Whispers

“And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!” And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has. We will experience being co-glorified with him provided that we accept his sufferings as our own.”
Romans 8:15-17 TPT

The spirit of religious duty
Has no claim on us
For it cannot make us worthy
To be children of God’s
It can only bind us
To loads we cannot lift
And bury us in graves
For it has no life to give

But now we have received
God’s Spirit of full acceptance
Enfolding each of us
Into the family of God’s essence
We need never feel orphaned
For He rises up within us
With us crying “Beloved Father”
Giving God our true affection

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

I can listen to the voices
Of those who would condemn
The Father of Lies
And the messengers he sends
Or I can turn my ears
To God’s enfolding Holy Spirit
To hear His truth whispers
That I am fully accepted

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

If I examine my self
Thinking to look for sin
There is nothing left to find
For Jesus took it all on Him
And gave me instead
The righteousness of God
So can fit right in
As God’s Beloved Child

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

If I do good works
As a child of God would do
It does not change my position
For no higher can I go
Now I’m a Child of God
Co-heir and one with Christ
Reigning by God’s side
I am with His fullness blessed

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

For we have now received
God’s Spirit of full acceptance
Enfolding each of us
Into the family of God’s essence
We need never feel orphaned
For He rises up within us
With us crying “Beloved Father”
Giving God our true affection

And He whispers night and day
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
There’s nothing you need to earn
Nothing of God’s has He withheld
Jesus has made you righteous
Holy and blameless in His sight
“You are God’s Beloved Child”
“You are God’s Beloved Child”

Cascading Righteousness

“But now, independently of the law, the righteousness of God is tangible and brought to light through Jesus, the Anointed One. This is the righteousness that the Scriptures prophesied would come. It is God’s righteousness made visible through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ. And now all who believe in him receive that gift. For there is really no difference between us, Yet through his powerful declaration of acquittal, God freely gives away his righteousness. His gift of love and favour now cascades over us, all because Jesus, the Anointed One, has liberated us from the guilt, punishment, and power of sin!”
“And when the season of tolerance came to an end, there was only one possible way for God to give away his righteousness and still be true to both his justice and his mercy—to offer up his own Son. So now, because we stand on the faithfulness of Jesus, God declares us righteous in his eyes!” Romans 3:21-22, 24, 26 TPT

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

You saw we were bound and damaged by our sin
Powerless to change without true healing
You gave us Your Law to reveal the mess we’re in
But we thought we could obey it and missed the mark again

So You sent us Your Son, one with us in human flesh
To reveal Your image, alive as one of us
He loved, forgave and taught and healed as Your true Son
But we failed to understand, let Him on a cross be hung

One with us, Jesus died, and sinful mankind died with Him
As He took the punishment for all of mankind’s sin
But Your Love and Righteousness were too powerful for death
So as One, Your Holy Spirit raised us up again to life

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

Raised to new life with Christ, to reign at Your Right Hand
We have become full Sons of God and His co-Heirs
The faithfulness of Jesus You have gifted to us
So we can be restored by Your Powerful Righteousness

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

Now as we rest in the faithfulness of Christ
Your Righteousness becomes ours for life
Empowering us to live as true Sons of God
Healed, restored in Your Image, in Your Faithful Word

Your Righteousness, Your Righteousness
Cascading over, in and through us
Your image in us restored through this gift
Of Your Love and Favour, God Magnificent

Liberating Righteousness

“I refuse to be ashamed of the wonderful message of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved—the Jew first, and then people everywhere! This gospel unveils a continual revelation of God’s righteousness—a perfect righteousness given to us when we believe. And it moves us from receiving life through faith, to the power of living by faith. This is what the Scripture means when it says: “We are right with God through life-giving faith!””
Romans 1:16-17 TPT

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Once I was a slave to sin
Though I knew it was wrong I so often gave in
I did not have the power to be
A child of God, in righteousness freed

But then You gave Your Son for me
To die my death, bring me to liberty
Raised to live in His resurrection life
I live through Your indwelling righteousness

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Once I believed that what I did
Would earn my place with You if I was good
Good works became my life and obsession
Till I burnt out from carrying that heavy burden

But then You gave Your Son for me
To die my death, bring me to liberty
Raised to live in His resurrection life
I live through Your indwelling righteousness

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Now I daily rejoice in Your righteousness
Empowering me to make better choices
I can rest in knowing if I still make mistakes
The power of Your righteousness will all else erase

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Your righteousness is now my strength and joy
Enabling me Your real Presence to enjoy
We can laugh and talk and chat as One
Because You’ve made me Yours through the life of Your Son

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Now as the life of Your Son lives in me
I can relax as part of Your Family
I can enjoy all that Sonship entails
What’s Yours is now mine through Jesus Christ

