HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE

Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. Psa. 28:1-2

 When things aren’t going the way we hoped they would, the enemy will do all he can to make us ungrateful. We should endeavor to always have a grateful and thankful heart in everything. For the atmosphere and attitude of thanksgiving is essential for the working of the power of the Holy Spirit.

All the onslaughts of the enemy were designed for one purpose and one purpose only, to take away your grateful and thankful heart to God and replace it with a heart of dissatisfaction and complaint. Don’t allow the enemy to cause you to focus so much attention on the bad things that you neglect to give the Lord thanks for the many things He has already given you. Until you can give thanks while in your present circumstances, your circumstances will never change. You must change your attitude first before your circumstances change. You must have an attitude of gratitude for the small things the Lord has blessed you with before He blesses you with greater things.

No matter what is going on in your life this day, offer the Lord a sacrifice of praise. It’s the key which will bring power and grace to all your circumstances. It is the only way to enter the road of grace and favor. When you find it hard to hold fast to our confession of faith; just tell Him, “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief,” then lean on the Lord for the strength you need. The Lord will help you, and He will see you through.  He will restore your joy and cause you to sing praises to His name. Whatever situation you find yourself in this day, give thanks to the Lord for what He has provided. Be thankful for the provisions you have this day. Be thankful in everything, for this is the will of the Lord.

READ AND MEDITATE ON HIS WORD


 1Th.5:18  In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Psa. 100:4  Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise; be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Psa.118:1  O give thanks to Jehovah; for He is good; because His mercy endures forever.

Psa. 118:29  Oh give thanks to Jehovah; for He is good; for His mercy endures forever.

Heb. 12:28  Therefore, we must be thankful that we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Because we are thankful, we must serve God with fear and awe in a way that pleases him.

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HOLD ONTO THE PROMISES, NOT THE PAIN

Hab. 2:3  For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. 

Hold onto the promise I gave you.  Keep the vision before you. Hold onto your confession of faith, which you made when I spoke the promises over your life. This test of endurance, this trial of your faith is SPECIFIC!  It is happening in response to your prayers; therefore, hold onto the promise and not the pain.  Release the pain, cast it onto Me, and press forward.

Don’t give up! Don’t quit! Don’t throw the towel in, just because it hasn’t come to pass. Know this one thing, I am aware of what you are going through, and you need the patience to endure faithfully to the end.  Victory is near!

Remember My servant Joseph?  Let’s talk about Joseph for a minute. 

I gave Joseph many dreams and visions; however, he was not ready to receive them. Nevertheless, he knew that I was with him and that alone enabled him to thrive in captivity and endure to experience His destiny! He chose to hold the promise and not the pain. Oh, his pain was real and your pain is real; however, the promise is of a greater reality.
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NOTHING CAN STOP MY HAND

Think not that you are alone; however, know that I have risen up within you, and I will also accomplish through you all I have said.  Nothing is impossible for Me or with Me.  I am not given to any variance of shadow or wavering; I AM totally Faithful and True.  It is not the time to walk in the shadows but in the fullness of My light.

Do not doubt in your heart or in your mind.  Do not waver in your faith, nor in the things I have said unto you. I have not given you Myself for you to walk off or quit so easily. It is not an option to serve Me, but a requirement to walk in all My ways.

Make no mistake, and do not turn aside, but stand. Do nothing apart from My counsel, and My will.  There is nothing that can stop My hand concerning you. It is set, according to My will, and it will be established. Take your eyes off the situation and maintain them straight upon Me.

You cannot fail if you trust in Me. However, if you continue to walk in indecision and by your own strength, you will be diverted.  For you are given over to double-mindedness and struggle with fear.  Stop now. Speak My word and stand. Never give place to anything that I haven’t spoken to you or shown you,  bring all things to me in prayer and release them.

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WHY GIVE UP – IT WON’T ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING

Jos. 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD, thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Luke 9:62  And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God

Oh, I know it is difficult for you right now, and I see all you are going through, but you must not give up.  It will accomplish nothing if you do.  I hung, bled, and died on the cross so that you might have My strength in such a time as this.  Don’t despair; you are not going through this alone.  I am aware of all that you are going through.  I assure you I have heard your cries and seen your tears.  Hold on My child, don’t give up nothing is too hard for Me.

I see how heavy your heart is, and the weight you are carrying is far too much for you.  Cast your burdens upon Me.  Give all to Me, and seek My face.  I will lead you through this valley. Release those things that you have struggled against and cannot change.  Know that I am your strength, and can provide all you need. I will be there when others turn away; I have been there when they have left you all alone.  I will be there when you can’t be there for yourself. There is nothing too hard for Me.

Now lift your face unto the hills from whence cometh your help and keep moving. Stand strong on My word and let the enemy know who you are. You are My chosen one. You are victorious because I am victorious within you. Do not let the enemy intimidate you any longer, be not afraid.  Move ahead with courage, boldness, and know beyond the shadow of a doubt that I am with you. And REMEMBER IF YOU GIVE UP IT WON’T ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING.

 

My Prayer Confession,

Heavenly Father, thank You for teaching me that giving up won’t accomplish anything. Oh Lord I know there is nothing too hard for You.   And because of You, I can press my way through the storm.  I know I don’t have to fight this battle on my own. When the load gets too heavy, I can come to You and cast my cares upon You.  Thank you Jesus for caring for me.
I pray the peace of Jesus will flood your soul and destroy any fears holding you back so the vision He has given you will come to pass.

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STOP WORRYING AND WAIT

Be still.  The situations you face have caused you to be unsettled and anxious, and you are tending towards impulsiveness.  But, I say to you, wait on Me.  Wait, My children, until you hear My voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  Certainly, I will direct your steps and lead you forward. 
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