Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

 I am an intercessor who stands in the gap

Ezekiel 22:30
So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none.

Clearly God is looking for those who will "STAND IN THE GAP" not only back in Ezekiel's day - but TODAY! Since we are the "salt" and salt PRESERVES - we need to understand our place in the BODY and "stand in the gap" - who knows what destruction will be stopped as we fill our places! Babbie Mason sings it the best:

"I'll be standing in the gap for you,
Just remember someone, somewhere ...is praying for you
Calling out your name, praying for your strength,

I'll be standing in the gap for you!" 

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am an ambassador for Christ

2 Corinthians 5:20
Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf,                                              be reconciled to God.

MESSAGE BIBLE:
We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you.

WOW! How about that! We're AMBASSADORS! IT's so easy as we go through the daily stuff of life to lose sight of the BIGGER PICTURE!! We are on a MISSION! We are HIS ambassadors! We represent the BIGGER picture to everyone that crosses our pathway - today - don't miss one opportunity to represent HEAVEN to those around you - after all you are heaven's AMBASSADOR!


SPREAD THE WORD!!!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a king

Revelation 1:6
Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us, who blood-washed our sins from our lives, Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for his Father, forever - and yes, he's on his way!


Often I've been asked, what exactly is heaven like and what will we DO in heaven? Do you realize it says that we will be RULERS in heaven? see Matthew 25:21 & 34 as well as Rev. 22:5 if you don't think that's scripture! So that makes the idea of being kings and priests to our God a little more realistic! Let's not push it all off in the future either, for Jesus indicated that we are to rule in this life also over sin and evil! May God help us to rise to our kingly position in CHRIST JESUS! 

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Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a priest

Revelation 1:6
Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us, who blood-washed our sins from our lives, Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for his Father, forever - and yes, he's on his way!


PRIESTS! Did you ever realize that priests had such heavy duty jobs that they were only allowed to work for a short amount of their lifetime - (20 years) ? and you thought the days of priests was over - ? look at this verse - Priests for his [Jesus'] Father, FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!! There is so much here to ponder - but for now just think of the awesome privilege! No one could just make themselves a priest they had to be born to a certain tribe! Our redemption sort of catapults us into a dimension we could have never reached any other way! 

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a disciple

John 8:31
If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

MESSAGE BIBLE:
If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure.


Disciples! Usually we think there were only 12 - however Jesus says here that if we live out HIS word in our lives we are one of His disciples! Try that on for size today! Tell someone, "I am one of Jesus' disciples!" See where it takes you. Basically disciples are learners and imitators - so go for it! 

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am chosen

John 15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.


Whew! What a thought! HE has chosen me! That's almost too much to take in! But it does not stop there CHOSEN me to bring forth LASTING FRUIT and access to the Father! Okay - we're getting beyond beyond here! I would just turn away in disbelief EXCEPT - IT's GOD's WORD - IT's TRUE - Read this verse over and over today and allow it to soak into your very being! 

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

August 25, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am led by the Spirit of God

Rom 8:14
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Our own personal GUIDE! However, even my own personal guide - does me little good if I'm not interested in FOLLOWING! Remember playing "follow the leader"? Well, be a trusting little kid again today and go "FOLLOW YOUR LEADER" :-) HE won't lead you wrong!
There's an old hymn that says it beautifully,

There is a Guide that never falters,
And when He leads I cannot stray
For step by step, He goes before me
And marks my path, HE knows the way

He knows the way that leads to glory
Thy ev'ry fear He will allay,
And bring thee safe at last to Heaven,
Let Jesus lead, HE knows the way! 

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Monday, August 24, 2015

August 24, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

 I am the salt of the earth

Matthew 5:13
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.

MESSAGE BIBLE:
Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.


So give yourself a little shake, shake, shake and turn yourself about.......ooops wrong song - but really - get out there and start sprinkling that salt around! Salt also PRESERVES! Did you ever think that YOUR being where you are (where God has placed YOU) is a PRESERVATION for those around you? Hmmmmmm......put that one in your pipe......ooops wrong again....well you get the idea!

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

August 23, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am the light of the world

Matthew 5:14
You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.


YOU may not think that the world needs YOU, but it does. For, YOU are unique, like no one that has ever been before or will come after. No one can speak with your voice, say your piece, smile your smile or shine YOUR light. No one can take YOUR place, for it is YOURS alone to fill. If YOU are not there to shine YOUR light, who knows how many travelers will lose their way, as they try to pass by YOUR empty place in the darkness. "There's a little light in all of us by God's design, YOU can be a BEACON if you just let it shine!" 

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

August 22, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am light in the Lord.

Ephesians 5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.


In other words - let your light shine! Don't try to blend in! Jesus said a light hidden under a bushel is useless! HE is the LIGHT - so allow HIM to shine out of you to a lost and dying world around you! It only takes a spark to get a fire going! When you have no electricity a little flashlight still keeps you from stumbling or one little candle! Do not think your little light does not matter! 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a proclaim-er of the praises of Him who called me out of darkness into His marvelous light

1 Peter 2:9
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

It is so easy to proclaim our complaints rather than our PRAISES! Let us decide to become PROCLAIM-ERS OF HIS PRAISES! We have sooooooo much to be PRAISING about - and it's a decision we can make - to either grumble and complain or PRAISE and THANK! Live today at THANKSGIVING CORNER! and observe the results!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a child of the day

1 Thessalonians 5:8
But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of                                                salvation.

