Saturday, October 30, 2010

Royal and Holy

"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" (1 Peter 2:9)~ We must come to realize our position and responsibility as believers in Jesus Christ. We have been saved and we have therefore escaped the torments of hell, and as His own special child, we may enter into a relationship with our loving Father, our Creator, and accept that we are indeed His prized possession. The Holy Spirit used specific words to describe our relationship to the Lord:

Chosen generation ~ We are a generation taken out of the wicked sea of humanity and set aside for God alone.
Royal priesthood ~ All believers are ordained by God to represent God to the world, and to bring the lost of the world to Him. Don't ever forget this; all believers are priest, not just some special class within an ecclesiastical society. Holy nation ~ The population of the Church makes up a nation without boundaries or borders, covering the globe to serve the Lord. His own special people- This sums it all up; we are His special people, we belong to Him.

God speaks the truth. He gives us our identity. We are royal, we are chosen, we are holy ~ therefore let our identity dictatate our actions in this world, and our reactions to those who do not know their divine heritage. Let us proclaim the praises of Him who called us out of darkness into His marvelous light!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Lord Jesus ~ I love YOU more each day as I realize all that You have provided, and all that You have personally done for me. I seek You in the eyes of those You send me, I seek You in the beauty of nature, and I seek Your righteous ways in Your Holy Words. My life’s purpose is to love You above all things, all people, all possessions, all accomplishments. As I devour the Holy Word of God, ~ my heart is filled with awe at Your consistent compassion, love and provision for the good, the bad and the judged. Walking in step with my Father, worshipping Him in thought and song, loving Him as much as I am humanly capable, is my greatest JOY! Jesus, You are the center of my life, You dwell within my core, You envelope my soul, You abide in each thought, You bless me with Your omni-presence inside each moment, You surround me with wonders, You amaze me in the smallest details, You surprise me with impressions, You cause me to laugh easily at myself and love how wonderfully You created me. You are my source of strength, joy, health and finances ~ and I thank You for the abounding non-wage blessings in my life. How very good You are ~ all the time ~ even when I am silent, even when I forget to call on You ~ You are faithful to love me still! I choose to turn my eyes to seek Jesus in all things ~ I look deeply into His loving face ~ and the things of this world, the views of this world, the temptations fall away. As I look into the brightness of God’s glory, as I seek His will and ways, my worries and cares become deaf, blind and muted. Oh Father ~ how I love Thee ~ this is my story, this is my song ~ I Love the Lord Jesus, all the day long ~ Thank You Jesus for depositing the Holy Spirit in me, for always remaining beside me, for protecting me, and for satisfying all my physical and spiritual needs. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He hath already anointed me” Luke 4:18 You are more than what meets my eye! You made and put all laws of order into motion. In Your perfect timing is where I expect to see the manifestation of Your spirit in physical form. You are consistent, Your perfect ways do not vary. Loving to witness Your hand at work, I realize that Your promises do not manifest instantly, but as the Governor of all things, I trust You my Lord completely, regardless of appearances. Lord God, I am so thankful that my faith is governed by Your law! Jesus said “Have faith in God” Mark 11:22 ~ Lord Jesus I ask that You enable me to obey all Spiritual laws ~ that I may reap the rewards You intend for me. I trust that Your Word will never become void or violated by God. “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” James 4:7 ~ Now I accept my responsibility to obey ~ as I speak, according to God’s law ~ I shall be satisfied with what is manifested. “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Matthew 12:34; Mark 11:23, James 3:2. I desire to be healed in body and spirit, yet my occasional words speak into being ~ continued wreckage and disease. Lord Jesus I ask that You enable me to control my tongue so that what comes out of my mouth, and what thoughts stir in my mind ~ that all will be a blessing to You ~ as well as manifest all that You desire as the BEST for all.

“And Jesus answering saith unto them, have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Mark 11:22 ~ Do NOT ask Jesus to remove it ~ but trust in the power He gave me to speak!
I MUST speak to the obstacle ~ MY responsibility ~ is to tell it to MOVE ~ in the name of Jesus!

The purpose of prayer is not to inform God of what is going on ~ He knows ALL. The purpose of prayer is to LOVE GOD for what He has already done. “By His stripes, we are healed” ` Peter 2:24 ~ I enter into His presence with praise on my lips! ~ Thank You Lord Jesus for putting into place all that must happen in order for my body to recover fully ~ In the name of Jesus I command the root cause of my suffering to depart from my body, my mind and my experience! AMEN