Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.6.13

Let me first start off by apologizing for missing a post this week, and for late postings. I’ve been fighting like a soldier the belief of the flu, so my days have been running together and I’ve just been a little thrown off. I’m feeling much better today and know that in my healing I will regain my strength, and get back into my daily rhythm.
 Today’s post was written by Joel and Victoria Osteen, and it was so heavy (and yet so light) that I was moved to share it today. Enjoy and have an amazing weekend.
 Love always,
 Identify with Him
 “Therefore if any person is [ingrafted] in Christ (the Messiah) he is a new creation (a new creature altogether); the old [previous moral and spiritual condition] has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!”
 2 Corinthians 5:17, AMP
 TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
 So many people fall into the trap of identifying with their challenges instead of identifying with Christ. For example, you may be dealing with a sickness, but understand, you are not a sick person trying to get well. You are a well person fighting off sickness. You may be struggling in your finances, but you’re not a poor person trying to get ahead. You’re a successful person fighting off poverty. You may be struggling with an addiction. You’ve had it many years. Don’t see yourself as an addict. Don’t let that image become ingrained on the inside. You are not an addicted person trying to get free. You are a free person fighting off an addiction.
 Remember, in Christ you are a new creature. The old has passed away. Don’t let it cling to you! Identify with Christ and embrace the freedom and victory He has for you!
 Father, today I choose to identify with Your Son, Jesus, who came so that I could have abundant life. Thank You for making all things new. I trust that You are at work in my life and declare that I am healthy, whole and strong in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 — Joel & Victoria Osteen
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted.

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