Thursday, April 14, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are? Part 3

HOW TO BECOME WHO GOD THINKS YOU ARE

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“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

See 2 Samuel 4:4 & 2 Samuel 9. The story of Mephibosheth is an extraordinary story of grace & kindness. Once he understood who he really was (royalty), it changed everything!

1. Know The New You
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
"By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17 (NASB)
2. Meditate On The New You
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 (NLT) *see also Psalm 1:1, Joshua 1:8, Colossians 3:16-17
3. Hang Out With The New You
“Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.” Proverbs 13:20 (MSG)
*see also Genesis 13:9, James 1:8
4. Act Like The New You
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.” Matthew 7:24-25 (NLT)
*see also James 1:23-25
5. Talk Like The New You
“As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.”He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.” Romans 4:17 (NIV)
“Words can bring death or life!...” Proverbs 18:21 (CEV)
*see also 2 Corinthians 8:3-9, Psalm 91:16
6. See The New You
“Your eyes are like a window for your body. When they are good, you have all the light you need. 23But when your eyes are bad, everything is dark...” Matthew 6:22-23 (CEV)
*see also Proverbs 22:9,
7. Walk In The New You
“And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you.” Ezekiel 36:26 (ESV)
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” Galatians 5:25 (ESV)
*see also Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:14

Click here for a list of meditations & confessions about your new life in Christ!