Setting Things on Fire, The Bible and Destroying Lies, Fear and Condemnation

Setting Things on Fire, The Bible and Destroying Lies, Fear and Condemnation

In the video below you’ll find one great tool that I use to destroy lies, fear and condemnation using biblical truths. If you have ever struggled with any of these things, I really encourage you to watch it and try it out!

Sneaky Little Lies

Today I was thinking about a common problem I think many of us have.

 

Lies
Fear
Condemnation

 

Yuck.

 

No one consciously says, “Yeah, I know it’s not true, but I’m just going to believe that I’m crap.”
or,
“I’m going to be afraid now because it feels so good.”

No. That’s nonesense.

 

Destroy Lies Fear Condemnation with Biblical Truth

 

 

They sneak in so ninja like that we don’t even realize they are there.

But beneath our daily humdrum of life, these lies and fears poke their ugly heads up.

Perhaps it’s when you look at yourself in the mirror and nasty words flash through your head.

Or maybe it’s taking a different route to the store, and the panic sets in.

Perhaps it’s when you tell your child, “No, I can’t take you to the park today.”

 

I find in my life almost anything can trigger an emotional response, but many times these responses are unwarranted. They very often come from a deep buried lie, or fear.

Using Biblical Truths to Destroy Lies, Fear, and Condemnation.

 

That’s why I want to tell you that YOU CAN destroy these lies, fears and condemnation. Check out the video below, try it out, and tell me about it.

 

 

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Maybe they are just what you need today? I hope that they can help you in your pursuit of destruction!

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Electronic Free Saturdays | How to Relax – Simply

Electronic Free Saturdays | How to Relax – Simply

Do you suffer from muddled head syndrome? Is your phone constantly blinking and vibrating? Feeling busy and overwhelmed? Do you leave the peanut butter in the fridge? Does the thought of turning off your phone for a full 24 hours cause you to squirm?

An electronic fast could be your remedy.

Two things are going to happen when you start electronic free Saturdays (or Sundays or Wednesdays..).

1. This is going to change your life!

and

2. It’s going to be tough… at first… then you’re going to LOVE IT!

 

 

Celebrating the End of the Week

 

I wrote previously about how our family celebrates the end of the week with the Shabbat. This year we included the turning off of all our electronics on Saturday.

The Result?

 

We laze around the house, play games, go for little walks, eat, and sleep. The dishes pile up on the counters (since we do no work on that day), and we aren’t constantly checking our phones for the weather forecast, or random Instagram peeks.

There are no blinking notification lights that distract us from reading books to our children, or vibrations that interrupt our own personal reading.

Instead of resorting to watching videos, we play games together – like charades, or board games.

Instead of listening to our favourite songs and musicians, we make our own music and songs. This was quite surprising to me. I didn’t realize how much of our own “homemade” music I’ve inhibited with my constant drone of Spotify.

On Saturdays, my kids and husband are singing way more of their own songs… because we create space for their music to happen.   Electronic fast

Quiet is Scary

It’s unsettling at first, as we turn off all of our attention grabbers, and background noises . Our thoughts finally have time to surface, and our spirits start to settle. Because we live in a society that is constantly entertaining us, and vetting for our attention, to be alone with our own person is a bit awkward at first.

The good thing is that it starts feeling normal, and then feeling awesome!

I look forward to Saturdays, because I know it’s ALL going to be off.

I don’t look at the clock, I don’t check the weather, and sometimes I even have to get creative and make up my own recipes (because Pinterest is also off! Ahh!)

We create an atmosphere for PEACE and it’s presence gives our Saturdays such a deep, and longed for satisfaction.

 

Looking for a Super Simple Way for  More Peace?

Electronic Free Saturdays is your SUPER SIMPLE solution for more peace in your life (albeit, challenging). It’s the first step towards quieting down your thoughts, and enjoying the moment.

It frees you to enjoy those around you – completely: with all of your attentions and affections.

So

Turn off the dang phone, the computer, the TV, and the music for 24 hours. And enjoy the quiet.   (Unless you have children… then it will just be slightly more quiet.)

Thank God it’s Friday!

Thank God it’s Friday!

T G I F

 

The warm, luxurious smell of fresh bread is spreading through the house.
The anticipation of it manifests, as our mouths start to water.
This is no ordinary bread, and it’s no ordinary day.
It’s Challah, a braided bread especially baked for the Shabbat.

 

 

Shab-what?

 

If you have no idea what I’m talking about you’ll find a brief introduction on the Shabbat here: Why You Don’t Deserve a Break

 

About six years ago, God was illuminating the word “Sabbath” for me all over the place and I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to do with it.

