IAM All In

JAMES 4:8 NLT Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.
It’s easy to tell when someone is truly in love with someone else. Aside from the dorky smile and daydreamy look.

Their motive and heart is as clear as day.
The promise in the word today is this.
Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Willingly make a step towards God, and he will make many many steps to meet us.

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And not just willing, but take it up a couple more degrees.
Joyful participation?
And it’s not about your expression, or clapping your hands or raising one hands, or two hands.
It’s about the temperature of your heart and connection to the Creator.

Now we are getting somewhere.

And as we start to warm up to things, I believe God draws us in even further.

To the All-In level.
No longer a participant, you are lost in it.
It’s funny how in a sanctuary filled with 100s of people who are all focussed only on the one who gave us life…
We are unified in that place!
And I been there, and I long for that place of worship daily!

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I know that in the past when my heart was not engaged, Sunday worship at church might have been my only spiritual time of the whole week.  So honestly.. I was barely getting warmed up.

I am still learning to enjoy his presence, and more regular time with the Lord

I am thankful that God continues to meet me.

And my degree of engagement is just a bit more intense.
I used to think, I have to spend time with God, Monday – Saturday.

Well, imagine how your loved ones would feel if you did everything because you HAD to.
Big whoop is right!

But now as I am building a relationship with the Lord, and his word.

I see it as , I want to.  It’s my lifeline.
It keeps me connected and warm.

It’s my prayer to be all-in all the time.

To be unraveled and sold out.
Joy and crazy obedience will be a part of my being. It will be my indentity, as I continue to spend time with the Lord.

God has been drawing me in my whole life, But I was trying to run away from it.

Now as I make one step towards the Lord, He is running to meet me.

IAM All In.
IAM A Sold out worshippper
IAM running towards our Loving God, SPRINTING(in spirit!)
IAM Madly , Wildly and Pasionately in Love with Him.

I proclaim that truth today, and I ask God to make it so.

And as we proclaim the truth about IAM. It’s not selfish.

It’s reflecting back to God, the amazing love and life He puts inside of us.
Every day, every moment, every sun ray that shines on my face
Every vision of beauty
Every message from the Lord, that He sees me, and he loves me.

Then we are just all in it.
We are all about it
Our hearts are beating with one heartbeat.

Let’s make our identity as one ones who are sold out! All In!
When people think about you. They will say, yeah man.. he/she  they are consumed.
I wonder what they got…

Title: Hillsong – Forever Reign (Lyrics)
Owner: MattStone712

Forever Reign from Hillsong

You are good, You are good
When there’s nothing good in me
You are love, You are love
On display for all to see
You are light, You are light
When the darkness closes in
You are hope, You are hope
You have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peace
When my fear is crippling
You are true, You are true
Even in my wandering
You are joy, You are joy
You’re the reason that I sing
You are life, You are life,
In You death has lost its sting

Oh, I’m running to Your arms,
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

You are more, You are more
Than my words will ever say
You are Lord, You are Lord
All creation will proclaim
You are here, You are here
In Your presence I’m made whole
You are God, You are God
Of all else I’m letting go

Oh, I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

My heart will sing
no other Name
Jesus, Jesus

Oh, I’m running to Your arms
I’m running to Your arms
The riches of Your love
Will always be enough
Nothing compares to Your embrace
Light of the world forever reign

IAM Right with God

ROMANS 3:27-28 NLT Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on obeying the law. It is based on faith. So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.

Acquitted

God clears all the charges against us! God pardons us from the death sentence that awaited all man. We can’t earn it. We must fall at God’s feet and believe in his Son. No amount of work, effort, willpower and careful practice can save you. Your relationship with God doesn’t need you to get right everyday. I don’t have to wake up everyday and double check “God, you still love me right?”

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Start off the day, with the proper perspective about our righteousness. Have faith in God for your life and justification. Proper perspective sets you free from the lies of the world.
Submitting to God in faith sets you free. Your faith makes you right with God. That’s it. One time!

The disease of religiousness wants you to try and justify yourself in all your actions. Let’s stop using our energy to earn and justify ourselves, and start living by faith. Throw religion out the window, and live in love with God. We have access to a relationship with the creator. Clear your mind of any insecurity about the status of the relationship! Enjoy the love relationship for what it is.

It might not feel natural in the beginning. Ask yourself: “Am I acting out of love for God?” or “Am I acting out of obligation to what I think I should do?” Always choose the first choice. There’s power in love! There’s bondage and death in obligation. You’re no longer a prisoner! It’s time to live as a free man!

IAM Right with God
IAM saved by God through faith in Him!
IAM in a 100% secure love relationship with the Creator

IAM Calm

EXODUS 14:13-14 NLT But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

Imagine facing the biggest challenge you have ever faced in your life. Now, run this conversation over in your mind. God speaking to you. “Yo Bro/Sis! Sit back. Watch me work. I will fight for you. Keep Calm”

BAM. God does his thing and destroys the Egyptians. You sit back and watch it. Replay over and over again for every situation that happens in your life.

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Keep Calm was invented by God over 2000 years ago by the King of Calm!

I want to encourage you to reset our perspective in who we are, and who our God is. Then what problems, sins, bondage, evil, issues, illnesses , challenges, opposition can defeat us? NOTHING!

Friends, keep calm. Be still. Take a chill pill.

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Let God do the heavy lifting.

Live in the truth!

IAM Calm
IAM Confident
IAM Victorious

Be awesome today!
Be amazing!
Be powerful!

IAM Victorious

PSA 18:29 NLT In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.

Only in God’s strength, I am victorous.
Only through the power of God, can I crush ANY army
With My God, I can scale any wall.

What walls? What armies can stand against us now?

None!

There are so many ways the world thinks is the way to overcome.

But the only way is through the counter cultural way of Jesus.
Truly loving people more than yourself.

PSA 18:33 NLT He makes me as surefooted as a deer, enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
Imagine being surefooted like a deer.  Like a rugged animal that can climb any mountain, and go to the top of heights and peaks.
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Only Jesus will allow us to do that.

And not just to sustain you to barely survive.  But to crush ANY ARMY! No Wall is too high! No mountain too rocky or tough to get to the heights.
IAM Victorious because of Jesus

IAM Strong in his Love
IAM a deer on a high mountaintop
IAM more than a survivor
IAM a conquerer!