Genuine intimacy begins and ends with these four short words: "I Live 4 U."
"I Live 4 U" opens our heart to intimacy and connecting with God.
"I Live 4 U" moves our life to be inspired by faith and expectation.
"I Live 4 U" inspires us to be filled with the Word, informed in order to grow.
How can we expect God to fulfill His promises in our lives if we don't know what His promises are? The only way to know God's promises is through the revelation of God's Word to our hearts.
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory, both now and forever. Amen" (2 Pet. 3:18).
My prayer for you today as you read this is that as God's heart and intimacy is experienced in your life that the following 16 truths of God's Word will form Christ's character in you to function with strength and energy.
Today and every day this week I want you to read and declare these 16 promises of God's Word over your life:
"I can do all things because of Christ who strengthens me" (Phil. 4:13).
"But my God shall supply your every need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:19).
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control" (2 Tim. 1:7).
"As God has dealt to each one a measure of faith" (Rom. 12:3, NKJV).
"... the Lord is the strength of my life" (Ps. 27:1, MEV).
"The people who know their God will be strong and take action" (Dan. 11:32).
NO SUPREMACY OF SATAN OVER MY LIFE:
"For he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4b).
"[For] God .. always causes us to triumph in Christ" (2 Cor. 2:14b).
NO LACK OF WISDOM:
"But because of Him you are in Christ Jesus, whom God made unto us wisdom ..." (1 Cor. 1:30).
"... by his stripes we are healed" (Is. 53:5b).
"He Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses" (Matt. 8:17b).
NO WORRIES & FRUSTRATIONS:
"Cast all your care upon Him, because He cares for you" (1 Pet. 5:7). In Christ, I am "care-free."
"And where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Cor. 3:17).
"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 8:1b).
I am in Christ; therefore, I am free from condemnation.
[Jesus said,] "And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matt. 28:20b).
"I will never leave you, nor forsake you" (Heb. 13:5b).
NO CURSES OR BAD LUCK:
"Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by being made a curse for us—as it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"... so that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith" (Gal. 3:13a, 14b).
"... for I have learned in whatever state I am to be content" (Phil. 4:11).
"God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Cor. 5:21).
I am excited about declaring these 16 awesome truths of God's Word over your life this week.
"I Live 4 U."
Mikel French has challenged "Spiritual Awakening" all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines reaching 200,000 teenagers with The Book of Hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide Soul-Winning Celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting The Annual Pastor's Conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rebecca Moore contributed to this article.
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