I have lived a very turmoil filled life, one of which I didn't have a lot of peace. Since I began writing this blog I have come under some major attacks by Satan, and there have been days where I am completely "deaf" when it comes to hearing from the LORD. This morning however HE captured my attention and has asked to write what I know.
What I know is I am thankful that HE is my source of PEACE! I wrote that in my journal this morning, without even realizing what HIS Daily Teachings were going to be about for me that day. I "thought" HE was wanting me to write about HIS peace, however HE quickly revealed to me that this morning was to be my "heart cleansing day." I wouldn't be reading my book about strongholds. No, I would be sorting out the burdens, anger, and anxiety I had been carrying around without even realizing it. I was reminded of this during my "Quiet Time Bible" reading this morning. The following words really spoke to my heart, "The first step in receiving GOD'S peace is to stop shouting so loud." I have learned for the past 102 days of being in HIS word that even though I may not be shouting out loud, I am screaming in my heart! I am screaming for HIM to please HEAR me. What I have failed to realize is that HE does hear me, I am just screaming so loud that I don't hear HIM. My bible goes onto say, "Put down the burdens and fights you face. Give them to GOD and allow HIM to speak peace to your heart."
This morning GOD is reminding me of HIS peace that HE has for me. I must trust and believe that HIS peace is all I need. This morning HIS Daily Teachings is all based upon Psalm 37:1-17
Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong;for like the grass they will soon wither,like green plants they will soon die away. Ps. 37:1-2
GOD wants me to know that I need not to be afraid of anyone who is NOT from HIM. HE wants me to stand firmly in HIS word and declare that HE is my rock, and my fortress, and HE can, will, and does protect me from all things evil. HE has let me know that I am to not be jealous of evil one's who "seem" to be filled with HIS blessings, but who are NOT walking with HIM. HE wants me to know that NOTHING good can come from not following HIM. I must not let my fleshly desires and wants get in HIS way. I must trust in HIS timing and provision for my life. HE has lovingly reminded me this morning that the only way to eternal life is through HIM. I must get my eyes off the ways of the world, and get them focused on only HIM.
"Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Ps. 37:3-4
HE is telling me that in order to receive HIS true peace, I must trust HIM, and NOT give in to the ways of the world. I must allow HIM to do HIS good works in me and through me. HE wants me to be happy, and thankful that I have been chosen to live the life that I have been given. HE wants me to live each day feeling completely blessed, in knowing that HE loves me enough to seek me every single moment. HE wants me to know that when I allow HIM to grow my faith in HIM, and acknowledge HIM in all of my ways, HE can, will, and does meet all of my needs abundantly. HE wants me to know that all I have to do is do what HE tells me to, and when I seek HIM earnestly and love HIM with all of my heart, soul, and mind, HE can, will, and does bless me by answering my prayers. I must remember that HE will answer my prayers in HIS timing and not mine.
"Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun." Ps. 37:5-6
I know that when I publicly declared that JESUS was, and is my SAVIOR, I was saying and promising to pick up my cross daily and follow HIM. I was letting HIM know that I would follow HIM all the days of my life, no matter what. I am learning that even when I don't "feel" like it, I still need to pick up my cross and follow HIM. I am learning that faith is a full-time job, one of which I must never try and slack off from. I am learning that without my faith growing in HIM, my life is way to burdensome to live on my own. I am learning that trusting HIM means, letting go of doing things "my way" and waiting for HIM, and doing things "HIS way" no matter what! HE has let me know that HE can, will, and does bless me for my obedience and for my discipline in following HIM all the days of my life. HE wants me to know this morning that nothing delights HIM more than when I obey HIM, and pick up my cross and follow HIM. HE wants me to know that HE loves it when I say to HIM each morning, "LORD JESUS, teach, lead, and guide me how to live every single moment of my life today. Therefore, I must keep my focus on only HIM.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land." Ps. 37:8-9