Relax in my healing, hold Presence. Allow Me to transform you through this time alone with Me. As your thoughts center more and more on Me, trust displaces fear and worry.
Energy and time are precious, limited entities. Therefore, you need to use them wisely, focusing on what is truly important.
Ephesians 5:15-16 – So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.
Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.
The more I think about Christ, the less I fear and worry.
Why is this? As I place me thoughts on Christ, I am giving Him allowance into my being, permission to meddle. He has a way to give peace in the storm, thus when I feel the peace, I am more likely to raise the trust in the giver of that peace.
“Your Word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” The Word of God, your bible (you have over a half dozen) holds the key to allowing you to find the best path for your life. It has the power to align you with your creator and show you peace and joy so deep, the world cannot even desire, dream, or understand it. You separate yourself when you seek to learn from the book. You are no longer in the “rat race” of life, but now are watching the rat race from another perspective, from the outside. It becomes so apparent what people are looking for when you have found the treasure already. You try to explain it to them, but they many times are not ready to listen.
You know though, you realize what you have found. The road is not easy, regardless of what some preachers say, the road with Him is not easier to travel than the road without Him. The difference is that when the road gets bumpy, you begin to see cuts and bruises on your body, pain is sensed at ever joint, you have something you did not have before. You have a foundation. You life is built on the rock now. The wind may sway you, but your house will never fall due to the foundation that is strong.
Time alone with Him builds the foundation. Diving into the scriptures, and applying them builds the foundation. Not just reading, but doing. Sure there are requirements in following Christ. He makes some incredible promises in His Word. Promises that are difficult to believe at times. There are prerequisites to every promise.
BUT, it can be summed up by the following: “Come near to God and He will come near to you.” James 4:8
Another promise, He will come near to you. That is what we all want. But as we see in Revelations 3:20, He does not open the door of our heart and barge on through. He simply knocks. We know that he knocks gently. He is not like an overbearing parent, forcing their way into the child’s life. He is more like your conscience, telling you what is right and wrong. You KNOW you need to exercise. It helps your stress, helps you keep off those added pounds. You really don’t eat like you should. Your conscience hits you almost daily, but doesn’t scream out. It is a small voice in your head. You have the choice of whether or not to listen to it.
1 Kings 19:11-13 reflects the small voice: “11And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?”
The Lord was not in the large events, but in a small voice.
Let us open our hearts to the small voice today. It would be so easy if the Lord was overbearing, but He gives us free will do what whatever we desire. He desires us to CHOOSE to serve Him, choose intimacy with Him, choose His path. When we do, there are blessings beyond what we can explain.