by Pastor Tim Burt
Just by understanding God’s love for you, and how He has felt about you from the beginning, and what He has wanted for you, begins to increase your faith and strength. That is what it was designed to do as we see in Psalm 139:14-18. (NLT) “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God! They are innumerable! I can't even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up in the morning, you are still with me!“
When you find out what God wants for you – what He intended for you – and that He is not out to condemn you but to strengthen your life to become a world changer, your life begins to take new shape. Strength from God comes to your life. How do you open the door to this strength so that it continues to come and so that you feel and see it begin to change you? What is the first secret to tapping into the power and then plan of God for this significant life? It’s putting these truths in your mouth! That is a God secret that He wants you to know! It’s powerful. It’s life-changing.
God spoke through Isaiah to help us take hold of this powerful truth saying, “And this is my covenant with them," says the Lord. "My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children's children forever. I, the Lord, have spoken! Isaiah 59:21 (NLT)
Begin now by getting in front of a mirror and saying, “Thank you Lord. You have made me wonderfully complex! Your workmanship concerning me is marvelous and I now know it. You watched me as I was being formed and prepared my days and your plan for my life before I ever lived one day. It’s time I started living by your strength and power instead of mine own. I thank you for helping me to grow in your strength and power every day. I thank you that your thoughts about me are kind and empowering and your plan and desire for me even more precious. I thank you that you are with me now and forever. These are your words and I have and will continue to put them in my mouth and on my lips until they instinctively flow from my heart. Thank you for Jesus and making all this available to me through Your love and sacrifice for me. I am strengthened in you today. In Jesus name Amen!”
These are God’s Words about you. Write God's covenant promises down as you see them in the Bible. Put them in your mouth and speak them each day until they begin to sink in. You are honoring God in doing so. You are exercising your faith! You will begin to experience a new level of the power of God and His strength in your life. It will thrill your heart!
Psalms 19:14 (NLT) "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt