I want to ask you to say this prayer out loud, if possible.
“I belong to God. I am a holy vessel, because I have the Holy Spirit of the Living God. The Lord of Heaven and earth has said over me; “I declare you holy!”. I commit to start believing what He says. I AM HOLY! Remind me daily, Spirit of the Living God, to treat myself as holy, open my eyes to every scheme of The Enemy to treat me as if I'm not. You God, are Holy. Your word is truth. This day Father, I chose to believe you! I ask this in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for me so that I could be a coheir to the kingdom of God. Amen”
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Distort my Words
"...Form, fashion, and shape them at their pleasure; construe them, and put what sense upon them they think fit...And meet in some one place, to contrive ways and means to do hurt, and then assemble together again to put them in execution; as did the Jews with respect to Christ..." Gill's Bible Exposition
My Initial Mistake
My initial mistake was in deciding to trust a worldly person with how I really felt about a situation involving an acquaintance of mine and their spouse. Now, I want you to understand that how I feel about things is NOT always how everyone else sees it. I know that. I just wanted to talk about how I felt and was not placing blame on anyone. Hindsight has shown me to only confide in Christ. Sowing dissension is one of the Enemy's best tools.
However, that person then repeated what I had said to their spouse.(Out of context as I found out later.) Their spouse then repeated the second hand, out of context retelling to our mutual acquaintance.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Happy I am the beloved of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Amazed to be important to the creator of all living things Romans 8:38-39
No longer alone, Christ himself is interceding for me Romans 8:34
Keeping in the shadow of the Son in all things John 14:21
Savior based life saved me from addiction Romans 8:5-6
Gave myself as a servant to the Lord
Indwelling Holy Spirit guides me, counsels me, and comforts me. John 14:16-17
Voice uplifted in praise 1 Peter 1: 3-4
In communication with my Lord through prayer Philippians 4:6
No longer afraid, with the Lord I can scale a wall. Psalm 18:29
Giving myself in service Romans 8:28-29
2 nail-scarred hands and 2 nail-scarred feet
1 Lord, 1 faith, 1 baptism, 1 God and Father of all Ephesians 4:5
4 ever I am a coheir to the kingdom, I am a child of God Romans 8:16-17
My faith and love for the Lord knows no boundaries.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Eagerly and anxiously,
However, the faintly seen rainbow continued to be unclear. Patiently I stood with the camera focused on the sky and waited....and waited....and waited. Darn, the late afternoon sun just wasn't shining strongly enough to cause the shimmering colors to intensify and sharpen into a solid, multicolored bow. Reluctantly, I turned the camera off, replaced the lens cap, and got back into my car.
God's words to Noah, in the book of Genesis, came to me as I sat in the car:
Sunday, November 16, 2014
16And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look on it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth. KJV
Our pastor pointed out in his sermon that
"God himself said that the rainbow would remind HIM of the covenant between himself and all living creatures on earth."
My NIV Study Bible states in the footnote,
"...God freely enters into relationship with His people. He wishes to know His own and to be known by them.This first, explicit biblical covenant revealed God to be a covenant-making God seeking to bless all people. Thus it prepared the way for all other covenants..."
Kind of boggles my mind. God had no one making him establish a covenant, or relationship, between himself and all living things. Plus, there are no conditions in this agreement. The creator of all things just want to know me and you. How amazing is that?
This psalm contains instructions for a standard of behavior that all Christians should try to reflect. I am not perfect, however I know that Jesus expects me to try and be the best person I can be today.
Perfection isn't the goal. The goal is to care about how we treat other people. Jesus summed this up when he said:
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."
Help me keep my walk blameless. Let righteousness become a way of life for me, and let my words be the heart felt truth that you have helped me to see. Let no slander cross my tongue, let me do no wrong to my neighbor, and let me cast no slur onto the people who surround me. In everything, in all ways, let me do to others as I would have them do to me.