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Identity Motivated Living™
is an expression that embodies the essence of the Christian life. Jesus Christ comes into us to dwell, creating in us new life, a new creation, and a new nature. Power wells up from this new nature, motivating us to good works out of love for God. Our new identity comes from the Father; we have Jesus living in us always; and the Holy Spirit empowers us to be more and more like Christ.
Jesus uses the term, “...I am,” to reference himself in John 8:58. Thus, the acronym I. M. Living refers to “Christ in us the hope of Glory.”
Dr. Maurice E. Wagner embraced this as a slogan for the unique concepts he discerned during his 60 years of ministry.


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The Omnipotent Power of Choice
"When I would do good, evil is right there with me."

By Maurice E. Wagner, Th.M.,Ph.D.

We are always making choices regardless of what we may be doing. Our minds are usually focused on the image that will satisfy our desires and seldom think about the choices we make to obtain what we want. It is because of this focus on the future fulfillment of our desires that we lose the awareness of our present responsibility of choice. Romans 7:21 says, “So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me.” Our choices are always between good and evil, just as it was for Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. If we are committed to doing God’s will, our choices will be good choices. If we are putting our wishes and desires in the leadership position in our minds instead of the will of God, we will be choosing evil. This contrast is immutable, and gives us an awesome responsibility, for what we want is often stronger than the voice of conscience: “evil is right there with me.”

You will find this book helpful in focusing your attention on your right of choice where you become responsible for the motivation of your heart instead of just doing what others do and what seems right in your eyes.

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