 

“I’m not Jewish, God… what am I supposed to do with this? Why is this so important to you?”

 

I had a sense there was something missing from my faith life, a lack of direction.  Reading through the Bible, I found all the instances where the Sabbath was spoken about. But I still struggled with what I was supposed to do with the information. I felt a tension between being a Christian and the commandments in the Old Testament for the Jewish people.

Inspired by the Abnormal

 

While working with YWAM here in Germany, we met a large homeschooling family, who at the time I’d define as “weird, but intriguing”. They told us how they had been celebrating the Shabbat (as they called it) from Friday evening until Saturday – as in the Jewish calendar.

 

They pointed out that the first thing God called holy was in

 

Gen 2:2 …So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

 


He called a specific time, the seventh day – the Shabbat – holy (or set apart), for Him.

 

They explained the Jewish understanding of celebrations and festivals, and the Messianic implications. God created man and nature perfectly, in harmony, and then he rested. We would have gone on to have an eternal Shabbat until sin destroyed the plan.

 

I found this article -Shabbat – God’s Perfect Universe – to be a very helpful and enlightening  perspective on the Shabbat from a Jewish perspective.

 

“On Shabbat, the world reverts in a small way to its perfected state – to a fully functional and harmonious earth, requiring no human effort or intervention. Man does not have to labor to sustain himself. “

 

This family welcomed us into their home one Friday night to experience Shabbat for ourselves.

 

I was utterly astounded.

 

Christmas Every Week

Imagine your favourite celebration during the year.

 

Mine is Christmas. I have great memories of Christmas: the smells, the decorations, the food, the family, the laughter, the food, the eating, the chatting, and the food.

 

When our little family joined their family and friends and celebrated together, it brought me back to everything I loved about Christmas… but they did it every week!

 

 

 

I was looking for a way to teach my kids about my faith that didn’t just revolve around sitting on a church bench and being talked at. This experience hit the nail on the head. And the best thing of all was this teaching method was ancient, tried and true.

 

The wife lit the two Shabbat candles (the Mitzveh), one for creation, and the other redemption. I could smell the delicious bread which represented the body of Christ. We broke it and drank wine as we remembered the blood of Jesus and his broken body. The father prayed and blessed his children, and he read Proverbs 31 over his wife.

 

Then we all celebrated the end of the week together with great food, great friends and great fun. It was awesome!

 

Their Shabbat liturgy also contained other elements, but the ones I mentioned above are the ones that stood out the most.

 

We immediately incorporated it into our family routine.

Shabbat for Christians

 

 

Our Simple Shabbat

 

For us this has really changed and developed and relaxed over the last six years. Since we aren’t held by any law that tells us how to celebrate, we do so how it suits our family for the season.
Generally our goal is to always include:

 

An Opening Prayer

1. Candles – Lit by me (the lady of the house). One for creation, and one for redemption. Normally I ask the kids what they stand for and we take a moment to talk about God’s creation. How did he make it? Then we talk about redemption. Since sin entered perfect creation we have Jesus who comes down as our super-hero savior and “redeems” or “frees” us (explained to little kids). If there are adults visiting I will probably use some other words. But I try to keep it short and simple.

 

 2. Challah – The bread is normally a favourite for our kids and our guests. Everyone LOVES it. It represents Jesus who is the bread of life, and we break it as his body was broken for us.
I will post a recipe soon 🙂

 

3. Wine – a great wine for the adults and Apfelschorle (a yummy German drink of sparkling water and apple juice) for the kids .

 

4. Papa blesses each child, and reads Proverbs 31 over the wifey (me) – I love that once a week the kids get a blessing from their father in front of one another at the table. I also love reading Proverbs 31 over and over and over again. It teaches me, and my children, it inspires and makes us laugh sometimes too.

 

5. The Shabbat Shalom Song – I haven’t found it on Youtube to give you an example. So I recorded one of us. Just clap along, you’ll get it. The kids normally love it 🙂

 


 

6. A Special Meal – I don’t cook meat that often. So normally it’s a meat dish, and I tend to make ethnic (typically Indian, Afghan, Latin American) food since that generally requires more prep time. We also have dessert on this night, since we don’t have it any other time.

 

7. Guests! We have had seasons where we had someone new every Friday night, and others where it’s really been just our family. But as a general rule, Friday night is the night to invite people! We like to celebrate, and share in God’s goodness together. We like to make people think we’re weird (this big family doing “Shabbat”, what the heck? ), and then we like to spoil them with deliciousness.

 

8. Electronic free – After dinner, we turn off the music, the computer, the phones, and leave them off until Saturday night.

