This morning I really want to say to The Lord, Jesus, thank you for allowing me to be in this “Resting Place”. I have fought the good fight, I have diligently brought my petitions and request before you, Lord. I have faith that you will bring it to completion. Now, is the time to rest. To Be Still.
What does God’s Word say?
1Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith.
Have you recently been fighting the good faith? Have you been in a spiritual, financial or physical battle? Did you put on the full armor of God? Read Ephesians 6: 10-20 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6%3A10-20&version=NIV
This is so powerful!
Maybe you don’t know how to fight the good fight? Make sure you click the link above to read about putting on the full armor of God. You need to be trained first before you can become a soldier!I will get into this more in another post soon.
Are you tired and weary? Are you tired of fighting enemies? God’s Word says in Matthew 11: 28-30
New International Version (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Sometimes God gives us rest even when we don’t know when our prayers will be answered. But, he gives us that peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s that revelation when He says, you can just rest in Him. You don’t have to struggle. You don’t have to pour out your tears or even your spirit when you go into this rest. Have you read Psalm 46:10? It’s says Be Still and Know that I Am God.
I love the New American Standard Bible translation, it says Cease striving and know that I Am God.
No matter what season of your life The Lord has you in, remember to get His Word Inyou! Read His Word, the LivingBible.
I pray you have a wonderful day. May The Lord give you wisdom and understanding today.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security
2 My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
3 For if you cry for discernment,
[a]Lift your voice for understanding;
4 If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5 Then you will discern the fear of the Lord
And discover the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
8 Guarding the paths of justice,
And He preserves the way of His godly ones.
9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice
And equity and every good course.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
11 Discretion will guard you,
Understanding will watch over you,
12 To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;
14 Who delight in doing evil
And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
15 Whose paths are crooked,
And who are devious in their ways;
16 To deliver you from the strange woman,
From the [b]adulteress who flatters with her words;
17 That leaves the companion of her youth
And forgets the covenant of her God;
18 For her house [c]sinks down to death
And her tracks lead to the [d]dead;
19 None who go to her return again,
Nor do they reach the paths of life.
20 So you will walk in the way of good men
And keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will [e]live in the land
And the blameless will remain in it;
22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land
And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.
Love in Jesus,
God knocks by Lisa Myers
Well, it’s January 2014. It’s time for renewal. I’ve decided this year, I’m not going to make life so difficult. I’m going to listen to God more and less of man.
I’m surrendering to Him, all that I am, all that I have, and all that I will be. Okay, now if you don’t know me, let me explain. I am a fixer. No, I don’t believe I have always been one. I just don’t like problems or broken things. Let’s face it, I do not like being out of control. I’m not a control freak though. Meaning, I don’t feel that I have to control others. I just want my environment to be normal.
I don’t want others to hurt. I want people happy. I want to be happy. Does that sound like you?
I abhor chaos. If I can’t do something right, I don’t want to do it at all. If I fail at something or I am not seeing good results I just move on. It may take me awhile to move on, but eventually I do.
So, for the last two years, I have had a lot of changes in my life. I’ve tried some different avenues for income, I still kept my day job, so to speak, even changing companies. It’s an extremely stressful day job. I definitely put a lot of it on hold because I needed to be home for my son who was experiencing medical problems, he was 15 at the time. That was a really tough time for me. My husband and I had just left our previous church, and the diagnosis of spondyloarthropathy was given to my son. It is a type of juvenile arthritis that is genetic. I didn’t have any close friends near me to talk to about it at the time. I felt abandoned. I had to learn all about this disease, the protocol and the trial of figuring out what would work for him to give him health. We changed his diet completely. My daughter, who was injured during birth, had just had major surgery to repair some muscles, tendons and to shave her scapula bone and was still recovering.
I was also tired all of the time. I didn’t know it, but I had iron deficiency anemia. I knew I was borderline anemic throughout my adult life, but I didn’t know how bad it really was. I literally felt like I was dying. I would wake up in the morning and pray to God to help me get up.
