Category Archives: New Life

IAM Abiding in Christ

John 15:7 NKJV If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

Abide: verb: 1: to remain stable or fixed in a state 2: to continue in a place

The word abide makes one assumption: We at some point reset our lives in Jesus. When you made the decision to enter into a relationship with Jesus, your time of abiding in him started. I don’t usually like the comfort zone as a place, but the Jesus zone works as a place of perfect peace.

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When we abide in Jesus the person, his words take hold in our lives as well. God delivers to combo deal of the real Jesus, and his powerful words to us. Jesus living inside of us, speaks to us through his words. I want all the voices in my head to originate from Jesus.

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When the voices that influence me and words I repeat to others come from insecurity, sin, anger, bitterness and hate, I lose my way. I hurt others and I hurt God. Just when I think the devil has accomplished an evil plan of hurt and lies, I still have a choice.
I can hurdle down the self hatred, depression, sin cycle. Or I can choose to run back to the place where Jesus is. I pray you have the strength to ask forgiveness, and get back into the Jesus zone. Fall on his grace and mercy for strength.

When Jesus says “if you will, then I will” He speaks a powerful promise. When the words are in the color red in my bible, I pay more attention to what’s said. The power to overcome our sins and the world’s attacks rests in God’s word. The action of allowing the living word to take hold in your life defines abiding in Christ.

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Then by the grace of God, we abide in Jesus and his words take hold of our lives, the most amazing promise waits for us. Ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

I have a long list of things to ask for, starting with internal transformation and healing for me. The power to see God’s miracles in our lives comes from the promise of abiding in Jesus. The power of God’s living word in your life, leads to the ability to pray and ask for whatever we desire!

The faith to move mountains comes from knowing God.
The power to see God change the angry hate filled person lives inside of you through Jesus!

Simple Equation: You adide in Jesus. Jesus’ words abide in you
Output: Ask whatever you desire, and it shall be done.

Ask Jesus to make his home inside of you
Ask Jesus to make you stable
Ask Jesus to strengthen you to continue in the place where he dwells

Let’s declare the truth about our identity today!
IAM Abiding in Jesus
IAM the Temple where Jesus dwells
IAM Inhabited by the Word of God.
IAM filled with the power to see any miracle done by the name of Jesus

IAM Saved by Grace

Colossians1:6 This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.

Webster’s Ninth Collegiate Dictionary puts as its first definition of grace, “unmerited divine assistance given man for his regeneration or sanctification.”

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We must understand the facts of God’s Grace. No action of our own makes us worthy of God’s Grace. I want to encourage you to stop trying to bridge the gap with your efforts. Shield your mind and heart with the thoughts of trying to earn God’s grace. God gives grace because of his Love for us. Jesus paid it all when he died on the cross for us.

None of us deserved it. Yet God poured it out for us. That’s the good news that saved us. God saved you by his grace from your collision course with destruction. Every man and woman who does not have a relationship with Christ takes the same path, until they choose to fall on God’s grace for their life.

Do you remember the day your heart and mind finally understood God’s grace? That was the day when our Divine God started the regeneration process inside of you. Allow God’s amazing grace to change and transform you.

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Meditate on the power and depth of God’s grace
Sing about God’s grace
Celebrate, jump, dance, twirl in God’s Grace
Depend on God’s grace for everything
Find power in God’s grace to live
Find transformation in God’s grace
Experience sanctification through God’s grace
Extend God’s grace to others

Not Too many IAM statements today but the most important one
IAM Saved by Grace
Repeat and make it a part of your being

“Raised To Life” by Elevation Worship

Precious compassion that pours
From the wounds that have won our salvation
Sin was strong but the Savior is stronger
Come let us worship Him

Great was the debt that we owed
And how high was the price of our healing
Paid in full by the One who is worthy
Come let us worship Him

Raised to life with Christ the Savior
In His name a new creation
Now our song will rise
Adoring Christ the Lord

Death overcome by the Word
That was spoken before it was finished
Jesus Saves is our song everlasting
Come let us worship Him

Raised to life with Christ the Savior
In His name a new creation
Now our song will rise
Adoring Christ the Lord

Sin was strong
But Jesus is stronger
Our shame was great
But Jesus You’re greater

Jesus You’re greater

Raised to life with Christ the Savior
In His name a new creation
Now our song will rise
Adoring Christ the Lord

Sin was strong
But Jesus is stronger
Our shame was great
But Jesus You’re greater

IAM a New Chapter

2 Corinthians 3:2-3 The only letter of recommendation we need is you yourselves. Your lives are a letter written in our hearts; everyone can read it and recognize our good work among you. 3Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This “letter” is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.
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Every person has a story. Everyone is a book unfinished. God is writing chapters in our lives everyday. At some point we all have the same moment when God writes his name on our hearts. A spiritual change happened when that page was written into the story of our lives, and our lives could never be the same afterwards. We are a love letter that is constantly being written over and over again. The new chapters are taking place in your heart and spirit.

