Playing with Funny Money


September 28, 2013 by Beth Hess

US_Currency-1246rxpEvery few years The Treasury Department has to add new security measures to our currency. The counterfeiters are getting better — the fakes harder to spot.

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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3 thoughts on “Playing with Funny Money

  1. Lisa says:

    This is a wonderful post. To have our minds so permeated with the truth that the lies are brushed off sounds like where I want to live. Thanks for the scriptural I AM reminders. Powerful!


  2. Stephanie says:

    Awesome post! So important to remember who we are… My church agrees with you, in that if we soak ourselves in the truth of who we are, Satan’s lies and deception can’t touch us, so they have given us 5 whole single spaced pages explaining just who we are! Incredible…


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