I’d go to the gym or walk for a few miles hoping working out would give me energy, come home and take a two to three hour nap. My memory was horrible. I felt like I was in a fog most of the time. I just thought it was from stress. I knew I wasn’t depressed, because I’m a happy person. I can go on and on and on about all of the problems my family was experiencing. I couldn’t fix any of it.
I kept praying, learning, reading the word of God. At first I was angry at God. Now, I’ve been through a lot in my life, but never was I angry at God. My son was in tremendous pain, and I couldn’t stop it. He had been misdiagnosed for years. His doctor said it was just growing pains. Now, all of his lethargy, missing school because he was in pain, it all made sense. Worse, my son’s faith was shattered. He started questioning God’s existence.
Financially, those extra income decisions I made didn’t turn out well. Put that on top of not being able to work as much, and a financial disaster was in the midst. You know the deal, the car breaks, need new tires, the pool pump breaks, daughter starts college, etc. etc. etc. It just didn’t stop. I knew it was tough at the time, but it sounds so much worse putting it all down in this blog.
Somehow, some way, the Lord brought me and my family through it all. I was able to enjoy life too.
Ya know, it’s really hard to wait on the Lord. I didn’t wait on Him. Not really. I prayed, I studied, and I worshipped Him. I waited a little bit, but I didn’t wait until I had His answer. When I had decisions to make, I made them. I didn’t have time to wait for His answers, he took too long. The world doesn’t give you time to make decisions. Ah, but wisdom. That is what I needed. That is what I was learning.
This year, it will be different. I will wait on The Lord until He answers me. As He holds the doors open for me, I will walk through, knowing he has a great future for me. I know I am blessed. I have a wonderful God fearing husband who loves learning about God. I adore my three children so much. I have a beautiful grandbaby, a daughter in law and a future son in law. Life is good even in the middle of the storm. Right now, I choose to dance in the rain.
#God #DanceInTheRain #Wisdom #WaitOnGod
If you have spiritual ears to hear, you can hear the enemy roar liked a lion, but when u don’t pay attention, you can’t even hear him squeak.
You remember when Jesus was driven into the desert and tempted by Satan?
Luke 4:1-13 click here to read this scripture
I can just hear Satan cajoling, coercing, trying to speak with false authority, “If”!
Can you hear that? “If you are the son of God…”
Do you see the use of the word “if”? I never saw it before. I’ve always seen the temptation of the enemy trying to get Jesus to break his fast, by telling him to turn the stone into bread. But I never paid attention to the “If”. Not only was he tempting Jesus, but he was trying to put “doubt” in him.
Satan is the same today. He uses the same old schemes to try and get what he wants. But, as Ecclesiastes tells us, “…There is nothing new under the sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:9
Just as Satan tried to put doubt in Jesus, he tries to put doubt in us. He tries to put doubt about God in us. Have you heard these doubts? When you hear the doubts, quickly speak God’s Word. God’s love will cover you. His love will sustain you. His love endures forever.
Keep believing in Him, keep seeking Him, keep asking Him.
When you put the Word of God in you, more than the words of the enemy, there will be no more room for Satan.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,
3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,
7 A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,
8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
#GameOfGodKnocks-God gave you the gift of healing today.
1. How did you receive it?
2. What will you do with it?
“You can’t feel his Glory without His Spirit.” ~ GodKnocks.org
I think this may be one of my favorite scriptures.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
There is pray and there is prey.
The enemy is so wicked. So sly. So cunning.
Be watchful and pray, or you will be the enemy’s prey.
He lurks in the darkness and shadows.
Sometimes, he is even bold enough to go into the light.
He looks for a moment when you are alone.
He looks for a time when you aren’t paying attention.
He wants to catch you off guard.
He plays little games with you.
Don’t play back with him.
Resist the devil and he shall flee.
Do not entertain thoughts of impurity or what ifs.
Keep yourself “prayed up” and you won’t become the devil’s prey.