Rise Up! - Sunday, March 31, 2013 | Daily Word

Rise Up! - Sunday, March 31, 2013 | Daily Word


Rise Up!
I RISE UP AND LIVE AGAIN!

Following the example of Jesus, I move through life’s trials with strength and assurance. I need not fear the darkness, for my full faith is in God. I gather my strength and prepare for the resurrection of hope, light and life. Jesus rose from the tomb of darkness, and I will rise up as well.
Sweeter is the sunrise following the darkest night. More magnificent is the view after climbing the highest mountain. Greater is the victory when I’ve tasted near defeat. Most joyous is resurrection from the depths of loss.
I will roll away the stone of sorrow and open my heart to hope. Today I share the good news: The power of Christ Love within is greater than this world! Rise up and live again!
That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem … They were saying, “The Lord has risen!”—Luke 24:33, 34

Rise Up! - Sunday, March 31, 2013 | Daily Word

Rise Up! - Sunday, March 31, 2013 | Daily Word


Rise Up!
I RISE UP AND LIVE AGAIN!
Following the example of Jesus, I move through life’s trials with strength and assurance. I need not fear the darkness, for my full faith is in God. I gather my strength and prepare for the resurrection of hope, light and life. Jesus rose from the tomb of darkness, and I will rise up as well.
Sweeter is the sunrise following the darkest night. More magnificent is the view after climbing the highest mountain. Greater is the victory when I’ve tasted near defeat. Most joyous is resurrection from the depths of loss.
I will roll away the stone of sorrow and open my heart to hope. Today I share the good news: The power of Christ Love within is greater than this world! Rise up and live again!
That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem … They were saying, “The Lord has risen!”—Luke 24:33, 34

Easygoing - Saturday, March 30, 2013 | Daily Word

Easygoing - Saturday, March 30, 2013 | Daily Word


Easygoing
I TAKE AN EASYGOING APPROACH TO LIFE.
Young children view their world with intense curiosity. They focus on whatever is before them in the moment and then move on. Children are open to new adventures and respond to life with unbridled awe and joy.
Today I reclaim this easygoing and adventurous outlook. I relax into the present moment and all that it holds. I release control over the outcome and delight in witnessing the creative ways things play out.
As I experience the transforming power of letting go and trusting God, I realize the amazing gift of being present. I notice the diverse expressions of beauty in the world. I am easygoing as I enjoy the simple gift of life.
Live as children of light—for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true.—Ephesians 5:8-9

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-2. The Word Of Salvation

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-2. The Word Of Salvation

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-2. The Word Of Salvation

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-2. The Word Of Salvation

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The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-1. The Word Of Forgiveness

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-1. The Word Of Forgiveness

Forgiveness - Friday, March 29, 2013 | Daily Word

Forgiveness - Friday, March 29, 2013 | Daily Word


Forgiveness
THE FORGIVING LOVE OF GOD EXPRESSES FREELY THROUGH MY MIND AND HEART.
In discussing the healing power of forgiveness, Charles Fillmore suggested, “Sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy … see all things and all persons as they really are … and send them your strongest thoughts of love.”
Divine love and life are closely related, and forgiveness is an aspect of love. When I open my heart and mind to forgive and to love, I also open myself to life. When Jesus opened his heart to forgive, he opened the way to his resurrection and to eternal life.
I let the forgiving love of God express freely through me, cleansing my mind through its power. God’s love fills my heart; God’s life fills my body.
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”—Luke 23:34

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-Introduction

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross by A.W. Pink-Introduction


