Tag Archives: God’s Word

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 Calm

EXODUS 14:13-14 NLT But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

Imagine facing the biggest challenge you have ever faced in your life. Now, run this conversation over in your mind. God speaking to you. “Yo Bro/Sis! Sit back. Watch me work. I will fight for you. Keep Calm”

BAM. God does his thing and destroys the Egyptians. You sit back and watch it. Replay over and over again for every situation that happens in your life.

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Keep Calm was invented by God over 2000 years ago by the King of Calm!

I want to encourage you to reset our perspective in who we are, and who our God is. Then what problems, sins, bondage, evil, issues, illnesses , challenges, opposition can defeat us? NOTHING!

Friends, keep calm. Be still. Take a chill pill.

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Let God do the heavy lifting.

Live in the truth!

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IAM Confident
IAM Victorious

Be awesome today!
Be amazing!
Be powerful!

IAM a God Imitator

EPH 5:1-2 NLT Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

I can tell you as a father of two wonderful amazing girls in their childhood, there have been distinct moments when I have observed them do something really amazing.  The thoughts that went through my mind was : “That’s my girls!  Yes! I am their Daddy!  Yes those little mini-me’s right there, those are my children!”  Their actions were a pleasing aroma to me and my wife.  And even more to God.  Yes, I have the wonderful privilege of raising my girls until they are adults, and I hope I can model Godly things for them everyday.
God does that in the heavens everyday when he sees you.  Do you know that?  Can you hear it?

Today, the word is encouraging us to the imitators of God.  Imitation not in a bad, knock off, poor copy sort of way, but a very very close representation of the true and living God.  Be imitators in everything we do.   Everything, leaves no room for a sliver of weakness.  When we play the part, and start living it out, it becomes very very difficult to compartmentalize my old life, and my new life.  I want to encourage you:  Go all in!  Don’t reserve 1% of your life, and say:”God, I trust you for 99% but I gotta keep this 1% for myself”  God wants it all, and he demands everything.  As your heart desires to be more like God, just say, Ok God, I trust you the good father, with everything in my life.  Buckle up, because it’s a wonderful ride!

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We imitate God, because it is his DNA that he has given to us.  We imitate God, because it is our new nature to live a life filled with love.  Ask God to fill you with love every morning.  Ask God to help you to be more and more like Jesus in all that you do.  Jesus came to this earth to serve and sacrfice his life for us.  Jesus loved and lived sacrifically.  That’s our perfect example for true wonderful aroma filled living.

There is nothing you can do or say that can take away your identity that God has placed on you.
It doesn’t matter if you were born into this world with awesome parents, or rotten parents, your DNA is the DNA of the Creator.
Their life and destiny is not your life and destiny.
God is a loving father that has an amazing unique plan for your life.
Remember the truth:  I am God’s dear child, He loved me and gave himself to purchase my life.

IAM a God Imitator
IAM a Child of God
IAM 100% God’s
IAM Loved by God
IAM a Pleasing Aroma to God

IAM God’s Prized Possession

James 1:18 NLT He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.

 You are God’s prized possession.  When you read that, is it easy to believe? When I look at this world and whats going on in the news, social media and entertainment, I am pretty sure people have not fully grasped what it means.  It shows in their actions, expression, physical posture and words.  Even our words, thoughts and actions can betray us, and knock us off the truth.  Don’t let it steal any power away from flourishing in your God given identity.  You are a prized possession.

Own it!  Walk around in that confidence, strut in the powerful posture of who you are.  I give you permission to say to someone today “Don’t you know who I am?”  And say it with some moxie!  Then encourage your brother and sister around you to do the same.

When you get to work, make your entrance to the office just like Sherman Hemsley.  I hope with the double dutch part too!

 Our real life started when he chose us.  God’s word’s and true good news rang true in our ears, and we started a relationship with him.  It wasn’t a random thing.  God chose you!  God wants you, not as his third for fourth choice when he was looking around for someone.  He had a wonderful amazing destiny filled plan to give you new life.  Please know deep down inside, that God chose you.  From the day that you were born and given a beautiful name, God was weaving a wonderful plan for your life.  You are not a mistake.  Embrace that wonderful piece of truth as well, you are God’s possession.  He chose us, and he owns us.

 

There is no other master I would rather be a servant to.  No king is greater, wiser and compassionate that our God.  I have a comfort in knowing that I am a loyal subject to the true ruler and king of the universe.

Friend:  enjoy your identity.  Have fun in it, rejoice in it.
Strengthen your heart and mind against the lies that try and tell us otherwise. Let the words flow over you, all morning, noon and night.

 I want to encourage you, if you really struggle with negative inner thoughts, scripture memory is the only weapon for that battle.

Burn the words and truth into your heart and mind.

 Let’s proclaim the truth today!

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IAM a New Life through God’s Word
IAM a Wonderfully Created by a Master Craftsman
IAM God’s Possession
IAM God’s Prized Possession

IAM on FIRE!

Jeremiah 20:9  But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD or speak in his name, his word burns in my heart like a fire. It’s like a fire in my bones! I am worn out trying to hold it in! I can’t do it!

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When i was 22 years old, I received this verse as my life calling. I have a message that I believe must be shared as skillfully as possible.  That is my life calling.  It burns in my heart like a fire.
I have spent way too many years running from my calling, and I am weary from holding it in.  I can’t do it anymore!
 
God wore me out. I kept making free will decisions to run away from who I am, and what I was created to do. I am so thankful that He would not let me run away too far.  My decisions to run away also led to some consequences that were not so pleasant.  God used them to bring me back to him. I am so thankful that he would not let me go.  He wants you!
 
It’s a scary prayer to ask God: “I want to go deeper”  or “God, give me your heart”  the middle will be messy.  I want to encourage you, of the glorious end point!  The peace and joy of knowing you are living out your true mission on this earth! That’s a man on fire! Fire burns away the junk and things that do not matter, and it purifies and strengthens the eternal.  
Don’t be afraid of the fire, because what remains is what truly matters.  Don’t be afraid of the bold prayers for more!
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That is who I am.  My identity is not in what I do, it is in the message.  
My identity is not in my success or bank account, it is in my Lord
My identity is not in my wife or kids, it is only in the words that burn in my heart
My identity is not in what anyone else on this world thinks or says about me, it is only in the good news that must go forth. 

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.