CPA – What is that for a Christian?
Okay – I love acronyms. When I first became a Christian every thought seemed to find its way into my being using an acronym.
This week I have been reading and studying Max Lucado’s In the Grip of Grace. One of the questions this week asked:
How can knowledge of the blessings that are given in the Bible practically affect the way we live?
I believe in claiming and praying Scripture.
- Take any one of the blessings in our Bible, read the Scripture, memorize it – then lay claim to it. It becomes yours.
- Then pray it. Release it to God and say this is what You said; I lay claim to that promise or blessing.
- Then achieve it by believing it.
So we get CPA – Claim it; Pray it; Achieve it.
Here is the one blessing that spoke to me this week:
You are near God:
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:13 NIV).
That will be my CPA for this week. I am near God. Isn’t that wonderful!