BLOG A BOOK: What do you believe? Chapter Three
Choosing What We Believe
Disappointments and situations often have a way of beating us down like they did Abraham and Sarah. It’s called, L.I.F.E.
But God is faithful. He’s on our side and He wants the best outcome for whosoever will believe and act on His Word.
Often though, our outcome is determined by a poor self-image. Mine used to be.
We should ask, do we see ourselves as more than conquerors through Christ? Or are we prone to a victim mentality? Do we understand why we are the righteousness of God in Christ? Do we see the prosperity God promises? Are we aware of God’s health plan that will see us through all seasons of life? Do we see ourselves as overcomers? If not, do we know that through Christ we have the power to change that? God gave us the ability to choose what we believe.
The Bible says that we are the righteousness of God in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). Our job is to make the decision to believe His Word regardless of how we feel about it. Aligning our thinking with what God says is a powerful spiritual weapon during spiritual warfare.
Either we believe Him, or we don’t. When we don’t believe what He says it’s called doubt or unbelief. To experience the God kind of results that Jesus promised, by faith we take God at His Word and follow His spiritual principles. We call those things that be not as though they are.
This spiritual book poses the question, What Do You Believe? Do you believe in God? Or will you go all the way, believe what He says and then act on His Word in faith?
Declare, I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. If you’ve never seen yourself that way, you’ve just called yourself as though you are. The Truth of that profession is not based on what we see or how we feel. It’s based on what God says.
That’s called renewing our mind to the Truth. If our perception of things doesn’t line up with what God says, we’re wrong. We might say our snack was a tasty green apple. If God says what we’re calling green is what He designed as blue, God’s right and we’re wrong.
When something happens that makes me feel bad, I remind myself of what God says about me. I am the righteousness of God in Christ. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I am the head and not the tail, above only and not beneath. Everything I set my hand to prospers (Deuteronomy 28). God perfects all things that concerns me (Psalm 138:8).
You can choose to make God’s promises your profession of faith. Regardless of the situations you may be facing, God has a promise that will cover it.
James 2:19 says it’s good to believe there is one God. James also says that the devils believe and tremble. The devil, the fallen angels and all the demonic forces of the underworld know there is one God. They know God is a kind and generous Father and that He loves us. However, their goal is to deceive people into believing otherwise.
Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:12 about the demonic underworld. They wage war against us. Therefore, we need to be skilled in spiritual warfare and understand spiritual principles.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (KJV).
God started teaching me about the power of my words over thirty-five years ago. He began by teaching me about who I am in Christ. By confessing the scriptures that told me who I am and what I have because I belong to Him, my life changed. God’s Word changed the poor self-image I had of myself and helped me rise above poverty and sickness and defeat.
As I applied the principles of God’s Word, my life changed for the better. It didn’t happen overnight—it’s a process—but it worked. Just like words changed Abraham and Sarah’s situation, when I renewed my mind and agreed with what God said, the power of God’s Word went to work and changed my life and my family’s. I know His Word will change negative circumstances for you and for whosoever will believe and cooperate.
In Chapter Four we’ll look at applying the principle of calling those things that be not and the power of our word choices to bring victory. I’ll also tell you about my big mouth. Until next time, stay strong. Stay connected by registering to receive Chapter Four in my first blog-a-book series: What Do You Believe?
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