Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and His faithfulness continues to each generation."
~ Psalm 100:4-5 ~
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Are you being seduced?
You know that moment where you are no longer focused on the abundant goodness of God, instead now focused on the fierce lack of this life (Consisting of difficulties in circumstances, people, trials, hardships)?
Do you want to kick some major a@% in this area of discontentment, complaining and seeing with mere human sight of your facts and reality resulting in only seeing obstacles? Do you want to begin living in the place of God's abundant, supernatural vision of Truth revealing faith seeing opportunities in the midst of the obstacles?
Here's an exercise for the remedy...are you and I ready? Maybe the question isn't "Are we ready?" But more so, "Are we willing?"
I know and believe that in order to see the victory I must be willing to partner with God in obedience.
This is how I enter His gates...the key to 'entering' is with the key of thanksgiving, revealing my grateful heart toward Him, for Who He is. As I enter His gates I can now enter His courts with praise. The thanksgiving is my vehicle to get into God's courts, as I enter in I marvel at His greatness; it is breathtakingly difficult not to praise Him. As I praise Him, my spirit leads my mind to a place of worship in which every circumstance, every growing seed of depression that was a mighty fortress and mountain is now brought down to nothingness because of His eternal majestic splendor. His All Consuming Fire, for this is Who He is, brings it all down, consuming it to ashes and now we are able to operate in His unfailing love, drowning out the superficial, conditional love of my mere humanness.
Therefore, let us not be seduced away from our Author and Finisher of our faith. No matter what we are doing, let us rise up, get ready, run, eat, and work knowing Whose side we are on.
In closing, today my Triumphant Victorious Reminder is that my partnership or lack of partnership with God reveals one of two things: We either live in the world by our sight resulting in facts or we live in the supernatural world of vision because of Truth via the vehicle of faith in our God!
When hopelessness tries to whisper, speak or shout lies into you, then with the same measure; whisper, speak and shout God's hope over the people and situations. Even if nothing changes, the truly powerful change comes from within the heart!