May 2010 ** Words Have Power!
Words Have Power! God spoke the whole world into existence! Isn’t that amazing? Just take a look around at the sky, the trees, the ocean, and the mountains. These all exist because He spoke them into existence. Words have power. They can wound or heal. They have power to build up or tear down. Research shows that words have emotional, physical and spiritual impact when spoken. Words can cause physical changes in our body and spiritual changes in the atmosphere. Words can build bridges in relationships. Words can encourage and lift us up when we’re tired or sad. Words can restore. Words can make things happen. Decrees are words spoken out that can change us and our circumstances. Sometimes, it even happens instantly, like when God created the world!
God speaks this word over you today…….APPROVED! Yes, you are approved by Him. He approves of you. To be approved of means that you are accepted, favored, or well-liked. It means that someone has a favorable opinion of you. Guess what? The plain and simple truth is this……..He likes you! Yes, He approves of you! Let Him personally speak His approval over you today! Oh, how He loves and approves of you!!!!
April 2010 ** Resurrection Power is Bubbling Up!
The resurrection power of Jesus Christ lives in us! Isn’t that amazing?
When we invite Him into our hearts and receive His Spirit, He resides in us and over our lives. And His power bubbles up inside of us. It becomes a power that can’t be contained and it “explodes” out of us. The word volcanic actually means violently explosive. The same resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us!
And it’s just too good to keep to ourselves. This power is just waiting to burst forth in miraculous signs and wonders. So, why not let it spring forth and emanate out wherever you go? Let the resurrection power of Jesus Christ bubble up and flow out into your entire world all around you!
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
March 2010 ** Black & White to Color!
When we come to Christ, we are made a new creation in Him! How awesome is that??? It’s like going from Black and White to color!
Remember the part in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy’s house lands in her new land, she opens the door and all of a sudden, color invades her whole entire life? She steps out of her house and then she is transformed in a “new land.”
Dorothy’s experience of opening that door reminds me of what happens when we come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior! Our lives are transformed and we become a new creation. The old has gone and the new enters into us! We become the dwelling place of God!
He lives in us and transforms us! It’s like going from black and white to color!
We step out into a “new land” and Christ in us becomes the hope of glory!
“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Col 1:27 NIV)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Cor 5:17 NIV)