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28 Feb – Creativity is not being afraid to fail

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An essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail, but tapping into something that helps us to breathe with a different type of happiness as we release and share what is within us.

Any form of creativity is God’s gift to us and I’ve discovered it’s often His way of renewing, restoring and strengthening our lives. Because we are created in the image of God I believe that within each one of us rests creativity far more than we imagine. Some would say the human spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine.

When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity we open ourselves to God. When we don’t seek to be creative it is counter to our true nature.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them”. (Genesis 1:27)

In a world filled with stereotypes, we often find ourselves labeling people. “Sporty,” “intellectual,” “academic,” and “artistic,”, etc.  It’s as if  people are capable of only being one thing, yet we are multi dimensional creatures, and far more capable than we imagine, with gifts and talents we often haven’t even discovered yet.

Not all of us are going to be published authors, artists, inventors or entrepreneurs earning millions. Not all of us will go down in history for what we create. But is that the only reason we do something. Is that the only reason we create?

Look at any of the great creative minds throughout history. Most did not seek to create to impress others, it was simply an extension of who they were.

When we think about being creative its helpful to remember that:
We don’t create for others.
We don’t create to impress or be the best.
We create, because we can.

What if you don’t know what your gift is — what you’re supposed to create? The answer is simple: Just try something!

A great way to unleash our creativity is to make a creativity date.  A time set apart to explore and play. Creativity is coaxed not forced from within us, and we need to give ourselves permission to stop “working” and to take an adventure.

Pick up some paper and a pencil and draw. Sit down at a computer and write. Grab a camera and start shooting. Make a short film. Tinker away at something. Think outside the box and seek to look at things differently. Build something. All you have to do to get started is engage with your creative self.  Go and enjoy your surroundings, the outdoors. Anything that will cause you to cease work, unleash joy, take a fresh look at the world and desire to simply play at something.

I encourage you today to not get too comfortable in the space you are in. Creative people don’t settle for seeing things for what they are, they choose to see things for what they can be.

We so need to give ourselves space to breathe, flourish and grow. Keep experimenting  and looking at things in a different way, dream, invent and explore until you find something you enjoy, something you love — and then keep doing it. It doesn’t have to be world-class or a work of genius. It doesn’t even have to be “artistic” — because creativity can be found anywhere. It just has to matter to you.

We suffer as individuals and as a society when we don’t honour creativity within ourselves.  If we don’t engage with our creative spark, we’ll deny a part of who we are. There will be a piece of us that’s missing, and that others will never get to experience or benefit from.

I love this quote by Julie Cameron, “One only need observe the natural world to see that God revels in adventure: cliffs, jungles, waterfalls,  deserts,  mountains, seas. When we take time for discovery we put ourselves in the presence of the Great Adventurer.  As we are outward bound, we sense an inward grace.”

Be blessed as you take some time out this week to connect with your inner adventurer and creative self.

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze” (Exodus 35:30)

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; (Psalm 139:13-16)

Prayer: Lord would you please help me to make time and space in myself to be creative in whatever form that most suits who you’ve made me to be. Please help me to start where I am and to use what I have. In Jesus name Amen.

27 Feb – Heaven’s Door

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In a sense we are all longing for heaven and for peace, safety, joy, beauty and love. We want to experience “heaven on earth”.

However when Adam and Eve messed up mankind lost the ability to move in the realms of the spirit– back and forth between heaven and earth. We couldn’t function in that heavenly realm any longer because of the divide between mankind and God, leaving mankind stuck on earth yet longing for heaven.

Then Jesus came and He became the door or gateway to heaven, whilst restoring and enabling us to experience heavenly realms and relationship with God.  Because of Him we can come boldly to heaven’s door and enter in. (Hebrews 4:16)

Yet religion and man’s traditions and mindsets have made death the entrance point for heaven. In a sense we have made death our saviour instead of Jesus. It’s death that saves us from all the pain and sorrow, and many believe that it is only when we die that we can enter our rest and enjoy Heaven.

But actually Jesus is our saviour and He is the entrance point to heaven and the moment we ask Him into our lives our old life passes away and we are joined to Jesus and heaven.

For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on the earth.” (Col 3:1-2)

We are in Jesus, and He is in us. “In Him we live and move and have our being”. (Acts 17:28) He is the door to heaven, and we can know heaven and find all we need in Him.

John 10:9 “I am the door, If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”

Today practice just enjoying Jesus and being IN Him. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith. (Heb 12:2) Focus on His love, His kindness and His deep affection for you and allow Him to show you heaven now.