THE DEATH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST is a subject of never-failing interest to all who study prayerfully the scripture of truth. This is so, not only because the believer’s all both for time and eternity depends upon it, but also, because of its transcendent uniqueness. Four words appear to sum up the salient features of this mystery of mysteries: the death of Christ was natural, unnatural, preternatural, and supernatural. A few comments seem called for by way of definition and amplification.
First: the death of Christ was natural. By this we mean that it was a real death. It is because we are so familiar with the fact of it that the above statement appears simple and commonplace, yet, what we here touch upon is to the spiritual mind one of the main elements of wonderment. The one who was "taken, and by wicked hands" crucified and slain was none other than Jehovah’s "Fellow". The blood that was shed on the accursed tree was divine - "The church of God which he purchased with his own blood" (Acts 20:28). As says the apostle, "God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself" (2 Cor. 5:19).
But how could Jehovah’s "Fellow" suffer? How could the eternal one die? Ah, he who in the beginning was the Word, who was with God, and who was God, "became flesh" . He who was in the form of God took upon him the form of a servant and was made in the likeness of men; "and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross" (Phil. 2:8). Thus having become incarnate the Lord of glory was capable of suffering death, and so it was that he "tasted" death itself. In his words, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit", we see how natural his death was, and the reality of it became still more apparent when he was laid in the tomb, where he remained for three days.
Second: the death of Christ was un-natural. By this we mean that it was abnormal. Above we have said that in becoming incarnate the Son of God became capable of suffering death, yet it must not be inferred from this that death therefore had a claim upon him; far from this being the case, the very reverse was the truth. Death is the wages of sin, and he had none. Before his birth it was said to Mary, "that Holy Thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:35). Not only did the Lord Jesus enter this world without contracting the defilement attaching to fallen human nature, but he "did no sin" (1 Pet. 2:22), had "no sin" (1 John 3:5), "knew no sin" (2 Corinthians 5:21). In his person and in his conduct he was the Holy One of God "without blemish and without spot" (1 Pet. 1:19). As such death had no claim upon him. Even Pilate had to acknowledge that he could find in him "no fault". Hence we say, for the Holy One of God to die was un-natural.
Third: the death of Christ was preter-natural. By this we mean that it was marked out and determined for him beforehand. He was the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). Before Adam was created the Fall was anticipated. Before sin entered the world, salvation from it had been planned by God. In the eternal counsels of Deity, it was fore-ordained that there should be a Saviour for sinners, a Saviour who should suffer the just for the unjust, a Saviour who should die in order that we might live. And "because there was none other good enough to pay the price of sin" the only-Begotten of the Father offered himself as the ransom.
The preternatural character of the death of Christ has been well termed the "undergirding of the Cross". It was in view of that approaching death that God "justly passed over the sins done aforetime" (Rom. 3:25 RV). Had not Christ been, in the reckoning of God, the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, every sinning person in Old Testament times would have gone down to the pit the moment he sinned!
Fourth: the death of Christ was super-natural. By this we mean that it was different from every other death. In all things he has the pre-eminence. His birth was different from all other births. His life was different from all other lives. And his death was different from all other deaths. This was clearly intimated in his own utterance upon the subject: "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to take it again" (John 10:17, 18). A careful study of the gospel narratives which describe his death furnish a sevenfold proof and verification of his assertion.
(1) That our Lord "laid down his life", that he was not powerless in the hands of his enemies comes out clearly in John 18 where we have the record of his arrest. A band of officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, headed by Judas, sought him in Gethsemane. Coming forward to meet them, the Lord Jesus asks, "Whom seek ye?" The reply was, "Jesus of Nazareth" and then our Lord uttered the ineffable title of deity, that by which Jehovah had revealed himself of old to Moses at the burning bush - "I am". The effect was startling. These officers were awestruck. They were in the presence of incarnate deity, and were overpowered by a brief consciousness of divine majesty. How plain it is then that had he so pleased our blessed Saviour could have walked quietly away, leaving those who had come to arrest him prostrate on the ground! Instead, he delivers himself up into their hands and is led (not driven) as a lamb to the slaughter.
(2) Let us now turn to Matthew 27:46 - the most solemn verse in all the Bible - "And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama, sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" The words which we would ask the reader to observe carefully are here placed in italics. Why is it that the Holy Spirit tells us that the Saviour uttered that terrible cry "with aloud voice"? Most certainly there is a reason for it. This becomes even more apparent when we note that he has repeated them four verses lower down in the same chapter - "Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the spirit" (Matthew 27:50). What then do these words indicate? Do they not corroborate what has been said in the above paragraphs? Do they not tell us that the Saviour was not exhausted by what he had passed through? Do they not intimate that his strength had not failed him? That he was still master of himself, that instead of being conquered by death, he was but yielding himself to it? Do they not show us that God had "laid help upon one that was mighty" (Ps. 89:19)!
