Ebbs and Flows

Kendra Hall

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Now is the time to grow strong in your weakness. No matter what situation we are going through, we must remember to submit to the will of God. During every situation, call on things as though they are. You are not in real faith until you cannot see your way out of a situation. You are anointed by going through the fires of life. Sometimes the fires are big, and some are small, either way it is a fire. This is a constant cycle. Every time we go through something, we still must go through something else. Most of us have heard the saying, “If it’s not one thing, it’s another.”, and I find this to be a true statement.

Trials and tribulations show up for us to perfect our faith. We must be mindful and grateful for the lessons learned. Stand firm in knowing that the perfecting of faith, is only for the just. Psalms 27:23 speaks to our spirits, “The steps of the righteous are ordered by the Lord!” Be thankful to God for life’s ebbs and flows. “For you make me glad by your deeds. O Lord, I sing for joy at the works of your hands. How great are your works, O Lord, how profound are your thoughts!” Psalm 92:4-5.

When you know better you do better. I do not always find this statement to be true. While we would like to feel that our lack of knowledge in certain situations holds us back from greatness, it is usually our lack of action that ultimately seals our fate. We are called to move for God. Proverbs 2:5, “Then you will understand what it means to respect and to know the Lord God.” We have to respect God though our actions and follow his will.

Isaiah 40:28-31 states, “Don’t you know. Haven’t you heard? The Lord is the eternal God, Creator of the Earth. He never gets weary or tired; his wisdom cannot be measured. The Lord gives strength to those who are weary. Even young people get tired, then stumble and fall. But those who trust the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings, they will walk and run without getting tired.” God is developing you and as you lean on him in your weakness, he will make you strong. Seek God with your whole being. Desire Him in good and bad times. God is always watching over you. Deuteronomy 4:29-30: “In all of your troubles, you may finally decide that you want to worship only the Lord. And if you turn back to him and obey him completely, he will again be your God.”

John 8:12 tells us: “I am the light for the world! Follow me, and you won’t be walking in the dark. You will have the light that gives life.” We must remain steadfast and unmovable in our faith as we deal with the daily toil of life. Hebrews 10:23: “We must hold tightly to the hope that we say is ours. After all, we can trust the one who made the agreement with us.”

Many of us are busy trying to accomplish one thing after the next. Some are success and others are failures, such is life. You cannot focus on your failures and then discount your wins. You must count all your experiences as joy. You are walking with the Most-High, you are a miracle in the flesh. Colossians 2:6-7: “You have accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord. Now keep on following him. Plant your roots in Christ and let him be the foundation for your life. Be strong in your faith, just as you were taught. And be grateful.”

Begin every day with joyful expectation, with the expectation of miracles. Accept your weakness as God’s gift to you. You know you only have to call on God in order to receive strength. No matter the situation you find yourself in, know that His plan for you is far superior. John 14:20: “Then you will know that I am one with the Father. You will know that you are one with me, and I am one with you.”

Knowing you are in God’s presence is refreshing to the mind. With so many things fighting for your attention in this complicated world, it is nice to know you can instantly communicate with God. When your mind is revitalized, you can focus on what really matters. The fog that once held you down is now lifted. Your thoughts gain traction and move into manifestation mode. You understand how powerful a presence God is in our lives. Psalm 46:10, “Calm down, and learn that I am God! All nations on earth will honor me.”

When you are terrorized by a persistent problem that never seems to be resolved, shake yourself out of all hinderance to who God is calling you to be. When you tap into greatness, your perception of reality will elevate. 1 Corinthians 2:12-13: “But God has given us his Spirit. That’s why we don’t think the same way that the people of this world think. That’s also why we can recognize the blessings that God has given us. Every word we speak was taught to us by God’s Spirit, not by human wisdom. And this same Spirit helps us teach spiritual things to spiritual people”

Ask God to open your heart (chakra). 1 Corinthians 2:14-16: “That’s why only someone who has God’s Spirit can understand spiritual blessings. Anyone who does not have God’s Spirit thinks these blessings are foolish.” God teaches us how to maneuver in this world when we heed his word. We must build a strong foundation to withstand life’s tests. 1 Corinthians 3:12-13: “Whatever we build on that foundation will be tested by fire on the day of judgment. Then everyone will find out if we have used gold, silver, and precious stones, or wood, hay, and straw.” Tests come to prove and improve your character. Talk the talk and walk the walk as you are building your character on solid ground.

As you breathe in and continually meditate on God’s word you will pierce your subconscious mind. Keep feeding yourself the word of God. Let God permeate through you and heal your emotional memories. The word of God has the power and depth to destroy old teachings and reset dated emotional programming. 2 Corinthians 4:17: “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory..” Cling to this knowledge presented to you. No more will you be tormented by your own mind. Psalm 119:11: “I treasure your word above all else; it keeps me from sinning against you.”

Adversity equals growth so step all the way into your season, no matter how uncomfortable. Isaiah 30:20-21: “The Lord has given you trouble and sorrow as your food and drink. But now you will again see the Lord, your teacher, and he will guide you. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, you will hear a voice saying, “This is the road! Now follow it.”

We can get frustrated with our spiritual growth at times. If you are frustrated in an area of your life, it may be because you are trying to change yourself rather than trusting God. We tell ourselves we cannot do this and downtalk ourselves lowering our vibration. Don’t you know God loved you before you knew it was love? He will never leave you or forsake you.

Be confident in God’s promises. The more you lean on you and not Him, the more you will run into closed doors. Do not let your self will destroy yourself. We must be willing to do whatever God asks of us whether we want to or not. God’s will must be ahead of our own. Thirst for God and ask him to present a new thing in you. Believe you deserve to be loved by Him and move forward in grace. Blessings.

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