Saturday, June 11, 2011
During our lifetime, we all will experience many storms. Although some will be worse than others, either way you can expect a storm to come your way at some point in your life. It is up to us individually to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in knowing when to respond and what if any action should be taking place.
As humans, our first initial reaction is typically to defend ourselves. Sometimes we may even think we have to reciprocate some form of retaliation. Time to get real! We Must get to a point and BE STILL and LET GOD FIGHT OUR BATTLES.
Be still, and know that I am God; Psalm 46:10(NKJ)
Please know that being silent DOES NOT show a sign of weakness; instead, it shows a sign of BEING SMART!! God can and will fight our battles far more greater and wiser than we ever could. Take pleasure in knowing you don't have to lift a finger or say a word but THANK YOU GOD for shielding me. There is nothing or no one that could possibly give us the protection like Our Lord and Savior.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NIV)
Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 (NKJ)
I know all too well what it feels like to want to respond to lies and rumors but in Every Single Instance God would not allow me speak. Yes, it was difficult (Extremely!!!) because I wanted to tell my side. I wanted to set the record straight but the fact remained I had to be obedient. God has and always will work things out according to His time.
Don't let the devil steal your Joy!
Are you speaking when you are suppose to be quiet? Are you reacting when you should be still?
Psalm 27 (NKJ)
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked came against me
To eat up my flesh,
My enemies and foes,
They stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army may encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war may rise against me,
In this I will be confident.
4 One thing I have desired of the LORD,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the LORD,
And to inquire in His temple.
5 For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up above my enemies all around me;
Therefore I will offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice!
Have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,”
My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.”
9 Do not hide Your face from me;
Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
You have been my help;
Do not leave me nor forsake me,
O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me,
Then the LORD will take care of me.
11 Teach me Your way, O LORD,
And lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies.
12 Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries;
For false witnesses have risen against me,
And such as breathe out violence.
13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
14 Wait on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!