Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Just checking in and I now have some Bible Verses for you.
Verse for the Week:
1 Peter 5:7-8a
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert."
Word for the Week:
Community--If we don't have people around us to encourage us we will not be able to do this accountability. Bring thinks out into the light, it tends not to have a power over you.--This is what you and I are doing. Now we need to pray for each other to do what God is wanting us to do about our bodies. I don't want to be a skinny Minnie but I want to be healthy.
Stick closer to Jesus more than ever. If you feel the opposition and we will throw you hands in the air and say"Praise God something is working." "Anytime God starts a movement, the enemy starts opposition. Steven Furrtick--Sun Stand Still
" The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it full."
What I was NOT made for:
1. Discouragement--It happens expect and don't be caught off guard. --Go away and leave me alone!!!
"Have I not commanded? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord you God will be with wherever you go."
2. Do not settle for mediocre. Giving up
This is just the way I am. This too hard. Maybe God just made me this way.
God did not make you to settle. How can I know this for sure?
"For we are God's workmanship (Masterpiece=piece of the Master), created in Christ Jesus to do good works; which God prepared in advance for us to do."
We are a piece of the creator:
" Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and all the creatures that move along the ground.'"
Whining drowns out the voice of God. How can you hear God?
Whining places the focus on the negatives instead of the positives. Do not Park!!!
When you dwell on the whiny reasons, you have a pity party and become a party-pooper. This can become contagious. "Turn your pity into purpose." Lysa TurKeurst
Put God in charge of your work, then what you've planned will take place.
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."
all of these discourage, settling for, mediocre, and whining are contributors to your False Identity. Don't be defined by these things.
You were made for more.
True Identity is
"and are justified (forgiven) freely His grace through the redemption that came from Jesus Christ.
Set Free--Romans 8:1-2
1 "Therefore, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death."
Accepted--1 Corinthians 1:2
"To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with those everywhere who called on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ--Their Lord and ours."
There are more Bible verses but this is as far as I have gotten--more to come.
Let me know if this is OK. I will send more if you want. I don't want to push this down your throat. I just want to do this. I need an accountability pardner to get there. Uh I believe that is you. Thank you for being there.