Prayer: Lord please help me to see how I am connected to you and to heaven now. That death isn’t the doorway to experiencing heavenly realms, you are. I want to experience Heaven today. In Jesus Name Amen.

26 Feb – Kryptonite

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Kryptonite- the substance from Superman’s home planet which when he drew near it would cause him to lose all his superpowers and leave him weak -weaker than a normal man.

I refer to Superman because when we become a new creation in Christ we become new, our old self is gone and we are a brand new person with the presence of God Himself within us. We are transformed from the normal and natural, to a supernatural, extra ordinary being. Out ofvthe ordinary things become possible as we learn and discover who we are in Him, how much we are loved and what power, wisdom, knowledge and ability is available to us.

Just check out the account of Peter and John at the temple gates who on seeing the paralysed man lying there asking for money simply stopped and said, “In the name of Jesus Christ rise up and walk.” Then taking his hand they raised him to His feet and he suddenly began to stand and then to walk and jump and leap all around them. (Acts 3)

Sounds superhuman to me, which is what we become when we come into a relationship with Jesus and begin to learn His ways and who we are in Him.

However there is some things that can get in the way and which when unchecked can hinder and limit our effectiveness, joy and freedom as new supernatural creations. Much like Kryptonite to Superman, so too are some things to our faith and new life in Jesus. Things like anger, fear, unforgiveness, being double minded in that one minute we say, “Jesus I’ll do anything for you”, yet later we refuse to work through and turn our backs on habits, mindsets and practices that He clearly says in His Word to avoid. They’re Kryyonite not because they’re any match for God’s power, but because they have the potential to undermine our confidence, effectiveness, example and witness to those around us and us seeing our goals and dreams become a reality.

Instead of walking into a situation and being able to meet the need, to have confidence that our prayers will be answered and seeing miracles and demonstrations of power released we often hesitate, and have little faith because of our lack of knowledge of what authority we have. We are more aware of our own issues, fears, inadequacies or lack of sensitivity to what God is doing in our midst because we have allowed our hearts to become hardened or settled in complacency.

But today I encourage you to stop limiting the life that Jesus died and rose again to give you. As John Bevere says, “Kill the Kryptonite” in your life and begin to deal with and eradicate those things that take from or attack your confidence and the knowledge and reality of God’s power within you and who He says you are.

Therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old has passed away, behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

But the people who know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)

Prayer: Lord I’m asking that you show me where I have “Kryptonite” in my life that is limiting my potential and the exercising of my authority and confidence in you and who you say I am. I want to walk instead  in the love, grace and power that changes lives and circumstances for the better. In Jesus name amen

25 Feb – When things don’t go to plan

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What do you do when things don’t work out exactly as you’ve planned, expected, or prayed for?

The fact is life doesn’t always go the way we planned. Sometimes unexpected things happen. We receive bad news, there is trouble at work or home, cars break down, and family members say and do things that hurt or annoy us. We can suffer disappointment, loss and even failure.

Jesus never said we wouldn’t have trials, in fact He warned us we would. But He did promise that when we walk with Him, we will overcome them, and that “ALL things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28).

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

I’ve learnt that we can’t judge how much God loves us by our circumstances. God loves us regardless of our circumstances, and His plan is always good even when we don’t understand why some things happen.

When something in our life fails to go according to plan there are a few things we would be wise NOT to do.

1.Don’t throw up our hands and give up.There is no point in quitting. Sometimes we may need to adjust our course a little, but if we know that God is in what we are doing, and we are praying and seeking to live His ways, we can’t just give up. Our answer and our results just haven’t shown up yet. It’s God’s job to keep His promises, and ours to keep believing.

 2.Don’t get angry and throw a “hissy fit”.We can all be tempted to get angry when things don’t go our way. But anger just leads to strife and fear, and those two things hinder the working of our faith. God is busy behind the scenes and there is a lot of activity and work that goes into making God’s plans for our life come about. Stay out of anger, in faith and trusting God.

 3.Don’t panic. God knows the beginning from the end and everything in between. He has the answers, the way through, and the break we need. He promises that He knows the plans He has for us, plans to give us a hope and a future. So we just need to relax and rest in the knowledge that everything is going to be all right in the end. (Jeremiah 29:11)

No matter what happens it’s important that we don’t throw away our confidence in God’s goodness. There are times in life where we may not understand what is happening, but we can’t let what has or hasn’t happened dictate what we are going to believe. Psalm 27:13 promises that, “We WILL see the goodness of God in the land of the living”.

When things go wrong or not according to our plans, we’ve just got to trust that God has it under control. Trust is a choice to believe that God is good, and that he’s working things out to our advantage. Trust means holding onto what His word says regardless.

