Melissa G.) “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) That’s a Change-Agent’s life right there. We PROVE the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. How? By changing our thought habits. We meditate on God’s will, His original intent for this earth. We stop fixating on the enemy’s war around us by realizing his war has intensified because he is feeling the pressure of this never-ending Kingdom in Luke 1. We turn our thoughts toward that powerful fact. We engage in power, love, and a sound mind by dumping fear-thoughts that have wreaked havoc (2 Timothy 1:7). This is all possible in our lifetime!
How far up on the list have we let “minor” items inch toward “major” positions in recent years? Habits, indulgences and expenditures tend to creep ever upward among priorities and can eventually press biblically-based convictions out of position. May the Lord help us to keep things in the order that the wisdom of biblical values would put them. “First things first. Your business is life, not death. Follow me. Pursue life.” (Matt.8:22, Msg)
Declaration 2.—TAKING THE FIRST STEP
Father’s strength and wisdom are available for defeated people to take the first step after not moving against things that have defeated them in the last year.
Taking the first step toward resolve of relationship problems with family.
Taking the first step out of a habit, victimization, porno, poverty, abuse.
The first step will be admitting there is a problem and wanting the answer, even if it means we have to put forth some effort and make some changes.
The first step will be to not wait for others and not wait for those circumstances to change, but begin the change in us.
First Step Plan:
1.) Admit there is a problem 2.) Identify that problem 3.) Begin taking steps to change while looking to the Word of God and Spirit of God for strength.
Ps.37:23 “The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].” (Amp)
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I have heard a lot of talk about going on a diet for the New Year. What I believe the Lord has been wanting to get across to me is not so much the concept of “diet” but rather the concept of “lifestyle.” We don’t need to change meals so much as we need to change our lifestyle. The meals don’t determine the lifestyle, the lifestyle determines the meals and all the other things that accompany healthy living (including exercise). In order to be effective in our Kingdom purpose, we must live a lifestyle that serves that purpose.
“They will eat the fruit of their lifestyle. . .” (Prov.1:31, GW)
Marty released a mid-year prophecy in July that God was breaking patterns. He explained that the patterns of thought or steps our thinking usually follows were being changed (broken and rerouted) by God. That, of course, ultimately means getting to different conclusions and opinions. I would add here that also means coming to new expectations. Old patterns being broken will include old cycles of memories and emotions as well as old paradigms that unknowingly limit God in our lives. Those old patterns broken will also make some of our unbelief and mis-beliefs obvious, and we will be freed up to move beyond them. So my expectation is new paths and new outcomes. The exciting point here is that if we learn to think more like our Father, our confident expectations (hope) will nurture genuine faith and all that God-pleasing faith can bring to pass.
(This is the fifth excerpt from Kathy’s article “Expectancy.” SEEC Magazine Volume 17 Issue 5)
“I have held back the enemy by My Hand.”
In this 2min. Audio file, Marty Gabler brings and encouraging word.
“He is putting gates in your fences.”
In this 3min. audio file, Kathy Gabler brings an encouraging word.