Tag: set your mind on things above

devotion July 12, 2017

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Turn your eyes from the things of Earth. I have loosed you from the things that have held you captive. But you must walk away from them. You must come out and be separate. You must put down the things that link you to them. You were made for greater things than the elemental things of the world. The world’s desires are limited and lacking and have always tried to hold you. But I have called you to know Me. In knowing Me you are lifted beyond the things of limit and lack. For nothing is impossible for Me, and I am greater in you than he that is in the world. Today, lift your voice and praise Me for the greater things. The things yet to come to you. For I will accomplish more than you can even ask or imagine, according to My power that is at work within you. ~God

Ezekiel 3:12 Then the Spirit took me up and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing saying “blessed be the glory of the Lord from his place”.

1 Peter 1:21 Through Jesus you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

1 Cor 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love Him”

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devotion Dec 8, 2016

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I had a vision of woman with beautiful, long hair.  She held a mirror and admired her long locks, for they had grown beyond her and graced the earth as she walked. As I looked I realized she was sitting on a mound of earth. She tried to arise and shine, as the sun beamed down upon her, but shiny, green ivy had begun to grow in her hair. She thought to herself, “O it must have thought me beautiful to climb upon me” so she allowed it to grow.  The sun came out every day and beckoned to her to come up and play. The ivy had grown so, that her time was now spent tending to it. She trained it to grow and was delighted at the work of her hands. She felt the sun’s warmth but never looked up into his face. Fat, full clouds began to cover the sun, but she didn’t notice. Soon rain began to fall. She looked up and questioned “where is my warm sun?” But for now her ivy covered her. Then strong bolts of lightening lit the dark sky and struck the earth. How she wished she could play in the sun. Bound tightly, held to the ground, she could no longer lift her head. She cried and said ” o sun, would you come, I want to play and be warm again.” The sun replied. “I have never left, I am above the cloud, cut off your hair and you will arise and shine and be close to me.” And that.. is exactly what she did! As she was rising, the earth received such a bolt that it dissolved into fine dust and was swept away from sight.

The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever. I John 2:17

Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:2-4

 

 

Devotion Oct 30, 2016

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I have chosen you to know and believe that I am God; to witness that I am able; to taste and see that I am good. As you are made aware of My love for you, the things you have sought after will have little value to you. Lean into Me instead of your insecurities and fears. Your insecurities and fears cause you to strive. In your striving you experience envy, jealousy and selfish ambition. These things breed pretentiousness and hurt those around you. I want you to trust Me instead. I have plans for you. You were chosen especially for good works. Good works that have already been prepared for you to do. You are secure in Me. The doors I open no-one can close the doors I close no-one can open. I have told you these things that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart I have overcome the world. ~Jesus.

Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

Philippians 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes through the law, but that which is through faith in Christ- the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith.