Along our life’s journey as a believer in Christ, we each get the opportunity to become more mature in God’s presence or the enemy’s presence based on what we allow to get in our heart; through the gates to our heart. When we protect our heart with all diligence, we stop seeds of fear from taking root and producing a harvest of issues in our life. In order for us to protect our heart with all diligence, we must learn how to protect the gates of our heart. When we plant seeds of righteous desire in our heart through the gates to our heart, we will produce a harvest of blessings. These blessings is an increase of understanding the wisdom of God’s living word in our thought life, word life, emotional life which will become evident in the actions of our everyday life.
God desires the presence of His living word to work through us to abundantly multiply His presence of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, discipline, faith, gentleness which is the fruits of His Holy Spirit that paves the way for us to increase in His wisdom and understanding; revealing His glory that is full of grace and truth. Understanding God’s thoughts of truth and ways of wisdom working in us is how we protect our heart with all diligence against the issues of life. This understanding of His truth and wisdom empowers us to trust God’s way and giving us the promises for our life. God’s promises for our life is established in us understanding the way of His higher and heavenly thoughts. He is waiting for us to grab hold of understanding His living word so the results of trusting His living word can become evident in our life.
Investing the time and resources to learn to hear God’s promises so we can respond in His will as we manifest the desires of His heart towards us is pivotal to our daily success on a moment by moment basis. God desires to give us hope with an expectant end of victory and favor (Jeremiah 29:11). He desires us to enjoy the gift of His presence, protection and provision that make His promises evident in our life.
All the things God wants to add to our life are hidden inside understanding His kingdom and are secured in His righteousness (Proverbs 4:7). When we pursue His kingdom and righteousness by pursuing the presence of His living word in every area of our life, we become one flesh with His living word as we attract all good things that are hidden in the secret place of His living word towards us (Matthew 6:33). His presence is our blessing that attracts favor as He increases us in wisdom and position with people because of our new found love for Him (Luke 2:52).
God desires us to be one with His image according to His likeness so we can attract the favor of His provision as we rest in the safety of His protection because of His blessed presence in our life.
There is no lack of knowledge, power, favor or resources in God’s kingdom. Therefore, the more we pursue understanding and desiring His kingdom way in every area of our life, we will not experience any lack of wisdom or understanding His will and way in our own lives. The word of God says His people are destroyed because of a lack of knowledge; this lack of knowledge occurs because of us not making time to invest our time, talent or resources in learning how to practically live His living word. When we apply His wisdom principles in the areas of our lives where we feel limited we will experience our power to get favorable results (Deuteronomy 8:18).
Becoming one with God’s thoughts and ways removes our limitations to position us for our heavenly and earthly reward. The heavenly reward of being awakened to His presence in us as we enjoy the earthly reward of having no lack of provision in our time of need. The provision of God’s wisdom and understanding His truth that sets us free from our limitations. Whether we need health provision, relational provision, financial provision, intellectual provision or spiritual provision, we need to understand all provision is added to us in us understanding the presence of God’s living word at work in us, through us and for us. God’s provision is our power to understand the power to get wealth, wellness and wisdom in all areas that require understanding His thoughts and ways which brings us healing and restoration.
Our whole spiritual armor consist of us wearing the armor of God’s presence, which is His living word that is our mighty weapon in God for pulling down strongholds that create problems, also known as issues of the heart. When we lwork to make spending time with God our first priority we put the spiritual armor of His presence that protects us from the attacks of the enemy hidden within temptation laced with temporary gratification, life challenges, crisis and trauma.
One of the best ways to rest in God’s presence is through spending time discovering the various ways to enjoy His living word as being a part of your everyday lifestyle. The word of God tells us in Psalms 1:1-3:
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners , Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
You and I enter God’s rest by positioning the gates of our heart to hear, see, speak and experience the peace of His living word. You and I enter the enemy’s stress by the gates of your heart being positioned to hear, see, speak and experience the words of (spiritual, emotional, intellectual, relational, financial and nutritional) death.
Thoughts of faith or thoughts of fear are sown through the gates of our heart; to produce a harvest of desires, which influences our emotions to manifest through our actions. Once these thoughts are manifested the will of God or the will of satan becomes evident in our lifestyle. The more we intentionally saturate our eyes, ears and mouth with the living word of God we enter the protection of God’s presence covering our thought life, word life and emotional life that will manifest through our actions and formulate our desired lifestyle.
My desire is that you will protect the power of your influence so you can enjoy the manifestation of God’s promises in your life. I invite you to join our SUIP Online Community and consider becoming a SUIP Vision Partner where we partner with you during your life’s journey to be who you are purposed to be, as you work God’s vision for your life and fulfill your life assignments.