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Luke 22:25-27. – Does “serve me” – serve me well?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- how deceptively powerful the world is at shaping me, or how easily I can walk away from my true self and be shaped by my false identity. “Serve me” seems to be my mantra, when the true me is a servant.

Luke 22:25-27 NIV

[25] Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. [26] But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. [27] For who is greater, the one who is at the table, or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.”

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Luke 21:1-4 – The generous life.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- the story of who provides for me shapes my story of generosity.

Luke 21:1-4 NLT

[1] While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. [2] Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. [3] “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. [4] For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”

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Luke 16:9, 13 – Kingdom investment strategy

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- it is critical that I have a clear strategy around wealth, otherwise I will be seduced into servitude.

Luke 16:9, 13 TPT

[9] It is important that you use the wealth of this world to demonstrate your friendship with God by winning friends and blessing others…..It is impossible for a person to serve two masters at the same time. You will be forced to love one and reject the other. One master will be despised and the other will have your loyal devotion. It is no different with God and the wealth of this world. You must enthusiastically love one and definitively reject the other.”


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1 John 2:15-17 – The world at war

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I know my enemy and his ways.

1 John 2:15-17 TPT

[15] Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible. [16] For all that the world can offer us-the gratification of our flesh, the allurement of the things of the world, and the obsession with status and importance-none of these things come from the Father but from the world. [17] This world and its desires are in the process of passing away, but those who love to do the will of God live forever.


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Luke 15:8-10 – Me of great value!

his is the revelation that is shaping my life today- my value to God is placed within me, it never diminishes, it is never tarnished in, or by, my lostness.

Luke 15:8-10 TPT

[8] Jesus gave them another parable: “There once was a woman who had ten valuable silver coins. When she lost one of them, she swept her entire house, diligently searching every corner of her house for that one lost coin. [9] When she finally found it, she gathered all her friends and neighbors for a celebration, telling them, ‘Come and celebrate with me! I had lost my precious silver coin, but now I’ve found it.’ [10] That’s the way God responds every time one lost sinner repents and turns to him. He says to all his angels, ‘Let’s have a joyous celebration, for that one who was lost I have found!'”

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Luke 14:28,33 – How much?

This is the revelation that is shaping my life today- the cost of discipleship is high and beautiful.

Luke 14:28,33 TPT

[28] So don’t follow me without considering what it will cost you. For who would construct a house before first sitting down to estimate the cost to complete it? [33] Likewise, unless you surrender all to me, giving up all you possess, you cannot be one of my disciples.

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2 Peter 3:13-14 – The power of wait!

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- life is not what I see – true life is coming.

2 Peter 3:13-14 TPT

[13] But as we wait, we trust in God’s royal proclamation to be fulfilled. There are coming heavens new in quality, and an earth new in quality, where righteousness will be fully at home. [14] So, my beloved friends, with all that you have to look forward to, may you be eager to be found living pure lives when you come into his presence, without blemish and filled with peace.


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Luke 13:34 – How do you see God?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- my sin does not turn God away, even when I reject His ways.

Luke 13:34 TPT

[34] O city of Jerusalem, you are the city that murders your prophets! You are the city that pelts to death with stones the very messengers who were sent to deliver you! So many times I have longed to gather your wayward children together around me, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings-but you were too stubborn to let me.

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2 Peter 1:5-8 – This is me.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- I am new, I just need to be me!

2 Peter 1:5-8 TPT

[5] So devote yourselves to lavishly supplementing your faith with goodness, and to goodness add understanding, [6] and to understanding add the strength of self-control, and to self-control add patient endurance, and to patient endurance add godliness, [7] and to godliness add mercy toward your brothers and sisters, and to mercy toward others add unending love. [8] Since these virtues are already planted deep within, and you possess them in abundant supply, they will keep you from being inactive or fruitless in your pursuit of knowing Jesus Christ more intimately.


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Luke 11:52 – The hopeless fraud that is religion

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today- religion deceives us and keeps us from the house of God.

Luke 11:52 TPT

[52] “You are nothing but hopeless frauds, you experts of religion! You take away from others the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge. Not only do you lock the door and refuse to enter, you do your best to keep others from the truth.”

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1 Peter 4:2,8 – What will shape my being?

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – I choose how I live, but the choices are shaped by two.

1 Peter 4:2,8 TPT

[2] So live the rest of your earthly life no longer concerned with human desires but consumed with what brings pleasure to God.


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1 Peter 2:16 – How free?

This is the revelation that is shaping my life today – Jesus followers are the most free people on planet earth.

1 Peter 2:16 TPT

[16] As God’s loving servants, you should live in complete freedom, but never use your freedom as a cover-up for evil.

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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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