If we are in Christ, then so are all of our circumstances. Whatever the problem or difficulty that we face, we can first connect our life situation to the unchanging nature of God as we align ourselves with His purpose. Join us this week as we answer the question:
How can I place my circumstances in the presence of God?
1. Start with the Nature of God
The number one rule of walking with the Lord, I think, is that we always connect our life situation […] to the nature of God first, because you need to know who He is going to be for you. Moses put it this way in Deuteronomy 31 verse 6 to 8. He said, “The Lord your God is the one who goes with you and He will not fail you and neither will He forsake you.”[08:49]
2. Step into a Place of Rejoicing and Thanksgiving
Sometimes you won’t feel like giving thanks or getting into rejoicing. What you need to understand here is that it is an act of the will. There’s no emotion attached. Your will is cold-blooded. It can make that kind of decision. So you don’t need to feel something. You don’t need to feel up. You don’t need to get yourself up. You don’t need to manufacture anything. You just need to let your will go and say, “I will give thanks I will rejoice.” […] and what that really does is it makes Jesus more real than the situation you’re facing.[09:58]
3. Ask God What He Is Seeing, and Wait for Him to Answer
And then I realized that He saw me beyond my current circumstances. This is my first piece of learning in this whole area. It was the first time I saw my present circumstances linked to ongoing growth. In other words, what I’m learning now is a foundation for a life to come. And so the important thing for me at this point was, if I was going to learn that effectively, I had to unlearn that my current circumstances were the big thing. Because in the eyes of God, my current circumstances were a link to something bigger.[04:50]
Looking for more? Tune in to today’s podcast as we learn to ALIGN ourselves with the unchanging nature of God and RESPOND to His presence in our circumstances.
As always, thanks for listening!