The Zoe life is a life of Overflowing with God. The Greek word zoe means the God-kind of life. God has called you and me to life the God-kind of life.
“It will be done just as you believe it would.” – Matthew 8:13
The Key to a life that overflow with God’s life and power is in our believe. Our believes form the basis of the way we view our world. It dictates our actions and behaviour. Our believe about who God is, who we are and His calling on our lives will determine what we will accomplish in our lifetime.
- Key Believe One: God loves Me!
1 John 4:8 … for God is love.
If we want to access the power and resources of God we have to believe that God loves us. God loved us when we were still sinners. He loves us at times when we hate ourselves and we are disappointed with ourselves. Nothing that we do can make God love us less.
There is no one that ever lived, that are living and that will be born in this world that God will love more than you. God do not love Abraham, or David, or Elijah, or Daniel, or the apostle Paul more than you. He loves us all the same. The moment we sin we draw back from God and we believe that God does not love us anymore. We believe that God will not hear us anymore. God does not hear us on the basis of our performance, it is according to our faith. NOTHING can seperate us from the love of God. When you sin repent and ask God for forgiveness and immediately you will have access to God and His promises. As a matter of fact all that you need to have access to the blessings of God is to be a humanbeing and faith.
This believe will help us focus on the fact that God is moved to bless us because of His great love for us and not because of our own performance. We do not have to earn God’s love. Many people focus so much on their weaknesses that they talk themselves out of God’s blessings. They have a thousand reasons why God will not bless them. The basis why God bless us is because of His love for us and not because of our performances.
Romans 8:32 – He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
God love you and me so much that He gave His best to us when we were still sinners. He offered up His Son for you and me. God did not witheld His best, His higest sacrifice on behalf of us. Now if He did not withheld His best from us, will He withheld anything else from us. No, never.
Before you move on to the next key believe take some time to confess God’s love for you. Use the above scriptures.
- Key Believe Two: God is forMe !
Romans 8:31 – What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
One of the keys to live a life filled with God’s overflow is the believe that God is for you and not against you. Many people believe because they struggle with weaknesses or with habitual sin that God is out there to get them. God is not against you, He is for you. God wants to help you overcome temptations in your life, He is not out there to punish you when you fall. God is against the devil and He will use your own mistakes against the devil.
When we believe that God is for us and not against us it will causes us to realise that it does not matter the situation we find ourselves in, God is on our side and He is working on our behalf. That means you and I will never face trials and problems alone. There are times when things go wrong as a result of what we have done. When we repent and make right with God, we do not have to face our mess on our own. He will still be on our side and He help us to clean up the mess. God is on our side today, tomorrow and for all eternity and nothing can change that.
Before you move on to the next key believe, take some time to confess that God is with you.
Key Believe Three: God is Good all the time
James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
God is good ALL the time. If you understand that God is good all the time and that the devil is bad all the time, you will stop blaming God for the things that the devil placed upon you. If you understand that God is good all the time you will never believe that sickness, or poverty is God’s will for mankind.
Expect to experience God’s goodness in your life where ever you go. Psalm 23 verse 6 says; Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. God’s goodness shall follow you.
What does it means that God is good?
First it means that God is generous and that He is generous towards you and me.
Matthew 7:11 – If you, then, though you are evil know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
If we who were born in sin know how to give generously to our children, how much more does God, our heavenly Father who is perfect in love and goodness, know how to bless His children that He loves much more than what an earthly Father can love his children.
God is good therefore He has plans for our welfare and blessing. He has no plans for calamity in our life. The enemy has plans for calamity in our lives, but as we submit to God, whatever the enemy intended for bad, God will work for the good. Look for God’s oppertunity in every difficulty.
“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope’” (Jer. 29:11)
Key Believe Four: With God All things are Possible Now
You have to believe that God is still a miracle working God and that He wants to do miracles for you and through you. You have to believe that with God all things are possible, not in the past and not in the future, but in the present.
Normal Christianity means walking in the supernatural. We are called to be a people of prayer. Prayer is invading the impossible. Miracles should be normal for us. We are not suppose to look for signs and wonders, they are suppose to follow us.