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Removing the sting… 


Removing the sting...

sting [sting] verb

1. to prick or wound with a sharp-pointed, often venom-bearing organ.
2. to affect painfully or irritatingly as a result of contact, as certain plants do: to be stung by nettles.
3. to cause to smart or to cause a sharp pain: The blowing sand stung his eyes.
4. to cause mental or moral anguish: to be stung with remorse.
5. to goad or drive, as by sharp irritation.

Lots of ‘stings’ happen every day. I am wondering how to deal with them?

Stings can be around every corner. Is that only me or do you notice this too? Am I the only one to feel ‘stings’ that result from interactions that happen around us each and every day? Am I super sensitive or does everyone feel them? And then perhaps I also wonder do these experiential ‘stings’ blend into each persons background noise?

I have arrived at a place in my life where I didn’t think I would really land… ‘Stings’ have driven me to a place where trust is getting quite limited. 

I am finding that I am happy to keep people much more at arm’s length! I finally came to that conclusion only this morning when a thought crossed my mind about someone, I honestly don’t know who it was, and I sensed some offense because I felt hurt or let down or rejected by them sometime in the past. I must have had a memory pop up. The memory I had was really just a passing thought but I have been realising the last few days that these thoughts pop in and out of my mind each day. And I can see where there is a pattern.
 
We all have wounds from throughout our life though God doesn’t bring every one of them to light, different ones come up at different times… I think perhaps just being aware of these ‘stings’ that come to light, and bringing them before God is the answer.  I don’t want to run from pain that there has been, but I do want to AVOID further pain.

I have created new boundaries now, or at least I am learning to have them. It may seem from looking from the outside that boundaries cause disconnection to occur or ‘building of walls’ but in reality boundaries do build certain walls that’s why they are called boundaries.

People like me who don’t always have good boundaries in some areas may come across as disconnecting but perhaps its just a healthy boundary??? If you don’t feel safe then you don’t allow someone access to your heart I think that is wisdom. I am on a learning curve with some of this and with people in general too.

I believe that God will heal me for sure​, although its sometimes hard to imagine the sting being take out of some of these memories. To me it’s as if the ‘stings’ are almost involuntary reactions! How does one stop something that seems to be involuntary?
Once something has happened to cause a sting I have learnt that I need to take one instance at a time, but when trust is gone then it becomes a boundary issue. New boundaries needed.

I think there are more stings than I thought there were, they have been in the background noise I described earlier – almost undetectable. It’s easy to say ‘oh that was in the past I’m ok’ but then the sting might still be there.

When the Holy Spirit brings up a memory for us it means that God wants to bring healing in this area for us with the trust and other things that trigger the stings…

My friend told me that we will know when we are healed! She said “you know you are healed when the memory has no more sting to it” She said it’s not a quick fix either its a process.

One by one I will bring God the ‘stings’ and I know this is the only way for them to go!

Just something to think about!

~Cam Richmond~

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MyPsalms 13-15 ~ Letters to God


  MYPSALMS 13-15…

I’m reading through the Psalms and I’m writing my own MyPsalms… They are a wonderful way to connect God and I in real conversation. I hope you are enjoying them. Maybe you will feel inspired to write your own Psalms!

My desire is to find this place of intimacy, this place of desire and knowing, this place of dependence on Him in all things. My days are so full that I just blow through them with working full-time and all the requirements of a family and then I wonder did I talk to God at all during the day?”

 

MyPsalms 13-15 are below and the links to the album that will contain all of them =)

I hope you enjoy them. To keep up with them each day please go and visit my Facebook page

The Answer I’ve Found and see the Album ~My Psalms… Letters to God~

 

MyPsalm 13

Day 13
Read Psalm 13 in your own bible or here: Psalm 13

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Dear Lord,

Lord you are bringing things to light
Things that I had long forgotten
Things that I thought didn’t matter
They may have hurt but they were forgotten
Things that I thought were of no consequence

It’s amazing how so many little things can add up
And then all of a sudden I realise there is a sting.
A sting here and a sting there, they started to appear.

If there is a sting there is pain
If there is pain, there is hurt
If there is hurt, there is still a problem

I can’t bring every single one of these memories to you
I bring this pattern to you, this collective area of my life.
And I ask you to begin to wash it away with your love.

Help me to let these things go with your release and with your freedom and peace.

Amen

 

MyPsalm 14

Day 14
Read Psalm 14 in your own bible or here: Psalm 14
 
Dear Lord,

It’s easy for me to write about what you are doing around me
But it’s what you are doing in me that is changing my world.

