"Good Morning Holy Spirit, what are we doing today"
That is not always what comes out in the morning but, it happens more often than not.
I want to hear from God. His heart His soul and the matters He cares about and wants to effect in this world. It is not a hard statement, but it goes along with, as we put others before ourselves, in the same respect we also put God before our day. So, that HE may coordinate the steps of a righteous man. He does this by showing us what he wants to do that day and as we line up with His purposes and His plans, we find that they line up our day in just the right order.
Did you see that?!
"When WE line up with HIS purposes and plans, it sets up our day for success!"
God is a genius at this!
Many times, while I am seeking HIS face about the day or an issue I am facing, I hear a song. Usually, one I have heard before, but this time it just pops out of nowhere and begins singing in my head. It is usually a praise and worship song. Most people attribute this to random thought, but I know it is God singing to me and He wants to hear it back! He is so precious that HE sings to us and over us! (it is HIS way!)
The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
I am blessed each day that I hear that sweet tone of love washing over my heart! I know instantly that the Holy Spirit is teaching me, talking to me and soothing the spirit and soul inside of me with this song. Sometimes, the song has a meaning ... maybe for a future issue I haven't yet encountered. Sometimes, it is because He would like to enter into a deep communion with me. Did you know that God longs for that time with you? A time when you are not battling for survival but just a sweet moment with you when you think about him and his good nature with you. A place and time when He can offer Himself to you. I cannot tell you how many times the dread of the day has melted away when I just came into complete rest with HIM.
When we refocus on Christ, It is to our benefit. God has written many blessings into our natural wardrobe but praise and worship has to be the brightest of all the jewels. It burns the enemy in such a way, that they don't run, they crawl away. They find a whole and crawl into it. It is torture to the enemy and it keeps them at bay. Praise and Prayer are a two fold sword the enemy cannot destroy. It is intangible to the realm of the enemy. They have no warfare strategy that can come against it... nothing to own within prayer and praise they can subject you to... it is yours and God's alone.
Oh, the moment my heart cry's out to HIM, is the very moment I am saved... for the enemy must step back! Reduce his attack, and wait until the spirit of God has completed HIS good work in me. The moment I am done with one or the other, the next round comes. As prayer and/or praise ring out, they are like bullets firing out in the spirit realm. A spray of artillery, warning the enemy his time is coming. Praise becomes a song that simultaneously harms the enemy and pushes back the darkness to the place they came from... now, they can and do attack again, but it is at this point we begin to see we have a choice to partner or not to partner with them... To allow a leveled attack, or to say "not today satan".
I have found that simple praise can ward off the biggest of satan's crew. Simple heart felt praise, great or small, demands an account of the enemies lies to you. Do not discount this act of submission before God, but raise the anti as it were... and defy the odds of the battle with your praise.
Your heart and mind will thank you as you move forward giving your heart to the one who loves you. The enemies thoughts will simply be revealed as hokum! Genius isn't it. God never designs anything so great we can't accomplish the overcoming of it, simply by believing God can and will do it! This is a life long lesson, that has availed much for me. I hope you will take advantage of its strategy, and have faith that it will accomplish all things to your good. Keep your eyes on God, and it will be well with your soul.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The [a]angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.
May the Lord be your guide through all the works of the enemy great and small.
May He labor at your right hand with goodness always prevailing over you.
May His staff and rod be your comforter, all the days of your life.
...and when stormy winds may come, may his shield and buckler always cover you.
This is not a war but and all out retaliation of the enemy to subvert the kingdom of heaven for your lives and the lives of your children.
"but the "Battle is the Lords", is it not"
1 Sam. 17:47
Then all this assembly shall know
that the Lord does not save with sword and spear;
for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
I hear the Holy Spirit say;
"There is a room of solitude and hope, that no creature great or small may enter into except you and the spirit of God. No man great or small may counter its weight, or subject you to the noise of the hustle and bustle of (the enemies) creatures around you, that would ingest your very nature if it weren't for the will of the Father, "BUT KNOW THIS ... His kingdom come, HIS will must be done". There is value in this statement much more than man has considered, and continues to devalue."
"We (the armies of the Lord) have come to stomp the enemy out and to save the people of God from great humiliation and degradation. This is an honor", says the Lord God. "To be considered for this type of weaponry" (praise with prayer).
Our song and our heart, is not just to keep the coals of fire burning, but of GREAT ADMINISTRATION to the body of Christ.
I hear the Holy Spirit say;
"WHO TOLD YOU, YOU WERE NOT ALL THAT I HAVE SAID YOU ARE"
... Answer; nothing, but the enemy.
(Gen. 3:11 ...And he said, Who told you that you were naked?
Have you eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you that you should not eat?)
I hear the Holy Spirit saying;
"They have stood round about you in devils armory and taken what you would not give and strive to displease the Lord your God. Well, I say NO MORE! We will take back the people of God first and then war so heavily against the band of Hell itself, it will diminish before the eyes of God. Do NOT be carried away by what satan has said or done, but by the very lips of my Father God, who will restore you to your rightful place in Heaven and on Earth. This is a simple gesture by the almighty God, but weighty in the world of 'the committed".
Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, it is written,
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
I hear the Holy Spirit say;
"This song you sing is heavens song, and it will carry us all into battle, and wrap our garments in the praises of HIS name. He is saving your voices (praise) and will release a great harvest of sound... for the Father has requested it before His battle is announced. We are the Kings, my Father has foretold of... that will rock and demolish the world of the castrated fools that would come against the Warrior King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is not only filled with the blood of the Goodness, Kindness and Mercy, but with Great wrath on the enemy, in this day!
"These are my people! Great and Small and you (satan) will not ravage what is mine," sayeth the Lord. "This was to be a peaceable day, in the light of my Love. I will have it so", says the Lord of Host.
Dawn Brown ©