Think Differently, Live Differently

Today is another day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. Why? Because when God gave us His one and only beloved begotten Son, Jesus Christ, such wonderful expression of love made a way for us to come to close to Him so much so that He graced us to be IN HIM and Him IN US. What can be more closer than this divine intimacy that we with with Him? In response to His great love, we love Him. We love because He first loved us and our love for Him is articulated and demonstrated in our obedience to His leading.

“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14L23 NIV)

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Know Your Worth

Recently, I was asked this question, “Why do we still worry when we are not supposed to, because our God knows what will happen tomorrow or in the future and prepared everything for us?  But, we are just humans.  Or do we still lack faith?”

Hmmmmm … when impromptu questions come, it really makes me think deeper and see what is in my heart.  I avoid answering just for the sake of answering.  I also want to know and learn from what comes out from deep within me.

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New Identity In Christ

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God’s thoughts and ways are higher yet He made it possible for us to tap into them and be influenced by them in the presence of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in us Who endlessly reveals the truth of the Word of God to us.

The finished work of Jesus Christ made us new creations in Him.  It came by grace through faith, but the renewal of our minds that brings forth transformation in our lives is our part to play as we meditate His Word day and night.  What grace has made available, our faith explores.

 “And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be TRANSFORMED and PROGRESSIVELY CHANGED  [as you mature spiritually] by the RENEWING OF YOUR MIND [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].”  Romans 12:2 AMP

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Reflection …

Real faith is not moved by what it sees, not by how it feels, not by what it looks like, but it is ONLY moved by the Word of God breathed by His Spirit.

“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.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT)

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He Is Willing!

The Word is the will of God.  The Word is the wisdom of God.  The Word is full of the thoughts of God.  The Word is His way.  It is His book of instructions and corrections.  It is the manual of life. If we desire to live a life of victory, it can never be attained apart from the Word of God.  We are to give His Word the ultimate authority in our lives.

“Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in His eyes.”  (Romans 12:2 TPT)

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Once Blessed, Always Blessed!

Have you ever experienced being asked a number of times why God allows not so good things to happen?  Hmmmm …. I have.   Initially, it catches me by surprise, but when I start to look into it again and again, it actually takes me into a deeper thought with more treasures of revelations unveiled.  Indeed, a king’s glory is shown in his ability to explore the facts of the matter of what has been asked for or said.
    

“God conceals the revelation of His word
in the hiding place of His glory.
But the honor of kings is revealed
by how they thoroughly search out
the deeper meaning of all that God says.”  (Proverbs 25:2 TPT)

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What Love Is This?

What kind of love the Lord our God has for you and me that it pleased Him to bruise His only Beloved and Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, so that we may be bought back to once again be His own, that we may have the confidence to draw near to Him by the power of the Blood of the Lamb of God that made a way for us to personally know Him?

“For this is how much God loved the world—He gave His one and only, unique Son as a gift.  So now EVERYONE who believes in Him will never perish but experience everlasting life.”  (John 3:16 TPT)

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Healing In His Word

The challenges that we face as believers are meant to propel us forward and advance.  They put pressure in us that allow us to think outside the box, knowing that our God is exceedingly beyond the capacity of what human intellect can grasp.

My intentions are not always yours,
        and I do not go about things as you do.
My thoughts and My ways are above and beyond you,
        just as heaven is far from your reach here on earth.  (Isaiah 55:8-9 The Voice)

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Abiding In The Vine

Before I came to experientially know our Lord Jesus Christ, I never really thought I seriously needed a Savior.  Yes, I knew there was God Whom I prayed to in church every Sunday and called upon Him every time I get entangled with challenges in which He faithfully answered me, but until I had a personal encounter with Him, only then I somehow understood how life is to be lived when we are in union with Jesus.  It is a life full of love, joy, hope and peace, in spite of what is going on around me.

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I CAME that they may HAVE and ENJOY LIFE, and have it IN ABUNDANCE (to the full, till it overflows).” (John 10:10 AMPC)

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