1 Corinthians 7:23 (AMP) – "You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for by Christ]; then do not yield yourselves up to become [in your own estimations] slaves to men [but consider yourselves slaves to Christ]."
You are precious. You were bought with such a preciousness that we will never understand fully until we are with Jesus. God paid for you with His Sons own life. You are not a slave to man, to man’s systems. You are just passing through this life. Do not look at yourself as just another one of the people in the system. Consider yourself a precious and valuable key in the workings of the kingdom of Heaven. You are of the Kingdom of Heaven, you’re in the “heavenly system”. Who you are is not dictated by the circumstance you find yourself in or that people put you in. You are valuable, and you are precious. Jesus died for you! If you were the only being on earth Jesus would have died just for you alone. Do not underestimate the worth that is on you and in you because of what and who Jesus is and did!
Romans 12:2 (KJV) – "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."
Don’t get caught up in the daily “needs” or “must haves” of this life. Don’t get caught up in the world system of chasing money. You are in this world but you are not of this world. The Bible talks about how much God cares for the lilies in the fields and the birds of the air. If the birds and flowers are a thought in God’s mind, how much more are you? You who are created in His exact image, who have His very likeness. How much more does God want to take care of you, and give you the desires of your heart? Put your hand to the plow, but trust God first and for most. Never trust the world’s system to have final say in your life. God is Jehovah Jirah your provider! Trust Him allow God to be you’re everything. Let the world see how God will provide for His children. Be an example to the world of how faithful God is, let your life be a living testimony of God’s faithfulness.
Romans 8:37-39 (AMP) – "Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Sometimes we go through seasons where we “feel” that Jesus is far from us or that He isn’t speaking to us anymore and that things are starting to go amiss. If you are living a life for God then there is nothing that can separate you from Christ. You may have a time where it feels like God is being silent; go to the Word. You’re growing, you will go through growing pains. The Bible says He is taking us from Glory to Glory! Don’t grow weary and tired in the process of being taken to the next level. God is about to reveal Himself to you in a greater way then ever before.
Romans 8:28 (KJV) – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Once you are saved the Bible says He gives us all the ministry of reconciliation. You may think that you are not called but as soon as you accept Christ you have a call, it’s to reconcile people to Jesus Christ. You will face mountains in your life time but be of good cheer, it works out for your benefit. Take a few moments and look at the mountain range God has brought you through. Look at how faithful God has been; look at how He has always been there for you. Every time you come out the victor. Today is no different, this mountain is not greater then the previous. Our God is the same yesterday, today and forever more! He is your breakthrough and your victory! Expect Him to move in your life today.
Romans 8:15 (AMP) – For [the Spirit which] you have now received [is] not a spirit of slavery to put you once more in bondage to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption [the Spirit producing sonship] in [the bliss of] which we cry, Abba (Father)! Father!
We are not called to be slaves to Christ. Works or servanthood does not achieve your salvation. By accepting Christ as our Saviour we are engrafted into the same family as Jesus. God is our Father. We can go to him bold with our petitions. Just as a child would approach their parent in the natural and ask for food to eat or water to drink; we have that same right as children of God. The term “child of God” is used so loosely these days. Really think about what that means. You are a son or daughter of the most incredibly loving, giving, merciful, forgiving Father. He sees you as precious and valuable. His will is for you to walk in all the fullness He has to offer. He is for you and not against you. With your Father around all things have to work together for your good.
Romans 8:11 (AMP) – "And the Spirit of Him Who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, [then] He Who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also restore to life your mortal (short-lived, perishable) bodies through His Spirit Who dwells in you."
The same power that was present and raised Jesus from the dead is on the inside of you. Whatever your physical needs are, whatever your spiritual needs are, you have everything on the inside of you that you will ever need to overcome and trial. If you need a physical healing, there is power on the inside of you so strong that it can raise the dead. It can heal any sickness from headaches to cancer or HIV. This verse says your “mortal bodies”. It is Gods will that you live in perfect health NOW! In this life! As children of God we are designed to walk in perfect health and wholeness of mind. Look at the Bible as a legally binding contract signed by God, because that is what it is. Everything in it belongs to you all you have to do is reach out by faith and take what is yours. The physical being can never receive what your spirit doesn’t believe belongs to it. Healing is the children’s bread, take it today!
Romans 5:3-4 (AMP) – "Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation."
We often tend to complain and murmur during our trials and during times of suffering. Why don’t we turn the situation around with rejoicing! Rejoice, because your breakthrough is on its way. Rejoice at all that God is going to do through the situation you find yourself in. Be excited to see how God is going to come through for you. Look for the favour of God to start manifesting in your life. Today is your day. This is your week! God is going to turn your situation around. Your breakthrough is in your praise.
Romans 2:10-11 (AMP) – "But the glory and honor and [heart] peace shall be awarded to everyone who [habitually] does good, the Jew first and also the Greek (Gentile). For God shows no partiality [undue favor or unfairness; with Him one man is not different from another]."
Many times we feel like others are being rewarded for their faithfulness. The “important” people are the ones who receive all the favour and blessings. God does not have a favourite child, he does not show more favor or grace to anyone because of their status or wealth. We are all equal and God has given us all equally a portion of faith. You are just as valuable as the people you see in the pulpit, or on TV. God knows you by name, He hears you when you pray, He knows the number of hairs on your head. It takes every member of the body to be in operation for the body to work functionally. It doesn’t matter what part the body you are, the function you have is crucial to the successful operation and functioning of the entire body!
John 1:16 (AMP) – "For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor and gift [heaped] upon gift."
It is out of the fullness of God that we receive all that we have and are. As a child of God you have unlimited access to grace and favor. When you go into your next job interview or business meeting, favour is there with you! When you are believing God for a raise at work or a promotion, FAVOUR is yours. When life gives you a challenge grace is there with you. Expect to see the favour of the Lord greater in your life this month than ever before!
Luke 11:9-10 (AMP) – "So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you. For everyone who ask and keeps asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps knocking, the door shall be opened."
Are you trusting God for something in your family? Are you asking God for breakthrough in a particular area of your life? Are you seeking God for wisdom on decisions that need to be made? God rarely comes through early, but He is never late. He always comes through right on time. Many times it’s at the last hour, right before dawn. Trust God don’t give up. God hears your prayers. He knows your petitions. God will come through for you in a “suddenly”. He comes through the “unexpected” ways. Be careful not to miss God because you’re waiting for Him to move a specific way at a specific time, look for the “suddenlys”!