You see into the deep recesses of my heart
You know the things that pain me and catch me off guard.
You know every joy, every sorrow, every hope, every gladness.

You are doing miracles one by one
You are growing me
You are freeing me
You are renewing me
You are refreshing me
You are strengthening me
You are making me, me

Amen

 

MyPsalm 15

Day 15
Read Psalm 15 in your own bible or here: Psalm 15

Dear Lord,

So Lord you are doing some work in me. I caught a glimpse of an area that’s been hiding in the corner as it stuck its head out.

How did that happen all of a sudden? It’s not like it hasn’t come up before but all of a sudden I feel that I need some time to process these feelings.

After all they are not really going to go away and as a matter of fact that’s why I haven’t really dug into this area before because I don’t know if I can ‘un-feel’ something?

Is it possible to remove a sting that surrounds a memory? How about a whole lot of memories? I think that’s why I pushed these thoughts back into the corner. I didn’t think they made all that much impact but if every time I see a person that has hurt me at some stage and I feel a sting is still there then I am sure you must want to do something about it. Its like touching a sore spot.

Lord I don’t know if others feel the same way but its like I am seeing a pattern in my reactions, patterns in my memories even. You want to heal the wounds and even more so you want to get to the root of the problem and free me for my future. Thank you for being gentle with me and showing me the way

Amen

Hope you enjoy the journey!

~Cam Richmond~

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MyPsalms 10-12 ~ Letters to God


 MYPSALMS 10-12…

I’m reading through the Psalms and I’m writing my own MyPsalms… They are a wonderful way to connect God and I in real conversation. I hope you are enjoying them. Maybe you will feel inspired to write your own Psalms!

My desire is to find this place of intimacy, this place of desire and knowing, this place of dependence on Him in all things. My days are so full that I just blow through them with working full-time and all the requirements of a family and then I wonder did I talk to God at all during the day?”

 

MyPsalms 10-12 below and the links to the album that will contain all of them =)

I hope you enjoy them. To keep up with them each day please go and visit my Facebook page

The Answer I’ve Found and see the Album ~My Psalms… Letters to God~

 

MyPsalm 10

Day 10
Read Psalm 10 in your own bible or here: Psalm 10

 

MyPsalm 10

Dear Lord,

There are so many things that I don’t understand. But I know you are in control and I know that you know what’s what.

I don’t think its possible in this human mind and earthly body to understand that things that the supernatural created into being.

I put my trust in you Lord, I want to stay close to you so I am not drawn away by things that sound good but are not the truth.

Show me the truth Lord. Shine your light on the things that represent Your Way. Open our eyes and let us see into your truth.

Lead me and guide me into all truth. You are the Way, the Truth and the Life and You shine!

Amen

 

MyPsalm 11

Day 11
Read Psalm 11 in your own bible or here: Psalm 11
MyPsalm 11
Dear Lord,
My times are in your hands. You have had a plan since you ever were, which is always and the plan for my life fits into that master plan. As the world begins to crumble I thank you that I am found on The Rock, Jesus the Cornerstone, our Saviour who made a way for us into eternity.Lord open the eyes of all people. Take the blindfolds off their eyes, and remove the plugs from their ears that they might hear you clearly.

I am so so thankful to know that you are standing at the door of people’s hearts and you are knocking. Thank you that those that are seeking will find truth, whole truth, wise truth and the plan of salvation.

Help me to be your hands, your feet, your voice, your ears and eyes. Help me to speak your words to people, show them how you love them,

Amen

 

MyPsalm 12

Day 12
Read Psalm 12 in your own bible or here: Psalm 12
MyPsalm 12

Dear Lord,

Today I am thinking of truth and lies. You are the truth and you know the truth and yet you love us and you wait with us, work in us and watch over us without walking away.

I think just how amazingly patient you are to us all even though you know every detail of our lives every crack, every crevice, every shortcoming… and you love us with an everlasting love.

I wonder dear Lord how else you could be so patient with us other than your patience and love are supernatural. Your love is immense, it is so great, all encompassing and rich.

I know you hear the cries of all your people and your plan is in motion to rescue your own, which are all who call on your Name and to end the suffering and wickedness in this world.

I know you grieve over the hurting, the lost, the dying, the vulnerable and when the time is complete as you have deemed it you will be here in a moment and you will bring your kingdom of love with you and you will reign.

You will wipe away every tear. There will be no more tears, no more sorrows, no more sighing, no fear will exist.

Dear Lord have your way! Make a way and have your way. Light our path and give us courage as bold as lions to accomplish your will on earth as it is in heaven.

Amen

Hope you enjoy the journey!

~Cam Richmond~

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