The Meat of The Word Made Digestible and Applicable

My inspiring book “Developing a Secret History with God” reveals truth regarding an intimate relationship with Christ. Now we have an accompanying Study Guide that will help apply these truths to our lives by learning to:
Overcome the struggles that rob us of intimacy with God
Remove the mystery of hearing God
Develop a listening ear
Maintain our spiritual root structure.
Now after a sabbatical from traveling due to serious health issues I am fully restored by a miraculous touch from our Almighty God, and willing and ready to travel again to inspire others with my testimony and encourage believers to invest this intimate time alone with God where He will mature us, change our hearts, transform our thinking and mold us to His image. I am now taking engagements for the upcoming year and I am able and willing to travel near or far to small or large gatherings.
Contact me Maggieshiddenmanna@me.com

Keeping Christmas Alive

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As I prepare to pack away “Christmas” for another year, I just wanted to share a few thoughts with you to carry into this New Year.

Now that the hustle and bustle of the season wanes and we can invest in time for just a breather to stop and contemplate. Before we dismantle the tree and the decor, and throw out the empty boxes, the torn up wrapping paper, and quickly glance once more at the soon to be discarded greeting cards, carefully pack away our nativity creches with the Babe in the manger; let’s  be careful that we don’t  also pack away the spiritual sentiments of the season, the reason for His advent!

What was the reason for His birth? None other than to restore our broken fellowship with God that we may once again have the fellowship with God just as Adam and Eve did back in the Garden before the fall. A precious time of intimacy and devotion that may continue throughout the year to come, that the spiritual sentiments of Christmas may stay alive in our hearts.

As the clock ticked away the countdown to the New year may this now be the top of your New Year’s resolutions to go deeper with God as you “Develop a Secret History with God” that will stand the test of time no matter what the New Year may hold, committing it to His sovereignty and trusting His heart and love towards you. I believe my book “Developing a Secret History with God” will not only inspire and encourage you in this resolution but will also give you simple steps on your journey. It will revolutionize your quiet time with God.

He is still calling you as He did back in the Garden of Eden “Child, where are you?” He already knows where you are at BUT He wants you to be seeking Him. He already knows your heart BUT He wants you to know His heart! God not only wants to hear from you He wants you to hear His voice. God bless you as you determine in your heart to press on into His presence.

What better time than today, the beginning of a brand New Year, to make a resolution that will impact not only this coming year but your whole life, more than any other resolutions you could make. Truly it will not only change 2018, it will change the rest of your life. I am not saying it will be a year without trials but it will be a year of your faith growing and still standing strong deeply rooted regardless of the winds that may blow over your life.

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Walk with the King and be a blessing  as you determine this year to go deeper and press on into His presence.

 

The book “Developing a Secret History with God” is available from

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Available in English or French

 

The Sword of Forgiveness

 

Dear Father,

Teach me daily to deal with offenses, in a way that will cause growth in my life and also in a way that will be pleasing to You.

Dear Child,

Offenses will always be dealt with, one way or another. Whether you think they are left hanging and undealt with or not.

They will either be a trap and stunt growth

                           OR

They will be an opportunity to freedom and maturity.

Your response to the offense IS your dealing with the offense.

Even if you don’t respond outwardly, your response will have a powerful effect on the heart.

Whether stored in the heart!

                    OR

Set free and forgiven!

Offenses not forgiven will be stored in the heart and will hold you captive as chains that tighten with each unforgiven offense.

                                                   Thus saith Papa

Luke 17:1-4  Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offenses will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

Mat 24:10  And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Since we are warned that offenses will increase in the last days in the above chapter, we need to mature spiritually and learn to biblically respond to these offenses.

Down in the basement of our hearts, just like junk in our physical basement, is junk that is cluttering our emotional life. Experiences from the past that we’d rather shut away in our sub-conscience rather than bring them to the light and deal with them, because most of them are hoarded there because of our choice not to forgive. We are keeping ourselves prisoners to those experiences but a decluttered emotional life brings freedom. When we decide to declutter our hearts  and forgive we are saying “ I no longer give you the power to control who I am, how I think or how I’ll behave”.

An absence of forgiveness is equivalent to staying behind prison bars of buried hurt. 

 “FORGIVENESS is a MIGHTY SWORD that will cut you free”….Broadway Show- Jane Eyre

CHALLENGE: What cords of past hurts and offenses are entangled in your emotional being, robbing your spiritual life of the breathe of freedom? Set yourself free today from those cords of the past with the SWORD of FORGIVENESS. Name them one by one as you sever them from your being that you might be able to walk to freedom from the past!

Chasing After Honor or Does it Follow You?

 

photo 3Dear Father,

Forgive me for the times that the flesh has sought for honor, depriving the spirit of honor that only comes from you! Teach me and mold me, I pray!

Dear Child,

When your heart motivation is truly just to please Me, who sees all things, you will receive a reward and honor. 

You will have the reward of contentment knowing you can commit all things to My faithful hands. The stress and sweat of trying to prove oneself to others will be overcome by My peace that passes understanding.

You will be able to love and accept others because you will not be in competition with others!

Yes, you are running a race, but you will be running to please Me, not to prove anything to others.

Your life is hid in the cross!

The source of your life is hid beneath the soil of your heart and in your spiritual root structure, which is developed in secret times with Me, which no man sees. 

                                                     Thus saith Papa

Matt. 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. 

When we minister only to be seen and approved by men, the word tells us we already have our reward, but that temporal reward comes at the expense of an eternal reward which we would receive if we minister only for our Audience of One.

John 21:21-22  Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him,If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

In the above scripture Peter questions Jesus about the calling of John. Jesus’ reply helps me understand  that I should not be competitively concerned about what He has called others to do, but only be responsibly concerned about what He has called me to do! 

CHALLENGE: “Honor is like the shadow, which flees from those who pursue it, and grasp at it, but follows those who flee from it.” Matthew Henry’s Commentary

Seek the honor that comes from solely serving your Audience of One, rather that temporarily satisfying the flesh with the honor and approval of man.

 For more information about your quiet time with God read “Developing a Secret History with God”

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Languages: English/ French

 

We All need Surgery

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Without repentance we have only placed a Band-Aid of emotionalism over the wound of our guilty soul, it will bleed again and never heal.

©MJB

Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit

Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

Don’t put a band-aid on a wound that needs surgery!