Friday, July 31, 2015


July 31, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM THE FRIEND OF GOD

John 15:15
You are my friends when you do the things I command you. I'm no longer calling you servants because servants don't understand what their master is thinking and planning. No, I've named you friends because I've let you in on everything I've heard from the Father.

WOW! What a Friend we have in Jesus - he held nothing back shared EVERYTHING with us freely! Freely you have received it - now freely give it away! 

SPREAD THE WORD!

Thursday, July 30, 2015


July 30, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM A BRANCH connected to the Vine Jesus Christ and His life flows through me.

John 15:5
I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you're joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can't produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is dead-wood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire.

That Jesus would want to be connected to me is truly an amazing thought! Do I want to be connected to Him as much as He does to me? Think of the limitless possibilities the opens up to us! Today - live connected to the VINE - watch the results! :-) 

Spread the Word!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July 29, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am an epistle of Christ, written not with ink but by the spirit of the living God.

2 Corinthians 3:3 (Message Bible)
Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it - not with ink, but with God's living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives - and we publish it!

What version are you publishing??!!!  Wow God sure trusts us! Another verse from Isaiah tells us "how beautiful are the feet of them that publish the good news." (paraphrase) So, TELL IT! PUBLISH IT! The gospel was not meant to be hidden under a rock!

SPREAD THE WORD!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


July 28, 2015
WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM ONE IN WHOM THE WORD OF CHRIST ABIDES

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

So what exactly is it that spills out of you when this old world starts to push and shove you? THE WORD?!!!! WE have an active part in being one in whom the WORD of Christ lives! The computer world has a saying "GIGO" Garbage In Garbage Out! The point being for the WORD of Christ to dwell in us richly we MUST be inputting it! Today tape a Bible verse where you can see it frequently and make sure there is some quality INPUT! We have not been left without a resource! Hallelujah!

SPREAD THE WORD!!! 

Monday, July 27, 2015


July 27, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM GOD'S BUILDING

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building.

Yes it is a similar thought as yesterday - but today's thought takes it a step further - as God's building, we have a responsibility to add on to HIS building. The Apostle Paul, goes on to admonish us to build on Christ's foundation with quality building materials! As God's own building, He'd like you to use nothing but the best - so take an inventory check today to see exactly what kind of material you are using - is it wood, hay and stubble -- or are you daily adding gold, silver and precious stones? His WORD is the gold, silver and precious stones that we need to build into our lives! Today value your building process as much as GOD does! 

Spread the WORD!

Sunday, July 26, 2015


July 26, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM GOD'S FIELD

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building.

There are many thoughts here but the one that stand out to me today is that GOD is willing to own me! There is no earthly or heavenly reason why HE should see me (or you) as worth all the trouble a field involves! You know, a field by itself just grows weeds (and rapidly!) It takes CONSTANT upkeep to keep a field producing anything useful!!! Know today that GOD thinks YOU are worth the effort of HIS perpetual care!  whew!

S P R E A D  T H E  W O R D!!!!

Saturday, July 25, 2015


July 25, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST

I AM CALLED TO HIS ETERNAL GLORY

1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.


We like the eternal glory part - but did he have to throw in that bit about suffering? !!! But notice that "it comes to pass" it is only for a "while" - this life is not the end! There is ETERNAL GLORY waiting for us - and we live in it's light DAILY!!! Today may "heaven come down and GLORY fill your soul"! 



Friday, July 24, 2015


July 24, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM CALLED TO LIBERTY

Galatians 5:13 (Message Bible)
It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don't use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love, that's how freedom grows.

Hmmmmm. . . . when we think of liberty; serving one another in love does NOT usually come to mind! :-) Yet this is what we are called to and part of who we are in Christ! I want to say "put that in your pipe and smoke it" but that doesn't sound like the right use of words - ;-)
Jesus was the perfect example - HE came - HE lived - He served - poured it out lavishly on us!
Let's go into this day and follow HIS example!

Spread the WORD! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM CALLED TO PEACE!

