May God Bless You!

THE LORD YOUR GOD CARRIED YOU, AS A MAN CARRIES HIS SON,
IN ALL THE WAY THAT YOU WENT UNTIL YOU CAME TO THIS PLACE”
(Deuteronomy 1:31).

As we get to the end of this year, I bless you to reflect on all the blessings God has poured out on you this last year. How many times did the Lord God carry you, as a man carries his son, when you could not get up from the pit into which you had fallen? How many times did He pull you through, when sadness threatened to take your life? How many times did He shine His Light on you, when you were crouching in darkness?

BUT YOU WILL NOT LEAVE IN HASTE
OR GO IN FLIGHT;
FOR THE LORD WILL GO BEFORE YOU,
THE GOD OF ISRAEL WILL BE YOUR REAR GUARD”
(Isaiah 52:12).

As you stand before a brand new year, do not leave in haste or go in flight, but let the Lord God go before you into every new circumstance you will encounter.  Do not be afraid.  Agree to trust Him with all your heart, so you may know the Hope of His Calling for your life this coming year. Vow to get to know the Father of Glory, personally, so you may experience the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation.  Learn to depend on His Faithfulness, His Love, and His Holiness, so you may get to know the Riches of His Inheritance.  Make an effort to abide in His Truth, so the eyes of your understanding may be enlightened.  Strive to surrender your whole life to His Will during this next year, so you may come to know the exceeding greatness of His Power.

Then, He will go before you and He will also be your rear guard.

THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, THE FATHER OF GLORY,
MAY GIVE TO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION
IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM,
THE EYES OF YOUR UNDERSTANDING BEING ENLIGHTENED,
THAT YOU MAY KNOW WHAT IS THE HOPE OF HIS CALLING,
WHAT ARE THE RICHES OF THE GLORY OF HIS INHERITANCE IN THE SAINTS,
AND WHAT IS THE EXCEEDING GREATNESS OF HIS POWER
TOWARD US WHO BELIEVE”
(Ephesians 1:17-19).

Think back through this last year and ponder what God has done for you and what He has taught you. Then, write your response to Him, thanking Him for His Love, Hope, and Truth that were available to you, every day, moment-by-moment, through the Blessings of the Lord Jesus.

PRAYER: I thank you, Father of Glory, for all the Blessings You poured out on my life, this last year. Thank you for all the times You carried me. Thank you for the many times the eyes of my understanding were enlightened, so I could see Your Truth, Your Power, and Your Love. I now follow You into this coming new year. To You be Glory, forever and ever. Amen.

Maintain an Awareness

We run…and run…and run. We run towards bad distractions and destructions like alcohol, drugs, or even crime, or we run towards good distractions like entertainment, or our husbands, wives, friends, or counselors.

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Forgive and Forget

Capture that forgiveness is not only an act performed by the MIND…but also by the HEART.

Understand that when you forgive from the mind, you make a deliberate decision to give up resentment and your claim to requital for the wrong deeds done against you, EVEN IF YOU DO NOT FEEL LIKE IT.  This is good; however, Jesus requires MORE!  Jesus requires you to also forgive FROM YOUR HEART.

FORGIVE YOUR BROTHER FROM YOUR HEART
(Matthew 18:35).

Blessed One, know that if you forgive from your mind, you will only be able to give up your resentment partially, because the rest of it will still be lodged in your heart.  However, if you also involve your heart during the process of forgiveness, you have the opportunity to experience a miracle.  If you invite Me, Jesus, into your heart to deal with the heartache caused by wrongful deeds committed against you, I will heal your heart.  In turn, not only will you be able to let go of your resentment, but the resentment will let go of you, too. Because the pain in your heart will be gone, you will be able to FORGET the wrongs committed against you.

IT IS FOR FREEDOM THAT CHRIST HAS SET US FREE
(Galatians 5:1).

Know that forgiveness from your heart requires your heart to be involved…to be engaged…to participate.  To forgive from your heart I need you to FEEL the effects of the wrongful deeds committed against you—the rejection, the abandonment, the shame, and the condemnation. Then, submit your heart to Me, just the way it is, so I may set it free from the PAIN.

Only then you will be able to FORGIVE and FORGET.

