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., 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DEATH OF A VISION

Have you ever had a dream or a vision  and wonder why it is taking the Lord so long to answer it ? You thought it was a good idea,but the Lord is silent and time is passing by.

The story of Moses is where I first learned about the death of a vision. We are told that Moses was a meek and humble man. He trusted in and obeyed the Lord's commandments. However, Moses wasn't always humble, Earlier in his life, when he saw an Egyptian abusing a fellow Hebrew,  his temper rose and Moses became a murderer. He killed an Egyptian.

His intentions were admirable.  He thought he was helping God stop the Egyptians from flogging his Hebrew brethren. Moses was discovered trying to bury his victim and had to ran for his life.  He ended up far, far away in the back side of the wilderness.  There he became a shepherd, tending sheep for a living.

 Talk about humble pie! His dreams were over. Moses who once was a somebody, who sat in the audience of the great Pharaoh , now was a was a nobody. But,God was not finished with him.

Forty years later when the Lord called Moses out of the burning bush, he was a totally broken man.  His self-confidence and pride had been exposed. The years he spent in the wilderness had broken his self will.  He no longer had any confidence in himself to act for God.  In fact he asked the Lord to send his brother Aaron.  Moses had been humbled.  He knew that if the Lord did go before him, it was totally impossible to do what the Lord was asking.  He was in a good place. He had to depend on his God. That is what made him a humble man.  He had complete trust and confidence in the Lord and not in himself.

God had taken a somebody, made him a nobody, and then raised him to be a somebody that He could use. The Lord had dwelt with Moses's pride, his self-will.   He didn't get there overnight.  It was a process that only God could do.  God had a work for Moses and only He could prepare him to lead his people out of bondage in Egypt. Apart from the Lord's power, it would be totally impossible for any man. 

What I  have learned is that if an idea or vision is really from the Lord, it is important to let it die.  If it is not from the Lord, it will stay dead. If it is from Him,  He will resurrect it  and use me to fulfill it.  Don't try to accomplish in the flesh (self-life) what only God can perform by the Holy Spirit. Surrender to Him and let God be God.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

GOD TESTIFIES OF HIMSELF



This is a beautiful testimony of our great God.  To think that our God, the Lord Jesus Christ, was not only our creator, but humbled Himself to become a man. He was willing to identify with the human race and to take upon Himself the sin of the world. Whosoever will believe and received His finished work will be born again. How does one explain such LOVE.   I pray that this video will bless you today.