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Hebrews 12:1-2 – How to run with passion and determination

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – the faith life is a life of awareness and responsibility.

Hebrews 12:1-2 TPT

[1] As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us. [2] We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection. His example is this: Because his heart was focused on the joy of knowing that you would be his, he endured the agony of the cross and conquered its humiliation, and now sits exalted at the right hand of the throne of God!

 

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Luke 9:62 Does your past shape your present?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – we cannot go back and change the past but we can be free from its shaping influence, otherwise the past will keep me from the fullness of Kingdom life.

Luke 9:62 TPT

[62] Jesus responded, “Why do you keep looking backward to your past and have second thoughts about following me? When you turn back you are useless to God’s kingdom realm.”

 

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James 4:1-2 – Is Life More Than a ‘Satisfied Self?’

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – there is a subtle but powerful story afoot that causes quarrels, fights and war.

James 4:1-2 NLT

[1] What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don’t they come from the evil desires at war within you? [2] You want what you don’t have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can’t get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them

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Hebrews 13:1-3,16 Is This Life?

This is the revelation that is shaping my life today – is rich full life very different from the way I often shape mine?!

Hebrews 13:1-3,16 TPT

[1] No matter what, make room in your heart to love every believer. [2] And show hospitality to strangers, for they may be angels from God showing up as your guests. [3] Identify with those who are in prison as though you were there suffering with them, and those who are mistreated as if you could feel their pain. [16] We will show mercy to the poor and not miss an opportunity to do acts of kindness for others, for these are the true sacrifices that delight God’s heart.

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Luke 6:43-45 – Hard Work or Heart Work?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – it’s all about my heart. God wants my life to flow from my heart’s engagement with Him.

Luke 6:43-45 NLT

[43] “A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. [44] A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. [45] A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

 

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James 3:17 – Where do I get the wisdom I need for life?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life – I must make a clear assessment of the wisdom I am allowing to shape my life and who is its author.

James 3:17 NLT

[17] But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

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Luke 5:8-9 – Do I Reject God’s Goodness Based on my Badness.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – God gets rejected often not because He is not good, but because we perceive that He can not accept our badness.

Luke 5:8-9 NLT

[8] When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me-I’m such a sinful man.” [9] For he was awestruck by the number of fish they had caught, as were the others with him.

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Luke 4:17-22 – Doubt and Good News.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – God offers me what I desperately need but not the evidence I desperately want.

Luke 4:17-22 NLT

[17] The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him (Jesus). He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: [18] “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, [19] and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.” [20] He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. [21] Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!” [22] Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

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Psalm 148:5,6 – If He Is Creator Then…..

The revelation that is shaping my life today – when I accept the creator the magnificence of His creation becomes boldly clear.

Psalm 148:5,6 TPT

Let the entire universe erupt with praise to God. From nothing to something he spoke and created it all. He established the cosmos to last forever, and he stands behind his commands so his orders will never be revoked.

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James 1:23-24 – Who Do You See In The Mirror?

This is the revelation that is shaping my life today – God brings revelation of my identity in His word, I see it, hear it, even agree with it, but do I allow it to shape my identity?

James 1:23-24 TPT

[23] If you listen to the Word and don’t live out the message you hear, you become like the person who looks in the mirror of the Word to discover the reflection of his face in the beginning. [24] You perceive how God sees you in the mirror of the Word, but then you go out and forget your divine origin.

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Mark 15:15 – Who Am I Pleasing?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – I can die to the ways of God by pleasing people who do not know His ways.

Mark 15:15 TPT

[15] Because he wanted to please the people, Pilate released Barabbas to them. After he had Jesus severely beaten with a whip made of leather straps and embedded with metal, he sentenced him to be crucified.

 

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Hebrews 3:1,12,16,19 – I am at the Table

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – I have made it, I am not working towards God I am living from His feast of life. But I must be aware and responsible of the seduction of rebellion and unbelief.

Hebrews 3:1,12,16,19 TPT

[1] And so, dear brothers and sisters, you are now made holy, and each of you is invited to the feast of your heavenly calling. So fasten your thoughts fully onto Jesus, whom we embrace as our Apostle and King-Priest. [12] So search your hearts every day, my brothers and sisters, and make sure that none of you has evil or unbelief hiding within you. For it will lead you astray, and make you unresponsive to the living God. [16] The same people who were delivered from bondage and brought out of Egypt by Moses were the ones who heard and still rebelled. [19] It is clear that they could not enter into their inheritance because they wrapped their hearts in unbelief.

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Mark 8:34-35 – Experience True Life.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – there is a surrender required, a willingness to walk away from the life I have created in order to walk into the true life that God holds out to me. I must die and be resurrected into His new life.

Mark 8:34-35 TPT

[34] Jesus summoned the crowd, along with his disciples, and had them gather around. And he said to them: “If you truly want to follow me, you should at once completely disown your own life. And you must be willing to share my cross and experience it as your own, as you continually surrender to my ways. [35] For if you let your life go for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, you will continually experience true life. But if you choose to keep your life for yourself, you will forfeit what you try to keep.

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Psalm 145:3-4 More to Discover.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – I never exhaust the discovery of God, there is always more greatness to enjoy and live in.

Psalm 145:3-4 TPT

[3] Lord, you are great and worthy of the highest praise! For there is no end to the discovery of the greatness that surrounds you. [4] Generation after generation will declare more of your greatness and declare more of your glory.

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