Map of my Heart.

As time goes on we start to make an internal map of what is wrong and is right. This map is embedded in our subconscious and forms our belief system. It is often this map that steers us through the hundreds of daily decisions we have to make.

This freedom of thought and choice is an essential component of our design because it means be can we can change our way of thinking and experiencing instead of just repeating the same things over and over again.

The danger with this internal map is that it can blinker our spiritual eyes to the wonderful majesty of Christ that is alive within us. God is constantly uplifting us to know and experience his delight and love that is alive within us.

God gives us hundreds of opportunities every single day to which he wants to open up our eyes to his work within us.

By saying yes to God’s delight in us, we open up ourselves to new avenues of the Holy Spirit and therefore we become more conscious of his presence and we awake to his gentle whisper that invites us to engage with him.

It is however always easier to say no than yes. Yes requires courage to engage with God. Yes requires openness and generosity and no keeps things just as they are.

Yes involves risk and no does not. Yes requires trust whereas no requires none.

God’s hearts desire is that we enjoy him and delight in him. God has placed his Holy Spirit into us and invites us into the adventure of writing a new map in our hearts. He wants to take us on an adventure to discover the depths of his work in our lives.

Christ says Yes, for the declaration of God to us all God’s promises are YES and AMEN in Christ Jesus.

God wants to write inside our hearts a new map, and map of his grace, a map of his unconditional love, a map of his delight, a map of his treasure given to us. It is from this map of God’s delight that the Holy Spirit wants to re-configure our subconscious so that all we think and experience is from the majesty, grace and glory of God.

The Ability To Believe

Who we believe we are is who we will become. All of life’s rich experiences are golden moments that have the ability to draw us into a deeper way we believe and frame who we are.

The way we interpret those moments will shape both how we see ourselves and our indentity. It is so very easy for us get a warped perception of life and who we really are by clinging on to how we live and react when those moments come.

No one’s identity is completely fixed. We like to think that that is not the case, but each of us has the ability to alter our perception, the power to change and more importantly the ability to plant new beliefs and root up old, damaging beliefs. We have the capacity to grow as we live and experience new things within us.

But with this also comes the ability to believe we are something we are not. So on any given day, like a jelly left out in the sunshine, we can alter our belief system and change for the better or worse.

God through the Holy Spirit has given us the opportunity to tap into the resurrection power of Christ within us. Our flexible hearts of who we are can be changed from one degree of glory to another degree of glory. In Christ we are immersed into the river of God’s love and delight.

Christ’s desire is so abundantly passionate that his heart is that we align our hearts with his finished work at the cross and identify with Him in every experience of life.

This is not impossible because the Holy Spirit is within cascading through us bringing the truth of Christ alive in us. All we have to do is tune into his voice and his gentle nudge.

The world will try to fill our minds with worldly wisdom and a negative perception of life. It will try to diminish your value and promote fear and anxiety. But God has now in Christ NOT given you a spirit of fear, but a new Spirit of power and love and a sound mind .

The loving encouragement of God is that you find your delight in him, you find your purpose in his love for you and you excel in your heart by believing and experiencing his grace alive in you.

Christ in you has the ability and power to change your belief system so that you know and experience the love and power of the Holy Spirit in every golden moment of life.

Jesus is the Solution

Jesus’s life was a demonstration of how things are done in heaven.
His life was a declaration of God’s way of thinking.
His life was a language that was not spoken on the earth before.
His life was constantly vulnerable to the majesty of God.

Jesus was the promise and provision to every problem on earth.
Jesus was the answer.
Jesus is the solution.
Jesus is the positive heart of God to mankind .
Jesus was the full manifestation of God’s provision to the world.

He healed everyone who came to him.
He set free all those who came to him in captivity.
He opened blind eyes, opened deaf ears and he set free the tongue to speak and declare the goodness of God.
He provided food for thousands of people with two loaves of bread and five fishes.
He brought the dead back to life.
He refused to condemn those that the religious wanted to kill.
He showed us what it is to be dead to sin and alive to God.
He embraced the rejected.
He showed us that every problem was an opportunity for God to work in your life.

And today “As He is so are we in this world ”
He rescued us so that we could live in victory.
He seated us in heavenly places in him, so we could bring heaven to earth.
He filled us with the resurrection power of God so we could bring the majesty of God to the world.
He made us complete in him so we could bring completeness to the earth.
He made us whole in him so we could release his wholeness to everyone.
He gave us the solution so we could be the solution.
For Christ in you is the demonstration of heaven now alive in the earth.