1 Corinthians 7:15
But God has called us to peace

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

We are daily surrounded with tumult - fighting - wars - crime - but PEACE? Notice where the peace we have in Christ lives - IN OUR HEARTS and MINDS! "In the world you will have tribulation ... but be of good cheer I have overcome the world." Jesus is our peace but it's our choice to accept that! Again, our enemy does all in his power to keep us from living in that kind of God-peace! Notice it refers to peace as a GUARD to our hearts! So, next time satan comes a-knocking at the door to your heart and mind send the GUARD to the door!

We are not left without resources! Hallelujah!

SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


July 22, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM CALLED INTO THE FELLOWSHIP OF HIS SON

1 Corinthians 1:9
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

There is so much to here to meditate on - but think of this: Imagine you received a royal invitation from the Queen of England to come to tea - well, I know that sounds kinda ludicrous - but you get the idea - we'd feel pretty special and fairly important - we'd be told what to wear and when to come and  what door to use, maybe even what to say and what not to say - etc. no detail left unplanned . . .

Now apply that - but not to any earthly sovereign but to the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS! You've been called into FELLOWSHIP with HIM - not just a once in a lifetime tea!!! But a DAILY audience - today as a matter of fact! I hope you're feeling as thrilled and special as I am right about now! So go ahead - don't miss your audience with the King today - and realize that ONLY ROYALTY have such privileges! HALLELUJAH!!! :-)

Spread the WORD!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015



July 21, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath saved us, and called [us] with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

Look how the Message Bible reads in 2 Timothy 1:9
We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God, who first saved us and then called us to this holy work. We had nothing to do with it. It was all HIS idea, a gift prepared for us in Jesus long before we knew anything about it. But we know it now!

Thankfully we are not out here on our own trying to figure the whole of life out without any clues or guidance! Many spend their entire lifetimes trying to figure out this one thing!

We have been called on purpose to share the gospel Message with all who will hear it! We have not been given a whole library full of maps and books to sort through - ONE BOOK with all the guidance and clues we need! Read it - treasure it - share it!. . .

SPREAD THE WORD!


Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM FREE INDEED!

John 8:32-36
And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."
They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can you say, "You will be made free.?"
Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave to sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.

FREE! Genuinely - in reality FREE! Even if we were prisoners in the lowest dungeon on earth we would still be able to say I AM FREE from sin! If our enemy is trying to keep you in any kind of bondage, remember your FREEDOM has already been declared, purchased, paid for, and made legal! Walk out in that today - and if you meet any "prisoners" set them free too....

SPREAD THE WORD!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July 19, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM FREE FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW

Galatians 3:13
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.")

Cursed! That is the verdict over every one of us outside of CHRIST! HE loved us too much to leave it that way. Instead He came from the splendor of heaven to become cursed so that we could be BLESSED!
This is the great stumbling stone that Judaism has with the gospel - in their beliefs, Messiah could not be cursed! Even though Jesus said, "The stone which the builders rejected has become the head cornerstone!"

It is so easy to say "BE BLESSED" or "I AM BLESSED" - today realize that you are BLESSED because HE took our curse and obliterated it! Surely, "BLESSED" takes on a whole new dimension! HALLELUJAH for the cross! 

Spread the WORD!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


July 18, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM FREE FROM THE LAW OF SIN AND DEATH

Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

The Message Bible reads:
A new power is in operation. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.

That sounds HEROIC to me! If you had been rescued from a burning building by someone - you would count them your HERO for the rest of your life and probably repeat the story often! Could anything be as HEROIC as Christ taking the punishment of hell in our place so we could live in heaven with Him eternally? Not in my book! Take time today to THANK HIM and ...

S P R E A D   THE  W O R D! ! !

Friday, July 17, 2015


July 17, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM FREE FROM SIN!

Romans 6:18 & 22
And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.
But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life

Look how the Message Bible reads:
Offer yourselves to sin, for instance, and it's your last free act. But offer yourselves to the ways of God and the freedom never quits.
But now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way!

HALLELUJAH! FREE even sounds good! :-)

Just like the children of Isreal, we often forget that we were once SLAVES! (to sin)

Our enemy is ALWAYS trying to convince us otherwise. In case he's been working on you telling you lies like "you'll never be free from this sin" Stand up and tell him he's a liar today! YOU ARE SET FREE eternally! You have a "whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more life on the way!" He'll run with his tail between his legs because he's a coward! Live like a FREED one and SPREAD THE WORD! There are still sin-slaves all around us. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015


July 16, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM FREE FROM THE CONTROL OF MAN!