The power of Your Righteousness living in me
From sin and works God you have set me free
To be Your beloved child as I was meant to be
Righteous, as Your Image You recreate in me

Jesus Defines Me

Christ defines my life; death cannot threaten or diminish that.
The salvation that Jesus is the author of, re-fashions these bodies of clay and elevates us to fully participate in the same pattern of his heavenly glory. The severe contradiction that we might often face in the frailty of the flesh, is by far surpassed by the glorious splendor displayed in his human body raised from the dead; according to the working of God’s dynamic power he imprints the mirror pattern of his likeness in us. Thus he subdues all things to himself.
Philippians 1:21 & 3:21 Mirror Bible

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You impart full revelation
Of Your indwelling Presence
The fullness of Your Glory as
My resurrection essence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You seal Your righteousness
As my character’s essence
I’m in complete accord with God
Through Your resurrection Presence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You drench me in Your Holiness
Making me God’s essence
Set apart as God’s true child
Beloved in His Presence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You drench me in Your Purity
Your cleansing, healing Presence
Restoring me to be God’s child
In body, spirit and essence

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You define me with Your boundless Love
That caused my resurrection
The love that died my death for me
Raising me in Jesus’ ascension

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You pour into me the fullness
Of Your indwelling Power
Raising me to Jesus throne
In His authority empowered

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

You make it known that I am Yours
In every single way
Your Presence with me daily
Your joy defining my day

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

Nothing That I say or do
Can repair sin’s damage
It’s Your Salvation work Jesus
That makes us in Your image

Jesus You define me
You are what I’ve become
You’ve re-made me in Your Image
Dwelling in me as one

Incarnation

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Making us children of God
Through and through

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our judgement completed
In His trial too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our death for sin paid
In His death too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our death to sin completed
Through His death too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our new eternal life received
Through His resurrection too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our new heart received
Just like His heart too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Our new spirit received
Joined to His Spirit too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Drenched in His purity
We’re fully pure too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His righteousness
We’re now righteous too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Set apart by His holiness
We’re now holy too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His Spirit
We’re in the Trinity too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
We’re raised into God’s Presence
Face-to-face with Him too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
In all His authority
We’re co-reigning too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Soaked through with His love
We’re now loving too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His joy
We’re now joyful too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
At rest in His peace
We’re now peaceful too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
Filled with His power
We’re now powerful too

Jesus in me
Jesus in you
We’re Beloved of God
For eternity too

My suggestion would be to take one of these verses and use it as a mantra (a statement repeated frequently) for a meditation with God or throughout your day as a form of worship.

Perfection (Sabbath Rest)

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Once all I could see was my imperfections
The wisdom I lacked, my sins and miss-directions
But You opened my eyes to see Your face
In your eyes I found perfections embrace

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

In You I have my true origin
My family line; my source; my creation
Made from the earth and placed into Christ
Your Holy Spirit, my breath, my life

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Once I wandered far from Our home
Seeking independence and self-made renown
I became blind to Your Love for me
My true identity I could not see

But when You revealed Your Love to me
From deception and lies setting me free
You restored the fullness of my identity
As the true Child of God You made me to be

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Though I tried to earn Your loving approbation
To prove my value through works and regulations
Nothing I could do came close to Your perfection
Guilt, shame and fear were my constant companions

But then You revealed Your Love to me
That in You my old self died completely
And in Your resurrection I’m re-born into perfection
Raised to heaven in You, God’s child in re-creation

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Now I can see, in Your Perfection
All striving can cease as We rejoice in my ascension
To God’s right hand as His whole and Holy child
My identity resorted, Our family reunited

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

All that You are is now my inheritance
With all that You have, You have me blessed
You overcome all with Your Pure Light
And all that I need, You will now provide

Now I can live daily in Your Light
Your wisdom and love filling me, heart and mind
Live in Your Presence, as One, face-to-face
My true identity is in Your Embrace

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.” Genesis 2:7 NLT
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 NLT
““So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began. “Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. We are celebrating because of his safe return.’ “The older brother was angry and wouldn’t go in. His father came out and begged him, “His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours. We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’””
Luke 15:20-25, 27-28, 31-32 NLT
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:3, 5 NLT
“Having determined our destiny ahead of time, he called us to himself and transferred his perfect righteousness to everyone he called. And those who possess his perfect righteousness he co-glorified with his Son!” Romans 8:30 TPT
“And by his one perfect sacrifice he made us perfectly holy and complete for all time” Hebrews 10:14 TPT

