Can you believe that we are at the end of the year, and can you agree that although it has been a tough one, through it all, God has been good to us.
I am not negating the fact that many of you may have experienced unexpected changes and the transitions of friends and family but thank God you are still here! I want to encourage you to end this month emotionally strong. I am a firm believer that FAITH is not logic; it is what our natural man battles with on a daily basis; however, our Spirit man rest in the fact that God will never abandon us in the midst of figuring out our next move. Honestly, coming into agreement with God often stretches our understanding because it is very uncomfortable. As we not only celebrate the birth of Jesus, I want to encourage you to rebirth your posture and realign your faith to come into agreement with God’s plan.
You will battle with the TRUTH; at times, it will be unrecognizable. In our hearts, we want to do the Will of God, but when life happens, that hope sometimes becomes rather bleak! But just keep realigning your faith. My friend, there is a continuous battle in the spirit; the enemy will speak lies to your mind because he is the father of all lies, and he wants you to abort the Will of God concerning you.
Look at these two points of reference:
The truth is based on the Bible and what God says.
Lies can come from thoughts in your mind and conclusions you make from outside influences, and from the father of lies—the devil.
One of the definitions of alignment is a position of agreement. It is why I subtitled the series, “A Position of Agreement with God”. When you agree with someone, it means you are like-minded and share the same views, opinions, and beliefs.
Here are three agreement key points that will assist you in regaining your momentum to finish this year strong!
Logical Agreement– You ask yourself:
Is this what I THINK I should do?
Emotional Agreement – You worry yourself:
Is this what I really WANT to do?
Spiritual Agreement – You keep looking for confirmation:
Do you have PEACE in your spirit that this is what God wants you to do?
Here are three keys to getting into alignment with God and coming into agreement with Him
Identify false agreements you made
Throughout my life words have been spoken to me, over me, or about me that affected my belief in myself and how I viewed God. The enemy’s lies were incessant like a voice in my head, reinforcing the belief even more. Eventually, it became a stronghold in my mind and shut me down. 2 Corinthians 10:4 promises we have spiritual weapons that bring down strongholds. I was bound by the lies until I learned the truth, and the truth set me free.
Know the truth
John 8:32 says, “Know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Truth in that verse is defined as reality. We need to know what’s really going on, so we can deal with it appropriately. God will show us.
Speak the truth out loud. You are about to turn your FAITH around and see the fruit of your realignment.
It seems so simple, and it is, but it is also a powerful practice. We need to hear the truth come out of our own mouths, and so does the devil. “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).
I want to express the value of studying these points and keys to motivating and activating your faith that will settle you and give you peace in agreeing with God, that despite 2020, you will stay focused and WIN.
Pastor House