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"Save us God, from ever wanting anything less than everything that You have for us in Christ. Let us want a continual flood of God spirit running through us, therefore we may be filled with all the fullness of God.” -- Ephesians 3:19

FRIDAY SERMON: Prayers

In His fullness, God has “joy inexpressible and full of glory” (1 Peter 1:8) that can take you beyond any despair and lift you up above any circumstance. However, it is important that you get back to God's plan for your life and leave your own plan alone. It is God's desire in His plan that you have an ever increasing love for Him and be obedient to His Word. This is spiritual success.

So, begin to yearn for a deep relationship with Jesus Christ (God). Most of us think because we have fine cars, nice homes, wear nice clothes, and have a little money in the bank that we are blessed. That is not being blessed. Until you have a burning desire for God to move in you with His spirit, in a manner where only faith will bring nothing less than His best for your life, that pleases Him.

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We should never settle for a lesser place than where God has called us to be, up on high to live with Him (Ephesians 2:6) through Christ. Who and what you are in Christ is nothing short of phenomenal.

You will never be able to grasp this if you are still allowing your emotions and feelings to control you, and keep you riding an emotional roller coaster, up one moment and then down the next. The answer is to live by your born-again spirit, that awakened spirit that is ruled only by the Holy Spirit, and not your emotions.

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At this point, you must allow your spiritual hunger to grow, causing you to earnestly seek God in His Word and in prayer. This will break the shackles of the flesh and of the soul.

Now you are in a position to live with an awakened spirit that will lay hold of all the “exceedingly great and precious promises” (2 Peter 1:4) of God. Now, you have been given a realization of the power and authority (Luke 9:1-2) that you actually have in Him. Now begin to live on high in Christ!

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Dr. Ronald Hester is senior pastor of God's Way Ministries in Orangeburg.

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