Mary Magdalene

This was our week 3 from the email list!

I was thinking about how so many things in our past hold us back from ALL HE HAS FOR US!
Mary Magdalene was a woman possessed by not 1 but 7 demons. She was known as someone insane. It only took ONE touch from His love to set her free. 

Luke 8:2 New International Version (NIV

and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out;

I wonder when she was worshiping Jesus, ministering to His needs and sharing His resurrection was she thinking: oh I can not be doing this! I had 7 demons so I am not qualified.
Oh BUT she was!! Jesus qualified her just like you and I. The first one to declare His resurrection was Mary Magdalene!
John 20:1-18 New International Version (NIV)
The Empty Tomb
20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
Just like Mary Magdalene we have ALL been touched with Christ love! We have been set free from our own demons and issues. If we have issues remaining we know the ONE who will set us free!
Never give up! Never shut up from the truth! Never put up with the enemies lies!
Worship like Mary! Spread His love and resurrection power like Mary!
♥️♥️♥️♥️
Cassie G
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Risk It All

Sharing from the 5 week email list!

It is week 2! Today’s woman may not have a name but when I think of her I think of myself. 

How desperate for God and ALL He has for us are we?  

The woman with the issue of blood!… Oh we all have our issues in life, but how many of us are so desperate in life to risk our lives to reach out for ALL of Jesus? 

The woman with the issue of blood found in Luke chapter 8:43-48 had been suffering for 12 years.  She had spent every last penny she had on a cure, relief and anything that would change her issue.  This issue made her unclean and she was not legally allowed to even be in the public.  In the Bible times she could have been stoned for going into a public setting. This woman only known by her issue was searching for THE ONE who she had heard would heal her and replace the issue with His love. 

Imagine your issue or issues that you have been struggling for years with!!!  You know deep down in your heart that there has to be an answer, a fix, a healing, a restoring love to take them away.  So how far have you already gone to get this?  Have you turned to alcohol, anger, fear, co-dependency, relationships…?  Have you crawled away feeling only weaker and hopeless?  

Now picture this!  You like this woman are fed up feeling void of the true answer!!!  You do not care about the risk anymore!  You do not care what others will think of you!!!  You in your weak moments, frailness in your battle and lack of answers crawl through all the lies of the enemy and you grab ahold of JESUS! 

There were hundreds of people touching Jesus that day BUT He felt the answer to her issue flow out of Him!  He said WHO TOUCHED ME?  I want Him to ask that of me?  To know I risked it all just to touch Him!  I want Him to feel my expectation of the answers I need from Him.

Not only did Jesus heal her physically but He touched her soul!  He called her my Beloved daughter and said now go in PEACE!  He sees past our symptoms and into our hurting hearts. He fills us with ALL we need to be whole! 

Please take a few minutes and go to your Bible or if you have the Bible app read this passage! My favorite is in the TPT PASSION VERSION.  

I am ready to risk it all to have it ALL!

Who is with me?  

I love y’all!

Blessings,

Cassie Gilman

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What does being whole look like to you?

Have you ever went to get a pair of socks and one is missing? Have you ever went to get that piece of pie out of a fridge to find half of it has been devoured by someone else?

Our instincts to something missing, broken or damaged is to discard what’s left!

In life there are many things that steal pieces of our being. There are things in life that shatter our hearts, our emotions and our minds. We begin to look at ourselves as broken, useless and not whole!

Many times in our own lives we listen to others opinions of our “missing pieces” and decide we have nothing to offer! What IF we changed that mindset in our lives? What if we saw ourselves the way JESUS does? What if we saw the WHOLE picture?

Jesus Christ is the only WHOLE person to ever walk this earth! Guess what HE LIVES IN US! Guess what else??? That makes us WHOLE! He fills every gap, He heals up the broken pieces! IN HIM WE CAN DO ALL THINGS!

So now let’s think about those socks… when I find a sock with out a mate it becomes a dust rag! The single sock in itself, now has it’s very own purpose! That piece of pie in the fridge… hmm do you think that a missing bite or 2 out of it will keep me from enjoying the leftovers? NO WAY!!!!