MESSAGE BIBLE:
Since we're creatures of the day, let's act like it. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation.

Jesus said, "the night is coming when no man can work" the idea here is "seize the day"!! We're not left without equipment! If yesterday did not go well - bring it to the cross - get up prepare yourself for the day and go forward to SPREAD THE WORD!!!


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 19, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a child of light

Ephesians 5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.


We carry LIGHT! The light of CHRIST! We forget sometimes that just our presence makes those who in live in darkness uncomfortable - things that are comfortable and live in darkness flee when light shines on them! Light just sort of "snuffs out" the darkness - ever notice you do not have to run around with a broom to get the darkness out of the room after you turn the light on! :-) Others are attracted to the light - notice WE are not the light just carriers of it! HE IS THE LIGHT! Neither are we responsible for how others react to the light - so just walk out there today - LIGHTS ON!!!!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 18, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a child of the most high God

Romans 8:16,
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God
Galatians 3:26
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus
Galatians 4:7
Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son.

The story is told of a staunch, demanding Czar - under whom strong men trembled. One day as we was holding a meeting with his important generals the meeting room door flew open as a young boy tore into the room around the huge conference table - slid across the floor boards and jumped on to the Czar's lap - the men trembled in their places as the boy pulled on the Czar's mustache and made his request known, they trembled to hear the Czar's response - "Papa......" ah... there was the secret - that was his papa! ~ his request was granted and the Czar continued with his men.


But our Heavenly Father is no earthly mean-spirited, demanding Czar! HE IS LOVE and we are HIS sons and daughters and whenever we need to we can run in to our "papa....daddy" to make our wants and petitions known! whew what a thought we are sons and daughters of GOD! HALLELUJAH!

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Monday, August 17, 2015

August 17, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am member of the household of God

Ephesians 2:19
Now therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the                                                              household of God,


When you're part of the household it comes along with responsibility. We represent the household of God! We often recognize one another through family traits - Are those around you recognizing the family traits in you that come from living as part of the "household of God"? 

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

August 16, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am an heir of God a joint heir with Jesus Christ

Galatians 4:7
Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

The Israelites were slaves in Egypt for many years and the Bible tells us they "SOON" forgot the miraculous deliverance and chose to remember the variety of food they enjoyed. We are also told that these things were written so that WE would not make the same mistake but would REMEMBER the slavery! We were not just slaves to some one we were slaves to the DEVIL and SIN! With no power to free ourselves! May God help us to never look back with longing to the days of our slavery - but rather keep our eyes focused on our GREAT DELIVERER who came to "set us free"! HALLELUJAH! It doesn't even stop there - then making us "joint heirs" with Jesus Christ! whew! try to process that as you go out into your day!
and 

S P R E A D  T H E  W O R D!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

August 15, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am an heir according to the promises made to Abraham.

Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ's then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.


Today the emphasis is on HEIR! I don't know about you - but when I'm told I'm an heir to something - it kinda makes me feel treasured! I have some very special "heir looms" as they say! :-) But we are NOT talking about earthly STUFF here! HALLELUJAH! We are talking about SURE ROCK SOLID promises of God the one who cannot change and cannot lie type of God! Now those are the types of "heir looms" we can ALL get excited about - they will even last ETERNALLY!!! HALLELUJAH!  

Friday, August 14, 2015

August 14, 2015

Who I Am IN Christ!

I am Abraham’s seed

Galatians 3:29
And if you are Christ's then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Message Bible:
In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ's family, then you are Abraham's 'descendant', heirs according to the covenant promises.


It was a point of great importance back then to be able to claim you were a REAL descendant of Abraham! But guess what - it still is ~ and WE ARE (from God's perspective) REAL heirs! We're the "real deal" :-) He has NO step children - WE ARE FAMILY!!!!! Share that thought with someone today and give them a family hug!  

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am one of His own special people

1 Peter 2:9
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.


We are not just "step sons and daughters" but actually real sons and daughters - it is no longer just a matter of natural decent and blood line but a matter of the heart - once we "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ" we are "IN"!!!!!! HALLELUJAH! Kick those heels up and let that thought seep into your whole being! 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

August 12, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a citizen of a holy nation

1 Peter 2:9
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.



Not a citizen of just some nation but a "holy" nation - Hebrews tells that we have come to Mount Zion, the real deal! Not a nation with a terrorist dictator in charge but a Mighty, Wonderful, Friend, Counselor, Deliverer, Redeemer God who loves you and me passionately, who is longing to pour His boundless love through us to those still walking around in bondage to the worst terrorist that ever was! Rise to the occasion today as those on Flight 93 did on September 11, 2001! Rescue someone today! 

