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You are LOVED by God. There is nothing you can do, or can't do to make him love you more or less. He loves you because he loves you. Because you are His child.

More then your past
Worth it
A treasure
You matter.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Do you know that Satan is a liar? Do you know that he likes to put lies in our head, and when we come into agreement with them, and believe them, he succeeds at destroying us?
His goal is to destroy us. 

John 10:10

 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. 

He likes to get into our heads and tell us lies that deceive us.  This is something that I have learned this past year, that some things I believed, were just simply not true!

With becoming a new creation comes taking care of our body. Our temple where God lives. This does not mean becoming obsessive over every bite we put in our mouth, and making exercise something we can't live without.  Eating right and exercising are both important and good for us, but both can also be made into an idol too.  An idol is anything that we put before God. That we put more of our thoughts and time into then God.  

It's easy for other things to slip into that place where God belongs. One of the things that had become an idol in my life was food. 
I like to eat. When I am happy, I eat. When I am depressed, I eat. When I need comfort, I eat. 

Food was what I went to, for anything, instead of God. 

I always thought that I "deserved" food. Especially junk food. That was a LIE.
What I deserve is to be healthy, to eat well, to enjoy foods that are good for my body.

The lie that I was believing was that I deserve junk food, because it's good, and everyone else can eat it. I deserve it because it makes me feel good. 
But did it really? Maybe for the moment I was eating it, but in reality, it was making me feel tired, and lazy, and moody, and fat! But it was so easy to fall for that twisted lie.
God revealed truth to me, and it set me free from that bondage of food. The truth is, I deserve to be healthy.  I can choose LIFE.  I can choose health. 

Deuteronomy 30:15

 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 

So, the choice is ours, I can listen to God and his truth and what HE says I deserve, or I can listen to Satan  and his lies, and what he says I deserve.
I can run to food, or I can run to my daddy.

People try to fill that void in there life with anything they can that will make them feel good. Be it food, drugs, other people, exercise, anything they can get that good feeling from, when in reality, all we need is God. He's just waiting for us with his arms open wide to fill all our empty spaces. 

I hope to share with you some truths in future posts of who you are, and get rid of some lies that Satan has been telling you. 

For today, just know and believe that you are loved, and God wants you to choose life. That you deserve life.    
There is a second part to the verse John 10:10 and that is~

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the FULL". 

Is that good news or what?  

New everyday.

I think I'm going to have to run with this New Year theme. I decided to pick up the blog again, and run with it for the new year, and mentally it's easier to start anew and fresh when it's a new year. But in reality, we are all new creations in Christ EVERYDAY. Why? Because he's an awesome loving God and doesn't look at our past. His grace and mercy is new EVERY morning. How awesome is that?!
This past year has been a whirlwind for me and my faith, and I've grown a ton and learned SO much and I hope to share some of that in the coming days.

There's a few verses that I think are good for the new year, but even if you read this post in June, they are still good verses for starting over. 

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

  This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,

 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
    and streams in the wasteland.

I hope that these verses help you in knowing that you really are a new creation in Christ, every single day.

 Our daddy is always doing something new in us!!

So, even if yesterday you failed on what you planned on doing for the new year, it's OK. Start again today. Get back up, and start over because it's a new day! 
Do you know that God doesn't "remind" you of what you did wrong yesterday? Or the day before that, or the day before that?
If you are hearing condemnation of what you did in the past, even 3 hours ago, that is not God. That's Satan. You are forgiven of your sins , past, present, and future by what Jesus did on the cross for you. If the God of the universe forgives you, you need to forgive yourself. Brush yourself off, and start over. When you have Christ living in you, you have the power to succeed!!

Philippians 4:13

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
If you don't have Jesus, and you want to know more about him, just ask! Feel free to email me at Redeemedandrooted@gmail.com
If you DO have him, then don't forget to live like it. :) 
Here's to a New year. A new ME. A new YOU.