 

This one could probably have a post on it’s own. We started the Electronic Sabbath this year and Oh my goodness! If you don’t do this. START THIS WEEK!
It’s a challenge at first, and awkward. But I promise you, you’ll love it!
One day a week, no peeps, noises, vibrations, weather checking, music, Facebook, whatever!
We just sit around and enjoy one another and God.

 

As time goes on we will probably include other things. Maybe include longer readings or prayers. But our kids are still pretty young so we will keep it relaxed for now.

 

3 Christian Shabbat Tips

 

3 First Timer Christian Shabbat Tips

 

Especially if you have little children. Preparing a special meal, sitting down and restraining the desire to eat right away is tough.
We have had many Shabbat’s with screaming children, and others where guests show up late, or not at all. So here are some tips to help you get going!

 

        1. Have humour.
          • Especially when you have children. They tend to ruin everything. Just go with it, try to laugh, try to be silly, the point is to celebrate together and teach about who God is. The food tastes awful? What a great story to have… later. Ha!
        2. Start simple.
          • If cooking isn’t your forté, maybe use that evening as a time to try out new recipes. But don’t overwhelm yourself and go overboard. Maybe a new pasta recipe would suffice?
          • Start in small steps if you find putting on a whole meal overwhelming. Trying starting off with just the candles added to a meal, then add a tablecloth, then napkins and flowers.
            Aim for beauty, peace and pleasantness.
        3. Invite guests.
          • Hospitality is a huge part of God’s heart. We want our Fridays to be an of open home time for guests (friends and strangers) to come, relax, enjoy, and experience God’s rest and peace – His Shabbat
          • You’re not “entertaining”. You’re inviting them into your home and life. Imperfect as it is. This isn’t the time to show off, but to love, serve and celebrate with one another.

Start Your Own Weekly Shabbat!

 

 

Since I can’t invite you over to my home to celebrate with us (unless you’re in Germany… than drop me a line and we will arrange something) you’re going to have to try it out for yourself!

 

This is your challenge:

 

Start this Friday even (or Saturday if that’s better for you). Invite some friends over, make things special, and turn off your electronics for 24 hours.

 

Then write me here and tell me all about it!

 

      1. What was challenging?
      2. What was new?
      3. How did it make you feel?

 

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Why You Don’t Deserve a Break

Why You Don’t Deserve a Break

Especially you moms out there! You really don’t deserve a break.

It’s not that you’re not hardworking. I know you’ve had your hands full of poopy diapers, and kids screaming for a snack while they hang on your legs in the midst of your dinner prep. And you’ve probably just spent the day answering a million questions, organizing and cleaning up thoughtful activities, and stopping your two year old from flushing 10 toilet paper rolls down the toilet. Yes, you are hard at work!

But no, you don’t deserve a break.

Am I saying this so that you stop reading and hate me? Nope.

But I do have a point, so hang in there with me.

 

The Break Maker

I first want to introduce you to the designer of “the break“.
He spent an intense six days exercising his creativity in every way imaginable and then he rested.

And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. Gen 2:2-3

and then he told us to:

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. Ex 20:8-11

Sabbath 101

The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word “shabbat” which means rest.

I want to point out that the Sabbath is a day and is the first thing in all of creation that God calls holy!
Holy is just another word for something dedicated or consecrated to God. It is special and set apart from the rest of the week and demands that no work be done!

The Jewish understanding of Shabbat is that it is a joyous celebration, to be observed with family and friends. It’s the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, and in the Old Testament we see that breaking the Shabbat was punishable by death. It’s a big deal!

 

What does this mean for Christians?

About six years ago God really was illuminating the word “Sabbath” for me all over the place and I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to do.

“I’m not Jewish, God… what am I supposed to do with this? Why is this so important to you?”

While working with YWAM here in Germany we met a large, homeschooling family, who at the time I’d define as “weird, but intriguing”. They told us how they had been celebrating Shabbat (Friday evening until Saturday evening for them), as in the Jewish calendar.
We were even invited to one of their celebrations and I was utterly astounded.

 

Imagine your favourite celebration during the year.

Mine is Christmas. I have great memories of Christmas: the smells, the decorations, the food, the family, the laughter, the food, the eating, the chatting, and the food.

When our little family joined their family and friends and celebrated this weekly event, it brought me back to everything I love about Christmas… but they did it every week!

I was looking for a way to teach my kids about my faith that didn’t  just revolve around sitting in a church bench and being spoken at and this experience hit the nail on the head.

We Work like Crazy!

I’m not being all North American here and exaggerating: it’s true. The average working mom works an average 98 hours a week (that’s two full time jobs) and I can assure you that the ones “staying home” are working just as hard.

