Jesus took the blame and the shame for my sins – on my behalf! He died for me, the death that I should have died – such were my sins!
But how I have struggled with this truth. It’s like being handed an incredibly expensive luxury vehicle free of charge (An Aston Martin please Lord!) which is a totally unearned, undeserved and an unexpected favour. ‘A Gift out of the blue!’ You might say.
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So when it comes to my body being sick, can I really accent the gift of Jesus’ atoning work on the Cross? Jesus Himself took my sickness upon Himself? On my behalf.
There’s no way I can accept it Unless… I renew my mind to the truth that makes me free!
I need to meditate in my heart upon the truth. I begin to ‘see’ in my heart the promise of God’s healing grace working…
There I was bumbling through life: professing I was a Christian – a marginal One at that!
Everything was going well: nice job working for myself, nice family, nice home and nice church. And then something akin to an explosion shattered my life. I was lost for words and lost for direction. But, no. I was actually still there and had’t slipped off the side of the Earth.
What I now know to have happened was simply the ‘Born again Experience’ An act on God’s gracious behalf where He took away all my sins upon the Cross and counted me His very own son; an act I could never have accomplished in my own cleverness nor Religiosity. And Goodness knows how much I’d try to do so over the years.
No, this is a Gift from the Father and He is to be exalted; and we are to enter in to this new life: By Grace.
“Life Coaching can help show you how to get to where you want to be in life. But, like any other ‘product’ to be launched you have to commit your self to the process of Coaching in order to reach Your Goal -Freedom!”
‘Living in faith’.
I have called myself a Believer with great passion. I minister to folk who need Coaching in areas of Parenting, Gifts, Talents, Career and Relationships.
Suffice to say I am a committed Christian and am often called upon for my prophetic words, prophetic songs and prayers for the sick. But, after all these years I cannot say that I have a proper relationship with my Heavenly Father.
I go through the motions and get great Spiritual breakthroughs with Him. I meditate upon the Bible and can recite passages from proverbs and Psalms.
But after many years trying to know the Lord more clearly, I have concluded I have something of an ‘Orphan Spirit’.
I grew up a loner and lived as a single man for many years. Inevitably I took my loneliness to the workplace, and to the family and finally to the church..
To my surprise, when I became a Christian I witnessed many other orphans both in and out side the church. The only cure I’ve found to this loneliness is through ‘Relationship’ This is the missing key to isolation; not only in the church but in the office, shop, family and fellowship.
The Relationship I am speaking of is of a continual stream of Father’s love.
Speaking to Him in our inner man, thanking Him, glad of His presence, help, encouragement and confidence – all being received by faith.
Continual communication with the Father in this way develops a strong and meaningful Prayer life.
The relationship that develops is as a father/mother relationship whereby we know He is with us and we can refer to Him continually. No more an Orphan/son or Daughter.
The spirit behind ‘Rejection’ is a harsh and often cruel task-Master!
It works like this: say for example, in the area of Public Speaking or addressing an audience, the fear of getting it all wrong will drive you to dwell upon it until you feel sick!.
In your heart there is no escape! And by now fear has convinced you you will never be able to face an audience again. You’ve done your best. You have rehearsed, memorised chunks of material but there’s no way out of it; you’re Stuck! Or at least your Soul is Stuck!
Thankfully the heart say’s another truth about you.
The heart say’s that “you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you!” Through His Word He tells you how much he is loves you. He also knows the plans He has for you, to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future.”
So next time you are called to speak, confront, challenge or release your God-given gifts, KNOW that you are doing it through Him. AND NOT YOU! Ask for His help and He will send The Spirit to intervene.
It’s amazing what people can do when you give them a chance!
Someone looking in on your circumstances can be of great value.
Take for example ‘Business’. It was God’s influence that opened up the right opportunity you are now enjoying. Yes, you were quick to make the right decisions He brought to you, and the right people at the right time to do what was needed. But it was Him who gave you the strength and the wisdom to see the vision that you are now operating under.
Yes you had to be wiling and brave to take the necessary steps forward, but HE did it! Thankfully you were quick to hear the Lords’ prompting and to act on them.
So now it’s your turn to pass on the Baton of Blessing: for every good and perfect gift from our Father of lights.
“No matter whether you are in Business, Ministry, family or relationships you are going to need regular seasoning and illuminating of the ‘Holy Spirit’ kind.
The Bible tells us we are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its flavour, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out! We need to meditate on who we are In Christ – lights shining in a darkened world and let our light shine upon the merchandise we produce, the clients we serve and the Students we teach. How else will the World know there is a God that cares. (Matthew 5)
Have you ever noticed that right at the epicentre of a disagreement, say with your Partner or someone else close to you, there will be a gap; both sides temporarily disconnected in a kind of no-mans landscape.
One of the parties may take the ‘lull in activity’ to mean a temporary cessation of conflict – even professing to have won the battle! But not for long! In a moment the two parties lurch back to the epicentre of the conflict and continue spouting nonsense, threats and self-proclaimed victory! There is, however, no time to proclaim victory at this rate, for this is a God-given moment to be still and let God be God.
IN OTHER WORDS, SHUT-UP AND LET GOD SPEAK!
He may bring a word of encouragement, conviction, understanding or revelation! Whatever you feel, remain right there in the intensity of the moment and allow God to do His ‘Thing! Eventually you will feel The Lords peace, ‘the peace that passes understanding.’ This is His grace indeed; and your opportunity to allow His full work take it’s place as you thank Him for His kindness.