BEING ALONE AND QUIET WITH GOD… WAITING ON GOD… STOPPING OUR STRUGGLING… IS THE WAY TO SPIRITUAL PEACE… EMOTIONAL HEALING & RESTORATION OF OUR SOULS
EVERYONE WE LOVE AND TRUST… eventually lets us down and disappoints in some way and some have even done deep damage or betrayed our trust. We let ourselves down and find it hard to accept that there is a gap between what we want to be and do and what we actually are and do. All our life experiences make deep impressions on us, for better or worse, as does our upbringing and the societies we live in. Peer pressure, advertising and consumerism have created false values that everyone is supposed to adhere to. All this makes for continual fear and stress that we were not created to have to deal with.
When a person becomes a spiritually “born again” child of Father YAHWEH they enter into a New Way of Life with a new heart and mind… but it takes time to learn to grow spiritually. If exposed to wrong or inadequate teaching our spirits and conscience will experience various conflicts with our natural thinking. We will naturally keep reverting to what we know best… our body, 5 senses, mind, will and emotions. However that is not walking, seeing, hearing and perceiving with our awakened spirit is it? We must always look to Lord Yeshua / Jesus Christ Himself and His Holy Spirit as our teacher and guide into all Truth… for all our needs to be met “In Him”.
YESHUA IS THE RESTORER OF OUR SOULS… our HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM… and HE IS THE ONLY ONE… who understands and loves us intimately without condemnation of His Beloved. We have to realize He wants to Love us… He waits to Love us with His Divine and Perfect Love… the Flowing forth of Beauty from His Heart to ours… and this is what changes, heals and restores our souls unto God… the cleansing and refreshing stream of His Life being imparted into us and changing us into His Image! We just have to give up our inner resistance and become accepting… that is WILLING to accept Him who is so patient with us!
Psalm 46:10“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”
IT IS A BATTLE TO OVERCOME OUR ENEMIES… the world, the devil and the flesh! If the Egyptians and other enemies of Israel were to symbolize our own enemies, (that is the old sinful nature resisting our new Righteous nature… and keeping our spirit from entering the Promised Land of rest for our souls)… then let’s follow the SAME advice as in these words from the Lord for them… for He said the fight was His and He would deal with it! (unfortunately the original 12 tribes and other who came with them out of Egypt, a type of the world, never entered the promised land because of lack of Faith! God only allowed Joshua, Caleb and the new born generation to go in)
Exodus 14:13-14 “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
2 Chron. 20:17-18 “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the Lord will be with you. And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.”
YES, AS WITH THEM... our Mighty Elohanu can do MORE with a MEEK AND CONTRITE SPIRIT and attitude (resulting from acceptance and waiting on Him to do something)… than we can ever FORCE to happen with all our desperate EMOTIONAL SOUL POWER, judging, pushing and complaining! The harder we try to change things and other people… the harder it gets and the more frustrated and anxious we get. If you have been battling an “enemy” of some kind then I pray these things I’m sharing will throw some Light on how to IDENTIFY what is wrong, why your efforts are constantly failing to get results and what to do about it. We cannot just hope to “get rid” of things and people we don’t like or want. Acceptance, humility and yeildedness to Father God is the Christ like way to cope with whatever we don’t like or want. As Yeshua prayed,
Math. 26:39“And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.”
WE HAVE TO FACE OUR ISSUES, FEARS AND DENIALS… STOP BLAMING OTHERS… BECOME SPIRITUALLY MATURE AND LEARN TO BE OVERCOMERS IN LIFE. This is usually by taking the lower place of humility and servanthood as our Lord taught. Giving them the best seat. Letting go and letting God. He knows all about it! He can justify you if needed. Be patient. Stop the expectations and you won’t be disappointed.
IT IS IN STOPPING our struggling and QUIETENING… our noisy, restless soul that we are delivered from ALL our anger, hatred, annoyance, criticism, irritation, aggressive behavior, blaming others, defending oneself and other Godless urges that are not of the LORD. We must always be ready to search our hearts and apologize to others if needed, asking forgiveness especially if we have tried to “lord it over others” and use them in any way to make ourselves / myself/ feel smart or successful in “our ministry”. This is a sickening thing to the Lord and offends the Holy Spirit… for all truly anointed ministry is the Lord working in and through us and to be given freely and cheerfully in Love, without causing offense if possible. Love is the highest way. All else is a clanging gong! “Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfil the lusts of the flesh”
IT IS IN RESTING IN GOD and PUTTING COMPLETE TRUST IN HIM… that we are awakened, given new visions, enthusiasm and are spiritually “refreshed” with fresh anointing oil. It is in BEING STILL… stilling all our chatter and ambitions… that we can hear God’s inner, still, small voice and then move out in confidence. I have always found and need to remember, that trying to FORCE myself, God or others DOES NOT WORK and only makes me frustrated and stressed out. The ONLY Way is to wait on God for Him to do what He wants! Don’t we/ I understand He knows best? Why do we rebel? When I give up… is when my prayers are answered!
Psalm 131:2“Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.”
SEEKING FOR A RESOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS AND WAITING ON GOD FOR HIS HELP IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME… it is obedience. It takes Faith to come to Him… and Faith to wait on Him… and Faith to wait for Him!
Hebrews 11:6“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
SO HUMBLY take everything that troubles or irritates you about yourself or others to the Heavenly Father in prayer so that His Shalom Peace and sense of well being will keep your heart and soul. For somehow as we give Him our love, time and attention in that secret place of prayer and worship… any inner pain, despair and hurts seem to ease off and lose their effects within us. The CHAOS starts to make sense as our Father Creator brings our lives into balance and order. As we are willing, God works in us and we really do become a new creature for the old things are passing away !
