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Jeremiah 1:5 God at the Center: When We Stand With Christ, We are Given Authority

Jeremiah 1:5
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."

Who in here is ready for a radical change in your life? Are you tired of standing on the sidelines and asking God to put you into the game of life? Well, today’s scripture lets us know that God has already given us a starting position, but it is up to us to do the following:

  1. Believe in our abilities and gifts

  2. Put in the Work 

  3. Come everyday to play to the best of our ability 

Today marks the beginning of the Lenten Season and God wants us to understand the following truths:

When we make God the Center of our lives…

  1. We are set apart

  2. We will be appointed to be a prophet

  3. We will activate our purpose

In addition, to these truths God wants to give us authority over our lives, and authority to do His work here on earth. Before God can trust us to handle the work of the Lord, He invites us to make Him the center of our lives. The key word here is “invite” which means we have to make the choice and commitment to be in covenant with God, but more importantly open our hearts for His love. God wants to be interwoven into every aspect of lives because God is embedded in our DNA and nervous system….traveling through our blood...God is our true essence. God wants us to exist only for Him and His mission.

Consider the following:
Are you walking in your God-given purpose and using your gifts to bring forth God’s Word? Has fear, shame, or doubt gotten in the way of you being able to walk with authority? God wants to remind us during this season that He can turn a “test” into a “testimony” and a “mess” into a “message” and that everyone and everything can be used for his glory. We are all called to be disciples and today God is putting us to the test. Are you ready? In the following weeks leading up to Easter, we are going to explore the areas of our lives that God wants to give us authority over:

Authority over Health

Authority over Relationships

Authority over Finances

Authority over your Purpose

Here are short prayers that you can pray everyday pertaining to these areas: 

God, please give me authority over my health. I bind up every disease, illness, or pain in my body. I cover my health with your blood. I believe that all things will be healed in your name.

God, please give me authority over my relationships. I bind up every generational curse, unforgiveness, and abuse in my body. I cover my relationships with your blood. I believe that all things will be renewed, healed, and united in your name.

God, please give me authority over my finances. I bind up every debt, area of lack, and negative mindset. I cover my finances with your blood. I believe that things will be restored and multiplied in your name.

God, please give me authority over my purpose. I bind up every false idol, fear, or doubt. I cover my purpose with your blood. I believe that my purpose will be revealed to me and activated to do your work in your name. 

God, I believe in your power and I know that with your will I can walk on water. 

In your name I pray. Amen.

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