BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay

Read – John 1:1-18

Scripture: “I AM the Lord your God, I do not change (Malachi 3:6).”

Denial: “My identity will never change.”

Affirmation: “My spirit is wholeness. My soul is healing. My body is manifesting that health.”

I AM is always permanent because it speaks of us as spiritual beings. The I AM is that spiritual part of us that is, always has been, and forever will be. Spirit is everlasting and is not limited to form, time, or space. Our spirits take on forms called bodies. When the Spirit leaves the body, it continues to be, because it is permanent.

Because I AM is permanent, it is essential that we never attach the words, I AM, to anything that is not permanent. We are never to associate the words I AM, with anything that is not eternal.

For example, many people say, I am sick, to describe the feelings of discomfort or pain that they may be experiencing. They also use the words, I am sick, to express a diagnosis or prognosis that they have received from a doctor.

In reality, the I AM is not sick. God is not sick and has never been sick, nor is the I AM of our being sick. It is better to say that I feel sick because feelings are temporary. Feelings fade. Saying I feel sick reminds us that this is not a permanent condition but a temporary experience.

Describing sickness as a feeling renews our minds about the truth that I AM health, and this sickness did not come to stay, it is just passing through our bodies.

Reflection Question: What are the things in your life that are permanent?

Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.

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