Most Believers that have been saved a while know something vital about advancing their walk.
It’s meditating on God’s word.
This is the way to His Shalom once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
When we first get saved most have that “I just got saved,” attitude. We’re eager and want to share all that we know…especially if we are attending a study group. Everything feels great in the beginning. We pray everyday and we try to do the right thing. Then some start to notice other people being blessed just when the car needs repair, or a major appliance needs to be replaced. You get the picture.
It is in these moments that you knuckle back down into God’s word. In many cases, when those feelings start to rise up in you…it is because you are perseverating or thinking continuously about that area of concern or others. Because the concern has the attention, The Holy Spirit (God’s hand of Power in the world) has no material to work with. He works with the material of your focus. When you choose to focus on Jesus instead of the circumstance it equates to belief in God’s word over the circumstance, which equates to the promise you seek being manifested.
If you’re thinking and thinking of the situation over and over the life of God cannot come into it and make a change. The only way to let the life of God into a situation when you feel like it is too much is to quote a Scripture. This is helpful because a lot of times we cannot find the words to say on our own anyway.
Quoting Scriptures to ourselves as often as we can grows our consciousness about the Lord, and when He is big in our consciousness we believe His promises. When we believe His promises, they manifest.
Increasing God’s presence in our consciousness is called renewing our minds. Believing God and taking Him at His word comes easier for some than it does for others for many different reasons. Just remember, the Word of the Lord is alive so speak it over yourself and your family and all situations that concern you.
Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities and by His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:4-5). Jesus was beaten physically so that our bodies would not be destroyed by sickness and disease.
Jesus’ dying on the cross purchased our redemption and we are now in right standing with God Almighty our Father, Abba.
Being in right standing means that we have everything that Jesus Christ has…we are everything that Jesus Christ is only because we are seated in Him.
So why is our focus on our circumstance once we’ve taken authority over it? To be clear, “taking authority over a situation is simply speaking God’s truth over you and the situation and giving thanks to Him for the victory in Jesus Christ’s name…Amen.
The answer is because we redirect to the situation after we take authority and the “faith pictures” are not present in our minds. “Faith pictures”, are pictures of you and your family living the “finished work” that you flash across your own mind. It is proactive to see yourself living the promise.
His Precious Holy Spirit to live inside of us to bear witness to Him. The Holy Spirit always draws our minds back to Jesus Christ. He is gentle and nudges us in a way that is not frightening, or oppressive. He never draws your attention to trouble or darkness…only to the love of Jesus Christ and the finished work of the Cross.
It is in these times that God’s wonderful Holy spirit nudges us or draws our thought back to Christ and we resume our focus on His word. You may see a verse flash across your mind, or even feel urged to hum a hymn or say Jesus’ name. Of course, these are just some examples of how the Spirit of God redirects your thoughts. He knows that once your thoughts are on Jesus you are resting, and when you’re resting God is working by His Spirit to bring the outcome He knows is best for you.
Let’s get some of God’s word into us by quoting Scriptures each day. Let’s use our little faith to quote the “Word of God” everyday so He becomes so big in our consciousness…until He’s pouring out of us and blessing others. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to draw our minds back to Jesus Christ when stress tries to run wild. God’s word is amazingly centering. When God’s word is introduced into a situation, the dynamics are changed instantly.
Below you will find some Bible verses that have really helped so many Believers find God’s peace:
God’s word will help you grow a new brain about God…try Him now on this please. Get the “word of God” into you however you see fit…just get it in.
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