The Person of God.
God never designed us to be without help or strength. He didn't design us that way to go through life without strength. He wants us to live our life full of victory and full of strength. He wants us to live in a way as though we have no issues.
The extent to which your spirit can be developed is limitless. With good exercise regimen, we can develop our body and grow it to make it more intimidating for others to accost us. In the same way, we can build our spirit to the extent that the devil would fear our strength and power.
1 Timothy 4:8 (NIV)
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
The dominion mandate is more relevant when we are able to develop ourselves. The level to which your spirit is developed would determine how much of a dominion you will have over certain issues.
God is excited when you grow and when you depend on Him. Your spiritual growth is your responsibility.
If you want to grow spiritually, you must grow a sense of reasoning to relate with God as a Father, all the time. The level of relationship you have with someone determines how you knock on the door. When you see someone as your father, you know you enjoy the gift of access. You go to them as often as you can. Yes, we need to show respect to God and not grow too much familiarity so we won't disrespect Him but we enjoy the gift of access to God.
Those who have had issues with their earthly father struggles with the idea of God as a Father. They dread to come into God's presence because they based God as their earthly father. What you have seen of your earthly father should never become of what you picture of God Heavenly Father.
Our thoughts and speech are the greatest expressions. Our concept of God has a lot to say about our actions. Your pain will bring out your true ideology of God. Let your concept of God be based on what you have come to understand of Him through personal experiences and diligent study of the Word of God.
If you know who God is, you won't find it difficult in doing what is right. The decadence we have in the world today is as a result of the distorted view we have of God.
Romans 1:27 & 28 (NIV)
In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done.
Anytime you think of God less than He is, it is idolatry. The moment can twist in your mind who God is, then the devil can make you do just about anything. Idolaters cook up in their head who they think God is.
Few things we need to know:
God is Wise:
The wisdom of God and the power of God are two things we cannot separate. God's wisdom guides His power. God knows all things. He can do all things and His wisdom won't let Him do anything without a reason and that's where the wisdom of God is supreme to ours. The Bible says the foolishness of God is greater than the highest wisdom of man.
Daniel 2:20 (NIV)
and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
God is still good and always good. When He allows some things to happen, it is not necessarily because you have done anything wrong but His wisdom is guiding and guarding you to go through a process so you can come out better.
The testimony of faith is that no matter how bad things get in the natural, everything happens through the wisdom of God. God have you covered regardless.
God is Good.
The goodness of God is for all. The Bible says He is not delighted in the death of a sinner and also He causes His rain and His sun to fall on the good and the bad alike. He wasn't selective in any way. Now, imagine you, as the child of God who calls upon His name. If God can be good to those who don't even acknowledge Him, how much more, you.
God is Sovereign.
A lot of people try to fight for God. They think they are doing God a service by hating those who are not doing the right thing. God is sovereign and He doesn't need our help but it pays to be on the side of God by loving others regardless. God is clothed in majesty. The sovereignty of God is that aspect of Him that rules the entire world. He doesn't depend on anyone and can exist all by Himself.
We cannot question Him because He knows why He is doing things. He is all knowing. We don't need to understand it but we should trust Him that He knows better.
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