"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 Bible verse for this Blog

Saturday, April 26, 2008

PSALM FRIDAY! Psalm 18:20-28 Boasting/Pride

"Today we will spend our time together digging into verses twenty through twenty-eight of Psalm 18. Here’s today’s question~ Is it wrong, prideful, or boastful to be proud of who we are and what we are doing? Are you ready? Let’s dig in..." To see and learn more about this GREAT study, please go to By His Grace

MY REFLECTION for today will center on WHO I AM not on WHAT I AM DOING?

I have often identified with David. I loved the fact that David was a "man after God's own heart". I want to be a woman after God's own heart and at times, I feel like I have a heart of God,

when I look with compassion at others and their situations,

when my hearts breaks for others,

when I cry or weep for the "lost",

when I see so much happening in the world around us,

when I look at the life of Jesus,

when I try to identify with others,

when I pray,

and then I realize that my heart isn't even close to the immense heart of God, Our Heavenly Father.

I recently encountered a precious site on the internet: http://www.fathersloveletter.com/.

They have literally heard thousands of stories from people around the world who have been impacted by the message of God the Father's love. This new section on their website is dedicated to the telling of some of these stories. A testimony is a powerful thing.
The Father's Love Letter is available in 81 languages. It truly blessed me and will you or others you may know, who need a better view of a father that loves them for who they are...taken directly from His Word!

Neil T. Anderson wrote many excellent books, "The Steps to Freedom in Christ", "Bondage Breaker," "...Spiritual Warfare...", "Living Free in Christ"...etc.

I grew most in my walk when I adopted these truths and put them into effectual prayer:

WHO I AM IN CHRIST

I am complete in Him, Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).
I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).
I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (I John 5:18).
I am holy and without blame before Him in love (I Peter 1:16; Ephesians 1:4).
I have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5; I Corinthians 2:16).
I have the peace of God that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
I have the Greater One living in me; greater is He Who is in me than he who is in the world (I John 4:4).
I have received the gift of righteousness and reign as a king in life by Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
I have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened (Ephesians 1:17,18).

I have received the power of the Holy Spirit to lay hands on the sick and see them recover, to cast out demons, to speak with new tongues. I have power over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means harm me (Mark 16:17,18; Luke 10:17,19).

I have put off the old man and have put on the new man, which is renewed in the knowledge after the image of Him Who created me (Colossians 3:9,10).

I have given, and it is given to me; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, men give into my bosom (Luke 6:38).

I have no lack for my God supplies all of my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
I can quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one with my shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).
I can do all things through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:13).
I shall do even greater works than Christ Jesus (John 14:12).
I show forth the praises of God Who has called me out of darkness into His marvelous light (I Peter 2:9).
I am God’s child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which lives and abides forever (I Peter 1:23).

I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ unto good works (Ephesians 2:10).
I am a new creature in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17).
I am a spirit being alive to God (I Thessalonians 5:23; Romans 6:11).
I am a believer, and the light of the Gospel shines in my mind (II Corinthians 4:4).
I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions (James 1:22,25).
I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loves me (Romans 8:37).
I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).
I am a partaker of His divine nature (II Peter 1:3,4).
I am an ambassador for Christ (II Corinthians 5:20).

I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people (I Peter 2:9).

I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:21).
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit; I am not my own (I Corinthians 6:19).
I am the head and not the tail; I am above only and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).
I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).
I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and longsuffering (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12).
I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood (Ephesians 1:7).
I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God’s kingdom (Colossians 1:13).
I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty
(Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 28:15-68).
I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:7).
I am called of God to be the voice of His praise (II Timothy 1:9; Psalm 66:8).
I am healed by the stripes of Jesus (I Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5).
I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places (Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 2:6).
I am greatly loved by God (Colossians 3:12; Romans 1:7; I Thessalonians 1:4; Ephesians 2:4).
I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power (Colossians 1:11).
I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7).
I press on toward the goal to win the prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward (Philippians 3:14).
For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, love, and a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7).
It is not I who live, but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20).

So, I will not speak about my teenage "PRIDE" that was broken
nor my "SELF CONFIDENCE" that was crushed, robbed or stolen,
but I WILL BOAST in WHO I AM IN CHRIST
for in my self
there are many MESSes, many failures,
many MAZES of my life's stuggles, trials, tribulations and achievements,
but none compare to WHO I AM in HIM and because of HIM,
and WHO I am becoming IN HIM as I empty out my self so HE can flow through me, use me and be glorified in WHAT I may DO because HE GIVES me strength, ability, wisdom, and I AM MORE THAN a CONQUEROR...and battles will be won for HIM.
Still watching for the MIRACLES!!! For I have seen SUCH "AMAZING GRACE!"

Thank you, Lord Jesus, as I grow each day in my walk with you. Never allow my heart to harden. May my character be more of YOUR character and less of me, but use all of me and what you have blessed me with and what I am/have learn(ing)(ed) in Christ Jesus and
Your Precious Word! Amen

1 comment:

  1. Peggy,
    Thank you for your kind words. It is a blessings and honor to serve you. God has bestowed much grace on me and allowed me to be where I am today in this journey.

    In Him,
    Jenifer

    ReplyDelete

Bless you for your visit and encouraging words! I thank you and I am humbly blessed by YOU and the time you spend with me... Peace, "Mazmagi" Peggy

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