Father, I thank You for that entrance of Your Words, for their unfolding giving me light and understanding. Psalm 119:130. I thank You that Your Word, which You speak (and to which I have put to heart and speak out loud Today), is alive and Full of Power – making it active, operative, energizing, and effective. It is sharper than a two edged sword, able to penetrate an complete being, reaching as far as the soul is from the spirit. HEBREWS 4:12 I thank You Father, that You have given me a spirit, of Power, Love, of Calm and Well-balanced mind with discipline and self-control. Thank You for Your sound judgement, and equipping of my spirit to prosper and provide resources for Your temple Lord. Thank You again that You have NOT made me to be a coward, that You have removed fear from me, protected and paved my paths strong with Your Word. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7 I have Your Power and Ability and Sufficiency, for You have qualified me (making me be fit and worth and sufficient) as a minister and dispenser of a new covenant [ the covenant of salvation through Christ]. Through obedience Your guiding me Holy Spirit, through Grace and the Blood of the Lamb I am worthy. Thank You Lord for Your beautiful and perfect Word. Thank You for freeing my from my guilt, freeing all believers from their guilt which sets us apart for Gods Purpose! As we say in gist glass half empty or glass half full, depicting a negative spirit or a positive spirit. Let us also focus on overflowing – for full is only measuring what can be contained – overflowing is the measurement that You promise us and cannot be measured – only to say Over Flowing. meaning more than enough and never an end! – Thank You Lord!! 2 CORINTHIANS 3:5-6
In the name of Jesus, I walk out of the realm of failure, out of the realm where evil that has had hold, and into the area of success, giving thanks to You, Father, for You have qualified and made me, and made me fit to share the portion that is the inheritance of the saints [God’s Holy People] in Your light.
Today Lord I am asking [specifically asking as it says in Your Perfect Word] that You will fill me with the knowledge of Your Will in all spiritual wisdom [with insight into His purposes], and in understanding [of spiritual things], so that I will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to [fully] please You Lord in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts]; I pray that I may be strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to Your glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to You Father, who has qualified all of us to share in the inheritance of the saints (God’s people). For You have rescued me and You have drawn me closer to You and FROM the dominion of darkness, and You have transferred me to the kingdom of Your beloved Son, in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty], in Whom there is Good success, and freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts. I Rejoice in Jesus Who has come that I might have life and have it more abundantly. COLOSSIANS 1:9-14
Today, I am a new creation, for I am, Engrafted, in Christ, the Messiah. The old prideful, stubborn, self-focused, and self-realized person (my previous moral and spiritual condition) has passed away. Behold, the fresh is gone and new has come! I forget those things that are behind me, and reach forth unto those things that are before me. Thank You for washing my sins and setting my guilt free, thank You for giving me the heart to forgive others as well as myself. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I Live; yet not I, but Christ lives 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. Because with the spiritual awakening you have given and made me, I AM NEW. Thank you Lord. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17
Today I attend to the Word of God. I consent and submit to Your sayings, Father. Your Words shall not depart from my sight; I will keep them in the midst of my heart. For they are life [success] to me, healing and health to all my flesh. I keep my heart with the all vigilance, and above all, that I guard; for out of it flow the springs of life. Abundance and overflowing, the measurement that only You Lord can provide, thank you Lord!! JOHN 10:10
Not that I have already obtained this goal of being Christ-like or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own. I do not consider that I have made it my own, in fact I relinquish my flesh as my old self tried to actually achieve results on my own; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. PHILIPPIANS 3:12-16
For through the Law I died to the Law and its demands on me died, I NO LONGER have the pains of Performance Based Love, and acceptance based on the law and/or other people perception thereof; because salvation is provided through the death and resurrection of Christ, so that from now on live to God. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not ignore or nullify the [gracious gift of the] grace of God [His amazing, unmerited favor], for if righteousness comes through [observing] the Law, then Christ died needlessly. [His suffering and death would have had no purpose whatsoever.] Thank you Lord, To God Be the Glory . Thank you Lord for Your Grace, thank You Lord for this deliverance!! GALATIANS 2:19-21
Today I will not let mercy and kindness and truth leave me, instead Holy Spirit help make these qualities define me; Bind them [securely] around my neck, Write them on the tablet of my heart. So that I might find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man PROVERBS 3:3-4
Now Today, thank You for Your Blessings, for making me fortunate, prosperous, and in Your favor; thank You for removing counsel of the wicked. Thank You that I might delight in You, planting my desire for You and Your Word in my spirit, Your precepts, Your teachings, habitually meditating day and night. Thank you for making me like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever I do, I prosper and comes to my full maturity.
