"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."
(1 Thessalonians 5:23)
Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I am moving from just being healed, to being made whole! God's restoration process doesn't just bring me back to where I was before – it always brings me to a better place than where I was before I needed the restoration.
Today I will accept the wholeness of my spirit, because the Last Adam has made me a new creation in Him. He was condemned to justify me; He was made sin so that I could become His righteousness!
Today I will believe for the wholeness of my soul, because I am being transformed by the renewing of my mind and I have no sense of rejection. He went to the grave so that I could be resurrected . . . He was cast out of the presence of God so that I could be welcomed there!
Today I will have faith for the wholeness of my body, because by His stripes I am healed. He was made sick, to make me well; He was made a curse so that I could be blessed!
Today I will move toward being completely restored from the fragmented self-image that has been damaged by heart-break and rejection, and from the arrested development that I have experienced because of the dysfunction of my past surroundings and influences. The power of God is stronger than all the hurt and pain in my life, and He is able to turn the tide of destruction into a river of life for me!
Today I will not be distracted or double-minded. My faith is focused.
Today I will enjoy healthy relationships because I know that I am complete in Him. I can love and give unselfishly . . . without co-dependence . . . without dysfunction. God has supplied all of my needs, so I do not have to have unrealistic expectations of others. Today I will seek first the whole Kingdom of God, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me to walk in wholeness today. In Jesus’ name, amen.
From today's A Year In The Now reading...remember, I'll be signing copies of the new edition after the upcoming Sunday service...
One more thing, after church tonight (I've got a great word for you) we're flying back up to Washington for a meeting on Thursday morning, and from there we're flying to Buffalo for the I.C.C.C. meeting, where we'll be until Saturday night. I don't know what my computer situation is going to be like for the next few days, so in the event that I'm not able to post an article, just continue to comment under this one. But if I can publish something, I definitely will. Peace!