1 Corinthians 9:19
For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;

Paul is saying, "I'm free from the religious expectations of the pious leaders" especially so that he could serve any and all who would hear the GOOD NEWS MESSAGE of salvation! In other words, Paul was a fanatic for the Gospel! He cared not what the "religious" world thought of him as long as he could win more souls for Christ! Are you that kind of free!? Take the challenge! Be whatever you need to - to SPREAD THE WORD! 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


July 15, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM COMPLETE IN HIM

Colossians 2:10
...and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.

Complete! Whole! So exactly how many days do you get up feeling "complete" or "whole" ? ? I don't know about you but until I've had that first cup of coffee, I don't get many complete words out in any intelligible order! Some of you hit the decks running long before there is any coffee in sight and until our heads connect with our hearts "complete" and "whole" are not what we're remotely experiencing. But it does not matter as to  when or where the coffee - or when and how we wake up - or any other variable!
We are complete in HIM because HE has the power to make it so! Hallelujah! Speak that OUT LOUD to yourself today frequently! I AM COMPLETE IN HIM and HE has the power to make it so! 

Spread the WORD!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015



July 14, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM IN CHRIST JESUS

1 Corinthians 1:30
...that no flesh should glory in His presence,
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God - and righteousness and sanctification and redemption--

Here it is in the message Bible the full thought:
That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have - right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start - comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That's why we have the saying, "If you're going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God."

"it's all about Him" - what an awesome reminder!

Did you ever stop to think how privileged we are - that it can be said of us we are IN CHRIST? Mull that one over today! And if you feel the urge blow a trumpet for God! :-) 

Spread the WORD!

Monday, July 13, 2015


July 13, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM CHRIST'S POSSESSION!

1 Corinthians 3:23
And you are Christ's and Christ is God's.

A basic human need we all share is to belong! We deal with it in our families, in our workplace and even as Christians! Rest today in the knowledge that you BELONG! Not just to some exclusive club but to HIM! You are the pearl of great price HE sent His only Son into the world to rescue and redeem! REJOICE!

Spread the WORD!

Sunday, July 12, 2015


July 12, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am of God!

1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children....

Message Bible reads:
My dear children, you come from God and belong to God.

Wow! Are you getting this thought? We recognize where people are from by their particular accent J or by the way they look, etc. We recognize what family they belong to by their name or again sometimes by their looks. Well, guess what!? When God looks at you HE recognizes that you are one of HIS own family! Hallelujah! I don't know about you, but that makes me want to get up and jump and shout!

The people that this world consider "great" and worthy of high honor, will never recognize my face - but today GOD does! He knows my name and yours! Let your praises ring out in shouts of PRAISE as you ponder this thought today! 

Spread the WORD!

Saturday, July 11, 2015



July 11, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM A NEW CREATION

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.


Another amazing TRUTH! This verse reminds us of the butterfly experience. How an ugly caterpillar (worm like) turns into a beautiful butterfly is beyond my comprehension! Even though I don't fully understand it I know it is true! In like manner, Christ has taken our old sin filled life (comparable to the caterpillar stage) and transformed us into "new creations" in Christ Jesus. It is just as incomprehensible - yet just as true! So be the beautiful butterfly God created you to be when you were BORN AGAIN! If the enemy has been lying to you trying to get you to believe you are still that ugly caterpillar, spread your new beautiful wings of salvation and SOAR into the day with the knowledge of WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST! 

Spread the Word!

Friday, July 10, 2015

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July 10, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am born again of incorruptible seed

I Peter 1:23
Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.

Did you ever stop to think about that!? God's WORD is incorruptible seed! It does not die! Apply that thought to any unsaved loved one or co-worker who you are praying for - believe God today that the INCORRUPTIBLE word of God that has been planted in their heart will germinate and spring forth and bear fruit! Don't give up!

Are there any areas in your life that seem dead or dormant and you're having trouble breaking through?! Apply the INCORRUPTIBLE Word of God to your life - it WILL accomplish what it was sent to do and that's a promise! :-) 

Spread the WORD!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM SAVED BY THE GOSPEL

1 Corinthians 15:1 & 2
I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand. By which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you.