We must be patient and give God time to work on our behalf. We are always in such a hurry, but I’ve discovered God isn’t.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, …He makes ALL things beautiful in His time”. God specialises in the business of restoration and restitution, promising to work all things together for our good. (Romans 8:28)

“The LORD says, “I will give you back what you lost to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts, the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts.” ( Joel 2:25)

Today if you have been disappointed, or things have not worked out as you planned, take heart, the journey isn’t over yet, and God says with Him your life has good things up ahead. So don’t have a “hissy fit” and give up; keep trusting God, keep believing, and you will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.

Prayer: Lord thank you that no matter what I face, you make all things work together for my good. Help me to trust in you, to keep believing and standing on your promises until I see your plans and purposes for my life fulfilled. In Jesus Name Amen.

24 Feb – Knowing your Who!

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There is a question I sometimes get asked which is, “Why do I have to do this, or not do that?”  That can be in relation to “why do I give, forgive, abstain from premarital sex, help others even when I don’t want to, serve, use my gifts to bless others, love and be kind?

There is so many why questions and if I’m honest I have discovered one rather simple answer. I don’t want to do, say, go, or enter into anything that is not Jesus’ best for me, or which does not honour both Him and the relationship I have with Him.

Jesus put it even simpler when He said,  If you love me, keep my commands.” (John 14:15)

Every single day I have opportunities to step a little to the left or to the right of what I know is God’s best for me. Every day I am faced with choices as to whether I am going to do things which will inadvertently or purposefully cause me to distance myself  from my relationship and the closeness I have with Jesus or not. He never ignores or withdraws His presence or love from me, but I can definitely separate my heart, affections and thoughts from Him by my choices and actions. I’ve learnt however that when I distance and separate my heart and thoughts from Him I become like a ship without a rudder and the world lessens in  life and colour for me.

Our relationship with Jesus is much like any other relationship we can have, in the sense that it takes two. It takes my wanting to be close to Him, to want to know His heart, His voice and His purpose.  He has reached out to us, but the question is how will we respond on a daily basis to Him. We can get busy, ignore what He says, take this relationship for granted and blatantly do the other thing when it comes to listening to Him and what He says in the bible and to our hearts. Or we can lean in close, focus all our attention on the quietest of His whispers and choose to hang on every Word He says.

There really isn’t many why’s that matter, just who! When we can answer that all the other questions and decisions in life get easy.

Who do we want to know? Who do we want to please and how much do we want our life and choices to honour all that Jesus has done and means to us? It’s much like the parable Jesus told. Knowing Him and the things of heaven are like a man who found a single precious pearl. On realising it’s value the man went out and sold all that he had so he could buy this single pearl – to him it became the pearl of great price, for he would have given up all to have it.

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, and upon finding a single pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.”(Matthew 13: 45-46)

Fortunately we don’t have to buy anything because a relationship with Jesus is a free gift. He did all the giving up when He gave His life and then rose again for us. (John 3:16) If there is anything we are ever asked to forgo it is for our own good and nothing compared to the gift and privilege of knowing Jesus and walking in the peace and purpose that He gives. He promises that if we seek Him first and His way of doing things then He will add everything else that is good to our lives. (Matthew 6:33)

I encourage you today to take the time to determine your WHO! Life gets much easier, decisions are simple and the peace that comes in knowing that nothing comes before  knowing Jesus is worth giving up everything to discover and keep.

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” (Psalm 16:11 Amp)

And I continually long to know the wonders of Jesus more fully and to experience the overflowing power of his resurrection working in me”. (Philippians 3:10)

Prayer: Jesus I want to know you and who you are more fully. Please show me if there is anything that is getting in the way of being able to hear your voice clearly and to know your heart and presence deeply today. In Jesus name Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

23 Feb – Keep going

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Perseverance means not giving up. It is persistence, tenacity and the effort required to do something and keep believing and doing something even when it’s hard.

The bible talks about perseverance and that persevering in our faith produces steadfastness. When this “steadfastness has its full effect it says it’s so, “that we may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

James 1:2-4, 12 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

Learning to persevere in life and in our faith is an important part of living the life God has planned for us. When we fail to persevere through difficulties, setbacks or things we may be afraid of or find challenging we will be far more prone to keep giving up, which is not something God wants for us. He doesn’t give up, He remains faithful and He always says keep going, keep running your race, keep believing and keep moving forward with me. That’s because He wants us to fulfil the purpose for which He made us so that we would be able to live the full and overflowing life where our joy is complete, that He has planned and desires for us.  (John 10:10) Plus we also have a great cloud of witnesses in heavenly places who cheer us on and encourage us to keep persevering.

