THE POWER OF PRAISE: GOD’S PRESENCE

What do you do when you go through the storms of life?

Many of us have reached a turning point in our lives that have us feeling tired of being sick and tired. However, all crossroads bring us to a pivotal point, allowing us to decide on the path we will go down.

Have you ever faced difficult situations that made you cry out to God for peace?

When taking the wrong path, feeling lost, broken and disgusted we can sometimes feel as if God is not with us or for us. As a result, we allow these things to keep us from moving forward or finding trust in God.

Making the right decision by having a relationship with Christ gives us grace that covers us and allows us to encounter God’s presence in our lives. Just imagine not having to experience life’s trials and tribulations alone.

The truth is, everyone has an opportunity to experience the presence of God. It takes practice (worship) and exposure (attending church on the regular and reading the Word) which increase the conscious mind. His presence manifests and causes a shift in identity that creates an experience for us to go higher and deeper in Him. Because of this amazing feeling, we encounter joy, inner peace, surging energy, stronger faith, spiritual growth and a knowing that we serve a God of the impossible. We can then begin to see ourselves through the eyes of God. And as He peels away the scales from our eyes, He allows us to see inside the spiritual realm and experience the supernatural.

Have you ever done something that you thought was good to you but not good for you?

There was a time in my life when I thought that smoking marijuana was a high that I enjoyed. When I found myself enslaved to something that gave me a quick fixation, uncontrollable laughter, and an absence from my present being and troubles, I had to acknowledge that I had become an addict.

After many years of daily smoking, I reminded myself of how foolish I had become to think that marijuana was giving me a life of happiness, full of laughter and fun. Later, I began to sell it as if smoking it wasn’t enough.  When I realized the feelings of shame, guilt, resentment, and past hurts started to intensify, the enjoyment of being high was no longer present. However, when the laughter stopped, I also realized that my anxiety had worsened and getting high was spoiled by the effects of paranoia. The experience of being high no longer served its purpose, especially when the price of the barrier became greater than the price I was willing to pay.

Have you ever reached a point in your life where you were sick and tired?

Eventually, I got to a point in my life where I was sick and tired of being sick and tired of my crazy emotions. Then one day God reminded me of some things I had put in the back of my mind with the intent to never think of them again. He gave me visions that were as real as the person sitting next to you. Just knowing and seeing visions of a supernatural being standing over me in the middle of the night sounds creepy, but the feeling of being secured and protected by God meant everything. I knew without a doubt that there was a special calling and an anointing on my life that I cannot begin to explain. In my heart, I knew that God had more for me and I had a craving inside of me to want more of Him.

This hunger I experienced on the inside of me could only be filled with the Holy Spirit. No man could satisfy that hunger, no drug could satisfy that hunger, no money could satisfy that hunger, not my children, not my husband, not my job, not my business, NOTHING could fill that craving, only Jesus. And at that moment I accepted Jesus into my heart; I felt a high I cannot even put into words. This was a high that no one could give me, no one could buy, no one could take away, and no one could make me feel ashamed of……. His Glory! What an amazing feeling!! I truly don’t know where I would be today without His presence in my life. See, I can live without money, I can live without a job, but I cannot live without the presence of the Holy Spirit, and since He is all I need, I am going to praise and worship Him like never before! Because there is something about that name…. Jesus!

Have you ever invited the Holy Spirit into your heart?

In 2 Corinthians 4:10, it says, “Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” We need to be mindful of His presence inside of us, around us, and in our lives.

Will you allow God’s presence to unlock the potential, destiny, spiritual gifts and purpose He has placed inside of you?

Here’s a link if you need help with leaping out on faith. If you haven’t accepted Christ as your personal Savior, then click here for the prayer of repentance. Also, if you are not aware of the gifts inside of you, here’s a link to teach you about the Spiritual Gifts. This link will take you to a page where you can go ALL in for Jesus. So get into a quiet place and take time to be with the Lord https://youtu.be/Z-ZV61eDLXI

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