Thursday, April 30, 2009


As promised, part two in who I am in Christ.

I am part of a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a purchased people ( I Peter 2:9).

I am the righteousness of God in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:21).

I am the temple of the Holy Spirit; I am not my own (I Corinthians 6:19).

I am the head and not the tail; I am above only and not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13).

I am the light of the world (Matthew 5:14).

I am His elect, full of mercy, kindness, humility, and longsuffering (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12).

I am forgiven of all my sins and washed in the Blood (Ephesians 1:7).

I am delivered from the power of darkness and translated into God's kingdom (Colossians 1:13).

I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 28:15-68).

I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:7).

I am called of God to be the voice of His praise (II Timothy 1:9; Psalm 66:8).

I am healed by the stripes of Jesus (I Peter 2:24; Isaiah 53:5).

I am raised up with Christ and seated in Heavenly places (Colossians 2:12; Ephesians 2:6).

I am greatly loved by God (Colossians 3:12; Romans 1:7; I Thessalonians 1:4; Ephesians 2:4).

I am strengthened with all might according to His glorious power (Colossians 1:11).

I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7).

SO ARE YOU. Feel free to create your own list of who you are in Christ based on scripture. You can't help but get happy when you see who you are in Him.

Father! How awesome you are! How marvelous is your word! Thank you, thank you, thank you for allowing me the privilege of being you very own through Jesus my Saviour. Father, bless every person reading the post with the knowledge of who he/she is in Christ. In Jesus' precious, holy and powerful name I pray. Amen

Tuesday, April 28, 2009



"I may be living in a recession but there is no recession living in me.
I am in Christ Jesus. God is not in a recession."

I heard the above statement a few weeks ago and have thought a lot about it.
What does it mean that there is no recession living in me?

If the person of Jesus Christ is living on the inside of me then I have hope. "Christ in
you, the hope of Glory"
Col 1:27. In Christ I am "filled with all the fullness of God".
Eph 3:19. "The power that raised Christ from the dead dwells in me." Romans 8:11.

Read "Thankful Thursdays with JC" post last Thursday for much more of who we are
Christ. And she promised us more this coming Thursday!! I think I will print the list she gave
us and read it before I listen to the nightly news!!!

Friends, with Christ living in us, there is NO RECESSION LIVING IN US. Our King owns
the cattle on a thousand hills and He will take care of His Princess. Do I hear a Praise?

"Father God, I praise you as my provider, knowing that in You there is no lack. I choose
to keep my focus on You and Your Word rather than on the talk of a recession around me.
I pray for each person reading this post today. Reveal yourself to them as their provider and
their hope. In Jesus powerful, loving name, I pray." Amen

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I am complete in Him Who is the Head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:10).

I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).

I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:22).

I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).

I am born of God, and the evil one does not touch me (I John 5:18).

I am holy and without blame before Him in love (I Peter 1:16; Ephesians 1:4).

I am God's child - for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God, which live and abides forever (I Peter 1:23).

I am God's workmanship, created in Christ unto good works (Ephesians 2:10).

I am a new creature in Christ (II Corinthians 5:17).

I am a spirit being - alive to God (I Thessalonians 5:23; Romans 6:11).

I am a believer, and the light of the Gospel shines in my mind (II Corinthians 4:4).

I am a doer of the Word and blessed in my actions (James 1:22,25).

I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).

I am more than a conqueror through Him Who love me (Romans 8:37).

I am an over comer by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).

I am a partaker of His divine nature (II Peter 1:3,4).

I am an ambassador for Christ (II Corinthians 5:20).

So are you.
Next week, I'll give you more scriptures that tell you who I am in Christ.

Father, God, Abba, Daddy holy is your name. Thank you so much for your word that tells me who I am in Christ. I can't help but praise you. I can't help but worship you. I can't help but fall on my face in complete surrender to you. Father, I pray each person that reads this post be blessed in knowing the great I AM. In Jesus' precious, holy and powerful name I pray. Amen.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Bearing one another's burdens

"Bear ye one another's burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ" Galatians 6:2

What type of burden am I to help you bear? The heavy burden you cannot bear alone because it is just too heavy!!! Tragedy, sorrow, grief, divorce, wayward children and loss of employment can all be burdens you cannot handle alone.

How do I help you bear your burden? I "fulfill the law of Christ" which is to love you as He had loved me. I am not to ignore your burden. I am to put my arm around you, pray with you, and minister Jesus to you. I am to love you right where you are. I am to be your wings until you can once again fly on your own.

What am I NOT to do in regard to your burden? I am not to add to your burden by being self righteous and condemning. This is not the place for Spiritual snobness!!! I am to remember that the reason I am in a position to help you bear your burden is because of God's Grace. I am to remember that if our positions ever reverse, then you will help me bear my burden!!!!