Is there someone is your life whom you have forgiven from your MIND, but not from your HEART, yet?

I urge you to speak to God about this person and the pain she or he has caused in your heart. Submit each piece of heartache to God, along with the underlying feelings of abandonment, condemnation, rejection, and shame. Let the Lord Jesus mend your heart completely, even if it takes a long time. Then, you will finally be free to forget.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I invite Your Presence and Participation into my broken heart to deal with the heartache caused by wrongful deeds committed against me.  Lord Jesus, heal my heart, so I will be able to let go of my resentment, and the resentment will let go of me.  Then, I will be able to FORGIVE the wrongs done against me…and also FORGET, for it is for freedom that You have set me free.

Maintain an Awareness

Woe to us, the rebellious children, when we take counsel from the father-of-lies, and when we cover ourselves with coverings that are not from God. We will add sin to sin.

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Servants of Righteousness

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit. However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes you to become a servant of unrighteousness, in your thoughts, in your actions, and in your purpose.

AND HAVING BEEN SET FREE FROM SIN, YOU HAVE BECOME THE SERVANTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS (OF CONFORMITY TO THE DIVINE WILL IN THOUGHT, PURPOSE, AND ACTION)
(Romans 6:18 AMP).

 The Perfect Father is calling you with a holy calling, this glorious season, to become a servant of Righteousness—to conform to His Divine Will in your thoughts, your actions, and your purpose.

IN THE SAME WAY, THE SPIRIT HELPS US IN OUR WEAKNESS. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE OUGHT TO PRAY FOR, BUT THE SPIRIT HIMSELF INTERCEDES FOR US THROUGH WORDLESS GROANS. AND HE WHO SEARCHES OUR HEARTS KNOWS THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, BECAUSE THE SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR GOD’S PEOPLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WILL OF GOD
(Romans 8:26-27).

Beautiful One, to become a servant of My Righteousness in your thoughts, actions, and purpose, you need to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way in you. Listen carefully to the Voice of the Holy Spirit inside you and find out how He is praying for you, because the Holy Spirit intercedes for you, in you, and through you in accordance with My Will for you. Then, adapt your thoughts, actions, and purpose according to His prayer for you.

How might you become a servant of Righteousness in your thoughts, purpose, and actions, this Christmas Season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I desire to become a servant of Righteousness in my thoughts, actions, and purpose. Help me in my weakness to become sensitive to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit in me, so I may adapt my thoughts, actions, and purpose in accordance with Your Will. Help me to hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit when He intercedes for me, so I may adapt my prayers to match His and pray according to Your Will, as well.

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The truth is if we do not follow God in our thoughts, we will not follow Him in our actions, either, and then we will end up with the wrong purpose.

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Start Where You Are

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes us to reject God’s intimate Presence and Participation in the innermost parts of our beings.

The Father lived IN the Lord Jesus, while He was here on earth. They shared the intimate Glory of Oneness. And then the Lord Jesus passed this Glory of Oneness on to us—to live in us and through us, while the Father lives in Him and through Him. Imagine that! The very same Oneness that Jesus enjoyed with His Father has been made available to us. To receive this Oneness, all you need to do is invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your daily, moment-by-moment tasks, wherever you are, whatever you are doing.

THAT THEY ALL MAY BE ONE; AS THOU, FATHER, ART IN ME, AND I IN THEE, THAT THEY ALSO MAY BE ONE IN US…AND THE GLORY WHICH THOU GAVEST ME I HAVE GIVEN THEM; THAT THEY MAY BE ONE, EVEN AS WE ARE ONE
(John 17:20-22).

Blessed One, cultivate Oneness with Me. Start where you are.  Do not go and look for something big or different to do for Me.  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into the conclusions of your current situations and problems.  Do you have a child?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your frustration, when your child becomes irritable, during your Christmas shopping.  Do you have a husband or friend?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of abandonment, when your husband or friend ignores you, during this busy time of the year.  Do you have a co-worker?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of shame and condemnation, when your co-worker ridicules you for your mistakes.  Do you have an enemy?  Invite the reasoning of the Holy Spirit into your feelings of rejection, when your enemy accuses you.  You will find that this is no easy task.  But, this cultivates ONENESS WITH ME. This allows Jesus to live HIS LIFE in you, while I, the Father, live in Him.

