Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WHEN THE LORD SPEAKS

I love it when the Lord speaks to me through His Word.  Often it is a revelation or an interpretation. This doesn't happen all the time. I can read the bible for days without any revelation, but when He chooses to reveal a particular verse, it is like it is directed at me.

Over the past forty years, I don't know how many times I have read the 23rd  Psalm .When I was in the fourth grade, I even had to memorize it. It was one of my favorite t of verses.

The other day I was in a bible study and the teacher wanted the class to take a few minutes and meditate on Psalm 23.  I thought to myself, "Oh, there can't be anything else that the Lord could say to me." I was so wrong,

I didn't get beyond the second verse when the Lord spoke to me.  "My daughter, it is I who makes you to lie down in green pastures when you get so busy with your daily activities that you neglect your fellowship with Me. You need your soul restored or you are going to get physically sick."  I got it.  It was a warning--slow down . I was slowly wandering out of the green pastures.

I can't tell you how many times I am reminded of that verse during the week  I am coming to understand more and more how much the Lord loves me and cares for my soul. Sleep has become much more of a priority and I am trying to not let life push me around. Spiritual rest in the Lord is as important as physical rest. One depends on the the other. 

 Jesus walked in complete rest.  He did nothing except what His Father told Him to do. He was the living Word--prefect obedience..  If Jesus lives in me and I in Him, than one day, by the grace of God, I do believe it  will be possible to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill my own desires,  but live to glorify God., 

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