Living The Difference Prelude
Learning to recognise and obey His voice.
Learning to move in the Spirit.
For many of us, our walk with God has been like a roller coaster, we peaked twice a year, during youth camp and the church camp at the end of the year where we will almost be soaring in the spirit. Other times, from those mountain tops, we’ll start to descend and most times, we eventually found ourselves in the valleys, struggling to get out.
This has been very true for myself and I’ve never been good with discipline. It disgusts me even that I found myself in the valleys again the few months before youth camp. AH! THE VICIOUS CYCLE! I didn’t want to fight anymore; there wasn’t much faith left in me to believe that change is still possible and I don’t know where is my God - the one who we call, God of the impossible.
In my mind, I know God is going to do something incredible at this camp this year, things are going to change, we are after CONSISTENCY in our walk with God. In my heart, I was afraid that it will be the same ups and downs again.
But… My God is a
He begun to revive my heart, starting at Pre-LTD service.
Sis Grace, “How long are you going to let the devil beat you down, he’s pushing you, right and left! How long! How long are you going to allow him to put you down!”
I weeped, literally.
Cried and cried and cried…
And the bible says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
Sis Grace (our youth leader) got us to rebuke the devil and bind the spirit of fear, like in LTD 2008 where we got up front with the mic; not for the sake of re-enactment, but to declare our faith and stand up to fight again.
This post will get really long if I even start describing what went through my mind and what I felt in my heart after Sis Grace said that. But yes, after the much struggle within myself, I took a stand for myself and fought back! Oh, and you can just imagine the release I felt and the faith that just came pouring back in…
Then God spoke,
“There can only be one Master, now that you have chosen Me over the spirit of fear, I’ll come back to you. Would you give me your time, energy, past and disappointments? … … I longg… to meet you, I have never leave nor forsaken you… Come back to me.”
How then do we get consistent?
Study the Word of God. Know the Word of God. Memorise scriptures so that God can bring it to remembrance at the right time.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2
How do you get transformed?
”by the renewing of your mind”
Empty out the junk and fill it with God’s word.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12
We are at war, a war for our souls and time is short.