THIS IS HOW GOD SHOWED HIS LOVE AMONG US: HE SENT HIS ONE AND ONLY SON INTO THE WORLD THAT WE MIGHT LIVE THROUGH HIM
(1 John 4:9).

How does this message of ONENESS with God challenge and change your thinking, this Christmas season?

PRAYER: Lord God, I want to receive Your Gift of Oneness; therefore, I lay down my own reasoning to allow the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit in me and through me, this Christmas season.

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Discipline, the training to enter God’s Holiness, cannot be exercised AFTER we have already entered a route of escape to resort to a sinful solution.

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Allow the Veil to Lift

NOW THE MIND OF THE FLESH [WHICH IS SENSE AND REASON WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT] IS DEATH [DEATH THAT COMPRISES ALL THE MISERIES ARISING FROM SIN, BOTH HERE AND HEREAFTER]. BUT THE MIND OF THE [HOLY] SPIRIT IS LIFE AND [SOUL] PEACE [BOTH NOW AND FOREVER]
(Romans 8:6 AMP).

Capture that the human mind loves to reason without the Holy Spirit.  However, reasoning without the Holy Spirit leads to sin and death, both here and hereafter.  Reasoning without the Holy Spirit causes your mind to grow dull, hard, and calloused, so that you lose the power of understanding—of knowing the Truth. It causes a veil to cover your heart, so that you become trapped in your own perturbing perceptions of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation.

IN FACT, THEIR MINDS WERE GROWN HARD AND CALLOUSED [THEY HAD BECOME DULL AND HAD LOST THE POWER OF UNDERSTANDING]; FOR UNTIL THIS PRESENT DAY, WHEN THE OLD TESTAMENT (THE OLD COVENANT) IS BEING READ, THAT SAME VEIL STILL LIES [ON THEIR HEARTS]
(2 Corinthians 3:14 AMP).

Dearest Child, how often have you wanted to save yourself from feeling forsaken, but you could not carry it out? How often have you wanted to rescue yourself from feeling condemned, but you could not perform it? How often have you wanted to free yourself from shame, but you could not succeed?

Know that you could not save yourself, because you were not able to experience My Presence. You were unable to perceive My Love for you. You could not see the Truth. Reasoning without the Holy Spirit places you in the grip of the OLD MAN deception—under the management of the father-of-lies.

THAT SAME VEIL STILL LIES [ON THEIR HEARTS] NOT BEING LIFTED [TO REVEAL] THAT IN CHRIST IT IS MADE VOID AND DONE AWAY. BUT WHENEVER A PERSON TURNS [IN REPENTANCE] TO THE LORD, THE VEIL IS STRIPPED OFF AND TAKEN AWAY
(2 Corinthians 3:14, 16 AMP).

But, there is a way out, Child. Whenever you turn to Me, Jesus Christ, when your heart feels forsaken, shamed, rejected, or condemned, the veil that covers your heart will lift. Whenever you turn to the reasoning of the Holy Spirit, the veil of deception—of not knowing the Truth—is stripped off and taken away.  During this moment, you will have a window through which you will experience My Presence and perceive My Love for you. You will know the Truth.

Will you allow the veil to lift from your heart, during this glorious season?

PRAYER: Savior, I wish to turn to You, this Christmas season, whenever I feel forsaken, shamed, rejected, or condemned, so You could lift the veil that covers my heart and dulls my understanding. May I look at myself, my family, and my circumstances, during this season, through Your window of Truth—through the reasoning of Your Holy Spirit.

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God wants you to desire to be good, because He wants to fill YOU with His fruits of Righteousness.

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It Is the Season of Glory

FROM HIS ABUNDANCE WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED ONE GRACIOUS BLESSING AFTER ANOTHER
(John 1:16 NLT).

I bless you to prepare differently for this Christmas Season than you have for those in the past. Do not fill yourself with dread for these days, or rehearsal of what has been, or worry of what might be. Instead, allow the Everlasting Father to take you to a higher and deeper place…a new place—a place of Glory.  Let Him show you who He wants to be for you, during this season of His Glory. Fill the next month with reflections of PAST blessings from God, and with anticipation of FUTURE blessings from Him, as well.

