Thursday, May 26, 2011


Today's affirmation from A Year In The Now...

"For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning." (Hebrews 4:15 – AMP)

Today I will live in the now! I will live in the now because I am a real person experiencing the real God in the real world. I will be honest and open before God today — naked, refusing to search for emotional "fig leaves" with which to hide myself!

Today I will remember that faith is not denial. That, even though I believe in the supernatural intervention of God in my life, I am not out of touch with reality. I will call those things that are not as though they are, instead of calling those things that are as though they are not! And when I see the inevitable truth, I will embrace it without reservation.

Today I will find confidence in relating to the humanity of Jesus, recognizing that He was/is just as much Son of Man as He was/is Son of God! He felt hunger and pain in His earth-walk, and experienced every human emotion, being tempted in all points, so that He could empathize with my weaknesses!

Today I will part with my illusions and tell myself the truth concerning the circumstances of my life. Jesus said that the Spirit of Truth would lead me into all truth, so I will not fear what is real. I welcome truth into my life, knowing that the knowledge of it will always set me free.

Today I will be genuine in relating to others. I will not lie. I will not gossip. I will not give compliments that I don't really mean. I will make time to listen. I will value the people in my life enough to tell them the truth, and they will be able to confide in me without fear of breach of confidence.

Today I will confront any traces of sham religion that I find remaining in my life, in my own way, and will exalt my true belief system — not just the one that is the most popular, but the one that demonstrates the theology by which I really live. I will make the Word plain, and approach it with genuine faith.

Today I will serve others with an attitude that exemplifies works of pure gold — not those of wood, hay and stubble. My motivation to be a blessing will be above reproach and beyond question — full of integrity and good fruits. Today I will not waste my time on what is not authentic and actual, and today I will live in the now!

Father, help me to really be real today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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