Monday, July 13, 2009

Believing the Truth that sets you free

Monday, a new week, a new start. Today could be the greatest day and the best start to a great week, or it could be blue. The power of choice is in our hands. So, what's it going to be..? (....shouldn't take you too long to decide...)

Remember this though, even if there might have been a hick-up or two already, you can still change the course of your day by deciding right now to do the right thing. You've heard this many times before: your attitude will determine your altitude. Our attitude is like glasses. Through them we see our world and our circumstances and the size of our God. Sometimes that is the only thing that we can change, and yet that changes EVERYTHING else.

I gave a lot of thought to a sermon that I've heard and a picture came to mind. People go to fortune tellers because they curiously desire to know the future or looking for answers/solutions, trying to be prepared for an unknown future. Often the things that they heard come to pass and they are convinced that the fortune teller must have told the truth, because, see, it happened. They say the proof is in the pudding.

The fact is that the fortune teller didn't really know, but the person that went there believed it so much that they made it happen. They make decisions with it in mind, they act with it in mind. Our thinking determines our choices, which determine our actions and our actions always have consequences. In the end everything is perfectly orchestrated to make the picture in their mind become reality.

Isn't that exactly what faith is: believing in those things that are not, just as though they were..... Can you for one moment stop to imagine what could happen if we were to take the word of God, which is the only truth, and embrace it; believe it so much that it happens? That is exactly what the Pastor said: agree with it, believe it and confess it.

I desire the things God has for my future (and even my very present moment): victory, healing, signs and wonders, love, joy, peace, destiny and purpose. Nothing can change the fact that God wants this for each and every person, the question is just whether we want it bad enough to be ours.

Nothing in live catches God off guard or by surprise. He even knew, before the beginning of time, every wrong decision we would make, every mistake and every sin. And yet, despite of that He remains in control and still loves us with an unchanging love. So today, keep your focus on Jesus, the big picture. The detail will fall into place.

May you experience his love, his presence, his peace and his joy. Be victorious!
Philippians 4:6 "Don't worry about anything; instead pray about everything; tell God your needs and don't forget to thank him for his answers. If you do this you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.

I leave you with this thought for today: God's peace is different from the world's peace. It is not found in positive thinking, in absence of conflict, or in good feelings. Real peace comes from knowing that because God is in control, our citizenship in Christ's Kingdom is sure, our destiny is set, and our victory over sin is certain.

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