Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Record a New Message!

****Cindy Summers is having a
double mastectomy today 1/21~~~
Please pray for her,
her medical team and her family!
Update on Cindy
Surgery went well
Doctors believe they accomplished what they needed to
If all goes well she will go home on Thursday
Thank you for praying
Please continue to lift her up!
Sometimes you just Have to record a new message!

Continuing with our book study of Jennifer Rothschild's book:

Thanks to Lelia at WriteFromTheHeart for hosting Yes, to God Tuesday!

Tonight my thoughts are scattered!

It seems the past couple of weeks have been tornadic (my word)
in my brain and thoughts have run the gamut
from fear and trembling to peace and gratefulness.

When faced with crisis your true inner self is reflected.
I feel peace and I am grateful for all God has done.
I believe and in fact know that God is in control.
He has a plan and ultimately that plan will be fulfilled.

Somehow though, in the midst of peace,
the enemy continues to try and play those
old recorded messages he has told me in the past.
The ones that speak lies and bring fear and insecurity.

Today those old messages almost got the better of me.
Today I had thoughts unbecoming to a mature Godly woman.
Today the enemy almost won.

But today - God...

I love the conversation between Jennifer and Patsy Clairmont
on pages 40 and 41.

"Jennifer: When did you figure that out - that you were being overly critical and telling yourself untruths? And how and when did you make a disciplined choice to stop?"

"Patsy: Well, I had so many people saying things to me that were in conflict with what I was saying to myself. One of us had to be wrong! So when I had more and more people saying the same positives to me, and my words were all negative, I had to stop and say, Everyone can't be wrong. Do I trust their judgment? And do I think they are wise? Am I willing to receive what they are saying is truth? If I am, then I have to change the messages in me."

That is when I realized that I needed to record a new message in my thoughts.

Tonight I take captive my thoughts and bring the into the obedience of Christ.

I read, hear and believe HIS WORD!

My God shall supply all my needs according to HIS riches in Christ Jesus!!!
Philippians 4:19

I am Considering Life with all it's twists, turns and thoughts...


  1. I need to record that message too. Thanks for sharing. I've been reading the book but just haven't posted about it. Connie

  2. Hey, Cindy--I'm praying for Cindy Summers! Such a traumatic thing to go through, but we will be thankful for the saving grace of such medical procedures and pray for healing.

    I love the conversation with Pasty Clairmont that Jennifer had too. This spunky little lady has always inspired me, and she has overcome a lot in her life. Her advice for cleanign the closet is helpful, but I'm still struggling.

    Still praying for all those closet cleaners!

  3. As always, I enjoyed your thoughts about the book. I'll also be praying for your friend Cindy.

  4. With our hands lifted high because of His power flowing through. Blessings to you today Cindy for being a friend who loves so much!

  5. I'm praying for Cindy! Good words and I agree about the new message if only it was as easy as it is on our phones! But I guess God never said it would be easy, so I'm thankful he's there to help every step of the way. Looking forward to what is to come. Blessings, Jill

  6. What an amazing post!! I, too sometimes allow those bad thought come through and I continually have to stay in the word and active with God to push through because it can be so easy for the devil to get through to me.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. re-recording the messages... that's what it is all about.
    My friend Cindy has said that the old tapes play over and over, and her mind can get stuck in the same groove.

    I have found that I am able to hear when the enemy plants thoughts in my head this week... with a bit more clarity.

    The trick is when he activates and builds on old lies... the roots way down in there, that we react to before we even have time to think!

    God bless you!

  8. Hi Cindy! I love that so many of us pick out the same exact passages in this book that most speak to our hearts. Patsy Clairmont and Jennifer both hit the nail on the head. I'm praying for Cindy S. and her family. Love ya!

  9. Thanks for praying. I love you all and hope to be back soon.

    Cindy Summers

  10. Thanks, Cindy for stopping by and letting me know I'm not the only one gunshy of tears. Does this ring a bell: "if you don't stop that crying, I'll give you something to cry about"? Now how much sense does that make, really? Glad to share the journey with you!

  11. What a great title of this post and how you summamized the chapter into recording a new message. I love it. What a beautiful reflection on this chapter.

  12. I'm glad I read some of your comments to see it was a different Cindy who had the surgery. After reading your previous posts, I was quite concerned about you. Well, I just said a prayer for your friend.

    I wonder if there are many people who are truly comfortable with who they are, and speak truthfully to themselves. I am so thankful I have the gift of faith and forgiveness for my negative self talk.

  13. Hi Cindy. What a great post, and I love how you related it to recording a new message. I definately need to dump that old player.

    Been praying for you, hubby, and your son. I hope he's recovering well.

    Much love.


  14. Something else I have found extremely effective for me this week.
    As I realize that I am being attacked.. even in the midst of (or maybe especially because) bible study or my quiet time... I start doing my scripture memory out loud. Or if that fails me, (or rather if my memory does) I grab the nearest bible and start reading His Word out loud.
    Nothing like the Living Word, out loud and bold to counteract the whisperings in secret of the lies...
    Love you so much,

  15. This is good. When faced with a crisis, your true inner self is revealed. Wow; I do believe that one. I've seen it in myself and I'm not always happy with what I see. :(

    It's amazing how the lies of the enemy can occupy our minds. Replacing them with God's truth is so important. Thank you for sharing what you're learning from this book. Jennifer was a speaker at NPBC annual women's conference several years ago and we simply loved her!

  16. Praying for Cindy!
    Many many hugs to you today!
    Angie xoxo

  17. AMEN to your new message. We've had two seasons during our 26 years of marriage where we were financially stripped to WELL BELOW nothing...it is quite a difficult season to live through...maintaining our gaze on Him, no matter what we see, sometimes understanding what He is teaching us, other times not having a clue, but knowing He never abandoned us whether we saw miraculous provision or not. I'm so thankful we have a God who loves in spite of our ugly...our humanity rises up but He continues to love us...Praying for you guys.

  18. Continued prayers for Cindy.

    I also loved the conversation with Patsy Clairmont. She has such a way of saying things just so that I can understand them, and she is so inspiring...encourages me to take steps of faith because of the steps she has taken!


Hi Friend, I read and cherish every single comment you leave! You bring Joy to my heart! Blessings, Cindy