Now are you getting the idea? 💡 it’s ALL in how you SEE yourself!

Below are a few verses to mediate on! YOU ARE WHOLE! IN GOD=NOTHING MISSING NOTHING BROKEN! SHALOM!

“And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

“But the one who is united and joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”

‭‭1 CORINTHIANS‬ ‭6:17‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G

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Abigail

I have been thinking about the different women of the Bible. There are a few that stand out to me. So I have decided to visit their journeys.

I want to encourage each of you in your walk wherever that might be.

My First Lady that I find fascinating is Abigail. You can read about Abigail in 1 Samuel chapter 25.

Abigail was married to a very evil man. Now I can only imagine the evil that she herself had to endure. Verse 3 says she was a woman of good understanding, and beautiful. But he was a rough man and had evil doings.

As many of you may already know, I have been addressing domestic violence. I have especially been addressing it this month for domestic violence awareness month.

Now the passage doesn’t necessarily say Abigails husband was abusing her but when it said how she was beautiful and then said he was rough, it felt implied to me.

Basiaclly what happened is Nabel does not honor David and his place of authority. So David could have easily wiped him off the face of the earth.

Here is what blows me away about Abigail. Her husband is evil!! She serves the Lord we serve and he his empty vain gods. Abigail goes in the name of the Lord to seek out David. She takes with her bread, wine, sheep, grain, raisins and figs to give to David.

Why does Abigail do this? She could have went and told David Nabals secret weaknesses or exposed when he would be most vulnerable to attack. She had a way to pay back her evil husband but yet chose an act of love and sacrifice.

Guess what ends up happening in the end. Oh meanie meanie poo poo head (as my son use to say) lol. Well when he finds out what Abigail did he basically falls out like maybe a stroke. In a few days God smite Him dead. I’m sorry I like the word SMOTE lol. I am glad I don’t have that power. I know some I would smote 🤣. BUT GOD!

Wait the story doesn’t end there! Guess who Abigail ends up marrying. YEP YOU GOT IT! King David.

Now let me see she went from and evil abusive man to a man after God’s own heart.

So this has me thinking about a lot of different areas in our lives. If we will not repay hurt with hurt, make the Lord Lord of our lives what will God have next for us? I bet you it will be way better than the mess we have been in!

It doesn’t matter if it’s a marriage, friendship or family member who has done us wrong… GOD is still the one who takes vengeance. He is still the ONE who shows up and shows out! He takes us from the pit right into the KINGS PALACE!

Derived from the word ab, “father”, and the root g-y-l, “to rejoice,” the name Abigail has a variety of possible meanings including “my father’s joy” and “source of joy”.[4]

Copied from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abigail

God wants us all to have a little Abigail in us. The Fathers Joy!

Thank you for signing up for this email journey with me. I feel God is moving in my life in some areas of ministry. It can be scary stepping out in faith when you don’t feel qualified! I have the ONE who is the qualifier living inside of me so here WE go!!

Dream Wild!!!,

Cassie Gilman

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Selah

Some of you maybe thinking SAY WHAT?

I grew up hearing this word in the Word and was told it meant PAUSE and meditate on this. So if I said you are beautiful, called and anointed SELAH! I would be telling you, now think about this before we finish talking.

The name is derived from the term commonly used in the Book of Psalms, which has a many Hebrew scholars in confusion over its meaning. Given its context in the Bible, Selah is likely to mean “to praise” or “pause and reflect upon what has just been said.” LaurynHill used this name for her daughter.https://nameberry.com/babyname/Selah

I found another definition that said it means exclamation!!!!! What I think it means is GOD MEANS IT!!!!

If God thinks it’s important enough to remind us to take a pause in life and dwell on His words or what He is doing in our lives, maybe we should be learning this trait.

We are in a world that pushes hard to go go go go. I think this is the enemy’s plan to keep us too busy to hear God. This mindset keeps Gods kids worn out and unable to do all He has created us for. I just wonder when God speaks to us by word or even in nature, if we would SELAH for a little while wouldn’t we be refreshed? It would be like taking a nap in the natural!

Let’s just look at a few of the amazing SELAH passages.

