… that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power 20 which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,21 far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.
“If you say I am a Universalist in that Jesus died for the sins of the whole world, you are correct. If you say that I am a Universalist in that everybody is going to heaven because of this, you are dead wrong. You must still receive this forgiveness personally for it to save you. It’s like if they found a pill to cure cancer. It would cure cancer for everybody in the world, but wouldn’t do you one bit of good if you didn’t take it personally. You would still die from cancer. And so it is with sins.” – John Crowder
Remember the presence of God and what it is to worship.
Sometimes when you are under a cloud, go to a place and worship God with reckless abandon and demonstrate radical rejoicing. Rejoice when the affliction is there. David was a man after Gods heart.
Review the promises of God. 3×5 cards, promises for your life are like a rudder. Don’t get blown of course. Treasure the word of the Lords spoken over your life, don’t despise the words over your life. If you want to make it through difficult times, don’t forget the promise. Don’t operate out of fear, envy, jealousy. Let the Lord speak into your heart.
Find people of faith to hang around. These are lifestyles, not just for hard times. Serve everyone but in relationships where it’s give and receive, choose carefully. I have enough of a challenge to walk in faith without hanging around depressing people and receiving from them. I’m fragile, I can easily get discouraged. David strengthens himself in the Lord. Leaders help others to see their higher calling and to be overcomers. The back door to the throne room, 1 Samuel 30 v 6.
But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.
We all face difficulties, our metal is proven in those moments. Obey God, be honest with how you feel.
There is no other gospel in spite of the many so-called Christian products branded “gospel”. If any hint of the law remains, it is not good news but merely religious people’s ideas, detracting from the gospel of Christ.
To discover yourself in the mirror is the key that unlocks the door to divine encounter. Tangible beyond touch the genesis of our being is unveiled. Our most intimate and urgent quest are satisfied here.
“And we all, with new understanding, see ourselves in him as in a mirror; thus we are changed from an inferior mindset to the revealed opinion of our true Origin.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)