Remember, you become filled and permeated with My glory when you glorify Me..
Everything is held together by My glory.
So when you give Me the glory that I am—that I carry—it aligns everything within you.
One of God's profound Kingdom principles is understanding the weapons of our warfare. I have found that joy--yes joy--is one of our most powerful and offensive weapons.
Why? What makes it so powerful? Simply the enemy has no context for joy.
There are some things that will always be in your heart,
but if you let Me hold them for you, and you choose to live with your gaze locked onto Mine,
you will see these things from My perspective...
And, My one,
know that I will never ask you for something just because I don't want you to have it.
~ If I ask you for something that means that I have something better,
something that has more eteranl purpose
& substance that I am inviting you to be a part of.
I felt like He continued to say,
"This is not so much a sin issue, as it is an alignment issue.
~ If you resist the thought, you will be stepping into a place of strength, authority, and discernment in the spirit that will be marked in the heavenly realm.
~ If you don’t resist it, this will also be noted in the heavenly realm, and the enemy will know that he has a voice in your life."
What’s so surprising about hell?
The big surprising difference is that here on earth—whether people realize it or not—everyone innately relies, and even depends, upon the presence of God.
Many would argue this. But please, consider with me:
· the faithfulness of the sunrise
· the reliability of sowing and reaping
· the expectation of rain
· the ability to experience (or at least observe) love
Here on earth, everything, even the most horrific suffering, is experienced in the context of God’s creation.
Since Roger and I wrote Purity by Design we have had many conversations with people about how they can live free from the bondage of sin. Many people have the experience of asking for forgiveness and repenting… only to find that after a period of time they fall back into sin again.
The question isn’t: how you get free? The real question is: How do you stay free?
This is how it works.
Satan tempts us with pleasure—a sinful pleasure, anything that gratifies ourselves above God will do. He tempts us to open the door of our heart and embrace this desire… that promises to satisfy and fulfill us.
If we open the door and invite the sinful pleasure in, it will gladly come in and entice us… but it does not come in alone. Here is the hitch: when we open the door to let the pleasure in, we are blinded by our desire and do not see that satan has attached himself to this “feel good” thing.
Is it possible that our passions—the things for which we long—are from God?
Is it possible that the things we want to be, and do, and have… are actually God’s desire for us?
Is it possible that the things that we enjoy—the music, art, sports, writing, nature, animals, business, inventing things, fashion, hanging out with people, being romantic, having a family—are God-given desires that we are suppose to pursue?
Any time we start a task, we must:
1) remember who we are
2) remember the goal that we want to accomplish
This is God's way; this is what He does. He is intentional. He has a vision; a purpose; and a plan. He knows how He wants things to end up, and He functions with that in mind. May we live from this model and perspective in life!