Faith always moves us into action! Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Jonah, Nehemiah, Peter, Paul, and so many others had to go, obey, and open their mouths. We are called to live courageously and to put action to our faith. You may say, “I’m afraid!” The best way to break fear is to act. It is one thing to pray about a situation. It’s another thing to do something about it.
The Holy Spirit lives in us. In Him, we live and move and have our being. The Holy Spirit is not for HIRE in the moment, or someone we call on when we are in a bind. He abides in us!
Part of living as a Spirit-filled believer is recognizing that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are intended for use every single day, and in many different ways! The Holy Spirit was given in order that we may not only live life in full measure, but also minister the power of the Holy Spirit to others in full measure!
When it’s comes to repentance and forgiveness, do not hesitate or waste any time! Be quick to repent and quick to forgive others.
Through praise and worship, David changed his focus. On the wings of a song his spirit was lifted above his present circumstances into the presence of the One who is high and lifted up. The Bible states it very matter-of-factly: “David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” There was nothing about the circumstance that was encouraging, and if David had limited his focus to the present circumstance, he would surely have gone into a deep depression. In times of uncertainty and upheaval, God was David’s constant. Why? Because God doesn’t change. No matter what the circumstance, God is above it, seated upon the throne of sovereignty and holding the scepter of dominion.
We will always come to places where discouragement is a choice. Like Zerubbabel, we need to confront those barriers with recognition of God’s grace in order to bring forth fruit and redemption to those circumstances.
God wants to move you to a place of effectiveness and fruitfulness. Have you ever been in a desperate place of needing God to provide? Maybe you didn’t know where your next meal would come from, or how you would pay your rent or mortgage on time. In your deepest time of need, perhaps you cried out to God and He immediately provided in a miraculous way. I have been in this place more than once in my life, and it is amazing and remarkable to experience provision of this kind. It’s literally as if God is standing at your door and knocking! It’s one thing to be the the one asking for a blessing. It’s another thing entirely to be the one giving the blessings.
Without the redemptive work of Jesus Christ we are completely helpless. We are fully dependent upon the redemptive power of Jesus in our lives. God has taken the initiative to act compassionately on behalf of those who are powerless to help themselves. This my friends, is a gift beyond comprehension, yet it is available to us all.
There is only one light powerful enough to penetrate the human heart; Jesus, the Light of the world. We must all realize and confess our need for the light of God in our lives.
When we ask God for things, we ask with thanksgiving. When we do that, His power becomes readily available to us in all situations and circumstances.