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by Annagail Lynes  
7/29/2008 / Devotionals

When I first learned the spreadsheet program Lotus 1-2-3, I remember it having a part called WYSIWYG, meaning what you see is what you get.

That's is true in our lives too. If we see ourselves sick, no matter how many Scriptures we quote or how many preachers lay hands on us, we will still be sick.

Why? Because that's the picture we have of ourselves inside us.

The image we have of ourselves on the inside is the picture that will manifest on the outside. If we see ourselves sick, we will be sick. If we see ourselves well, we will be well.

An angel of the Lord visited Mary, a young woman who was engaged to be married, to tell her that she would conceive a child by the Holy Spirit.

Mary had a choice: she could believe what God said through the angel, or she could believe her natural circumstances.

What did she do? "And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her" (Luke 1:38).

She took to heart what the angel said and let the image of that word rise up in her.

That's what we need to do. We must choose to believe what God says about us and let it seep deep into our spirits. Then it will rise up and paint a new picture of how we see ourselves.

Remember what you see is what you get. You will speak according to how you see yourself on the inside. And Jesus tells us in Mark 11:23 that we can have whatever we say.

I encourage you to change the picture inside you by daring to believe what God says you are.

Annagail Lynes is a pharmacy technician, certified life coach and ordained minister. She is helping people move forward after trauma by helping them discover their purpose. Follow her blog at

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