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changing the atmosphere...are you a thermometer or a thermostat?





 
Ok, I've been thinking again... lately there has been too much focus on trying to change minds, especially here on the blog. What we should be focusing on is changing the spiritual atmosphere in our spheres of influence!

Right now someone's saying...'what?'

You heard me, we should be taking all that intense passionate energy and focus it with our faith and change our situations... we can, y'know. Mark 11:23 tells us we have what we say.
Now if we take that at face value, and we should... after all, everything in our lives started with a word, and the Word spoken from God. Read Genesis 1. Ten times God said- and something happened.
And since we are made in his image and likeness, we should be doing as He does.. and speaking to our circumstances...

Confess the Word and change your life!


Our mouths can be either thermometers, reporting on the current spiritual temperature and not expecting any change... or whining. Or, our mouths can be thermostats, A thermostat records the current temperature, but also contains a complex little circuit board and switches and can change the atmospere or climate, and change your situation!
We don't think about how long it takes for the thermostat to work, (unless it's not working properly- and I'll get to that in a minute) we just set the temperature and forget it until the change happens, because we trust that the change will happen. Any and every time we speak words of doubt, we are speaking words of distrust.

This, my friends is the same attitude that we have to take with confessing and believing the Word of God, no matter what the situation! Want deliverance for a family member?

Well, look up what the Word says about the situation and confess that word over your loved ones, and just like that thermostat will change the atmosphere in your house over time, you loved one WILL come to the Lord.

This principle holds true for every area of our lives, whatever is missing, whatever is broken, out of whack, out of alignment, out of sequence...,we must confess the Word.

Let's say you've been waiting a while, a long while, days, weeks years... what happened you say? is the thermostat working? I'm not getting the results I want!

Well... let's examine why the situation hasn't changed. Is the Word broken? No. Welll, what could it be? What are you confessing? Are you in agreement with God? (That's important, Amos 3:3 tells us that for two to walk together they should be in agreement)

Is your heart right? Faith works by love, and by love, I'm talking agape the selfless love that seeks the best for others, the kind God has for us.

Do you have an expectation that something Goood will happen because your God is the Almighty God? We should be pregnant with expectation of good things from God because He is good! He looks for people to do good for! Just as David found Mephibosheth, 2 Sam.9:1-12 God is looking for those walking upright before Him to bless them. With what? Whatever their hearts desire, as long as it lines up with the Word!
Psalm 37:4

Our God is a righteous and Just God and like a good parent, He loves doing things for His well behaved, obedient children!



selah.

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Christiaan Hile(@thestory)

  Good blog rose, If everything is placed in His hands His Will will guide us. If we follow His Will then the things we ask for regarding that Will He will proved us. Like you said; "God is looking for those walking upright before Him to bless them. With what? Whatever their hearts desire, as long as it lines up with the Word!" Brother in Christ, Christiaan


Art Schnatterly(@aliveintheword)

  Good blog.. I'm getting the message...


Sandy Brooks+(@poodlelady)

  Expectancy -we should indeed do all things expecting God to respond.

Thanks Rose
pooh


Christopher Quek+(@arisensleeper)

  Thanks Rose, let us ever remember that in all things He is first.

Arisen


Debra Mock(@debradoo)

  Well said Rose! The tongue is a mighty member .. It can curse or bless. And we are commanded to not allow BOTH! Life and death is in the power of the tongue. We must speak life into our situations. When we do, we attract the very life that is attached to our words. When we speak death, well we attract those spiritual things that are attached to death. Words are a vibrant and powerful force! Good blog!


Raynard Shellow+(@iraqivetsgtret)

  amen


Marsha Tyler Ronquist(@kraftykatz)

  Great blog! KraftyKatz


John B. Abela+(@abelajohnb)

  Beautifully illustrated blog blackrose65!


Billy Beard+(@billyb)

  Blackrose65, I agree, good thoughts. As I looked at the verse you gave about the mountain, Mark 11:23, it reminded me of something I witnessed that was damaging but later turned out to be humorous. Two members in the same congregation did not agree on much, you been there I am sure, well, one of them decided to leave and go somewhere else. Kind of like the guy on an island by himself joke, that had 2 churches on it. Anyhow, the member that stayed had a small group send the member that left a card that had that same verse on it. I know that is not what that verse points out, but you see how people use the scripture to serve their own purposes and miss the message entirely. The member who sent the card remains bitter to this day, the one who received it is growing spiritually and loving Church and life. Ironic, isnt it? God Bless Sister.



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