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Whatever you are facing today, I encourage you to seek God for His wisdom. Clarify if what you are believing for and focusing on are things that He desires for your life. If they are, then keep going even if it’s hard, because you will surely get there and reap the benefits of perserverance if you do.

Prayer: Lord thank you for your strength and help today. Please help me to persevere in the things you have directed me in until I reach my goal. In Jesus name Amen.

22 Feb – Healthy boundaries

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Having clear boundaries is so important for healthy, respectful relationships and a balanced life. Regardless of whether it’s having boundaries in our relationship with our partner, children, work colleagues, family, friends, neighbour’s or anyone we relate to.

A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. They define who we are and who we are not. What we value, find acceptable. A boundary is respectful of our personal needs, choices and their impact on the different areas of our lives.

Unfortunately we can become confused about boundaries and how to set these healthy ones. We struggle with questions and the fear of setting limits while still remaining open hearted and loving. Of struggling with guilt and wondering if our boundaries are selfish, and will be viewed as being inconsiderate to others.

Yet setting healthy boundaries is essential if we want to have flourishing close relationships. People are people and if we don’t have parameters around how we relate to others and vice versa our communication is affected, physical lines can be blurred, emotional and mental freedoms are hindered and we become unsure in our spiritual lives of how to be loving and kind, while not pushing ourselves to be and do things beyond our limits and wisdom.

I’ve discovered over the years as a wife, mum of six kids and a pastor that unless I put boundaries in place I am headed for trouble. God gives me strength to do all things but He also asks me to walk in wisdom. He wants me to live in peace, while leading a full productive life. A good way to know if a boundary is both healthy and loving is to examine the motive. Am I protecting myself or someone vulnerable from potential harm or just maintaing distance because I  want to exclude or punish?  Am I tired or fedup or just need to spend time in His presence to refresh and renew my purpose and vision?

If I push and strive all the time instead of learning to move in grace and rest then people and situations are soon going to overwhelm and damage my personal world, wheras choosing to set boundaries helps prevent damage, breakdowns in relationships and burnout.

We’ve got to know what we value, what season of life we are in, our purpose and what God actually desires for us in our everyday life. Without that understanding our boundary lines will always be blurred and able to be walked all over. The person who feels, thinks and probably is a ‘doormat’ in life perhaps doesn’t have personal boundaries in place. Situations, people, our unsurrendered desires and the devil will always try to push against our values, resolve and purpose, but when we have healthy boundaries we recognise what is happening far quicker and can push back, communicate and resolve the issue.

When we set boundaries and hold to them we can assess situations and relationships and whether they are a healthy space for us more easily and other people grow to respect our boundaries. They often feel safer and everyone is able to communicate and relate at a deeper level, plus the devil backs off hassling us so much in that area. The lines are drawn and its known to everyone, “don’t cross them.”

Resist the devil and he will flee from you”

God wants us to live free and lightly. We all benefit from knowing when to say yes, and how and when to say no, so I encourage you today to consider what you value, what is okay with you and what makes you feel less than who God says you are. What pushes you to feel exhausted or beaten about? Consider what is safe, permissible, healthy and enables choice, freedom and connected, honest relationships? Then prayerfully put some boundaries in place and let people know them and if they’ve overstepped the line. Be aware the boundary is also there for you to acknowledge when you need to step back, how much to take on in your schedule and what is wisdom for this season of your life.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” ( Philippians 4:8)

He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat“. (Psalm 147:14)

Prayer. Lord please give me wisdom to who and what to say yes to and how to say no, both to myself, others and situations that may arise in my life. In Jesus name amen

21 Feb – Feeling “Got At”

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There are days when we can feel “got at”. You know the type of day where life isn’t going quite as it should, people are just downright annoying or being awful and you want to yell, “Stop I’m getting off here”!

The unfortunate fact is that not everything always goes absolutely to plan and nobody behaves perfectly all the time…..we aren’t perfect, our family and friends aren’t’ perfect and the people that we share the rest of the world with are definitely not perfect.

So what do we do when we feel like we are being “got at” and a holiday to the Bahamas or Italy looks really tempting? Well we could buy a plane ticket and disappear for a few weeks or months, (I can highly recommend Florence) or we can do the following…

1.Understand that our enemy is not flesh and blood….(yes a few minutes in our flesh would make us feel better short term I know), but our ultimate battle is with the evil mastermind behind situations going awry or people behaving badly… Understand who the real enemy is and take your stand against him! (Ephesians 6:12)

2. Recognise that people are people and that if we don’t lean into Jesus, remember who we are and do what He says we can all mess up… Choose grace instead of judgement.

