Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)
What goes on in our lives can be traced back to what is in our hearts. Jesus is in the heart transformation business! When we let Him into our hearts, He will mold and shape us from the inside out, He will radically change our hearts so we can receive and become instruments of His grace and goodness in every area of life.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Galatians 5:1 (KJV)
Jesus has once and for all set us free from the bondage of living under the law. The liberty of Jesus’ finished works enables us to live freely as children of God: redeemed, healed, delivered, forgiven, and recipients of the unmerited favor and blessings our Father wants to bestow upon us.
“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God.
Ezekiel 16:8 (NKJV)
God’s love and grace covers our nakedness—our shortcomings and failures, and we can stand boldly in His presence free from shame, guilt and condemnation. The covenant we have with God makes us His forever, and so all that the Father has is available to us as His sons and daughters.
[He has also appropriated and acknowledged us as His by] putting His seal upon us and giving us His [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee [of the fulfillment of His promise].
2 Corinthians 1:22 (AMP)
The Holy Spirit is God’s security deposit! This means it is actually the Holy Spirit’s job to guarantee that God’s purposes for our lives will come to pass. And so what is required of us is that we learn to live lives of complete dependence on Him where we no longer rely on our own efforts and performance, but we trust the unfailing working of the Spirit of grace in us.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Psalm 68:19 (KJV)
We can expect to be loaded with the benefits of salvation every day. In Christ God’s unmerited favor has been made available to us, and so we can always live in confident expectation that something good is going to happen regardless of any circumstances or conditions. The benefits of salvation include healing, deliverance, peace of mind and heart, and all of our needs being supplied abundantly.
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6 (KJV)
Supernatural breakthroughs in our lives happen, not because of our might or effort, but because of our dependence and reliance upon the Holy Spirit who is the spirit of grace. The more we trust His leading and His guiding, knowing He is always working on our behalf, the more will we find ourselves walking into the manifestations of God’s unmerited favor.
What shall we say then to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 (KJV)
Knowing that God is for us gives us a confidence and an assurance that, no matter the situation, victory has already been made available. We can now move forward with boldness, fully expectant that we will see the goodness of God showing up in our lives. There is not an obstacle in the world that can stop a Believer who knows their right standing with God as a result of the finished works of Jesus Christ!