see before I knew Jesus, my life was miserable... and the Lord told me very clear, "He loved me." I thought, “How could you love me after all the terrible things I’ve done?”" - Cleje Blackwell


Take a moment and enjoy Cleje Blackwells' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women


If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Redemption- Restoring Value

Listen to this encouraging word Brian Beasley gives about how God values you even in your weakest moments. Click the link below.


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Heather: Pain of Addiction & Freedom in Christ



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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"I was sitting on the couch when my 5 year old daughter sat beside me and said, “Momma, do you know that if you died, my brother and me would be orphans?” Knowing that was not a word she would know, I suddenly realized there was someone bigger than me, and something better than what I had planned. I took my children in my arms and promised that I would always take care of them." - Tammy Frederick


Take a moment and enjoy Tammy Fredericks' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women


If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Situational Redemption

God replies, "It is alright. Do not be afraid, you will not die." So Gideon built an altar there and called it Yahweh-Shalom which mean "the Lord is Peace".

God is peace.

Here is the story. The Isrealites are being beat down and taken captive again because of disobedience. God has been raising up Judges when His children finally cry out and it is Gideons turn. An Angel comes and tells Gideon he is choosen and will do a great work setting the people free again. Gideon is not so sure and wants proof. He prepares a meal and the angel of the Lord consumes it with fire and is gone. Suddenly Gideon understands who he was talking with and doubting. Fear engulfs him as he knows to see God is to die.  God speaks, Gideon builds an altar and names it "Yahweh-Shalom".

God is peace. He does not create it, send it or bestow it... He is it.

Three things Gideon did that we can do as well.

First Gideon calmed down, he focus of God and listened.
Second Gideon conformed his thoughts to trust God.
Third Gideon Composed himself to be confident in God.

You see Gideon did not have to ask God to give him peace, he did not have to go knock or search for peace because "Peace" was right there. All he had to do was receive it, believe it and act on it. All verbs by the way. And we can do the same thing right in the heat of the moment that all our peace suddenly seems to take flight. When out of nowhere our world is turned upside down. When beyond our comprehension all our plans are void and we have nothing. When all fear is rising and feels like we will die right there. In the heat of the moment just breath. It is alright. Do not be afraid. You will not die.

Its alright. 
(calm down- focus of Jesus, listen)

It IS alright! God is in full control, Proverb 21:1 tells us that kings, all authorities, hearts are like water in Gods hands. God directs them how it pleases Him. If He welds such control and influence over kings, how much more over the wind, the earth and your situation.

Do not be afraid. 
(conform- trust God)


Do not be afraid. God is in full control. Romans 8:28 assures us that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him. Whatever it is, However hard or seemingly hopeless God will use it for good. No worries, Gods thought toward you are good and for building up not tearing down.

You will not die. 
(composure- be confident)

You will not die. God is in full control. Isaiah 54:7 tells us that NO weapon formed against us will prosper. None. Nada. It does not mean trouble will not come, it means you have victory over it. Also Romans 8:38-39 assures us that Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus.

God is peace. When situations arise that engulf us without warning we can allow God to redeem that. We can choose to breath and remind ourselves that

It is alright, we do not need to fear and we will overcome. That is our peace! We simply refocus, accept it and walk it out.
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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Addiction Testimonies from Dr. Dwain Miller's church (originally posted 5/11/13)

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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Lesbian & Meth Free Cleje Blackwell Gives her testimony.


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Please inbox me the first names of your loved ones who are in addiction. I will pray for them & then give them to intercessors. God turned our lives around, he'll do the same for our loved ones, just keep praying & never lose hope! Testimonies of redemption will happen for them!

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Kandi Rose
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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Redemption's Provider: Over and Over.

Then the LORD raised up judges to rescue the Israelites from their attackers. Yet Israel did not listen to the judges but prostituted themselves by worshiping other gods. How quickly they turned away from the path of their ancestors, who had walked in obedience to the LORD’s commands. Whenever the LORD raised up a judge over Israel, he was with that judge and rescued the people from their enemies throughout the judge’s lifetime. For the LORD took pity on his people, who were burdened by oppression and suffering. But when the judge died, the people returned to their corrupt ways, - Judges 2:16-23


If you begin reading in Judges chapter 1 you will quickly notice that the tribes are  not doing all they are told to do as they take the land. Many do not drive out the people. Some make them slaves others let them live with them and some tribes go live among the enemy. This all began to happen after Joshua died.

