After you have prayed and heard from God, when you have done the work, when you’ve fully executed all the steps you are required to complete to achieve the mission the Father assigned you, then speak with God honestly again. Let the words come from the deepest parts of your Spirit. This way you will be sure to tell Him the most honest and true needs and desires that are stored in your heart.
Let your conversation with God be a prayer to obtain and maintain His peace in your life, and for Him to give you an increase of His strength, His faith, and His patience. Remember all the victories and the many blessings God has already given to you and your loved ones throughout your entire life. Then, thank Him for loving you, for sending His only son to die on the cross for your sins. Thank Him for being with you through the good times and most assuredly for carrying you through the bad times in your life and for bringing you through to see this day. Line up your requests and your thanks giving with the Word of God. Thank Him for giving you the things you just asked Him for, because He has said that He is sure to hear you and to answer your prayers. His answer to you is “Yea!” and your response to the Father is “Amen!” This is how you find small joys in the midst of your challenges.
“This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14-15 Be encouraged Saints. Get your joy up.
So, family “Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God.”
Always hold onto the fact that, “His Grace is Sufficient for All Your Needs.” 2 Cor 12:9
And, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:19
And any time doubt, fear, panic, anger, rage or any other negative emotion starts to creep in, begin thanking Him for all that you already have. Start praising and worshiping Him all over again, repeating continually that His grace is sufficient for all my needs. On the days you fail, confess, repent and start the process all over again the next day. Let God take you through the process and let Him transform your heart and renew your mind. Let this realization make you happy, when everything around you is telling you that you should feel otherwise.
Also, gain strength from the continued reading, memorization and confession of Ephesians 6:10-20.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.”
Do the spiritual work. Trust God. The spiritual work we enter into is the work to continue to trust God and to maintain His peace. This we do, while standing on God’s Word, and letting Him perform His miracles in our mind, emotions and in our very soul. Family, be strong, stand strong and encourage one another with joy.
Remember Faith Exists ONLY Where Courage Abounds. Remember, courage is not the absence of fear, but the faith it takes to stand firm (and not run away) despite the intense fear and/or pain that you feel.
Be at Peace Family. Trust God. Rest in His goodness and let the joy of the Lord flow through you unhindered. Let His joy refresh you, renew your strength and transform your mind.
And the Church says Amen, Amen and Amen.