There comes times in your faith that you must let your flesh die. The nature of the flesh is to desire. We as believers are in a state of sanctification. Daily we are striving to become more and more like Christ. In order to do that, we must build up our spirit man. Deny the flesh, build up the spirit man. You know what weakens your flesh. It could be Krispy cream donuts lol. It could be hardcore pornography. Either way it’s something that you have to have that weakens your discipline. Anything that consumes your thoughts or you period is considered an idol. An idol meaning a false god ( little “g”.) The true and living God is jealous. There are to be NO gods before Him. So we must train ourselves to starve our flesh and instead be strengthened in our spirit so that we can survive this thing!!! So you may hear people or churches mention ” fasting.” It is to gain spiritual insight and strength from God. Food is typically used to fast however I have fasted from Facebook, tv, phone, all of the above .. It’s a recognition that you need to stop and connect more with God. Hear from Him. You have to determine that you are stronger than a piece of chicken or that show. It’s a temporary time set aside to be filled, cleansed, and ministered to by The Lord. The more distractions you remove, the more time you have to connect with God. Hmmm
Steps to Spiritual Bliss ~ 1. Believe 2. Connect 3. Relationship 4. Be Love 5. Awareness 6. Acceptance 7. Action 8. Keep Focus 9. Spiritual Bliss. Believe that there is One God. Connect ~ no matter what you call God/Divine/Universe/Jesus etc. Relationship means to submit to God ALL the time. This is where great patience is needed. Things happen in Gods time only. Be Love ~ Look at the world around you with Gods eyes and follow your Spiritual Prompts without hesitation and without fear. Awareness ~ Be Aware of the ingenious ways that God uses to speak to you. Take notice of nature and look for deeper meaning in what people say. Also be Aware that the more capabilities you have, the more the Dark side will try to keep you off track. Acceptance ~ Have No Fear and Accept your thoughts for what they are ~ just thoughts. No need to act on them, fight with them or avoid them. Take notice where they come from and simply let them go like cars passing your house. Action ~ Act on your values and the things you are passionate about. Keep Focus ~ Stay Focused on God and the Dark side will eventually back off. Spiritual Bliss ~ Living in Spiritual Bliss is the reward.
Dr. Cynthia Togle
Davao City, Philippines
Positivity goes a long way. The Bible says as a man thinks, so is he. You know the saying, ” you are what you eat.” Well you are what you think!!!! Who wants to be perceived as Negative Nancy or Ned, lol. Ijs. There is enough pessimism in the world. Let’s increase the optimism. When we as believers speak life, pray, exercise faith those are positive ways to affirm our belief system and the world around us. I’m not saying everything is all good and ignore what’s bad. I’m saying learn how to filter out what’s not good for your soul and do something constructively positive to help the situation. When you are being negative , you aren’t being open for God to bless you and fill you as only He can. Look up and smile and let your thoughts smile. There’s nothing too hard for God. Period
Paul writes that we should work out our salvation with fear and trembling, is he implying that believers live with permanent worry that salvation will be lost if we continue to make mistakes? No! the understanding is that followers of Christ are aware that every reasonable service for the Kingdom is God dependent and never self motivated; there should be an ongoing godly obedience as well as a healthy fear from committing willful sin.
In other words, you must know what it takes to remain in the will of God for your life and if you don’t know, then you should be proactive with finding out. There is no excuse for not committing our way to the Lord, unless you don’t believe in salvation through Jesus Christ.
It is amazing what a little time away from the busyness of everyday life can do…. A place of rest. God knew that we as human beings were going to need a day to rest. He even incorporated it into our week so it would be possible and for a long time people honored that, respected that time but today people including myself have become so busy that the priority of resting, slowing down, embracing just relaxing has become almost obsolete. Non existence. In rest is a refreshing, in rest is re energizing in rest it the ability to slow down and enjoy and embrace the day. 6 days work and labor but 7th day rest. Use the opportunity to clear your mind, regroup.
Restoration comes with rest.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (Psalms 23:1-3 KJV
Tammy “Victorious” Mikels
Hey y’all today the word was on contentment. Wow. Being and knowing you are blessed and being able to appreciate where you are. Being satisfied no matter your state/situation. Very deep message. Volumes of depth to it. But isn’t it funny that when you get a good word, sometimes it’s so hard to feel it. Maybe the proper way to say it is you wrestle. We have to beat our flesh into subjection in order to please God. In order to have what He fully wants for us. He has desires for us. We need to submit our desires to Him and let Him perfect His will. It can really hurt and be painful as you wait. What you must learn to do is look up and praise at every level. Learn the art of contentment. Discipline your spirit to endure the present state and to master ever lesson that comes with it. What’s for certain is God is present at every stage. So I close this out blessing God for the times I abound and when I abase and all the in between because He is still the author and finisher no matter what.
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