AGREEMENT

Do you agree with God?
Recently, I heard God telling me that He loves and likes me.  Any way that I don’t love or like myself is not in agreement with Him.  This has been a call to deep repentance for me.  In response, my Lenten discipline has been to meditate on God’s regard for me.
The first verse that came to mind is 1 John 3:1:  “Behold how great is the love that God lavishes on us, that we are called His children, and that is what we are…”
The next was Hebrews 2:11,”..Jesus is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters.”
Then, “He put his mark on us to show that we are his, and he put his Spirit in our hearts to be a guarantee for all he has promised.” 2 Cor 1:22  NCV
“I will be your father, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Cor 6:18 GNT,

Here is just a little bit more of what HE says about you:
Psalm 103:4; Isaiah 61:2  You are crowned with love, compassion and beauty.
Jer. 31:3  Papa God loves you with an everlasting love; you have never not been loved by Him.
Romans 15:14  You are full of goodness.
Romans 15:14  You are complete in knowledge and competant to instruct others.
1 Corinthians 6:19  You are the temple of the Holy spirit.
2 Corinthians 3:3  You are a living epistle.
2 Corinthians 3:18  You are a reflection of God’s glory.
2 Corinthians 3:18  You are being transformed into His likeness.
2 Corinthians 5:17  You are a new creation.  (The word for “new” means something that has never existed before.)
Galatians 4:6  You are God’s son or daughter.  (That means you’re a prince or princess.)
Galatians 4:7  You are an heir in God’s Kingdom.
Galatians 4:28  You are a child of promise.
Ephesians 2:10  You are God’s workmanship.
Ephesians 2:19  You are a fellow citizen with God.
Ephesians 2:19  You are a member of God’s household.
Ephesians 2:22  You are a dwelling in which God lives.
Ephesians 5:8  You are a child of light; light in the Lord.
Colossians 3:1  You are raised with Christ.
Colossians 3:12  You are one of God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved
Colossians 3:15  The peace of Christ rules in your heart.
Colossians 3:15  You are called to peace as part of the body of Christ.
2 Timothy 1:7  You have a spirit of love, power and a sound mind.
1 Peter 2:5,9  You are part of the holy, royal priesthood.
1 Peter 3:14  You are blessed.
1 Peter 5:10  You are Called to His eternal glory in Christ
2 Peter 1:3  You have everything You need for life and godliness through your knowledge of Him who called you by His own glory and goodness.

“We were made to be loved and to love.  This is God’s purpose for us.”  Danny Randall, “Glimpses Into a Love Beyond Words”

Lord God, we come to You, asking that You work in our hearts until we completely agree with who You say You are and we are.  Let all inner wounds be healed so that we experience ourselves as Your blessed, most beloved children.  By Your grace, we lay down all lies to which we have held.  We agree that we are made in Your image, loved and lovable.  Amen.

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About lifehelps

I am like a rich tapestry, full of texture and color. I'm a musician, composer, poet, gardener, homemaker and friend. I worked as anLCSW for 22 years; as a socialworker for 26 years all told. Before that, I was a rehabilitation teacher. My passion is to come alongside others; to empower and bless them. That is why you will find plenty of variety in my blog. Two very important things to know about me is that I am a life-long learner - An explorer and sojourner. I also belong to the Lord Jesus...now, before you get tweeked out: I am not saying I am "religious." There is a huge difference between all of the rules and empty practice that often gets associated with Christianity and the kind of life that comes from being in a relationship with the loving God. May you find encouragement, inspiration, insight, good ideas and a laugh or two as you read my posts and comments.

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