Stop asking, start having 

  • Yesterday morning, I had the most awesome spiritual experience I’ve had in awhile! I was sitting and listening to Nancy Dufresne, after a night of very little sleep (on top of many nights of disrupted sleep), and I was wondering how I was going to do all that I needed to do with such little strength. It was just a promo video from last year’s camp meeting, that I was listening to. She said…”Some of you need to go home and stop asking, and just start having!” When she said that, the only way I can describe it, is it was like my Spirit got a punch or an injection of joy! I burst out…and I do mean, burst “out” with a laughter that came from deep down within me! It lasted for a few minutes, and then it stopped. I asked the Holy Spirit…”What was that for?” He said…”The joy of the Lord “is” your strength!” She went on to say, …”You’ve got to start calling those things that be not, as though they were!” Which is what the Lord has been speaking to me, since the first of 2017! It bore such witness with me that I was able to jump up and get busy! I started speaking, “I don’t need to ask for strength anymore, I “have” strength!” I don’t need to ask for good sleep, I “have” good sleep!” Not only was I able to do what I had planned but even more! When I went to bed last night I slept like I haven’t in months…Glory to God! 🙌🏻 So much of the time we struggle because we aren’t walking in the joy of the Lord, and we aren’t calling to us what God says is already our’s! I encourage you today, give God an entrance into your life, honor His word, hear the word preached EVERYDAY! Faith comes by what you ARE hearing, not by what you heard! Stop asking God, and start “having”! That will be different for all of us, but start where you are! When you realize that what you have been needing and desiring for your life (according to scripture) is already your’s, joy will come, and that inner joy, will strengthen your outer man (your body)! So, just start “having” by speaking, and see it appear and manifest before your eyes! God will be glorified and you will be joy-ified! #thejoyofthelordisyourstrength
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