Seasons come and go and nature constantly reminds us of the ranges of change that happens daily in this big world we live on.
We are no different as changes come in many ways throughout our lives. We are never always in full throttle or in over drive neither are we always balanced, centered, and focused.
Life is like that and as long as we live as human beings this side of heaven, the sun comes up and the sun goes down and God is faithful with ALL His creation! We are experiencing all the thrills and spills of life as they come our way.
There are times where we pull away from God due to the various range of circumstances we find ourselves in. We really don’t want or mean to pull away but circumstances happen and we are not always our best when they come our way.
It doesn’t mean that we really want or try to pull away from God, but our expectations and circumstances all come into play.
Yes, life is life but we also have resistance that is inspired by the kingdom of hell itself. We are to have wisdom and be transparent with the beloved of God but wise concerning evil.
Cast not away your confidence for you have a great reward. But make sure when you open up do not cast your precious pearls before swine. Keep your peace within and go with that peace and assurance from God.
The rest of who we open up to is so important. It is important to know those who labor among you and keep your mind in sync with God. We will deal with things as they present themselves. Take 3 seconds and think how to respond with God’s wisdom.
“Gracious is The LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. The LORD preserved the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me. Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for The LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee,” Psalm 116:5-7 KJV .
Our constant source of all life comes through God. HE is faithful even if we aren’t at the various moments in time. If we would be honest, instead of being “perfectly religious”, we would make such headway towards the destiny he has called us to.
His desire is that we win the lost and disciple the new converts and do whatever our gift is to the body of Christ.
We believers all need to grow up in Christ for we ALL share at being real with trustworthy. There is nothing to be ashamed of when we are hidden in Christ, we are covered with His robe of righteousness.
Christ made the total way for our salvation and it cannot be added to by you or your works. He did it all and that is why we are to surrender to the power of God’s gift. We must be wise and be innocent concerning evil. Transparency and honesty are powerful weapons in our arsenals.
“But The LORD is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil,” Thessalonians 3:3 KJV.
“The law of The LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of The LORD is sure, making wise the simple,” Psalm 19:7 KJV.
“The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me,” Psalm 116:6 KJV.
Oh, how I greatly appreciate the prayers of the saints! I am learning so much more about the power we gain at being still and knowing He is God!
All I could do was rest and soak in being quiet and worship. I couldn’t believe how weak I had gotten in warfare. I was hit from every angle at the same time.
I feel like I have been spinning and kicking like the martial arts, It has been nonstop. So, I became tired and exhausted. But faithful prayer warriors fought for me!
We all get tired and exhausted, but what I learned in all this, is to regress, to be still and know He is God. So now I am soaking and listening more.
Retreat is a necessary important part of war before we can ever advance. We all need R & R (restoration and recovery.)
So, when you are exhausted and tired and cannot get your strength back, it is a good clue that you need to back away for some time.
You will feel vulnerable when you are exhausted and tired from war. It’s the time to back away for refreshment.
I saw myself as a dried out old sponge and suddenly I was dipped into living water (The Word) and I soaked it up quickly. I feel many of you are now sharing the same feelings as I too am.
It’s time to be still and know He is God and soak, soak and soak in His presence! Soon you will be full again to conquer and overcome in wiping away every threat what needs to go with that pure water of the word of God!
You are not a human doing, you are a human being, and that what makes us one beloved of God!
Just Be, beloved!
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey