Traumatic Experiences (6 of 8)

Mike Connell

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Meditation is one of the most powerful keys to changing people’s lives, and yet so few people do it, because it takes effort. It takes time to reprogram your inner being; but imagine this – imagine if you were to work on this area in your life, and you found it easy to experience God. Wouldn’t that be great? So it’s worth it. So I just took time until one day, I just suddenly felt God there. Every day for 3 weeks I didn’t feel God - every day for 3 weeks! It felt like I was making it up; and then when the truth got in my heart, I suddenly felt Him, and began to just cry and cry and cry.

So meditation - you use your imagination to picture truth. Try to imagine what it looks like, what it feels like. So, when we come to the area of holiness, people don’t know what it means. So we try hard to be holy. It doesn’t really easily work, because you’re always making mistakes; but what if I was to meditate on holiness, to look at Jesus and see how pure He is; and to stand there imagining what it would feel like, if there’s absolutely nothing in my life, how clean I would feel, how clean in His presence. See, meditating on His holiness, we’re changed into the same thing. Then you get to like it. You don’t like the other things. You’ve changed. It’s a daily spending time with God to build that in our life.

So, just to close this up now... If a person’s going to journey forward in their life, they need to invest in building their spirit, so the life of God is flowing. 1) Praying in tongues is one way of doing that. 2.) Renew the mind by meditation, confessing God’s word.

3.) We need to capture old thoughts quickly. If you find you’re starting to think negatively, stop it quickly. Capture the thought and reject it. We need to change how we respond. So, very simply, in Romans 12:21, we overcome good with evil. So you just respond differently. If someone hurts you, you start to feel angry, “oh Lord I just let go that anger to you. Lord I forgive them and I bless them and I show then kindness.”

4.) It’s quite intentional changing of your life way. One of the things I think is of huge help is to be open with others. We need others to help us in our journey. 1 John 1:7 – if we walk in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Christ cleanses us.

So, in sharing these things, we’re really looking at the process of discipleship, walking with Jesus. Don’t think of deliverance in isolation, think of deliverance as a part of the discipling process, pulling down demonic strongholds, casting demons out, and helping the person journey to become what God wanted them to be. There’s no neutral position, there’s no passive position. It’s the pursuit of God. Amen. God bless you.