In a recent counseling session, the topic came up again: We need to set our mind on the Spirit, which is life and peace (Rom. 8:6). A helpful summary of the grace and truth realities is Victor Matthews’ article Daily Affirmation of Faith:
Today I deliberately choose to submit myself fully to God as He has made Himself known to me through the Holy Scriptures which I honestly accept as the only inspired, infallible, authoritative standard for all of life and practice. In this day I will not judge God, His work, myself or others on the basis of feelings or circumstances. In particular–I recognize by faith:
1. That the triune God is worthy of all honor, praise, and worship as the Creator, Sustainer, and End of all things. As my Creator I confess that God made me for Himself. In this day I therefore choose to live for Him (Rev. 5:9,10; Isa. 43:1, 7, 21; Rev. 4:11).
2. That God loved me and chose me in Christ before time began.
3. (Eph. 1:1-7). That God has proven His love to me in sending His Son to die in my place, whereby every provision has already been made for my past, present, and future needs through His representative work whereby I have been quickened, raised, seated with Christ in the heavenlies and anointed with the Holy Spirit (Rom. 5:6-11; 8:28-39; Phil. 1:6; 4:6, 7, 13, 19; Eph. 1:3; 2:5, 6; Acts 2:1-4, 33).
Continued… Here is the full article: Daily Affirmation of Faith