See yourself healed!

see yourself as god does

When you look in the mirror, what comes to your mind? Do you focus on your flaws…or do you focus on your beauty? Are you more conscious of your blemishes…or do you see perfection?

I ask this because most people are conscious of what they consider to be their imperfections, blemishes and shortcomings. When they look in a mirror, or when they see a picture of themselves, the first things they notice are their flaws!

I want to encourage you to see yourself as God sees you—both physically and spiritually. Did you know that when God first made man, He crowned man with “glory and honor” (Psalm 8:5)? But when Adam sinned against God, the glory left him. From then on, the devil could bring sin, sickness and poverty to rule over man.

I have good news for you today. As a believer in Christ, God’s glory has been restored to you. That is why today when God looks at you in Christ, He sees you altogether beautiful and He says there is no flaw in you (see Song of Solomon 4:7). The Bible is very clear that Jesus came to bring you back to glory. Hebrews 2:9-10 says:

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory…
(emphasis added)

Be conscious of this today: Because of the finished work of Jesus Christ, you have been crowned with glory and honor once again! When you walk into a room, God’s glory on you will cause your presence to light up the room. If you need to build relationships, God’s glory on you will cause people to be drawn to you and favor you. If you are sick, God’s glory on you will swallow up the disease or virus. Expect to have dominion and reign in this life—over every depression, sickness and defeat.

Now, you must be wondering, if every believer is already crowned with glory, why is it not made manifest in every believer’s life? Here is what I believe is your answer…

Many Christians today are living life more conscious of their sins and setbacks than of their righteousness in Christ Jesus. And even though they have been crowned with glory and honor, they are still living with sickness, depression, lack, worry and stress.

I’ve experienced this in my own life.

Some years ago, I had a sharp pain in my lower back. I would have to get up often and walk around because if I sat down for an extended period of time, I would be in great discomfort and pain. I went to see a doctor, and he told me the pain was a result of aging. He said that as the years go by the pads between the vertebrae would naturally deteriorate, causing pain. He told me, “There is no solution. It can only get worse.” During moments like that, we are so conscious of the natural—our age, our normal life span, daily aches and pains.

But I went back and read the Word of God because I needed to remind myself of God’s amazing goodness and grace; the Lord started to remind me of the finished work. I began to see once again that at the cross, Jesus restored to us all the glory that Adam forfeited.

Immediately, I went to partake of the Holy Communion right in my own home and looked to Jesus. As I shifted my consciousness from my pain to how Jesus bore all the stripes for me at the cross, the pain left. Today, I no longer suffer from that condition. I no longer experience that discomfort or pain.

I believe that you too can experience a similar manifestation of God’s glory on your life! And it has got to do with what you are conscious of. The more conscious you are of Jesus and what He has done for you on Calvary, the more you will experience the glory and honor He freely gives you!

Determine right now that you are going to live conscious of Jesus, choosing to believe who you are and what you have been given through Him. God desires for you to be healthy and whole. He does not want you to give weight to disease, debt or lack. Instead, He wants you to be conscious of divine blessings, divine health, divine provision, divine wisdom—every good thing in Christ.

The more you hear the truths of God’s Word, the more you’ll give weight to God’s promises in your life, and the more you’ll find your miracles come to pass! Remember, God has crowned you with glory and honor. When you look in the mirror, look past the flaws and faults. See the person God sees, and live with confidence knowing you are accepted and approved in His sight.

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Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God! Ministry: Lost Sheep Ministries on Facebook

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