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In Other Words: What is being stolen from you?

“We deny Jesus every time we disregard His truth
and put ourselves down.
That hurts us.
We deny Him every time we fail to see our value in Him.
That hurts us.
We deny Him every time we continue to hang on to our self-condemning thoughts and lies.
That hurts us too.
And then, it’s as if Jesus turns and looks straight at us
with His eyes of love and compassion,
and something dawns on us.
We have, in a sense, denied our Lord Jesus,
and I wonder if that hurts Him.”

by Marilyn Hontz
Shame Lifter


or this week’s IOW quote above, I want to keep this short.  I’d like to encourage you to see yourself through the quote, and if God is knocking on your heart.  Several weeks ago I did a book review on Shame Lifter: Replacing Your Fears and Tears with Forgiveness, Truth, and Hope, and the words from it still linger, and other things from even other readings point me back to things from this book and what I need to work on.  I am sure Shame Lifter: Replacing Your Fears and Tears with Forgiveness, Truth, and Hope is going to be my top read for this year.

I ‘d like to encourage you to think on that quote above . . .  see Jesus’  love . . . see how much He cares. . . see where you are not only hurting Jesus, but yourself.  I just came across this verse that again, knocked on my heart, and seemed to coordinate with this verse.

“The thief comes only to steal
and kill and destroy
I came that they may have life,
and have it abundantly.”

John 10:10

What is being stolen from you?  Is it the priceless value God has of you by putting yourself down? Do you believe things that hurt your heart to the core by a person, rather than what God says and wants of you?  Do you see His love and compassion?  How are you hurting Him AND yourself?

Instead of sharing more personally and leading the thoughts on this quote this week , I encourage you to see how God is working with you personally.  Then, will you share?  I invite you to share about the above quote on your blog.  Link back to this blog post and also leave your link below in the McLinky so we can visit you!

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Beloved KEPT Child of Jesus stumbling by faith ~ Married 30 years ~ Blessed Mama of 10 beside me & 2 at Jesus' feet ~ "Retired" homeschool mama of 22 years ~ Writer * Blogger * Reviewer ~

6 thoughts on “In Other Words: What is being stolen from you?

  1. That was a good quote you picked. I couldn’t keep mine short and sweet like yours. Its sad what we lay out on our front porch for Satan to steal away from us. Thanks for hosting today and being our fearless leader.

  2. I am out doing some blog hopping and spotted your site and sensed we are likeminded.I would like to invite you to join us for an online Bible study for MOMMAS on the book of Ephesians. We are using Jean Stockdale’s workbook called “High Stepping in Heavenly Places.” The 10-week study will begin Sept.24. A workbook is available with homework for 5 days a weeks. You will also be able to watch a 45-minute weekly video or download a podcast of the message, and then share in an online discussion with other moms. Interested. Get more details at or at Jean’s blog at Blessings.

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