God’s Goodness in our Jar of Clay
That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus (Philemon 1:6).
It is essential we acknowledge the good things God has deposited in us and done for us and is doing for us in Christ, regardless of how we feel or thing or what people say or think about us. As we discover these eternal realities and begin to reinforce, proclaim them, embrace them, act as if they are true and thank God for them, they will begin to be made manifest in our lives.
Looking through the scriptures you will find what we are in Him, by Him and through Him. Feed your spirit and mind on them and you will grow in grace and faith and not only knowledge but wisdom
So what are the good things in me?
Acknowledging the Good Things in me, for me and about me:
I am fearfully and wonderfully made; a masterpiece, apple of God’s eyes, the redeemed of the Lord. I am blessed with every spiritual blessing, blessed to be a blessing. I am God’s treasured possession. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. The boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places for me and I have a goodly and godly heritage. I have been given the treasures of darkness and hidden riches in secret places. I have been bestowed God’s exceedingly great and precious promises that by these I should be a partaker of the divine nature.
(2Cor5:17, 2Pet1:3-4, Ps16:6) God supplies all my needs according to His riches in glory. He orders my steps and has gone before be to make every crooked path straight. No weapon fashioned against me prospers. And when the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will raise a standard against him. There is therefore now no more condemnation on me. I am a winner, an overcomer- the head and not the tail, blessed in my going out and in my coming in. God chose me and loves me with a great love-everlasting love. He loves me like He loves Jesus. (Phil4:19, RO8:1, Eph1:3,4,6, Deut28:1-14, Ps103:11-12, 1Jn5:4,1Jn4:4,Isa54:17, Isa59:19,Isa43:1-3)) He has given be His Holy Spirit to be my Comforter, Standby, Strengthener, Teacher, Anointing, Guide, Intercessor and Advocate and He gives me the advantage and seals me, separates me, anoints me for service. (Isa10:27, Jn16:7,13, Jn14:26) Christ has been made to me: wisdom, sanctification, redemption and righteousness. God has given me His whole armour to don and stand in the evil day. I have: The Helmet of salvation, Shoes of the Gospel, Belt of Truth round my waist, The Shield of faith, The breastplate of righteousness
The Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. ( Eph6:10-17,1Cor1:30, 2Cor5:21)
He has given His angels charge over me to keep me in all my ways. They will lift me up in their hands so I will not dash my foot against the stone.( P91:10, Ps34:7)
God is my refuge and my ever present help in trouble. He fights my battles. He never leaves me nor forsakes me. He is always by my side. He has written my name in the Book of life. I have Zoe-the God- kind of life. ( Ps46, Mtt28:20) He has sent His word to heal me. I am healed of all diseases; free from every encumbrance and limitation. I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. He has forgiven all my sins and buried them in His bottomless sea. He redeemed my life from destruction, crowned my life with love and compassion, satisfies my mouth with good things and renews my youth like the eagle’s. ( (Ps107:20, Phil4:13 Ps103:1-5, Isa40:31) He made me a lender and not a borrower. Those who come against me in one way, flee in seven ways. He is my light and my salvation and I have no fear. He has given me a spirit of love, power, boldness and sound mind. (2Tim1:7, Prov28:1, Acts4, 5, 7, 8, 16, 20, 28) He has a great plan, purpose and dream for me. His plan is to give me a future filled with hope. He is my Shield, Shelter, my song, my strength, my Fortress and the Horn of my salvation, Love and Lover of my soul. ( Ps18:1-3, Duet28:1-14) He made me a co-worker with Him, His ambassador, gave me a ministry of reconciliation, called me into the household of faith, gave me the God-kind of faith. Christ in me is my hope of glory. I am of the chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a living stone, of the holy nation, one belonging to God, called out of darkness into His marvellous light. He made me a light of the world, the salt of the earth and a city on a hill, show forth His glory. (1Cor3:9, Matt5:13-15)
He called me, empowered me, gave me dominion to subdue and have mastery in all I do. He gave me wisdom of the kingdom of God to excel and be His standard bearer. He called and empowered me to prosper in my spirit, soul and body.(Gen1:26,28 3Jn2) He gave me hope even against hope and predestined me to be conformed into His image and all things work together for my good ( Ro4:17, 18, 8:28-29). His mind is full of me( Ps8). He made me an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ. He shed His love abroad in my heart by His Spirit. He purchased me with a great price-His precious blood. I am accepted in the beloved. I am more than a conqueror. Jesus is my peace and my rest and assurance. Nothing shall separate me from the love of Christ, not persecution, or distress, not famine, not tribulation, not nakedness, peril or sword; not death nor life, nor principalities nor powers, angels, threats, things present or things to come, nor height nor depth.. nothing shall be to separate me from the love of Christ.(Eph2:14,Rom8:,17,31,32,35,36,-39) I am born of God, born from above have overcome. There is more to me than meets the eyes. Jesus is my Saviour, Advocate, Ransom, Mediator, Intercessor, Healer, Redeemer, Surety and Friend.( 1Pet1:23, Henb7:25, Prov18:24)
The Lord is my Shepherd and I do not want. He prepares a banquet for me in the presence of my enemies and anoints my head with oil. Goodness and mercy follow me all the days of my life. Ps23:1,:4
I was crucified with Christ and raised up to sit with Him in heavenly places, far above principalities and power and thrones and names and dominions.( EPh2:5)Gal2:20)
I have a New Covenant established on better promises. ( Heb8:6)