Psalm 62:8 ESV / 7

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. SELAH

WOW I can pour my heart out to Him and trust Him because He is my safe place. ♥️

Psalm 57:6 ESV

They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. SELAH

SWEET if someone tries to dig a pit and try to trap me into something not of God, we’ll look out lol. They will find theirselves in that evil dark pit theirselves.

We should treat every word God speaks to us, rather written or rhema word and SELAH! Pause, don’t jump on to the next thing until you really hear what He is saying!

Maybe just maybe we should take an entire day to SELAH! Enjoy our families and pause to enjoy the moments. Take a walk in nature and SELAH! Pause and enjoy the creation that our creator made for us to enjoy.

I am speaking to myself in every area that I typed out. My challenge word today was PAUSE! I know God is telling me to enjoy my words, my purpose for you, your loved ones around you… I pray you do the same.

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G

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Are you Asking?

Well somehow I managed to skip a day on my 31 day challenge.  I guess that is okay since I started in the challenge a few days late anyway.  I will circle back around and catch the other words and journey on lol.

I am really enjoying having a prompt to get me back into blogging on a steady basis.  I am not a professional writer or English major so this is not always easy for me.  So yesterdays word which is now going to be our today’s word is ASK!

ask
ask/
verb
  1. 1.
    say something in order to obtain an answer or some information.
    “he asked if she wanted coffee”
    synonyms: inquire, query, want to know; More

  2. 2.
    request (someone) to do or give something.
    “Mary asked her father for money”
    synonyms: request, demand; More

    Copied from https://www.dictionary.com/browse/ask

    Ask is one of the most powerful 3 letter words we have been given by our Papa God.  Most of us walk around acting like we serve a God who we cant ask for anything.  Maybe some are walking around with a Doris Day attitude singing Casara Sara Oh whatever will be will be.  I will just go on through life and take it as it comes and hope God knows what I am really wanting and waves a magic wand one day and gives it to me.

    OH BUT MY PAPA GOD SAID JUST ASK!

    Matthew 7:7-11

    “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. “Or what man is there among you who, when his son asks for a loaf, will give him a stone? https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Asking

    What is it you want out of life?  What are your deepest secret desires in life?  If they line up with the word and are not something that is going to take you away from God then they will take you closer to God.  Just Ask Him and Watch Him do above and beyond your wildest dreams and imaginations.

    Ephesians 3:20-21 The Message (MSG)

    20-21 God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+3%3A20-21&version=MSG

    Oh but wait my darlings!!!  There is a key here to unlock this power!

    Matthew 21:22

    “And all things you ask in prayer,BELIEVING, you will receive.”
    You ask believing that this is your God given power to receive ALL HE HAS FOR YOU!
    Now if you take this gift of power He has given you and add the most powerful name ever spoken to it KABOOM, LOOK OUT!
    John 14:13-14“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son

    What are you asking for today?  I believe with you that you will receive!

    Dream Catcher 3:20

    Cassie Gilman

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What kind of self talk do you use?

Today’s 31 day word challenge was TALK! So I want to discuss Self Talk!

selftalk. noun. the act or practice of talking to oneself, either aloud or silently and mentallypositive selftalk. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/self-talk

How do you talk to yourself? Do you say nice things to yourself and about yourself? Or do you speak to and about yourself negatively?

If you would not allow someone to speak agonist you or someone you loved the way you do in your own mind… it’s time to shut it down. Stop the negative self talk and start speaking what God says about you!

If you are struggling in a certain area look up Bible verses about that subject and speak those about yourself. Write down the opposite of the bad thought and speak that! I promise you if the enemy who is raging war agains your mind is saying something negative the opposite is the real truth.

