Zephaniah 3:17 - "The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing."
Why is it right to sing, shout, dance and leap? Acts of celebration get repeated mention in the psalmist's descriptions of how we approach God. The reason -- God is a God to celebrate. He rejoices over us with singing so He wants us to rejoice in Him with singing. When we give to Him what He gives to us, we step further into relationship with Him, deepening our heart-connection.
Genesis 22:2 - "And He said, "Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering."
Often what you offer God is not what He wants. He usually wants that which you dread giving Him. It is Isaac, the well-beloved, that He wants you to give up. What He is after is what comes between you and Him. He will not rest, and neither will you until you have given Him everything.
"The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority (initiative); but the Father who dwells in Me does the works." - John 14:10
There is a better fast to go on than a fast from food! We can learn to fast from our own thoughts and opinions. When your imagination is too active it will eat you up! Your inward life will die of starvation. All that buzzing in your mind is like bees in a beehive. If you excite your thoughts, they will grow angry and sting you! Jesus is our example. He lived a perpetual fast from His own thoughts and opinions. Be quiet and you will hear God speak. Live in the peace of Jesus. Jesus is our example. He lived a perpetual fast from His own thoughts and opinions. He emphasized this truth continually.
I think outside myself and inside the Word -- and let Jesus bless the world through me.
As I rest in His victory I rule in the midst of my enemies.
Since Christ is in me I am upheld by the Spirit of God.
Song of Solomon 4:16 - "Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden, and eat His pleasant fruits."
This is a new day, let the Son arise with healing in His wings and let the wind of God take you to a new realm of faith and understanding in this hour for such a time as this.
Choose life, and to live that life abundantly. It's not too late, it's time to begin again. It is the time for a new season of love and drinking of the new wine. It's time to be intoxicated with His love and come into the chamber – into His presence to meet with Him. He will meet with you in that secret place and show you the secrets of His heart.
He does not withhold any good thing from you, you can trust Him with your all your heart. He desires that you prosper even as your soul prospers (3 John 2). This is a time of sowing and reaping in spiritual prosperity; of seeking first the Kingdom of God and all the things you need or ever wanted shall be added to you (Matthew 6:33). This is a time of manifestation and breakthrough; of new birth where we realize that the dream is His dream and the desire is His desire.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY