JUNE 2012 NUGGETS OF TRUTH
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SOARING LIKE AN EAGLE

OR

CLUCKING LIKE A CHICKEN?

 

 

Here’s granny, making her way to the airport at 4:30 am in morning;  iPhone snuggly in my purse (ready for all calls and information), my laptop slung over my carry on luggage, knowing that I would have to put all jewelry, shoes, plus present worldly possessions in that little bin, and then be “dinged” because I now have body parts put together with metal and a pat-down is a sure thing.  Why? Not only am I off to see a grandson graduate and have fun with family, but I want to prepare a Nugget of Truth for friends.

 

The question is what can I share with you that would make a difference in your life?  Some time I will share my full testimony and tell you that after 43 year as a Christian (saved at age 25), in church every time the door opened, “trying” to do those things that I thought was “holy” living,  and generally enduring life, I was to learn revelation knowledge that would have great impact and transformation upon my life and soul. It came from a powerful encounter with the precious Holy Spirit. After all those years,  I have said to myself: “How could I be so spiritually ignorant and still carry my Bible?”  Thank you Jesus for His grace and patience. He finally got my attention and was able to position me where I could learn revelation truth and knowledge about who I was and Who He is! (All this in my senior years.)  Therefore, Never Give Up for it is never too late!  My desire in life is to help you to get there sooner than I did.

 

If we would see ourselves the way God sees us, as His children, it would change our life and perspective very quickly into a powerful, positive way of thinking.  We are prone to see ourselves through our own understanding or what someone else has said about us.  Remember, God is a covenant-keeping Savior who cannot lie or tempt man to sin.  His love is an unconditional, unfailing, eternal love.  He longs for us to have a personal relationship with Him.  His Word is powerful and all Truth.  He desires for us to live in victory through obedience and the power of His precious Holy Spirit.  He is the Creator of the Universe and man, so surely He knows how to put us back together again for we are not like Humpty-Dumpty!

 

Why is it that we wake one day and know life is supposed to be a bowl of cherries and we are in the pits!  We are supposed to be soaring in life like the eagle.  Instead, we are like little clucking chickens, running busily around in a circle, pecking for a little grain of food (natural and organic, of course), pulling up worms.

 

Could it be that our life is just too busy, too hectic with too much to do that we just do not take time to be quiet. Yes, turn off the TV, close the door, grab your Bible and be still before the Lord. 

 

The bottom line is that we make the choices in life to be what we are.  Every day, with all of its responsibilities and challenges, must make time for eternity.  When we learn how to take ownership of our thought life and emotions in a healthy way, we can quickly bring about change.  So often, we want to excuse ourselves or blame others for our conditions when all the power for right change is within us. We have powerful tools available to us and it is up to us to become disciplined and have a teachable spirit in the realm of spiritual matters. 

 

God cares about everything that has to do with you.  He loves you far greater than any human being in your life.  He knows what is best and has a plan for you to obtain it.  It is called “surrender.”  Surrender your self-will to Him and know His will. Wonderful change will come and you can wake up knowing today is good day.  You can say  “I can have peace and joy in the abundance of the provision of the Lord my Creator of the Universe and personal Savior who is my Friend.  He loves me!”

 

I want to say it over and over until it becomes part of us: The answers for life are found in the Word of God.  The first step in life is a sure knowledge that we are a child of God, being born again through understanding of what Jesus did for us on the cross of Calvary.  He took all of our sins and needs upon Himself, shedding His precious blood and was victoriously raised from the dead.  He conquered death, hell and the grave.  He has already done it all, there is nothing more He can or needs to do. When we confess our sins, call upon Him for Salvation, we are in a position to learn life changing principles.  

 

Let the following words of Truth resonate into your mind and soul.  I have written out these affirmations and Scriptures for you.  If you would read them aloud, everyday, I guarantee it will change the way you think and bring joy to your heart.  Why?  Because when you rehearse who God is and who you are in Him, change will come to you.  We are what we speak and think!  As you read, practice praise and thanksgiving.

