Pressing Into Jesus, Daily!

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Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by Marsha Burns — August 27, 2009:

The enemy is fighting for control and will not give up easily, yet he is already defeated. Refuse to allow discouragement to come when you have a minor setback because this is his last ditch effort to keep you in bondage just before you break forth into unbridled liberty, says the Lord. You are above and not beneath; he is beneath and not above you. Be strong and courageously keep pressing through. Victory is assured.

Deuteronomy 28:13 And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.

One may have caused an individual to become angry this morning.  One may have been irritated by those around one.

One may have confessed one’s sins.  One may have forgiven anyone who may have offended one, and asked God to bless and have mercy on them. One may have asked God to forgive one for any offenses one may have committed against anyone. One may have felt angry, discouraged, easily irritated, accusatory, impatient, selfish and judgmental, yet one did not know its root or reason why.  One had to confess this to the Lord.  One had to give all things to Him.  One did not want anything to stand in one’s way during one’s special time with Him.  One may have prayed for the sick.

After one’s confessions and praying for the sick, one began to praise the Lord with song, then one may have thanked Him.  One may have ramped up one’s praise and worship by literally standing, singing, clapping, waving one’s hands in the air and more.  One may have thanked the Lord through one’s discouragement until one felt better.  One my have been seeking the Joy of the Lord to strengthen one.

At 4:00 AM, one entered into silence, seeking the Lord.  One may have quieted one’s self and waited on the Lord.  One may not have fidgeted as much as yesterday.  One may have tried to quiet one’s inner voice and thoughts.  This is most difficult.  One may be a thinker, always examining everything in one’s mind.  One may have been concerned about writing this morning.  One had to put off the thought.  One may have tried to put off all thinking about anything.  One may have tried to convince oneself that these things will be there after one finished pressing into Jesus and one could give one’s full attention to the matter, at that time.

The alarm went off at 4:30 AM.  One may have been startled, frightened and jumped at the sound. One may return tomorrow morning at the same time (3:30 – 4:30 AM), again, pressing into Jesus, seeking Him more than ever.