Breaking Free – The Two Step Dance

Like a baby bird in an egg pushing against its shell to break through to the unknown but exciting world, so are we. The immense potential of greatness we all posses on the inside is immeasurable but we must decide to see it break through and manifest in our lives.  It’s time to shake off once and for all complacency and negativity and put on expectancy and hope.  The best is always yet to come and today, right now, you will enter into that best and never leave it in Jesus name.
“They grabbed the apostles and put them in jail. But during the night, an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail. The angel led the apostles outside and said, “Go and stand in the Temple area. Tell the people everything about this new life.” When the apostles heard this, they did what they were told. They went into the Temple area about sunrise and began to teach the people. The high priest and his friends came together and called a meeting of the high council and all the older Jewish leaders. They sent some men to the jail to bring the apostles to them. When the men went to the jail, they could not find the apostles there. So they went back and told the Jewish leaders about this. They said, “The jail was closed and locked. The guards were standing at the doors. But when we opened the doors, the jail was empty!” The captain of the Temple guards and the leading priests heard this. They were confused and wondered what it all meant.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:18-24‬ ‭ERV‬‬
Society teaches us one unshakeable truth, those that break free are both celebrated and hated. They are honored and plotted against. There is an enemy and he does manifest through any person that allows him. Breaking free from the fear of rejection of men is key to you showing your true potential.
““So don’t be afraid of those people. Everything that is hidden will be shown. Everything that is secret will be made known. I tell you all this secretly, but I want you to tell it publicly. Whatever I tell you privately, you should shout for everyone to hear. “Don’t be afraid of people. They can kill the body, but they cannot kill the soul. The only one you should fear is God, the one who can send the body and the soul to be destroyed in hell.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭10:26-28‬ ‭ERV‬‬
The thoughts that are contrary to God in your mind are a violent attack on your freedom. They are planted through men and women in your family, church, workplace, and media. They are sowed to hold you back. But just as those seeds when watered and cultivated destroy lives, so much more does God’s word when watered and cultivated grows and bears MUCH fruit in your life!  So decide today that you will water those seeds and reap from His word and not the words of others.
“They were beaten severely and thrown into jail. The officials told the jailer, “Guard them very carefully!” When the jailer heard this special order, he put Paul and Silas far inside the jail and bound their feet between large blocks of wood. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing songs to God. The other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was an earthquake so strong that it shook the foundation of the jail. All the doors of the jail opened, and the chains on all the prisoners fell off. The jailer woke up and saw that the jail doors were open. He thought that the prisoners had already escaped, so he got his sword and was ready to kill himself. But Paul shouted, “Don’t hurt yourself! We are all here!” The jailer told someone to bring a light. Then he ran inside and, shaking with fear, fell down in front of Paul and Silas. Then he brought them outside and said, “Men, what must I do to be saved?””
‭‭Acts‬ ‭16:23-30‬ ‭ERV‬‬
The key to making a war in your life become a delight is simple. It’s a small little two step approach to keep moving forward.  It’s one foot in front of the other.
1. Prayer.   Don’t complain about what you don’t yet have. Or grumble about what others already have. Simply ask your Father in heaven for what you want!  Don’t wait for a televangelist to get a prophetic word for you, just use your faith NOW and ask the Lord to intervene in a tangible and real way.
“You want things, but you don’t get them. So you kill and are jealous of others. But you still cannot get what you want. So you argue and fight. You don’t get what you want because you don’t ask God.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:2‬ ‭ERV‬‬
2. Praise and Worship.  Once you have asked and asked, stop a little while and begin to thank Him for what He has done and continues to do for you. Thank Him for salvation!  Thank Him for life!  Thank Him for all His promises and rewards. Just venture into the unrehearsed realm of true gratitude through song!  That’s right.  Sing Him a new song each day. Praise Him for the victory in the presence of your enemies because you
KNOW their is a table already set before you!
“Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.”
Psalms 150:2 KJV
“Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.”
Psalms 106:12 KJV
“I will greatly praise the Lord with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.”
Psalms 109:30 KJV
“Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.”
Psalms 149:3 KJV

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