The Holy Spirit lives in every Christian and is far stronger than any attack from the Devil! The Spirit (if you allow Him) empowers you to not fear Satan but rather to trust in The Lord.
When we have problems, whatever we focus on will ultimately determine whether our mind sees us as a victor or a victim.
Trusting in God is the outworking of our faith and therefore when our mind, our thoughts and our attitudes are focused on Him – who is greater than anything we can imagine – it allow us to walk with boldness and confidence in this life.
I find it amazing that I can go months feeling empowered by Gods grace and love and then the enemy stakes a sideswipe and he gets in my head. One circumstance. One situation can take you away from Jesus and then…God reminded me of this verse today.
Gods love doesn’t make sense to us because it’s hard to comprehend that Jesus died for everyone, to show just how far God would go, to bring us back to Him.
Yet we still cling onto guilt, shame, rejection, offence etc. when Jesus freed us from all those things…and more.
I pray that you remind yourself today, that you ARE free. Jesus took away all the condemnation at the cross – so walk towards God. Accept His love and show the World truly how amazing God is; through breakthrough and redemption of not only yourself but of the circumstances, that keep holding you back!
Many times in my life, I have been waiting for a specific thing to happen. There are times where God has performed the miracle needed and other times nothing has happened.
One thing God desires, is for our minds to be focused on truth. What would Jesus do, in the situations that we face…
Pray? Fast? Or dare I say it…Wait?
Renewing our mind and being transformed in Gods likeness, is not for Gods benefit but ours!
Sometimes we want to help others, in order that they can move forward in life but the wait is ultimately where we are shaped and molded.
The trials we face, could be Gods actual will for us because that is where we draw closer to Him. That is where we receive the breakthrough needed to transform us into Gods warriors.
When I allow God to be my guide, supernatural power is released to move the biggest of obstacles.
Nothing is impossible, if we pray in His strength and wisdom: He moves our hearts and directs our steps.
We all have “stuff” in our lives that we wish “could” be different. For instance – the choices we made. The things we bought. The people we hurt (to name a few). Born into a “fallen World” – our very nature goes against God. We want to please ourselves, rather that of our Heavenly Creator – who asks us to love each other, as He loves us.
I can remember as an unbeliever saying, “I’d rather go to Hell…Heaven sounded boring…Hell is where the party will be at”. I was blinded in life, to only, getting what I wanted – no matter what the cost.
David paid the price for what he wanted. It cost him his new born Son and his other Family, after he took what wasn’t his. Psalm 51 reminds me that there is always a cost, for going against what we know is the right thing to do.
Like David; we need to ask God to cleanse us. When we renew our minds and allow God into our lives; He creates a pure heart from within, so that we can leave the old behind. We might never be able to change the past but I love that the future is certain, with Christ, when He is the centre of all.
We can easily forget what Jesus did for us on the cross. In our lifetime, the World will try to focus you on the desires all around us – which will ultimately take us away from our relationship with God.
No matter what you are going through; the choices you have made – the Father wants you to come to Him, through Jesus.
Do not think that you can’t talk to God. That you have done to much to be welcomed back into the Father’s arms. Think of the Prodigal Son – shame kept the Son from coming home but when the Father saw his Son, He ran to him with open arms!
We were forgiven before time even began…God has predestined all of us to be with Him in Heaven but it is our own stubbornness; our reluctance to admit that we need help, that stops us being welcomed into the arms, of our eternal Dad.
He loves you more than you can ever imagine – he died for you.
You are forgiven