FOR TO US A CHILD IS BORN, TO US A SON IS GIVEN, AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE ON HIS SHOULDERS. AND HE WILL BE CALLED WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD, EVERLASTING FATHER, PRINCE OF PEACE
(Isaiah 9:6).

For you a Child is born.  To you a Son is given.  Invite His Government to govern your will, your thoughts, your emotions, your desires, and your nature, during this month. Allow His Counsel to show you Joy in your sorrow, Peace in your anxiety, and Hope in your despair. Connect with the Presence of the Everlasting Father when you feel alone and lonely, during this time of Glory.

Anticipate Mighty God’s blessings when you buy gifts, when you spend time with your family, and when you look at the beautiful Christmas decorations everywhere that celebrate His Glory.  Invite the King of Kings to rule in the circumstances of your life, during this season.  Allow Him to remove your animosity, your anger, and your disappointments from your heart and from your mind.  Ask the Wonderful Counselor to lead you into all Truth, in the midst of your circumstances.  Meditate on everything that is honorable, pure, and lovely.

Invite the Prince of Peace to make new memories for you, this month of December, and to remove the pain of old memories of years gone by.  Start new traditions as you allow His Light to shine into your heart.  From His Abundance, receive the many blessings the Everlasting Father longs to give you through His precious Son, the Christ.

Whose government is going to govern your heart this Christmas season: the government of the Lord Jesus, whose birthday you are celebrating, or the government of the father-of-lies?

PRAYER: Wonderful Counselor, I invite Your Government to govern my heart, Your Counsel to reign in my mind, and Your Peace to dominate my spirit, during this Christmas season. Thank you for all the blessings of past Christmas seasons. Help me to focus and look forward to all the new and special blessings You have in store for me, this year.

Maintain an Awareness

God wants you to desire to be important to Him, because you ARE important to Him…and He wants to tell you so, Himself.

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Come to Me to Abide in Me

COME TO ME
(Matthew 11:28).

ABIDE IN ME, AND I IN YOU
(John 15:4).

Pay attention that the Lord Jesus did not say, “Come to Me to abide WITH Me,” but rather, “Come to Me to abide IN Me…and I in you.”  To abide means to remain or to stay.

Understand that there is a difference.  To stay WITH Jesus means that you try very hard to keep up with Him…to be like Him…to follow a set of rules.  It is about fixing your mind, heart, and circumstances. It is about mending the past, changing the present, and controlling the future.  It is all about what you ought to DO to be acceptable, loved, and worthy.

However, to abide IN Jesus means to let go…and let God. It is all about inviting God’s Participation into the minute details of your life, instead of controlling, complaining, and criticizing. It is about allowing God’s Presence into the black stone of bitterness in your heart, instead of covering it up with vows and resentment. It is about exposing the negative, out-of-control thoughts in your mind to God’s infinite Understanding, instead of letting them attack you and those around you. It is about letting the Law of the Spirit set you free from the Law of Sin and Death, instead of trying to cope with sinful habits and patterns, on your own. It is about inviting God’s Will to take control of your life. It is about asking Christ to crucify the OLD MAN in you, so you may be free to follow the desires of the Holy Spirit in you.

To abide IN Jesus is all about what you cannot do. It is all about what Christ came to do for you…IN you.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HAVE LEARNED TO ACCLAIM YOU, WHO WALK IN THE LIGHT OF YOUR PRESENCE, LORD
(Psalm 89:15).

I bless you to come to the Lord Jesus and abide IN Him.  Stop striving, fixing, and doing.  Stop hiding, running, and blaming.  Instead, let Him be in you what HE has always planned to be. Let Him do in you and through you, using His own Presence. Let go…and let God.

What would you like to change today, in order to start abiding IN the Lord Jesus, moment-by-moment, from now on?

PRAYER: Majesty, I come to abide IN You. I come to acclaim You and to walk in the Light of Your Presence.  Come and take control of my life. Be in me what You want to be. Do in me and through me what You want to do. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done…in my life, as it is in Heaven.

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We run…and run…and run. We run towards bad distractions and destructions like alcohol, drugs, or even crime, or we run towards good distractions like entertainment, or our husbands, wives, friends, or counselors.