The Gospel is GOOD NEWS! In a world where we are bombarded with BAD news - GOOD news seems hard to come by and welcome indeed! Have you been saved by the gospel?? Go share it with someone today who is longing for some GOOD NEWS! 

Spread the WORD! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


July 8, 2015
WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am made clean!

John 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

Ephesians 5:26 
...as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

This is truly a miracle! When you think of the filth we are surrounded by daily - that God could see us as CLEAN - Hallelujah! We usually think of the blood of Christ that cleanses us from sin but here we have this truth that HIS WORD also makes us CLEAN! So lather up real good and remind yourself as you walk through today that you are "squeaky clean" in HIM! (and share the soap as needed!)

Spread the Word!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


July 7, 2015
WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am reconciled to God

2 Corinthians 5:18
Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

The Message Bible reads:
All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other.

Broken relationships we are familiar with - fixing them - that's the hard part! God could have given us up as a bad job - broken relationship - and left it at that! BUT HALLELUJAH HE DID NOT DO THAT! He found us worth being reconciled with! In other words HE found a way to fix our broken relationship - let US value our relationship with HIM today and let Him know how very THANKFUL we are that He did not give us up as a "bad job"! 

Spread the WORD!

Monday, July 6, 2015


July 6, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am one in whom God has an inheritance!

Ephesians 1:17 & 18
I pray...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

Here's the way that's translated in the Message Bible:

I ask - ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory - to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for Christians, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him - endless energy, boundless strength.


We are HEIRS! What a legacy! Can you beat that? We are saints! Yes you ARE! That means you are holy and set apart for God! Saint ___________ fill in the blank with YOUR name! :-) If you've always wanted to be rich - well, guess what ? - You are! It only gets better! An inheritance is only usually left to one "near and dear! That's you and me!  Hallelujah! 

Spread the WORD!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 5, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am valuable to God

Matthew 10:31
Do not fear therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.

A sparrow is one of the most common birds and a very small one at that! To you and me in the whole scheme of things one sparrow more or less does not seem that important, but thankfully, God is not like US! He carefully watches over us and even notes the falling sparrow. But JESUS says here that we are of more value than MANY sparrows! If you are feeling insignificant in the whole scheme of things - REMEMBER in the words of an old hymn, - "His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me." This should make you feel hugged by the Father today! 

Spread the Word!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

July 4

LET FREEDOM RING!

Leviticus 25:10
Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.

This verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell which is on display and can be visited in Philadelphia, PA.
Let us take some time today to pray for our country and those in authority! Our prayers make a difference!

Here is a link to learn more about our Liberty Bell

Happy Fourth of July! Have a Star Spangled Day!

Friday, July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am BLOOD bought!

I Peter 1:19
Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song, saying: You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood...

Can you imagine going to the supermarket, placing your groceries up on the belt and the cashier ringing them up and then telling you how much blood that would cost you as she brought out a needle! I for one, would not be shopping there! Think of it - God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, knew the price for our redemption was the Son's blood! Nothing else would satisfy the debt of sin! Although the cost was GREAT - God's LOVE was GREATER! Hallelujah!

Often the blood of another person can save another's life (by transfusion) - but JESUS blood saves the life of everyone who believes on HIM!!! What precious blood! Walk into this day knowing you are BLOOD bought and loved beyond measure! 

Spread the Word!

Thursday, July 2, 2015


July 2, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!


I am bought with a price!
I Corinthians 6:20
"For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's."

WOW! That increases our WORTH immediately! We value things by the price that is set on them! So the next time you are feeling worthless, please remember the huge amount of WORTH you have to God! That's enough to make us all walk tall today with our heads held high!


SPREAD the Word! share it with someone today

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015

 WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

There is a contemporary song that voices the question "WHO AM I"? The song writer answers with  lines like "a wave tossed in the ocean" - "a flower quickly fading" - "here today and gone tomorrow" etc. When we look into God's WORD - the answers to that question "WHO AM I" are so enriching that it will change our lives if we meditate on them daily! So here's the first one:

"I am Redeemed"!
Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song, saying: "You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; For you were slain, and have REDEEMED us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth."


God bless your day as you rejoice in being a REDEEMED ONE! 

Spread the Word!
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