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Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G

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Praise

Oh I love the word for today’s challenge.  PRAISE

praise
prāz/
verb
  1. 1.
    express warm approval or admiration of.
    “we can’t praise Chris enough—he did a brilliant job”
    synonyms: commend, express admiration for, applaud, pay tribute to, speak highly of, eulogize, compliment, congratulate, sing the praises of, rave about, go into raptures about, heap praise on, wax lyrical about, make much of, pat on the back, take one’s hat off to, lionize, admire, hail, ballyhoo;

    formallaud
    “the police praised Pauline for her courage in confronting the thieves”
noun
  1. 1.
    the expression of approval or admiration for someone or something.
    “the audience was full of praise for the whole production”
    synonyms: approval, acclaim, admiration, approbation, acclamation, plaudits, congratulations,

    I am a words of affirmation girl.  I love to encourage others and tell them great things about themselves.  I believe in speaking life into others and about others.  I fall short in this area more than I like to admit.  I also love to receive words of affirmation or we could say PRAISE.  Not in a “I am holy or important” kind of way so worship me… But just a word to let me know I am on the right course in others lives or the work I am doing.

    On my fridge I have a card that my kids sent me a few years ago.  This card has words such as “mom I am really proud of you”, “mom you never give up on your dreams and you inspire me”.  This card means the world to me.  Those words spoken years ago on paper still live and have power today.  This got me to thinking about how much and how often do I Praise God?

     

    Psalm 100:4 King James Version (KJV)

    Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

    I am going to start making sure throughout my day that I am sending my Father God some Praise!  Hey God I am proud you are my Father!  God that flower is amazing, thank you for letting me see it today…

    I was talking to a friend who said you know when we are Praising God and worshiping Him, it is like we are just hanging out with Him.  God hears our praise and He says oh wow I am going to just going to sit down right here with my child and hang out.

    God gave us a free will and so when we use it to sing His Praises and worship Him as our God it pleases Him to the fullest.

    So today I praise God for this opportunity to share my thoughts on Praise.

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Door!

So I started a challenge today. It’s to write for 5 minutes. I was given the word door!

door
dôr/
noun
  1. a hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.
    • a doorway.
    • “she walked through the door”
    • synonyms: doorway, portal, opening, entrance, entry, exit
It made me wonder and ponder on how many doors I have walked through in my life emotionally and spiritually.
It made me think about those moments I thought I was going a direction and the door slammed shut on me.
I thought of times I never thought something would happen or the relief would come when SUDDENLY… yep you got it!! THE DOOR SWUNG WIDE OPEN.
The most impactful time in my life was when He stood at the door of my heart and knocked and knocked until I opened it!
Now here is where my thoughts end. There is someone very important to me who has a wall and a door between us! I am going to keep knocking until they let me in, all the way in! That’s what Jesus does, so why would I do any less.
So there you have my thoughts on the word door!
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Dream Catcher 3:20
Cassie Gilman
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Can you feel the season change?

 

Today the weather got a little hairy and the storms were breaking out across NE Oklahoma.  The final summer temperatures were holding on as long as they could while the fall winds and cool temperatures were blowing in.  You can literally feel the season’s changing in your body, sinuses, and some in their joints.  You can feel the temperature changing and smell the fall air.  If you look into the trees you will begin to see the leaves are starting to turn and some even fall off to the ground.

As I scan Facebook, I see those who are so excited for this change in seasons(ME)… As I scan a little further down my feed, I see those who are not so happy about the change.

Now how many times do we hold on to the old seasons in our lives?  We can feel the changes in the air around us.  We can see the changes all around us.  Our spirit man yells out to us saying JUST EMBRACE THE CHANGES. What do we find ourselves doing?  Whining about the downside of the changes or basking in the season we have been in!  We are stuck in our comfortable seat on the beach with our sunscreen and umbrella.  We are holding onto our empty little drink with the tiny umbrella and hoping fall will go away!

 

NEWS FLASH!!!  Fall is coming with or with out your cooperation.  So you can go into fall in your bathing suits and sunglasses with no preparation for the changes OR…

It is time to prepare in the word for the changes you are sensing in your spiritual life as well as physical.  It is time to put on the proper armor, take the position needed to embrace the changes.  Get into the word and learn what God says about this new season in your life.  Google ideas to help you transition into the new season.  I totally change what I cook and bake in this season verses summer.  I spend hours looking up recipes on Pinterest and ideas to decorate for fall.  If we can put this much time into our everyday changes then why not do the same for our spiritual ones?

 

I said all this to myself while I was typing this out to share.  This is a word to me for today!  I pray it helps encourage you as well.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the haven.  Ecc 3:1

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie Gilman

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