I want to share with you today a devotion from Sheri Rose Sheperd. It speaks to the lessons the Lord has been showing me these last 65 days. I pray that it touches your heart.
His Truth Sets Us Free!You do not have to let others’ hurtful words define you anymore. Those who spoke them did not give their lives, as Jesus did, to prove your worth. Many of us have experienced spiritual identity theft. We’ve lost our confidence in who we are in Christ, and we feel worthless or wounded by someone’s words. Others of us hold in our hearts a false identity. We believe a lie about ourselves, and that lie defines us I know hurtful words don’t go away effortlessly but healing can happen and as hard as it is to fight those lies, it is even harder to watch our daughters and granddaughters walk in the same lies we do.Today’s 4 Freedom Life Choices1. Speak the Truth…. Whenever a lie is spoken to you or enters your mind, speak this phrase to yourself out loud: “That is a lie. The truth is . . .” Then say the truth out loud so your mind will hear your mouth. For example, if someone speaks a hurtful word to you, then speak to yourself out loud: “That is a lie. The truth is, my worth is not in what anyone else says about me. I will not allow someone’s hurtful words to define me any longer.”2. Fast off Lies… Try a seven-day fast by not speaking anything negative about yourself or repeating any lies that have been spoken over you or about you. If possible, ask a friend to hold you accountable to speak only truth.3. Read the truth…. Read these Scriptures that speak to the truth, which is that you are…. – chosen by God (1 Pet. 2:9) – a new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) – trophy of His grace (Eph. 2:8) – His Beloved Bride (Ps. 45:11)4 .Write the truth…. Take one of the Scriptures above that speaks to your heart and write it down, personalizing it with your name. Put it in a beautiful frame and place it somewhere you can see it.Let me pray for you… I pray in Jesus’ name that you find the truth of who you are in Christ. I pray that you will have to stop looking to a man or other women to define your worth. I pray that you will begin to crave God’s Word more than man’s words of affirmation. May you find the truth you’re longing for and the key to unlock and release the lies inside of your soul. In Jesus Name, Amen
The video lesson that goes with this devotion is here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qalF590sHj4&feature=youtu.be