Ministry 4 Men and Families - Being God's people in today's world
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Day 40
Day 39
Day 38
Day 37
Day 36


A thought to consider.
Devotional - Week 1
Devotional - Week 2
Devotional - Week 3
Devotional - Week 4
Devotional - Week 5
Devotional - Week 6
Devotional - Week 7
Devotional - Week 8
Kairos Daily Devotional
Living Free
The Kairos Weekend Report
Who am I now as a new creation?
Who am I now/ Day 16-20
Who am I now? Day 11-15
Who am I now? Day 21-25
Who am I now? Day 26-30
Who am I now? Day 6-10


November 2014
October 2014
April 2014
March 2014
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
June 2011
February 2011
January 2011

powered by

David's Blog

Day 16

I am dying to serving self, daily.
        I am one with Christ.
                I am a saint of God

Romans 6:1-7 (NASB)
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know that all of us have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in the newness of life.  

For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be (united) in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with (powerless), so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.             

When we are newly born again we are freed from the bondage of sin in our life. When we are experiencing the power of God’s mercy and grace in the new life we have been given, it is natural, seemingly effortless to turn away from the things that used to control us. The challenge most of us face is that we are walking in the power of grace without knowledge. When we do not renew our mind, replacing our old thought patterns and habits we are inviting the sins that used to control us back into our life.              
When this happens the devil convinces us of the lie that we are not worthy or good enough for God’s love to sustain us. We must remember that he is the father of lies and the master of illusion. What he is doing is getting us to focus on our own shortcomings rather than the Source of our internal power, where we should be looking. As long as we keep looking to the effort of our own strength and will our pride keeps us from receiving what God can and wants to do for us, living our life through Christ. When we look to the person of Jesus and not the effects of the cross in our life we are connecting with the power of God in our life.              

This is where we are often confused. The world we live in is a cause and effect world so we are taught to look for the external results first. The truth is that God has changed us on the inside not on the outside that we and everyone else can see. When we keep our eyes on God we are better able to walk in the spirit letting the Holy Spirit guide us and teach us what the grace of God, through Jesus, has done for us. As we practice doing this we are bringing to the surface what God has done eternally. We are externalizing the truths of God and what He has done for us.              

The prophet Hosea tells us that God’s people are perishing because they lack knowledge of God and His ways. The difference from then and now is that we have God in us to help us in our journey with Him. We are learning what God’s sense of order is for a life lived abundantly through Christ. As we grow in the understanding of our identity we are we making better choices based on the truths we know. We are living one day at a time standing on what we think is just and right without seeking judgment or passing judgment on ourselves or others. We are focusing on the goodness of God and His righteousness, trusting God to work His will and purpose in us.    

Today’s Reflection

What is the Holy Spirit saying to me…?                            

How does today’s message apply to my life?…my beliefs?

2 Comments to Day 16:

Comments RSS
john on Friday, December 14, 2018 1:24 AM
keep it up
Reply to comment
best admission essays on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 9:28 AM
On this day of your devotion, you show how blessed you are for following the Lord. Your life has been an inspiration to me because right now, I realized that God is what I need right now. Material things cannot always make me happy, it is Him who can complete my life. I can proudly say that my life is like a black environment until I met God. The feeling of having a person who can help you always is something that my life needs.

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint