When You're Discouraged And Ready To Give Up, Here's What You Should Do! - Pt.II

When You Re Discouraged pt2

But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions. — Hebrews 10:32

We are to remember the beginning of our walk with the Lord when we were first illuminated. It is speaking of the time when the light first went on inside of us about God's great love and provision for us.

This clearly describes that all who receive salvation have to be drawn and illuminated by the Holy Spirit (John 6:44,65). Maybe you can remember a time in your own life when it was as if someone suddenly flipped the light switch and turned on the light, removing the darkness from your eyes so you could see things clearly?

That’s exactly how I felt when the Spirit of God finally revealed the truth of the baptism in the Holy Spirit to me. I saw it! I understood it! I was illuminated by that truth. The Spirit’s brilliant flash of light upon my mind was so strong that it made a permanent and lasting impression on my life. Can you think of a time in your life when the Holy Spirit illuminated” you regarding some truth? Did it feel like your eyes were finally opened and you understood the work of the cross in a new and different light? You were illuminated and the light of that truth made a permanent and lasting impression on your life!

Prayer point: "I’m so sorry I’ve allowed the complexities of life to steal my joy, and today I ask You to help me return to the simplicity of faith I once enjoyed. I admit I’ve been discouraged, but today I am deciding to get encouraged! Thank You for helping me to refocus and to remember that Your Word is unchanging and Your promises are true! I pray this in Jesus’ name! Psalm 103:1-3 - Deuteronomy 7 - Psalm 90 - Isaiah 35 - Revelation 5.".

- Paul Fakunle

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