THERE IS A KIND OF HOLY RELAXATION!… A SPIRITUAL PEACE that comes… even in the midst of an outward storm. It is His enabling power called Grace. Even if nothing seems to change there is that sense of Grace, the God given ability to bear it graciously… even if we don’t understand it all, as with a seeming lack of answer to prayer for healing. God answers all sincere prayers in some way. Sometimes He delays for a very good reason… perhaps to teach us more Truth or to make us wiser and more mature through our experiences. This “enabling power” and sense of “everything is OK now”… shows that you / I are in God’s will and that our soul (mind, will and emotions) is indeed “resting” rather than frantically working. All work must come out of a place of rest… otherwise we may be trying to do God’s work with our own ideas and strength and that is very tiring! In fact the more we have to do… the more we need to rest and “wait on God” to draw on His supernatural Life, guidance and empowerment.
SO IN RESTING AND WAITING ON GOD… whatever you want to call it… A MIRACULOUS AND HOLY “EXCHANGE” takes place as the Holy Spirit comes forward and “helps” us. Our fears and impatience lose their control… (and then we can STOP trying to control others) …our confusion and endless questioning gives way to the knowledge of HIS WILL (and then by example we may be able to help others find the Path of Life) …our human weakness is exchanged for His strength and we rise up on eagle’s wings to face another day and night in Communion with Him…
WASHED, REFRESHED & ANOINTED AGAIN… Glory to God, Amen!
AS I SAID BEFORE… I BELIEVE THE WORST ENEMIES OF OUR SOUL ARE WITHIN! That is our ugly old, selfish, carnal nature… which Paul taught to “reckon it dead” or ignore it! It can disguise itself under an outward religious mask but it’s works and fruit are just as bad in God’s eyes as the worst sinner on the planet! Don’t be fooled, Paul taught there is a “law of sin and death” that still works within us and has to be kept “under” the power and authority of Christ who is far superior! Nevertheless it still wants it’s OWN SELFISH WAY. It wants it’s own agenda and it wants recognition and praise so we shouldn’t spoil it. A committed Christian can still become vain and secretly puffed up with religious pride. Surrendering ourselves always subdues the old self. It’s as simple as that. He must increase and I must DECREASE!
Gal. 5:9 “A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump”
A CERTAIN POPULAR PREACHER WOMAN… boldly proclaims she is NOT a sinner any more because Jesus made her “righteous”. How vain and deceptive is that and so many hang on her every word and buy her books? Because of His Grace, He certainly does not behold our sins if we are dwelling close to Him Spiritually but that doesn’t mean we don’t sin sometimes in thought or deed. Yeshua asour High Priest, continually intercedes for us and covers our sin with His blood. The ONLY antidote to our old sin nature trying to still control us and others… is to live by our own spirit/ heart/ conscience… in Union with the Holy Spirit. Through our devotional times and contemplation of Christ / The Lovely Anointed One Yeshua and His teachings… His Blessed Spirit works the NEW Nature of Messiah within us as true HUMILITY, RIGHTEOUSNESS AND OBEDIENCE… in place of ARROGANCE, REBELLION & DEFIANCE.
WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER with a thankful heart, our Lord’s intercession, suffering and Blood Sacrifice for our sins and pray as He did in the Garden of Gethsemane…
Luke 22:42“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
YES, THIS IS THE CRUCIFIED LIFE THAT WE MUST LIVE TOO… DEATH TO OUR OLD SELFISH SELF… AND IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO SPIRITUAL & EMOTIONAL HEALING… RESTORATION & PEACE OF SOUL
Gal, 5:14-26“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
THIS POST STARTED OFF WITH A SHORT MESSAGE TO SOMEONE ON FACEBOOK… BUT IT KEPT DEVELOPING… SO IT SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING THE LORD WANTED TO BRING FORTH… SO I DO PRAY… something here may help someone to understand what may be hindering them from waiting on God and resting in His Love… SO THAT THEY MAY enter more fully into a knowledge of the Father’s plan and will for their lives and experience His healing, restoration and Spiritual Peace of soul “In Him”. As we are honest and willing, we are all learning these Truths in various ways. We are being sanctified and changed more and more into the image of Christ /the Anointed Messiah. The Lord is our Good Shepherd and He knows how best to lead and guide us into all Truth… so that we may walk in the spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (the sinful old carnal nature that we have been saved from)
For some good reading/ advice about Godly living please see… Gal.5:16-26, Eph.4:17-32, 5:1-33, Phil. 2:1-18, 3:12-21, Col.3:1-25, 1Thess. chapters 4 and 5, 2Thess.2:13-17, 1Tim.6:3-21, 2Tim. 2:14-26, 3:1-17, Titus 2:1-15, 3:1-11, James 2, 3:13-18, 4:1-10, 5:7-20, All of 1Peter, Psalm 23
I have also written a much longer article called “LEAVING YOUR WILDERNESS”… with a wonderful music video by YERUBILEE BAND. It deals with these subjects and how important it is to yeild ourselves and obey YAHWEH as we go through the tests and temptations in the wilderness of this world. He knows what He is doing and how to bring us into spiritual maturity. I pray it will bless you! Go here… https://brideofmessiah.wordpress.com/leave-your-wilderness/
ALSO I HAVE ANOTHER WEBSITE CALLED BRIDE IN THE WILDERNESS… http://brideinthewilderness.wordpress.com
Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart, wait, I say, on the Lord.
Blessings from Susan.
NOTE: To understand the difference between your body, soul and spirit and how to walk in the spirit instead of your old carnal man… read this free online book by Watchman Nee… http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/nee/sprtmnv1/1968cont.htm
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