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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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Luke 10:41-42 – Stop serving and sit!

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – I am more important to God, my presence with Him, than anything I do.

Luke 10:41-42 TPT

[41] The Lord answered her, “Martha, my beloved Martha. Why are you upset and troubled, pulled away by all these many distractions? Are they really that important? [42] Mary has discovered the one thing most important by choosing to sit at my feet. She is undistracted, and I won’t take this privilege from her.”

 

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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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1 Peter 1:22-23 – Be shaped by the new you.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – being a passionate pure lover is empowered by my obedience to the truth of my rebirth story.

1 Peter 1:22-23 TPT

[22] Now, because of your obedience to the truth, you have purified your very souls, and this empowers you to be full of love for your fellow believers. So express this sincere love toward one another passionately and with a pure heart. [23] For through the eternal and living Word of God you have been born again. And this “seed” that he planted within you can never be destroyed but will live and grow inside of you forever.

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Luke 8:25,37,47,50. – Fear Robs Me Of Miracles

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – fear is always present when miracles are about, it seeks to keep me from receiving what God has for me.

Luke 8:25,37,47,50 TPT

25] Then Jesus said to them, “Why are you fearful? Have you lost your faith in me?” Shocked and shaken, they said with amazement to one another, “Who is this man who has authority over winds and waves that they obey him?”

37] Soon all the people of the region of the Gerasenes and the surrounding country begged Jesus to leave them, for they were gripped with fear.

47] When the woman realized she couldn’t hide any longer, she came and fell trembling at Jesus’ feet.

50] When Jesus heard this, he said, “Jairus, don’t yield to your fear. Have faith in me and she will live again.”

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James 5:7-8 – The Shaping Power of Hope

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – if I allow my eyes to see only today I will live only shaped by this day, but if I raise my gaze I will see the promise of God in my future and it will fuel hope and endurance for these days.

James 5:7-8 TPT

[7] Meanwhile, brothers and sisters, we must be patient and filled with expectation as we wait for the appearing of the Lord. Think about the farmer who has to patiently wait for the earth’s harvest as it ripens because of the early and latter rains. [8] So you also keep your hopes high and be patient, for the presence of the Lord is drawing closer.

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Luke 7:13 – The Compassion of God.

Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – in all circumstances the redemptive purposes of God are waiting to be released.

Luke 7:13 TPT

[13] When the Lord saw the grieving mother, his heart broke for her. With great tenderness he said to her, “Please don’t cry.”

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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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