Archive for August, 2011
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Thank you Lord that I have been given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. I am able to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Now that I belong to you, I die daily and crucify my flesh to follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience and meekness. You have not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. I seek your knowledge so that temperance is added to my life and I am able to put off former conversations that reflect the old man, which is corrupt according to deceitful lusts. My mouth speaks the truth in love. I give no place to the devil by yielding to a hasty spirit of lying. Anger, wrath or corrupt conversation of evil speaking, bitterness and malice is far from me. I am a prisoner of the Lord and you have called me to a holy vocation of walking in meekness, with long suffering, forbearing one another in love. I am patient in spirit, speaking those things that are edifying and ministers grace to the hearer. I will not grieve the Holy Spirit wherein I have been sealed until the day of redemption. With kindness, I am tenderhearted and forgiving because you have forgiven me and did not leave me to my own destructions. May I always be found as good ground, honest, and with a good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
Your covenant is with me for life and peace which passes all understanding and guards my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. As I rule my spirit I am counted mightier than he that takes a city. My rest is in the Lord and I wait patiently for you because I will not be cutoff and I shall inherit the earth. I love your law, precepts and commandments to obtain great peace and nothing offends me. I put on the Lord Jesus Christ as my covering so no provision is made to fulfill the lust of the flesh. Your kingdom is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. I give all diligence to add faith, virtue and knowledge to my life so that the old man is crucified with Jesus Christ and the body of sin might be destroyed, and I should not be a servant to sin.
1Timothy 6:11, 2Peter 1:6, 2Timothy 1:7, Ecclesiastes 7:8-9, Ephesians 4:1-2, Ephesians 4:22, Ephesians 4:25-32, Ephesians 4:7, Galatians 5:16, Galatians 5:24, Luke 8:15, Malachi 2:5, Philippians 4:7, Proverbs 16:32, Psalm 37:7-9, Psalm 119:165, Romans 5:3, Romans 6:6, Romans 13:14, Romans 14:17, 2Peter 1:5
Copyright: August 1, 2011
WALKING IN OBEDIENCE
Genesis 22:18 — And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.
My Lord and Father keeping your law, precepts and commandments are not hard or burdensome because my heart is full of love for you. By the enabling power of your Holy Spirit, I daily purify my soul by obeying your truth and loving my brethren without condition or pretense. When I obey your word my mind is renewed so I can keep my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. I know that when I hear and obey your voice I receive blessings that shall come on me and overtake me. I am willing and obedient and I eat the good of the land. My reasonable service is to reverence you, love you with my heart, mind and spirit, walk in your ways, serve you with joy and gladness and treasure your law as my necessary food. Therefore daily, I present myself as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to you Lord as I obey your word.
1John 5:3, 1Peter 1:22, 2Corinthians 10:5, Deuteronomy 11:27, Deuteronomy 28:2, Isaiah 1:19, Romans 12:1
The Inner Life
3John 1:2 — Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
Father I present my body a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to you, which is my reasonable service. I am not conformed to this world, and I hold fast to the truth of your word that transforms and renews my mind. My lifestyle is the evidence that your word is working effectually in me. I am able to prove the good and acceptable and perfect will of God. I am found a faithful steward over your word, steadfast, unmoveable and always abounding in the work of the Lord. All of my labor, what I do in word or deed, is done in your name Lord Jesus, so my labor is not in vain.
Thank you for helping me to bear the burdens of others and to love others as you have loved me. I am counted in your eyesight as one who, out of the good treasures of my heart, brings forth that which is good. Out of the abundance of my heart my mouth speaks the law of kindness, grace, comfort, edification and exhortation to others. My companions are those who are wise because destruction waits for those who walk with fools. When I rest I have your peace and sweet sleep and I dwell in the safety of your presence. My ears are attentive to your voice and you speak peace to your people and your saints and I am kept from turning again to folly. You are the God of patience and consolation and I am like-minded toward others according to Christ Jesus. With one mind and one mouth I glorify God, even the Father of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I receive others as Christ received me to the the glory of God.
1Corinthians 4:2, 1Corinthians 15:58, Colossians 3:17, Galatians 6:2, John 13:34, Luke 6:45, Proverbs 13:20, Psalm 4:8, Psalm 85:8, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 15:5-7
TALK TO GOD WITH AFFIRMATIONS OF FAITH
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by Christine Brooks Martin
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