I have entered into this amazing place with God called rest. It was needed and accepted as the world and its inhabitants daily tried to engage me in petty situations. I love that God allows the Holy Spirit to give us exactly what we seek and that’s an opportunity to get closer to Him.
A calm has come over me; a peace that passes anything I can articulate with words. All I can say is , I am so in love with this feeling……
….. it came because I allowed myself to be in obedience and be quiet. I am hearing Him like never before!
Sleep escapes me right now. I have so much on my plate, my thoughts feel like a rat on a wheel. I can honestly say I have no clue what God is about to do in my life and that is terrifying!
Nothing moves me, but my one on one time with him. I am seeking like never before for an answer because I know change is inevitable. Through my exhaustion I encourage all that are going through a “transition ” to be open to whatever God wants to do in your life.
Growth is never easy and usually is uncomfortable , so prepare yourself in advance. God knows the plan for us, even when we don’t. His thoughts are not ours and ,of course , are higher. (ISAIAH 55:8&9 ref)
Rest in His ways.( And with that, I have written my self into peace that passes All my understanding. I am ready for sleep!)
Be open All!
Some of you are about to walk into a new season of blessings! I read this and thought of how true this becomes when we start being blessed in ways people just can’t (or won’t) grasp.
God loves to honor our obedience and faithfulness! Don’t let opinions of what others are saying or thinking deter you from rejoicing!
What are we looking at? What catches our attention? What are our eyes “set on” or focused on? …it seems like a simple insignificant question with a variety of answers. When we are speaking on our natural visual sight, it’s a easily answered question. But what about deeper than what you see with your eyes …
What is your heart and mind set on? One quick look at society today can give you answers.
I spent almost 12 hours in a hospital setting yesterday. I was able to watch people as we all waited for our friends and love ones to receive favorable diagnosis and/or treatment from doctors and staff. As we sat there, many were occupied with handheld devices. Visualize all the phones, tablets, and laptops we were all engaged in. While waiting, our heads were down!!! Mine included! Well, until I ran out of battery and was forced to look up. What had me occupied DIDN’T LAST! It kept me anxious and always aware of time, but didn’t truly fulfill me or give me peace during the wait…When forced to look up, I had to set my mind on other more valuable things God was drawing my attention to. ( LORD, THOSE TEACHABLE MOMENTS! )
BUT let’s transfer that into the spiritual. How often are we going around looking down, focused on the temporal things and not on the things above. ( REF 2 Corinthians 4:18 ) The eternal non seen things that are life to us give way to distractions of the seen… Our trials, tribulations, storms and afflictions keep are heads down as we ponder on how to survive… today I scream ( to myself and you readers ) LOOK UP!!!
God is in the speaking business! He longs for our friendship and quality time. He wants to share with His people His heart, will, and plans. But we have to set our mind on Him. That’s where we will keep our peace. ( Ref Isaiah 26:3 ) MAKE this a lifestyle. Create a new habit. Stop looking down at what we can see and look up! Set your mind on Christ above!
Healing is attached to wholeness! You have to heal from the scars of past tribulations in order transition into your destiny! But let’s look at things a little different on this morning….
From now on, let’s not push and strive to become who we think we need to be…
Let us get rid of, or die to, all the things this world has added to our personalities that isn’t Really us! God knew us in the womb (Ref Isaiah 44:2) and He creates GOOD THINGS! Strive to be that “good thing” He originally created!!!
Let go of anything, anyone and any mindset not like Christ…allow healing to form in You..
LIVE your life under the influence of The Holy Spirit! We temporarily reside in this world, but are not OF this world (following it’s thoughts, customs, and way of living…Ref John 17:14-16) How can we create change or affect people who NEED change if we resemble them.
Dare to be different! Allow your thoughts and actions to be framed by the Word of God! We are called to be peacemakers. We are suppose to exemplify love. We are new creatures in Christ, so our behavior should reflect the inner change! Be different today. Talk different, walk different, respond different! In the midst of a nation in turmoil, YOU SHOULD BE DIFFERENT!!!
BE AT PEACE
BE NOT OF THIS WORLD