True Sons

Let’s celebrate God. He lavished every blessing heaven has upon us in Christ. He associated us in Christ before the fall of the world. Jesus is God’s mind made up about us. He always knew in his love that he would present us again face-to-face before him in blameless innocence. Ephesians 1:3-4 Mirror Bible 
He answered his father, Consider the many years that I have toiled for you like a slave. And at no time did I ever dodge any of your commandments; yet, you never considered rewarding me, even with a little lamb, so I could party with my friends. However, when this son of yours comes here, having devoured your savings by wasting it on prostitutes, you slay the grain-fattened calf. He said to him, My dear child, you are always with me and all that I have is yours. Luke 15:29-31 Mirror Bible


Right from the very beginning
Our value to God was settled
As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
Our identity in Christ was sealed

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

We can’t earn a higher value
Than the one God has given us
To be sealed in Christ as His Sons
Is heaven’s highest place

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

We can’t improve our identity
As God’s Sons in His purity
To be born and sealed in Christ
Is heaven’s holiest place

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

Sin has no hold over us
For in Christ our wholeness is sealed
Through His death and resurrection
His power in us is revealed

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

All that can hold us back
Is our pride and ignorance
For in Christ we nothing lack
His fullness ours to experience

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

Right from the very beginning
Our value to God was settled
As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
Our identity in Christ was sealed

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

Suffering

This is why no form of suffering can interfere with my joy. Every suffering on your behalf is just another opportunity to reinforce that which might still be lacking (in your understanding) of the affliction of Christ on behalf of his body which is the church. Colossians 1:24 Mirror Bible

When things in life go wrong
And suffering becomes our lot
There is a grace to grasp hold of
The finished work of the cross

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The scars and chains of my and other’s sin
That kept my heart hard and bound in
Have been broken, washed away, made powerless
By Your precious holy blood that You shed on the cross

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The burdens I once carried, no matter how heavy
Became Your yoke that You to the cross carried
Dead and buried through Your crucifixion
Freeing me to live joyfully in Your resurrection

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The footholds satan had in my heart and mind
Were entombed in Your death as we are united
In Your resurrection life I think and feel as God’s son
Love and wisdom overflowing from You as we are One

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The sickness that has plagued me, yesterday or today
Died with You on the cross removing me from it’s sway
In You I have risen to complete newness
Your resurrection power giving me Your wholeness

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

So any suffering I may experience today
Is a opportunity to know Your Resurrection Power
To experience and understand the fullness of Your Grace
To restore in me the image of God’s fullness

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice


The Light of Your Life


“In the very beginning the Living Expression was already there. And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God. They were together— face-to-face, in the very beginning. And through his creative inspiration this Living Expression made all things, for nothing has existence apart from him! Life came into being because of him, for his life is light for all humanity. And this Living Expression is the Light that bursts through gloom— the Light that darkness could not diminish!” John 1:1-5 TPT

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

In the beginning of all that we know
You and God were there as One
Face-to-face nothing was hidden
In You is our origin and our home

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

In and through You all things were created
From the stars in the sky to each person we know
The mountains, the seas, the birds and the animals
All were created from Your love’s flow

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

The life that you lived as a human being
Showed the truth of God‘s love so we could see it
The love that would from this world darkness release us
By dying our death and Your resurrection life giving us

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

The light of Your life now lives within me
Your Spirit’s Presence sealing that we are now One
You define what is possible now in my living
For You have raised me to Your eternal throne

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

You enable me to live your Glory
Be Your light shining in the darkness today
Powerfully overflowing with Your righteousness and love
Overcoming the darkness with Your powerful Presence

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

You are our one source of love, joy and peace
Our reason for living is to find in You our home
Living as One In God and You Jesus
At God’s right hand, on Your eternal throne

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

When My Life Began Again

When My Life Began Again (link to audio)


When my life began again in You Jesus
My old self died with You on the cross
And You gave me a brand new, loving life
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my sins, the wrongs I’ve done
And replaced them with Your Righteousness
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my broken and sinful self
And replaced it with a whole and Holy One
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my broken and hardened heart
And replaced it with a whole and loving one
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my broken and wayward spirit
And replaced it with a whole and loving one
Filled with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my brand new living spirit
And joined it to Your Holy Spirit of life
Filled with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

Now it’s not just me who lives
But the Trinity in me too
Together as One for all time
Embraced in Your Love for eternity

My life began again in You Jesus
I live through Your indwelling power
As water overflows and fills a fountain
I’m filled with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

““Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” Ezekiel 36:25-27 NLT
“For he [Jesus] is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! Through our union with him we have experienced circumcision of heart. All of the guilt and power of sin has been cut away and is now extinct because of what Christ, the Anointed One, has accomplished for us. For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm. This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins!
...we receive directly from him, and his life supplies vitality into every part of his body through the joining ligaments connecting us all as one. He is the divine Head who guides his body and causes it to grow by the supernatural power of God.” Colossians 2:9-13, 19b TPT