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No Evil Will Conquer You

MY PRAYER IS NOT THAT YOU TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD BUT THAT YOU PROTECT THEM FROM THE EVIL ONE
(John 17:15).

The Lord Jesus knew that your problem would not be with the world, but with the evil one.  He knew that your problem would not be with your circumstances, but with what the evil one told you about your circumstances—that they are impossible, unsolvable, and unchangeable. He knew that your problem would not be with what people told you, but with what the evil one told you: “Your mistakes are too numerous.  Your character is too flawed.  Your defect is non-redeemable.”  Therefore, Jesus asked His Father, the Most High, to protect you from the evil one.

The evil one sets you up with his purpose, from the start. He introduces you to his lies. These lies become your purpose from the evil one. Through them, he supplies everything you need, in order to make sure you serve him with your soul, your spirit, and your body. He furnishes you with his will, his desires, and his nature, so you may carry out the deeds he commissioned you to do, in obedience to these lies. Then, he sits back and watches you fulfill his purpose for your life.

IF YOU MAKE THE LORD YOUR REFUGE,
IF YOU MAKE THE MOST HIGH YOUR SHELTER,
NO EVIL WILL CONQUER YOU
(Psalm 91:9-10).

Don’t run from the evil one’s lies. Don’t hide from them, either. Don’t blame others for the evil one’s words in your mind.  Instead, push through your fear, your disappointment, your confusion, your anger, your jealousy, and your resentment, and bring your sadness, your badness, and your madness to the Perfect Father. Make the Lord your Refuge; then, no evil will conquer you.

Expose the evil one’s lies about you to God—that your mistakes are too numerous, your character is too flawed, and your defect is non-redeemable. Tell God what the evil one said about your circumstances—that they are impossible, unsolvable, and unchangeable. You will find that His arm is not too short to deliver you from the evil one.

WAS MY ARM TOO SHORT TO DELIVER YOU? DO I LACK THE STRENGTH TO RESCUE YOU? BY A MERE REBUKE I DRY UP THE SEA, I TURN RIVERS INTO A DESERT; THEIR FISH ROT FOR LACK OF WATER AND DIE OF THIRST
(Isaiah 50:2-3).

What has been keeping you from making the Most High your shelter against the evil one?

PRAYER: Most High, protect me from the evil one, so he would not be able to fulfill his purpose for my life.  Deliver me from his deceitful desires in me, from his spiteful will in me, from his negative, destructive beliefs in me, from his sinful nature in me. Deliver me from the evil one, so I may belong to You.

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And here lies the root to all our problems: not the FACTS we experienced during our childhood circumstances…but the CONCLUSIONS we made in response to these facts.

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Your Father’s Unlimited Resources

WHEN I THINK OF ALL THIS, I FALL TO MY KNEES AND PRAY TO THE FATHER, THE CREATOR OF EVERYTHING IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH.  I PRAY THAT FROM HIS GLORIOUS, UNLIMITED RESOURCES HE WILL EMPOWER YOU WITH INNER STRENGTH THROUGH HIS SPIRIT
(Ephesians 3:14-16 NLT).

Did you know that your Perfect Father, the Creator of everything in Heaven and on earth, has unlimited Resources from which He is able to supply what you need, even today?  Maybe you believe that there is no answer for your problem.  Maybe you believe that there is no solution for your unacceptable character.  Maybe you believe that there is no remedy for your sinful habits and patterns of escape.

GREAT IS OUR LORD, AND OF GREAT POWER: HIS UNDERSTANDING IS INFINITE
(Psalm 147:5).

Blessed Child, I am the Perfect Father, the Creator of everything in Heaven and on earth. I am of great Power…and I created YOU, too. Now, from My glorious, unlimited resources, I am able to empower you with inner strength through My Spirit, so you may have sufficiency in all things, from the inside out. All you need to do is DRAW from Me.

Fall to your knees and pray to Me, your Father in Heaven. My glorious Recourses are unlimited to supply everything you need for life and godliness, despite the ungodliness in your nature, the instability in your emotions, and the spitefulness in your will.

Look up, Child. I am able to make all My Grace abound toward you, so you may have what it takes to be gentle, good, gracious, faithful, patient, forgiving, and filled with self-control. My Grace is enough to cover your past failures and mistakes, to deal with your present guilt and shame, and to ensure a hopeful future.  