(3) We call attention next to his fourth utterance on the Cross - "I thirst". This word, in the light of its setting, furnishes a wonderful evidence of our Lord’s complete self-possession. The whole verse reads as follows: "After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst" (John 19:28). Of old, it had been predicted that they should give the Saviour to drink, vinegar mingled with gall. And in order that this prophecy might be fulfilled, he cried, "I thirst". How this evidences the fact that he was in full possession of his mental faculties, that his mind was unclouded, that his terrible sufferings had neither deranged nor disturbed it. As he hung on the cross, at the close of the six hours, his mind reviewed the entire scope of the prophetic word, and checked off one by one those predictions which had reference to his passion. Excepting the prophecies which were to be fulfilled after his death, but one remained un-fulfilled, namely, "They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink" (Ps. 69:21), and this was not overlooked by the blessed sufferer. "Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture (not "scriptures", the reference being to Psalm 69:2 1) might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst." Again, we say, what proof is here furnished that he laid down his life of himself!
(4) The next verification the Holy Spirit has supplied of our Lord’s words in John 10:18 is found in John 19:30, "When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished; and he bowed his head, and gave up the spirit." What are we intended to learn from these words? What is here signified by this act of the Saviour? Surely the answer is not far to seek. The implication is clear. Previous to this our Lord’s head had been held erect. It was no impotent sufferer that hung there in a swoon. Had that been the case his head had lolled helplessly on his chest, and it would have been impossible for him to "bow" it. And mark attentively the verb used here: it is not his head "fell", but he, consciously, calmly, reverently, bowed his head. How sublime was his carriage even on the tree! What superb composure did he evidence. Was it not his majestic bearing on the cross that, among other things, caused the centurion to cry, "Truly this was the Son of God" (Matthew 27:54)!
(5) Look now at his last act of all: "And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said this, he gave up the spirit" (Luke 23:46). None else ever did this or died thus. How accurately these words agree with his own statement, so often quoted by us, "I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but flay it down of myself (John 10:17, 18). The uniqueness of our Lord’s action may be seen by comparing his words on the cross with those of dying Stephen. As the first Christian martyr came to the brink of the river, he cried, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit" (Acts 7:59). But in contrast with this Christ said, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. Stephen’s spirit was being taken from him. Not so with the Saviour. None could take from him his life. He "gave up" his spirit.
(6) The action of the soldiers in regard to the legs of those on the three crosses gives further evidence of the uniqueness of Christ’s death. We read, "The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, (for that Sabbath day was an high day) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs" (John 19:31-33). The Lord Jesus and the two thieves had been crucified together. They had been on their respective crosses the same length of time. And now at the close of the day the two thieves were still alive, for as it is well known death by crucifixion though exceedingly painful was usually a slow death. No vital member of the body was directly affected and often the sufferer lingered on for two or three days before being completely overcome by exhaustion. It was not natural, therefore, that Christ should be dead after but six hours on the cross. The Jews recognized this, and requested Pilate that the legs of all three be broken and death be thus hastened. In the fact, then, that the Saviour was "dead already" when the soldiers came to him, though the two thieves yet lived, we have additional proof that he had voluntarily "laid down his life of himself", that it was not "taken from him".
(7) For the final demonstration of the super-natural character of Christ’s death, we turn to note the wonderful phenomena that accompanied it. "And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent: and the graves were opened" (Matthew 27:51,52). That was no ordinary death that had been witnessed on the summit of Golgotha’s rugged heights, and it was followed by no ordinary attendants. First, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from top to bottom, to show that a hand from heaven had torn asunder that curtain which shut out the temple-worshipper from the earthly throne of God - thus signifying that the way into the holiest was now made plain and that access to God himself had been opened up through the broken body of his Son. Next, the earth did quake. Not, I believe, that there was an earthquake, nor even a "great earthquake", but the earth itself, the entire earth was shaken to its very foundation, and rocked on its axis, as though to show it was horrified at the most awful deed that had ever been perpetrated on its surface. "And the rocks rent" - the very strength of nature gave way before the greater power of that death. Finally, we are told, "the graves were opened", showing that the power of Satan, which is death, was there shivered and shattered - all the outward attestations of the value of that atoning death.
Putting these together: the manifest yielding up of himself into the hands of those who arrested him; the crying with a "loud voice", denoting his retained vigor; the fact that he was in full and unimpaired possession of his mentality, evidenced by the "knowing that all things were now accomplished"; the "bowing" of the erect head; the deliberate "committing" of his spirit into the hands of the Father; the fact that he was "dead already" when the soldiers came to break his legs; all furnished proof that his life was not "taken from him", but that he laid it down of himself and this, together with the tearing of the temple veil, the quaking of the earth, the rending of the rocks, and the opening of the graves, all bore unmistakable witness to the supernatural character of his death; in view of which we may well say with the wondering centurion, "Truly this was the Son of God".
The death of Christ, then, was unique, miraculous, supernatural. In the chapters which follow we shall hearken to the words which fell from his lips while he hung upon the cross - words which make known to us some of the attendant circumstances of the great tragedy; words which reveal the excellencies of the one who suffered there; words in which is wrapped up the gospel of our salvation; and words which inform us of the purpose, the meaning, the sufferings, and the sufficiency of the death divine.

