Thursday, April 19, 2012
What is holding you back from your walk with God? Could it be pride, shame, abandonment, jealousy, fear, or unforgiveness? I refer to these things as idols, strongholds, or masters. If your priority or focus is on any of these or anything else more than on God, then you're serving that which you give first priority. What does the word have to say about this? I'll show you in Matthew 6:24 (NIV) " No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. With that being clarified, your focus should be on God. Your first priority should be God! We need to be developing a close relationship with our Father. You ask, How do I develop a relationship with God? I'm more than happy to tell you! First things first, you must be born again ( in the spirit), this is when you acknowledge Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, accepting Him into your heart by faith only. Then you must repent of your sins and ask God for forgiveness. Don't worry, He's faithful and will do it! Ok, now that you've taken the first steps, you can begin to communicate with God, through prayer, reading the bible, praise and worship. You can even sit silently alone before God and lift your thoughts and feelings up to Him. He will speak to you. You must continually seek God to go deeper into the spirit realm and keep in fellowship with Him. If you fall, get right back up, let God know you messed up because He knows anyway. Then ask Him to accept you back. God desires to be in constant communication with us. He's always speaking, but are we listening? In order for you to continue to walk with God, you must be without hindrances. If you want to be freed, seek God's counsel (I call this inner healing). Inner healing is when you seek The Father, ask Him what's your issue that's holding you back, once revealed, you take the next steps of asking the root of this issue and asking Him to uproot that issue because it's a lie of the enemy, and give you truths of who you really are. God wants us healed! It's a wonderful thing and takes place instantly! No need for a therapist when you have God readily available to you and at no cost! How wonderful is that. Shout now cause it's awesome! If you feel you're not confident in approaching God alone, message me and I'll assist you. It's safe and no judgment. I'm here to love, assist and serve. I don't like to see my brothers and sisters suffer. The devil will have a hold on you only if you let him. He's defeated and you can definitely exercise your authority over him. He's crushed under your feet. I love you all and pray you all will find peace and rest in Our Father who is in Heaven.