Today, I’d like to share some important information that you may or may not know!
It’s been on my mind lately about–not the right way, or the wrong way–but the way God’s says to glorify Him. I’d like to start out by just saying it this way: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4.
This is not just something you read, have faith in, or roll around in your mind as a good thing. This is something you actually do! As in, begin to talk to God and thank Him for the things, situations, and blessings in your life. Also, begin to praise Him, for who He is! Example: I praise you God, for you are God, alone! There is no other God but you. Holy is your name. I praise you Father, Son, and Holy Spirit! You are God! You own the cattle on a thousand hills. The heavens are your throne and the earth is your footstool! For this is your kingdom, your power, and your glory! Do this continually, every day if you can.
This sets a precedent between you and the Father–God–that you are his child and a saved sinner. This truth will bring you closer to God and into His presence. This is also putting your faith into action, not to get you material things, or “more saved,” but to move your mind, heart, and body closer to Him, and closer to everything He has for you: peace, love, wisdom, and even answers to questions and truth you may have been seeking.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. James 4:8
BUT REMEMBER, IT MAY ALSO BRING ON THE ATTACT OF THE ENEMY!
Satan, the adversary; Beelzebub, the prince of darkness, hates anyone drawing close to God. He will begin to attack you with every negative thing he can. He will show you the glass half empty, so to speak. And he will blame that emptiness on God in any way he can. He will drag up the past and every person that hurt you, or used you, or stole from you, etc. He will say things, such as: If God loves you, why didn’t He stop that. If God loved you, He would not let those people hurt you. He will attack the very essence of God and who He is–love! He wants to drag you back into his territory, the territory of anger, pain, hate, lies, and darkness–dark thoughts against God, the Father. He wants you to be a rebel against God, and be like him, the devil.
But remember this, you are created in the likeness and image of God!
And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” Genesis 1:6
Satan wants to remake you in his image to be evil, like him, because he cannot create anything but evil. The only followers he has are the ones who fall victim to his lies and deceit. You see, Satan never created a single person or thing.
Stand your ground! Continue to be prayerful to God, thankful of all things, praising God as your Sovereign God and Father, Jesus as your Savior, and Holy Spirit as the power of God that lives in you. Being thankful to God, and praising Him for who He is in your life will keep you on solid ground, and it will be close to impossible for Satan, our adversary, to pull you into his darkness and dark thoughts against God and His people–meaning you, if you have Jesus in your heart.
As a blood bought child of God we should always want to be in God’s territory–the light–and under his umbrella of love and redemption and forgiveness. Not in Satan’s territory, the darkness of evil.
One tip here: to begin to be prayerful and thankful, go first into your secret prayer closet. This is powerful!
But when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut the door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Matthew 6:6
Going to a place where you can be alone with God; He is already there waiting for you. He will see in secret and reward you openly. This is why Christianity is a personal relationship with God, the Father, God the Son, and God, Holy Spirit.
There is only two things we can be: One, a servant in the house of God through Jesus Christ, or a slave to Satan, Beelzebub, the devil and his darkness. There is no “in between.”
I pray you find this helpful in your daily fight to keep your soul in the territory of God, His holy light!
Peace and love to you,
I will praise the Lord at all times; His praise will continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1