Breakfast at the Altar

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I woke up this morning, husband gone to work, teenagers still sleeping, and looked around my house.  It’s the beginning of the week the storm of the weekend left the house a mess. Every room touched by the lived in mess monster.  I started thinking.  What am I really…. a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend, … those where easy to define right.  I mean we do those everyday then I thought,… a christian, a believer, a daughter of the most high, … those for me where not so easily defined.  So I got my cup of tea, not feeling like I wanted to eat food yet, and decided to have breakfast at the altar.

Forgive me Lord for daily going through life forgetting who you are and because of who you are what I am.  Thank you God that I am:

A child of God:  For the spirit which I have received is not a spirit of slavery to put me once more in bondage to fear, but I have recieved the spirit of adoption the spirit producing sonship in the bliss of which I cry Abba Father!  The Spirit Himself thus testifies together with my own spirit, assuring me that I am a child of God. (romans 8: 15&16)

I am forgiven: The Father has delivered and drawn me to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred me into the kingdom of the Son of His Love. In whom I have my redemption through His blood, which means the forgiveness of my sins. (Colossians 1: 13&14)

Saved by grace through faith: For it is by free grace God’s unmerited favor that I am saved and delivered from judgement and made a partaker of Christ’s salvation through my faith. And this salvation is not of myself of my own doing it came not through my own striving, but it is a gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)

I am justified: Therefore since I am justified, acquitted, declared righteous and given a right standing with God through faith, let me grasp the fact that I have a peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy peace with God through my Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah the Anointed One. (romans 5:1)

I am sanctified: And such some of you were once but I was washed clean, purified by a complete atonement for sin and made free from the guilt of sin and I am justified pronounced righteous, by trusting in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11)

I have been made a new creature: Therefore if any person is engrafted in Christ the Messiah he is a new creation, a new creature altogether, the old previous moral and spiritual condition has pass away. Behold the fresh and new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

I get to be a partaker of His divine nature: By means of these He (God) has bestowed on me His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them I may escape by flight the moral decay, rottenness, and corruption that is in the world because of covetousness, lust, and greed,  and become sharers partakers of the divine nature. (2 Peter 1:14)

I have been redeemed from the curse of the Law: Christ purchased my freedom redeeming me from the curse of the Law and its condemnation by Himself becoming a curse for me, for it is written in the scriptures cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree. (Galatian 3:13)

I am delivered from the powers of darkness: The Father has delivered and drawn me to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred me into the kingdom of the Son of His Love. (Colossians 1:13)

I am kept in safety where ever I go: For God will give His angels especial charge over me to accompany and defend and preserve me in all my ways of obedience and service. (psalms 91:11)

Then I thought to myself, “I have all this going on because of who God has made me. I wonder what else He has done for me.”  So I kept looking and I found:

I can live in divine health: Jesus personally bore my sins in His own body on the tree as an altar and offered Himself on it, that I might die cease to exist to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds I have been healed. (1 Peter 2:24)

Daily I can exercise my authority over the enemy: Behold! I (God) have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and physical and mental strength and ability over all the power that the enemy possesses and nothing shall in any way harm you. ( Luke 10:19)

Daily I am overcoming the devil: Little children you are of God you belong to Him and have already defeated and overcome them the agents of the antichrist because He who lives in you is greater mightier the he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

Because of all of this I develop the courage to not be moved by what I see: Since we consider and look not to the things that  are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal brief and fleeting but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting. (2 Corinthians 4:18)

I am living my life by faith: For we walk by faith we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things with trust and holy fervor thus we walk not by sight or appearance. (2 Corinthians 5:7)

I mind starts racing thinking of all the things in life that I am facing, thoughts of death and despair, guilt and grief, distrust and unbelief, I take control:  For the weapons of my warfare are not physical weapons of flesh and blood, but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.  In as much as, I refute arguments and theories, and reasonings, and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God; and leas every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ the Messiah the Anointed One. (2 Corinthians 10:4&5)

He has made me a save harbor: You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill can not be hidden. (Matthew 5:14)

God has made a promise to me: You will guard and keep in perfect and constant peace whose mind both is inclination and its character is stayed on You, because I commit myself to You, lean on You, and hope confidently in You. So I trust in the Lord, I commit myself to Him, I lean on Him, I hope confidently in Him forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock, the Rock of Ages. (Isaiah 26:3&4)

I want to daily renew my mind. To be honest, I have no idea how to do that then I found this: I appeal to you therefore brethren and bed of you in view of all the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies presenting all your members and faculties as a living sacrifice holy devoted consecrated and well  pleasing to God, this is your reasonable rational intelligent service and spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, this age, fashioned after and adapted to its external superficial customs, but be transformed, changed, by the entire renewal of your mind by its new ideas and its new attitude. So that you my prove for yourselves what is good and acceptable and perfect in His sight for you. (romans 12:1&2)

I am the righteousness of God in Christ: For my sake He made Christ virtually to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him I might become endued with, viewed as being in, and an example of, the righteousness of God, what ought to be approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness. (2 Corinthians 5:21)

I want to be an imitator of Jesus: Therefore be imitators of God, copy Him, and follow His example; as well-beloved children imitate their father. (Ephesians 5:1)

Everyday I am making a decision to seek first the Kingdom of God and all His righteousness: But seek aim at and strive after first of all His Kingdom and His righteousness His way of doing and being right, and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. (Matthew 6:33)

My children will follow after the Lord because of the promise: As for me, this is My covenant or league with them, says the Lord;  My spirit, Who is upon you and Who writes the Law of God inwardly on the heart, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouths of your children, or out of the mouths of your children’s children, says the Lord from henceforth and forever. (Isaiah 59:21)

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord my soul will exult in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has covered me with His robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  For as surely as the earth brings forth its shoots and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so surely the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations through the self-fulfilling power of His word. (Isaiah 61:10&11)

Then I got to the point where I said to myself, why?  Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.  For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are your ways my ways says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens and return not there again but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater so shall God’s word be that goes forth our of your mouth; it shall not return void but it shall accomplish that which God pleases and purposes and it shall prosper in the thing for which it was sent.  For I will go out with joy and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.  Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree and it shall be to the Lord for a name of renown for an everlasting sign and memorial which shall not be cut off.

I finished my tea sat back, took a breath and started by day.

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