"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 is the blog verse for here

Monday, September 1, 2014

TRANSFORMING MY LIFE ~ BEING ACCEPTED Day 1

Day 1

I am Accepted

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"I am God's Child."
John 1:12



"Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-- " (NIV)

John 1:12
(for other versions)


Reminding you of the way to process and do this along with me

"1. Begin each day asking God to reveal how He sees you … simply because you are His child. 

2.  Concentrate on the initial statement concerning you and on the corresponding scripture.

(for today's) "I am God's Child." John 1:12

3.  Read the practical commentary {this one you won't be able to do in my 30 days, unless you have her book too or another commentary or book}and Pray that the Lord’s heavenly view of you would penetrate your heart. 

4.  Look up any additional Scripture passages in your Bible, then personalize and paraphrase them, putting them into your own words. 


54 verses: Child of God
Romans 8:16
Ephesians 2:19

5.  Write a personal prayer and complete the phrase, 


“Father, through Your eyes I can see that I
___am Your Child______.” 
by /because   ____
SO 

" I am secure because I am a child of God."

6.  Repeat to yourself the truth printed at the bottom of the page. With a grateful heart, acknowledge that you have infinite worth in the eyes of your heavenly Father."~June Hunt



Father, Thank You for accepting me as Your Child, Your daughter.

***

MY POSITION IN CHRIST
1 John 3:1

Day 2 in June Hunt's "Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes" says "Every person has an inward "longing to belong". God Himself put this feeling into our hearts." 
Why do you think God put this longing inside us?
How does this longing reveal itself in your life?
According to John 1:12, how does a person become a true child of God?

Day 1 "I am adopted by God." Ephesians 1:5
Day 2 (above) and today's verse with "I am God's child." John 1:12;1 John 3:1
Day 3 "I am precious to God." Isaiah 43:4
Day 4 "I am accepted by God." Ephesians 1:6
Day 5 "I am called by name by God." Isaiah 43:1
Day 6 "I am baptized with Christ." Romans 6:4
Day 7 "I am hidden with Christ." Psalm 32:7





Sunday, August 31, 2014

TRANSFORMING MY LIFE (part III)

I'm not sure why God does this but I have to trust Him when He does. As I was midway (again){sigh} preparing these, thinking I had exhausted all the various avenues of sites and books, that this time I landed on something unique for these 30 Days ... although there are many similar, don't get me wrong, just not any done, verse by verse, as is my intention ... lo and behold, God drops another book in my lap(top) ... from the founder and wonderful woman, I shared earlier this year, because of her HOPE organization ... written by June Hunt, as a "31 Day Devotional" (you guessed it) on these verses {grrr} or {yeah} but making my efforts now obsolete and meaningless, because I so dislike "reinventing the wheel" ... once it's been done and my, she has done this so very well with such a good purpose and plan ... that I just have to share it before I reveal mine (once again, I'm a little late because she published this in 2012)(This is not a book review but I can't help seeing the great value in her book!)


Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes: A 31-Day Devotional

[the first is the one I have in my Kindle for PC but I think I like the 2nd one]

June Hunt has also included a Study Guide in her book! You know how I love that! Although the verses are not the same as FICM or the Bell, the same concepts of WHO we are in Christ are! Makes me almost ready to trash mine in draft and go with hers instead ... almost. 

And she has broken down her 31 days into 4 sections: (I have just the 3: Accepted, Secure, Significant and you can see what the initial letters of these words add up to what I feel like in my latent effort and the reason I need to improve my identity and self image) her sections are: 

"Days 1-7: My Position in Christ"
"Days 8-15: God's Plan for me"
"Days 16-23: My Possessions in Christ"
"Days 24-31: God's Purpose for me"

Yeah, P, P, P, P for Peggy instead of mine!