So God tells them because they have not keep their part of the covenant that He is not keeping His. The tribes begin to be defeated until one king comes along, Elgon. Joshua 3:13-14 tells us that "God gives King Eglon of Moab control over Israel because of their evil. Eglon enlisted the Ammonites and Amalekites as allies, and then he went out and defeated Israel, taking possession of Jericho, the city of palms. And the Israelites served Eglon of Moab for eighteen years." Back into captivity!

Now God had already given one judge to rescue Israel, and when that judge died they rebelled even worse than before, even still God had mercy and hurt over there self inflicted suffering. 

Sounds a lot like us sometimes doesn't it?


Like a revolving door we are faithful for awhile then go our own way, come back and cry out to God, He rescues out of His unmeasurable love for us and we are faithful..... the cycle. It is miserable for us, it is heart hurting for God; but there is more to this story.

So this king conquers Israel and makes them slaves. Israel cries out to God. As we do when trouble comes. God sends another judge, Ehud. God sends Ehud on a mission. All alone Ehud sneaks back to the king, tells him he has a secret message. When the kings court out of the room for privacy Ehud strikes on Gods behalf.  “I have a message from God for you!” Ehud says and kills the king in his own chambers. Ehud goes home and raises an army and they take control back.

God is always willing to provide a way of redemption through repentance. He is willing that all should come to salvation, it is His great desire that no one perish. Many will perish, some will be saved. No matter what stands between you and God let it go. Wait before our Lord until you feel real sorrow, real regret and give  real repentance. That is how you receive redemption again. 

There is a warning however many years later that is nothing more than a reminder of the seriousness of a covenant. "For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for  (our) sins, but judgement." Hebrews 10:26 If we keep going back to the same sin we know is wrong, after awhile we wont find our way back very easy. Our hearts become numb and unresponsive. 

Praise God that we can be empowered by redemption to be obedient and faithful through the work of Christ Jesus on Calvary! I challenge you to keep yourself prayed and studied up so you remain faithful.



Dance with me

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Redemption Stories From Arkansas Women


"It is impossible to Love ourselves much less others without first knowing and understanding deep in our hearts that we are LOVED. We then have a choice to first show ourselves grace and learn to Love ourselves, which has honestly been my biggest battle."
- Karen Barnard



Take a moment and enjoy Karen Barnards' story of redemption posted on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women  




If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Remembrance Continues Redemption

So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the Lord.Then Joshua made a peace treaty with them and guaranteed their safety, and the leaders of the community ratified their agreement with a binding oath.
Three days after making the treaty, they learned that these people actually lived nearby. ---- Joshua 9:14-16

A little catch up:

The Israel army was taking cities with ease. Word spread rapidly that God was strong and was helping them. While all the other kings were coming together to join forces against Israel, one group of people decided to try and guarantee their safety through deception. The Gibeonites deceived Israel into thinking they were from a distant land by wearing worn cloths, using worn accessories and having moldy hard bread as food. That brings us to verse 14 of chapter 9. Instead of  consulting God, Joshua and the elders believed the story and entered a covenant with them. 

Although the Israel people complained, Joshua had to do what was right and not sin by breaking the oath covenant. The Gibeonites became their servants and servants of the temple.  

look at Joshua 7:1 
"But Israel violated the instructions about the things set apart for the Lord. A man named Achan had stolen some of these dedicated things, so the Lord was very angry with the Israelites."

One act of disobedience brought defeat for Israel. 
Achan, his family and all his possession ended up destroyed 
because of this one sin.


After riding Israel of the sin, Joshua built an altar and gave a peace offering to God, then read what he did in Joshua 8:35-36
"Joshua then read to them all the blessings and curses Moses had written in the Book of Instruction. Every word of every command that Moses had ever given was read to the entire assembly of Israel, including the women and children and the foreigners who lived among them."

After the sin was removed Israel defeated that city and was victorious once again. The deception by the Gibeonites was not long after this. Had Joshua and the elders took time to consult with God they would not have fallen prey to the trick. It would have done Joshua well to remind himself that morning of all Gods promises and curses, perhaps the remembrance would have caused him to pause and consult God "just to make sure" or "just in case". Although there was no negative results this time as it was with Achan, it could have been. God was forgiving and merciful.

Look at our lives. 

