"Love Blind" by my band PureFusion. This music video highlights the new book, "Toxic to Transformed"
We live in an era of deception and manipulation. From business tycoons and politicians to dating and social media, it has become common place. In times like these, who wouldn't like to be a human lie detector? It would certainly save us a lot of heart ache and lost time, but, is it really possible? The short answer: Yes! Bank tellers do it all the time and here's their secret: Know the authentic!
A bank teller is an expert on authentic currency. They know how it looks, feels, and smells. When a fake bill comes along, it is quickly recognized because it does not line up with the truth. Ta-da! Human Lie Detector!
BECOME AN EXPERT ON TRUTH AND A LIE WILL STAND OUT, NO MATTER HOW CLEVERLY DISGUISED.
How does one become an expert on truth? First, we must have a relationship with The Truth. Jesus is "the way, the TRUTH and the life" (John 14:6) Second, we must be filled by the Holy Spirit who is our teacher, counselor and access to the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16). Finally, study! Study God's Word. (2 Timothy 2:15). Memorize it, meditate on it and allow it to bond with the core of your being.
By doing these three things, you too will become so intimately acquainted with the real, false will have no hold on you.
The arms of God embrace galaxies, yet the tiniest animal does not go unnoticed! With eyes of pure compassion, He sees each one and meets their need.
When He looks at you, one created in His image, His love is far greater! If your mind is troubled, He longs to provide peace. Measureless grace is available to you today and every day!
“Look at all the birds—do you think they worry about their existence? They don’t plant or reap or store up food, yet your heavenly Father provides them each with food. Aren’t you much more valuable to your Father than they?” —Matthew 6:26, TPT
EXERCISE: What is troubling you today? Remember, it can be little or small; size does not matter—it’s all the same to God!
In the space below, send Him a quick text describing the struggle, just as you would to a close friend. God is interested and ready to supply all you need!
Donna L Lewis
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Toxic to Transformed 100 Words of Life to Renew the Mind
Available now on Amazon
It is my experience that few things rival the damage of verbal and emotional abuse. It acts like a wrecking ball demolishing identity, blowing out confidence and shattering self-worth. The ones fortunate enough to escape are left in ruins, wondering if the pieces will ever fit back together.
Toxic programming cages the mind with false belief systems. As a result, survivors are often plagued by anxiety, never knowing when calm will be stolen. Shame and false guilt blockade life giving relationships. And possibly, worst of all, dreams are discarded along with the God given potential inside. In order to be set free it requires total transformation!
The apostle Paul teaches in 2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4, that we comfort others with the same comfort God has given us. Raised in a home where verbal battery ran amuck followed by over ten years in an emotionally abusive marriage, I know the devastation and have lived inside the cage. But more so, I know the freedom of transformation.
I am a living example of God’s word renewing the mind. I have gone from fearful to fearless, hopeless to hopeful and unloved to much loved! That, my friend is only the tip of the ice-burg! I have learned to dream again and watched in wonder as God brings fulfillment!
Dare to dream! Dare to imagine living the life Christ Jesus promised in John 10:10. He said, “A thief has only one thing in mind – he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect – life in its fullness until you overflow!” Are you ready to live? Really live, till it’s splashing all around you with the overflow?
I am here to declare, not only is it possible, it’s a God given guarantee! The word of God is a miraculous, living thing with the power of metamorphosis! It is here for you today!
This devotional serves as a catalyst! Working through each page you will learn to hear the voice of your Creator. As you listen to His voice, a whole new world will open as the revelation of your true identity comes into view! You are an adored child of God, crowned with authority. You have purpose! You are important! You are a royal citizen of the Kingdom of God!
Confidence will multiply as you learn God has fully equipped you for every task! You will begin to understand God’s plan for boundaries, discernment, even managing panic attacks!
Most exciting of all, you will believe God loves your dreams! You will see that He placed them in your heart for “such a time as this”.
It all begins with renewing the mind! Why live one more day caged in the toxic aftermath of verbal and emotional abuse? Transformation provides wings to freedom. It’s time to fly!
I am a wife, to the love of my life, Jade Lewis. I am a mother to three beautiful, creative grown children. I am fur mama to two amazing dogs and one ginormous love bundle cat. I am a "Steel Cowgirl" and my iron horse is a gorgeous Indian Scout 60. But most of all, I am a worshiper. I was created specifically for that purpose. I worship the Creator through and by His Son, Jesus Christ. He is my king, my muse, my passion.