Walking In His Presence (Psalm 16:11)

Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 16:11 (KJV)

When we look to Jesus and faithfully walk with Him, He will lead us up the path of life. We discover in His presence a joy that cannot be taken away by the world, we will find the pleasures that come from knowing who we are in Him and what He has called us to do. So let us look to Him, let us be in His Word, and follow where He is taking us. Each of us has a role to play in the kingdom of God: each of us is called to be a light through which the great Light might shine forth into this world.

Living Out Of Who We Are In Christ (2 Cornithians 5:17)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)

In Christ we have been made a brand new creation. The moment we are in Christ our spirit is recreated after the image of God in righteousness and true holiness. The task of every born again believer now is to bridge the gap between our perfect spirit in Christ and our imperfect soul. The soul—our mind, our will, and our emotions—must be brought into alignment with our new nature and identity according to the Word of God. Practially speaking, we renew the mind daily by meditating on and confessing our new idenity in Christ. This enables us to live more fully out of who we are in Him, giving us full access to the victory Jesus has already obtained for us.

He Freely Gives Us All Things (Romans 8:32)

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 8:32 (KJV)

Consider the greatness of God’s love in that He did not hesitate to give His beloved Son to the world so that we through Him might have life. Now the Holy Spirit asks through the Apostle Paul, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? And of course the implication is that a love so great withholds absolutely nothing! Friends, let us be glad in knowing that God in Christ Jesus has freely made available anything we need. Our task each day is to receive His love, to walk in His love, and by faith take hold of what His grace has already provided.

Forget Not All His Benefits (Psalm 103:2-4)

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Psalm 103:2-4 (KJV)

Let us remember every day the benefits of salvation, which include healing, redemption from all forms of destruction—physically, emotionally and spiritually—as well as us receiving freely out of the bountiful love, kindness and grace of our God. All of this is available to us. It is God’s desire for us to be made every whit whole, to show forth the fruits of salvation in all of the spheres of our life. As we meditate on and confess this truth daily, thereby reminding our soul, we are making way for God’s goodness and glory to manifest in and through our lives.

Partakers Of Christ (Hebrews 3:14)

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3:14 (KJV)

We are made partakers of Christ by seeing the glory of God made manifest in and through our lives. God is wanting to shower us with His goodness. The key to seeing this come to pass is to hold on to the same faith that has gotten us saved in the first place; in other words, we believe with our hearts and confess with our mouths that we are now living in the victory that Jesus has won for us. And so today, let us be steadfast in our confidence of seeing God’s goodness and favor in our lives.

Forget Not All His Benefits (Psalm 103:2-4)

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Psalm 103:2-4 (KJV)

Let us remember every day the benefits of salvation, which include healing, redemption from all forms of destruction—physically, emotionally and spiritually—as well as us receiving freely out of the bountiful love, kindness and grace of our God. All of this is available to us. It is God’s desire for us to be made every whit whole, to show forth the fruits of salvation in all of the spheres of our life. As we meditate on this truth daily, thereby reminding our soul, we are making way for God’s goodness and glory to manifest in and through our lives.

Laying Hold Of What God Has Prepared For Us (Philippians 3:12)

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)

We are continually called to press on to lay hold of all that God has prepared for us. May we be comfortable with the journey, with the fact that we are still a work in progress, yet may we always press more fully towards who we have been created to be in Him. Each day offers a fresh opportunity to let go of the old, and to lay hold of the newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Union With Christ (Romans 6:5-6)

For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

Romans 6:5-6 (NKJV)

Having a revelation of who we are in Christ is crucial for us to lay hold of all that Jesus has made available to us. The very heart of salvation is union with Christ, which means that who we once were in the flesh has been crucified with Jesus. The more that we meditate on and confess that we are now a brand new creation, the more will we find ourselves free from all the things that used to hold us in bondage. Let us realize that we have been made completely victorious in Christ, and we are being called to live out of all that is true about us in Him.

Partakers Of Christ (Hebrews 3:14)

For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;

Hebrews 3:14 (KJV)

We are made partakers of Christ by seeing the glory of God made manifest in and through our lives. God is wanting to shower us with His goodness. The key to seeing this come to pass is to hold on to the same faith that has gotten us saved in the first place; in other words, we believe with our hearts and confess with our mouths that we are now living in the victory that Jesus has won for us. And so today, let us be steadfast in our confidence of seeing God’s goodness and favor in our lives.

Laying Hold Of What God Has Prepared For Us (Philippians 3:12)

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

Philippians 3:12 (NKJV)

We are continually called to press on to lay hold of all that God has prepared for us. May we be comfortable with the journey, with the fact that we are still a work in progress, yet may we always press more fully towards who we have been created to be in Him. Each day offers a fresh opportunity to let go of the old, and to lay hold of the newness of life in Christ Jesus.