Don’t let your circumstances dictate when you praise. You have it all wrong if you’re only praising God when things are going well. Praise should continuously be on your mouth. (Psalm 34:1)
Part of elevating in our walk with God requires us looking at Him as a present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Even if we aren’t seeing the results we want. Knowing that He is well able is enough to make you shout,
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But how can you attain it? By resting in Him. You are resting in Him when you are fully trusting Him. Fully meaning no worries. Yes it’s possible. I write about it in my new devotional book, Going Higher.
You can get to a place of true surrender. Now I will warn you, once you get there you don’t look at anything the same. You are truly aware that you are in the world but not apart of it. Your emotions aren’t all over the place and you don’t fall out over everything. You are human, so yes you will still experience pain and sadness, etc; however, you absolutely will refuse to remain there. You will exercise your right to choose and you will choose love. You’ll choose to smile, and to forgive… it’s a beautiful thing, really.
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It’s getting increasingly evident to all that something is going on in the world. Both Christians and non-Christians can sense a change. If you are a bible reader then you know that we are in the last days. You know that our Lord Jesus is soon to return. We don’t know the date or hour but we can discern the times and seasons as it says in Matthew 24. Who knows how long? I certainly don’t, but what I do know is that it’s time out for playing.
Get yourself together. Get right by God. Seek Him while He still may be found. God has mercy and grace for us all. Developing a relationship or enhancing what you already have is necessary. The time is now. Not tomorrow. Elevate! The enemy is increasing his havoc out here in the world. We must be aware because he is going around like a roaring lion seeking whom to devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
There’s good news! We have Jesus! We have the Holy Spirit. He said that He who was in us is greater than he who is in the world. And if you don’t have Him you can go to Him in all sincerity. You must approach Him in humility. Then, you pray and ask him to forgive you. Let Him know that you believe that He came in the flesh and died for you. Tell Him that you believe that he rose on the 3rd day and is currently seated at the right hand of the Father. Ask him to come into your life.
That’s what I did in 2010. I had an amazing experience right in my bedroom as I cried to Jesus. I was afraid to pray to Him because of all the erroneous teaching I’d had all of my life. But God is wonderful! I am thankful!
I was an inactive Jehovah’s Witness at the time and had an amazing encounter with Jesus. He was calling me, and I answered. I didn’t get baptized until 2013 in Jesus name and that same year He filled me with the Holy Ghost. A Holy Ghost I didn’t even believe in as a JW!
The Lord is rea! My life is my proof. My walk since 2010 shows me His power. But even before that, if I’m being real, he was watching over me. He has known me and chosen me before the foundation of the world. Glory!
I encourage you to go to Him. True peace will never be found in anything or anyone except Jesus. You can weather any storm that you may encounter with him by your side.
I love you with the love of Christ and I wish you many blessings.