The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who am I?”

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The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who am I?”

The next building block to our faith which includes the renewing of your mind is knowing who you are. The renewing of the mind is a daily refreshing of the knowledge of God in your life and knowing without a shadow of a doubt that you are never alone, but there is one greater than reigns on the inside of you. The next level is knowing who you are in all of this. Knowing who you are brings about the confidence to face anything in your life with both confidence and assurance that “I will come out victorious.” It’s not about anything that I have accomplished, but what God is accomplishing through my yielded heart and not to try and do this in my strength, but in His alone. It is once again a daily walk in His presence, strengthening my faith in what I cannot see, but what I know in Him.
2 Corinthians 6:18 (NKJV)18 “I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”
Romans 8:14 (NKJV)14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
Galatians 4:7 (NLT)7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
Many people from their childhood have been called… lazy, good for nothing, evil, sad, and many other names that God never called you. It is said in the bible that what we believe of ourselves, we will become. (Proverbs 23:7) But many of us have never heard that we are “Sons and Daughters of God”. If sons, then heirs to the promises of God. We know that Jesus was the son of God, but surely, we couldn’t be sons, as bad as we are. But God never sees us that way. Even in our “mess,” he calls us close to Him by allowing Jesus to die for all of us! (Romans 5:8)
Psalm 103:1-10Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, 4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. 6 The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. 7 He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. 9 He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. 10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
Your soul is referring to your mind, your will, and your emotions. In the midst of confusion and pain in my mind and in my emotions, my will wants to do what it wants to do, instead of what is right. In spite of it all, I will bless the Lord. I will remind myself of who I am.
I am the healed! I am the redeemed! I am crowned with His love and His kindness!I am satisfied with all good things! (my needs, my wants and my desires)And I am His child! I am safe in His arms and in His care!
Jesus came to earth to be our great example of the life that we all should lead. He walked a life of sacrifice, love, compassion, holiness, and determination. He was a man that was tempted just like we are, but His determination to please the Father, more than himself, was the focus of His life. Along with it came great benefits and rewards in spite of the pain and disappointments. Jesus knew who he was as he studied the scriptures and spent time with the Father in prayer and devotion. He realized what He was called to accomplish, and He went about doing good and healing those who were oppressed by the devil. He studied to show himself approved and a workman that needed not to be ashamed, but He rightly divided the Word of Truth. He knew who He was.
We must come to know who we are by reading scripture and spending time in the presence of God. He will reveal to you each day your call and assignment here on earth for the season that you are here. He will show you the power that abides on the inside of you through Jesus Christ. He will teach you to lean on Him instead of yourself and to know you have a helper and a friend that will lead you through every obstacle in your life. He will teach you that you are a “King’s Kid”. You have rights and privileges that only come with being the children of God. You access these rights and privileges by entering into the Kingdom through acceptance of Jesus as your Lord and Savior and walking out your kingdom rights each day, one day at a time. Never allow the “enemy” to cause you to doubt who you are.
You are somebody special!

Next week we’ll be talking about:The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who is Jesus?”

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Sending you my love, Pastor Lynette

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Questions/Comments, email us at info@lifepointecfc.com.
We would love to see your smiling faces. Have an amazingly blessed day!
Executive Pastor Lynette Roberts

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The Building Blocks of Faith – “The Renewing of the Mind”

The Building Blocks of Faith – “The Renewing of the Mind”

The mind is a powerful part of who we are. It is full of the events and memories that we have experienced and learned in the past that have shaped our lives. One thought can switch the mind from being joyful to being sad in only a matter of seconds. The mind is the one place that Satan uses to control and manipulate our lives downward instead of upward. We must learn the tactics of the “enemy” in order to win in the battlefield of our mind.
2 Corinthians 2:11 (NKJV)…lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Every person in the bible was tempted by Satan in some form or fashion to try and stop the plan of God. He uses people and situations and thoughts to “plant a seed” of doubt, fear, anger, disappointment, and so much more. All it takes is a simple “seed” of a word planted in our minds to cause us to go in an opposite direction. We must be trained and built up in the Word of God to give us a firm foundation of what God has said and the building of our faith totally in Him.
The biggest and constant “update” that we must make as Christians, is the renewing of our minds! Stay fresh with the Word of God. Renewing your mind everyday to what God says about you and to you.
Romans 12:2 The Message12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
I enjoyed this translation of Romans 12:1-2. The changes that happen to us are from the inside out! God begins to change our way of thinking by the “renewing of our mind”. Taking the bad habits, thoughts, and memories and replacing them with what God says about us. If we don’t change what we think of ourselves and God, we will continue to have exactly what we have had or worse. God wants to bring the best out of us and develop us into well-formed mature disciples in Christ to bring forth His glory into this world.
1 Peter 2:9 (NKJV)9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
When we begin to see ourselves as “chosen” by God for such a time as this, we will change the way we think of ourselves. God sees us as a royal priesthood. We are already called into the ministry of His Kingdom from the time God breathed into our lungs. God saw us holy even in our mess and dysfunction. We are His own “special” people. Whoever it is that told you that you were no good and worthless, told you a lie from Satan. Satan works hard to cause us not to see what God has placed on the inside of us. A chosen people, a priest called by God and holy through the blood of Jesus!
It’s time to renew our mind from the old ways of thinking, to what God has called us to be. It’s time to say it like God has said it! I am someone special in the eyes of God and that is what truly matters. When Satan has fired his best shot and everything is all said and done, it will be me and God standing!
Jeremiah 1:5“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; Before you were born, I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
What I realized since the beginning of my studies of the Word of God, is that this Word is for me. These are letters designed to speak directly to me and to bring me through the hardest times of my life and to take me to many more joys I have yet to experience. It is there to bring me joy, comfort, and strength. What He has said to one, He has said it to all.
So, take what belongs to you and begin to renew your mind to what God has spoken over your life and not what the world says about you.
It is the beginning of new beginnings!
Join me next week with: The Building Blocks of Faith – “Who Am I?”

