Connecting with God
let your life tell a story of Faith
Decide, every day, to learn more about yourself and help others know themselves so you all can live with passion. Expect the path to lead closer and closer to God. Seek to get to the point where Christ living in you is greater than the man you were before, and His light reveals the person you were designed to be. Acknowledge that God was intentional when He made you, and that He has a purpose for your life. Make it a high priority to discover and fulfil that purpose.
The Christian life is an ever-expanding life moving from life into deeper life. One translation for this expanding power is "dunamis," which means power reproducing itself within itself. The power of God causes the Christian life to be a journey of growth that continues to broaden outward and become a blessing to all it touches. It is like light that goes out of one spot and moves in every direction.
Just as light expands, we as Christians are continually expanding. We go from life to doubled life and then from doubled life to quadrupled life. As the power of God touches life, it keeps expanding within the heart until it reaches abundant life, and from there it still continues to grow and expand until eventually it becomes life eternal.
The same principle applies to joy. As you keep God's commandments and abide in His love, His joy will be in you so that your joy will be full. However, joy does not stop there. According to 1 Peter 1:8, you will have "joy unspeakable and full of glory." God wants to see you filled to capacity and brimming over with blessings in your life.
The Bible also declares that glory expands within you:
"But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord" (2 Corinthians 3:18).
God wants to see you filled to capacity and brimming over with blessings in your life.
Glory will increase in your life as you behold the Lord and become affected by His presence. The process of growth continues until one day you are in eternal glory with the Lord. God wants you to be surrounded with expanding, intensifying, and thickening life, joy, and glory.
We are changed into the image of the Lord continually. Colossians 3:10 says,
"Put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him."
This verse describes moving transformation and ongoing re-creation.
Recovery happens in your life as you come into the flow of the Holy Ghost. As you put on the new man, a river of life will carry you from faith to faith, life to life, light to light, and power to power.
The Holy Spirit will carry you from place to place in God. Eventually, in heaven you will reach the place of fullness and totality, but God wants the recovery process to begin in you right now so you can experience supernatural restoration in this life.
Sadly, some Christians are still in reverse. They do not know that total recovery belongs to them. Recovery and reversal can be described like two rivers. One moves forward and expands in depth, while the other moves backward and becomes shallow. Psalm 46:4-5 speaks of the river of God that is ever expanding and moving forward:
"There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her."
The Word of God shows that this river is a place of healing and recovery and invites you to be touched and restored in its waters.
Are you ready to move into that river? Are you ready to recover all? As you do, your life will never be the same!