6 Ways to Triumph Over Tribulations Through the Power of Prayer

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Go From Strength to Strength

Go From Strength to Strength

Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage, as they pass through the valley of Baca, they make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; Each one appears before God in Zion.- Ps. 84:5-7

When passing through valleys of weeping, our tears become a fountain of peace. In our times of sorrow, the Spirit of God empowers us. The valleys of despair turn into hope as the living water of the Spirit of Christ washes over our fears, pains, and dark hours. In the places where we have no strength, His strength manifests in greater measure.

In the heat of our battles, we find the Lord’s ability to overcome. He leads us to seek His ways instead of our own. When we wait upon the Lord, we mount up with wings like eagles. Blessings are poured out as we move from our strength to His strength, and from despair to peace.

The adversary may try to weaken us, but he cannot weaken the Christ in us. The anointing of God cannot be diminished. On the contrary, the more afflictions and tribulations arise, the more the Anointed One releases His glory. When we pass through the valley of weeping, Jesus is there to comfort us and bless us abundantly. When there seems to be no way, God’s way is paved,  from glory to glory!

What Does God Look At?

What Does God Look At?

“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” – Sam. 16:7

God looks at the heart while man tends to look at outward appearances. Because the Lord Jesus is in our hearts, we can increasingly see ourselves and others through His eyes. By focusing on the intentions of the heart in relationships, we can walk free from offense and be gracious and merciful.

God sees our hearts. He knows when we love and worship Him with our whole being. When the pressures of this world weigh on our hearts, we quickly remember by faith that He is on the throne of our hearts. It is there that we can lay everything we care about at the feet of our Savior. When God has first place in our hearts, we find peace with everything else. While others may not hear our praises, see our worship, or witness our time spent in the Word, God sees and hears our expressions of love.

While some people might only look at our outward appearance, we trust that those who know and are growing in the Lord will see our hearts. As we walk in the Spirit, the Lord reveals the unseen to us. Let’s seek the Lord in the hearts of others and walk by faith, not by sight,  from glory to glory!

God Gets it!

God Gets it!

For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. Ps. 103:14

Almighty God loves and understands our past, present, and future ways. Whatever happened in our past that influences our behavior today is clear to Him. God gets it. As He transforms us, He heals the areas causing our wrong behaviors while preserving the traits that make us unique. With full knowledge of who we are, the Lord rejoices over us. He comprehends the who, the why, the when, and the how of all we are.

When others misunderstand us, we might feel rejected. But when we remember that God gets it, we can rest in Him, knowing He loves and accepts us. As we delight ourselves in the Lord, He gives us new desires and strengthens those He has already placed in our hearts. These desires lead us to yield to the Spirit of God for transformation and growth.

As we grow spiritually and our focus shifts from the natural realm, those around us might not understand. What happened? The Lord got us. He understands because He holds us. Everything that pertains to us… He has it! Hallelujah! Now we get it, from glory to glory!

As We Go!

As We Go!

And they lifted up their voices and said, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ So when He saw them, He said to them, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. – Luke 17:13-14

As we walk by faith, we obey God’s instructions regardless of what we see in the natural. It’s through our obedience that the reality of His word manifests. The more we walk with the Lord, the more we realize the transformation He has made in our lives. This transformation unfolds as we go, not before we take that first step.

We cannot bargain with the Lord, saying, “When you heal me completely, then I will obey you,” or “When you do this or that, then I will do this or that.” Our obedience to God is not conditional. He is our Lord, and we trust Him with every step we take in His name. We recognize the changes He has made in our lives as we continue to walk with Him.

We strive to always obey Him, even when it’s difficult. His way is always the best way, the only way—the way, the truth, and the life! As we go, we grow. Sometimes, we go through challenges just to see that we are no longer who we used to be, that we have changed. As we walk, others see the healing of the Lord in our lives,  from glory to glory

Are We Blessing or Cursing?

Are We Blessing or Cursing?

Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so. – James 3:10

The moment the words came out of my mouth, I knew they were not what I meant to say and could hurt my co-worker. It wasn’t the first time and wouldn’t be the last time I wasn’t able to moderate my tongue. In sorrow, I prayed, Lord, please forgive me, cancel the effect these words might have had. Help me tame my tongue, be quick to hear and slow to speak!  

One of the many ways to stir up, or quench, the manifestation of the Lord Jesus through our lives is through our words. The tongue is a little member that can quickly spread a big fire of blessing or cursing, of life or death. Our words bring either direction or destruction; contribution or contamination; encouragement or discouragement. With it, we lead others unknowingly. 

Are we blessing or cursing? Let’s bless our Lord and others with words, confess Jesus is Lord, and praise His holy name. Blessing, not cursing. As we pray in the spirit, worship and witness, we stir up the gift of God that is in us. As we surrender and submit ourselves to the Lord, He enables us to tame our tongue, from glory to glory!

Receive Power From on High!

Receive Power From on High!

Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high. – Luke 24:49 

The disciples waited until they received this promise, not really knowing what this power from on high would look like. In obedience, they waited, worshipping and trusting His promise would come to pass. When it did, on Pentecost, its reality was undeniable and its results phenomenal. This baptism of the Holy Spirit exceeded their expectations and does the same in our lives.

Unlike the disciples, we do not have to wait for it; we wait on it, as we appropriate it by faith. The Holy Spirit works with us to become a christian, comes to dwell in us upon conversion, and then comes upon us to empower us for service. It’s a gift available to whosoever believes. 

Like the disciples, we are not sure what the power of God looks like in our lives, but it shouldn’t matter. We should desire whatever comes from Him. No questions asked, pre-conceived ideas, or unbelief. If you haven’t yet, pray, believe and receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. If you have, pray for His continual infilling and outflowing in your life, from glory to glory!

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