When we know God hears us, our communication and communion with Him increases. As we seek to hear God’s voice, other voices will try to hinder the clarity with which we hear. It could be our own voice, the voice of others, or the voice of our enemy. We must turn up the volume of the spiritual realm to turn down interferences to our hearing.
Whenever a lie gets too loud, we must tune in our mind to the truth. Whenever the sound of the world increases, the sound of Heaven gets even louder. When hurtful words come at us, we must quickly hear God’s reassuring Word. We learn to recognize God’s voice and tune out any hindering voices. God’s voice should speak louder than all others.
God loves us so much! He longs to hear from us. We can come boldly to the throne of grace for whatever need, bringing only ourselves, just the way we are. Here we surrender all, love Him, and delight in listening to Him. Our fellowship is without ceasing. Amid all we do, we know He is here. He never leaves us, nor forsakes us. Let us silence all to hear God, from glory to glory!
John 5:14-15 “Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.”
As we look up to our Lord, He helps us look in three directions, taking us to a place of trust and hope in Him. We look back, remember what God has already helped us through, and how He moved in our lives in greater ways than expected. We see how we have grown in the Lord and the freedom He brought in various areas of our lives.
We look within. The spirit of Christ can bring light to areas that need healing. We humbly face ourselves, confront ourselves in order to conquer, and walk in freedom. He helps us examine what doesn’t match our divine identity. We increase in the knowledge of who we are in Christ, and who Christ is in us: the hope of glory.
We look forward. What God has prepared for us is so much greater than what we could ask or think! We are being renewed inwardly day-by-day and rejoice in the glory that will manifest in our future. Our paths are shining brighter and brighter. Tempted to look down and feel hopeless, we look up, from glory to glory!
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
Everything that comes from God is to be appreciated, including other members of the body. We are to cherish the people God has brought into our lives for a divine purpose. In order to flourish in our divine identity, we need to be respected, appreciated, and valued. As we receive this from God Himself, we overcome rejection, overlook offenses, and attain fulfillment.
As we value who we are, we value what we have. There are some things we might not treasure because they appear to be insignificant. We don’t see the entire picture, so the minor parts do not seem valuable. We may also give some things more importance than necessary. Our priorities might not be in the proper order. Knowing the value we have in God often changes our outlook on things.
As we believe and receive the love of God, we comprehend our worth in Him with more clarity. We can then love Him, others, and ourselves. Our appreciation of people increases as we recognize their lives are priceless. We are to treasure the gifts we are to one another, and above all, treasure Jesus, the giver of gifts, from glory to glory!
1 John 4:11 “Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
God opens doors that no man can shut and shuts doors no man can open. His will and purpose for us are always greater than we can ask or think. We receive by faith what He has for us, even if we do not know what it is. Our trust is not in the doors–but in God. We walk through His opened doors with peace and surety.
It is in our seeking for more of God, instead of worldly successes, that His best plans for us unfold. As we delight ourselves in Him, desiring His presence and being content in all things, God opens unexpected doors. If a door closes, we do not get frustrated, but await the next open door with joyful expectation. We seek His best through each test.
As we walk through open doors, God shuts the doors of our past so they will not tempt us to go back. There are doors the Holy Spirit leads us to knock on, and there are others He opens automatically. These are activated as we keep our eyes on Him, and suddenly realize, “We have gone through another door,” from glory to glory!
Revelation 3:7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “HE WHO HAS THE KEY OF DAVID, HE WHO OPENS AND NO ONE SHUTS, AND SHUTS AND NO ONE OPENS”
Various trials can suddenly shake our lives. Amid tribulation, the Spirit of God stirs us up to be of good cheer because Jesus has overcome the world. Only by His grace can we put that thought into action. We might read Psalms 23, Psalms 91, or other scriptures in the Bible with tears running down our cheeks, but we press through to hear His Word and praise Him.
When dealing with hardships, our hearts are heavy, but it propelled us to reach for the garment of praise, which supernaturally removes the spirit of heaviness. As we proceed, comfort and hope arise in our souls. A joy and peace that passes all understanding fills us. Tears and fears truly disappear in the presence of the Lord.
Praising the Lord dispels the darkness, comforts and encourages us. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. When we express joy by God’s grace, we bring the breaking of dawn to our night season. It’s not the joy known in the natural. It’s the fruit of the Holy Spirit, our comforter. During our tears, we keep our cheers, from glory to glory!
John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
When facing adversity, it may tempt us to put our eyes on the problems, which makes them even more threatening instead of focusing on the Lord, the promise keeper. Not only should we see Him as we magnify His name, but we also should see Him seeing us. This trust, by faith, comforts and strengthens us. The creator of the universe sees all that pertains to us!
God watches over us with His loving care. It means we are important to Him. He sees us and knows everything there is to know about our situation. He does not wonder what He can do for us, but already sees the answer He has sent forth manifesting in our lives. With care for each one of us, He watches over us. We are “the apple of His eye.”
As an “apple of His eye,” we are fragile and tender. We hurt and bruise from the smallest bump. God sees, protects, and preserves us from more than we know. In our weakened state under adverse conditions, God’s affection for us is amazing. He loves us, cares for us, and hides us under the shadow of His wings, from glory to glory!
Genesis 16:13 “Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?”