We too are faced with deception by an enemy who does not want to be defeated. It is that roaring lion, the devil who wants to see God saddened by our defeat. It will do us well to use remembrance to continue walking in Gods redemptive work. A few things are vital for us to remember:

1. Reality: There is an enemy eager to destroy us
2. Obedience: We need to resist sin and do what is right
3. Truth: We need Gods power to be victorious in 1 & 2

I challenge you to take time daily and remind yourself both how God has redeemed you and how the victory comes. All the blessings and curses of God need to be read regularly to keep us in remembrance. Remembrance continues Redemption.






Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Redemption: Promises Kept Plus More

Meanwhile, Joshua said to the two spies, “Keep your promise. Go to the prostitute’s house and bring her out, along with all her family.” The men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, mother, brothers, and all the other relatives who were with her. They moved her whole family to a safe place near the camp of Israel. Joshua 6:22,23




In case you are unfamiliar with the story of Rahab and the spies I will give a little background, although I do suggest you read it for yourself. Rahab was a woman, a prostitute who lived in Jericho. The spies from Israel came in and in their time of need she hid them in exchange for her and her families life. She told them she had heard of what their God could do and feared Him. Rahab saw them safely out of the city that night.


When the walls of Jericho fell Joshua told the spies to go and keep their promise. It was to save her and all her family in the house when they took the city. True to their word they took Rahab and her family to safety near Israels camp. 

1. Rahab was redeemed from destruction because she did what she was told out of fear of Gods power.


In order for the spies to keep their word Rahab had to hang a scarlet cord out the window and have her family in the house that would come in. She is a lot like us today. like us she had not experienced Gods hand for herself, she only heard word of His works and deads. That was enough for her just like reading and hearing the Word of God should be enough for us to fear God and obey Him.



2. Rahab received more than she expected or deserved.


Not only was Rahab and her family saved from death, not only was she accepted into the Israel community but she is part of the blood line of the Savior of the world, Jesus. I think this is significant to look at because we often feel as tough we are good enough for all God has for us. Truth be told none of us are good enough for any of God. But Jesus makes that possible. We get so much more than we deserve or expect from our loving Father, Savior and Counselor.


Redemption is alive and working in each of our lives every single day, if we allow it. God is wanting to make things new in your life. He wants to heal some things. God has promises to keep with you and so much more! He is eager to bless you and work in your life. Allow God to work Redemption in your life each day

Monday, May 20, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women

"What does it mean to redeem? A few definitions are to repurchase, repair, or restore. I see it literally as making a glorious exchange with Christ. Because of His work on the cross we can give Him our grief and He gives us His joy, our... "
- Angelia Carpenter



Take a moment and enjoy Angelia Carpenters' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women at the link below:



If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women


"We decided if we were going to do a makeover we were going to plan what we really wanted in a home and come up with a blueprint, then, go for it. Though the makeover was our idea, we had to have help with the blueprints..."
- Susan Paul



Take a moment and enjoy Susan Paul's story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women



If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org.

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Story of Change - Kerry



Description: Personal stories of students whose lives have been changed by God through the ministry of Chi Alpha.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Every Morning is a Redemptive Miracle

I really enjoy the experience of the world waking up around me.

Jesus, coffee and my real life Bible. There is something to be said to reading from the Bible you actually hold with your hands, but that's another story of its own.

As I first rise all of nature is quiet. It is still and quiet most mornings even when i rise late by 4. Slowly cats awaken, a breeze may begin to run past me and light begins to come. Around 5 I begin to hear a car or two pass on the road a fourth of a mile up the driveway. As the hour runs towards 6 nature begins its song to the Creator. Birds and crickets, frogs and such. It is like a symphony of thanks for a new start, a miracle life... a redemptive miracle!

I have not read today's Chronological chapters yet as I felt prompted to wait. I know it is the beginning of Joshua... be strong and courageous. I have instead been considering my own night and morning in reflection of his. Moses had just died. Joshua was the new leader. He had seen how the people flip flopped in the trust and faithfulness to God. He was sure to have had talks with Moses and was now thinking on them... and his own short comings  Joshua possible had a night like mine of waking and sleeping. His time was upon him and the task was far beyond his strength. God had used Moses life to build, train and prepare Joshua.

I can almost see him on the mt as dawn rises.

Photo taken at Faith Assembly in Melbourne, Ar
After talking with God in prayer and listening to Gods reassuring voice to just keep the commands, be strong and courageous and all will go well. After working out all of his worry and fear that must be walked through by faith. Finally after a few moments of silence God speaks, "I will go with you. I will be with you Joshua". This of course is the most peace inducing sentence for a christian as well as for Joshua. He goes down the mountain and begins the work of entering and possessing the Promised Land.

