October 28, 2018
Not only does God give us a new lens/perspective. But He then begins to develop within us a new MINDSET.
The foundation of this new mindset (belief system) begins with knowing…
God Is always good.
He Always has your best In mind.
He is Always setting you up to succeed In him.
Phil. 2.5 (NKJV) Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,
1Cor. 2.16 (NKJV) For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.
How does work on a practical daily basis?
And Not only does God give us a new lens/perspective and develop within us a new MINDSET but also a new LANGUAGE is birthed.
***We begin to speak from a place of victory no longer from a place of a victim.
2Cor. 4.13 (NKJV) And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak,
• We speak Gratitude instead of complaining.
• We speak withAuthority instead of timidity.
• We speak with Grace instead of harshness.
• We speak Mercy instead of judgment.
• Encouragement instead of criticism.
• FAITH instead of fear.
• HOPE instead of worry.
• LOVE instead of hatred.
all of us are learning to speak a new language. And the more you are immersed in a new language and culture, the more you begin to think, speak and absorb the ideas and words of your new homeland.
The Kingdom of God is initially a foreign country to all us. We are not residents of the world, but citizens of Heaven, learning what that means.
In this world but not of It!
Our first experience in life IS WITH the language and culture of the world. It’s what we’ve grown up with: a way of thinking and speaking that can be laced with cynicism, sarcasm, hopelessness and fear.
But none of those negatives exist in God’s kingdom, so they can never be the language of the Kingdom here on earth – so we are literally learning how to speak a new language.
Grace is foreign to the way the world thinks and speaks.
Unconditional love is an unfamiliar vocabulary.
God’s true language of promise is something new to us when we first come to know Jesus.
The language of the Kingdom can be so unlike what people have heard before that it’s resisted…
In times of turmoil, we can speak Joy.
In times of hurt, we can speak love.
In times of failure, we can speak hope.
In times of loss, we can speak of God’s goodness.
In times of worry, we can speak of the peace that pass understanding.
In times of confusion, we speak of God’s guidance.
But Catch this – His desire for you is first to speak to you in His language – one filled with grace, and joy, and peace, and kindness, and favor and unconditional love.
Each one of these has a unique Kingdom vocabulary. And as you hear Him, your own perceptions and ways of thinking and speaking naturally become more and more like His, until eventually, when people encounter you, they experience a taste of the true nature of God.
People are most likely to respond to the language of Heaven when they hear an authentic sound from your own experiences with the Lord.
This is why it’s not just about saying something positive or inspiring. It’s being transformed by walking and talking intimately with God so that the way He perceives, thinks and speaks about you and life around you becomes your very own language.
So what’s the language you’re most fluent in? Listen to your everyday conversations.
Does your language reflect the love, peace and joy of God’s true nature? Or is there distress, apprehension or annoyance reflected in the words you choose?
If you find negatives present, create an opposite vocabulary.
Sometimes, it’s as simple as exchanging words, e.g. trade “fear” for “perfect love,” “anxiety” for “peace,” “I feel so frustrated,” into “I get to practice patience today.” Make sure that you receive love, peace and patience as a spiritual emotion of God’s presence.
Realize that you’re learning new ways—His ways. Let the Father, allow Jesus and the Holy Spirit rise up on the inside of you and speak to your heart in His words of love and grace, until the language of His Kingdom becomes your own.
So God is transforming us into His people. With a new…