Here, I share my chronicles, concerns, confessions, and sentiments.
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I am convinced menopause–post menopause and perimenopause is of the devil. The body goes through too many changes and it begins to yield in many areas. I am sure most women would agree.
- risk for heart disease
- bone density
- the elasticity in skin yields
- increased anxiety or irritability
- hot flashes, night sweats
- decrease in sexual desire, vaginal dryness, or pain during intercourse
Many women complain about their menstrual: however, it is healthy for the body. When you cease to have a menstrual or have iregular menstruals, the body begins to experience change and the hormones are out of control. That means our emotions are just out of wack–off kilter.
Hillary Clinton may have made a great president; however, there was trepidation because she was a women. If under attack, or sensitive matters, how would she respond? Several ask this question.
When we are led by our emotion, we are not victorious and cannot make good decisions. At this point, we pray amiss, or cannot hear God for direction. Is it possible to control the emotions…how can we pull them in to make sound decisions? My answer is, yes–through the power of the Holy Spirit. Let take a look at the lesson.
My focus is: All things work together for the good. Therefore, we can trust in God and not move, react, or trust in our emotions. If we follow the Spirit, our emotions would not be the justifier. Can we walk in the “Authority of A Complete Woman Without the Emotions”? “YES” Let us go deeper.
Romans 8:1-28, is a promise from God; it also assures us that there is no condemnation to the believer. In this world, no one is exempt, we all will have set circumstances that we must make a decision–flesh or spirit. How will we respond under pressure?
Verse 4 is a promise. Jesus who was also tempted as we are, walked in the flesh, yet was without sin. He condemned sin in all flesh and made a way whereby no flesh had to continue in sin. He is faithful and He will always make a wake of escape from sin. Verse 5 assures us that if we set your affections on the sin of flesh, we will naturally mind them and submit to them. At point, sin has dominion over us.
If we look to (Gal 5:19), it delineates: “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Many times we read these words and do not have full understanding of them, therefore, I took the liberty to break them down.
- Uncleanness Strong’s G 167 uncleanness, physical, in a moral sense: the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living of impure motives; Lasciviousness Strong’s G 166 Strong’s unbridled lust, excess, licentiousness, lasciviousness, wantonness, outrageousness, shamelessness, insolence
- Idolatry Strong’s G 1459 the worship of false gods; idolatry; of the formal sacrificial feats held in honour of false gods; of avarice, as a worship of Mammon; in the plural, the vices springing from idolatry and peculiar
- Witchcraft Strong’s G 5331 the use or the administering of drugs; poisoning; sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it; metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry
- Hatred Strong’s G 2189 enmity; cause of enmity (the state of being actively opposed or hostile to someone). With intent to cause separation between your brother or sister
- Variance Strong’s G 2054 contention, strife, wrangling is a dispute argument, typically one that is long and complicated
- Emulation Strong’s G 2205 excitement of mind, ardour, fervour of spirit; zeal, ardour in embracing, pursuing, defending anything; zeal in behalf of, for a person or thing; the fierceness of indignation, punitive zeal is inflicting or intending to cause judgement, this could also me known as self-righteousness; an envious and contentious rivalry, jealousy
- Wrath Strong’s G 2372 passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again; glow, ardour, the wine of passion, inflaming wine (which either drives the drinker mad or kills him with its strength)
- Strife Strong’s G 2052 electioneering or intriguing for office; apparently, in the NT a courting distinction, a desire to put one’s self forward, a partisan and fractious spirit which does not disdain low arts; partisanship, facetiousness
- Seditious Strong’s G 1370 dissension, division – to stand apart
- Heresies Strong’s G 139 act of taking, capture: e.g. storming a city; choosing, choice; that which is chosen; a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party; of the Sadducees; of the Pharisees; of the Christians; dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims; Leaders be careful — the enemy desire to bewitch
- Reviling Strong’s G 2970; a revel, carousal; a nocturnal and riotous procession of half drunken and frolicsome fellows who after supper parade through the streets with torches and music in honour of Bacchus or some other deity, and sing and play before houses of male and female friends; hence used generally of feasts and drinking parties that are protracted till late at night and indulge in revelry
God promises life and peace if we mind the things of the Spirit, but if the carnal mind, minds the sins of the flesh, this is enmity with God. Such a mind will not obey the law of God, nor can it because it submits to sin. When it ceases to rebel then it ceases to sin. As long as it lives in rebellion, it cannot please God. So then, we owe the flesh nothing. It’s has no more control over us, or our emotions.
Verse 13 is a promise, if we through the Spirit mortify (subdue the body of it’s needs and desire by self-denial and discipline) the flesh, we shall live. The devil desires us to relapse back into the spiritual of slavery, again in fear and terror–but know this, we have received the Spirit of Sonship to break every bondage and then only can you cry out Abba, Father. This is special privileges as one born in the family. Verse 17 is a prophecy and promise and assures us that we are heirs; and joint heirs with Christ. Therefore, we should be willing to suffer with Him because our suffering will never outweigh what will be revealed by God, and the glory He shall release on us. We must remind ourselfves, it’s just a light affliction.
Verse 20 is powerful. Our perception is our reality. If we allow misery crept in unwillingly, it hinders victory. Our perception will either propel us forward, or hinder us to stay in the mist. Everything is not always what it seems. God assures us of liberty, and reminds us that our laboring and hardship shall be redeemed.
The final analysis, present salvation is a hope. Many things can happen before the final change to immorality and eternal life – What shall we say to these things? If God be for us who can be against us? We must conclude from these doctrines that God is for us and will freely give us all things; that God alone is our judge; that Christ and the Holy Spirit are helper–a secret agent; that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ; and that we are more than conquerors over all enemies through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We shall obtain the promise if we wait patiently, God is our joint-help. Thereby, our infirmities – our physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaws, will not rule our decisions. The Spirits leads our prayer that we don’t pray amiss, otherwise, we would make many mistakes in prayer if the Spirit did not inspire us with proper desires and help us fulfill those desires in the will of God.
Verse 28 promises that while we are experiencing life in the Holy Spirit, all things are working for our good. Gods providence (a protective care of God) is working in behalf of them whom love God and who walk obedient accordingly to His purpose. He got it under control. We can absolutely fall back, pull in the emotions and consult Him before making a decision or reacting.
Ladies, it takes much prayer, but the Bible tells us that there is no temptation that is not common to man, God is faithful and has made a way of escape.