Monday, March 9, 2015

The Lamb of God in my place...

 
As this beautiful new hymn, The Lamb of God, reminds us, The Lamb of God, in my place, Your blood poured out, my sin erased, it was my death You died, I am raised to life, hallelujah, the Lamb of God. It is a blessing to know that as a child of God, I am under the completely sufficient imputed righteousness of Christ. Knowing that God’s love for me and approval of me will never be determined by my performance is the most encouraging promise to which I cling. I have placed my trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Nothing I do will make God love me more and nothing I do will make God love me less. I am redeemed by His precious blood; there is no greater love. As He is, so am I in this world (I John 4:17). The threat of failure, judgment, and condemnation has been removed (Romans 8:1).

As I pray God’s Word, fear, doubt, and discouragement leave and His peace renews my heart and mind. As I experience His peace, I recognize when I have been held captive by controlling thoughts. As I stand in agreement with God, saying the same thing God says about my specific thoughts, I see the lies I have believed as wallpaper in my mind. I ask God to help me tear down the lies wallpapering my mind and re-wallpaper my mind with the Truth of God’s Word. I ask God to help me see situations in my life the way He sees them. The more I see the way God sees, I become saturated with the favor of God, seeing His view of me through the blood of Christ.
In Christ, I am...

BLESSED with every spiritual blessing,
         ACCEPTED in the Beloved Son of God,
                 ADOPTED as a child of the King,
                         CHOSEN before the foundation of the world,
                                 REDEEMED by His Blood, 
                                          FORGIVEN by His Grace,
                                                   LOVED with an everlasting love, underneath are the everlasting arms.

When you feel betrayed, God says: You are BLESSED
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” (Eph. 1:3)

When you feel ignored, God says: You are ACCEPTED
"According to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (Eph. 1:5-6)

When you feel abandoned, God says: You are ADOPTED
“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. (Eph. 1:4-5)

When you feel inadequate, God says: You are CHOSEN
“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.” (Eph. 1:4)

When you feel rejected, God says: You are REDEEMED
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us.” (Eph. 1:7-8)

When you feel condemned, God says: You are FORGIVEN
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us.” (Eph. 1:7-8)

When you feel forgotten, God says: You are LOVED
“Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.” (Eph. 1:4) “The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” (Jer. 31:3) “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.” (Deu. 33:27)

When you feel unable or unstable, God says: You are ABLE
“The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!” (Hab. 3:19).

When you feel exhausted, God says: I will give you REST
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30)


When you feel you can’t go on, God says: My grace is sufficient
"But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

When you feel you don’t know what to do, God says: I will direct your steps
"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

When you feel you can’t go on, God says: You can do all things
"For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." (Philippians 4:13)

When you feel it’s not worth it, God says: IT WILL BE WORTH IT
"We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." (Romans 8:28)

When you feel you can’t forgive yourself, God says: I FORGIVE YOU
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)


When you feel you can’t manage, God says: I WILL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEEDS

"God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus."  (Philippians 4:19)

When you feel worried and frustrated, God says: CAST YOUR CARE ON ME
"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”(1 Peter 5:7)

When you don’t know what to do, God says: I WILL GIVE YOU WISDOM
"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)


When you feel all alone, God says: I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deut.31:6)

Feel free to use my Pinterest Board, Re-Wallpapering our minds with the Truth of God's Word, to Pin these Scripture promises as you would like!

64 comments:

  1. "Nothing I do will make God love me more and nothing I do will make God love me less." So true. Se easy to grasp with our heads... so difficult to convince our hearts. I "knew" the second part of that sentence from an early age, but it took much longer for me to grasp the first part. And coming to grips with the fact that nothing I could do could make Him love me anymore somehow made the rest of it sink in. Well.. working on it anyway! Thanks for the reminder... and the words of blessing found in this post!

    -jenn (from SDG)

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    1. Jenn, thank you so much for your encouraging comments...many blessings to you ❤️

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  2. Nice! You said this beautifully.

    I'm almost reluctant to point this out, but given the title of your post...the first three action items form an appropriate acronym.

    Blessed
    Accepted
    Adopted.

    BAA!

    I sure hope He has a sense of humour...

    And I am here as a neighbour from Inspire me Monday.

    http://blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart.blogspot.com/2015/03/marriage-play-date.html

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    1. Andrew, I LOVE the BAA...I always picture myself as a little sheep in my Great Shepherd's arms...so it fits ❤️ Many blessings to you!

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  3. Thanks for sharing, we need to hear such truths more often!

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    1. Katha, thank you for your encouragement, many blessings to you ❤️

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  4. This kind of blog post is right up my alley Beth. Loved this line - As I experience His peace, I recognize when I have been held captive by controlling thoughts. It is true. If only to find his peace and then we will be released. Thank you for these great and powerful verses that address our deepest needs. Cheering you from the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith today.

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    1. Kelly, thank you so much! I love being a part of your wonderful #RaRaLinkUp on Purposeful Faith. Many blessings to you ❤️

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  5. Thank you for giving a response to so many common feelings we all have. There is a truth to focus on for every one! God bless!

