Good afternoon! Happy Thursday to you all! Praise the Lord, the government shutdown has ended!!! I apologize for the incomplete blog this morning. I tried uploading the blog from my cell phone and experienced some technical difficulties. But no worries, I remember what God placed on my heart.
TFTD: Look of Authority
1 Peter 2:9(NIV)
9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Last Thursday I started a new job. Yes, HALLELUJAH, Praise Ye the Lord! Well yesterday I went to a local restaurant during my lunch hour and saw that if you are faculty/staff of this particular institution you are entitled to a 10% discount on Wednesday. So I placed my order and prepared to reach for my employee ID. I told the cashier that “I am a (insert name of institution) employee.” The individual didn’t even look at my ID and said, “I know.” Now I’m wondering how do they know. So I asked, “How do you know?” The individual said “You walk like you are from there.” *Looking puzzled* I asked, “What does that mean?” The individual replied, “You walk with authority and all of the professors there walk and talk with authority. I noticed it in your walk. You must be a math professor.”
Now I am not a professor, but I bless God for the image that is displayed when I make my entrance. God blessed me with the following reply from the cashier, “You walk with authority.” *MIND BLOWING* As children of God, we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession and when we walk into a room people should notice a shift in the atmosphere. There should be a level of spiritual authority that oozes from your skin. There should be an obvious separation from yourself and a non-believer. Do you have the look of authority?
Now I have only been at this new institution for five days and if someone can associate me with my place of employment after that short length of time then surely I should be recognized as a child of the KING after 21+ years of service. Do you have a look of authority on you or do you look the same way you did before you accepted Christ?
I owe who I am to Christ. This Christian walk should not be a game but a lifestyle. You shouldn’t pick and choose when you will serve the Lord, but you should make a conscious effort to serve Him daily. (24/7) I humbly submit my will to the will of God and the only reason I look different now is because Christ made me a new creature and old things passed away (2 Corinthians 5:17). The only reason I look different is because I have made up in my mind that I am a child of the King and I need to conduct myself as such.
Do you have the look of authority? It’s time to move forward and grow!
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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