Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jesus, our LIVING hope . . .

Even when we can't believe things for ourselves, God puts family and people around us who can, in times of need. Today I BELIEVE for my niece Marissa -

I love you Marissa!

My prayers for her

1 Peter 1:3 - "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead"

Who Marissa Is In Christ

She is accepted...

John 1:12
She is God's child.

John 15:15
She is a disciple, She is a friend of Jesus Christ.

Romans 5:1
She has been justified.

1 Corinthians 6:17
She is united with the Lord, and I am one with Him in spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20
She has been bought with a price and I belong to God.

1 Corinthians 12:27
She is a member of Christ's body.

Ephesians 1:3-8
She has been chosen by God and adopted as His child.

Colossians 1:13-14
She has been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins.

Colossians 2:9-10
She is complete in Christ.

Hebrews 4:14-16
She has direct access to the throne of grace through Jesus Christ.

She is secure...

Romans 8:1-2
She is free from condemnation.

Romans 8:28
She is assured that God works for my good in all circumstances.

Romans 8:31-39
She is free from any condemnation brought against me and I cannot be separated from the love of God.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22
She has been established, anointed and sealed by God.

Colossians 3:1-4
She is hidden with Christ in God.

Philippians 1:6
She is confident that God will complete the good work He started in me.

Philippians 3:20
She is a citizen of heaven.

2 Timothy 1:7
She has not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.

1 John 5:18
She is born of God and the evil one cannot touch her.

She is significant...

John 15:5
She is a branch of Jesus Christ, the true vine, and a channel of His life.

John 15:16
She has been chosen and appointed to bear fruit.

1 Corinthians 3:16
She is God's temple.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21
She is a minister of reconciliation for God.

Ephesians 2:6
She is seated with Jesus Christ in the heavenly realm.

Ephesians 2:10
She is God's workmanship.

Ephesians 3:12
She may approach God with freedom and confidence.

Philippians 4:13
She can do all things through Christ, who strengthens her.

"The more you reaffirm who you are in Christ, the more your behavior will begin to reflect your true identity!"

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Can . . .

"The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights." Habakkuk 3:19

For all the can't in our lives, as I read this verse, I wanted to shout it outloud today! To myself, to my husband, to my kids, friends, and the body of Christ - HE IS OUR STRENGTH! You CAN! You CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

So where are your can'ts? Do you dream of doing something and then have it quickly dashed away by the lies of can't? My prayer for all of us today, is for the CAN, the can with Jesus! May He strengthen you to believe once again.