RHEMA 1/25/11 LEARNING HOW TO SAY NO IN A GRACIOUS
HEARD: Felled a tree. How to say no.
8/17/09 FINDING YOUR BOUNDARIES
Fellowship. You had to learn when to say no. You
had to find your boundaries.
TIPS ON HOW TO SAY NO GRACIOUSLY
you with a commitment to consider it or pray about
feel obligated to tell your position or defend it.
motives of another person whether or not you agree
with their behavior.
feel violated and your boundaries are not respected,
change the subject.
are being cornered to explain yourself, say that you
have a different perspective and want to avoid
time is violated, explain your priorities.
silent only when avoiding an argument.
and close the door to argument, after having stated
your choice to avoid such.
thank you, but do not reject the person in the
Speak in the opposite spirit by reinforcing what you
say "yes" to, through saying thank you and giving
positive feedback to what you agree with.
WISDOM: An argumentative spirit dishonors free
will, in an attempt to coerce change. Argument is a
form of witchcraft through domination over wills.
Titus 3:10-11 NLT
If people are causing divisions among you, give a
first and second warning. After that, have nothing more
to do with them.
2 Tim 2:23-26 NKJV
But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that
they generate strife. 24 And a servant of the Lord must
not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach,
patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in
opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance,
so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may
come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil,
having been taken captive by him to do his will.
1 Tim 6:4-5
... he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed
with disputes and arguments over words, from which come
envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, 5 useless
wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the
truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain.
From such withdraw yourself.
RHEMA 3/28/09 OPPORTUNITIES ARE NOT REQUIREMENTS
HEARD: Opportunities are not requirements.
We are sad but we honor your decision. There you have
it. Close a door. Find My will and then stick to it.
Say no to the devil and all else.
POEM: FINDING YOUR BOUNDARIES
What is safe and what is not?
Is it God or demonic plot?
Look in the distance, look right here.
Balance the measure, far and near.
Thereís times to stretch and times to settle.
A time for faith and not to meddle.
As you span the distance and look to Me
I will give you grace for whatís to be.
Boundaries keep you safe, they also constrict.
The flesh and the Spirit, always conflict.
Discern the voice that is calling you.
What does it nurture, is it true?
Start at your foundation, level and set.
Anchored to My Word, and take no bets.
Now draw a line from here to there.
Is it off course, challenging to dare?
Boundaries come in all kinds of boxes.
Measures set to keep out the foxes.
Relationships and business, education and faith,
Each have a flavor, each have a taste.
Nurturing fathers, provoke not to wrath.
Yield control and anger and take a bath.
Others be mentored to flame your passion.
Humble yourselves and give devotion.
Donít let another steal your vision.
Donít let words cause division.
Stick to your guns, but always love.
Your boundaries will be kept from above.
Donít stretch out if you are not equipped.
Faith without works can get you ripped.
Be content and wait for Me.
I walk ahead to make a place for thee.
Psalm 16:5, 6 NKJV
LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have
fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a