I think it’s amazing that one of the greatest Christians to live makes such a powerful statement and affirmations to us that can be life-changing!
“That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:” (Ephesians 3:6-9)
Paul states that he is the least greatest of Christians. We know that he turned the world upside down for Christ. He is responsible for us having the truth of Gospel, yet he was a normal man that faced temptations and trials. Paul knew his flesh was weak, but he served a “bigger and better” God. Paul had a life-altering meeting with Jesus. That meeting not only brought Paul true salvation (not religion), but a change of mind.
That’s how I hope to encourage you today.
I hope you will live in the following Spiritual mindsets and affirmations daily:
First, know 100% sure you are saved.
When you accept Christ and His plan, His way for salvation, what He did for you on the cross, IT’S ETERNAL. Your feelings; your shortcomings; nothing can take your salvation. Salvation belongs to Christ, so there’s nothing I can do to earn it, therefore there’s nothing I can do to keep it. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
After salvation, give Him everything.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) I want to give God all of me, not to earn His favor, but because I belong to Him and want to reflect Him and bring Him glory. He is good and He is worthy. I am His work, and am created to point others to Him.
Renew your mind daily in who you are in Christ.
The more years that go by in your walk with Christ, Christians can start to lean in to who they want to identify with, and all the different groups out there. Although, the most important thing for you and I to do is to saturate ourselves in what God’s Word says about us and to align ourselves with truth.
Ephesians is one of my favorite books because it explains the mystery of the Gospel and who we are as Christians.
Not because of us, but because of who we are in Jesus, these are a few promises or affirmations to live by…
We are blessed with all spiritual blessings. (Ephesians 1:3)
He chose us before He even created the world. (Ephesians 1:4)
Because of the blood of Jesus, we are made holy and without blame. (Ephesians 1:4)
Our destiny is an amazing destination because we have been adopted into the family and lineage of the King of kings. (Ephesians 1:5)
Not only did He adopt us, He accepted us. (Ephesians 1:6)
We are redeemed and forgiven because of His grace. (Ephesians 1:7)
He has abundantly furnished us with His wisdom and prudence. (Ephesians 1:8)
Because of Jesus, knowing His will is not a mystery. His Word is inspired by His Spirit and given to us to know Him better and fully. (Ephesians 1:9)
We are one in Him. (Ephesians 1:10)
We are given a great inheritance. (Ephesians 1:11)
We are given the Holy Spirit which is the down payment of our inheritance. We are sealed. (Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30)
I believe knowing what God has said about you is one of the most powerful ways to live your life.
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” (Romans 15:13)
We have access to living in the power of the Holy Spirit simply in the faith in what He has already provided for us. We are complete in Him. Now what? We are to share that with others.
“And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.” (Romans 15:14)
My goal this year is to live in these promises. Remind myself daily of them. If you do not feel the impact of the truth of these affirmations, just maybe you have believed the hurtful words and lack of truth that is sometimes so easily spouted and gossiped from the mouths of others. Let God’s Word and His truth have preeminence in your life.
“Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:5-7)
Everyone may not receive you, but that doesn’t have to stop you from being obedient to receive others. We are supposed to be exhorting each other even more in these last days. I hope this post encouraged you to live in the affirmations that God has given us as Christians in His Word.
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