Reflections4Life™ December 31, 2017
“Switch It Up!”
“Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, ‘Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
Scripture Contemplation: 2 Corinthians 5:17; Psalm 40:3; Isaiah 48:6; Matthew 9:17; Ephesians 4; Colossians 3:10; Revelation 21…
I declare that this week’s Reflections will be a continued source of encouragement and inspiration for your heart, mind, and soul. Beloveds, as this New Year is coming in, determine in your heart to follow all that God has ordained for your life. All those things that did not work toss it out and get with God’s plan. Follow His lead and start living the life that God has ordained for you before the beginning of time.
Wow! Can you believe it? We are on the last day of the year and guess what? You made it! You are here! Through all the trials, troubles, setbacks, and heartaches, you are still standing, in the land of the living, having made it through a year that you have often thought you could not make it to another day with all that has transpired. However, here you are, Beloveds! God kept you. He delivered you. Though it may not feel like it, He has blessed you!
The word of the Lord for you today—to carry with you into the New Year, is to: SWITCH IT UP! Yes! Switch up the ways you do things. Switch up how you respond. Switch how you see things. It is definitely time to ditch the old and put on the new that God has ordained for you!
Listen; I do not care what the enemy has whispered to you this year! I do not care about all the lies he has tried to manipulate you with. You want to know why? Because you are here; alive and breathing, having made it through by the grace of God, and the devil STILL did not win!
By now, you should have an idea of how the enemy works. Unlike God, the enemy does not have anything new to offer. He does not have anything new to attack with. His playbook has been the same since he was kicked out of heaven. The word of God has exposed the devil and his ways, how he operates, and what he resorts to using against the children of God. If you have been acquainted with the Bible this year, then you know that the enemy seeks to destroy us using the same attacks that he has used against the children of God since creation. He distorts things, creates an atmosphere of fear, doubt, and unbelief. He tries to get us to question God and what we believe, he uses the people we love against us; liking to hurt us in our emotions, our, finances, our health. He tries to make us angry with God and to keep our mouth closed to try to stop us from worshipping and praising God; from going before the Lord in prayer.
Beloveds, when we are going through it, we have a tendency to clam up. Yet, that is exactly when we should be opening our mouths and hearts in praise and worship. The enemy knows that God inhabits the praises of His people. He also knows that there is power in our worship. Our worship has the power to break chains, to bind the enemy, to change lives, to usher in the manifestations of the promises of God, including healing and deliverance.
It is time to switch things up in 2018! It is time to get rid of the old things and old ways and usher in the new that God has ordained for our lives. The Father said that He is making ALL things new. He is doing a new thing, and in order for us to be a part of that; to see it manifest in our lives, we have to be in the right position. We have to be in the mindset to hear God and follow what He is saying. It is time to stop falling for the enemy’s trap and into his circle. It is time to start making the enemy run from you and not you from him!
Switch it up Beloveds! Pray when you do not feel like it! Sing praises when you want to scream! Worship God instead shutting down. Do not keep your mouth shut! Open up your mouth and charge the atmosphere with the word of God! Declare and decree what God has spoken to you. Say it aloud to the atmosphere! Do not allow the enemy to keep you quiet, bound in fear, anger, and hopelessness! NO! We serve a mighty God. Regardless of what you have faced and what has hurt you so much this year, do not allow the enemy to destroy your relationship or your faith in God! Instead, switch it upon him, and begin to praise God even more! Begin to bless His name, declare, and decree twice as much as before. Do not do what you used to do…do a completely new thing, switching up your strategies to conquer the enemy and claim the victory that God says is already yours!
Father God, I declare and decree over this community, a whole new attitude and outlook for 2018! Allow us to switch things up. Switch the way we approach things. Switch the way we respond. Switch the way we think. Switch the way we see ourselves. Let us take on the mind of Christ, renewed every day in how we think and see. Father, let us not keep our mouths closed, but be determined to praise you and worship you with all of our hearts and souls. You are an amazing God, and we are not in this walk, this world alone. Let us remember that You are with us through it all. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!
My Beloveds, may the spirit of peace and prosperity finds permanent rest in your lives. I decree that every good thing that God has ordained for your life will become evident to you. Beloveds, switch it up in this New Year. Let go of all the things that hurt you, bothered you, hindered you, and lied to you. Let God into every area, and walk boldly with all confidence into the New Year with a new mindset and new determination to see the manifestations of the blessings of the Lord ordained for your life. Get into position and receive. Because God is about to blow your mind! You are blessed. Now go…and be a blessing!
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