Create The Right Atmosphere – Joyce Meyer Devotional, 1st April 2023
Text: Romans 12:18
If we want to hear from God, we need to create an atmosphere conducive to presence. By atmosphere I mean the environment or predominant mood that surrounds us. Atmosphere is created by attitudes and certain attitudes enhance or hinder our relationship with God. To hear from God, we need an atmosphere of peace and we can maintain peace by our attitudes of faith in God and willingness to forgive those that we might be upset with.
We can feel strife in the atmosphere when it is present. Likewise, we can sense peace in places where people and situations are at peace, and we should work to create and maintain peaceful atmospheres wherever we go because we cannot hear from God in the midst of turmoil. An attitude of strife and dissension does not create an atmosphere in which God will speak, but He will speak in peaceful atmosphere where hearts—and minds—are at peace and full of love.
To enjoy the fullness of God’s presence we need to consistently maintain an atmosphere both around us and in our hearts conducive to honoring Him. If we want to hear from God, we must yield all bad attitudes to the Lordship of Jesus Christ so we can help create atmospheres in which we can sense His presence and hear His voice.
Prayer of the Day: Thank You, Father, for providing ways to defeat and frustrate the enemy. Help me to remain steadfast and positive so that I can ultimately win this battle, in Jesus’ name, amen.