Four Words That Have Dramatically Impacted My Spiritual Walk


My dear friends, I am so excited to share with you, today, a foundational truth, that if you have not already heard and received, will be of great benefit to you. It will possibly assist, in the continual process of the transformation and renewal of your mind, (Romans 12:2) and will in turn help you to have a more effective prayer life, and victorious walk with the Lord.

This simple truth, as I heard it and applied it, has made such a huge impact in my life, during 2011. It has freed me up from so much frustration, disappointment, effort and sometimes self condemnation. It has changed how I approach God in prayer and most importantly how I relate to Him.

  • I realised that previously, I had been praying with a religious and legalistic mindset, which I incorrectly believed, involved specific actions and efforts to get a response from God.
  • I also realised that certain ‘learned’ phrases, which were included in my prayers, revealed that I was not acknowledging, what God had already promised in His Word and done.
  • I was also unwittingly, giving the enemy license to have a field day in my mind, as I depended, too much, on what I could see and how I felt, sometimes forgetting that God works in the spiritual and unseen realm.
It has taken humbleness and a request to the Lord, to give me a revelation from the Holy Spirit, in order that this foundational truth, become alive within my heart. Once I truly, fully understood it and put it into action, it has motivated me to carry out actions that I had previously feared.

This simple truth, made up of four (five) words, is this:-
                         YOU'VE ALREADY GOT IT!
Yes!  it’s just that simple – in your born again spirit - You've already got everything you will
ever need.God has already anticipated, your every need.

Faith is our positive response to what God has already done by grace.
It is not something we do to get God to respond to us.  God, wants us to partake of what He has already provided. He wants us to simply receive!


When you gave your life to the Lord, and He took up residence in your heart. God placed on the inside of you His Supernatural power. That Supernatural power, has within it, all you need to have joy, peace, victory, deliverance, healing, wisdom and all the promises that He states in His Word. Discovering what we already have, drawing out and releasing what we already have, is our part. - How exciting is that!

One you discover what you already have, and know who you are in Christ, you will pray with more effectiveness, more boldness and unwavering confidence, as you will already know God's will in your situation, before you pray! You will no longer rely, solely on your five senses, but rest in the knowledge of what you have.

With all due respect, some in the Body of Christ (and I include myself here, before I received this revelation), are wailing and travailing, pleading, beseeching and actually begging the Lord, to do something, and to give something, that He has already given. Then they are wondering why they become frustrated and deeply discouraged, when their prayers are not being answered.

How can God respond to a request for Him to give something that He has already given!

Faith appropriates what God has already provided.  We mustn’t attempt to use our faith as a lever, to obtain what we want from God. Especially when He states in His Word, through His promises, what He has already given.

When Jesus cried, “It is finished” in John 19:30.  He meant just that. His work on earth was done.

The Atonement was complete!

Don't miss my next post, I will give practical examples of how your prayer life will change,
when you apply this truth to your life. It will be a paradigm shift to some.

Read Ephesians, to find out some of the things which God has already given to the Body of Christ.

Are there any words that you have heard or read during 2011, that have impacted or changed your life?

20 comments:

Desiray said...

To my surprise I saw you back to blogging it is so great to see you back again even if it's for a short while I know you are one busy woman....but it's nice to see a smiling angel's face. Merry Christmas Love

Prayer Notes by Cynthia said...

Amen!!! We already have it! Now, the question is: Will we reach out and take it, giving humble praise, thanks and adoration to our Father? Will we ask for guidance as we use the beautiful gifts that He has given us or will we act as swine given pearls? I absolutely loved this post!!! Thank you, Carole! May the Lord bless and keep you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wanda said...

Carole, such rich truths you shared today. I agree that some of have been praying & pleading in futility. Thank goodness God opens our understanding. Hope you enjoy a Merry Christmas.

ღ soraya ღ said...

hi friend i lost my page it suddenly dissapear..i have made a new page and i am searching for my friends back sorry for this inconvinience i had work so much on it..but things happened..hope you join me on the new one its not all ready yet.. but would like you be my friend..thanks love soraya

Tolulope Ilesanmi said...

This is an open secret all God's children need to know. "You've already go it." I wish anything more could be said to what you said, but it is as simple as you stated it. This is the gospel in five words.

Shari Lynne @ Faith Filled Food for Moms and Grandmothers said...

Excellent Word Carole and sooo true!
Blessings to you!
Shari

Denise said...

Hi Carole,

I continue to pray to God to transform me into a new and better person by changing some of my thought patterns so that I can redirect my mind and heart to follow His good and perfect will. :)

Great post! Wishing you a bright and Happy New Year of health and happiness,
Denise

Carole in the UK said...

Desiray
Thank you for visiting again -Blessings to you

Cynthia
The answer to the question is YES!
Jesus Christ died that we may have a victorious life in Him, therefore we MUST take everything He has provided.

Wanda
Nice to hear from you again. Thank you for joining the discussion. Have a Happy New Year!

Soraya
Sorry to hear you had lost your Blog. I will be happy to follow you
again.

Tolu
We need to play our part in sharing this 'open secret'
God Bless you and Happy New Year!

Shari Lyne
Thnak you for popping by to be refreshed at The Faith Lounge

Denise
The renewing of our minds is a continual and necessary process and an activity that has to be carried out with great diligence and patience. God Bless. Happy New Year.

JT said...

I pray that God will block any impure thoughts that pop into my mind. We have to be on guard every minute of our day. God bless you.

Emma Major said...

My words for the end of 2011 and start of this year are

Just Do It!!

speaking of which:
I have been writing children's bible stories using buses as the characters; called Divine Routes. There is lots of information about the stories on my blog here http://llmcalling.blogspot.com/p/divine-routes.html All five books have been published onto Kindle this weekend and the first is free for one day only tomorrow, Monday 9th January 2012. I would love it if you would download it, read it and review it on your blog and on Amazon for me. Emma

David C Brown said...

Our blessings are all secured in Christ, a man at God's right hand.

And He has sent the Holy Spirit for our help.

BRIEFLIVES said...

Thanks for passing by my blog and be sure for when you have set up your website to drop me a line so we can exchange links.

ღ soraya ღ said...

Hi friend as you have noticed my blog is empty i left a message to everyone so you can join me back..pff..stay hours doing this..dont want to lose my friends...in case here is the link who will bring you there past it on top of your page...or click the link on my old blog...im not there anymore just leaving it untill all things start to work hope you find me...loves and thank you..

http://thebattleofthegoodfaith.blogspot.com/

Renee said...

Hi, I am blog hopping through,,
:) Nice to meet you...

Jacob15 said...

Hopping through also :)

Blessings, Jacob

lioneagle said...

Hi Cynthia -

I so love those words. Certainly, we need to be reminded. Thank you for your heart that is after GOD - for real!

Karen Dawkins said...

Carole,
What a great post! I'm speaking on this very topic at a women's conference at the end of the month! Jesus came so we would not ever have to live in bondage, yet we let the enemy tie us up. How would the world change if we BELIEVED what we say we believe and prayed in the confidence of His LOVE!!! Unchanging, glorious love!

Thanks for the encouragement.
Love,
Karen

Carol L McK said...

Amen. (So be it, So it is.)

Ken said...

Hi Carole,
Amen! The only way to walk is in truth. Jesus is truth.
Blessings,
Ken

Debbie said...

I love this! We need to understand who we are in Christ. I am in the midst of studying Ephesians and loving it.

Thank you for your kind comment on Heart Choices. I have my moments but overall I am calm about this move. I'm glad you could sense that too.

Blessings and love,
Debbie