Are we not the same way?

The new day another unknown promised land? All the what ifs and if onlys that bring worry and fear that cause God to remind us to be strong and courageous. We can rise and walk into each morning as a redemptive miracle. Like Joshua we are to keep the commands of God and move forward to what God has called us. We arise with a clean slate so to say and may choose to allow God to take yesterday and redeem it in us. His faithfulness in yesterday is used to rise trust and confidence, strength and boldness, in us to face another unknown day.

6 am now and the sun has run the stars around the earth.

Newness.
Renewal.
Rejuvenation.
Restart.
Redeemed.

We always have that choice, all day every day to let God use our situations and circumstances to push us toward Him or to let those things build a wall that blocks faith and trust. Choose this morning to let God use all things in your life as redemptive tools working in you to become a reflection of Christ.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Continual Plans for Redeemption

“Take to heart all the words of warning I have given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word of these instructions.  These instructions are not empty words—they are your life!"
Duet. 32:46-47

The last chapters of Deuteronomy are a glimpse into the love of God, His faithfulness and His relentless eagerness to be with us. His continual offer of redemption after we fail, even after we first believed is not much different than the history of Israel. Moses coming death just before they enter the promised land, due to disobedience as a matter of fact, is a time of preperation of victory, rebellion, falling away, judgement and restoration.

In chapter 31 we see God setting Joshua as the leader before all the nation. The people receive him as Gods choice. God tells Moses they will abandon Him and follow idols and be cursed. Then God tells Moses to pen what is called the Song of Moses to serve both as a witness to Gods justified acts, Gods faithfulness and Gods willingness to redeem after repentance. 31:30 - 32:47 is an eye opening view into what it means to faithfully do right. God is faithfully going to do right every time. Deuteronomy 32:46-47 are an admonition to take heed.

Psalms 90, which is estimated to have been written near Moses death, is a reminder highlighting Gods anger. Who better knew this anger than Moses? Moses put out Gods anger through intercession several times. More warning and prompting for the nation of Israel to obey.

Next we see Moses giving Gods blessings to each tribe of Israel in chapter 33. I find this comforting. God looks forward and sees that they will turn away but because they are faithful right then He blesses them.

Last as we close this book of law, God takes Moses on a mountain once again and shows him the promised land. God had forgiven Moses for hitting the rock in anger but still Moses would not enter the land of milk and honey. God assured Moses the people would enter and Joshua would lead them in victory after victory. Moses had already told Joshua to be bold and courageous, to keep Gods commands and meditate on them.

God went to such great length to have Moses write down all the law and to write warnings and reminders. All to redeem us from our fallen state. He has done the same for each of us by providing not only the Old Testament, not only salvation through His son Jesus. but also the New testament instruction and warnings as well.

GOD MAKES OUR PATH. He covers it with promises, warnings and moments of redemption. Such an amazing redeeming God we serve. Choose the work of redemption in your life and through obedience watch God use all you have done to Glorify Himself. He will do it.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Redemptions Choice


 “Look, today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse! You will be blessed if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today. But you will be cursed if you reject the commands of the Lord your God and turn away from him and worship gods you have not known before.
Deuteronomy 11:26-28 NLT



This is really cut and dry.
I can hear God being just so blunt and matter of fact....

"Look. it is really simple. Obey Me and you will be blessed. Turn form me and do not obey Me and you will curse you."

Redemption is always a choice. Let me say it this way, redemption's work is always a choice. The outcome of redemptive work is our choice. The benefits of the redeeming power of the blood and the work of the cross are our choice.



God desires with all He is to bless us and take the mess we have and turn it into great tools for His kingdom. What you may think was the worst thing to every happen can become the catalyst for a ministry to help others. What you may consider the biggest foul up of mankind could become the turning stone to help mold future Christians. It is all up to each one of us.



What do we have to choose?

1. Who you will serve.
2. To forgive and be forgiven.
3. Obedience.

Of course trust, faith and love all play important rolls along with prayer, bible study and fellowship but the starting place is obedience. Obedience to admit your a sinner, to ask forgiveness, to forgive other, and the list goes on. Even trust is an act of obedience because although we trust, it is sometimes  an active effort in the reality of fear. Self discipline in prayer and bible study takes obedience. Fellowship with other like minded Christians takes obedience.

