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Olivia perry
United States
Current Residence: Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Favourite genre of music: i love christian (the good stuff), rock, whatever im extremely laid back
Favourite style of art: abstract and digital photography
Operating System: Powerbook G4
MP3 player of choice: Ipod
Wallpaper of choice: my pictutures of friends and family...
I finished my beth moore study today. I really just want to share with you what I learned and what I am continuing to learn and struggle with….

I guess, I'm just asking for a minute where I can be honest with you.

The story I am going to share with you is the one of the Prodigal Son. I'm sure you know it. This little section really spoke to me, today as I sat in the Great Hall. I hope it is encouraging to you, as well.

"And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him." Luke 15:19

Beth Moore said, on this topic, 'Do you want to go home but, like the progial, would you feel better about the whole thing if you just went b ack as a servant instead of a son? It will never work. Thousands do it, but it never brings relief. They work maniacally trying to make up to God for what they've done. "I am not longer worthy to be called your son." They never were. They just never knew. They'd feel better if they could just take a beating like a runaway slave returned to the taskmaster. Don't you realize, you've already had a beating? Oh, I see. You just want to pay some kind of penance for what you've done. You still have way too much ego."

The question she then asks is,'How is self-punishment a form of ego?' ask yourself this question…

I've been thinking a lot about this today. There is no 'penance' needed, not even for the prodigal. Going home as a servant instead of a child won't work. You won't find true healing in that. Its fake. By going back as a servant and trying to deny yourself of your birthright only places a 'band-aid' over your wound, as a sweet friend of mine once told me. It will cause you more heartache and trouble later on, not only in your life but also inn your relationships.

You won't be healed any other way, besides going back to your Father's HEART. Do not go back to your His table to eat the crumbs on the floor like a dog. Think more of His redemption than that. Do not go back to your Father's house just to be safe. He wants far more for you than that. You will never heal if you only go back to your Father's home. You must go back to His HEART. Closer than you've ever been.

Rejoice not over me, O my enemy, When I fall, I shall rise; When I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me! -Micah 7:8

Claim this verse. Memorize it. Do whatever you have to do to engrain this TRUTH in your heart, soul, and mind…

be encouraged and know that you are a son/daughter of the king….John 8:32
  • Listening to: Chris Tomlin
  • Reading: The Poisonwood Bible
  • Eating: the amazing cookies from JD's


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hangdog Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007   Traditional Artist
thank you for the favorite!
FaeMaria Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Ms. olivia I would like to introduce myself. I'm Mary. I know it's random but we have a lot in common. I was checking out your gallery and just reading your most recent journal entery and the info about you. We both love christian music (the good stuff) CS Lewis, Don Miller and Jesus. Just thought I'd stop by and say Hey, It's really great to see your work and how God moves me through it.
Ville13 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
Thanks for the fav! :headbang:
mervovski Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007
thanks for the fav :love:
willperry Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007   Photographer
umm i dont really know yet
maybe somthing on my wrist that syas like pray or somthing cuase i defienrtly need help to praymore....but if i think aboutn it after awhile it wont be a reminder it will just be there you know...
but some peoplea t the village have cool like scripture this one guy has "psalms 15.0" on his wrist
and josh drew has "8:35" large on his left forarm.i asked him yesterday what it metn and he said it was his favorite scripture vers..mark 8:35.
it looks pretty cool.

but yeah if i get one it wil probley be somthing like that cuase i dont know if ican find somthing that ill like a picture or somthing...
maybe a memorial tattoo for lyle or somthing i dont know
joshuahennings Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
haha yeah your brother is ridiculously awsome. no lie.
PrettyToyBoxes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the :+fav:
theeyesbetray Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2007   Photographer
Thank you very much for the favorite!!

Corrupt3543 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007   Photographer
Hey thanks for the :+fav: to "Signs Of Fall"!
Saeb Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007   Digital Artist
oO Thx so much on the:+ fav: ^^ Nobody faved this one XD Really appreciate this !
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