 

Print it out.  Put it where you can easily read it every day.

 

I AM who God says I am (I am identified with Jesus)

I AM a new creation, born of God; therefore I overcome the world

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

 

I AM redeemed from the curse and the blessing of Abraham belongs to me

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us..

Galatians 3:29 And if you be Christ's, then are you Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

 

See Deuteronomy 28.

 

I  AM accepted in the beloved and am a joint-heir with CHRIST

Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

 

I AM GOD’S workmanship, skillfully fashioned in CHRIST JESUS

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

 

I AM an overcomer, through the blood of Jesus and the words of my testimony

Revelations 12:11  And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

 

I AM more than a conqueror through Christ who loves me

Romans 8:37  In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

 

I AM strong in the Lord and in the power of His might

Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

 

 AS HE (JESUS) is, so AM I  in THIS world

1 John 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

 

I AM where God says I am (I am where Jesus is, and Jesus is where I am)

I AM in the KINGDOM OF GOD (Light) and am completely out of the power of darkness.

Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

 

I AM seated in the Heavenlies IN Christ Jesus

Ephesians 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: far above ALL principality and power; satan and his cohorts are ALL UNDER MY FEET.  Ephesians 1:21-23 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

 

I AM surrendered to  GOD

Romans 12:2   And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

I HAVE what God says I have (ALL PURCHASED BY THE BLOOD OF Jesus)

I HAVE received the gift of righteousness of God (right standing with God, as well as rights and privileges in the Kingdom of God)

Romans 5:17  For if by one man's offense death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

 

I HAVE the PEACE of God that passes all understanding

Philippians 4:7  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

I HAVE the LOVE of God in my heart by the Holy Spirit

Romans 5:5  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

 

I HAVE the JOY of the Lord which is MY STRENGTH

Nehemiah.8:10  Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

 

I HAVE the FAITH of Jesus; all things are possible to me

Hebrews 12:2-3  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God..

Mark 9:23  Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

 

I HAVE the AUTHORITY of Jesus over all the power of the enemy 

Luke 10:19  Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

 

I HAVE the whole Armor of God, and the armor of LIGHT

Ephesians 6:13-18  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

 

I HAVE the WISDOM of God; I HAVE the MIND of Christ

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: 

1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 

I HAVE the POWER of God since I am filled with the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Ephesians 5:18 ...Be filled with the Spirit.

 

I HAVE all the RESOURCES of God available to me

1 Corinthians. 3:21-23  Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's. 

2 Peter 1:3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:

 

I CAN DO what God says I can do (By the POWER of the Holy Spirit, dwelling in me)

I CAN have WHAT I SAY (if I doubt not)

Mark 11:23-24  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.  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 

Matthew 9:29 ... According to your faith be it unto you.

 

I CAN LOVE the unlovely and the unloving

Romans 5:5  And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

1 John 4:7  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.   

1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.

 

I CAN REJOICE in the Lord always

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

 

I CAN OBEY God and offer the sacrifice of praise, thanksgiving and joy, even when I don’t FEEL like it

Hebrews 13:15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. Psalm 27:6 And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord.

 

I CAN HAVE VICTORY OVER THE ENEMY

I John 4:4  ...Greater is He that is in you then he that is in the world. 

James 4:6-7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

I CAN DO ALL THINGS through Christ WHO strengthens (empowers) me

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

 

I CAN LIVE the VICTORIOUS, ABUNDANT LIFE God intended for me because JESUS is living BIG in me and through me

Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

John 10:10  The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly

John 15:4-8 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

John 14:12-14 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 

I CAN Ask and Believe 

John 16:23-24 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

2 Corinthians 1:20  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

 

IN HIM I LIVE and MOVE and have my being

Acts 17:28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being.

 

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

To be continued...

With Blessings,

Jan