This week, Bob and I are in Puerto Rico as representatives of God’s hope for families. We have had tremendous response as we have told our story several times. In the last few days we have spoken at a college, in a huge tent, at churches and on LIVE radio.
Just last night, after sharing the part of our story where I chose to see myself the way Jesus sees me…clothed in a beautiful, white, glistening robe of righteousness, the cloak of shame immediately gone, we asked everyone to close their eyes. When I asked, “Are you carrying a regret or a mistake? Have you been unable to forgive yourself? If you are ready to have a new vision of how Jesus sees you, just lift your hand…”
Virtually every person in that college campus room lifted their hand. The room was hushed by a silence that felt holy, comforting and full of accepting love. As each person experienced Jesus in a way that was intimate and unique, forgiveness flowed, and innocence was restored. That kind of transaction only happens because Jesus paid the price. Our account has been settled.
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,
who have no confidence in the proud
or in those who worship idols.
Are you ready for more joy?
Then trust God even more. He has settled your accounts!
Your family relationships…settled.
Your life purpose…settled.
Joy, peace, and rest are all found in trusting our Father in Heaven. Oh the joys for those who trust Him!
When we decree that our accounts have been settled, we are in agreement with heaven. The Lord’s Prayer says, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done”. That means that we can enjoy the benefits of the kingdom while we are living here on earth.
Make it part of your day to decree God’s goodness, faithfulness and strength over your life and your family. You change the atmosphere when you align your heart to be in agreement with God’s promises.
This is much different than “positive affirmations”. The New Age Movement and the human potential movement teaches about the law of attraction and the law of intention, and the belief that a person can control the universe from their own internal power source.
Hebrews 11:1 reassures us with this, “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things unseen”, not based on our own power that we are supposed to control, but rather on this truth from Hebrews that God is and that He administers His kingdom with love and mercy. Our power source for promises from the scriptures is not us, rather it is God. God is the Almighty Jehovah. The Creator. He is our source of life, health, strength, provision, protection, abundance and success.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done!
Resting under an open heaven.
When we trust Him to settle and arrange our accounts, we can be assured that He is ensuring a flourishing success for our lives.
We are praying for you this week as you decree God’s best for your life, future and family.