Discover the keys to Staying Full of God

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| Written by Andrew Wommack | Do you ever feel like you and God have drifted apart and that the love and joy you once experienced with Him has faded? If you do, youre not alone. Most Christians feel like the experiences they have with God diminish over time and that they need another touch. But that is not what the Bible teaches
The Bible says God will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). If that is trueand it is who moved? As bornagain believers, we are all capable of living in the fullness of God every day of our lives. God is continually pouring out His love, joy, peace, revelation knowledge, and every other blessing. But we can get to a point where were not receiving and feel like He has drifted away
Romans 1:21 says
When they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened
This scripture contains four separate elements, or keys, that can lead us into and keep us operating in the fullness of God. Expressed positively, they are
Glorify God Be thankful Recognize the power of imagination Have a good heart 
We have the power to control each of these in our lives
The first keyto glorify Godhas a lot to do with how we perceive Him. In many places throughout the Bible, the word magnify is the same word that is translated as glorify. Therefore, magnify and glorify can be used interchangeably. And magnify means to make bigger. Technically speaking, God is who He is, regardless of what you think, but 
in terms of your perception, He can be big or small. You have the power to make Him one or the other in your life. Most of us have become masters at enlarging the problem and minimizing God and His Word. Thats exactly the opposite of what we need to do
The second key to staying full of God is a thankful heart. Paul listed unthankfulness as one of the signs of the end times and put it in the same verse as covetousness, pride, blasphemy, and unholiness (2 Tim. 3:12). Glorifying, magnifying, and thanking Him are all interrelated, but to glorify God, you must be thankful. As youre thanking Him, youre reminding yourself of what He has said and done, which magnifies Him
Every time you are tempted to gripe and complain about a problem, don‘t. Instead, enter into Gods presence and spend ten minutes thanking Him for His goodness. If you do, youll find that the natural desire to complain will cease, and the problem will shrink as you begin to see it in the proper perspective
The third key is imagination. Imagination is much more important than most of us realize. Those of us with vain imaginations are pessimists, imagining failure instead of success. We need to use our imaginations to agree with Gods Word and see ourselves the way God sees us: happy, healthy, and prosperous
The fourth key is to have a good heart. The Scripture makes it very clear that the attitude of your heart is far more important than your actions. Our hearts control what we say, and they also control what we do. Love, joy, peace, patience, and the rest of the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:2223) are products of what our hearts believe. The reason the heart responds in a negative way is because we allow it to be dominated by external or physical things instead of by the Word of God
If youll put these four keys into practice in your life, you will never be the same. It will change the way you think about everyone and everything around you
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Abundant blessings to you,