Movie 1: Nan’s Misery –Romans 8:3…God declared an end to sin and its control over us… (God-tube- Kimchi1)

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Blog Title: The Way I See It (Written to fellow believers in Jesus the Christ)

I’ve heard people refer to a neon sign on their forehead. A sign that attracts the wrong type of people to them and announcing their vulnerability. I don’t know if everyone has felt this way but some of us have, at times. And then there is the behavior you seem doomed to repeat (Romans 8:14-15)… You feel as if you spent most of your life trying to unlearn or reprogram yourself. I have discovered, by offering my life to God and counseling others, that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecc. 1:9). There are patterns of behavior and choices we make that land us in the same situations, attracted to the same type of people, eating the same type of food, and making the same excuses.

The trouble is the way we see things (ways). Perspective is how you believe what you’re doing will affect your life or how you understand it. You can almost tell what a person is thinking by the way they carry themselves and the comments they make (Matt 15:11 & Hebrew 4:16). Thus the neon sign that seems to appear on their forehead or our own. The word of God tells us that the battle is in the mind. It also says we should take on the mind of Christ Jesus (1Corinthians 2:16). I think this is a good idea sense he was able to defeat his own temptations from the devil himself. Having Jesus’s perspective is a must. Going by your own opinion or someone else’s is like pink being the new blue. Who can keep up?

You calibrate your thoughts to Christ’s thoughts by opening your mouth. (Matt 12:34) says that you capture a thought by opening up your mouth. It’s very important to make declarations about who you are, what you believe. Words of declaration are all through the Bible. Listening to Christ centered music is nice but singing along is like putting declarations to music. If your shy, at least recite the lyrics. The word of God suggests that we meditate on the word of God, in the morning and at night (Psalm 1:2 and Proverbs 23:7). When you start doing that, it’s almost like your repenting for going off track, in the evening. Soon you’ll find you didn’t get off track, and you’ve actually gone further, when you’re faithful to it. I know people say you can say a quick prayer and read your Bible five minutes a day, but if you’re not in a foxhole with bullets flying….that’s not a mark to be comfortable at. (It took me a while to find a nice way to put that.)

“I’m too busy to read my Bible and pray let alone do it for over ten minutes.” If your spouse says, “I’m too busy to spend time with you, let alone talk to you over ten minutes.” You know something has to be fixed so that the relationship can be cultivated. You would even be concerned that he/or she would be spending so much time with others that they would become an alien to you and turn their affections elsewhere. God feels the same way. (Exodus 20:5)
This is the point where you do a heart check. God knows you may not have come to Him totally devoted and attached to Him. That’s why He puts so much emphasis on giving you a new heart, (Ezekiel 36:26). In order to keep from rejecting this heart transplant you have to make declarations, take on the mind of Christ Jesus (by reading His words Psalm 119:39). Everlasting life is great but you can still be God’s people and lack peace, strength and vision because you have had your abundance in life stolen,( Hosea 4:6 & John 10:10). All it takes is one neon sign on your forehead to attract fallen spirits beings that can smell fear and search out your weak parts, (1Peter 5:8). God has given us examples of our heart and emotions so that we would understand His. We serve a living, and passionate God, (Deuteronomy 32:20-21). He’ll have no other god before him.

These days I’ve traded my neon sign, for the amour of God (Ephesians6:11-18). If my neon sign pops up from time to time, I’m covered. Before the devil can whisper something in my ear, the declaration of who I am to Jesus comes to my mind and out my mouth. Or a song rises up in me. Today, it’s Michael W. Smith’s cd, ‘A new Hallelujah’ (Shout unto God)…The enemy has been defeated and death couldn’t hold you, (Jesus Christ) down.

Some good books on this topic are: The Battlefield of the mind (devotional) by Joyce Meyer :  Matters of the Heart (devotional) by Juanita Bynum

Hebrews 13:5-6…”I will never fail you. I will never abandon you. So we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”

Love
Kimya S-J

(These notes are meant to go along with the little movie clips I like to make. They are characters based off of me and people who have shared their testimonies with me. No real names or likenesses of course. I hope the clips are entertaining and the scriptures help you apply God’s Word, to everyday life.) God-tube Channel: Kimchi1