By Tonia Shroyer – Senior Pastor
I have found that it’s important to keep the flow of the Holy Spirit in our life moving and not allow it to be blocked or impeded by things we are going through.
I thought I would share some things that have helped me this past year to keep the flow of the Holy Spirit moving in my life, even when I felt down and out.
In Kingdom Keys to Let It Flow Part 1, I shared the importance of honesty with our Father God and the Lord Jesus – both in sharing our truth and being willing to receive theirs. Forgiveness is vital to clear the atmosphere, and unworthiness can block belief.
To listen to the Holy Spirit, it’s important to be still and quiet mentally. Use Scripture to visualize what you need.
Here are some more:
Keys to Keep in the Flow
- Live in an internal state of peace.
When peace starts to infiltrate our hearts and minds, stress is backed off; then, answers can break through and be realized by way of the written Word and direct revelation.
We mustn’t allow other people’s fear to get on us and affect us.
- Write down the response and direction you receive.
EXPECT with anticipation that you are the first in the line to be taken care of. You are important and top priority.
- Clear out confusion (that runs with fear), identify choices, then make deliberate decisions.
I have made this a habit personally and in helping people to work through situations. That helps keep our minds settled and allows peace to reign.
Also, find someone who can help you talk it (and walk it) through.
- Don’t forget to “call upon him.”
Sometimes we have to give up the right to understand in order to receive peace. I don’t have to figure everything out.
As we cast our troubles on the Lord, then it’s up to Him to figure it out. “God, you’ve got a problem!” is a good place to leave your thoughts and burdens at the end of the day.
Are our desires in agreement with the Word of God and His revelation to us? Our minds can hold either disappointment or the promise of God.
When I heard through my Holy Spirit that I needed to go through partial knee replacements, I had to process that, and the end result was that Jesus paid it all and he has me covered.
- Don’t quit. Press in for more.
Fear will come. You feel it, but you can ignore it.
Keep going. Be determined.
We can’t wait until life is not hard before we can be happy. We feed our hearts on what God is doing.
We don’t let our minds get sidetracked by what we feel God hasn’t done or what doesn’t seem to be happening. Sometimes there seems to be no kingdom communication and we’re in waiting mode.
- You gotta ask specifically. Asking is a big deal.
What do you ask for? Everything. He will give you what you need. He might be in the process of arranging 10 things to make your one request work.
When I pray, I don’t pray in generalities; I get to it with detail. I check back in and ask how it’s going.
If there are no quick results, then I keep moving in faith. Pass the baton off to Jesus — he knows how to run the race.
Agree and decree with the Word of God and the promises He has revealed. No matter what happens, those are ours — signed, sealed, and delivered!
“Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear, revere, and worship You, goodness which You have wrought for those who trust and take refuge in You before the sons of men!” Psalm 31:19 AMPC
“Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, my Help and my God…therefore will I remember You…” Psalm 42:5-6 AMPC
This verse calls us out, and then gives us details about how to make it through.
Hope in God.
Wait expectantly for Him.
The Father had Jesus on assignment, and he came through for all of us. Not only has he brought us grace and truth, but he is our kingdom key.
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We aren’t waiting for him; he is here, alive and building his church.
We are arm-in-arm with him, supported on all sides by his angelic forces.
How proud our Father God must be to see us asking, believing and receiving… while knowing that he has much more for us than we could ask or think!