Tuesday, January 5, 2021

This Incredible Peace

It's really amazing.

I don't feel overwhelmed anymore. I don't feel unhappy or lost anymore.

I no longer wonder what they future will hold for me. I know who my Father is.

There is no longer any sense of guilt. There is no longer any sense of shame.

I am not living in any kind of condemnation.

Romans 8:1 is a reality for me:

"There is no therefore condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus." (Romans 8:1)


I no longer fear what will happen to me. It's no longer about myself at all!

It's all about Him!

Jesus, it's all about YOU!

I see you so much more strongly than I ever have before.

I know that You live! No longer do I feel pushed, prodded, abused, bullied by my flesh, by my feelings. No longer do I worry about what is going to happen to me, based on my thoughts and feelings.

This is truly amazing.

All my cares, You have taught me to cast them on You! (1 Peter 5:6-7)

Truly, this is amazing!

There is no reason to panic at all. There is no reason to worry at all.

I consider the promises that you laid out in Isaiah 54:

"For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee." (Isaiah 54:10)

Mountains and hills are longstanding physical features on the planet. Yet even those large mounds will move at some point. However, God's covenant of grace will  never leave us. His kindness, His covenant of peace will never leave us. Amen!

So Quiet on the Inside


"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth." (Psalm 46:10)

This has been a real transformation for me.

I have never felt so quiet, so cleansed, so clear, so clean on the inside.

I spent so much of my time thinking that I had to think, feel, do, act a certain way in order to have a clear connection and full revelation of all that my loving Father wanted to do through me and in me.

The torture, the pain, the strife was so great in my life. It was very difficult to get through life from one day to the next, as I was convinced that I had to make sure that I was quiet, or rather quieted inside.

Now I understand that my identity is fully in Christ, and no one can take that away.

It does not matter how I feel. It does not matter what is going on around me, or in me, or through me.

For the longest time, I was not aware of my solid, and unrelenting identity in Christ Jesus.

For the longest time, I was convinced that God would come or go in my life, depending on what I was thinking, what I was feeling, or what I was doing.

There was no stable data, no stability in my life. Was God happy with me? Would God be happy with me, sad with me if I did this or that?

This was the challenge that I faced for so long in my life. Today, I am happy to report that I both know and believe who I am in Christ Jesus.

I am the righteousness of God in Christ!

I am accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6)

Who I am and His life flowing in my has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with how I feel. It makes no difference how I may feel tomorrow. It makes no difference if the police pull me over, or if a corrupt judge lies about me and tries to put me in jail.

I don't stop being God's child just because bad things happen to me. That is a very important lesson for everyone of us to learn, and what we should all have derived from the experience of Joseph. He knew that he was his father's beloved son, even if he was kidnapped, sold into slavery, and for all intents and purposes dead to his own father.

The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man (Genesis 39:2). We need to identify with Him who has been from the beginning, not with ourselves, with our thoughts, feelings, or circumstances.

It's all about what Jesus has done, not what we need to do!