A Redeemed Cosmos

Creation is made in the heart of God. From the stars in the sky to the soil beneath our feet and from the air that we breathe to the blood in our veins, we are made in the image of God. Our existence is dependent upon the manifestation of God’s love, everything – from an whale to an amoeba and from the vastness of the sky to a molecule – has been crafted, planned and made to express the glory of God. Where there is life there is the creator. And where there is the creator there is Christ. All life is connected to Christ because all life originates from Christ.

It was this life that Christ came to redeem. In everything Jesus did and every word he said was from the passion of his creation. His miracles are a guarantee of a Redeemed Cosmos. His miracles were a demonstration of God’s love and favour. His death was the final judgement of human sin and with this one act at the cross he forever removed the curse of creation. His resurrection was the beginning of the transformation of the heavens and the earth. The empty tomb declares that death and everything associated with death has been defeated and that we live in the New day of His victory. We have a new name, a new life, a new conciousness, a new covenant and a new identity in Christ.

For now in Christ the cosmos has been redeemed. Everything that Christ did declared that heaven has now invaded earth. That in Christ God has taken up his home with man and has moved from heaven and now dwells within man.

And this is the declaration of Christ, that we are now the children of God and that as He is so now are we

God Believes In You

God believes in you. God believes in the New Creation life that is now you. You are God’s masterpiece, created holy and righteous in Christ Jesus. God delights in you and is totally and utterly committed to you. He has no doubts about you because you have been created NEW in Christ. Christ has empowered your heart. God’s glory lives in you and His light radiates and bursts into victorious triumph in your life. You are united into the resurrection power of God and his infinite love is the truth of his promise to you. God believes in you, for you are a New Creation in Christ. You are his trophy of the victory of the cross.

God Comes To Us

God comes to us as a sweet fragrance
He comes to us as a column of smoke
He comes to us as the morning dew
He comes to us to entice our senses
To ignite our desire
To penetrate our walls of self reliance
He comes to us as a consuming fire
To burn away the dross
To burn away our worldly perception
To burn away the dead wood of unbelief
To burn away the lies of self effort
His fragrance wafts into our senses to create a longing to be with him.
And it is His fragrance, Christ’s fragrance in us that we give to everyone and everything thing we touch and connect with in every day life.

For In Christ we are the fragrance of heaven in a corrupted world.
We are the sweet perfume of the unconditional love of God to those that are crying, desperate and alone.
We are the fragrance of healing and restoration for those lost and without hope.
We are the fragrance of hope.
We are the fragrance of the unconditional love of God.
For Christ did not come into the world to condemn the world but to give us the very life of God in a New Creation of his love and life.

Create a Kaleidoscope of Colour in Life.

If you can embrace the truth of your union with Christ, you will begin to see life from a completely new perspective.  It is challenging, but the reward is a total liberation into the grace of God.

Try this. Assume that God has forgiven every one of their sins? Suddenly you will start to look at people, things, and events differently. If you assume a positive message of reconciliation between God and man life little by little starts to well up into a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours and the black and white world begins to look very old hat.

We all need to see colour, a beautiful prism of how we are wonderfully and beautifully created. Are original state back in the Garden of Pleasure was the mirror image of a vibrant, creative, wonderful, joyous, energetic, delightful, hopeful,  excited God.  Colour is just us going back to our original state.

We are easily tainted by the deceitfulness of the world, but our true nature is to live in the fullness of God. So that in all we do an in all we show we experience the glory of our new creation. In effect our view of God and life creates the way we view everyone around us.

Every interaction is an opportunity for you to see the life of creation in others. Every interaction is a chance for you to believe that God has forgiven everyone their sins.  Knowing that God in Christ is not counting sins against us is the message of Gods favour that brings us into harmony with himself.

Look around are the people who you come in contact with, and see them as forgiven. When they do bad things, when they act badly towards you, remember they are forgiven. When you can’t understand why they are acting like they are towards you, just remember their sins are not being counted against them.

Assume the office of being a reconciler and begin to flourish in the freedom of forgiveness.

Everybody you come in touch with, those that cut you up on the motorway, those that push ahead of you in the queue, those that tell lies about you to make themselves popular, all have been forgiven at the cross, before they were born.

When we begin to view everyone as loved by God, forgiven by God, we start to see the awesome potential in each other’s lives and that potential begins inside us.