Today, let me say Thanks be to God, let each of us praying this prayer give thanks, touch and agree; the Lord always leads us in triumph through Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which ascends] to God, Thank You for giving me the aroma from life to life a vital fragrance, living and fresh. And for making ME adequate and sufficiently qualified for these things that you have put on my spiritual plate, my household and natural plate, and professional plate. Thank You for forming the pure [uncompromising] motives in my heart.
2 CORINTHIANS 2:14-17
Now thanks be to God, Who always causes me to triumphant in Christ !
In Jesus name I Pray, Amen.
“The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
Psalm 119:130 NIV
“For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
HEBREWS 4:12 AMP
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].”
2 TIMOTHY 1:7 AMP
“Not that we are sufficiently qualified in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency and qualifications come from God. He has qualified us [making us sufficient] as ministers of a new covenant [of salvation through Christ], not of the letter [of a written code] but of the Spirit; for the letter [of the Law] kills [by revealing sin and demanding obedience], but the Spirit gives life.”
2 CORINTHIANS 3:5-6 AMP
“For if the ministry that brings condemnation [the old covenant, the Law] has glory, how much more does glory overflow in the ministry that brings righteousness [the new covenant which declares believers free of guilt and sets them apart for God’s special purpose]!”
2 CORINTHIANS 3:9 AMP
“For this reason, since the day we heard about it, we have not stopped praying for you, asking [specifically] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [with insight into His purposes], and in understanding [of spiritual things], so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord [displaying admirable character, moral courage, and personal integrity], to [fully] please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing in the knowledge of God [with deeper faith, clearer insight and fervent love for His precepts]; [we pray that you may be] strengthened and invigorated with all power, according to His glorious might, to attain every kind of endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints (God’s people) in the Light. For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty].”
COLOSSIANS 1:9-14 AMP
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].”
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 AMP
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”
JOHN 10:10 AMP
“Not that I have already obtained it [this goal of being Christlike] or have already been made perfect, but I actively press on so that I may take hold of that [perfection] for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and made me His own. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. All of us who are mature [pursuing spiritual perfection] should have this attitude. And if in any respect you have a different attitude, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us stay true to what we have already attained.”
PHILIPPIANS 3:12-16 AMP
“For through the Law I died to the Law and its demands on me [because salvation is provided through the death and resurrection of Christ], so that I might [from now on] live to God. I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not ignore or nullify the [gracious gift of the] grace of God [His amazing, unmerited favor], for if righteousness comes through [observing] the Law, then Christ died needlessly. [His suffering and death would have had no purpose whatsoever.]””
GALATIANS 2:19-21 AMP
“My son, pay attention to my words and be willing to learn; Open your ears to my sayings. Do not let them escape from your sight; Keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, And healing and health to all their flesh. Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.”
PROVERBS 4:20-23 AMP
“Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you]; Bind them [securely] around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.”
PROVERBS 3:3-4 AMP
“Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example], Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers). But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night. And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season; Its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].”
PSALM 1:1-3 AMP
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us spreads and makes evident everywhere the sweet fragrance of the knowledge of Him. For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which ascends] to God, [discernible both] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the latter one an aroma from death to death [a fatal, offensive odor], but to the other an aroma from life to life [a vital fragrance, living and fresh]. And who is adequate and sufficiently qualified for these things? For we are not like many, [acting like merchants] peddling God’s word [shortchanging and adulterating God’s message]; but from pure [uncompromised] motives, as [commissioned and sent] from God, we speak [His message] in Christ in the sight of God.”
2 CORINTHIANS 2:14-17 AMP
Let us come to Him, let us seek Him, His ways, His thoughts, And His glory! Let's us Thank Him; Thank You Lord, thank you for Your overflowing comfort and care, thank you for Your grace, your mercy, Your Love and Your Food!! Thank you for Your gifts and promises, thank you for our salvation sending Your gift; Your only Son so that we might live, thank you for the promise Lord, thank you for your comforter - The Holy Spirit!!!
