Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions -by Steven Furtick

While thinking about the new year I'd advice you to adopt these

Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions, based on scripture, by Steven Furtick

1-4:

1.       I AM FULLY FORGIVEN AND FREE FROM ALL SHAME AND CONDEMNATION. 
Romans 8:1-2 “1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,
 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.
Ephesians 1:7-8 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace  8 that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”
1 John 1:9 “12 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. “

2.      I ACT IN AUDACIOUS FAITH TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN MY GENERATION.  
           Joshua 10:12-14 “ 12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel:   O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon.
13 So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies,
as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day.
 14 There has never been a day like it before or since, a day when the LORD listened to a man. Surely the LORD was fighting for Israel!
John 14:12 “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
  
3.      I HAVE NO FEAR OR ANXIETY; I TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL MY HEART.  
      Proverbs 3:5-6 “5Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Philippians 4:6-7 “6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (NKJV)  

4.      I AM ABLE TO FULFILL THE CALLING GOD HAS PLACED ON MY LIFE.   
      Exodus 3:9-12 “And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them.   10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.    11 But Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?    12 And God said, I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Every Moment is a Gift from God.

Today we put on love.  Every second is a choice to put on Love.   It is the most meaningful gift we can and will ever have.  What do we do with every moment?  We put on love.  Colossians 3:14 reads, "Above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."   Jesus put on love every moment of everyday of his life.  We see now that every moment of Jesus' life was held and captured into purpose!  Look back at Jesus' life while here over 2000 years ago.  Every moment was surrendered to the will of God.  Every moment of his life was filled with the power of God's love, and so can be for us and for everyone who belongs to Jesus.  In Christ there is no moment in your life that is meaningless or without purpose.  It's all there with the opportunity for us to put on love and see God's powerful work in our lives.  I pray that His love changes me and you, and today we see change in our lives and in the lives of those around us as we hold every moment as an opportunity to humbly put on the love of Jesus.