ON TAPPING INTO THE STRENGTH WITHIN YOU

Colossians 2: 9-10. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. The most readily accessible growth in our Christian walk will come from a deeper acceptance of what God has already promised.

We trust God for our eternity, but question whether he’ll handle the meeting, the situation or the problem.

If I had to put a percentage to it, I’d say that 99% of the value and effectiveness of our day-to-day Christian experience comes from our capacity to connect with God’s promises… owning the amazing work, love and peace He has said is already done in each of us. The rest is allowing the momentum of that clarity and belief to drive all we are and everything we do - with that easy yoke and light burden we hear about but seldom experience. God was careful to make hundreds of tangible promises about our value, the strength we possess, the favor we have and that He has gone before us, is with us, and will deal with the aftermath in ALL things. For many, these empowering truths remain somewhere between back-of-mind and nowhere-to-be-seen as we move through day-to-day activities, challenges and opportunities. Subscribing to four realities can transform everything about our life if we filter them through the lens of what is already done, not what is coming: 1. What God has said about who He is. 2. The intense power and wisdom we have in Him. 3. The value He will deliver in all present circumstances. 4. The endless blessings He will provide in what is to come.

Taking ownership of His specific promises before any conversation, meeting, initiative or vision will bring a peace, confidence and awareness that passes our understanding. As for the outcomes, they will be nothing short of, well… what He has already promised!

The Big Question: What would my life be like if I walked in the full awareness and acceptance of what God has already promised me?