Friday, January 6, 2012

Praise Your Way to Victory...Choose Inner Purity...Choose God's Secret Place


Praise Your Way to Victory

2 Chronicles 20:15

If life sometimes seems to be a battle that causes you to feel upset and fearful, you will be glad to know, that you were not meant to fight the battle alone. The Bible says the Battle is God’s. God never loses a battle. And when you work with Him according to His plan, you won’t either.


During trying times, do you worry or worship? Praise and worship should not be limited to a few minutes in church. If you are not worshipping at home on a regular basis, you may feel like the victim instead of the victor.


But God’s Word clearly details the Holy Ghost-anointed battle plan to combat every challenge you face. When you begin to substitute praise for petition and worship for worry, God will move on your behalf.



Choose Inner Purity

1 Peter 3:4

In light of this Scripture, how would you classify your thoughts, attitudes, imaginations, opinions, and judgments? Are they clean or corrupt? Pure or carnal?


Inner purity is a challenge that requires you to watch over your inner life with determination and diligence. In the beginning, you may feel that most of your thoughts, imaginations, and attitudes are corrupt. But as you persist, new habits develop, and with regular maintenance, you can enjoy inner purity.


What you do outwardly – the things that people see- determines your reputation with man. But your inner life determines your reputation with God.

Choosing inner purity is something you do unto the Lord to honor Him. No wonder He says a pure heart is precious in His sight!



Choose God’s Secret Place

Psalm 91:1-2

This Scripture holds the key to overcoming worry, anxiety, discouragement, disappointment, depression, despair, and disease. It is simply trusting God. Perhaps you want to trust God, but it seems you just do not know how. Trusting God requires knowing Him, knowing His character and having experience with Him. Going through trials with God by your side builds your faith.


So when you face problems, you can choose trust or torment. Choose to trust God and dwell in the “secret place”, enjoying divine provision in the midst of attacks and walking through dark times in His presence.


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