Ready for God to Share something special with you today? I hope so because here it comes!
My prayer for you is that you will be strengthened in the Power of His Might; that you will know and understand how to put on the whole armor of God.
That armor is prayer armor! Yes – you have to wear it. Your clothes don’t jump right out of the closet and get on you each day, right? Neither will your prayer armor – so start with the Helmet of Salvation and get dressed!
You have asked of God, and He is showing Himself strong in your behalf.
Focus! You must keep your focus! Don’t look around for affirmation anywhere else.
Only God can affirm you.
God will use others who hear from Him, but be careful, because not everyone who says, “thus saith the Lord” is actually from God.
The Lord will surround you with those who will build you up and NOT tear you
Pay no attention to those nay-sayers. Those who have stabbed you in the back will ultimately just fade away. You will look for them and you will not find them.
Lean the whole of your personality on God. Proverbs 3:5-6 will be your key. Otherwise, think of it like this……
If I don’t trust in the Lord with all my heart
But I choose to lean to my OWN understanding
Then in all my ways I won’t acknowledge God, so . . . .
HE can’t possibly direct my path!!
Stuck on “pause?” Rewind and get back into trust. Now move forward and let the Peace that passes all understanding rule your mind and your heart! That Peace will enlighten your inner man and you will know what to do in every circumstance and in every situation.
God’s Word is His will – it is His measuring stick for us. Take the plunge – go for “Immersion Therapy”. A little dunk now and then won’t help much.
He is drawing you deeper into relationship with Him. Oh yes . . He will be tightening your walk too. Suddenly, things that seemed okay at one time, will no longer be okay for you. Just shake them off and run from anything that tries to trap you.
You ARE a NEW CREATION IN Christ Jesus. Old things have passed away and all things are getting changed around, making room for new thoughts, ideas and actions. You won’t be able to take credit for any of this because it will all be initiated by The Holy Spirit. The crooked places will line up and be made straight – your knees won’t get out of joint.
Old ways of thinking and responding will dissipate. Expect it. This happens when the light of His truth shines. Others may think you odd and not agree with you any longer. That’s alright as long as you are in agreement with The God of you Salvation, you’ll stay confident. You will be the one who receives answers to prayer, while others are just ‘a wishin’ and ‘a hopin’.
When He told you to work out your own Salvation, He simply meant for you to apply the things of the Spirit to the physical. That Salvation is in your inner being and you are to work at it – from the inside to the outside.
You will breathe a lot easier in the days to come. Your composure will essentially rebound and you will be strengthened. Why, you may ask? Because you have purposed that your mouth will not transgress. By the words of your lips, YOU will keep yourself from the path of the destroyer. It is a process, so don’t turn back!
Finally . . . as you endeavor to keep your eyes, heart and thoughts on God, you will realize that He is already satisfying you with the fruit of Righteous living.
Amen – So be it!
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