Put On the New Self…
Colossians 3:1-10 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth, for you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created Him.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
John 1:12 to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.
Daniel 4:17 The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth.
Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
I have to tell you what happened this morning. About a week or 2 ago I blogged about a dream He blessed me with about cassettes wrapped up like gifts, keep that in mind when reading this.
Well, this morning I just started praying and I hear “I am giving you a gift.” I thanked God for it and say I receive it Lord. I have not idea what the Lord has in mind, what it may be. I then hear “Its the gift of interpretation.” I thank Him for trusting me to serve Him, giving Him praise. I wasn’t sure if I heard right on the word “interpretation” but went on praying.
I always ask God what of His word He wants me to read each morning and this morning I hear “Daniel 2:6.” I could NOT have told you what that verse said if my life depended on it. Well, when I read it I dropped everything in my hand and cried, praised, laughed and smiled. Daniel 2:6 “But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation.”
GOD IS SO AMAZING! I am so humbled that He would choose someone like me to serve Him while I am here upon this earth. I am not great with words when I pray. I do not spell well or put commas and other things where they should be and I can not quote verses or tell you where this verse is or that verse is. I just know I love God and have given Him my heart and received His mercy, grace and forgiveness for my sins and want to spend time in His presence each day.
God still speaks to us but you have to be willing to listen. He is there for us but we must also be there for Him. Giving Him back some of the time He blesses us with each day.
When you spend time with Him, not wavering, staying strong, having faith… amazing things will happen!
Isaiah 55:3 Come to me with your ears wide open. Listen and you will find life. I will make an everlasting covenant with you. I will give you all the unfailing love I promised to David.
There are not enough words to say how much I love you Lord!
Psalm 18:1-2 I love you, God— you make me strong. God is the bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. My God—the high crag where I run for dear life, hiding behind the boulders, safe in the granite hideout.