Romans 1v21 says:

Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were they thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Paul was explaining to the romans that we all have knowledge of God but we can choose to dull ourselves to that knowledge.  This verse shows the steps that people take to dull themselves and through this decrease the impact God has on their lives.

It is not that God withdraws His presence — there is no expiry date on the power He releases in our lives.  It’s what we do, not what God does that decreases the effectiveness of His touch in our lives.

We so easily place more focus on circumstances in our lives or the opinions of other people.  Whatever you focus on gets bigger and bigger (magnifying) and what you neglect gets smaller and smaller.  What does this mean?

The more you focus on the opinion of others, or your circumstances, it will cause your understanding of God’s view of you to become smaller and smaller.  It is not possible to value what God is saying about you and value other people’s opinion about you at the same time.  When you focus on the Word of God, then the Lord will take on greater importance in your life and glorifying Him will be a natural part of your relationship with God.  Neglecting God will cause us to be like a broken vessel and leak out the Fullness of God in our lives.

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The Message Changes Everything (Transcript)

It’s your spirit that was changed
when you got born again,
It was created in righteousness and true holiness,
and then according to Ephesians 1:13
you were immediately sealed by the Holy Spirit, vacuum packed.
The Holy Spirit has encased your perfect, born again spirit.
If you are committed to God and following God, I’m telling you,
You are a success if you are being sold into slavery.
You’re a success if you’ve been lied about and put in prison.
God is pleased with you.
God loves you.
He’s more pleased with you than what any of us know.
It was like I had no reason any more; to be sick, to have pain, to… be fearful.
From dark to daylight, my life has changed very, very much, I found my God
It has changed our life completely, in everything
I thought that I was not good enough, that God could not forgive me everything that I’ve done in my life, but then I came into the teaching of Andrew Wommack, and I saw it on YouTube, on a… on a… one series about the true nature of God, and it changed my life forever.
And I just want to thank uh, Andrew Wommack for all what he has… preaching and uh… what a blessing to the whole world.