Do you cry out asking for more from Abba father? Are you longing to experience an intimate relationship with God? You finally get to the point in your life and say okay I am ready Lord! I want to serve you Lord! I am tired of doing this on my own Lord! Many of us do this daily but don’t understand what we are truly asking from God. Are you ready to put in the work is what you should ask yourself first?
Being ready means submitting all your ways to Him. Being ready means that you are willing to give up everything He requires from you. You must be willing to be put into isolation. You cannot put stipulations on God when you are saying that you are ready. You cannot give up parts of your life when saying yes to Him. Being ready means letting go of everything that is not like Jesus Christ so that God can began a new thing within you. “Do not remember the things that have happened before. Do not think about the things of the past. See, I will do a new thing. It will begin happening now. Will you not know about it? I will even make a road in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19 -NLV
What God wants for us is faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love (2 Peter 1:5-7). And all these things are cultivated through the various difficult struggles of our life. Holy Spirit has to condition our mind and heart so that we are aligning up with God’s character. During this abominable season of your life Holy Spirit wants you to develop a deeper relationship with him. When you get sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost, God will clean you up and that’s when you will begin to live a righteous life.
“This is like baptism to us. Baptism does not mean we wash our bodies clean. It means we are saved from the punishment of sin and go to God in prayer with a heart that says we are right. This can be done because Christ was raised from the dead.” 1 Peter 3:21
“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12