“If you are in Christ, then so are all your circumstances.” –Graham Cooke
That sentence right there is enough to make your head explode. You're in Christ. So that means your financial problems, your relational problems, your addiction, your depression, your fear, your anxiety, your self-hatred, your pain, your past—they've not only been paid for, they've been crucified. That's right, they no longer exist. They're DEAD.
Which means, we have to stop resurrecting them and trying to disciple a dead person. We, dear friends, are NEW CREATIONS.
I had the wonderful privilege of speaking at a conference this weekend with my adopted father, the one and only, Mr. Graham Cooke. In fact, my son Moses GRAE Lionheart is named after him. (As you can see, he likes Gumpa and TT cuddles!) No one carries the message Graham carries. No one has the revelation of how freaking good God really is. And if you hear one sermon or read one book, you've got to have more. Why? Because it's the Jesus you've always longed for—the Jesus you think is too good to be true.
But He IS true.
“Your circumstance is about the STANCE that you take before God in your present situation. In terms of what you’re facing, what is it that God is saying to you? Is the situation more important, or the promise He's made? When you learn how to hold onto the promises God has made you, how to pray into those promises, you learn how to make war over everything negative in your thinking. We make war on any thought that comes against the promises. You cannot and will not coexist with negativity. You cannot coexist with your old man and new man in the same space. You’ve got to think and see differently. And you certainly need to speak differently.” –Graham Cooke
What do I suggest? Listen to this podcast, and you will crave more.
And if you live close and REALLY crave more, come a hang out at this.