The battle belongs to God, and total victory was achieved when Jesus Christ died on the cross, and then resurrected on the third day. As believers in Jesus Christ our part is to walk out that victory in our lives every day –one day at a time.
The look of Jesus will mean a heart broken for ever from allegiance to any other person or thing. Has Jesus ever looked at you? The look of Jesus transforms and transfixes. Where you are “soft” with God is where the Lord has looked at you. If you are hard and vindictive, insistent on your own way, certain that the other person is more likely to be in the wrong than you are, it is an indication that there are whole tracts of your nature that have never been transformed by His gaze.
If the tongue has the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21), and we were given dominion over all of the earth by God (Genesis 1:26), then why do believers experience such disappointment and defeat in their lives?
It is in the moments we reach the edge of the abyss, the height of a trying circumstance, do we begin to comprehend the glory of God as genuine faith is manifested in us. Though life may be pressuring our conscience from every direction, it is at this point, at the rim of victory or defeat, when God’s omnipotent Grace intervenes. This is the type of faith that stretches us beyond our breaking point, because it is not in our own might that it will be accomplished but in Christ Jesus, our Savior.
While reading inspirational books, going to church events, attending Bible studies or meandering from church to church in search of truth has its place in our journey it can most often bring the Christian sojourner to utter confusion, and thusly to the paralysis of analysis. For it is not in our head that we find Christ, but rather our hearts. The personal journey is not about figuring God out, but rather discovering an intimacy with Christ through a personal relationship that nothing in this world can teach us. No one in this world has all the answers, and no one or nothing can bring complete serenity in our lives than God.
The “Comfort Zone” can be described as that manageable position we assume we control and portray to the rest of the world out of fear of the truth. The word comfort is a misnomer because this position is usually not comfortable — only familiar. Many have learned to juggle and weave an intricate façade to portray some sense of normality to themselves, and the rest of the world.
I must say that this one question, “When God, When?” has plagued my thoughts on numerous occasions.
The Mind Battle Strategy
It is not a matter of “if”, but “when” the mental battles come. The key is to be prepared. So when tormented with a thought or thoughts that you have discerned as being wrong and will not go away, you now have the tools to do battle – P.R.A.Y.
Whether you believe it or not, there is a daily battle going on for your well-being as well as your eternal life. So much is at stake, yet most of us just brush it off as having nothing to do with us. We expend only enough energy to pacify our pre-programmed conscience and get us our spot in heaven. At the same time many others are just plain clueless to what is going on all around them.
The current age Holy Spirit Movement refers to a global transformation of individuals by the Spirit of God. This is exactly what is happening in our world, today.