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Filled With His Joy (John 15:11)

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

John 15:11 (KJV)

As we put our trust in Jesus, let us remember that His desire for us is that we are filled with His joy. There should be great joy in our walk with the Lord, for no matter what we face in the area of circumstances and conditions, we are joined to Him who has overcome the world. And as we abide in Him, we get to partake in that overcoming!

Live By The Word (Matthew 4:4)

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Matthew 4:4 (KJV)

Just as our physical body requires physical food in order to be strengthened, so too our born again spirit requires spiritual food in order for us to reach our full potential in Christ. We are being spiritually fed anytime we receive the Word of God, when we meditate on it, and take it into our hearts. The more that our spirit is fed, the stronger it becomes. And when our spirit is strong, our ability to be victorious over the flesh increases.

To Know The Love Of Christ (Ephesians 3:19)

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

Ephesians 3:19 (KJV)

The more we open ourselves to simply receiving the love of Christ, the more will we be filled with and able to carry God’s fullness into our world. And the more we see ourselves as the vessels and instruments through which Jesus can manifest Himself unto the people in our world, the more of His goodness will we see reflected in our lives and day to day affairs.

Keeping The Word (Luke 11:28)

But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Luke 11:28 (KJV)

Keeping the Word of God means to let it take root in our hearts, to let it spill over into every area of our lives. This happens as we learn to regularly meditate on the Word, as we continuously keep it alive in our hearts. The more that the Word is alive in our hearts, the more are we receptive and available to all that God is seeking to do in and through our lives.

Overcoming Fear (2 Timothy 1:7)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7  (KJV)

We overcome fear as we remember that it is the Spirit of God in us that gives us strength, wisdom, courage and ability. As we rely upon God, knowing He has planted in us His power, His love, and His soundness, we may go forth into our world with boldness and confidence. No longer are we held hostage by fear, but we are equipped and empowered to show up as the victorious overcomers we have been created to be.

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Abide In Him (John 15:3)

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

John 15:4 (KJV)

Walking in our union with Jesus is crucial to our daily success. We abide in Jesus through abiding in His Word. As we mediate on the Word of God and what it says about us in Christ, old strongholds are broken, worldly beliefs and perceptions are dissolved, and we become more fully receptive to all that God is seeking to do in and through our lives. Each of us are called to bear much fruit in His name; let us be sure to abide in the vine.

Humility Leads To Success (Matthew 23:11-12)

But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whosoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12 (NKJV)

God’s ways are in direct opposition to the ways of the world. And so the kingdom path to success begins with humility. In all that we are called to do we never seek to exalt ourselves, but much rather are we to realize that we have been simply called to serve. Maintaining this servant attitude assures we do not lose perspective, and God has promised that those who set their hearts to follow His ways, in due time, will be exalted.

Grace Builds Us Up (Acts 20:32)

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

Acts 20:32 (KJV)

Grace will always build us up. Religion tends to be about what we must do in order to earn favor with God, whereas grace is all about what Jesus has already done for us. Each day our practice therefore must be to remind ourselves, to confess, and to thank God that He has already made available anything we could ever need. As we remember our identity in Christ—that we have been made righteous in Him—we open ourselves to receiving the inheritance grace has already provided.