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IAM Complete

1 Corinthians 1:7-9 NLT Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

We are complete.  When we decide to have a relationship with God, through his son Jesus, we become transformed in that one moment.  It’s not a feeling, its a knowing.  Changes started happening inside, and the work continues inside each of us daily, as we submit to God and allow his Spirit to guide us.
It’s time to take hold of the truth, and let that truth continously work inside of us.  Let the truth dominate your feelings and reality. Not the other way around.

Right now, the spiritual gifts we need are already inside of us, but our past baggage and sins might be a big factor as to why we are not working in then 100%.  As we spend time with God everyday, praying and meditating on his word, ask God to keep peeling back the layers that are holding the real you down.  Let’s get rid of the things about our self that we may even be clinging to as a part of our identity, when in fact they are the things that hurt us from shining in our true identity.

Your identity is a powerful mighty partner with the faithful Son of God!  How about that for a title on a business card?

Take some time and write down the answers to these questions:
1. What are your passionate about?
2. What injustices in this world make you angry?
3. In what ways are you uniquely gifted to minister to others?

If the answers to those questions are a little hazy, it’s ok!  Ask God to show you more of who you are.
Ask God to give you his heartbeat and eyes for the people in this world who are hurting.
Ask God to refine the spiritual gifts that are already inside of you.   Ask God to peel back one layer of sin or disbelief that is inhibiting you from moving in your gifts.

We have made decisions in the past to run away and avoid our amazing destiny.  Now it’s time to make decisions and steps to start moving towards our true identity.  Don’t be afraid that you aren’t gifted enough.  God has given you all you need.  We have a partner who is all powerful and faithful.

Shout this one out loud to the world, and let it echo deep into your soul!
IAM Complete in Christ
IAM Equipped with all I Need
IAM a Partner with Jesus
IAM Destined for Greatness

IAM Awesome

Hi, I had to get this down in words today.  It’s a creed, a manifesto, a war cry.   A summary, but not the end.

IAM Victorious
I have supreme confidence in the one who gave me life
IAM Beautiful and I love myself
I see beauty in all of God’s creation
IAM skillfully and wonderfully created

My DNA is the DNA of God and so is yours
IAM loved by God, and nothing I can do can take away his Love for me
I have received deep inner healing from the wounds and lies of the world
IAM uniquely called to deliver a message of Love and Hope to all
I live my life with faith, vision and passion, never regret or excuses
IAM a Conquering Warrior
I fight for justice for those who cannot fight for themselves
Friend, my creed isn’t just for me. It’s for you too.  You have an amazing contribution to give our world, and you are the only person who is uniquely gifted to do it.  Find and become the best version of yourself.  Proclaim the truth about who you are everyday and night.  When you wake up, and when you go to sleep, look into mirror and see your beautiful face.  Smile and speak the truth to yourself and your soul. Your whole life up until this point may have been a battleground of getting beat up.  Today start the healing process inside of you.  Develop a new habit of loving and healing yourself.
I love you. I see you.
You are talented in many ways!
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IAM to Praise the Lord

PSALMS 148:4-5 NLT Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds! Let every created thing give praise to the lord , for he issued his command, and they came into being.

Psalms 148 is one long run on sentence with one message:  PRAISE THE LORD!

Take the time to read the whole chapter and in your mind envision yourself in the grand scheme of the universe.
The heavens , skies, angels, sun, moon, stars, skies, earth, creatures, kings, rulers, men, women, Let them ALL Praise the Lord!

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Let’s zoom out of our own existence to understand we are one voice and one life that is willingly praising the Lord.
Why are we willing?  Because as we focus on the greatness that HE is! On the amazing power that is our God is, we can only fall onto our knees, raise our hands in surrender and give him the praise that is due.

Taking the time to zoom out and get perspective is a big help to get a proper understand of the power of our God, in relation to our issues.  Praising God brings our heart and minds back onto the most important thing that matters.  It creates proper perspective about the fact of who is really in charge in this big world.
Then with proper perspective, we pray for miracles with supreme faith in knowing God holds all the keys to Kingdom.  God created and designed the body, mind, liver, pancreas, vertabrae, blood and heart.  He knows how to put back in order, what is not right.  God knows how to control the minds of men, kings and governments.  Praising God, increases our faith in the only one who really matters.
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While you are out and about, driving to work, look up and see the sky and clouds.  Understand their beauty and uniqueness are all praising the Lord.  The trees, shift and sway, and they are dancing in God’s presence to point back to the wonderful creator.

Let every created thing, praise the Lord!  He spoke us into existence.

That life giving word!  Gave you life, brought you into relationship with the creator of the universe.
And our created response is to live our lives, and point everything back to him.

