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"Have you anything to declare?" Many of us have heard that question at customs checkpoints when we have moved between states or countries.
In the E.U. many border checkpoints have been removed in an effort to speed up the free flow of trade. The problem with that is the movement of terrorists is just as free as trade!
Where once upon a time there was a limit of just a few bottles of French wine you could bring back into England, now you can almost fill your car!
The questions still need to be asked - are we letting anything over our borders that we shouldn't and are we declaring everything we should?
Prov 4:23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. AMP
Keeping the border of our heart is essential so that we rebuff attack and are able to operate well in life.
One way we keep our heart in the best condition is to allow the spring of life to flow from it – to prevent stagnation and make a good confession.
Have you anything to declare?
Declare what He has done for you!
Ps 66:16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul. NKJV
Declare how great He is!
Ps 145:6 Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness. NKJV
It is good for God and good for you to declare His works! When we make our declaration of praise and gratitude we open the door for more blessings in our lives and we also free up the correct operation of our hearts.
Ps 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works. NKJV
Ps 92:1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; 2 To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night, NKJV
Praise crosses all borders and boundaries. When we release our praises to God even the nations will know His glory.
Ps 96:2 Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. 3 Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. NKJV
Let's not be slow at making His praise known – God is good and wants to continue to be good to us today.
Be blessed as you make your declaration.