We as kings and priests in God's kingdom are the anointed ones, the sons and daughters of fresh oil, endued with gifts of power, strength, and grace to enable us to accomplish the work we're called to (our DESTINY).
If you allow the conditions of life to dictate your level of worship, they will also determine and limit your altitude.
"Those whose wait on the Lord....shall mount up with wings like eagles." - Isaiah 40:31
The purity God requires from us is impossible for us. We must allow Him to produce it in us. Purity produces in us godliness when we consistently sit at the feet of Jesus.
"...beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into His likeness ....." - 2 Corinthians 3:18
Pay no attention to the present affairs of your life -- Seek to un-busy your thoughts -- Behold Him in the most inward recess of your spirit that you can find.
I start thinking outside myself and inside the Word -- and let Jesus bless the world through me!
When I have the Word of God deposited in my spirit, I'll act on it no matter what the circumstances.
As I keep pushing out the limits and going further in my effort to advance the purposes of God, I am taking my life to a higher level.
Isaiah 61: 1, 2-- is a familiar passage, yet ever-powerful -- in order to understand more about wielding our God-given authority in the power of His might. "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor...."
There is an anointing available to us to proclaim, prophesy, decree, and declare a season of favor! What's more, the impact of this anointing really comes into position once we come to understand what it means to be a servant of the Lord. Being God's servant means there is an authority available to us under or in the anointing, that in the moment we decree "favor" over someone's life they have to come into favor! It's under the province of an open heaven, when there's a realm of the spirit, that we can make decrees that change destinies through the spoken word.
No matter what your circumstances may be, you can find Joy in His Presence. On some days Joy is generously strewn along your life-path, glistening in the sunlight. On days like that, being content is as simple as breathing the next breath or taking the next step. Other days are overcast and gloomy; you feel the strain of the journey, which seems endless. Dull gray rocks greet your gaze and cause your feet to ache. Yet Joy is still attainable. Search for it as for hidden treasure.
Begin by remembering that He has created this day; it is not a chance occurrence. Recall that He is present with you whether you sense His Presence or not. Then, start talking with Him about whatever is on your mind. Rejoice in the fact that He understands you perfectly, and that He knows exactly what you are experiencing. As you continue communing with Him, your mood will gradually lighten. Awareness of His marvelous Companionship can infuse Joy into the grayest day.
"Surely you have granted him eternal blessings and made him glad with the joy of your presence." - Psalm 21:6 "And if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure." - Proverbs 2:4