Let’s praise him
Let’s give him all the glory
Let’s have faith for all things, because we have a proper understanding of how this thing works

IAM created with an amazing purpose.
IAM created by an awesome creator
IAM the heartbeat of our God
IAM a beautiful reflection of our all powerful Lord.
IAM one voice in the wonderful chorus of singers that are all harmoniously praising the Creator
IAM to Praise the Lord

Join in the Chorus of all Creation Today

 

IAM Supremely Confident in My Identity

Mark 14:61-62 NLT But Jesus was silent and made no reply. Then the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” Jesus said, “ i am . And you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven. ”

Jesus knew who he was.  He spoke plainly and boldly.

And he knew where he was going, he knew his destiny, and he speaks with confidence about that truth!

If you take a look at the whole chapter and previous chapters in the gospel,  Jesus is finally betrayed and he stands before his accusers. Yes, that’s me, you got it!

But not wrongfully accused, but asked to give testimony about who he is.

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Are you one of them Christians?

Yes, IAM, and I want to share the Love of Jesus with you!

Are you someone who can help me, because my family member is dying of cancer?

Yes, IAM, and I will pray for you and your family in the power of the Holy Spirit

Are you someone who can provide wisdom and insight into this horrible situation?

Yes, IAM, and I will speak the truth of God’s love and ways.

And everyday! Someone is crying out!  Who can bring sense or reason to this crazy crazy world we live in?  I need help!  I need someone to talk to!  I need someone to pray for a miracle!

With no hesitation, just instinct?  When our second nature, and first nature, become one powerful being moving in power, then we are confident!  Yes, IAM.

When I hear and read people’s prayer requests, I love the ones that say “I want to know God more!” Or “I want to go deeper”  or the really bold one “I want true faith” I boldy ask that God answers these prayers and He gives you a bold bold measure of strength, because these are prayers that will disrupt your middle class 3 bedroom 1.5 bath existence!

The middle will be messy, but the finished person will be Glorious!  And you will stand among the witnesses and warriors who know very clearly what they are, who they are, and what it is they are called to accomplish in this life.
God is refining you, purifying you, and transforming you!

Everyday, I hope to encourage you with another shade and aspect of God’s identity.

It’s my prayer that you will have the opportunity to boldly testify the truth in words and action

IAM Called by God

IAM a Witness
IAM a Messenger
IAM a Friend
IAM a Good Listener
IAM Confident in My Identity

IAM God’s Property

Romans 8:1-2 NLT So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.

 If you have submitted to Jesus and made a decision to let him be the Lord of your life,  then you belong to him.

And that was the first step: God’s life giving Spirit has broken the chains of sin inside of us

The father of lies wants to condemn you and attack you at your wounds.  When we allow the power of sin and lies to take a hold in our heart, that’s a pathway to death. And in the past when were not healed and living in death, that was the normal terrible cycle of lies, sin and bondage. Those lies are powerless, because of the Spirit that lives inside of us.

Let that Spirit search through you and heal you in all the deep places.
Are you willing to allow God to heal you?
I hope your identity is not in the wounded person of the past.
Let that person go!
Embrace your new identity, as a condemnation free, powerful spirit filled new creation!

There is no room for any lies in your spirit , mind, psyche and heart.

Yes!  You are healed and you are free.  So now what?

Are you happy in that?  Well, there was a purpose for your freedom.
It was to then share this amazing, healing freedom with as many people as you possibly can

JOHN 7:38 NLT Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”

First you believe, get healed and refreshed.
Then let this river of living water flow from your heart and impact everyone you meet , everyday.
Jesus has promised us, this river of living water, all we have to do is believe in him.

(You’re the hydrant!)

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I get the privilege of encouraging you and myself with the statement IAM. I hope that the daily reinforcing of your amazing beautiful powerful identity will heal your soul.  I hope that the truth of God’s word will be burnt into your mind.  It’s my prayer for you to be 100% healed from any emptiness and wounds from the past that the enemy used to have a field day with the lies that condemn.  And not just by starting to live better and more light, but you will have the courage to speak the beautiful truth into others’ lives who don’t have the sweet salvation that gives us life.   Constantly focusing on IAM, IAM, IAM , is not self centered at all, when we take on the identity of our amazing creator. We are, because God is the great IAM.

First you, then the world.

 I encourage, look in the mirror and proclaim the truth! Sing it in our shower, if that’s your thing!

We are God’s Property.
IAM a Child of The King
IAM an Heir to the Kingdom
IAM a Warrior in God’s Army
IAM Justified
IAM Healed
IAM Bulletproof against any lies
IAM Free from the sins of the past
IAM God’s messenger of healing and freedom
IAM a River of Life showering all around me with God’s Love

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IAM a Conqueror

ECCLESIASTES 4:9-12 NLT Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

Lies that creep in on our darkest days: You are alone!  No one would ever understand what a horrible person you are! If everyone knew your secrets, you would not be loved! No one cares about you and your struggles!  You are a bad son, daughter, mother, father, or friend. You don’t have anything of worth or value to offer to the group.