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People are Celebrating Easter Online The Joy Jesus Church is Ready | PRLog

People are Celebrating Easter Online The Joy Jesus Church is Ready | PRLog


People are Celebrating Easter Online The Joy Jesus Church is Ready

More People will celebrate Easter online and The Joy of Jesus Church is ready to receive all people who want a spiritual experience for themselves.

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Let Go, Let God - Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Daily Word

Let Go, Let God - Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Daily Word


Let Go, Let God
I FEEL THE PEACE AND FREEDOM OF LETTING GO AND TRUSTING GOD.
Pilots often describe the moment of take-off as a time of freedom when the plane defies gravity and literally releases its attachment to the earth. Pilots need a certain degree of courage to let go and trust the plane’s aerodynamics to function properly and fly.
Similarly, I need a degree of courage to let go and have faith in God as the active power in my life. To reach that level of trust, I remember moments in my life when I felt God’s presence guiding and blessing me. I look at the life of Jesus and see the strength of surrender, trusting in God.
I let go and trust that what has been demonstrated in the past will continue to demonstrate in my life. My faith enables me to let go and trust in God.
Be strong and of good courage.—1 Chronicles 28:20


Take Action - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Daily Word

Take Action - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 | Daily Word


Take Action
WHEN CALLED TO SACRED SERVICE, I TAKE ACTION.
When I feel called to help others, I can talk the talk or walk the walk. I choose to walk the walk, and my first step is always toward God. In prayer, my mind is receptive to guidance, my heart fills with love and my course of action becomes clear. I do for others what I would want done for me.
Others also feel the divine calling, and through this common bond, we join in sacred service. The spark of divinity grows within us and compassion warms our hearts. As we offer help, we behold those we’re serving as already whole and complete. Each one of us is a spiritual being, growing in awareness of our God-given potential.
Today I take action, and I am blessed.
Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.—1 John 3:18

Freedom - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Daily Word

Freedom - Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Daily Word


Freedom
RELEASING ANY THOUGHT OF LIMITATION, I AM FREE.
I celebrate the breakthroughs in my life when freedom comes rushing in, as when the Israelites successfully crossed the Red Sea—free at last from the bonds of slavery.
For 40 years before the Israelites reached the Promised Land, Moses led them as they wandered through the desert. At times, I may feel lost on my own journey. During times of change—a new job, relationship or living situation—I may need to break free of bonds that bind me. As I let go of feelings of unworthiness or inadequacy and release shame or guilt, I claim my freedom.
Nothing can keep me from being all I was created to be. I am whole and I am free!
I will take you as my people, and I will be your God. You shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has freed you from the burdens of the Egyptians.—Exodus 6:7

