Dr. Rene’s Birthday Greetings
Published on August 5, 2021
So many people were saying Happy Birthday, or Happy belated birthday, that I am not sure August 4th was read. I do want to point out some things I think are worth repeating and revisiting.
On August 3, I shared about the fullness of God’s grace and how a friend posted that 555 in Hebrew means “God’s hand” I am grateful God’s hand is ever-present. The problem is we don’t reach up for it in times of need!
Remember to reach up for your help!
The tendency is to reach out, which is OK too because we are called to “one another”
There are often moments in my day that I wish could be erased and I start again. In those times, I would move on with my activities, but …the moment of “awkwardness, rejection, or frustration” would linger in my head throughout the day.
I am having to learn to be quick to forgive (especially myself) and quick to release. This year I am going to practice “captive casting” (yep He just spoke that to my heart )
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 reminds us that we live in these earth suits of flesh, but our warfare is not in the flesh. We have “spiritual weapons” that are “mighty” and they are able to destroy “strongholds”. We take our thoughts captive that have a Strong Hold on our minds. When this happens we “stay stuck” and now our brain has increased “myelin” the thicker the myelin the stronger the signal…the stronger the signal the greater Hold it has on our mind.
Yesterday I chose to take my thoughts captive, and submit to thoughts birthed by Christ (in His Word), and cast my cares on Him (because He cares for me and He is able to carry the thoughts that make me anxious).
After casting, I lift my hands in praise because they are “free”. When we let go of what we don’t need to carry, our hands are free to be lifted in praise!
Let’s continue to practice “captive casting” and lifting our hands in praise!
The more we “repeat a thing” our brain cells are strengthened in that very thing!
captive casting and praise
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Dr. René Rochester is the CEO and founder of Phat Star® Learning, formed over 10 years ago to serve urban youth, youth workers and impoverished communities. In our formative years we spent much of our time training inner-city urban youth workers. As the designer of the Kids Across America Kaleo Program, Dr. Rene had the opportunity to serve thousands of youth workers from around the country for over 10 years. During recent years, she has been very concerned with the state of education in our country especially among African American youth.