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Friday, November 18, 2011


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Philemon 1:6 That the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

I have been challenged and then encouraged by this verse for in it I see that the sharing of my testimony will accomplish much if I recognize and allow what I am through the work of Christ to become my reality. This first begs the question; “What am I?”

In the movie Popeye, he declares “I am what I am that’s what I am!” That worked for Popeye because he knew what he was.

In order to understand who you are in Christ you must know what the Bible says you are. Once you know that, then it’s up to you to acknowledge with your mouth, that what the Bible says about me is true and accept its reality.

It is possible to never know what the new birth has accomplished in you because of failure to accept it. As one Bible teacher said; “We often travel under false documents acting as if we are sinners instead of saints.”

When one is born again and the Holy Spirit indwells us, He brings with Him all of the gifts and fruits of the Spirit, and they are waiting to be manifested by the Christian.

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control and is in you waiting to be made manifest by you.

It may be that you need a new vision to see yourself as you truly are.

Ephesians 4:22-24 in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Notice you are to put on that which has been created in righteousness, holiness and truth. In another words you are a new creation with a new reality whose conduct is governed by the new you instead of the old.

There is an old song titled “Let us have a little talk with Jesus.” It further says “Tell Him all about your troubles,” and work it out together.

While we recognize His majesty we still need to sit down and talk to Him, and converse with Him like he was a friend and not act so lofty.

What a friend we have in Jesus? Do you talk to Him like you do a friend or some far off, hard to touch being with no feeling of our needs?

The song below expresses the way to talk with the Lord, the next step is to wait and listen as he speaks to your heart.

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