Uncategorized | February, 28, 2014 | by Nancy Alcorn 0 Comments

Everything starts with surrender–surrendering our heart and life to Jesus Christ and understanding that we are no longer our own.  We have been bought and paid for with the precious blood of Jesus.  The freeing part of our work at Mercy is that whether it’s an addiction, sexual abuse, eating disorders, cutting, struggling with finances or relationships, whatever may be going on in your life…there is nothing you can face that is not covered in His Word.  Nothing.  We have the freedom to spread this message to the people we help because we are not under the control of the government.  We’ve had government agencies call us and try to send a girl that they struggle with, but we have to tell them that this place is for someone who wants to be here.  Parents can’t send their kid, the government can’t send somebody, a social service agency can’t send anyone, but if a girl independently calls us, we will work with her.

Everything starts with a willing heart.  Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “This day I set before you, life and death, blessing and cursing.”  You have a choice.  God created us with a free will, and He created us with the right to choose.  Even if we make a choice that He does not agree with, He still gives us the freedom to make that choice.  So He says, once again, “This day I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing.  Choose life that you and your seed may live.”

In my life that’s not natural children.  I haven’t had any, but I have many spiritual seed.  In your life, if you have natural children or you will in the future, it’s about those children and also your spiritual children.  “Choose life that you and your seed may live.”  Yes, this is about your life, and you have a right to make a choice, but who is on the other side of your obedience?  The decisions you make about your life will affect others both today and in the future.

The world calls it a generational curse, but Christ says the curse is broken.  In Christ, we get a new bloodline.  Believing in generational curses keeps you in a victim mentality, and it keeps a person from accepting personal responsibility for their life.  Instead, we have to trust Deuteronomy 30:19, “This day I set before you life and death, blessing and cursing.  Choose life that you are your seed may live.”

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