Daily Discipline #9
By Colleen Donahue
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock."
To my friends and co-workers, I usually appeared as a confident, capable person. But in all honesty, it was only an outward show because inside I was nervous, hesitant, and very doubtful of having the abilities to do whatever was needed. Why, if God has given us so many talents and abilities, do so many of us feel like I did inside?
The answer is because we don't act on the truth we know (or should know) about ourselves. Then, it's like the dominoes effect. Overtime when we don't live the truth we begin to believe a lie. Soon, we not only believe the lie but we live the lie. For example: instead of just believing I could never get in front of people to speak, I actually feared and ran from any situation that might demand this of me. As I believed enough lies, I then became paralyzed and restricted in what I was able to do in this area.
God's Word is full of truth about what He has done for us, in us, and to us through His Son Jesus. We can't act on truth until we know the truth. This month I'd like you to not only read the truth about your life but believe it and start to act as you believe it! With each of the verses listed in this study, pray them back to God putting yourself in the picture.
For example, you might pray like this as you read 1 Peter 1:23: " Father thank you that I have been regenerated and born again. My new life in Christ will last forever because it comes from your eternal, living word." As you pray these scriptures you are building up and strengthening your spirit so you can stand against Satan who wants to keep you a failure, discouraged, and depressed. Keep this list of scriptures and pray them often. May God reveal to you who you really are in Christ.
Who Are You in Christ?
Day 1- Psalm 17:8
I am the apple of my Father's eye and He protects me.
Day 2- Jeremiah 31:3
I am loved with an everlasting love and the Father has drawn me to Himself.
Day 3- Matthew 5:14
I am a light for the world around me so that they can see what God is like.
Day 4- Mark 16:17-18
I have received the authority of Jesus and power of the Holy Spirit: the power to lay hands on the sick and see them recover; power to cast out demons; power over all the power of the enemy.
Day 5- John 6:47
I have everlasting life because I believe and live in Jesus.
Day 6- John 14:12
I can do the works that Jesus did on earth and even greater ones because I believe in Jesus and He is at the right hand of God praying for me.
Day 7- Romans 1:7
I am loved by God and called to be part of His own holy people. I am one of God's saints.
Day 8- Romans 8:1
There is no condemnation of me from either God or man because I belong to Jesus.
Day 9- Romans 8:17
I am God's child and therefore an heir with Christ.
Day 10- Romans 8:37
Overwhelming victory is mine through Christ who loves me.
Day 11- 1 Corinthians 2:16
I have the mind of Christ and therefore I can understand the things of God.
Day 12- 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
My body is the temple for the Holy Spirit. God has given to me his Spirit and he indwells my human spirit. Therefore I no longer belong to myself. God paid a high price for me with the death of His Son and therefore I will honor God with my body.
Day 13- 2 Corinthians 2:14
I always triumph in Christ and He uses me to spread the knowledge of Him everywhere I go.
Day 14- 2 Corinthians 5:17
I belong to Christ and therefore I am a new creation. My old life has gone. My new life has begun!
Day 15- 2 Corinthians 5:18
I am reconciled to God through Jesus and He has given me the task of reconciling others to Him.
Day 16- Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives within me. I live here on earth trusting in Christ who loves me and gives Himself for me.
Day 17- Galatians 4:6
Father, I am your child because you have given me the Spirit of Jesus. He fills my heart and prompts me to cry out to you "Abba Father" or today: Daddy or Papa.
Day 18- Ephesians 1:4
Even before God made the world, God loved me and chose me in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.
Day 19- Ephesians 1:7
God, you are so rich in kindness and grace towards me. You purchased my freedom with the blood of Jesus and forgave all my sins.
Day 20- Ephesians 2:4-5
Father God, you are rich in mercy and love towards me. Even when I was dead because of my sins, you made me alive with Christ and saved me by your grace.
Day 21- Ephesians 2:10
I am God's masterpiece. I was created in Christ Jesus for good works that the Father planned for me long ago.
Day 22- Philippians 4:7
I have the peace of God which passes understanding. God's peace will guard my heart and mind as I live in Jesus.
Day 23- Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Jesus Christ who gives me the strength.
Day 24- Philippians 4:19
God takes good care of me. I have all my needs supplied by God from His glorious riches given to me in Christ Jesus.
Day 25- Colossians 1:12-14
Father, thank you for enabling me to share in the inheritance of your people who live in the light. You have rescued me from the Kingdom of darkness and transferred me into the Kingdom of your dear Son who purchased my freedom and forgave my sins.
Day 26- Colossians 2:10
I am complete through my union with Christ.
Day 27 - Colossians 2:12
I am raised up with Christ and seated in the heavenly places with Him.
Day 28 - 1 Thessalonians 1:4
God loves me and has chosen me to be His own.
Day 29- 1 Peter 1:23
I am God's child. I have been born again not to a life that will quickly end but to a new life that will last forever. The new life comes from the eternal, living word of God.
Day 30- 1 Peter 2:24
Jesus bore my sins at the cross so that I could live in right-standing with God. He also healed my body because of the wounds that He suffered.
Day 31- 1 John 5:18
I am born of God and the evil one does not touch me because Jesus holds me securely.
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