Did you miss part one of this blog series? Make sure you read part 1 before reading part 2. They all flow together.
Read part 1 here.
Let’s dive right into part 2: ALIGNMENT
Aligning your thoughts with God’s word produces life and peace. It’s hard to find peace when we find ourselves fixed on the problem, the symptom, or the circumstance. Here is what I am not saying, that we deny our senses. He gave them to us for a reason. It’s imperative for us however, that they remain the caboose and not the engine. Especially when it comes to our feelings. Our feelings should never be what lead us. They can’t be what guide are life, they can’t get the final say, and it’s so important that they don’t become a part of our identity. If we are unwilling to “see” what we don’t see, we can’t walk in faith.
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
For us to experience more of Him (His power, wisdom and healing) it requires us to be in faith for things that are not seen but know them to be true because His word says so. You received Jesus as your savior “by grace, through faith. It is a gift given not by our works.” (See Ephesians 2:8)
The type of seed you plant reproduces after its own kind. The more seed of truth you plant, it will become more rooted in your thoughts, and your body will reap the benefits of life and peace. You start to become more spiritually mature. Everything Jesus did on the cross has nothing to do with your performance. Before accepting Jesus as your savior, you were born under the law, the Old Testament law. After accepting Jesus, you are now under grace.
Law: Sin filled, on the devil’s side
Grace: Free and no longer sin conscious
It’s time to begin to step out of the law and into your new-found freedom with grace. It’s time to stop punishing yourself with your thoughts, calling yourself a screw-up, failure, unworthy, and whatever words the enemy uses against you to convince you that who you are and what Jesus did is never enough. It can be extremely hard to live in grace and experience God’s love when our actions and thoughts still represent us living as though we are under the law.
Jesus became what you were so you could become what He is.
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
You might not be pleased with the shape that your mind or body is in but God sees you in the spirit. He’s pleased with His workmanship. In fact, you might have noticed that nothing really changed in your life when you accepted Jesus as your savior. You might still have anxiety, thoughts of depression, feelings of out of control with food, and so on.
New spirit. Same body. The more time you spend with Him the more you become like Him.
Rooting for you,