"Father, I thank you for my Pastor who shared this message with his congregation in a powerful and loving Spirit. I thank you for loving me where I am so I can love others where they are. I pray that you will show yourself strong to anyone reading this post who needs a burden bearer. Send someone their way who has a loving, caring spirit, someone who will be Jesus to them. In Jesus Loving name, I pray." Amen

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Jen here....

I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson..."Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." I think the point is well made; Step out on faith and make a difference!

As a Christian, I don't have to fear forging new trails because Psalm 119:105 assures me "Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Through His Word, I have the Lord as my guide! The path may be unknown to me, but the creator of the world knows the way!

Where do I need to go today that there is no path? Where do I need to make my trail? Wherever that path may lead, the Lord will guide me if I study His word!

Father God, thank you for your guidance. Though I may fear leaving the established paths in my life, I thank you for the knowledge that you will lovingly lead me. My trust is in thee, that I will not founder and stumble in darkness as you will light the way for me! Let the steps that I choose bring glory to you.

In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Delighting our King

"The Lords delight is in those who honor him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love"
Psalm 147.11

Just think - The Lord is delighted when I put my hope in His unfailing love. He is honored when I rest in His unconditional, unfailing, unchanging Love.

When I put my hope in His unfailing love, I am not struggling to stay on God's good side. I am not condemning myself for not measuring up to His expectations of me. I have learned that my Father's love for me has nothing to do with how good I am, but has everything to do with how good He is!!! That fact alone motivates me to be about my Father's business.

If I want to honor the Lord, I stop focusing on myself and instead rest in His unfailing Love. Then my King is delighted with His Princess!!

"Father, I thank you for your unfailing love for me. I thank you that I can put my hope and my dreams in you. The thought of you being delighted in me almost overwhelms me. I pray your blessings and your rest on each person reading this post today. In Jesus unfailing name, I pray" Amen

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


Easter, 2009

This coming Friday Christians all over the world will observe Good Friday and then on Sunday we will celebrate Easter. Easter is my favorite holiday of the year - right up there with the 4th of July!!!!

These past few days I have been thinking about the true meaning of Good Friday and Easter. What happened and where do I fit in? I believed and received the good news of what was accomplished for me on Good Friday long before I had an understanding of what was accomplished for me on Resurrection morning. Oh, I believed that Jesus rose again from the dead and I believed He was alive but I did not understand that I was ALIVE IN HIM.

On Good Friday He was "wounded for my transgressions and crushed for my iniquities and by His stripes I was healed" Isaiah 53:5 - my sin debt was paid in full!!! He even "bore my sorrows and carried my grief" Isaiah 53:4 - remember that the next time your heart is broken.

On Resurrection morning He arose from the dead to give me His Life.
I was raised with Him to walk in newness of life. "He is my life" Colossians 3:4. Friends, join me this coming Sunday in celebrating Him as our Life. Yes, He is Alive!!! and we are ALIVE IN HIM!!!! Glory!!!

"Father, I truly thank you for all that was accomplished for me in your death, burial, and resurrection. Father, I pray that I will never forget the price that was paid for my salvation. Bless each person reading this post today with your Easter Love. In Jesus Glorious name, I pray" Amen.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009


We speak and think thousands of words every day. I tell young people the most important words they speak aren't spoken at all. They are the words they tell themselves about themselves. That recording that plays over and over inside of us.

Jesus said, "For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34).

Every time we speak, we either advance the kingdom of life, or we advance the kingdom of death.

I know people who are careful about the words they speak to others and about others. However these same people, speak word of death about themselves . I had this tendency but praise God I realize who I am as a child of God. Who am I to criticize His handiwork.

I hand a young person a slip of paper with the words "I am _____". I asked them to fill in the blank, then we talk about the power of our words. Words that build up or encourage physically make us stronger. Words that tear down physically weaken us. This has been proven scientifically and we do an exercise to prove it. We then discuss the fact that we want to be strong so we are going to speak words that build up. We want to think and speak words that make our friends, family, teachers and ourselves strong.

So how about you, are you speaking words of life about God's handiwork (yourself) to yourself and others or do you waste time and energy in being critical of yourself ? Are you limiting God's ability to work in your life by the words you speak? Think about it.

Father, how awesome you are. How worthy you are to be praised! Worthy of my loyalty and adoration! Yes, adoration; I adore you! Thank you for reminding me of this workshop on the power of words. Father, I pray that anyone reading this post that maybe critical of themselves will realize that they are criticizing YOU because we are made in YOUR image. Thank you for changing my life when I changed my words. Lord, if it pleases you, minister to others through my words. In Jesus' precious, powerful and holy name I pray. Amen