Resetting - Renewing - Restoring - Rejoicing

Monday; May 23, 2016 
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out! Romans 11:33 
SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED – There comes a time when you begin to abide in the heartbeat of our Almighty God. There are times when as you learn to surrender that life becomes a struggle within. But as you begin to move in this level and to this level – you realize thatSOMETHING HAS SHIFTED. Abiding in God is the foundation on which every other aspect of the Christian life finds success. It establishes roots which enable us to receive all that we need to bear the fruit of the Spirit. It guides us to constant refreshment and revival in God's presence, thereby supplying and sustaining the abundant life God intends for us. Jesus makes us an almost unbelievable promise in John 15:7-8. Scripture says, "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples." Jesus promises that if we abide in Him and allow His words to abide in us, then we can ask anything we desire of God and it will happen. Clearly this is a vital passage for us to understand today. I believe that the Lord has fresh revelation in store for us if we will take Him at His word and allow Him to transform our understanding of what it is to petition our heavenly Father. So, let's open our hearts and minds and allow the Holy Spirit to come and do a work in us today as we place our trust in Jesus' Word. SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED. 
SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED - Scripture says in Jeremiah 33:3, "Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known." 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, "And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit." And Deuteronomy 4:29 says, "But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul." God longs for you to search out His heartbeat. He longs to reveal to you how e feels about you and every aspect of your life. He longs to transform your desires into His that you might desire and ask Him for what is really best for you. The Lord loves to answer the prayers of His children. He longs to give you every good and perfect gift. Trust inis goodness. Have faith that he will respond to your prayers in more magnificent ways than you could ever imagine. He is our loving Father, and he loves to bless us. Rest in his presence and word today, and allow him to mold and shape you into the image of Jesus. Living an unveiled lifestyle is the way in which we experience the fullness of what's available to us in our restored relationship with God. It's a powerful lifestyle of faith, direct encounters with our heavenly Father, and life transformation. SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED. 
SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED - God longs for us to live an unveiled lifestyle. He longs for us to behold his glory and be transformed into the same image: a reflection of his glorious Son, Jesus. God has an enjoyable and perfect process by which he transforms us. As we seek out all that God has for us in an unveiled lifestyle, God longs to renew our minds to His plans for our transformation. Living an unveiled lifestyle is simply encountering our heavenly Father and living our lives as a response to His love for us. Every encounter with God changes us and makes us more like him. Every taste of His presence fills us with His love and equips us to love others. To live an unveiled lifestyle is to experience the abundant life Jesus came to bring us. May you behold the glory of your heavenly Father and be a reflection of His love to a lost and dying world today. Our heavenly Father has made incredible promises to us, is children. And while our God is completely faithful to deliver on his promises, He does not force them on us. He's promised His nearness, His affections, and an eternal life spent with Him. But we have the power to choose our own way. He doesn't force himself where there's no space. God's word won't have power in our lives if we don't read it. We won't hear God effectively if we're not listening. And we can't experience His nearness if we constantly fill our lives with other things.SOMETHING HAS SHIFTED.  
George Bernard Shaw stated - Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. 
President John F Kennedy stated - Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. 
Frederick Douglas stated - Without a struggle, there can be no progress.

Pamela Guy-Strayhorn