God usually deals with us one layer at a time. As soon as we get comfortable and feel free, often times something else will come up and reveal another layer of something that God wants to deal with. This is not to say we are being rebellious or disobedient, but to rather bring us to a new level of understanding. God wants to bring us from faith to faith and glory to glory. The more we let God deal with our layers, the higher we can elevate because those weights are being released. My desire is to become weightless. I want to be able to move in the supernatural in whatever direction the spirit of God blows. This does not have to be all weird and “spooky”. God wants it to be with us on earth as it is in heaven. It’s as simple as giving it to God when He shows us, repenting, and growing into our next level by faith and obedience.
God’s grace is sufficient. We have a tendency to think “how am I going to do this”. The truth is that we can’t without God’s help. We make it hard in our minds by the fear of what’s next, but God has already got a way laid out before us if we trust Him. Give God your next layer so that He may take you to your next level. Think of the wall you built in your heart when you were in sin. When God delivered you, the wall came down. Now you have all the stuff you put inside those walls to deal with. For example, let’s say you have an issue with foul language. The Lord convicts you and you give it to Him. You repent and now you don’t speak those words anymore, but you still think them. Well, God will show you this next so that he may cleanse your mind. This may take work on your part, like refraining from watching certain shows that use that type of language, getting away from people who talk like that, reading your Word every time you have those thoughts, finding scriptures that come against your actions and what it says about the opposite. Now the thoughts may be gone, but certain things make you feel a certain way and this was why you cursed in the first place. The root issue might have been anger causing you to curse, now God wants to deliver you from not only that, but why you are angry in the first place.
Do you see how there can be so many layers. If God tried to show us these all at one time we’d probably be crazy for real. Many times it took us lifetimes to develop these issues, but it doesn’t have to take us long to be delivered. God can deal with us quickly if we surrender to Him, repent, and obey. He wants us to be free so we may commune with Him weightlessly, soaring above the situations we face and seeing things from His perspective.
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Matthew 11:29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Father, we thank you for deliverance. We thank You that you have given us a way to be truly free from the burdens we carry. Father, show us our layers. Let us not be satisfied with surface level deliverance. Help us go deeper into our souls and get free of everything that isn’t in agreement with Your Word. Make us doers of Your Word and not just hearers only. We give You our walls and everything inside of them. Cleanse us and make us whole so we may walk in our purpose in purity. We thank You that Your mercy doesn’t condemn us but saves us and heals us. Restore our souls. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!