B - Believing about God?
O - Original Design
L - Love (God, myself and others)
D - Declare
Week 1: What do I believe about God?
Do I know who He is? Does my life reflect my belief in God?
If I am to live boldly, I need to know who God is.
“What you think about God is the most important thing about you.” A.W. Tozer
Week 2: Original Design = Who am I in Christ.
1. I am designed by God. It’s His body and He calls it good. Genesis 1:31 “God looked over all that He had created and said it was very good.”
Good = Meod in Hebrew means muchness good;abundant
God says you are VERY GOOD!
Who I am in Christ:
I am God’s child (John 1:12).
I have been justified (Romans 5:1).
I am Christ’s friend (John 15:15).
I belong to God (1 Corinthians 6:20).
I am a member of Christ’s Body (1 Corinthians 12:27).
I am assured all things work together for good (Romans 8:28) .
I have been established, anointed and sealed by God (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).
I am confident that God will perfect the work He has begun in me (Philippians 1:6).
I am a citizen of heaven (Philippians 3:20).
Who I am in Christ pdf (more declarations)
2. You were created ON purpose, FOR a purpose.
We were created by God in our mother’s womb (Psalm 139). “Our existence is not a random act occurrence without rhyme or reason, but the intentional, deliberate action by the same powerful God who existed before anything else.” Chrystie Cole Body Matters
You are created for good works (2 Tim. 2:21; Ephesians 2:10). You are created to give Him glory. “Our bodies are not just our own outward personal expression to the world; they are instruments God intends to use to accomplish His purpose and to bring Him glory.” Chrystie Cole Body Matters
Week 3: Love - because He loves me, I can love myself and those around me. If we cannot love how He has created us, how can we extend this love to others? This isn’t a selfish “all about me” love. It’s believing that God loves you and how He created you. He didn’t create two of you, only one and He said you are meod= very good. The enemy wants us to believe the lie that we are not loved. The enemy wants us to hate, rate, mistreat, neglect, compare, worship and abuse ourselves. God wants us to give Him thanks for how He created us for His purposes! It’s hard to love others with His love when we don’t love ourselves and how He created us. “If God loves and accepts you as a sinner, how can you do less? You can never be other than who you are until you are willing to embrace the reality of who you are. Only then can you truly become who you are most deeply called to be.” David Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself Week 4: Declare it! Because I know who He is and who I am in Him, I can live boldly. Let go of the lies that are holding you back from living in freedom. BE CONFETTI for His kingdom. When a confetti popper is pulled, the confetti doesn’t land in one spot, it goes EVERYWHERE. Let God’s goodness and who He created you to explode out and onto those around you. People are dying to live this way but do not know how to do it. Go and share this goodness. Matthew 28:28-30 are my favorite verses in Scripture, Jesus’ last words to His disciples, these words are for you and for me. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Here is what I do NOT want you to hear:
You have to be perfect. We are all practicing together. This is our spiritual growth. People want leaders who are real and vulnerable. They want leaders who are in it with them.
God is with you! You are not alone, He promises He is with you “until the very end of the age.” He is alongside you, cheering you on as you declare who He is and who we are in Him.
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