There are no short cuts to becoming the person God wants us to be.
Let us learn to be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath.
The LORD sends seasons of refinement to us. There will be times when everything in our lives will feel so disconnected, and silent.
We must learn to be centered and focused on God’s Will, Word, His Mind, and heart. AND without trusting the feelings or any other substance other than pure faith in God.
I promise you, that you will face this and you will feel nothing of God’s promises! The real substance of faith will be made manifested by and through this; Faith isn’t a feeling, it is a fact.
You must not rely on feelings, beloved!
God has not changed His Mind about you! However, He is going to develop our senses and beliefs!
As we get before God and learn to wait in quiet and silence before HIM, then we will develop our dependence on the LORD and His Word!
Don’t fear or doubt, God has not brought us this far to change His mind.
God is not out to ruin His Children! That is not the mind of Christ concerning His Children! Our faith is proven during times of doubt and these double minded times.
Nothing is the same and having new territory to process can make us feel intimidated and fearful. But I hear the sound of heaven, “Do not be afraid!”
When our heart is overwhelmed, lead us to the rock that is higher than I.
Our faith will provoke us to action; to act! We must face ourselves, because we must go deeper still in seeking out the mind of Christ concerning our lives and for souls.
All of these things can cause us to feel fear, insecurities and fear of the unknown. It is during this test that the true motives of the heart will come forward and surface. We must repent when the LORD brings them to surface.
We must KNOW GOD is working even when we don’t feel or see it. Don’t allow these uncertainties keep you hidden and kept in the bondage to in fear of religion. Trust God to bring you out now no matter how you feel.
Being impatient can cause us to take a place that we were never given, and it has the possibility of hurting God’s people. competition and impatience can also be provoked through Jealousy, envy and Impatience will provoke us to take things into our timing instead of waiting on God.
The LORD will often provoke us to jealousy and provoke a reaction to action. Why? To get to our heart so WE can see what is in us and repent and turn away from those things!
Those that the LORD loves HE corrects.
“And Samuel said, Hath The LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of The LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of The LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king,” 1 Samuel 15:22-23.
The evidence of our faith in areas is produced by the refining fire of silence, self control and waiting on GOD!
To realize and know HIS voice greater, means we have grown to that degree, and His Word will always back up his will. He shows us areas of error to teach us to learn to change as we mature.
Silence; the fruit of self control….
We will never mature if we never cooperate in the process. We may say we want the Word to become flesh in us, but the only way that happens is when we yield to Him and it doesn’t always feel good to our flesh.
HE is the refiners fire and HE defines us and burns away those things that hinder our life and walk.
This walk and the way we mature is through seasons as we walk from the mountains to the valleys.
Part of our spiritual maturity is learning to wait as long as it takes for God to speak to us.
We have nothing to offer unless God gives it to us. Amen?
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey