“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” Romans 12:2, ESV.
Whenever you walk into a toy store you might see a plush animal on the shelf with a label that says, “Squeeze Me”. Then you squeeze it and the toy begins to sing, say “Hello”, or spin around joyfully. It’s not afraid of being squeezed. It’s not afraid of being pushed. The toy is not afraid of being tried by you because it has within it a set of programmed responses built into its’ design.
When we surrender our lives to the Lord by receiving Jesus as our Savior, we receive a new design, a new heart, and a new reborn spirit. Everything about our old self is passed away, and we are made new in Christ! However, it takes time to learn who we are and Who He is in us.
It is during this time of learning and discovery that the devil comes after us the most because he is seeking to discourage us in our walk with God. He will try you, have someone push you, or cause a negative situation to to arise to get you to respond like your old self. He knows you’re on your way to learning who you are in Christ, so he develops a plot to discourage you in your faith.
However, when you begin to understand who lives within you and the power you possess in the Lord, you don’t have to fear being squeezed, pushed and tried. You can rest in knowing, “God lives in me, so try me! The creator of the entire universe knows me by name, so go ahead and squeeze me! The Maker of the heavens and earth gave me new life, so push me and I will respond in a way that pleases my God!”
God is after our responses.
He doesn’t just want you to say you know Him, He wants you to show that you know Him. One day you will see the purpose of being squeezed, pushed and tried is to show that God lives in you!
Prayer: Father God, thank You for making me new in Christ. Help me to become fully acquainted with this new life I have in You. Help me to see Who You are in me. Change my responses. Help me Lord to not become discouraged when I don’t respond properly to being tried. You are working in me. Help me learn how to respond in a way that pleases You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Memorize 2 Corinthians 5:17)
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Such a creative and encouraging post!
Thank you God created me to continue to pleases you and my Faith walk and the name of Jesus AMEN
Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD” Hallelujah I receive YOUR Beautiful Powerful word my LORD and Prayers and I say in JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN
Thank you Father that you never give up on me that you are always refreshing my faith I know I am your child. You strengthen me with your love. I love you Jesus 💮🌸🌹
Oh Lord, Please continue to walk/guide me & bridle my tongue as I stay in/on my Christian Journey! The enemy is “BIG MAD” right now..but I REFUSE to give up or give in.
🎤I just can’t give up now..
I’ve come to far from where I started it from..
Nobody told me..
The road would be easy..
And I don’t believe..
He brought me this far to leave me🎵
Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry, My Sister Felicia & My DOTK Sisters💖!!
Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕
I am in agreement with you there. Love this encouraging word daily. And yes the evil one is Big Mad but the war is done in Jesus name we are protected by his blood he shed for us. We need to stay strong together and worship as a family. God bless Lorraine
Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Lorraine💖!!!
So true, only when we truly understand and live according to it will we realise that the way we respond is the way we are or have become. We live only to please our Father for He loves us and truly has the best in mind for us, to prosper us not to harm us togive us a hope and a future. These aren’t just ‘nice’ words it is the Truth the Life and the Way. If we are truly sincere we will pay attention to it and learn to live it through the help of the Holy Spirit.
Peace & Blessings My Dear Sister Zebi💖!!!