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Running The Race As A Winner – Day Eighteen

I Value my adoption – loving, honoring, and obeying my father;
And Yeshua my Savior, my Lord, and my Brother;
My Kinsman redeemer who cares for me.
I will demonstrate love to this Royal Family, to which by his grace I belong.
Father, humble me and make me your own true child.

We have been adopted by the Father and are of the seed of Abraham. We are children of the promise by faith. We are positionally a royal family member; therefore, we walk worthy of our calling with all discernment and gentleness; and with tolerance accepting one another in love.

Knowing Yeshua compels love; it is the result of knowing the One whose name is Love.

We love God with every emotion available to us, with every breath we take, with every thought; and we love him as mighty, as strong, and as intently as we are able to.

In loving Yeshua we love ourselves because he loves us; and we love others because he loves them – because we understand how precious and dear every individual is to our Father. This is the complement of love, that our self-interest grows to include God and others with an awareness of “being” in relation to the family of God. The total of our personality finds expression. We are integrated with the Love of God and that love finds its fulfillment in its expression to others.

As winners in the race we have a mindset toward comforting love, affection, and mercy in the Spirit; and we are aware of our place in the body along with the equal importance of every other member of the body. We regulate our actions for the good of the whole with the spirit of co-operation.

Prayer: Lord, you are Love. You are the love of my life. I commit my will to you and your love flows through me like rivers of living water. I have not always known how to love or why I should love. The world has a counterfeit love that I have often confused with real love. I will practice the love which my position in you makes me capable of and I will rely on your love to take over where my practice is faulty. Thank you, Love. And blessed be the name of the Lord God from this time forth and forevermore.

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Running The Race As A Winner – Day Sixteen

My constant concern must be
To deliberately perform well.
I must conduct myself in such a way
As to glorify my father.

Faith is a product of grace; the material and evidence of our unseen hopes created from promises God made to us. Mashiach/Christ is the one who our faith comes from and he is the only one who can strengthen and work it to perfection. We are his well-done, completed production; therefore, we function correctly.

In the beginning God created us faultless. However; through our disobedience since the beginning we are dead (separated from God) in our transgressions and failings. But God, rich in mercy, great in love; by grace made us alive in Christ, which united us again with our Creator.

We are his workmanship: the product of his effort. Created unto good works, we are not repaired with old parts, but given new parts that are working right and made into a good man in good working condition. God takes the dim eyes and gives them clear sight, the ears that are heavy and gives them hearing; the slow tongue, he gives words to utter.

When the gears get dirty, we wash them in the water of the Word and oil them with Rauch Ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit. When they wind down, we plug them into the power source – The Light of the world.

Prayer: O Lord, from you comes every good and perfect gift. In you there is no shadow of turning. You are consistent in all your ways. You have brought me forth by the word of truth that I might be among the kind of first-fruits of your creatures. For this reason, Lord, you will direct me into and through the perfect law of liberty, so I am working well to demonstrate your attributes to the world.

Running The Race As A Winner -Day Sixteen

My constant concern must be
To deliberately perform well.
I must conduct myself in such a way
As to glorify my father.

Faith is a product of grace; the material and evidence of our unseen hopes created from promises God made to us. Mashiach/Christ is the one who our faith comes from and he is the only one who can strengthen and work it to perfection. We are his well-done, completed production; therefore, we function correctly.

In the beginning God created us faultless. However; through our disobedience since the beginning we are dead (separated from God) in our transgressions and failings. But God, rich in mercy, great in love; by grace made us alive in Christ, which united us again with our Creator.

We are his workmanship: the product of his effort. Created unto good works, we are not repaired with old parts, but given new parts that are working right and made into a good man in good working condition. God takes the dim eyes and gives them clear sight, the ears that are heavy and gives them hearing; the slow tongue, he gives words to utter.

When the gears get dirty, we wash them in the water of the Word and oil them with Rauch Ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit. When they wind down, we plug them into the power source – The Light of the world.

Prayer: O Lord, from you comes every good and perfect gift. In you there is no shadow of turning. You are consistent in all your ways. You have brought me forth by the word of truth that I might be among the kind of first-fruits of your creatures. For this reason, Lord, you will direct me into and through the perfect law of liberty, so I am working well to demonstrate your attributes to the world.

Running The Race As A Winner – Day Fifteen

As I do the will of God,
Jesus is my Brother and I am a branch;
Identifying with the vine,
Living by the Royal family Code.

A search of the scriptures reveals 13 words for love -a  passionate, spiritual, emotional attachment that reflects the high regard one has for another person; a gentle and solicitous feeling.

To list all these words here would be pointless, but their meanings will help us understand the immeasurable power love has in the life that seeks to honor Mashiach/Christ.

These are the meanings:
1.         Spiritual and sexual affection
2.         Tender friendship
3.         To have pleasure or delight in (admiration)
4.         Desire
5.         Amorous words (very lovely, etc.)
6.         To Caress
7.         To have compassion, mercy,
8.         Benevolence
9.         Brotherly bond
10.       Fondness for mankind
11.       A husband and wife being a friend to each other
12.       Fondness for one’s children – Warm instinctive affection (has to do with choice or preference)
13.       An inclination to preform acts of kindness and to love in a social or moral sense (denotes the love of esteem, embracing the judgment and deliberate assent of the will as a matter of principle, duty, or propriety).