{yep, clear cut and all inclusive for my chosen verses}

Thus, this is the reason for me writing a

Part III
to my intro
{and pushing back the 1st two parts}
because I love how she has done this

So, I reiterate: not sure why God does this: to confirm? or to show me up with someone elses' great accomplishment? putting a foggy tint on my seemingly, well worked out "30 days" that I had in my head since last fall ... waiting, now mulling over as I pick up the reading of a really good devotional (already done so well!!! really well) ... {sigh}. Kinda like all my thoughts spilled out and put together much better than I could have done. Does this mean I'm suppose to just dump mine and do hers? I don't think so ... yet I'm hoping that I can combine and use both to benefit us in my 30 day plan

***
IDENTITY

June has a SUPERB intro with "her personal word"; "What is Identity" and "Discovering How God Sees You" ... which ends with the following, excellent six steps for processing "seeing yourself through God's eyes" that I'd like to borrow and hope you will use as she wrote "by the Spirit of God to bring to light that which may be currently hidden from view":

"1. Begin each day asking God to reveal how He sees you … simply because you are His child. 

2.  Concentrate on the initial statement concerning you and on the corresponding scripture. 

3.  Read the practical commentary and pray that the Lord’s heavenly view of you would penetrate your heart. {this one you won't be able to do in my 30 days, unless you have her book too}

4.  Look up the additional Scripture passages in your Bible, then personalize and paraphrase them, putting them into your own words. 

5.  Write a personal prayer and complete the phrase, 
“Father, through Your eyes I can see that I _________.” 

6.  Repeat to yourself the truth printed at the bottom of the page. With a grateful heart, acknowledge that you have infinite worth in the eyes of your heavenly Father."

Oh yes, PERFECT!
{and she even gives us an example in how to do this with Day 32}
Such a BONUS!


Thanks God and thanks June Hunt!

also wanted to share what she has in "What is Identity":

"Your Identity determines Your Worth"
"Your Identity  determines Your Destination"

"Your Identity determines Your Characteristics"

"Your Identity determines Your Inheritance"
~June Hunt, "Seeing Yourself Through God's Eyes"~


"A consequence of this new identity is a new worth based on the abundant resources placed into your personal account. A second consequence is a new destination throughout eternity, where you will forever be secure in the presence of God." 

And I loved these sweet words from June Hunt and my heart:

" Precious one, how God desires that you will receive all that He provides! The struggle with low-self-worth can be replaced with godly self-worth when you are in Christ. But in order for you to have the characteristics of Christ, you must be in a different family."~June Hunt


Welcome to the Family of God as 
You
walk with me
for the next 30 days
in God's Word
so we can see and accept
WHO and HOW
God sees us
as
HIS


This definitely was a God-incidence
for me to find this wonderful book and June's Ministry
"HOPE for your Heart"

which it is giving me and I pray you also

HEALING Under Grace

HOPE Unto Grace

HUG
Peggy

and maybe another study for 
SOS 


After I began organizing the next 30 days, I really wanted to do more than I have done. So the posts are pretty basic so far ... and I hope to use this as a basic skeleton format to come back to as I am able and build and write more about each verse and share my prayer and hopefully more life practical applications or insights from my journey ... because I have held on to these FICM Bible Verses for decades now and it's high time that I see myself through God's eyes really and just not read the verse but make it an integral part of my identity and me, knowing and confirming my Position in Christ, God's Purpose and Plan for me, and all that I Possess as His Possession: HIS ... remember this from the RESOLUTION book study ... BELONGING! which for me means being secure, being accepted and becoming significant in my own eyes, God's eyes and the eyes of others as they watch me live out my Christian journey intentionally ... through this life as I am transforming my life day by day ... hopefully more into the image of Jesus Christ! 

June Hunt's book "Seeing Yourself through God's Eyes" calls me and inspires me to do more with these drafted posts ... that I am posting as they are; to be improved as I am able to get to each one (in God's time)! How I wish they were more like June's and I had found her book before I tried to re-invent the wheel (as she had done so wonderfully). 

That's my intention for these next 30 days and as I come back (whenever, now or in the future, to add to these) To God be the glory! This is the 3rd Introduction post to my series ... I kept revising and wanting to add more to let you know where I'm going with this transformation and identity in Jesus Christ! I do hope you will join me as you can ... I will be revising so it's best to catch these in the evening even though if they post earlier.




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