May 10 2013

Spare Prayers

A few weeks ago we were walking down the street on the way to church when a homeless man asked me if I had any spare change.  I used to keep a few dollars handy for these situations but then I realized a lot of it gets spent on alcohol or drugs so I had to stop that practice.  So this time I instead told the guy that I had a spare prayer.  His eyes immediately lit up, he got excited, and he even threw his cigarette on the ground because he thought that would somehow matter.  Well we prayed and we blessed him then went on our way.  So what’s the point to this story?  We pass by people in need every day.  It’s easy to walk past and ignore a homeless person if you don’t know your identity in Christ but once you realize that you carry the love of God you just can’t walk past anyone in need.  You have to release the love of God anywhere and everywhere you go.  That’s your mission!


May 7 2013

Identity

I am a child of the King.  I am a co-heir with Jesus. All Jesus bought and paid for is my inheritance. I am united with Jesus.  I have been crucified with Christ. I died with Him, I was buried with Him, and I was raised with Him. I am seated with Him in the heavenlies far above all rule, all power, all authority, and above every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. Therefore I carry the authority of Christ. I have authority over sickness, over sin, over the flesh, over demons, and over the world. I am the salt of the earth; I am the light of the world. I will displace the darkness. I have the full armor of God. I put on the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the helmet of salvation, the sandals of peace, I take up the shield of faith, and the sword of the Spirit, for the weapons of my warfare are not fleshly. They are divinely powerful to tear down the strongholds of darkness. I can do all things through Christ, because greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. – Rodney Hogue