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Romans 11:33-36 – I am ridiculous!

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I so often ridiculously make demands of God that are not my place to do so. I lose my place.

Romans 11:33-36 NLT

[33] Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! [34] For who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? [35] And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? [36] For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

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Romans 9:30-32 – Law condemns, Faith confirms

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I can easily fall for what ways of the world and miss the beauty of the ways of God.

Romans 9:30-32 NLT

[30] Even though the Gentiles were not trying to follow God’s standards, they were made right with God. And it was by faith that this took place. [31] But the people of Israel, who tried so hard to get right with God by keeping the law, never succeeded. [32] Why not? Because they were trying to get right with God by keeping the law instead of by trusting in him.

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John 3:17-18 – No judgement – just rescue.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- no judgement means no judgement. How often I allow this truth to be corrupted.

John 3:17-18 NLT

God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him.

 

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Romans 11:33-36 – I am ridiculous!

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I so often ridiculously make demands of God that are not my place to do so. I lose my place.

Romans 11:33-36 NLT

[33] Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! [34] For who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? [35] And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? [36] For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.

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John 2:23-25 – He knows my heart.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I am the overflow of my heart.

John 2:23-25 NLT

[23] Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him. [24] But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew all about people. [25] No one needed to tell him about human nature, for he knew what was in each person’s heart.

 

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Romans 8:29-30 Rightness enables glory

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- God has done everything to enable me to be me.

Romans 8:29-30 NLT

[29] For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. [30] And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory.

 

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John 1:10-12,18 – Risky God, known God.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- God takes the risk of rejection but makes himself plainly available to be known.

John 1:10-12,18 NLT

[10] He came into the very world he created, but the world didn’t recognize him. [11] He came to his own people, and even they rejected him. [12] But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. [18] No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.

 

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Luke 17:6 – Faith is the stuff of the Kingdom

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- faith is the key to Kingdom life. Performance flows from faith.

Luke 17:6 TPT

[6] Jesus responded, “If you have even the smallest measure of authentic faith, it would be powerful enough to say to this large tree, ‘My faith will pull you up by the roots and throw you into the sea,’ and it will respond to your faith and obey you.”

 

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Romans 7:4-6 – Participatory experience is the way to life.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- no more law to follow, rather reflecting my experience of God is the way to Kingdom life.

Romans 7:4-6 NLT

[4] So, my dear brothers and sisters, this is the point: You died to the power of the law when you died with Christ. And now you are united with the one who was raised from the dead. As a result, we can produce a harvest of good deeds for God. [5] When we were controlled by our old nature, sinful desires were at work within us, and the law aroused these evil desires that produced a harvest of sinful deeds, resulting in death. [6] But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.

 

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Romans 6:5-7,10-11 – Alive to God

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I am becoming more alive to God around me, God within me, and my God-self shaping me.

Romans 6:5-7,10-11 NLT

[5] Since we have been united with him (Jesus) in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. [6] We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. [7] For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. [10] When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. [11] So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.

 

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Luke 24:4-11 – Remember.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- Jesus’ truth always stands but often I walk away in disbelief, even though I know his truth.

Luke 24:4-11 MSG

[4-8] They were puzzled, wondering what to make of this. Then, out of nowhere it seemed, two men, light cascading over them, stood there. The women were awestruck and bowed down in worship. The men said, “Why are you looking for the Living One in a cemetery? He is not here but raised up. Remember how he told you when you were still back in Galilee that he had to be handed over to sinners, be killed on a cross, and in three days rise up?” Then they remembered Jesus’ words. [9-11] They left the tomb and broke the news of all this to the Eleven and the rest. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them kept telling these things to the apostles, but the apostles didn’t believe a word of it, thought they were making it all up.

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