FaithWriters.com-Christian Christian Living - Holy Week and What it Means Today

FaithWriters.com-Christian Christian Living - Holy Week and What it Means Today

World Peace - Monday, March 25, 2013 | Daily Word

World Peace - Monday, March 25, 2013 | Daily Word


World Peace
WORLD PEACE BEGINS WITH THE AWARENESS OF ONENESS.
Peace begins when we recognize God in all creation regardless of where or how we live. When we appreciate our differences, celebrate our likenesses, and acknowledge our oneness, we are taking initial steps toward world peace.
People living in different nations may see things from their individual vantage points; yet, we can still coexist in harmony. Respect and cooperation foster understanding. Encouraging ingenuity boosts progress for all people. Everyone benefits when we find “win-win” solutions to social, economic and ecological challenges.
When we see rightly, we know we are one with each other and with God. This is the beginning of world peace.
In his days may righteousness flourish and peace abound.—Psalm 72:7

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Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. —Matthew 11:28
As I started up my car in the dark hours of early morning, I noticed a seatbelt light on the dashboard. I checked my door, opening and pulling it shut again. I tugged on my seatbelt to test it. But the sensor light still beamed. Then, in slow realization, I reached over and lifted my purse a few inches above the passenger seat. The light clicked off.
Apparently, a cell phone, three rolls of quarters, a hardcover book, and my lunch stuffed in my very large purse had equaled the weight of a small passenger, thus setting off the sensor!
While I can easily empty out a handbag, other weights are not so easy to shed. Those burdens of life involve a heaviness of spirit.
Whether the burden that weighs us down is one of guilt such as the one that consumed David’s thoughts (Ps. 32:1-6), the fear Peter experienced (Matt. 26:20-35), or the doubt Thomas carried (John 20:24-29), Jesus has invited us to bring them all to Him: “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28).
We are not built to bear burdens alone. When we cast them on the One who wants to bear our burdens (Ps. 68:19; 1 Peter 5:7), He replaces them with forgiveness, healing, and restoration. No burden is too heavy for Him. —Cindy Hess Kasper
Lord, thank You for lovingly carrying our burdens.
In times of trouble, help us to leave those burdens
in Your strong hands and to find our rest in You.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
Burden God with what burdens you.

Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 24, 2013 | Daily Word

Palm Sunday - Sunday, March 24, 2013 | Daily Word


Palm Sunday
I AM BLESSED BY GOD’S EVER-PRESENT GOODNESS.
As I move through my day, I celebrate God’s guiding presence in my life. I set an intention to focus on the light of God, for I know that in dark times the right path is illumined for me. God’s love and light fill my heart and mind.
Jesus taught that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, and I claim a Heavenly state of mind. I think only of God’s peace, joy, love and abundant goodness. Feelings of doubt, fear or worry are overcome by the power of divine ideas. Any concerns about a current challenge dissipate as I celebrate God’s ever-present goodness. I put God first, and I am enfolded in God’s love. My life is blessed in countless ways.
They took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.”—John 12:13

FaithWriters.com-Christian Christian Living - Holy Week and What it Means Today

Christian Christian Living - Holy Week and What it Means Today


What week of the year has the most spiritual meaning towards addressing the real problems today? There are so many days and weeks of each year, people around the world are so different in terms of what exactly is important and why? We celebrate Super Bowel Week like everything on earth depended on its outcome. Yet, the event itself plays no real meaning to the suffering we witness on our streets each day. Jesus did what no one has ever done for the salvation of humanity.

The week that we deem most relevant today is when Jesus came into Jerusalem on a donkey, and the people worshiped Him as The King.  Jesus healed a man that was blind from birth. Jesus enjoyed drinking wine of a new life with the forgiveness of sin. Jesus also broke the bread and blessed as a symbol of His body that would serve as a sacrifice for our misdeeds. Jesus went to garden a prayed for the sin debt be remove from Him, yet the grace of God through His will, stayed the course of suffering. Jesus sweat His blood because of His devotion to God and His love for you and I.

