This post was in the middle of January ’08…my 100th post on WordPress. Although I believed I needed to write it and be transparent, it caused me much grief over the next several months. Not because of the family situation that stirred that post, but the religious people who believed I had stepped over my boundaries, and called me a false prophet, and demanded that I start to write something that would say”there is no personal relationship with a HOLY GOD, and you can not speak your heart to HIM like that, and HE already knows the wickedness in your heart.” I thought that thier words had no real effect on me, but looking back on this year, I know that they did.
Lately…I have been struggling in my walk, not that I don’t believe, but that I have slowed down my one on one time with HIM where I actually speak my heart, and thinking things like..”HE already knows”. Without noticing that my walk slowed down to a crawl, and then to me just sitting down, and missing HIM. I asked HIM recently how I got here, and how can I get back? Would HE really want me to walk with HIM like I thought, or had I just dreamed the whole thing up?..I am a dreamer.
HE nudged me back into my time with HIM, and this morning as I sat with HIM, HE brought me here-
Psalm 62:8 “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour our your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” (ESV)
Pour out your heart before HIM! its in there! It caused me to rejoice, and just sink into HIM. HE brought me back, and still I will not tell you what the religious wanted me to say…Because HE wants us to pour out our hearts to HIM, HE wants us to be close to HIM and honest, and trusting, it takes nothing away from HIS HOLINESS! Nothing…That’s the kind of Father King we have.
Happy New Year! I am loving my blog family, and loving sitting here at HIS feet…God is amazing! fall in love with HIM, incredible!!!
(new ESV Bible was a Christmas gift, and GOD knows I would not be able to stand to have it, and not start paging through it…I love how HE loves me!)
I met Solomon here and he is a twin..Caleb and Sol, their new CD (Afloat) is releasing NOW. These guys are really good, and so awesome with reaching out with the Gospel through music and video. This video is labeled “Barabbas”, never have I applied him to myself. But the message in this video is worth the seven minutes it takes. You won’t walk away from it feeling like you lost seven minutes, you will gain something of Grace, that is priceless! Thanks Sol for sharing with me.
My girls love Taylor Swift. She is delightful, and I must admit some of her songs that I have heard are just sweet, they appeal to my female tastes, romanticism, and flow easily from my tongue…
Last night, I heard my daughter playing her guitar and singing..
“I’m not a princess, this ain’t a fairytale,..
this ain’t hollywood, this is a small town..”
Everything in me started to scream…Oh yes she is a princess, and oh yes I will remind her. Seemed silly, but its part of our thinking. We have stopped thinking, and we take in the world, and brush it off. Our thinking becomes more compromising. “its just a song”, “its just how some people talk”, “its not as provactive as some I’ve seen”…you know what I mean.
While pondering Philippians 4:8…I am stuck all the way back at the beginning again! “think on…” we are not even thinking. I know it sounds like I am overboard here, but we become what we think. That is a proven fact of Psycology. If you sing “I’m not a princess” enough times, you will soon act that out. As a child of the King of Kings, YOU ARE ROYALTY, and the enemy is using his old tricks(because they still work) appealing to your heart, and lying to us, that its not a big deal. Its a big deal. Know who you are IN CHRIST..Know it, think about it, its imperative to your walk in victory. The enemy doesn’t want us to walk in victory, he is aiming for our defeat. So the LORD speaks in Philippians 4:8..”think on these things”…
Know who you are in Christ. Your identity in HIM is beautiful, HE doesn’t lie, HE paid the ulitmate price, and I believe with all my heart, HE wants you to know! Read through these, copy them, keep them in a place where you can look over them often…If you asked Christ to come into your heart and life, and you have surrendered your life to HIS kingship…this is who you are! THINK!
I am God’s child (John 1:12)
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price (1 Cor 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt 5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ (1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phil 3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God (2 Cor 5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God (Rom 8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor 1:21-22 )
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God’s temple (1 Cor. 3: 16).I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10) I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).. I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God’s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God’s workmanship (Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col 1:14). I have been adopted as God’s child (Eph 1:5)
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