A YEAR IN THE NOW

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March 28: EXPRESS YOURSELF!

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…out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

  (Matthew 12:34, 35)

 

…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—  (Ephesians 4:15)

 

1.       Today I will live in the now!  I will live in the now because there is a miracle in my mouth that is ready to be manifested as I move through this day, motivated by the momentum that comes from magnifying the Lord!  Out of the heart are the issues of life and, through my words today, I will release God-life into the earth.

 

2.       Today I will tell the truth about myself, meticulously dispelling the myths of mediocrity that  I have manufactured in my mind and finding a victorious voice for the verification of my true value as a viable visionary!

 

3.       Today I will make my words work for me.  “But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed.  For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me.  And I say to this one, ‘Go’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this’ and he does it” (Matthew 8:8, 9).

 

4.       Today I will not deny my feelings, but I will communicate them to others.  Because I am secure with my sense of adequacy, I can recognize, acknowledge and share my true experiences and emotions.

 

5.       Today I will speak up when something happens that annoys or frustrates me.  As Jesus commanded, I will go directly to the person involved.  I won’t allow negative reactions to collect, fester and grow.  I will speak up and release my anger, when necessary.  By speaking the truth in love, I will be able to maintain fellowship and friendships and still be able to discuss and dispel grievances.

 

6.       Today I will release my faith by the words of my mouth, believing that what I say with my mouth—and believe with my heart—will come to pass.  This mountain before me will be cast into the sea!

 

7.       Today I will let no corrupt word proceed out of my mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers (Ephesians 4:29).  Life is in the power of the tongue, so today I will communicate like the true conqueror that I am, expressing myself to God and to the people around me.  My words will put me over in all the affairs of life today: living truly, speaking truly, finding victory through vocabulary.  Today I will win this round of the game of life, and today I will live in the now!

 

Father, grant me the courage to effectively express myself today.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

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