SPREAD THE WORD!  

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a member of a royal priesthood

1 Peter 2:9 (Message Bible)
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

Not just a member of the "priesthood" but the ROYAL priesthood! We are about the business of the KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS!! We've passed all the pre-screening process through the blood of Christ and are considered worthy of such a calling! It's a "high calling"! Nothing else is more important than the King's business! Are we "about our Father's (King's) business?" What an honor! What a privilege! Makes me want to serve HIM with more excellence and diligence!


S P R E A D  T H E  W O R D!

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am part of a chosen generation

1 Peter 2:9 (Message Bible)
But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you -- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.

That GOD "chose" us - wow - that's some thought! If it said he "tolerated" us I think most of us would be okay with that - but that's NOT it at all! HE chose to love us before we loved HIM! Surely that should make us stand up tall and feel "INCLUDED" as far as God is concerned and really, what else matters? 

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

August 9, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

 I am a minister of the Gospel of Christ

2 Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, let it be as the words of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory, and the might forever and ever. Amen.

Message Bible
Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God's words; if help, let it be God's hearty help. That way, God's bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he'll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything--encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!


And you thought that was your Pastor's job! :-) Here the Lord includes YOU! Everything we do is MINISTRY to HIM! I'm thinking that will surely make a difference in my living if I can keep that thought forefront all day long! Whether with words or actions no difference - it all points to JESUS is we allow it! Walk out on that thought today!  

Saturday, August 8, 2015

August 8, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am the Bride of Jesus Christ

Revelation 21:2-10
I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband.


Wow not only did HE love us enough to redeem us (we identify that as compassion) but HE loves us as his "darling" as HIS "beloved one"! Let that thought surround you today! I'd call that "hugged from heaven"!!!!! 

Friday, August 7, 2015

August 7, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a witness!




Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

A witness simply TELLS what they have seen and heard - are YOU telling the things you have seen and heard Jesus do for you? He has given us the privilege to witness first hand his miracles and transforming power in our own lives. Ask Him today to give you the opportunity to tell someone about something HE has done for you! There's an old song that says this:

"Tell it again there's some one needs it, tell it again,
Tell it again, 'till someone heeds it, tell it again.
There's no other story, that leads men to glory.
So tell it and tell it and tell it again!"


SPREAD THE WORD!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am the temple of the Lord and the Holy Spirit dwells within me



1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?


Now there's some food for thought! That the God of the universe would even consider taking up residence in you and me is utterly astounding! It makes the daily hum drum of life not so hum drum any more! God is living in me and longing to pour Himself through to me those lost and dying! Don't keep that to yourself - 

SPREAD THE WORD! 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a stranger to this world, a pilgrim just passing through


Hebrews 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

I don't know about you but I sure don't relish the thought of moving here on earth! But when I think about being a "pilgrim passing through" - now there's a move I can rejoice about - no packing - no cumbersome furniture to haul across the countryside! And what a destination! HOME! "To think of stepping ashore and finding it -- heaven! Of  grasping an outstretched hand -- and finding it God's!" Now that's a move I'm looking forward to - how about you?

Do you catch yourself moaning and groaning over getting a year older? Or over the aging process? Remember we're just "pilgrims passing through" Next time you're tempted to hang your head underneath life's heavy load - lift your eyes up to the heaven and remind yourself "I AM A PILGRIM, passing through to my eternal HOME!" HALLELUJAH! I'm supposed to feel like a "stranger" here! 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

August 4, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I am a fellow citizen with all the saints in the Kingdom of God



Ephesians 2:19
Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.

Not an illegal alien! Hallelujah! We are "IN" with God! The good news is - it's for ALL - so get out there and S P R E A D  T H E  W O R D! There is still a ready harvest field! 


Monday, August 3, 2015


August 3, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM ONE OF THE SAINTS IN CHRIST JESUS!



Romans 1:6
Among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; ... called to be saints.


Go ahead say it out loud "I am a saint!" (in Christ Jesus!) Our idea of "saint" is quite different from the scriptural use of the word - it means sanctified, holy, set apart for a certain use. Do you live daily in the knowledge of what God has set YOU apart for? Since HE has a particular purpose and design over our lives, let's take the time and effort to make sure we are living up to our "sainthood in Jesus Christ"!

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

August 2, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST!

I AM PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST

1 Corinthians 12:27
You are Christ's body - that's who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your "part" mean anything!


We often say, "it's all about HIM!" - but our part is important - If the enemy has been making you feel insignificant or of no use - speak it out loud - "I AM PART OF THE BODY OF CHRIST" and my part matters to HIM!! That should make you smile your way through the day!

SPREAD THE WORD!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 1, 2015

WHO I AM IN CHRIST

I AM A SERVANT OF GOD

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 had such a burning passion to get souls saved that he was willing to find a way to identify with people of ALL walks of life - rich and poor - clean and dirty - lovely and unlovely - freemen or prisoners - no matter what the station in life Paul had one goal - to win souls! May we become those kind of servants in Christ Jesus!

SPREAD THE WORD! 

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