I. Who are you? The Word of God says in part, "for as he thinks in his heart, so is he;" - Proverbs 23:7. So in light of this verse you are who you think you are.

Years ago man did not think that they could break the 4-minute mile mark running, until one day in 1954 a man by the name of by Roger Bannister did it in 3'59.4". The 'four minute barrier' has since been broken by many male athletes, and is now the standard of all professional middle distance runners. In the last 50 years the mile record has been lowered by almost 17 seconds. So once the barrier thought to be impossible was overcome, it was not a problem for others to follow suit in breaking the 4-minute mile mark.

II. How Do You See Yourself? We have to see ourselves as God sees us. Look into the Word of God and see who He says you are and what you can do. Be in agreement with the Word of God. Declare daily who you are according to God's Word.

III. Ponder What The Word of God says about Who You Are until you have an Understanding of Who You Are.  In the parable of the sower it says, "When anyone hears the Word of the kingdom and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and catches away that which was sown in his heart." - Matthew 13:19. Therefore, understanding is important to you coming to a realization of Who You Are. An example of this would be like if someone came to you and told you that your name was something other than what your name is currently. Because you have an understanding of what your name is and you know that you know what your name is and nothing can convince you otherwise. This is how you need to know what the Word of God says of Who You Are. In that way the enemy cannot take the knowledge away from you and it will get in your heart and be established.

IV. How Does it Get Into Your Heart?  When we have an understanding of the Word that is when the seed is planted in the soil of our heart. As we continue to ponder the Word and declare it with our mouth, it waters the seed in our heart. And then one day, the seed matures into fruition. Then we know that we know that we know, and no devil will be able to steal it away. (See the parable of the Sower found in Matthew 13:3-9, 18-23)

V. GOD is For You and Desires you know Who You Are The whole chapter 15 in the Book of John declares how God desires you to abide in Him and He will abide in you and help you to know the Word of God which will produce fruit in your heart.

Brethren all this can be accomplished by you exercising your faith in God. All things of God are received by a belief that what God says in His Word is true and for you today. Trust Him today and forever, He will not let you down. He will not leave you or forsake you. Indeed you are above and not beneath, you are blessed coming in and going out, you are the head and not the tail. Pursue Him with a passion, He cares for you. And for a final thought here is Psalm 15 in its entirety,

"A Psalm of David. Jehovah, who shall dwell in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell on Your holy hill?  He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; he does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor takes up a reproach against his neighbor; in whose eyes the reprobate is despised, but he honors those who fear Jehovah; he has sworn to his hurt, and does not change it; he has not put out his money at interest, nor has he taken a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things shall not be moved forever."  

The Love of God be shed in all your hearts. With much Love to you all.

Marshall