Trading Places

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

I don’t know if you all have seen or remember this movie with Eddie Murphy called Trading Places, where they make the rich guy poor and the poor guy take his place, but in the end they both become rich.

Well in church today, our pastor called up all those who suffered with depression. I most certainly went up because I am not ashamed to admit, that I deal with it. It is lesser when I focus on Jesus and I believe I am completely healed. In the moments of worship, so gently but so reassuring almost like a vision, Jesus said to me, ‘I wore the crown of thorns so you could wear the crown of Glory.’ In the vision He showed me, Him putting the crown of thorns on His head and putting a golden crown on my head. That broke me, I forget, we forget that God has counted us worthy. It is so humbling to know that He came to trade places with me and in the end we are both winning.

I love people and I love people to know that they belong to a royal priesthood and we are co-heirs with Christ Jesus. My hearts desire is to please God and help people to know who they truly are through His blood and by His name. Jesus traded places and bore every sin that you would ever commit. God is the one person I can totally vouch for, that he will never leave you, nor forsake you. God’s thoughts are higher than our thoughts and ways higher than ours. I love the way David see us through God’s eyes in this translation*.

Psalm 8:4-8 New Living Translation

what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
    human beings that you should care for them?
Yet you made them only a little lower than God
    and crowned them with glory and honor.
You gave them charge of everything you made,
    putting all things under their authority—
the flocks and the herds
    and all the wild animals,
the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
    and everything that swims the ocean currents. 

Jesus scarified His life for us, so that we can return to our rightful stance. To be kings and queens in the kingdom. I encourage you to not only know that Jesus traded places with you, but know that He has found you worthy enough to die for you, His love is unfailing. Thank You Jesus for all that you have done. I am so unworthy but You have seen me worthy.

John 15:13-14 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.

      Just Miriam


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