Because I am wonderfully and fearfully made in the image and likeness of God, I will live my life according to God’s will for me and so I declare:
1). Today I begin a new life by replacing my bad habits with good ones, for I now know I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.
2). I have begun my new life by greeting each day with love in my heart, because I am now transformed by the renewing of my mind.
3). I will persist until I succeed at my new life's growth, for I know that if I ask often enough it will be given me, if I seek diligently, I will find, if I knock with persistence, all doors will be opened unto me.
4). I will reach my goals in life because I am God's greatest miracle and greater is Jesus Christ that is in me than the evil that is in the world.
5). Therefore, boldly I will live this day as if it were my last with the confidence that all things will work together for my good because I love God and I'm called according to His purpose.
6). I will stay mindful that success requires that I must be master of my emotions and this will be accomplished through my remembering that I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ who loves me.
7). Armed with my new life in Christ, the weapon of love, the force of persistence, the confidence of being God's miracle, the freedom of living each day as if it were my last, and the discipline of being master of my emotions, I will laugh at the world for I now know that if I submit myself unto God and resist the devil he will flee from me.
8). No longer will I be a slave to fear, pride and doubt, but I will multiply my value one hundred-fold and be a leader of men. I will stay mindful to acknowledge God and He will direct my path.
9). Acknowledging God puts my faith into action and I will act now for I know that "faith without works is dead."
10). To be a true success is a gift from God, therefore I will remember to seek His guidance, and I will trust in The Lord with all my heart and lean not unto my own understanding.
Holy Spirit, fill me with your rushing wind and tongue of fire to fulfil the purpose of my life on earth in Jesus Name. Amen.
Jesus teachings and commands for the response of disciples over the law is amazing. Kingdom characters are built at the upper chambers of law and making the law to be at the lower chamber. ‘How’?
Jesus refers to what the law says on this subject and the warning against the breaking ot oaths but Jesus warned that we must not swear to any oath at all, ‘why’? because every oath consciously or unconsciously entered into eventually put one in bondage.
The 6th and 7th commandments say; thou shall not murder and thou shall not commit adultery. But sinners have escape root because the emphasis is on physical termination of lives with gun or any dangerous weapon, whilst judgement can only be meted out on anyone caught in the unholy act of infidelity. Our Lord’s teachings on the Mount uncover the root of all murder and how many have committed murder from their heart without gun and weapons.
Jesus teachings on the Mount provided the perfect summary of the law to one single command "LOVE". Jesus Himself fulfilled the law as he lived up to all that he taught and thus was the only one to fulfil and to be what the Old Testament taught and prophesised. He also demonstrated the LOVE of His Father by given His own life as a ransom to redeem humanity from eternal damnation. (SACRIFICIAL LOVE)
What does it means to be the salt and the light of this world? Salt is a sweetener and preservatory materials often use to preserve food and perishable things in history even before the invention of refrigeration. Also the light was an agent of the WORD of GOD released from the begining to subdue darkness at the inception of creation. Jesus is the WORD and the LIGHT. (John 1:1-5)
THE CHURCH is God’s Kingdom on earth. God led Matthew to preserve Christ's Sermon on the Mount to teach us the essence of Christian life and the Church.