Today I woke up with my mind set on negativity....
My usual routine is I wake up, Thank God and look for Santiago and Ricardo to be ok. Then I proceed to get dressed and ready for work...that early already the enemy is spinning my thoughts in a million directions. So I pray. I pray for God to turn my thoughts into good, happy, positive thoughts and usually go about my routine.
I then get in my car and leave....putting my seat belt on and making the sign of the cross over my body for added protection; hey I live in a big busy city! :D
Today as I drove to work I remembered that it was Wednesday and as part of my blog on THIS day I try to focus on positivity and my Faith ( I still have back blogs from Lent! Have not forgotten will post them soon).... then I read this in my email:
From the "Daily Dose of Wisdom" devotionals
It’s The Best Day Ever!This message reminded me that you don't wake up ONE day and focus on God! You wake up EVERDAY reminded of who HE is and what HE wants from your life! It's simple....He wants you to Love HIM. I love God and pray every day that my Faith continuously grows.
May 5, 2010
My love, that true love growing out of sincere devotion to God, be with you in Christ Jesus - Renee Glover
BECOMING ONE WITH THE FATHER
“For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God through faith.”
Throughout your day, do not lose sight of Who’s you are and the need to consistently press toward the fullness of who you are called to be as a believer. As a believer, you belong to Christ and are a part of the kingdom of God. By faith, you grow in the knowledge of God through obedience to His Word becoming a son or daughter.
Becoming a son or daughter of the Most High God is a process and describes a believer in his or her highest state of realization in Christ. Children of God are just that, children. They have yet to put away childish things and still dilly-dally in the things of the world, sitting on the fence between worldliness and godliness.
A son or daughter is one who has matured in the Word of God. This designation is marked for those who understand they are truly clothed in Christ, completely enveloped in the presence of Christ. When you are under the influence and sway of the ways of the world, you have little or no comprehension of who you are and what is available to you through Christ Jesus. To truly recognize is to do - to obey. Operating in obedience leads to understanding. When you have reached this level, you are no longer impressed or caught up in material ways of looking at things. You have escaped from the world’s crude and elemental notions and teachings of externalism. Everything you do, whether in word or deed, is done in the fullness and truth found only in the name of Jesus. Everything you do is done heartily as to the Lord and not to men. You begin to walk in the level of love that exudes power. Your very presence in a room will change people’s lives. Hallelujah!
As a son or daughter of the Most High, this is what you must aspire to. It is, in essence, the fullness of Christ in you alive and explosive. It’s the love of God touching everything you touch; talking to everyone you come into contact, loving as only God would love. It’s oneness with God who is love.
Make this the best day ever. Remember…Jesus is Lord and the Truth you know will set you free. (John 8:32)
Renee' Glover, Ordained Pastor and Founder of Freedom Through Truth Family Christian Center
Co-Host and Producer of Marriage Basics One on One with husband, Ron Glover
P.O. Box 6397
Charlottesville, VA 22906
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Mark 9: 24 At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith!My heart is focused on Him and with Him all things are possible!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
I hope this helps someone today. :D