DEVOTIONS WITH REV. KEN ESEKHAIGBE
MARCH 22ND 2017
Topic: THE IMAGE WITHIN
When a man gets born again, his physical being remains the same; however there is a new man that is born within which is the spirit man and this becomes the source of the true image of that man. Before you came to Jesus, certain things may have been said concerning you that might have affected your self esteem or the way you see yourself but all that changes when you receive the life of God. It is however still noticed that there are Christians who have a low self esteem and negative self image. This is so because they see the wrong image of themselves.
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There is a way God sees you and that is how He wants you to see yourself. Some people, because of what people have said about them, and situations they have been through have created a low self image of who they are forgetting who God has made them to be. No matter what your physical situation may be, never let it make you forget who you are on the inside.
Like our opening scripture indicates, “…though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” Seeing the right image of yourself and walking in the consciousness inspires your faith to be activated causing you to be victorious. A man who already sees himself as a failure, even though God has called Him a success, he can hardly become one. The bible says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” Prov 23:7.
The reason many see the wrong image is that they are using the wrong mirror. The perfect mirror that shows you your true and perfect reflection is the word of God. 2Corinthians 3:18 says “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.” As you look at yourself through the mirror of Gods word, the bible says you begin to see the perfect reflection of the man within and as this happens, it causes your whole life to conform to this image you see.
This invariably means that as you begin to see the image of yourself in the word that shows you that you are more than a conqueror, you have a sound mind, you have overcome the world, your whole life will begin to turn in that direction even if in time past the world have called you a failure, as you keep your focus on this true picture of you, and continue to address yourself by it, your situation will be changed physically to conform to who you truly are, the man within.
This man within cannot fail, he is above the powers of darkness, he is bigger than any circumstance the world throws his way and the man within is the real you, do not be carried away by the weaknesses of the outward man. The image within is your true reflection, your true picture and the mirror through which you see this image continually is the word of God. Have a great day.
SCRIPTURAL REF: 2CORINTHIANS 4:18
PRAYER: Lord I see myself in the light of your word, I submit and agree only with who and what you have called me. I am a victor, more than a conqueror everyday in life as I walk in the consciousness of the man within. Amen.