Let Your Faith Temperature Rise!
There are so many things in our lives that can be solved by simply making a quality decision. They can’t be solved by begging God, “Oh, God, take this habit away from me!”
If God was going to do it that way, He’d have done it already!
“But Brother Copeland, making a decision like that isn’t easy!”
No, it isn’t. But it is possible to do and I can tell you how to get started.
First, dig into the Word and into the promises of God. Spend some time finding out what belongs to you in Christ Jesus.
The phrases “in Christ,” “in Him” or “in Whom” are used more than 100 times in scriptures of promise and statement throughout the New Testament. Search them out. Read every book from Acts through Revelation looking for them. As you find them, make a decision right then and say, “That’s mine. I’m in Christ and He’s in me and I lay claim to that now. That verse is talking about me.”
Then begin to see yourself according to the Word of God in your imagination. See yourself operating in power, love, discipline and self-control. (See 2 Timothy 1:7, AMP). Begin to see yourself making these firm, concrete decisions. See yourself the way God sees you.
Instead of considering your body, begin to consider Jesus! Don’t let your mind and your senses lock you into this natural realm. Consider Jesus! Fix your mind on Him. Start programming your spirit with the Word of God. Decide in advance that no matter what happens, you are going to choose Jesus and His Word instead of what your body and your circumstances say.
If you’ll do that, when the unexpected hits, your spirit will take over and see you through. And the temperature of your faith will rise and rise!
Speak the Word
I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me. I live by the faith of the Son of God. (Galatians 2:20)
Heiligschriftstudium: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21