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Holy habits, and Divinely thriving lifestyle changes often develop within our lives through experiencing a collection of hardships, tragedies, mindboggling ailments, heart wrenching issues and problems, along with agonizing, gut wrenching circumstances. Although horrific to go through in the flesh, we can now uniquely appreciate how they all served a collective purpose of pressing us deeper into Jesus, which subsequently strips us down bare and clearly shows us that He truly is, our only Hope. It is also during those times that our spirits rose up within us, in His strength, and passionately reminded us that He doesn’t want us to merely survive but to vibrantly live and thrive under His reign, while the Holy Spirit led us to wholeheartedly welcome Him to reign into every aspect of our lives. Our King Shepherd healed us through those difficult times as we clung only to Him, and sometimes we were not even aware of Him nudging us towards Abba as the Holy Spirit led us into entering Abba’s gates with thanksgiving and praises in our hearts. Thanksgiving and praises directed towards Him, all because of Who He is, and regardless of what we were going through, or the destruction we were physically and spiritually seeing. That is when we first learned the vital importance of focusing only on King Jesus. It was a long, harsh but very diligent process where we developed specifically Holy habits, and lifestyle changes which continue to thrive even today while our relationship with Him continues to deepen. Amazingly, we have since been healed from those specific ailments, issues and circumstances, and shockingly, those specifically harsh and painful moments have even become a distant blur. (Which, at the time, is something we never thought would have ever been possible.) But unbeknownst to us, Abba has always sought to honor us and our suffering, by allowing those specifically developed habits, and Divine lifestyle changes, to become an added safeguarding technique that diligently shows us the depth of protection Abba provides us with, destroying any threat of doubt or uncertainty the enemy may attempt to throw at us. Those Divine lifestyle changes have also become multiple new ways in which Abba intimately speaks to us, in languages only we can understand, while He actively strengthens our relationship with Him and diligently nourishes an intimacy with us that is specifically centered around our true identities in Him. His awe-inspiring honor towards us is a physical manifestation and confirmation of Psalm 100, verses 3-5: ‘Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.’ Praise King Jesus, His protection is great concerning His beloveds, for we are His treasured sons and daughters!