All the above are love; all are the same action verb described in I Corinthians 13 – the Royal Family Code. All, whether from a social or moral sense, love for brother/sister, husband/wife, one’s child; whether it is love from choice or preference; love for a friend, or love between God and man – all are patient, kind, not fearful about loss of position or affection, not boastful or self-important, polite, puts the loved one first, forgives eagerly, encouraging, supportive, optimistic, and consistent. This love is produced by the Rauch Ha Kodesh/ the Spirit of God and fulfills the law. It is alluring, enduring, faithful, and sure.

As we run the race with our eyes on Love we take on the qualities of love. We see Love in action and Rauch Ha Kodesh produces love in our lives.

Prayer: Lord, you who are perfect love, teach me to love. You are planting the seeds in my heart as I seek to obey you. You water them with the water of your word. Your spirit breathes life into the flames of my love so it burns brightly. The love that flows through my life will take root in the dirt of the world and produce the fruit of the Spirit, returning beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for sorrow, and the covering of praise for the spirit of heaviness. Then I will be a tree of righteousness that you have planted (you who are the root of the tree) and you will be glorified.

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Running The Race As A Winner – chapter Thirteen

I Peter 2:5
Ephesians 2:19-22

With a parent entirely wise and good,
And my position permanently assured,
I abide with absolute security and stability
In the family of God.

God spoke to Abraham and told him to leave his father’s house and go to a land that he would show him. Abraham’s father and his father’s house left for Cannon, not directly across the wasteland but up through what is now Turkey where they lived until his father died. Abraham missed the mark on two counts: he didn’t leave his father’s house, he took it with him, and he failed to go directly to Cannon. When he was seventy-five years old he left Turkey for Cannon but when life got hard because of famine, he went to Egypt where he lied and risked Sarah to ensure his own safety. God blessed him in spite of his breakdown and for a time Abraham walked close to God. But he nose-dived again when he tried to accomplish God’s purpose with his own plan for a son. Again he lived in partnership with God for a time, and again missed the mark of perfection when he lied to Abimelech about Sarah to save his own neck.

The Accuser would say,”He’s worthless. He disobeys, procrastinates, and stumbles at every turn. What good is he?” But God’s Word says, “Abraham believed God and it was accounted unto him for righteousness.

Abraham’s position with God was absolutely secure and stable. He was called blameless looking forward to that city whose builder and maker is God of which we are a part, with our position secure in Christ.

Prayer: Blessed are you, the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Ha Mashiach who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Yeshua. Thank you for the security and stability of my position in Yeshua ha Mashiach, and the confidence that you are working in my life to cause me to become more like you as I study your face in the mirror of your word and match my practice with my position.

Running The Race As a winner – Day twelve

Emotionally involved with the King
In the vicissitudes and victories of his cause in the World
Known by him,
In spite of which he wants me as his friend.  (Psalm 139)

We are in love with the King and he is in love with us, and our personalities inter-penetrate as we live in his world where we have a mutual understanding and shared subjectivity with its own special music and emotional quality.

He is our emotional support system, our sanctuary, source of nourishment and energy, and a point of certainty that is solid and real.

We and the King have committed ourselves to each other. We have chosen to join forces. This kind of love takes courage on our part and unlimited grace on his part. As it made him vulnerable to the death of his only Son, it makes us vulnerable because it requires self-disclosure. We must be willing to know and encounter ourselves. The King has a genuine interest in our private worlds. In an atmosphere of respect and acceptance we are involved in his viewpoints, passions, and responses – his pain and anger, his joy and happiness. We are attentive to what he has to say and are confident in his concern about what we have to say. Our King and “I” communicate to each other the full range of our mental and emotional worlds: love, joy, excitement, perceptions, and thoughts.

Prayer: I will praise you with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praise to you. And praise your name for your loving kindness and your truth; for you have magnified your Word above all your name. In the day that I cried out to you, you answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. Search me O God and know my heart. My soul delights in you. And blessed be the name of the Lord God from this time forth and forevermore.

Running The Race As A Winner – Day Eleven

Ephesians 5:8, 17, 18

Filled with the Spirit,
I develop a deep acquaintance with Yeshua,
My God and my Savior –
Practically applying the truth.

Born in the flesh, we grew without God; separated from him in our desire, action, intent, and purpose. Born of the Spirit and adopted by God we are united with Yeshua and grow closer to the aspiration, accomplishment, purpose, and objective of God as our own craving, accomplishment, determination, and drive are disciplined by Rauch Ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit of God.

When the last trump sounds and this body of flesh joins the spirit of life, united in hope, deed, aim, and goal with the Spirit of God our salvation will be complete. Until that day compliance is the key word. He says, “If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love …that your joy might be full.” We let Rauch Ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit control us so His fruit will germinate and become effective in our lives, then the body of Christ will, with one mouth and one mind exalt the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua Ha Mashiach/Jesus Christ.

Prayer: Lord, you are very great. How precious also are your thoughts to me. You understand my thoughts afar off. You comprehend my path and are acquainted with all my ways. Fill me with your Spirit, Lord. Control my action and manifest your gifts in me.