Phase 3 Chapters

1.   Now What?

Now that we have signed over the Title Deed to our lives, life, as we knew it, is gone.  It’s not about self-improvement or trying to fix ourselves.  The life of Christ is now in us.  “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).

2.   Who Am I Really?

Any paradigm we accept of ourselves, for ourselves, becomes our “name.”  What name did we learn to identify with as a child?  God has given us a new name.  Have we learned to identify with our new name, or are we still identifying with our old name?

3.   Structure Determines Results

Just as a cattle chute is a structure that ensures every cow entering it will end up in the same place, our minds are like mental cattle chutes.  No matter how badly we want things to change, unless we change our mental structure, we will continue to get the same results.

4.   No Longer A Victim Of Circumstances

Are we childish slaves living as victims or are we free adults with choices?  The law of sowing and reaping shows us we need to stop spending our time and energy focusing on what we don’t want and start sowing seeds that will produce the fruit we do want in our lives.

5.   Picturing Your New Structure

Before we can have a new structure, we need to get a picture of what it needs to be.  It’s time to get a new picture in our brains that aligns with the reality of who God has created us to be and who he is living in us.

6.   Renewing Your Mind

God commands us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.  Transformation takes place when we align our minds with God’s truth.

7.   Putting On The New Self

Scripture tells us, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:22-24).  We need to look at the thinking patterns that keep us from being able to put on the new self.

8.   Abiding In Him

What does it look like to abide in Christ 24/7?  It’s not so much about what we are going to be doing, but who’s going to be doing it in us and through us!

9.   Your Christ-In-Me Identity

The Christ-Life identity paradigm is a new mental picture of us and Christ, being and doing everything as one.  We need to examine our old beliefs and behaviors that have had a negative effect on us and replace them with the new identity we have in Christ.

10. Your Christ-Through-Me Identity

If Christ truly lives inside us, what does that look like coming out of us?  It is no longer about our actions or reactions to anything.  Instead, it is about Christ’s thoughts, feelings, and actions flowing out from us to others.

11. The Power Of Massive Repetition

Developing new habit patterns takes repetition.  As we take every thought captive and sow truth into the field of our minds, the power of sowing and reaping will begin to work for us.  We are only one planting season away from a new harvest.

12. Being A Disciple

Disciples are those who are crucified to their own lives and are alive only to the life of Christ living in them.  They only do what their master tells them as they draw everything they need from him-even their ability to obey him.

13. The Promised Land

We each create our own mental atmosphere, whether we like it or not, and we take it with us wherever we go.  We have entered our Promised Land when we are at peace and rest no matter what the circumstances are around us because our attention is focused on the One who is living in us!

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