Angels are praising God all day with music and exalting His name. God loves to be worshiped and He also loves to be admired. To know the character of God and to go deeper in relationship with Him is so necessary. Imagine how beautiful it would be to see legions of angels singing to the Lord.When we worship in church together the feeling of His tangible love, that we get through the Holy Spirit is so overwhelming, can’t wait to see and be part of heavens worship. All in good time.
Now, as I explain all this, I realized how important being thankful towards God is. When we usually pray, we just ask for things without really thinking how and if it even makes sense asking for whatever we are praying for. After asking, seeking, and knocking on God’s door of blessings, love, miracles, and provisions for years I can definitely say that when we have a promise in The Holy Bible that “God will give us the desires of our hearts,” it really means that He will align our hearts to His purpose for us and then, just then, He will start giving us the desires of our hearts. I have seen people receiving from our father without really aligning with His purpose because that is the Good Good Father that He is. It is awesome to receive good gifts from our Father in heaven. Now when those blessings align with the will of God over our lives it feels like an achievement and not necessary a momentary delight. We should be thankful for knowing that God gave us a promise and He is a God of YES and AMEN and never changes what He has promise. The important thing is we have to seek to find those promises. Seeking means that we have to go deeper reading and studying the word of God. We also have to ask for them without ceasing. There are more than 8,000 promises waiting for us to decide to meditate and believe in them and make them ours for the benefit of our family.
I remember very far away from me today how I used to think and feel all the time. I was always thinking about the worse outcomes in every life choice. Always expecting to make the worst choices, always thinking I was not good enough, several times it got so bad I wanted life to end, I hated every person I should love, admire and respect. Through this rough time in my life I hurt every person around me. I had been in a self-destructive mindset for years on end. I had been through many traumatic experiences and became an enemy of God from a very young age. Every day, I thought it was God that caused my demise. Now looking back, I see I could have made better life choices for myself, I chose the wrong path, or did I? God always has a purpose for our lives, sometimes we have to go through deserts in order to admire the oasis at the end of that struggle. I am falling more and more in love with my heavenly Father, Abba. I can see how our Father in heaven keeps caring for me and my family. My self-destructive mindset has left me, when the old thoughts try to come back and taunt me, I know that it’s not what represents me today, so I am able to just ignore and go back to my identity in God. When those thought patterns come back, I just say to myself:
- I am a child of God. (Ephesians 1:5)
- I am seated in heavenly places (thanks to the grace of Jesus Christ). (Ephesians 1:10)
- I am coheir with Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:17)
- I am redeemed. (Deuteronomy 24:18)
- I am loved. (1 John 4:8)
- I am blessed to know who my Father is. (John 1:12)
- I am the head and not the tail. (Colossians 2:9-10)
- I feel complete and no longer empty. (Ephesians 1:23)
I hope this can be of great help to anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, or self-destructive monologues. Remember I used to be there all the time, I just choose love daily in God. I ask Him to change me daily and help me walk in love. This mindset happen after years of seeking His truth for my life, sometimes without even knowing it. God placed key people in my life to help transform my life. Pray and ask to change for the better and He will help you. Understanding who our Father is and what He has done for us is so important to be set free from bondage in our faith, to be able to acknowledge that we can live with the mentality of reigning in peace “on earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6)
I can see and feel a daily transformation taking place deep within me that changes the way my family operates. This is a change that it’s a daily choice to choose love over everything else that comes to mind. I will my desires to do what God has placed in my heart and my thoughts. I know now that my thoughts are not His thoughts and my ways are not His ways. So, I now know that most of my radical ideas are all him. He now places thoughts of love for others around me and I send them messages or go visit them. This is how our walk eventually should be at Jesus’ feet, to bless one another, love one another as He ask us to do. Now the key to do exactly how our Father in heaven has instructed starts from living from thanksgiving perspective. How do we live from a thanksgiving perspective? Well we start saying thank you to the Lord for everything we have received from Him and everything He has done for us from the beginning of time to make us part of this time and space. This thanksgiving should be part of our daily lives at all times. His freedom, His grace, His Holy Spirit, His love is all for the praise of his glory. The key to live in His overflow of love and faith is to thank Him at all times every single day.
Therefore accept one another, just as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God. (Romans 15:7)
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises, of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1Peter 2:9)
Please pray with me today,
God we boldly come to the throne of your grace for assistance in our thoughts and behavior. Please lord help us to quiet any self-destructive thoughts that do not represent your love for us. Lord cancel every thought with truth spoked deep within our hearts understanding. May the love of Jesus overwhelm our minds, body, and spirit today. In Jesus name. Amen.
God loves you and so do I.
Choose love daily, trust the Lord and do not rely on your own understanding. (Proverbs) God has a better way than our ways. He opens doors that no man can shut, yet he also closes doors that no man can open. We have to just trust that His ways are way better than ours. Our mind is so small compared to His. (Isaiah) Trust in God, have faith.