How do we move forward when we are stuck…

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Moving forward and obtaining different results in our life, requires different actions on our part…

If things are not changing in your life; if you’re not advancing and find yourself in a rut, then you can be certain that it is because you’re not spending enough time praying and in God’s Word…

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart (not your intellect) and lean NOT on your own understanding”

So many times, before we can move forward, we have to change that stinking thinking that happens between our ears.

We have spent years being enculturated and programmed by the world around us, being pressed into the world’s way of thinking, acting and reacting.

As the man said, “Insanity is doing the same things over and over again, the same way, and yet each time expecting different results.”

As Christians, if we want something different in our life, then we’re going to have to start working on doing things differently; and the first thing that every Christian must do is to repent.

This means that we literally must change the way we think; that we allow the Holy Spirit and God’s Word to rewrite the code, and the corrupt programming of the world.

The process by which this happens begins as we meditate in God’s Word and pray in the Spirit.

Studying and meditating in God’s word:

Joshua 1:8

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein; for then thou shalt make thy ways prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Psalms 1:1-3

1 God’s blessings follow you and await you at every turn:
    when you don’t follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes,

When you avoid sin’s highway,
    when judgment and sarcasm beckon you, but you refuse.

2 For you, the Eternal’s Word is your happiness.

    It is your focus (you meditate within its pages)—from dusk to dawn.

3 Then you are like a tree,
    planted by flowing, cool streams of water that never run dry.

Your fruit ripens in its time;
    your leaves never fade or curl in the summer sun.

No matter what you do, then you will prosper.

Praying in the Spirit:

Ephesians 6:18a

“praying always with all prayer and supplications in the Spirit”.

Jude 1:20

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.

As we pray in the Spirit then, “Deep calls unto Deep,” as we are praying in the perfect will of God (Rom 8:26-27; 1 Cor 2:11-13)

There are three spirits that exists in the world.

1) The Holy Spirit

2) The human spirit

3) The unholy spirit or the demonic spirit.

It is important for us to understand that there is a battle for the control of our minds by each of these three spirits.

Depending on which one of these three spirits controls our minds, that spirit will also control our prayer life.

It had has been said that the flesh and the Spirit are like two mad dogs, who are constantly fighting one another; and the one that wins will be the one that you feed.

Praying with our human spirit (or mind) will only say to God what the flesh wants said, and it will only result in what the mind can achieve.

James 4:2-3 indicates that we can pray in the flesh:

“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures (of the flesh).”

The unholy or demonic spirit will work overtime to distract, detour, disinterest and to defeat the believer from spending time in prayer with God. 

In order for us to pray in the Spirit we first have to overcome the temptations, resistance, and unholy influences of our human spirit (our mind), and the unholy spirits (demons).

At the point that our prayers are no longer being influenced or controlled by our human spirit, or by unholy spirit(s), then that’s when we begin to see our breakthroughs, as we are praying in God’s perfect will, by praying in the Spirit.

You can do it, or not, it’s your choice; but that’s what the Bible instructs us to do, if we want to see breakthroughs in our life .

Come join the Adventure!

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Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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