Friday, February 27, 2009

"And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” Genesis 3:15

How many times have you fought the good fight only to feel defeated? Eve must have felt defeated that day in the Garden when the realization came that she went against God and chose to act in what the enemy (Satan) was coaxing her to do. But, in the midst of Eve's sin against God he reveals a promise to her.. That her offspring would Defeat the enemy...

My Daughter has seizures due to the Cerebral Palsey. Mark tells us that if we Believe, what so ever we ask for we will receive. Three years ago God spoke to me about seeking Him for her healing from the seizures and the Cerebral Palsey.

The same week God spoke to me about this a mother of one of Sam's school friends shared with me what God has told her to do. She said, "go to Foodlion and get you some olive oil. tonight before she goes to bed anoint her forehead, both her hands and feet and pray over your baby for her deliverance." I have been doing this almost every night for three years now. This seems to be keeping the seizures at bay. But there are times when the seizures break through and always just before her bus gets here to pick her up for school. I've been going to God and asking him, why if I'm doing what you have shown me to do are the seizures still coming? Eighteen years is a long time to be dealing with these on a almost daily bases? Three weeks ago God told me to STAND!! I thought to my self, "huh?" Then I thought what does Stand look like? God reminded me of the Isrealights and took me Exodus 14:13,

Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.

Stand firm... God is telling me to Stand firm in what he has told me. So Standing for me is resisting the enemy in each of the seizures... The last three weeks I have been doing just this!!
When the seizure comes I don't receive it.. Instead, I speak God's promises over Sam!! I remind the enemy who he is... I speak out every scripture as the Holy Spirit brings them to my remembrance! I am in battle for my daughters healing and this morning was no different..

I had just gotten Sam out of the tub and I felt in my spirit for the first time that a seizure was coming. I chose then to stand. I began to fight before it reared it's ugly head. Satan's design, cause me to feel defeated. But God moved in my heart and I began to tell satan that he is a liar!! God gave Eve a promise that her offspring would strike his head and Sam will be delivered! The seizure came and I continued to speak out loud as many times as it took! Within five minutes the seizure was gone. It didn't even have a chance to take a foothold this time. We have a victory and one day we will have Full Victory and God will deliver Sam and I from the plan satan has for us!!

When I came back in from putting Sam on the bus one of my 17 year old sons said, "Mom, satan is a liar and you defeated him this morning". Wow...... With God I defeated him this morning... Can I say Woooo Hoooo!!!!!!!

What are you going through that you feel defeated in? Tell satan that he is a liar and that your Victory is at hand.. God is so good and so able!! Jesus defeated satan on the Cross and by His stripes we are healed! Like ours, your Victory may terry but it will come! We are promised this by way of the Cross. One day soon I will be blogging the day of Sam's full healing!!

Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness to me and my family!

All my Love, Cherie

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 (NASB)

I was asked to speak at our PWM ~ Breaking Free 09' Womens Retreat this past weekend. I was excited going into this because I hadn't given my testimony to anyone but our Pastor's Wife who asked me to speak. We have only been in Beaufort SC for 5 months and I am still getting to know everyone at our new church.

The retreat started out with a bang. For the first session, our pastors wife asked myself and the other speaker to join her in a skit. This skit opened with Casting Crowns "East is from the West" song as one of the husbands (being Jesus) walked down the Isle carrying a pretend cross. The reason, for us to yell at Jesus about the things we feel he has left us alone in. This would not be an easy skit for me. I have some things that I have never said out loud much less yelled them at Jesus.. I prayed just before time to do this and asked God for his forgiveness for what I was about to do...

The other two speakers went before me and moved the audience to tears with their pleas. When it came my time to let Jesus know how I have felt my heart became overwhelmed at the thought of yelling at my Savior... The tears began to flow and would not stop... first I said, "Where were you Jesus when my life was turned upside down at 6 and my daddy left me." The second, "where were you Jesus when my step father decided to do things to me that should not be done to a child", then the one that turned out to hurt the most... "Where were you Jesus when my daughter was born with CP... and I had to watch all my dreams die, where were you Jesus...." We then ran down to the cross one by one and wept at Jesus feet.. We told him we realize that he was there all along... for me the tears would not stop. I have felt all of these things so many times but never had the guts to let Jesus know. This was my first chance to get it all out... and I did!!!

I can say that this was the hardest thing I have ever said out loud to my Savior. But I can also say that God moved in the three of us and the ladies in attendance in the most powerful way. Women were breaking free from their bitterness and un-forgiveness. The word tells us to "Ask" and we shall receive, "Seek" and we shall find, "knock"and it will be opened to us.. So we did with passion and all the strength we could each muster...

By the end of the retreat God had moved so much with in each of the ladies that everyone knew Jesus had been there all along in their own trials...... We can ask God anything and he will answer. We can seek Him and always find Him.. We can knock and he will answer no matter how hard it is for us to say what we need to say.... He is a faithful Father and will not turn us away!! Praise The Lord!!


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Hi , my name is Cherie Zack. I am a wife and mother, but most importantly, I am the daughter of the Most High King. I didn't always know this. Because of the things in my childhood I thought I was ugly and a waist of everyone's time. I didn't think I could accomplish anything and was bad at all things. But God felt differently. He saw me as his child. His daughter! The beautiful girl he created from his heart, for his purpose and his blessings. I just needed to see this for myself. But at the age of 31 I was still struggling in my pain, un-forgiveness and bitterness towards God, my family and the world.

A missionary from Kenya, Africa came to our church the summer of 99. He told us about the miracles God had been doing in his church and for his community. He took us to Matthew and talked about salt and the importance of it. He shared that if we were to loose our saltiness we would be "no good" for God or anyone else. He was born in Africa and even though his terms were different from ours I knew just what he was saying. I saw myself as "no good" for God. However, the word "Salt" stayed in my spirit. I began to feel anticipation in my heart. I knew God was doing something just not sure what. Then it came.

A friend had encouraged me to buy the work book "Experiencing God". A few weeks latter God brought healing into my heart. My healing was so real that I began to share with my friends what God had done in me. After a few years had past I began to see why God kept the word Salt before my heart for so long. He was calling me to share my testimony with others for his purpose. God began speaking to me about starting a ministry for women. He said to name it "salt". In August of 2005 SALT Ministry was born. :o)

Because of all He did for me,