I pray that you are all blessed and highly favored of the Lord on today. The Lord has a great message for us today. Thanks for reading.
(Ephesians 3:16-19), I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
One day at a time! That's the Lord's message for you today. I think about the times that I spent in church services or classes and I was often reminded of the numerous of sins that are not of God. No sin is of God. You sit and listen to the pastor's message and you are moved by the words but deep in the back of your mind, you know that the sin that he is preaching about, is something that you are still struggling with. While you are in church and are being convicted of a particular sin or sins in your life, it is the Holy Spirit that is tugging on your inner being. It does not mean that He is mad at you, the Spirit of the Lord is trying deliver you and help you keep your deliverance or obtain deliverance from Him. The pastor might be the one that lay hands on you, but without the anointing of the Holy Spirit you will not be delivered.
Woman of God, I want to encourage you today, to take one thing at a time. If you are trying to deal with everything that is going wrong in your life all at one time, this can be a very tremendous burden to you and you will feel defeated before you have even begun. Start with the little things and work your way up. Some people get offended at church because the Holy Spirit tugged at their spirit and they don't want to go back in fear that they have not released all the sin in their life. It doesn't work that way. The more you hear the Word of God, He gives you power and strength to overcome battles and temptations in your life. The more rooted in Christ Jesus the more power you will have to defeat the enemy
Might I suggest that you make a list of the worldly things that you do or the things that you know are not pleasing to the Lord and pray over them. Ask the Lord Jesus for deliverance in those areas of your life and the power to stay delivered. You don't have to tell anyone about your list. It's between you and the Lord Jesus. There may come a time when you are about to do or say something that is on your list and you will hear the Holy Spirit say, "don't do that, or don't say that". The more obedient that you are to that tugging in your inner being, the more victorious you will become and powerful to the glory of God. Once the Lord sees that you are at least willing to try to become more like Him, He will move mountains on your behalf. God is so compassionate and patient. The Lord God wants you to be free from sin, and if you want the same thing, then you and God are now working together. It's better to work with the Lord than to work without Him. It's better to walk with Jesus, than to walk alone.
I still have a list that the I am believing the Spirit of the Lord Jesus is working. Every time I think that I have something beat, another sin replaces that one. I stay prayerful and I always acknowledge the fact that I am undone in certain areas of my life. I am honest with the Lord and I have often said, "Lord, that one is a hard one for me to overcome, or Lord, I've been doing it this way all my life". I am not above correction from the Lord. There have also been times that I just didn't make it and then I have to ask for God's forgiveness and start all over again. One more important thing God wants you to remember is that no one is above sin. Never let anyone make you think that you are not worthly of the love of God. If you begin to feel that way, you will make excuses as to why you can't go to church and the enemy will have you exactly where he wants you, feeling unworthly and defeated. A spirit of defeat always leaves the door open for the spirit of depression.
One thing at a time, ladies. One thing at a time! GOD BLESS YOU!