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Thank You Father For The Pressing

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

Thank you Father for the pressing…There is power in pressure. Power in the pressing. Thank you for the crushing Lord God… When you're pressed God is pressing to get the best of you out. Leaving the old behind with whatever situation or circumstance is being used to press you.

The best illustration for what we’re experiencing is a winepress:

A winepress is a device used to extract juice from crushed grapes during wine making. There are a number of different styles of presses that are used by wine makers but their overall functionality is the same. Each style of press exerts controlled pressure in order to free the juice from the fruit (most often grapes). The pressure must be controlled, especially with grapes, in order to avoid crushing the seeds and releasing a great deal of undesirable tannins into the wine. (Wikipedia)

Isn’t that how the Father handles us? He permits the pressure but it is controlled enough to get the best of us out so that the seeds of sin are not released into what He is producing in us. That’s so beautiful to me.. He makes all things new. When the pressing gets uncomfortable…don’t go to what is familiar to ease the discomfort…press in and praise and pray and worship your way through it….

I believe God has permitted the pressing and pressure and issues in our lives to extract the best out of us and not the worst out of us. We don’t need to condemn and judge everyone else. God make me new. God make us new…I believe God has permitted the pressing pressure and issues in our society even, to extract the best out of us and not the worst out of us. We don’t need to make America great again. We need a NEW America.

We each need to be made new. It is a time to renew our faith, renew our values and standards, renew our mind. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5). That means let us think humbly like Jesus. We need new thinking. Renew our mind Lord God. We need new language… Holy Spirit govern our tongue. New vision. Thank your for-sight God to see not with our natural eyes alone, but divine discernment. We need pure discernment. A Godly perspective and not our own.

Let us embrace change, embrace unity, embrace love, embrace one another, Embrace the trinity God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). We need enough people being the light to cast out and extinguish darkness. If you light your candle and I light mine darkness can not overshadow it. Darkness has no power unless there is no light at all. It does not matter if your one light in your area. Let your light shine and shine brightly. Your light is hope and inspiration for someone else to get the courage to shine their light.

Think of who and what you are being pressed for and who and what you are pressing toward in your personal life, in your ministry, on your job, in your community, nation and world. It’s for God first,