Daily Discipline #9
By Colleen Donahue

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"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock."
Matthew 7:24

To my friends and co-workers I usually appeared as a confident, capable person. But in all honesty it was only an outward show because inside I was nervous, hesitant, and very doubtful of having the abilities to do whatever was needed. Why, if God has given us so many talents and abilities, do so many of us feel like I did inside?

The answer is because we don't act on the truth we know (or should know) about ourselves. It's like the dominoes effect. Over time when we don't live the truth we begin to believe a lie. Soon, we not only believe the lie but we live the lie. For example: instead of just believing I could never get in front of people to speak, I actually feared and ran from any situation that might demand this of me. As I believed enough lies, I then became paralyzed and restricted in what I was able to do in this area.

God's Word is full of truth about what He has done for us, in us , and to us through His Son Jesus. We can't act on truth until we know truth and so this month I'd like you to not only read the truth about your life but believe it and start to act like you believe it! With each of the verses listed in this study I suggest that you pray them back to God putting yourself in the picture.

For example you might pray like this as you read 1 Peter 1:23: " Father thank you that I have been regenerated and born again. My new life in Christ will last forever because it comes from your eternal, living word." As you pray these scriptures you are building up and strengthening your spirit so you can stand against satan who wants to keep you a failure, discouraged and depressed. May God reveal to you who you really are in Christ.

Who Are You in Christ?

Day 1- I Peter 1:23
I am God's child for I am born again of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God which lives and abides forever.

Day 2- Ephesians 1:7
I am forgiven all my sins and washed in the blood of Jesus Christ.

Day 3- 2 Corinthians 5:17
I am a new creation.

Day 4- I Corinthians 6:19
I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Day 5- Ephesians 1:4
I am holy and without blame before Him.

Day 6- Romans 1:7
I am a saint.

Day 7- Colossians 1:12
I am qualified to share in His inheritance.

Day 8- Jeremiah 31:3
I am loved with an everlasting love.

Day 9- Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ.

Day 10- Ephesians 2:5
I am alive with Christ.

Day 11- Colossians 2:12
I am raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places with Him.

Day 12- Matthew 5:14
I am the light of the world.

Day 13- Romans 8:37
I am more than a conqueror.

Day 14- I John 5:18
I am born of God and the evil one does not touch me.

Day 15- Romans 8:17
I am a joint heir with Christ.

Day 16- I Peter 2:24
I am healed by the wounds of Jesus.

Day 17- Colossians 2:10
I am complete in Christ.

Day 18- Psalm 17:8
I am the apple of my Father's eye.

Day 19- Romans 8:1
I am free from condemnation.

Day 20- I Thessalonians 1:4
I am chosen

Day 21- Ephesians 2:10
I am God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works.

Day 22- Philippians 4:19
I have all my needs met by God according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

Day 23- I Corinthians 2:16
I have the mind of Christ.

Day 24- John 6:47
I have everlasting life.

Day 25- Philippians 4:7
I have the peace of God which passes understanding.

Day 26- Mark 16:17-18
I have received the power of the Holy Spirit: power to lay hands on the sick and see them recover; power to cast out demons; power over all the power of the enemy.

Day 27- Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Jesus Christ.

Day 28- John 14:12
I shall do even greater works than Christ Jesus.

Day 29- 2 Corinthians 2:14
I always triumph in Christ.

Day 30- 2 Corinthians 5:18
I am reconciled to God.

Day 31- Deuteronomy 28:2
I am overtaken with blessings.

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