Take it step farther, begin to meditate on His word daily. In the old testament, Joshua defines meditation as to speak to one's self in a quiet voice. Therefore, if we really want to see the power of God's word manifest in our lives, we need to speak it day and night, personalize His Word, and speak it as an integral part of our daily lives, declare its truth and promises, and press into the faith of God's promises, and expect His promises to come to fruition in our lives.
God's greatest promise can be found in Galatians 3:29 (NIV) If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed and heirs according to the promise. In order to understand exactly what the promise is, we have to look back to Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV) where God says to Abram (Abraham), I will make you into a blessing of nations, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you. God goes on to confirm this covenant with Abraham in Genesis 17:7 (NIV) I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.
How do we get receive this blessing and other blessings from God? The bible tells us in John 14:6 (NIV), the only way is to God is through Christ. Therefore, it is through Christ we become the children of God and heirs to his throne. Then all things including everlasting possessions (eternal blessings), and the fruits of God's spirit become possible to us through our faith in Christ. Galatians 3:9 (NIV) tells us that those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, man of faith, and though faith in Christ, God has redeemed us in order that the blessings of Abraham may come upon us, and into our lives.
Remember God has made an everlasting covenant with us, and freely pours out His blessings on the lives of his children, all we have to do is accept Christ as God's son, who by the very nature of God did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made into human likeness, and being found in appearance as man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on the cross Philippians 2:6-8 (NIV). In other words, all we have to do to receive the covenant God made with Abraham is to accept Christ as our savior and Son of God; that Christ died upon the cross to defeat death and give all who believe life. Only then we can access God's blessings, and as He says when He sent you the Spirit of His son, you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God made you also an heir. Galatians 4:7 (NIV).
This is just the beginning of the promises God has made to us his children in the bible. Did you know there are over several thousand promises God makes to us through His Word. Be sure to check this Blog "Promises of God" regularly, or visit the Celebration Church link to the right of this page to experience the movement of God and His promises as they begin to manifest in your life. Remember hold steadfast in your faith in Christ; for no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the Amen, all things are possible.
Psalms 27:14 (NKJV)
"Be of good courage and He shall strengthen thine heart."
In life, success bases our worth on a comparison with others. However, excellence measures us against our own potential. Success grants its rewards to a few, but is a dream to many. Excellence is available to anyone, but accepted only by a few. To be excellent, we must set our standards not by others, but by challenging the standards we set for ourselves. For we can be like many and state, "I am lukewarm and low impact, or we can be like Paul and say, "I press toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of God."
Amos 3:12 (OAB)
Thus says the Lord: As the shepherd rescues from the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the people of Israel in Samaria be rescued, with the corner of a couch and part of a bed.
Declaration of Faith
When I feel surrounded by the enemy, and the weight of the enemy's oppressive force bears down on my shoulders, I remember it was Jesus who paid the price, who rescued me from death. When I think there is nothing left, and I feel I have been torn limb from limb and left lying in defeat, it is Jesus that covers me, it is the Holy Spirit that helps me to my feet, and it is the armor of God that saves me from the stronghold of the lion.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creep thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, and the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Declaration of Faith:
(Romans 8:29-30; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Psalms 8:4-8; Luke 9:1: Mathew 28:18-20)
Genesis 6:8-9 KJV
Ephesians 5:25-33 (KJV)
Romans 8:18-19 (TNIV)
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.
Declaration of Faith:
I am not worried about the storms and trials I face in these present times. For I am sure that in Christ I always remain victorious, and the glory of God is revealed in me for all to see. For even as creation eagerly awaits in expectation, so do the sons and daughters of the living God await with expectations, and I rest assured in the Promises of God that I will not be disappointed.
(Mathew 5:10-16; 2 Corinthians 4:17; Peter 3:13)
Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.
Declaration of Faith:
Because God is faithful and true by his very nature, I rest assured in his Word, his promise to me as an heir to his throne throught Christ Jesus.
~The Son of Man
In the circle of life, one dies that the many may live; in the harvest, life is born through death. Seeds are planted that they may grow to good harvest and give life to others.
Hear the word about the planting of seeds and sowing into the harvest. Sow your seed in whatever capacity you can according to your gifts. God’s word is full of stories that give example to this.
God planted his only seed in the earth that it would be fruitful and multiply, and bring forth from one, a family. Christ had to die so that we may live. He is the seed that multiplied, and through death, the multitude rose; life was given.
Jesus ‘purpose on earth was to plant the word of God. And through this planting, through Jesus’ death, life arose in an abundant harvest in the wisdom of God, and born was the family of God.
In his word you will find what you seek, the truth, discernment, and His wisdom; for you already have his blessing, grace, and salvation upon you.
Seek and ye shall find.
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 1:20