Romans 10:17 - So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
IF I WANT TO KEEP ADVANCING MY FAITH, I HAVE TO BE PLANTED. I PLANT MYSELF IN A PLACE WHERE THE WORD IS PREVALENT AND THE PEOPLE AROUND ME ARE CONTINUALLY SPEAKING AND LIVING IT.
2 Corinthians 3:18 - But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
I CONFESS THAT BY GOD'S GRACE, I AM MAKING MY PRESENT SITUATION MORE AND MORE GLORIOUS! I ALLOW GOD TO CHANGE ME SO THIS PRESENT SEASON OF MY LIFE CAN BECOME GLORIOUS. BECAUSE THE HOLY SPIRIT SEES MY WILLINGNESS TO GO THROUGH THE NECESSARY TRANSFORMATION PROCESS, HE IS PREPARING TO MOVE ME UPWARD INTO A MORE GLORIOUS PHASE IN MY LIFE. I AM GOING FROM GLORY TO GLORY!
Song of Solomon 2:10 - Behold, my beloved speaks to me and says, "Rise up, my love, my dove, my fair one, and come."
GOD TURNS YOU WITHIN, TOWARD HIM, AND PREPARES YOU FOR UNION WITH HIM THROUGH HIS HOLY EMBRACE. THE BELOVED (JESUS) SPEAKS TO YOU AND INVITES YOU TO COME QUICKLY OUT OF YOURSELF. HE NO LONGER ASKS YOU TO REST, BUT COMMANDS YOU TO RISE UP. " I HAVE LED YOU DEEPLY WITHIN TO FIND ME; NOW I COME OUT AND ASK YOU TO FOLLOW ME OUT OF YOURSELF." THIS IS A CALL TO DEPART FROM YOUR SELF-NATURE. YOU MUST LOSE POSSESSION OF YOURSELF IN ORDER TO BE POSSESSED BY GOD ALONE.