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Monday, April 8, 2013


No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 
(2 Timothy 2:4)

1. Today I will LIVE IN THE NOW!  I will live in the now because I will KEEP THE FAITH, no matter what I see or hear or feel; today I make a quality decision to be moved solely by what I believe!  My walk of faith will liberate me from the trappings of the transitory world and will unite me with the unseen realm.

2. Today I will KEEP IT REAL.  I will not waste my time on pretense and the silly immaturity of playing mind games with those with whom I interact today.  I officially declare my independence from worrying about what people think about me, strip away all masks, and settle in to the freedom of just being me.

3. Today I will KEEP IT SIMPLE.  Even though I am prosperous, I will not be ensnared by the deceitfulness of riches or the serving of mammon, but will “consider the lilies of the field” and be content with what I have.  “And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content” (1 Timothy 6:8).

4. Today I will KEEP HOPE ALIVE.  Regardless of the pressure around me to be discouraged, I will not allow myself to become fatigued to the point of failing to accomplish my goals.  I will remember that anything is possible today and that the atmosphere is full of miracles that are trying to find their way into my life!

5. Today I will KEEP GOING FORWARD.  I can’t look back and I can’t go back, so I will free myself of the illusion that I can change my history.  Here I am today, with no regrets, energized by His resurrection power to endure the cross for the joy that is set before me.

6. Today I will KEEP THE PEACE.  I will let go of stress, worry and anything mentally, emotionally or spiritually that causes me to become anxious and unsettled.  I choose the peace that passes understanding for my life today, fully assured that He is working all things together for my good as I cast all my care upon Him.

7. Today I will KEEP LOOKING UP, because I know that my help comes from the Lord.  As Peter walked on the water by fixing His gaze upon Jesus, I will walk on the circumstances of my life today, looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith.  I will free myself from the limitations of looking at the natural today, and today I will live in the now!
Father, help me to effectively use the power that You have given me to free myself today.
In Jesus’ name, amen.

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