When I first became a believer there were a few pieces of Christianity that I grasped on. Held tight to.
But there were two particular parts of my early life in Christ that I held dear to. One was the “promises” of God. The other were the “I am’s” of Christ.
The first was what I learned and came to believe to be the truth of God. I walked around with a small “gold” bound promises book filled with the promises of God. I read them out loud in my home, in my car at stop signs and traffic lights, and whenever I had a moment.
When a circumstance arrives, it is the promise of God that prevails. That stands up in the face of fears and does not bow to the winds of words and the attacks of the enemy. (I so struggle when people desire to use a personal experience to “disprove” the words of God. Or to justify why “it doesn’t work”. To sacrifice the word for the sake of man’s opinion does not a theology make.
The second piece was to discover who I am in Christ. What did my acceptance of Christ mean to me? How did I change? Who did I become? What could I stand on and walk in? Those are what I call the “I am’s” of God.
I have started putting together a devotional predicated on these. I am only writing one a day while I work on my other books, my job and my family.
Feel free to find the dailies, posted on my ministry page on Facebook, or sign up.
I do not know about you but I love being alive!
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,…
One of the key scriptures to my existence, I simply bring it into remembrance when things get “too hectic down here”!
I am live together with Christ. Seated in heavenly places. Living in the same neighborhood. This is where I live. This is where I am alive. (I am not here and there, but I am seated in this heavenly place.)
I am alive with Christ.