The work literally never ends.
The moment I fold the pile of laundry a new one rises up.
The minute I refrain from bringing order into my life, or my home, CHAOS ensues!

So you’re probably still wondering why I said you don’t deserve a break?

 

Here is the not-so-secret secret to this special weekly break:

 

It is rest that has absolutely nothing to do with what we deserve or have earned.

 

It is all about God and his grace.

 

Who Am I?

So (for me) on Friday evening until Saturday evening I STOP being the maker, the creator, and the busy-bee. I leave the dishes, I leave the mess, I stop my projects, my work and my concerns.
I put the running of my own little kingdom on hold. I physically stop and consciously  remind myself, and those around me that it’s not my strength that gets things done.

God's rest and break

I remind myself who the true KING is.

God is God and I am me – I am not God.

 

On this day of rest we are no longer defined by the work we do,  nor by the accomplishments we have achieved or the talents we possess.

God is the author, perfecter and finisher of all work (even ours!).

On Shabbat (or the Sabbath) we can just be, simply, ourselves. We have time to enjoy one another for just the way we are, and enjoy God for just who he is.

 

Stop the Excuses

There will always be work to be done, there will always be projects that need to be finished, there will always be the sly little voice saying, “ONLY when you finish this, you’re allowed to rest”.

We don’t work until we deserve a break.

God commands it because he knows we can’t and shouldn’t do it all.

 

Take the rest he so graciously gives so you can be a person full of LIFE!

 

So have a break, and make it a FULL DAY.

Your boss insists.

 

Have you already started having a weekly break where you do absolutely no work? What does it look like for you?

 

Curious about the practical side?

 

Read the next post: Thank God it’s Friday – to see how our family celebrates!

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the day we killed god

the day we killed god

the day we killed god

Good Friday

 

Good Friday – Easter Sunday – Easter Monday

Growing up, those days all got mashed up together . I don’t think I even consciously realized what day was actually “Easter”. It’s only been in the last decade that I realized that “Good Friday” wasn’t actually good.

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Of course, I knew that Jesus died at some point over the Easter days and I was fairly sure it was Good Friday, but every year it seemed a jumbled and confused mess of coloured eggs, bunnies, chocolates and a wooden cross.

As a child I always regarded Jesus as purely spirit. Somehow, though I read about his temptation, he wasn’t actually tempted – because how could he? He was God. Or he couldn’t have really suffered.

About seven years ago our little family (at the time) went and spent some time with the Sisters of Mary, in Darmstadt, Germany.

There they have a large property called, “Kanaan” and a Garden of Jesus’ Sufferings.

I believe it was there that I actually “got” Good Friday. It was there that as I walked through each station in quiet prayer and contemplation, I was reminded of Jesus’ humanity. I realized he really did feel pain, he really was vulnerable, he really was sad, he really was scared, he really was deserted by his friends, he really was

JUST

LIKE

ME.

This really changed how I observe Good Friday (or Great Friday or Holy Friday, why Good!?)

In German it’s called “Karfreitag” which literally means, “to mourn“, or in other places it’s called, “Silent Friday”.

We take the time to quiet ourselves, and remember that Jesus was God and man. We think about how we humans really did not get it, and killed him on that cross.
Yeah… we killed God.

But instead of leaving us to suffer in misery with that uncomfortable truth, we journey with the disciples through their awkward Saturday of tension and uncertainty. Arriving at Easter Sunday, we celebrate with all Christians past, present and future the culmination of joy, relief, and freedom. The relief that he had a plan, despite our failures, and our rejection. He poured out his grace over us and defeated death.

good friday? the day we killed God


On Good Friday, stop, humble yourself, and remember that God knows what it’s like to be rejected by his people, his children and his friends. He know what it’s like to be hated, to feel depressed, to be overwhelmed, scared and humiliated.

You are not alone.

How are you going to reflect on Good Friday this year?

Fasting – Choosing Weakness out of Love (Part 3)

Fasting – Choosing Weakness out of Love (Part 3)

A conversation about Fasting with Rainer Harter
Part 3

Fasting – Choosing Weakness out of Love – Part 3

A Conversation with Rainer Harter from the Gebetshaus Freiburg

Missed Part 2? Click here

 

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In the last part of this series we examine:

  • Fasting and eating disorders
  • A lifestyle of fasting
  • How to include fasting in our regular lives

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D: I always understood fasting more as a choice and you are talking about it as more of a lifestyle, do you think this is true for every Christian?

