September 28, 2013 by Beth Hess
Some days I find I’m playing with funny money, too. Letting my mind be filled with counterfeit thoughts. Not enough. Too old. Too many mistakes made. Too small to make a difference. That’s just the way it is.
And the more I let these voices hang out in my head, the more they start to sound like the truth. The fakes are harder to spot.
I have learned, though, that when the FBI trains agents to identify counterfeit bills, they do not waste their time discussing all the ways a bill might be wrong. They only study the authentic bills. The truth.
Because when you soak yourself in what is Real, it’s easy to spot a Fake.
We are no different. We must let the truth of who we are so permeate our minds – our hearts – our spirits – that we brush off a lie like crumbs from a table. So intimately know the voice of our Shepherd that no wolf’s imitation will turn our head.
Think on these things. (Find more from the I Am List)
I AM – A Child of God (Romans 8:16)
I AM – Redeemed from the Hand of the Enemy (Psalm 107:2)
I AM – Forgiven (Colossians 1:13,14)
I AM – Saved by Grace through Faith (Ephesians 2:8)
I AM – Justified (Romans 5:1)
I AM – Sanctified (I Corinthians 6:11)
I AM – A New Creature (II Corinthians 5:17)
I AM – Partaker of His Divine Nature (II Peter 1:4)
I AM – Redeemed from the Curse of the Law (Galatians 3:13)
I AM – Delivered from Darkness (Colossians 1:13)
I AM – Led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
I AM – Free From All Bondage (John 8:36)
I AM – Kept in Safety Wherever I Go (Psalm 91:11)
I AM – Getting All My Needs Met by Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
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