ALL LIES! That’s what they are.

You can’t just work out your problems by yourself.  Someone needs to hold the flashlight of truth for you, and then someone else needs to pray for you and hold you up.

Genesis 2:18 “18 Then the lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

That ain’t right! We aren’t meant to lone wolves. That’s not how we are designed.

Understand the power in fellowship and supporting each other, and make sure you can’t get cornered and sneak attacked because you are alone! It’s not good to fall alone, its real trouble. Stand back to back and CONQUER.

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Conquer!  Defeat, kill it, push it back, and make sure it never comes back! The word didn’t say survive for another day of suffering!  It says conquer.

Do you want to experience victory in your life? Then you can’t do it alone

I encourage you to be more involved with your church, life groups, teams, service.

Get to know other men and women who are not perfect either.

Men: setup a texting accountability system

Setup a groupme chat for prayer requests

Start using social media for good things instead of whining about traffic, work or your horrible boos.

Technology is good, but nothing is a substitute for meeting in person and supporting one another.

If your group meetings with others who might even be believers turns into a complaint, whining, gossip fest… FIND A NEW GROUP! RUN FAST!

We need fellowship like we need oxygen

We need to lean on each other for wisdom, compassion and prayer

Friend: I need you on my team

And Three is better than two!  Anyone want to try sneaking up on these vigilant rhinos? Yeah, I’ll pass.

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IAM a Conquerer

IAM an Essential Cord

IAM not Alone

IAM Designed to be in Fellowship

 

 

 

IAM a Reader of Instructions

PSALMS 19:7-10 NLT
The instructions of the lord are perfect, reviving the soul.
The decrees of the lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The commandments of the lord are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the lord are clear,
giving insight for living.
Reverence for the lord is pure, lasting forever.
The laws of the lord are true; each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb.

Read the instruction manual is a common reply in the tech support world.  Appropriate to solve 99% of the problems encountered.

Funny how it applies to our lives as well.

I am truly convinced that the answers to all of our problems are already written down in the Holy Bible.

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The instructions are perfect, and they revive the soul.
Just the concept that reading a book can revive our souls can seem pretty abstract, until the scripture lights up with stories of miracles of healing.  When I read how the heroes of faith were filled with the spirit of God, and then went out and defeated thousands upon thousand.
Or when I read about the heroes of our faith spoke the good news about God with power and grace.  Then I am motivated and revived in my soul.

All the wisdom to handle people, situations, drama, business and family is already written in the bible.
But maybe we read it , and we don’t want to listen to what it says.

 Are you lacking true Joy in your heart? Maybe it’s time to ask God which commandments we aren’t paying close attention to.

Everyday as I read the word, something new and fresh clearly speaks to me.  I love how that word is perfect for my current situation in life.
The word gives insight for my life, how to handle all situations

 There are multiple reality shows about peoples’ quest for Gold! Fools, when they could be searching for the treasures of the universe in the scriptures.

Proclaim the truth in the truth!

IAM a Reader of Instructions
IAM Revived in my Soul
IAM Wise
IAM Joyful
IAM Living with Holy Insight

And the converse: Rebuke the lies of the enemy
You are not stranded alone with a roadmap
You are not empty with nothing to give
You are not dumb
You are not filled with anger and spite
You are not just stumbling around in the dark with no vision

I hope and pray that God will give you a desire to get back into His word!
I hope and pray that even today, the words will pop out from the page and give you the soul nourishment you need to live in the power that God has called us to.

May God bless your bible reading to be filled with passion and life.  I hope and pray that God would put a love for the scriptures inside your heart.

Do You See What I See?

What do you see when you look in the mirror?

In the past, I would see a loser. I would see a failure.

But I have started to make serious changes in my life.

I discovered the power in the Great I AM.

God has spoken clearly to me.

Through his Holy Spirit, his wonderful word (The Bible)

Sammy:  You are my Child.  You are my Creation.

I made you for a special purpose.

You are not some cog in the system, just chugging along living a cruel joke until it’s your time to die.

That’s NOT LIFE!

Or that’s not a Life that I want!

I have made so many mistakes, that I think my scars and self hatred, made it so hard to see my true reflection in the mirror.

I just found this simple youtube video.  Brad Austin, thank you for your contribution to the world.

Friend, I see you.

I hope you can see the beauty in your reflection

God made you.

He made you to Love.

If you are reading these words: “I Love you” too.

I AM GODS MIRACLE!

Stop staying I am not lovable

I am not strong enough

I am not smart enough

I can’t do that

I didn’t go to college

I hate myself

Those are all Lies. Lies that cut off your power to Live in Victory!

Start Saying What you are.

Create change, with the simple words: “I AM…”

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