We were all created by God and there were no accidents. Each individual is fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:13). As believers, God has given us authority but many of us aren’t walking in it. In order to walk in authority, we must expect God to move, seek first the kingdom of God, praise God and forgive.
Expect God to Move
In Psalm 23, God describes Himself as a shepherd and people as sheep. The shepherd’s job is to protect the sheep. God is there to guide and protect us! Are you trusting yourself, others or God? We also must be encouraging ourselves in the Lord.
Brent’s son Micah beautifully illustrated how we can have peace in the midst of difficult times, when we trust God. Micah woke up during the middle of the night due to a nightmare. He immediately came into his parents’ bed and was comforted. Within seconds, he fell asleep because he knew he was safe.
”If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matt. 21:22
When you ask God for protection and guidance, He WILL deliver!!!
Seek First the Kingdom of God
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matt 6:33
It’s easy to spend our lives putting our jobs, homes and goals as our top priorities. Instead, we need to seek God FIRST and then let Him direct us in the other areas.
We need to be praising God in all circumstances.
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14
Brent loves to be outdoors, but greatly struggles with seasonal allergies. He found the best way to deal with the struggle is to just focus on praising God for the beauty of His creation (instead of on how he feels).
In order to walk in authority, we MUST forgive those that have wronged us.
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matt 6:14-15