My heart extols the Lord, He has welcomed me and invited me in; thank you for THE Word, Praise Jesus for His Life, Praise Him for His Death, Praise Him for Rising UP. thank You Lord, thank you for answering all my prayers, for giving me patience, faith, belief as many answers are so perfect but at the time it didn't feel like it, or are still on their way. Thank you Lord for your protection against the enemy, Let us all shout.... Hallelujah!!! Our Lord is Great and Greatly to be Praised!!!
How often do you come to Him in thanks, how often is it just because you have a need? Imagine how you would feel if your children, spouse, significant other only came to you w needs. Never just I love you, or thank you being in my life, being here, on my team, all you labor of love. Imagine if they only said hi, oh BTW this is what I need. Oh I need it now, pls, pls, pls, and began to beg you. Did I go deep enough, are you convicted. I hope so, for your sake, all of our sake seek Him always. Thank Him always. Love on the Lord, for there is no one that Loves on each of us more.
““Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you, my faithful love promised to David. See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a ruler and commander of the peoples. Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor.” ... “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:1-5, 8 NIV
DOES OUR STATE OF MIND SET THE TONE EACH DAY - FOR OURSELVES AND THOSE AROUND US?
YES - OH YES IT DOES AND MORE IMPORTANT THAT STATE HAS A LONG TERM AND LASTING IMPACT!
Well today is my Mother's Birthday, she went home to be with the Lord July 26, 2015. Gosh I miss her! She was a royal pain most of the time; a royal pain Setting The Tone. Setting a State of Mind. She may not have been as successful at this in her own life, but darn it she made sure all of her loved ones had this FOCUS! Thank You Mother for this lesson... Thank You Lord for sending her to me, and to all of those that she impacted! I pray each day that I have learned from her good example, as well as her failures so that I can grow and set a tone, a state of mind that is the next level the Lord wants us. Certainly, He doesn't want us to stay babies.
There is an interesting concept I would like to challenge you to explore today, TO CHANGE TODAY. All of us don't really want to admit or talk about these little secrets, they are our parachutes. The concept is well I know I'm not perfect, so I know I will fall, and I know I can repent and be forgiven once again by His grace. Literally this kind of thinking grieves His Spirit! And is seriously short changing you in all walks of YOUR life and everyone around you!!!
Why, it is simple we are giving ourselves the permission to sin! Yep, this is not different than telling someone, okay I will TRY to do that. Verses say, Yes I will do it, consider it done. The first example is giving yourself an out, and NOT committing at all. The second is an absolute commitment, a promise that it is done (whatever it is).
What is the difference. I believe it is a state of mind, a state of faith verses a state of insecurity or wanting to play it safe. Why do we want to play it safe? It is easy fear of failure, embarrassment, potential damage to our pride or egos. Holy Cow Right, Yes Sam just put the big IT on the table. Turned the lights on. Of course I did !-)
Fact is God knows this already, see the verses below. Among a myriad of passages specifically saying, hey people you can't keep secrets from your creator! He as usual gives us ways and means to be saved through Grace, He always has our backs. Thank You Lord!! He also warns and instructs on how to have a more fulfilled life, reap His immensely amazing and powerful promises. It is simple change our mindset... Yes that is us making a choice. Our wills, each moment, each day, every day. That is what makes it so powerful.
So try this; realize and say it out loud a minimum of 21 times today. The definition of failure is no longer "a failed attempt", it is NOW STARTING TODAY... The Definition of Failure is Not Trying w Your Full Commitment to Begin with!!! It is Not result based, it is INTENT based!!! You see if you dive in, give it your all, truly commitment, without all those little parachutes (easy out buttons which erode your true intent) .... No matter what the result you have WON, you have SUCCEEDED!!! Great example: how many times did it take for Thomas Edison to get it right? You see if he had the fear of failure he would have never succeeded. Instead he gave himself permission to really go for it, no matter the result, his INTENT was to figure it out and get it done!! I believe that is the attitude God wants us to have for everything, all the time, and for all of His children to be winners, to be succeeding in all walks of our lives.
As for sin, treat it the same way, don't give in, be weak, or have permission to fail on your mind. Focus on your walk, your daily efforts, be in the Word, in Prayer, have Him in your hearts... Find it that new state of mind, Keep it, Share it!!!
“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
Romans 6:1-4 NIV
“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.”
Romans 6:5-7 NIV
Samantha Living Live
COME JOIN IN
Learn & Live Your Life Victorious in the Fullness of the Holy Spirit
"Your True Role, Gods
Powerful Plan for You as