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I am fully resourced to do everything God has called me to do (Deuteronomy 8:18, Luke 6:38, Philippians 4:13).
But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today. Deuteronomy 8:18
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
i think this is the factoid that resonated within me the most – it gave me the most hope, confidence, grace and empowering.
I am fully resourced to do all God has called me to.
i AM fully resourced to do all God has called me to.
i am FULLY RESOURCED to do all God has called me to.
i am fully resourced to DO all God has called me to.
i am fully resourced to do ALL God has called me to.
even when i feel painfully inadequate and out of my depth, i am by His Spirit and grace and power, fully resourced.
the Holy Spirit dwells within me to resource me to do the things God has called me to do.
i am confident that as i need His power and need His empowering and His resources that He will enable me to serve. that means i can charge on ahead, confident and trusting in His Spirit. i dont need to hold back but can live and move in His grace and power. in any situation. in any place. to anyone. i am so grateful for His hand in my life!
life begins at the end our comfort zone – when the Holy Spirit is activated and empowering our service and our life… when we are confident in His power in and through our lives…
i am but a jar of clay demonstrating His all surpassing power. (2 Cor 4:7 paraphrase)
4. I am able to fulfill the calling God has placed on my life (Exodus 3:9-12; Psalm 57:2,).
And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt. But Moses said to God, Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt? And God said, I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain. Exodus 3:9-12
I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfils his purpose for me. Psalm 27:2
another 2 verses that immediately pop into my head are:
… being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us Ephesians 3:20
God can complete the good work He begins in me and calls me to. He can fulfill HIS purpose and His plans in my life. He can do more than we can ask, dream, pray, imagine. He has the power. And He works in my heart to make me willing to do His will. i believe that as i continue to love Him every day and to serve Him and obey Him that He is ordering my steps and my life and thus i will reach the destination and goal. i believe it is HIS resources in my life, the power of the Holy Spirit, that empowers me to serve Him. thus i am able to fulfill the calling He has on my life because it is HIS work in me that enables me to do this. it is not by my power, or my effort or my work, but His work in me as i continue to say YES to Him.
3. I overcome my fear and anxiety; I trust in the Lord with all my heart. God is with me (Proverbs 3:5-6, Philippians 4:6-7, 1 Peter 5:7, Isaiah 41:10)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
i can trust in God.
He is trustworthy.
though sometimes things dont go to MY plan, HE has a plan and is at work on my behalf.
i am confident of His love and goodness.
i am confident that He is my Father.
when faced with fear i CHOOSE to trust God.
i STOP, BREATHE and REMIND MYSELF OF THE PROMISES OF GOD.
His Word is faithful.
His promises can be trusted.
He is always at work.
i counter FEAR with faith.
faith that is grounded in the Word of God and His promises. not blind faith but faith that has facts and basis.
i live not by sight but by faith in God.
2. I act in audacious faith to change the world in my generation (John 14:12).
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12
FACTOID 2 reminds us that we are called and used by God today and now to build the Kingdom of God. that it is GOD at work and GOD using us. we are His vessels and we’re empowered by the Holy Spirit to make a difference. lets live our lives INTENTIONALLY building and INTENTIONALLY shinning and being ambassadors for Christ.
i am confident that because of the promises of God that He will use me and can use me and i can be an effective competent servant of God. that i can succeed in what He has called me to do. that by His power i am equipped, even more than i can imagine i believe.
lets stretch our faith and trust in God who is able, in God who does the impossible.
Everything is possible for him who believes. Mark 9:23
that verse isnt tooting our own horn but tooting His horn – its possible because of HIS POWER and HIS EMPOWERING and HIS EQUIPPING. we believe HE can work in and through us and HE does.
1. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation (Romans 8:1-2, Ephesians 1:7-8, 1 John 1:9).
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
a few months ago at housegroup i read out a list of FACTOIDS that i had found in a book (which i can no longer remember which book!) which really got into our hearts. our pastor then pinched them and read them out at church and since then i’ve had numerous (aka LOTS and LOTS) of people ask for them. which means they’re really good!
so i’m starting a series, breaking down the FACTOIDS and looking at them more, what they mean to me and how they’re real in our life.
FACTOID 1. I am fully forgiven and free from all shame and condemnation
i so love that. i am free from shame. forgiven. set free. released. cleansed. made whole and innocent and not guilty and new.
You used to be far from God. Your thoughts made you his enemies, and you did evil things. But his Son became a human and died. So God made peace with you, and now he lets you stand in his presence as people who are holy and faultless and innocent. Colossians 1:21-22
How far has the LORD taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west! Psalm 103:12
Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
Jesus totally sets me free from sin and the guilt that goes with it.
He removes my sin from me. a saying i’ve heard often says He throws it into the sea and posts a sign saying no fishing.
Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! Micah 7:19
i am free. free from guilt and shame and condemnation.
my sin is GONE. removed. taken away. not mine anymore. its been exchanged on the cross and i now have the righteousness of Christ.
i can live clean and whole and pure.
though the consequences of my sin may be outworked, because of the way life is, our sin has impact, that sin does not belong to me if i confess it and receive forgiveness. it is no longer on my record. isnt that GOOD NEWS.
so we no longer need to live burdened by our sin.
we need to live holy and responding lives to God (because of His great love poured out on the cross to us when we were enemies of God and not even aware of our need or thinking about Him)
we can with total confidence draw near to God because of this righteousness and freedom from sin. we are his beloved children. holy and acceptable.
you may have seen this list… it is a list of bible refernces and statments about who we are as christians – the benefits and blessings we have as christians… and i think it is really important that we “get it” – that we know who we are as chrsitians, so we can live in that freedom and grace and relationship with God. so many of us have hang ups about whether God loves us or things like that… if we get who we are, and how we are related to God, and his work in our life, then that is all good! here are a few of my favs…. and then the rest of the list…
I am God’s child (John 1:12)
I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:20)
I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15)
I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20)
I am chosen before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4, 11)
I am holy and blameless (Ephesians 1:4)
I am adopted as his child (Ephesians 1:5)
I am victorious (1 Corinthians 15:57)
I am born again (I Peter 1:23)
I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
I am delivered (Colossians 1:13)
I am set free (Romans 8:2; John 8:32)
I have been brought near to God through Christ’s blood (Ephesians 2:13)
I have peace (Ephesians 2:14)
I have access to the Father (Ephesians 2:18)
I am a member of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19)
I am secure (Ephesians 2:20)
I can approach God with freedom and confidence (Ephesians 3:12)
One of the most important things we can do in our recovery is to embrace our new identity and see ourselves through Jesus’ eyes . . . i.e., who you and I are “in Christ.” Below are listed (with supporting Scripture) just a few of the many TRUTHS contained in the Bible concerning our secure position in Christ Jesus. The facts are there . . . all we need to do is believe them!!