I AM NEW
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed." ~John 3:16 (Complete Jewish Bible)
Before you blame God for your circumstances, make sure you reflect on where you have been, based on your own decisions in life. Then STOP AND PRAY and ask for new eyes to see that God has been there even though you took a turn different than He directed...
Ask for eyes to see His correction, protection and redirection as you take a step that is with new thoughts to recognize His grace, mercy and favor.
To be in God's favor, we have to realize that we have choices... When I am not in the Word, in prayer and engaging with God daily, that's when I start to see through my eyes instead of His.
It's up to you... These are things I say to myself...
“[Praise to God for a Living Hope] Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” ~1 Peter 1:3 (New International Version)
One day at a time.... live in today. Let the past be removed from your thoughts and let today be the day... the day you live well, in hope and in confidence.
If you learn how to use and control your thoughts, than you have unlimited power: He dwells within His children... the power to choose well, forgive others, live rightly, the power to remember daily who HE IS.
"Through Him you believed in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God." ~ 1 Peter 1: 21 (New International Version)
Praying for strength today for those in pain and who feel weak from illness. I pray that even in the times when energy are low or the desire to get out of bed is non-existent, I pray that the almighty power of the Holy Spirit will be present and utilized greatly.
“Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.” ~Isaiah 41:10 (Amplified Bible)
“For I am with you, and no man shall assault you to harm you, for I have many people in this city.” ~Acts 18:10 (Amplified Bible)
I am assured, "I will NEVER leave or forsake you". (Deuteronomy 31:6)
Are you in doubt today?
Do you question whether or not you are a "child of God"? Are you holding onto the "old lies" or the EVERLASTING TRUTH?
STOP - ask your father in heaven to assure you, correct your thinking and allow the meaning of His grace to overwhelm and overflow.
His PROMISES are real, and for good... once and for all BELIEVE THAT you are His and His gift is permanent, not one that will be taken away or that you can even give back... once it's received... you are a "child of God", His "beloved" and the one "He died for".
There are two types of free... with Christ, we have access to both. Free as in we paid nothing, and free from bondage.
“For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Look! I, Paul, tell you that if you become circumcised, Christ will profit you nothing! And again I testify to every man who becomes circumcised, that he is under obligation to keep the whole law. You are estranged from Christ, you who are attempting to be justified[a] by the law; you have fallen from grace. For through the Spirit by faith we eagerly await the hope of righteousness. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but faith working through love.” ~Galatians 5:1-6 (Lexham English Bible)
Do not let any part of this world hold you, let only He who created You be the hold that truly sets you free.
© 2012 Shawn Boreta, Giving Thanks Daily
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