R: Mhm… Good question. Well, in the verse I mentioned before, Jesus said “when the bridegroom is taken away from them, they will fast”. Which means everyone who belongs to Jesus, everyone who is a friend of the bridegroom or is part of His bride. Therefore I believe that, yes, fasting, like prayer, is a normal part of Christian life. I think that there are so few Christians fasting, much like there aren’t so many who are praying regularly, because the understanding of why one would or should do that is missing. I don’t know how it is in America, or Canada, but it is interesting to me that in Germany books like “Simplify your life” sell very well. Because people realize that being full doesn’t make them happy. And strangely enough, we Christians lag behind in that respect. Yet the Bible says, if you gained the whole world, but lost your soul, it’s of no use. We have forgotten why we pray or why we can fast.

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I also want to emphasize that fasting is also a sacrifice. Fasting is something that creates discomfort. It’s my personal conviction that fasting is very, very important for my spiritual development. I believe that if I hadn’t fasted I would not have grown as quickly in my calling. It’s still a slow growth, but much faster than if I didn’t fast.[mks_highlight color=”#FDB2D1″] Fasting is a real spiritual turbo boost. Not in the sense of “I want that boost”, but “I want Him”, and because I want Him, I’m changed on the inside. And that creates that boost, not the fasting itself, but this sacrifice that I make to show “I want you”, and then things pick up speed spiritually in my life.[/mks_highlight]

 

D: So just a couple more questions for you.

I have heard from a number of mainly women over the last years who have been uncomfortable with the idea of fasting food because of their history with eating disorders and so for them not eating can trigger feelings of very dark periods in their life and they are concerned that this could come back again. What could you recommend to people that are afraid?

 

R: Do not abstain from food. Don’t force yourself to do it just because you think you should.
On the other hand, if your mental state allows you to grapple with fasting, I wouldn’t automatically rule it out. Perhaps at some point after looking into it and learning about it, one could try again to abstain from food, but I wouldn’t do it if there was still fear.

 

I could imagine that this realization of “food is so important in my life; why?”, that dealing with that question can make fasting more beautiful. Because it increases the value. “This is important to me, and I want to give it to You.”

But hear me,[mks_highlight color=”#FDB2D1″] I want to get to the point where I can give it freely, not feeling that I have to.[/mks_highlight] And I would think that this can be a beneficial way of dealing with it. But I don’t know, I’m not in that situation. We once had someone in one of our training groups who struggled with anorexia when they were younger. Somehow, we didn’t know that, but then that person realized that fasting evoked so many emotions from that time that they just couldn’t do it anymore, and that is perfectly OK.

 

D: What are some practical suggestions for someone that wants to include some regular fasting in their life. Would it be better to do it for example on a working day when you are busy and don’t think about it or is it better when it is quiet, is that relative?

 

R: That is subjective because many people say they need to eat in order to be able to work. It works fine for me, but I notice that I can’t concentrate so well on my fasting day. It becomes better over time during multiple fasting days. Then there are also people who really can’t do any work at all if they haven’t eaten. A work day wouldn’t be the best for them.

I would for sure find a couple of friends to begin a fast with together. Not to check up on one another, but to experience the encouragement that we see happening here in the protected areas of our training groups. There, people are allowed to fail, they’re allowed to have their own experiences and they’re allowed to celebrate great successes. We share with each other, and it’s a beautiful example when I know, “Today, Danielle and Simon and Johanna and I are all together in this”. It connects us and somehow it’s such an encouragement for me.
being full doesn't make us happy
I would suggest to every beginner to look for lessons, read books, and find a couple friends to talk to about what works, and what doesn’t, what was hard.

You need to have a certain consequence . Someone has to set their clock to 6:00am so they can wake up in time for work at 7:00am. So then, If I fast, it’s going to cost me something. I have to be prepared that on such and such day, that is going to be the day I consciously give God. So I’m not going to put myself into temptation and go to a café. Instead, I’d rather meet or call those people who are in the same situation as myself to encourage and pray with one another.

D: What does fasting look like for you, do you do like 24 hours till the next morning or night till night?

R: I can only give you an answer that isn’t found in the Bible. For me, I would have the feeling that if I fast until the evening, I’ve suffered all day and then end up eating anyway. Then I have a giant tummy and I go to bed feeling unhealthy. I’m exaggerating a bit of course. So when I fast, I do it a whole day and whole night. Everything else isn’t really for me, I’m an all in or all out kind of person. But for others that looks totally different, and that’s absolutely OK.

D: I think those all of the questions I have, but is there anything else you would like to add to this?

R: I wish that the church would discover the beauty of fasting and that they would see it rather as a wonderful smelling flower than a pipe wrench. The pipe wrench forces something out, the flower is something enjoyable and pleasant.

Thank you so much Rainer Harter for your time and your wisdom!

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