Holy week is when Jesus was jailed and beaten by a world lost in sin. Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world. Holy week is a time for one to take a hard look into ones soul with respect for the our relationship with Jesus Christ. The Joy of The Lord is our salvation. Week praise God for this week, because early one Sunday morning God raised Jesus from the grave of death to life. Holy Week is a time to praise God in Christ Jesus.

Grace - Saturday, March 23, 2013 | Daily Word

Grace - Saturday, March 23, 2013 | Daily Word

Grace
I FLOURISH IN THE GRACE OF GOD AND MY LIFE BLOSSOMS.
With its delicate petals arched toward the sun, a lotus plant blossoms into a gorgeous flower though its roots reside in muddy water.
Like the lotus, I may be entrenched in a murky situation but, through the power of grace, I, too, can flourish. In the stillness of Silence, I cultivate serenity. I am rooted in Spirit—the foundation from which all blessings unfold.
Just as the petals of the lotus flower rise above the water, I lift my vision above the horizon of any murky challenge or disquieting change. Centered in my “lotus heart,” I am confident that good will blossom from any challenge.
I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.—Psalm 121:1-2

Pray for Others - Friday, March 22, 2013 | Daily Word

Pray for Others - Friday, March 22, 2013 | Daily Word


Pray for Others
GOD IS IN THE MIDST OF THOSE I LOVE.
When someone dear to me is in need, I can help him or her through prayer. The power of faith and understanding is great. It frees my mind of fear and anxiety about the one for whom I pray. I take my eyes off the problem and focus on the spirit of God within.
No matter how serious the condition or how hopeless my loved one may feel, the spirit of God is within them. I hold my dear one in heart and mind. I see the indwelling life of God as strength, energy and courage.
I send my faith and love to anyone in need, affirming that their spirit will be uplifted. I give thanks, for God is in the midst of all, and all is well.
The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven.—James 5:15

Healing - Thursday, March 21, 2013 | Daily Word

Healing - Thursday, March 21, 2013 | Daily Word


Healing
I AM A PERFECT EXPRESSION OF DIVINE WHOLENESS.
Perfection and wholeness are hallmarks of my spiritual nature. When I recognize divine life as my true identity, I release error beliefs about my physical health.
In Truth, I am more than my body! I am created from and filled with a divine life force more potent than any imbalance, diagnosis or prognosis.
To support the healing process, I call forth the divine wisdom intrinsic to every cell, system and function of my body. I use powerful affirmative words and positive thoughts to imprint my consciousness with life-sustaining health. I am one with the flawless expression of Divine Life, swiftly restoring me to wholeness now.
Be attentive to my words … For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.—Proverbs 4:20-22

Birth - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Daily Word

Birth - Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | Daily Word


Birth
TODAY IS A NEW BEGINNING. I AM FILLED WITH HOPE AND PROMISE!
Springtime brings new birth—a beautiful reminder of the activity of God! Whether it is a sprout emerging from the soil, bursting into the light; a bird chipping out of the egg it once called home; or a baby taking its first breath, life is always unfolding. A newborn baby or a seedling for a mighty oak may seem weak and fragile, yet each is filled with immense potential.
Likewise, I am filled with promise and potential, and I let this day be a fresh start. As I release self-limiting thoughts and behaviors, I am reborn. Divine ideas seem to come to me from out of the blue. I am filled with hope as I breathe in the fresh air of this new day and feel fully alive.
In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.—James 1:18

Faith - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Daily Word

Faith - Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Daily Word


Faith
I EXPECT THE BEST.
Sometimes the concept of faith seems too difficult or abstract to comprehend. How can I believe in what I cannot see?
Then I remember all the other unseen forces in my life: I trust I will take the next breath, the sun will rise tomorrow, and a planted seed will grow.
Faith means “to live by.” It means calling forth the power of Life to sustain me through any situation. Faith begins with the belief that Life will bring the best for me. Even though my faith at times may be as small as a mustard seed, Life is on my side, helping me grow and succeed.
My faith is unshakable, for I know a divine and perfect outcome will be revealed.
Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed instantly.—Matthew 15:28