Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Secret of Power Living (Identify With Your True Self)

We always identify ourselves with our physical body. When our body is sick, we say we are sick. When our body is healthy and we are happy, we say we are happy and in the best of health. We function as though we only have body and soul in us. And as the soul takes the driver seat in our lives, we become emotionally high strung, victims of the prevailing moods of our emotions.

The Bible said, we were created in the image and likeness of God. And that image and likeness is the spirit and not the soul nor the body. The problem was, our spirit died when our first parents fell into sin. And the death of the spirit of man and the accompanying curses meted out to our first parents have been the bane of mankind ever since. We all have been born in the state of depravity.

But Jesus Christ redeemed us from these tragedies. Acceptance of Him as our Lord and savior enables the Holy Spirit to revive our long dead spirit. Now, the secret of power living is identifying with the spirit and not with the soul or body. Let the spirit take its reign over our lives and align our will with the will of the Father and we will see wonders unfold in our lives one after another.

First of all, we must concentrate on God's unwavering love for us. We claim the full benefits of Calvary. We must remember that we are co-heirs with Jesus Christ in the kingdom of heaven. The holiness and righteousness of Jesus Christ were imputed upon us when we were born again. And we are seated with Christ at the right hand of the Father. Whatever we ask in the name of Jesus, in agreement with the will of the Father, and through the ministry of the Holy Spirit, that we shall receive.

Nothing is impossible with God. So let us start to identify with our spirit and enjoy the benefits of power living. I am a living witness to this. I have been terribly sick for more than two decades now, and I always claim health instead of sickness. And I am well and able today, praise God. I have been retired from active work for so many years now, but God had supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. In all of these, all I can say is TO GOD BE THE GLORY now and forevermore.

Tags: God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Power Living, True Self, Spirit, Body, Soul

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla


Pia said...

great testimony, bro. you're in my prayers... you and your family. God bless you now and always.

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Very true Mel.No matter what the circumstances,we should not let go of our spirit.It's what gives us hope and life.You are a true testimony to that fact my friend.

May God Bless You and your family always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Pia,
Thanks so much for your inspiring words. You're always in my prayers too. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Yes, we must focus more on our spirit than on our body and soul. Man is more than this body and our soul. Thanks for your visit and nice comments. God bless you and your loved ones my friend.

krystyna said...

Hi Mel!
Nothing is impossible with God.
Sometimes our life is devastete and we can easly think - "God, why did this happen to us? We are doing aur best to serve You?".

Instead of being negative and running away from God, it is better run to God. God is loving God and we must believe that God wants good things for His people.
God's plan for our life is much bigger and much greater than we can imagine.
When we go through difficult times we must keep a good attitude that all things in our life will work for our good. God use even that time to prepare us for better things.
God bless you and your family!

krystyna said...

The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"

ester's raptured dreams said...

I sometimes question myself how can I keep his words in my heart every minute of my life, when there are so many temptations around that always made me forget his words that keeps me in peace. Only to realize after, that what I said, did and listen to, are not what he wanted me to say, do and listen to. I am a sinner and he always forgive me

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Krystyna,
Words of wisdom from a Christian giant. The Lord has granted you wisdom to know His ways. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Ester,
It takes tremendous humility for us to admit that we are sinners. But we are all sinners who have been ransomed by the Lord. I do not know if you are already born again. Being born again does not mean you have to repudiate your religion. Just accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and savior and surrender your life to Him. And He will give you rest from all your weariness and the assurance of eternal life with Him. We will still be tempted but God will give us the strength to say no to sin. I will pray for you sister, God bless you and your family always.

Noushy Syah said...

God is the Creator of this universe,heaven,hell and everything..everything is on him.THus to God Be The Glory.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Noushy,
Yes, I agree with you 100% my friend. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. Thanks for your comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

tin-tin said...

i hope you'll be okay already. God bless :)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tintin,
Thanks for your concern. God bless.

This Makes My Day said...

Hi Mel,

Wonderful post, I'm very glad to hear that you are now well again due to your faith in God and with the power of God. God bless you too!

Thank you for your visit to my blog and for the comment. I hope will be able to visit eachothers blogs frequently.
I think that you couldn't see the video because you don't have Adobe flashplayer. Can you see videos from youtube without problems? It can also be the connection.
Well, I hope you can see it some day because it's very beautiful.

God bless you!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi This Makes My Day,
Thanks too for your visit to my blog and for your wonderful comments. Yes, I will be returning to your blog to read your other articles. I will be linking you with my other blog- K.I.S.S.- Keep It Short and Simple. I hope you do the same with mine. God bless.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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