Becoming what God wants

Focus: The transforming power of the presence of God

Romans 8:11 (NIV) And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.

The Spirit of the Lord in your life is what will get you through anything. Whether you face sickness, trials, rejection, pain, loss, persecution, discouragement, depression, loneliness, hardship, fear, anger, confusion, weakness…anything. The Spirit of the Lord is able to neutralize the influence those things have had over you.

When you praise the Lord by acknowledging His qualities and abilities, He comes closer to you. The more you praise Him—the closer He gets.

The presence of the Lord changes everything.

God is love.

The love of God is the solution to every problem you have.

Having the presence of God in your life is worth more than anything else you could ever achieve.

You may have learned many important facts and you may be filled with knowledge about a wide variety of topics, but without the presence of God, it’s all meaningless.

The thing you think you’re good at, means nothing compared to having the presence of God in your life.

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When you praise the Lord by acknowledging His qualities and abilities, He comes closer to you. The more you praise Him—the closer He gets. The presence of the Lord changes everything. --Christina Cook Lee, A Quest For New Strength
Link to New Strength Devotional, Audio Version
When you praise the Lord by acknowledging His qualities and abilities, He comes closer to you. The more you praise Him—the closer He gets. The presence of the Lord changes everything. --Christina Cook Lee, A Quest For New Strength
New Strength Devotional Inspirational Statement of the Day

 

Even if you gave away everything you owned, you would gain nothing if you didn’t have the presence of God.

With the presence of God, you can be patient and kind.

In the presence of God you would have no reason to be jealous, boastful, or proud.

The presence of God in your life will help you not to be rude or selfish or upset with others.

The presence of God will keep you from counting up and remembering the wrong things others have done.

In the presence of God there can be no pleasure in pursuing evil.

The presence of God will cause you to rejoice over the truth.

The presence of God in your life will help you to accept whatever comes your way with gratitude.

The presence of God will help you to trust, hope, and never give up.

God is everlasting.

The presence of God brings complete joy. There is no reason you can’t enjoy the presence of God forever.

A grateful heart attracts God.

Call to mind the good things God has done for you in the past.

Speak to God with a grateful heart. Spend time verbalizing your thanks for what you have, your abilities, your gifts, and everything you can think of.

Live a life focused on gratitude for the goodness of God.

Learn to recognize and praise God in all things.

Declaration: I will find new strength by deliberately cultivating the presence of God in my life—knowing that the presence of His Spirit in me will transform my circumstances.

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All NEW STRENGTH posts are Copyright by Christina Cook Lee 2012. Please request permission to re-post or re-blog.

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