Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond

When God moves in our lives, it’s always to allow room for His next move. We can trust that it’s for much more than we could ever ask or think. It is spiritual and cannot be comprehended in the natural.

We live and walk by the Spirit. All that is done has to be done by God. Our part is to surrender our will and ways to His. God’s will is achieved through divine communication, divine connections and divine contributions. When we are rooted and grounded in His love we understand that His love is beyond our natural understanding. He strengthens us with might through His spirit in the inner man so we can know His love and be filled with all His fullness.

No matter what width, length, depth or height we think we reach; God’s will is to take us above and beyond all our expectations. The abundant life we have in Christ is experienced most when we reach a limit. It’s when we do not see more that He brings more. When we cannot perceive how something is going to work out, He unveils His ways for a supernatural breakthrough. He lifts us up above our circumstances and stretches our horizons to give us hope. God’s love will see us through and bring us to our place of victory. All that He does keeps us going from glory to glory!

Ephesians 3:20-21 “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

 

Moving In

Moving In

The Lord honors our hunger for more of Him. He sees our drawing nigh unto Him. He knows when we are thirsty for more of Him; when we desire more time with Him; when our heart cries out for Him. We seek His presence and allow Him to move in our lives increasingly.

The presence of the Lord changes everything. Once we receive Him in our heart, He moves in every area, even those we think are hidden. With love, grace, mercy and patience…He starts healing, removing, restoring and occupying every space. When we detect that something else has taken over first place in our hearts, we must press in to the Lord so that He again is our number one priority. When we find ourselves worrying or overly concerned about things, we need to find rest in His presence. When our priorities do not line up with the Word, we seek Him first and find all things fall into their rightful position in our hearts.

As we seek Him with our whole heart, we reach greater heights. Joyfully, we receive Him as we appropriate all that He is in our lives. He sees us drawing nigh unto Him, so He draws nigh unto us. He moves in closer and closer, until there is nothing in between to hinder intimacy with Him. We are never content with just a visitation from the Lord; we desire His habitation, from glory to glory!

Luke 19:5-6 “And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’ So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully.” 

 

Greater!

Greater!

The One in us is greater than the one who is in the world. Christ is greater than any problem, temptation or trial that may come against us. Instead of walking by fear, we walk by faith because of the overcomer who dwells in our hearts.

In the past, we may have attempted to build walls to protect us from the attacks of the enemy. These walls ended up isolating us and keeping us away from divine opportunities. We may understand that Christ is greater than what comes against us; but it’s when we comprehend that He is greater in us that walls can come down and our fear is conquered. Walls built from fear do not bring protection, but hinder us from the victorious position we have in Christ. The presence of the Lord in our lives is enough to protect us from all the fiery darts of the enemy. His presence in us enables us to stand as champions in His name because we have on the whole armor of God.

When we take a look at what’s in us, we come face to face with our humanity and question our divine identity. It’s then that we have to recognize the treasure we have as earthen vessels: Christ Himself in us, with us and for us,  from glory to glory!

1 John 4:4 “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

 

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