Choose redemption today.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Redemption Stories by Arkansas Women


"I was awakened by sounds coming from his room. I went in to sit with him and noticed his breathing was much labored. As the Holy Spirit prompted me I began to ask my daddy if he knew the Lord as his personal savior."
- Karen Gilbert




Take a moment and enjoy Karen Gilberts' story of redemption on the Arkansas Womens Ministry blog Redemption Stories by AR Women

A Story of Redemption

If you are an Arkansas woman in ministry and want to share your story of redemption to be considered for the blog email The Womens Ministry department at mcleghorn@araog.org

Put REDEMPTION STORY in the subject line. 350 words or less. All stories subject to editing.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Faithful Redemption



Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 NLT


God is faithful. 
He does what He says He will do. 



After reminding Is real of His commands, the need to follow them and the promised covenant that follows obedience He declares He is faithful to keep it. That covenant was redeemed time after time for the nation of Israel. They followed a circle of repeated rejection of God, judgement and repentance. God was always faithful to do two things.

   1. Discipline.
   2. Redemption.

 If God were not so in love with us His creation, He would not be faithful to discipline us when we stray. Discipline is intact our Lords initial drawing of us towards repentance, which allows Him to redeem us. Yes, allows. God will not force Himself on us and because He is always just, and always does right He will not pour on us the benefits of the covenant if we are not obeying His commands.

 Just as He was with the people of Israel, so He is with us today. We are grafted into that people, adopted as children through the work of the cross. It is Gods great desire and pleasure to have a real relationship with us and pour out blessings in our lives. Yes, He wants to do just that. We are the ones who limit His hand and then ask why. 

Ask our Lord God to open your spiritual eyes to see how you can better obey and serve Him. Receive His discipline with eager joy because it is the tool that draws us closer to Him.

    More of Jesus
    More of Jesus
    This is all I really need
    More ore Jesus and less of me.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Legitimate Redemption

The Lord replied to Moses, "The claim of the daughters of  Zelophehad is legitimate. You must give them a grant of land along with their father's relatives. Assign them the property that would have been given to their father.
Numbers 27:6

I would be willing to say not many have put much thought to this verse.

It is a little story that occured shortly before Moses dies. It seems to have no real significance at first glance and is easily passed by. But from an angle of redemption this verse has much to say.

The back story is simple enough. These ladies father had died in the wilderness. It is easily assumed this was before land was assinged out because God tells Moses to give them the land that their father would have been given. They had nothing and land was the most needed, it was central.

So they go to Moses.

Moses goes to God.

God takes the tough situation, acknowledges it is legitimate and uses it to do several things.

1. Establish
2. Provide
3. Create a Standard

First God tells Moses the ladies are telling the truth. The only way he was able to know this without doubt was that God revealed it to him. Often in our lives, especially in ministry we are approached by people with stories of need and hard times. They, like these ladies have the mentality that they are owed this or that. The only way we can determine truth from lies is to be in fellowship with God and seek His all knowing guidance in the moment. God can take these situations and reveal truth so that we can minister to people in need and show His love. Like these ladies were established by God as speaking truth so can those who approach us.

Second I notice that God Provides for these ladies. What would have happened if they had not gone to Moses about this? Nothing. What may have happened if Moses had not asked God? Perhaps less than God had planned or nothing. My point is that because the ladies stepped out in truth and faith God provided for them. He also made a way for Moses to bless them. Much as it can be with people we meet everyday who are following, trusting God. Just as it can be with each of us. When we step out in obedience and trust we put ourselves in a place where God can use others to bless us. Its a double blessing one for the one in need and one for the one used to provide.

Lastly we see that in the following verses God sets a standard for any future situations that will come. It amazes me how God takes a unique situation and uses it to bless, provide and provide for all peoples in the future as well. He sets redemption through this legitimate and sad situation. Remember it was not a happy time, their father had died. Through all of this God sets the law and standard of who should inherite the deceased land.

Is it not just like God to take our life, our failure, our victories and everything in between and do the same thing? Provide, Establish and Create a Standard. He provides for the care of our need, then establishes all the truth and lies then Creates a standard to follow for future occurrences  That is a loving God. That is a God of redemption, taking any and every circumstance to reveal Himself good and strong. That is legitimate Redemption, reconciling us to Himself though every situation.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The God of Restoration





Description: Missionary David Grant shares during the National Offices chapel.

Witchcraft Free Lynn Ables Gives His Testimony



A word from Kandi,

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