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    1. Thank you, Amy, so glad you stopped by ❤️

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  6. Beautiful reminders that God embraces us and walks us through everything. I especially love the word "chosen". It brings tears to my eyes every time I am reminded that God chose me. I might not feel worthy but God knows I am. Blessed to be your neighbor at Testimony Tuesday.

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    1. Thank you, Mary, I so agree with you ❤️

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  7. Wonderful reminder of who we are in Christ! Thankful for these verses today :) Blessings Beth!

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    1. Thank you so much! Many blessings to you ❤️

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  8. I'm your neighbor at Kelly Balarie's place today, Beth. Blessed, accepted, adopted, chosen, redeemed, forgiven, loved. Beautiful list. You have a real gift with words!

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    1. Betsy, I so appreciate your kind words...many blessings to you ❤️

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  9. I love how you've pulled together all these promises we have in God in one place. What a beautiful resource!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging comment, Kathryn...many blessings to you ❤️

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  10. Wonderful reminders in this post which help us to take our thoughts captive. Grateful to have been your neighbor at Women With Intention. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much! Many blessings to you ❤️

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  11. YES! Thank you for the encouragement and the promises. It's so important to remember these things!

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  12. Thank you for the verses and reminder that with God, I can do whatever He asks of me!

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    1. Sarah, I so agree with you! Many blessings ❤️

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  13. I love the way you laid out the scriptures in such a practical way! Thank you for these tools! Visiting from #W2W.

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I've so enjoyed getting to know sweet sisters in Christ at #W2W ❤️

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  14. Such a treasure of promises, Beth! God is truly ALL we need or should ever think we need. I want to remind myself of all that He gives to us freely.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  15. Such a treasure of promises, Beth! God is truly ALL we need or should ever think we need. I want to remind myself of all that He gives to us freely.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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    1. ALL, amen, I so agree with you, Linda ❤️

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  16. This is beautiful .... this was my first time doing Three Word Wednesday.. I run my own link up .. but this was fun doing a new one :) I am meeting all kinds of great people through this one ... loved your thoughts ... thank you for all these great reminders.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Karen Beth ❤️

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  17. I love the displacement method of battle - fight lies with truth! This would be a great list to laminate for the bathroom mirror!
    Thanks!

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    1. Angela, amen! I so agree with you...great idea ❤️

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  18. This post was such an encouragement and blessing to read!

    I love your insight into our day to day struggles as seen through the Truth of God's Word, and the importance of remembering and rejoicing in the absolute Truth that the Lord views His children through the precious blood of the Lamb.

    In recent weeks the Lord has been impressing upon my heart His incredible love for me. He continues to do so through your blog post - another reminder to truly live Loved. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Karen...your comments touch my heart, many blessings to you ❤️

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  19. What a powerful reminder of our true identity. Thanks for sharing at #ThreeWordWednesday.

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  20. Hello Beth I love this. Could you make them into Pinnable Cards? I think it would be awesome.
    God Bless and take care.

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! Yes, I have made these Scripture promises into pinnable cards at my Pinterest Board at this link: https://www.pinterest.com/bethwilismiller/re-wallpapering-our-minds-with-the-truth-of-gods-w/

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    2. Thank you. Just saw them and I did pin some too.

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  21. Beautiful post! Replacing my feelings with God's truth is something I need to remember to do on those days when I'm down! Thank you!

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  22. Such a beautiful selection of comforting verses, Beth. Thank you. Praying with you to "ask God to help me tear down the lies wallpapering my mind and re-wallpaper my mind with the Truth of God’s Word."

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  23. Yes and Amen

    I will be sharing this with my prayer group tomorrow. So wonderful! :)

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    1. Lyli, thank you so much for your encouraging words ❤️

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  24. I'm here as your neighbor with Suzie Eller's #livefreethursday. Beautiful promises from our beautiful savior! I love seeing all of these in once place. Very encouraging. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much, many blessings to you ❤️

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  25. Love this! Thanks for sharing such encouraging words!

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    1. Cheri, thank you for your encouragement ❤️

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  26. Thank you for the encouragement and truth. I pray the right word at the right time reaches the right person :D

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, I am praying the same prayer. Many blessings to you ❤️

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  27. This covers so many feelings I struggle with too often. Thank you for this! I think I'll print it out as a valuable resource to refer to when I'm in one of those places. So many great scriptures to focus on!

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    1. Thank you so much, Candace, many blessings to you ❤️

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  28. Theology for the brain, application for the heart. Thank you for this lovely post at the Weekend Brew.

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    1. Michele, thank you so much for your affirmation and encouragement! Many blessings to you ❤️

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  29. Thank you for posting such an encouraging post at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings to you.

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    1. Terri, thank you, many blessings to you ❤️

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  30. Great special words to dwell on, thanks Beth

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    1. Sandra, thank you for your encouraging comment ❤️

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  31. Thank you for sharing these beautiful truths from scripture and for linking up at The Weekend Brew!

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    1. Thank you, Barbie, it is such a joy to meet such sweet sisters in Christ at The Weekend Brew ❤️

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  32. This is beautiful and a great reminder of the promises and encouragement of God. Thank you so much for linking with us at Grace & Truth!

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