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Friday, June 15, 2007
Dying to self.
I think I'm starting to get it. The same Spirit of God who raised Christ from the dead, lives in me. Therefore, I carry the presence of God. Whatever situation I'm in or wherever I go, I carry an anointing and God can use me to change the atmosphere of a place. The darkest of all places, God can use me to bring His light into those areas.

Collosians 3:1-4
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Man, that blows me away. Does it blow anyone else away? God has been challenging me the past couple of months to live a sacrificial life, and to truly lay down my life. Die to myself. Die to my flesh, live for Him, be lead by HIS Spirit, do HIS will rather than MY will. To pick up my cross. To count the cost.

As I have been learning to do this He has been opening my eyes and showing me new things that is causing me to re-prioritise my life.
If I lay down my life, it says that I am then raised with Christ. Not physically speaking, but spiritually. If I lay down my life then my spirit is raised with Christ. Where is Christ? At the right Hand of God. His throne room. If I lay down my life then I am in the throne room of God and have throne room privledges. Right Hand of God. All it takes is to turn my head and ask in a gentle whisper... I'll know His heart, I'll speak His heart, and as I speak His heart in prayer He moves His Hand to move. Dying to myself causes my life to be hidden where Christ is, the throne room of God.

It's in the throne rooms of Kingdoms that decisions are made. Decrees are declared. Proclamations.

And I'm in the throne room of God.

As I walk into those dark places where those people are tormented by demons, I'm carrying the throne room of God. I'm carrying His presence.

With this in mind I have been walking differently. Setting my mind on the things of God and not on the things of earth. Not being deterred by what I see in the natural, but looking with the eyes of what I see in the spirit. Knowing that I'm a carrier of His presence. That He can work through me to change and transform lives. I am nobody, but in Him I can do all things.
posted by Samantha Louise 8:48 AM  
 
6 Comments:
  • At June 16, 2007 at 4:13:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Mike Messerli said…

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  • At June 16, 2007 at 4:15:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Mike Messerli said…

    Sam,

    Great observations! Encouraging words. Can't wait to see what God does in your life as you live all of this out.

    May I change one phrase you mentioned? You said, "As I walk into those dark places where those people are tormented by demons, I'm carrying the throne room of God. I'm carrying His presence."

    May I change it to say, "I am the visible temple of God, with his throne in my heart, on planet earth. I'm carrying His presence."
    1 Cor. 6:19-20

    Your closing paragraph is great. Well said. Thanks....if we could only remember this as we step through our days....being the indwelt temples of God on planet earth changes everything about how we live and think.

    I really liked your thoughts...thanks for FINALLY sharing them (just kidding).

    June 16, 2007 4:13:00 AM EST

     
  • At June 16, 2007 at 2:17:00 PM GMT+10, Anonymous Paul said…

    It's very hard to reach people in your own strength, much easier when you rely on the Holy Spirit.

    Hey Sam what do you think of when you read Jesus saying "I desire mercy, not sacrifice" in Matt 9 and Matt 12?

     
  • At June 21, 2007 at 1:19:00 AM GMT+10, Blogger Sue said…

    Hi Samantha

    My name's Sue. I just came across your blog randomly, skipping from one person's to the next. I really love the way you write ... but I love what you write even more! So exciting to see someone who God is working so powerfully through :)

    Cheers

     
  • At June 23, 2007 at 7:33:00 PM GMT+10, Blogger mutating missionary said…

    Enjoyed this spot really so much - and of course relished what Mike had to say - Yep, he always seems to clarify my thoughts as well. Wish I could sit across his desk in his office and just listen to that calm voice he has, have a hug from his wife, smile at his darling grandbabies... i digress :0) sorry a bit of homesickness just hit me - giggle
    now... for your request: anytime you want to come to my little yellow-nest in Germany to learn how to bake cookies - come on :-)I don't know how to do much 0 but I will share... giggle

     
  • At July 2, 2007 at 8:47:00 PM GMT+10, Blogger StaCeY said…

    When put in the context of the Kingdom of God NOW... The Kingdom of God within... The Kingdom of God in the Midst of us... suddenly literally EVERYTHING takes on whole new wondrous meaning.

    Beautiful... beautiful post.
    And the artwork... draws you right in to the supernatural life of which you are speaking.

    (and thanks Sue for the link.)

     

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