AND GOD IS ABLE TO MAKE ALL GRACE ABOUND TOWARD YOU; THAT YE, ALWAYS HAVING ALL SUFFICIENCY IN ALL THINGS, MAY ABOUND TO EVERY GOOD WORK
(2 Corinthians 9:8).

Regardless of your need, shortcoming, or defect, God is able to make all Grace abound toward you, so that you may have sufficiency in all things—in your will, your nature, your thoughts, your emotions, your desires…and your deeds.

For what problem in your life do you need to draw from the Perfect Father’s unlimited resources?

PRAYER: Lord God, how great You are! I pray that from Your glorious, unlimited resources You empower me with inner strength through Your Spirit, so I may have sufficiency in all things.

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There is someone who came to bring Heaven to earth, into your troubled heart, into your dark mind, into your dead spirit, into your disease-ridden body, and into your broken life. His name is Jesus Christ, the Perfect Father’s Son.

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Your Heart Matters to God

KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE; FOR OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE
(Proverbs 4:23).

Realize that your heart is a fountainhead—the point of origin from which God wants to generate His Living Water.  If your heart is dead and clogged with the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies, God’s Living Water cannot stream forth from your heart.

THEN JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES A PARABLE TO SHOW THEM THAT THEY SHOULD ALWAYS PRAY AND NOT GIVE UP. HE SAID: ‘IN A CERTAIN TOWN THERE WAS A JUDGE WHO NEITHER FEARED GOD NOR CARED ABOUT MEN. AND THERE WAS A WIDOW IN THAT TOWN WHO KEPT COMING TO HIM WITH THE PLEA, ‘GRANT ME JUSTICE AGAINST MY ADVERSARY’
(Luke 18:1-3).

Know your adversary.  It is not your mother.  It is not your father.  It is not your brother or your sister. It is not your husband or your wife. It is not your neighbor.  It is not your friend.  It is the father-of-lies…the evil one…Satan.  HE HAS COME TO KILL YOUR LOVE, STEAL YOUR JOY, and DESTROY YOUR HEART!  I bless you to keep coming to your Father with the plea, “Everlasting Father, grant me justice against my adversary, the father-of-lies.  Grant me a new heart…a new fountainhead…a new beginning, so Your Living Water may flow through me.”

FOR SOME TIME HE REFUSED. BUT FINALLY HE SAID TO HIMSELF, ‘EVEN THOUGH I DON’T FEAR GOD OR CARE ABOUT MEN, YET BECAUSE THIS WIDOW KEEPS BOTHERING ME, I WILL SEE THAT SHE GETS JUSTICE, SO THAT SHE WON’T EVENTUALLY WEAR ME OUT WITH HER COMING!’
(Luke 18:4-5).

I bless you to come to the Most High, again…and again…and again, even if you have come a thousand times before. God is not unjust, refusing to help you, but you might not have been ready to receive justice for the effects of the adversary on your life, before. Come to Him, again…today. Today, your heart might be ready to receive the justice for which you have been praying for—the bitterness in your heart, the confusion in your mind, and the heaviness in your spirit. At the right time, He will remove the obstructions, so God’s Living Water may stream forth from your heart.

AND THE LORD SAID, ‘LISTEN TO WHAT THE UNJUST JUDGE SAYS.  AND WILL NOT GOD BRING ABOUT JUSTICE FOR HIS CHOSEN ONES, WHO CRY OUT TO HIM DAY AND NIGHT?  WILL HE KEEP PUTTING THEM OFF?  I TELL YOU, HE WILL SEE THAT THEY GET JUSTICE, AND QUICKLY’
(Luke 18:6-8).

What is clogging YOUR heart, the fountainhead of your life? Is it guilt, or confusion, or oppression? Will you bring it to the Lord God, today…again?

PRAYER: I praise You, God, that You grant justice to all Your chosen ones, who never give up coming to You. I bring the obstruction in my heart to You, Lord God. Show me what it is, so I may lay it before you…and receive justice against my adversary, the father-of-lies.

Maintain an Awareness

We did not realize it at the time, but during our childhood we made the most deterministic decisions of our lives.

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