What Are You Focused On?

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Chris Garcia

You cannot keep your eyes on the Holy Spirit and yourself. You cannot keep your eyes on yourself and on God and expect to be filled.

So many times when we are in the presence of the Lord, He is wanting to minister to us or speak to our hearts. But our desire or how we are feeling gets in the way of what God wants to say to us. Without realizing it, we may magnify what we are feeling or the lack thereof when God desires to minister to our spirit, to our hearts.

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In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus appeared to the disciples and said, “Peace to you” (Luke 24:36c, NKJV). The Scriptures go on to say the disciples were afraid and confused. Jesus wanted to manifest, to say one thing, but the disciples were drowning in their own feelings of their own human thoughts and fears and were not aware He was speaking to them.

The Holy Spirit is a gentleman. He is always kind and gentle. The Spirit does not force; He leads. He does not make you do anything against your will. He tugs at you. He yearns, and you yield.

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But what often ends up happening when we are not careful is that we place our eyes on ourselves and how we are feeling in the moment. We choose to see the guilt and condemnation for the things we have done wrong.

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We tend to highlight our own insecurities before the presence of God. We magnify our feelings of lack or tiredness of our frustrations.

What we don’t realize is that when we do those things, the Spirit waits on us. He waits to get our attention. This is why praise should be a part of your prayer life. It is so important that we enter His presence with the correct posture and mindset.

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Chris Garcia is the founder of Father’s Glory International. Father’s Glory is devoted to promoting God’s manifested presence and power through the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is Father’s glory, and it is through the unveiling of the Son that lives are transformed. Chris is also a revivalist with a heart for the local church and serves as the lead overseer at House of Glory in Fort Smith, Arkansas. House of Glory is a Spirit-filled, fivefold apostolic revival hub that exists to cultivate the presence of God and the power of the gospel regionally and internationally. God is looking for those who will give Him a place to rest and allow His people to interact with His presence, power and glory. Second Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, seeing the glory of the Lord with unveiled faces, as in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord.” It is for His glory that we proclaim His name. Chris and his wife, Zuly, reside in the Fort Smith area with their three children. His new book, Fresh Oil, releases Tuesday, Nov. 5, and is available for pre-order now on Amazon.

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