Thursday, June 30, 2011

A quote of the day, that has made my heart sing

"Some twenty years ago a friend gave me a book entitled TRUE PEACE. It had a old medieval message and this one primary thought - that God was waiting in the depths of my being to speak to me if I would only be still enough to hear His voice.
I assumed this would not be a difficult thing to do, so I tried to be still. No sooner had I begun to do so than complete pandemonium seemed to break loose. Suddenly I heard a thousand voice and sound from without and within, until I could hear nothing except these incredible noises. Some were my own words, my own questions, and even my own prayers, while others were temptations of the Enemy, and the voices of the world's turmoil.
In every direction I turned, I was pushed, pulled, and confronted with indescribable unrest and overwhelming noises. I seemed compelled to listen to some of them and to respond in some way. But God said, "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). Then my mind was filled with worries over my responsibilities and plans for tomorrow, and God said again, 'Be still.'
This 'gentle whisper' became for me the voice of prayer, wisdom, and service. No longer did I need to work so hard to think, pray or trust, because the Holy Spirit's 'gentle whisper' was His answer to all my questions, and His life and strength for my soul and body. His voice became the essence of all knowledge, prayer and blessings, for it was the living God Himself as my life and my all.
this is precisely how our spirit drinks in the life of our risen Lord. And then we are enabled to face life's conflicts and responsibilities, like a flower that has absorbed the cool and refreshing drops of dew through the darkness of the night. Yet just as dew never falls on a stormy night, the dew of His grace never covers a restless soul. - A. B. Simpson" Streams in the Desert L.B. Cowman edited by James Reimann

Maybe some of us today need to be still and stop listening to the voices of the world like I have been challenged over the last few years. Maybe the Lord is impressing on the heart to really hear Him while refocusing. Or could it be that there are other vises that really are nothing more than lies that need to be released in order to be in the arms of true peace. All I know is that there have been many things taking place in my own life, that over the course of the last couple of years, I have been jotting the lessons down that have been stretching my own life. SO here you have since I began journeying on this electric wave called blogging my own stretching life lessons, what has come my way.

Have a Blessed day living in the moment of being still and hearing His still small voice. It can be very difficult but remember Abba, Father God will always be with you through the power of Jesus Christ and the guiding of the Holy Spirit even when it is misunderstood by the world at times but continue to Love and persevere.

Jeremiah 33:3