Saturday, December 15, 2012

thoughts part 2

What is your identity?
Do you ever wonder who you are?
You are God's child, His daughter, His princess.
The world is trying to distort our view of God.
Satan takes out the love and puts in the guilt.
Satan is trying to tell us that we are not good enough and we will never be enough for God.
The opposite is true. God chose us, despite the sacrifice of his only son. He gave us his only son, despite his cries of "take this cup away from me". Did God think "is this worth it? "No, He chose us. And we can choose Him. His identity. Not our own.
When we choose Him each and every day He will transform us so much that His glory shall be seen on our faces reflecting from our hearts. And we shall think positively and rejoice in the life that we have.
I have been learning that pessimism and negativity are one of the devil's biggest schemes. If the devil can get us to focus on our problems, our sins, our unworthiness, soon we will be serving him. For where our eyes look, our thoughts go. Where our thoughts are, our heart is, and actions follow.
When we experience disappointments conflicts or tough situations we must engage in our identity Christ's child. When you believe a lie you empower that lie. Therefore when we believe that we are Christ's child, we are empowered in Christ.
I have been learning about God's freeing power during Sabbath school. Our teacher challenged us to write out bible verses and promises on notecards to look at during the day Today I wrote mine. I challenge you to make notecards too, especially if you are struggling with something and trying to overcome. Verses I wrote are Philippians 4:4-7, Galatians 5:22, Philippians 4:10-12, Philippians 4:8, Philippians 4:13, Galatians 2:20, Romans 8:37-39.

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