Monday, April 20, 2009

A message from The Message Bible...

My Walk Monday
I know that I have mentioned to you all that I have been going to a counselor... he is an AMAZING man in the Lord. I just love him for wanting to help me in my journey in wanting to fully become God's workmanship. To fully be IN Christ To learn better how to submit to those good works which He prepared in advance for me to do! (Ephesians 2:10)

He always gives us scriptures at the end of ours meeting with him. I think every time each scripture is straight from the Lord, but I totally loved the one he read today!

He reads out of The Message Bible as to make it sound like a message straight to us, I loved it, read this.......

So if you're serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ (which I verbally said "I am" to!)... ACT LIKE IT. Colossians 3:1a

Totally right!!!!

Don't shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert! See things from Christ's perspective. Colossians 3:2

Totally what I have been doing... shuffling along looking at the things right in front of me... I explained today to him that when Satan is attacking and trying to lie to me I feel like I am a hamster running on a wheel and I cannot get off!

Lord please help me to look up, help me to be alert and help me to see myself through Your eyes! Help me off this "hamster wheel" of lies and help me to ACT LIKE I am serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ.

Help me to live in the new life You have purposed for me. Help me to live nowhere but IN CHRIST! I don't want to be seen unless I am seen in YOU. Give me the strength to kill off everything that goes with my old body of death. I don't want my life to be lived shaped by things, desires, pleasures, greed, selfishness and feelings instead of by You Lord.

I don't want my poor choices to cause you sadness or anger :( I know better Lord and I WANT to change!!! I want to make sure all this is gone for good! I'm done with my old self. I tear it off like clothes and throw it to You - the all consuming FIRE. From now on I want YOU to define me Lord!

Thank you for choosing me for this new life of love. Thank you for dressing me in strength and discipline! Lord I give You and Your word run of my life and I give my every room to You for what You wish. Help me not to scrape by minimally... I want to give this life for You my all!!! I love you Lord!

That prayer was taken from the rest of Colossians chapter three.


Angela said...

amen amen amen..I joined in with the prayer that you wrote...

Natalie Marie Guarascio said...

Great scripture Carolyn, such a good word.