If this message has blessed you, please prayerfully consider giving to further assist us as we continue to touch the lives of many people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. (Please use our online giving button above)
Sending you my love, Pastor Lynette

To support this ministry through giving contact us at: Online Giving
Please join us Sunday, 10:00am @The Radisson Hotel & Conference Center1220 1st Ave. Coralville, IA, 52241Come join us with Open prayer – starting at 9:40amChildren’s services are provided (Check-in begins @ 9:40)
Questions/Comments, email us at info@lifepointecfc.com.
We would love to see your smiling faces. Have an amazingly blessed day!
Executive Pastor Lynette RobertsLifePointe Christian Faith Center

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The Building Blocks of Faith – Who is the Holy Spirit?

Where Lives Change – “Where”

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Where Lives Change – “Where”
 
 
After writing this devotional for some time now, I realized that I had a statement on my devotional that no one other than myself or our church really understood. I would dare say that most of our church probably rarely hears it or even knows that it exists.
 
One day I was preparing for a message at our church and praying and seeking direction on what to teach about and how to go about doing it, and God spoke these words to me, “What is LifePointe all about?”. “Why are your doors open?” I instantly said, “Why do You want them to be open, God?” God said, “I want lives to change, and for them to realize that life can begin again and that It is their choice!” With each step that we make toward God, He honors it with joy and encouragement to not quit.
 
Galatians 6:9 New King James Version
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
 
So many times, Satan convinces us that we have done so many bad things that God could never love us. Convincing us that life could never start again with God loving me and supporting me. That is not a truth! The “enemy of our souls” comes to lie to us in our minds and it sinks down into our hearts and convinces us of these negative things about ourselves. But always, God says something totally different. We must know what God says about us in His Word. The truth is God’s mercy endures forever.(Psalm 136:1-9) That nothing can separate us from His love.(Romans 8:38-39) He will never leave us or forsake us.(Hebrews 13:5)
 
It is important to know what God has said about you. It is important to learn and grow and know the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. As a young girl, I knew some things about God, and a little about Jesus, but so much of the Bible I did not know or understand. My growth came when I found my “Where”. The(Local)? Church.
 
Exodus 25:8 NKJV
And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell amongthem.
 
The Church is the place where we change and grow and understand deeper the truths of the Word of God. It is a place to come to meet God and spend time in His presence. TheChurch begins to teach you the basics of Christianity and forming a true and lasting relationship with the Father. It’s where I began to learn about myself and who I was as a child of God and the power that God placed on the inside of me. I received confidence through the Word and the teaching that I heard. I knew then that God was with me always and would never leave me. I was protected, secure in Him, strong and confident in who I was as an individual and God’s daughter. It was extremely cool! From that point on, I never looked back.
 
The world has its own definition of the “Church”, but I have my pastoral experience and my God-given understanding of theChurch.
The world would say taken from the Merriam – Webster Dictionary; 1: a building for public and especially Christian worship. 2: the clergy or officialdom of a religious body.
 
The Church is a place of corporate worship and adoration tothe Father from the saints of God, very true, but so much more. It is a place of equipping and learning for “spiritural warfare” and the fight that is to come each day of our lives. To learn completely who we are as children of the Most High God and how blessed, secure, equipped, and powerful we really are. To come together as a body of believers, to draw strength from one another, and to build each other up in our most holy faith; allowing “iron to sharpen iron” each time we gather together. To leave from the Church equipped, encouraged, full of faith, ready to encounter the enemy with the Word of God in our mouths and standing strong for God each day!
Our “Where” is the Church! It is where we are transformed, molded into the image of Christ, our “spiritual muscles” are built up, our armor is on and we are ready for the “fight” of our lives, literally.
 
The most important lesson we learn in the Church is “WE WIN”. So often we feel defeated, abandoned, scared and unprepared. We learn that, Satan comes to steal, kill and to destroy. He comes to steal the knowledge that God has placed in our hearts from the pages of His Word and to kill the hope and faith onthe inside of us and to eventually destroy any hope that we would have for eternal life with God.
 
So, our “Where” is an important part of our success. If you don’t have a “Where” or a Church today, find one! It is your place of transformation into the best you, you have ever experienced. If we come in “hungry” and looking for the right thing, which is God Himself, you will never be the same again and that is a good thing. If you aren’t changing, it isn’t the right place. If you aren’t challenged in your faith and moving from “faith to faith,” you are not in the right place. Find a church that will compel you to read, study, fellowship, worship, and love like you have never done before!
 
Where is your “Where”? Ask God today and keep searching until you find that right place. It’s where your life is going to change for the better and forever!
 
 
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Pastor Lynette
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