The purpose of letters and books is that they are to be read by others. We are a testimony to others of what the Spirit of God can do in the lives of people. God has a purpose to show the rest of the world what could be done with his special amazing people. Your unique story of transformation and redemption is a love story to be shared with others. The amazing circumstances by which you were brought from death to life are a testimony to the world about the amazing God that loves us.

The purification and finishing process that you are going through right now is a letter that others will read about and find hope and inspiration. There are people dead in their lives that are hoping that God is real. There are people in spiritual, emotional, physical bondage that want to know if true love in God really exists. You give hope to others that life can be an amazing love story. We live, dance, sing and love with passion as a response to the amazing love that we receive. And then that passion starts to pour into other people’s lives in all that you do.

2 Corinthians 3:16-18 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

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God starts a new chapter of life when someone chooses to enter in a relationship with God. The veil of doubts, lies and insecurities are taken away. Their love story begins in their hearts as well. They invite the spirit of God into their hearts to set them free from the ways of sin and death. Then they along with you reflect the Glory of God. As we reflect and shine the light of God into the world, we are more than just mirrors; we are being transformed to be more and more like God.

Friend: You are not some cheap circular that gets thrown in with the junk mail. You are not a minor footnote. You are an amazing best selling hit! Your story of love and freedom is a testimony that shines God’s glorious character so that others can have the same hope and life.

IAM a Love Story
IAM a Unique book that has never been written
IAM Transformed by the Spirit of God
IAM Set free to love God
IAM a New Chapter

Freedom
William Matthews, Christa Black Gifford,  Matthew Sparks

Verse 1:
You came to set the captives free
You came to bring us liberty
My sin and my rejection met
Your blood and my acceptance
Now I’m alive to bring You praise

Chorus:
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom
Every chain is broken through You, Jesus
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom

Whoa oh, oh, oh

Verse 2:
Your blood has covered every sin
Your grace empowers me to win
My pain and my oppression met
Your blood and my acceptance
Now I’m alive to bring You praise

Bridge:
I’m free I’m free, I’m free to dance and sing
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free to shout it out
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free to dance and sing
I’m free, I’m free, I’m free to worship You I’m gonna worship you

IAM a New Creation

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him

If someone told you that you could hit the reset button on life. If you could go back to the carefree days of your youth, no bills, drama, aching bones, grey hair, would you believe them? The secret to going back and starting over is in Christ. Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person.

I love the truth that this verse shouts to us today! Anyone! That’s pretty clear. There is no room for exceptions. Every person living on this earth applies! Do you belong to Christ? Have you given your life to him? Have you surrendered control to him? This is the hard part. The miracle of becoming a new person is to reset your identity as a belonging of Christ. We have to allow Jesus to become our master. Jesus wants to write his name on your heart, so that we know who we belong to.

The outcome of that choice that we make is this: The old life has gone, and a new life has begun. I want that! I want it right now! I don’t want to be the same person I was yesterday. I don’t want to have the same troubles and drama as last week. I want to be a new person.

This membership into the “belonging to Jesus” club can’t be purchased by you. It has already been bought. It’s a choice to accept and open the gift. We can’t earn it. There is only one requirement, the accept Jesus as your savior. God gave us this gift to bring us back to him.

There is only task we have, once we belong to Jesus. Our new life, new way of operating in this world, new mind, new spirit are all granted to us for one purpose: to reconcile as many people as possible to God. To help others pass from death to life. The benefits are great and we should rejoice in them. I hope there is a sense of relief when we are living in the joy and hope of the new life if Christ.

We have become a bridge to God.

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Let’s desire that same joy and hope for everyone else who does not have it. From the day of your new birth to your last breath, you have one purpose and calling. Get as many people to accept the wonderful gift of God to become a belonging of Christ. My skin may turn wrinkly, and all my hair may fall out or turn grey, but the new life inside of me is giving me power and passion to complete my one mission and task on this earth.

Let’s reset our lives and purpose today!
IAM a Possession of Christ
IAM a New Creation
IAM Living a New Life
IAM Given a Gift from God
IAM Called for One Task