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Dont Settle For LessReceive Gods Best

How to Receive Gods Best

You have to learn how to RECEIVE Gods BEST.
The main reason we arent receiving His best is because we are willing
to settle for less. Very few are committed to Gods best. We have been
influenced more by the world than by Gods Word and dumbed down to accept
far less than what God has provided. As long as you can live with less than
Gods best, you will. That is a powerful truth.
You have to get sick and tired of being sick and tired before you will
forcefully pursue Gods best. You have to have a holy dissatisfaction with
unevenness before you can experience all that God has for you. It doesnt
happen accidentally or automatically. If you dont pursue it, you wont get it.
Everything in our fallen world naturally goes from good to bad. Things dont get
better without effort. We have to seek to find, knock to get the door opened, and
ask before we receive (Matt. 7:7). We must raise our sights and aim
higher. Most people are shooting at nothing and hitting it every time.
Jeremiah 29:11 says,
I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end [hope and a
future, New International Version](brackets mine).
When the Lord spoke to Jeremiah to write these words, Israel was overwhelmed.
The city of Jerusalem had been destroyed, and many people had been taken
captive to Babylon. Thoughts of peace were probably the last thing on their
But Jeremiah went on to say in verses 12-13,
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for
me with all your heart.
Some people in here would say they prayed and believed God but that
nothing happened.
These scriptures promise otherwise. So, whos right? I choose to believe God is
true. The key is, we have to seek with ALL our hearts. Thats the missing
element. We have to reach a point where we wont live with anything less than
Gods best.

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That attitude is missing in the lives of far too many Christians. The bar of
expectations, even within the church, has been lowered in regards to
healing, finances, and more. There is such a fear that someone might be
disappointed and, therefore, condemned that many ministers have been
teaching people to settle for less and avoid the disappointment.
I am not trying to condemn anyone. We have all been raised in and influenced by
an ungodly traditions. And nobody learns how to receive Gods best overnight.
Its a process, but we need to begin moving in that direction. I havent arrived
there either, but I have left and am on my way ( I am on my way!!!) . God has
far more for all of us than we are experiencing.
Christians ought to be walking in supernatural healing. We ought to be walking in
financial prosperity. But some Christians are just as sick and broke as their
unsaved neighbors. You will never receive Gods best until you become
completely dissatisfied with second bestinequality.
One of these days, we are all going to stand before God. And when we do,
we will know all things even as we are known (1 Cor. 13:12). In an instant, we
are going to know what we could have had while on this earth. We will
understand that the same power that raised Christ from the dead was resident
within us all along (Eph. 1:18-20).
We will discover that we didnt have to be sick, that we didnt have to live broke,
and that we didnt have to be depressed and discouraged. We will realize that
love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and
temperance were living inside us the whole time (Gal. 5:22-23).
We dont have to limp into heaven, crying, Praise God, we made it.
We can live a life of victory now. Jesus died to deliver us from this present
evil world (Gal. 1:4), not just the one to come.
We must understand: Moses lived under a low-grade covenant compared to
ours (2 Cor. 3:7-11). Jesus said John the Baptist was greater than Moses, yet the
least New Testament saint is greater than John (Matt. 11:11). Therefore, if
Moses was still strong at 120 with good eyesight (Deut. 34:7), why
would we settle for less?
Unless youre willing to stand and fight the fight of faith, you will be
overcome by this world. If you dont stir yourself up, you will settle to the
bottom. The world isnt going to encourage you toward Gods best, and most
Christians are not either.
Sadly, religion is one of the strongest weapons Satan has to discourage people
from believing for something more. Many churches believe that God doesnt
perform miracles today or, worse, that God is the one who wills for our lives to be
in such a mess to break us. That is not true.
We also have to recognize that its all about receiving what God has
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do. We dont need God to heal us; by His stripes, we were healed (1 Pet. 2:24).
That miraculous healing power is already IN us. We dont need God to move; we
need to believe what He has already done and learn how to receive.
I encourage you to begin receiving Gods best.
What actually happens when we ask in prayer is that God moves immediately
and gives us the answer in our spirits. We are responsible for believing that, and
acting accordingly to bring the answer into the physical world. God is a spirit
(John 4:24), and He always supplies our answer to our spirit man. Through faith,
we then give physical substance (Heb. 11:1) to what God has done.
Romans 8:24-25 says,
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a
man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? [25] But if we hope for that we
see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Here, Paul was saying that hope is for something that isnt seen, something that
isnt present. Once it becomes present, theres no longer any reason to hope for
it. So, hope means youre looking at something that you cant see. You can see
things with your heart, and this is what I believe the imagination is.
In Isaiah 26:3, it says, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. The word mind here is
translated imagination four other times in the Old Testament. So, you could
quote this verse this way: The Lord will keep you in perfect peace when
your imagination is stayed upon Him.
Your imagination is your ability to see with your heart what you cant see with
your eyes, and you use this every single day.
You may not have thought about this, but did you know that you couldnt get
home if you didnt have an imagination? Its because in your mind, you picture
your house and how to get there.
Your imagination is how you think, how you meditate, how you
understand, and how you remember things. You really cant do
anything without an imagination. You have to take the Word of God and let it
motivate your imagination.
It says in Genesis 6:5,
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and
that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil
This is talking about deep thoughts, not just surface thoughts. God deals with us
on a heart level (1 Sam. 16:7), and He sees the imaginations of our hearts. The
Lord dealt with people according to the imaginations of their hearts.

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Hope is more than I want this to happen or I wish this would happen. Hope is
your imagination. Every time the Scripture talks about imagination in a
positive way, it uses the word hope. When Paul talked about hope, he was
seeing things with his heart. He was taking the promises of God, and through
those promises, he was seeing God cause him to succeed. And sad to say,
most people, because they dont understand this process or how
important this is, they allow their imaginations to be controlled by
other thingsand they see themselves failing. They see themselves
poor or sick.
Whether you know it or not, your imagination is dictating how your life
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. (Prov. 23:7a)
The way you think is the way your life is going. And this may not bless some of
you, but its intended to help you: If your life isnt going well, if things are a
mess, its because youve conceived it in your imagination. Your
imagination is like the ground. Ground doesnt care what kind of seed you plant
in it; the moment its planted, the soil starts producing. Its the same thing with
your heart and your imagination.
The imagination isnt moral or immoral; its what you focus your attention on
that affects it. You get to choose whether your imagination is positive
which is hopeor negative, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Luke 21:26 says that peoples hearts would fail them for fear, looking at all the
things that are happening on the earth. You have to stay in Gods Word and
let it dominate you.
The Power of Hope, I believe that this could establish some things in your life
that would move you in a positive direction and make a huge difference for you.
If youve been hopeless and you know youve been looking only at the
natural circumstances and negative things in your life, I pray that God
would help you to change your focus and start seeing the positive
things He has for you. I believe that as you listen to this teaching, a positive
imagination will come alive in you. Hope will start motivating you and
driving you toward God the Father. Thank You, Jesus.