Original Me Daily Exercise!

In just a few minutes daily you can transform (reprogram) the image you have of yourself into the image He created you with (His image)!

 Love Never Fails - I Corinthians 13:4-13

 

Read through this message in the examples below every day (or as often as you choose).

Read it out loud. Read it so you can hear yourself saying the words. Read it with your heart, not just your eyes! 

Read it twice.
The first time read it and substitute "God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) is" instead of "Love is" before each separate thought.

The second time read it and substitute "I am" or "I" instead of "Love is" before each separate thought.

For example:
#1
God is patient and kind
God rejoices in truth
God believes the best in others 
God always protects, always hopes, faithfully endures
God is never envious or prideful
God is not self-glorifying
God does not become easily angered
God keeps no record of wrongs
God never fails
#2
I am patient and kind
I rejoice in truth
I believe the best in others
I always protect, always hope, faithfully endure
I am never envious or prideful
I am not self-glorifying
I do not become easily angered
I keep no record of wrongs

I with God/Love in Me never fails, I without Him fail.

Original Me is You + God as One. Because God/Love is in Me, ALL things are possible! #2 is true because God (Father, Son, Spirit) is in you. Only in your Oneness with God is this true. If your experience is you without Him, then it is not true - it is only true with You and Him being One! Oneness with God is given by Him, not earned by you (religion). Our only response is to let Him be Himself in us, which starts with letting Him love us. Love is the power! You can receive Him/Love because He has already given Himself to you. The Father, Son and Spirit are in you because they are never separated. They are ONE. And we are ONE with Him. What is true about Jesus is ultimately true about you! He is our righteousness! He is your true identity! He is your Original Me!

If #2 feels uncomfortable to you, it is OK to understand that this may not be your past or current experience, but it can be! Your Original Me can... because it is who you really are. For many (probably most) our Original Me is not what we have experienced so far in this life? OK, we can deal with that because you have His power to change your understanding of your life - you can grow in who you really are. Until such time that you are living fully in who you really are, you can remind yourself daily until it becomes your experience.

If you need some time to adjust to this truth of who you are, you can substitute "God in me" for "I am." See if that feels easier to believe to be true? Either way, the real you is Him in you (you and Him) coauthoring your life as His Spirit offers love, truth and life to you!

There are two Biblical truths underlying this exercise of your Original Me.

  • The first is that God is Love (1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16- “God is fundamentally and essentially LOVE: not merely is loving.” - Jamieson, Fausset, Brown Commentary 
  • The second is that We are One with God through an intimate relationship with Jesus. We are invited into Him (Him in us). The question that everyone must answer is, "do I recognize/believe that Love/Jesus loves me and that He has already forgiven me and received me into His life/heart/spirit?" (see book of John)
    Some may say this is impossible, but all things are possible with Him - Matthew 19:26!

    If the God of the universe created me to live in me, what does that look like and feel like?

    Begin (or continue) your Original Me journey in this moment, and each time as you do this exercise!