3. Take responsibility for your own stuff– essentially nobody has the power to make us feel or think something we don’t give them permission to. We are all powerful, intelligent, amazing beings created in the image of God, so don’t be giving your power up to anyone else and then blaming them for how you are feeling.

So then each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12)

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

4. Remember who God says you are, what He says about your life and future and determine to think on, declare and rest in that truth and no other. (Jeremiah 29:11) 

“For you are His workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”(Matthew 10:29:31)

5. Forgive –when we hold a grudge or anger towards someone else we don’t actually hurt the other person the most…we hurt ourselves and essentially put our lives under bondage to un-forgiveness, bitterness and every evil work that the devil wants to try and bring into our lives. With un-forgiveness comes sickness, stress, anxiety, relationship break downs and unflattering wrinkles… Choose to forgive and close the door on the enemy’s plans to mess with and destroy your life.

 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”(Matthew 6:14-15)

“And now you must repent and turn back to God so that your sins will be removed, and so that times of refreshing will stream from the Lord’s presence.”(Acts 3:19)

6. Trust God – when we give God our issues and hurts and choose to stand on His promises He says that He will go to work on our behalf. We don’t need to defend ourselves, strike back, protect or lower ourselves to someone else’s level. God declares that “vengeance is His”, and He will sort out wickedness, lies, and any weapon formed against us so that it will not prosper against us… so if your circumstances are not good yet, God’s not done yet. Choose to step back, keep your hands off and only do what He says and trust God to work all things together for your good. (Romans 8:28)

“The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace.”(Exodus 14:14)

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”(Psalm 121:1-2)

7. Do some hard exercise; go for a run, brisk walk, hit the gym, punch a boxing bag or pillow and get your angst at the world out, preferably without yelling at, slandering or hurting someone else.

8. Praise –find ten good things to focus on. Yes you will have to be disciplined if you are feeling really “got at”, but there is always good around us because God is good, so shift your focus.

Start singing, giving thanks, and being grateful. Choose to make a joyful noise and in doing so get perspective, bring God into your circumstances and silence the enemy. Amazingly God promises that when we get into praise and thanksgiving we do all the above things in one hit. Praise is powerful, so use it.

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger”… (Psalm 8:2)

8. Give it to Jesus and leave it there – unless we do this we will just continue carrying around the weight of whatever is bothering us, been said against us, or is just plain annoying our day. Cast all your cares upon Jesus because He cares for you, fix your eyes on Him, shake off the things that are trying to get to you, and run your race…

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.”(Hebrews 12:1-2)

Life can have it’s moments, but I encourage you to come above them today and  keep moving forward because your day and life is far too important to get distracted by people or situations that most of the time you won’t even remember or be adversely affected by in a few years time.

Prayer: Lord thank you that you are with me and that you promise to be my ever present help, strength and comfort. Please help me today to keep my eyes fixed on you and the good things you have for me to walk in. In Jesus name Amen.

 

 

20 Feb – Secure in who you are!

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What and who we are in our own sight makes all the difference. If, in our own sight we see ourselves as weak and powerless, then for one the devil will take delight in running all over us, and two we will never step into all that we are capable of and called to become.

How often do we miss out on the unique and special life that God has planned and created for us because we don’t take the time to discover who God made us to be? But when we dont take the time to find out we can instead always live in fear, confusion, sickness, and complacency, far from the plan and purposes God has for us.

It’s too easy to never step into our “promised land”, going through life believing what the world and it’s system says about us and only ever looking at the possibilities but never taking any steps to enter and possess them.

Today if you are not strong in who you are in your own sight and have been seeing yourself less than who God says you are, you can change that. Begin to:

  • Spend time with Jesus every day, and read His Word – the Bible.
  • Ask God what His plan and purpose is for your life.
  • Start to agree with what God says about you. Reject the negative words and images and visualise and speak about yourself succeeding and being healthy and whole, and seeing your prayers answered.

Before you know it you will start to see yourself as God sees you; a conquering, victorious, healed, whole child of God with the power of heaven behind you.

 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. (Philippians 4:13)

“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)

 

Prayer:  Lord help me to see myself as you see me. Let your Word renew and heal my heart and mind. Thank you that I am forgiven, healed, whole, victorious, and have all I need in you. I refuse to see myself as less than what you say I am any longer and I’m taking the steps to become all you have made me to be. In Jesus name. Amen.

 

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