Thursday, February 25, 2010

Emotional Lockdown

Hey ladies. Quick post. 

I receive a daily word called "The Word For Today". It comes straight to my email. It has shocked me because just like church, it seems to say what I need to hear every day. You can subscribe to it HERE.

Here is a sample from today's post. 

Have you ever heard of the 'Jericho syndrome'? It's when you're on emotional lockdown. You're afraid to reach out or let anybody in. You've built a wall so you can't be hurt again. Look out, because that wall can imprison you, and everybody else in your life. 'Love is patient... it keeps no record of wrongs... Love never fails...' (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 NIV). Forgiving, when you've been deeply hurt, is one of the hardest things you'll ever do, but you must forgive, and keep on forgiving until resentment no longer controls you. '...Peter came to Him and said, "Lord, how often shall... I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said..."not... up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven"' (Matthew 18:21-22 NKJV). Stop rehearsing your past and give it to the Lord. He's the wall-toppling, communication-restoring, esteem-building healer of broken hearts and relationships. If you let Him, He will help you to live and love again.

Aimee Freeman


mjellis said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. I needed to hear that today!

The Morman Family said...

Looking at your posts gives me encouragement every day. You have no idea what an impact your posts have on me. Thank you so much and keep posting!

Shannon said...

I am in complete agreement with you about forgiveness...I know in my heart that forgiveness is not a feeling but a decision you make and continue to make...God's word says this time and time again...thanks for the way love the blog...come by sometime and check my humble one out, I would be honored!

Vic said...

Aimee -

You will never know how badly I needed to hear that today. I am struggling terribly over the past few days. I thought I had given all of my issues to God, but they are wiggling their way back into my life. Thank you. I am going to print this post and keep it near me. I am also going to subscribe to the link.

Thank you again. Why aren't we taught how hard marriage is growing up. I could have used a bit of a warning.

Sari said...

Boy does this go hand in hand with what God has been showing me...

I have recently begun on the road to unleash this syndrome, after my husband and I separated last summer. The last 8months have been a lot of work and I love who I am becoming on this side of it all.
God has turned my heart around and brought you into my daily life as well as so many devotionals that are just what I need to hear and read. It is not always easy but when those doubts creep in and you want to lock up again, it is nice to be reaffirmed..
I am truly not the only one.

Thank you Aimee.

p.s could you say a prayer for my husband, Sean. He has decided to move forward with the divorce though my prayer is that we will reconcile...I am an avid reader and trying to change..

Dory said...

I have a gift for you over at my blog
Thanks for your ministry!

Sheri said...

Awesome post! It really spoke to me today, I'll be following you, adding your button and subscribing to your recommendation! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Coming over from Kelly's what do you collect?


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