"Now in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved." Psalm 30:7 NKJV
"He will not be afriad of evil tidings: his heart is steadfast, trusting the Lord." Psalm 112:7 NKJV
Resiliency is the process of easily adapting to challenging life events while maintaining an attitude of peace, love, joy and thanksgiving. Resiliency is the ability to observe, adapt and overcome. It is developing an awareness there is a greater power within who is greater than yourself, the Holy Spirit. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” Ephesians 6:10.
We can’t always control what happens in our lives. But we can control our response to life’s challenges with God’s Word. Resiliency is a high level of patience and simple trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. The strength to live a resilient life comes from a personal revelation that the Holy Spirit who lives within is the excellency of your power (II Corinthians 4:7). Self-effort and performance will be the driving force in life without the help of the Holy Spirit (John 14: 26). If we try to live by our own strength, we will not be victorious. But we can learn to automatically turn everything over to the Holy Spirit, who sees nothing as impossible (I Peter 5:7, Luke 1:37). Stop trying, start trusting. Because of Jesus Christ, strength, patience and resilience are already in you waiting to be released. May You, Holy Spirit, be in me what I can’t be on my own and do in me what I can’t do on my own.
Revelations for Resiliency
1. Be able to say with clarity, “Jesus Christ is my Savior. When I leave this earth, I will join Him in heaven.” What a wonderful miracle! Our true self is only found in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:17, 21).
2. Pray to be filled with the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist said, “…He who is coming after me is mightier than I… He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Matthew 3:11). There is a difference between living in the Spirit and walking in the Spirit. Living in the Spirit gives us a new belief system, assuring us that Jesus Christ is our Savior, when we die we will join Him in heaven, we are translated into His Spirit family (Colossians 1:12-13, John 3:6-7). We can become comfortable, call ourselves ‘good’ Christians and settle into life. However, there is a call to walk in the Spirit, choosing to live life according to God’s Word. The Holy Spirit is the guiding force for walking in the Spirit.
When we received Jesus Christ as Savior, the Holy Spirit came to live in us and empowers us with His strength (I John 4:13). The Holy Spirit guides us in all Truth and helps us in all things (John 14:16-17, Hebrews 13:6). The filling of the Holy Spirit is a continuing process. The early church was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke God’s Word with boldness (Acts 4:31). The disciples were filled with joy and the Holy Spirit (Acts 13:52). Paul laid hands on the disciples in Ephesus. The Holy Spirit came upon them and they spoke with tongues and prophesied (Acts 19:6). It is evident we are filled with the Holy Spirit by living a ‘no matter what’ life with joy, peace, thankfulness and love. We have the ability to speak with boldness, to speak in tongues and prophesy. Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up and saw the glory of God (Acts 7:55). This becomes our bounce-back power…resiliency.
3. Take any motive based on fear and replace it with faith and love. Most fear is based on thinking we are alone. The urge to protect and defend ourselves is contrary to God’s desire to care for us.
4. Do not stop training your faith thinking and speaking your faith statements. No matter what, speaking what you want like you already have it pulls your perfect future into the now. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1). Holy Spirit faith is the same as God’s substance given to each believer for their abundance. God’s substance, the Holy Spirit, made Himself subject to words spoken in faith. The Holy Spirit causes our faith words to become reality according to our beliefs and by saying it to be so.
Lord Jesus Christ, I receive Your health provision from Jesus’ stripes. What a great gift from You to me through Jesus Christ. Thank you Lord that I now stand in the power of Your might. Amen.