Winter Is Past Part 2 - You, O God, are my salvation. No matter the circumstances, You are saving me.

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Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

   The word used here for “confession” in the Greek is homologeo, which is best translated, “to say the same thing, to agree.” It is often translated “profess” or “confess.” We often think of confession as admitting we did something wrong, but here we are going to think of confession as admitting the truth of God’s Word. We put ourselves in agreement with the Word of God and apply the Word to our situation.

    If you read my last post, you may have written down your struggles and investigated what the Lord says in His Word with regard to them.  Did you then take it to the next step and put yourself in agreement with the Word? If you did, great! You “confessed” the Word over your life! If you did not, consider going back and doing so now! Confessing the Word over our lives is a daily habit that we need to cultivate. I don’t know about you, but it is not something I think to do regularly. But if we would do it - if we would read the Word of the Lord, put ourselves in agreement with it, and confess that it applies to us, just imagine how our lives would change! 

    At the time in my life that I was sick and scared, I began to practice daily confession, a practice which I continue today. I purpose to agree with the Lord and what He says about my situation, and then I verbally, aloud, proclaim it - to the Lord, to the situation, to the devil, to myself! Can I admit something a little silly to you? I found that the best time to confess the Word of God is while I get ready for work in the morning, during my shower, brushing my hair and teeth, applying make-up - it’s been during these daily, mundane tasks that the Lord meets me with His truths, and I confess truth back to Him!

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     Find a verse (or verses) of scripture that directly speaks to an illness or situation you are facing today. Rephrase the scripture by putting your name and your problem in place of the pronouns in the verse. For example, if you are struggling with fear, 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind.” Now rephrase it and say, “God, I know that you have not given me the spirit of fear, but I receive your gift of power, love, and a sound mind, in Jesus name!”

Dear God,

I believe in my heart that You are God, and I am grateful that You have made me righteous. I confess aloud with my mouth that You raised Jesus from the dead, and I claim Your salvation. You have saved my soul from hell, and You daily save my life from death and destruction. So in faith I declare, “You, O God, are my salvation. No matter the circumstances, You are saving me.”