Monday, March 27, 2017

Be Still

Radio and TV stations are filled with so many voices that clamor for our attention. Riots, terrorism, sex trafficking, drug trade, political intrigue, snarky behavior, betrayal, obstruction of truth, violence,  and injustice, threaten to overwhelm our nation and the world. Satan's gripping tentacles of moral decay seem to have made inroads everywhere -- in the church, the government, the family, in our children caught in sexual confusion, in our elementary schools, high schools, our halls of ivy, movies, video games, and music. And I am filled with righteous indignation.

I think of the biblical account of Lot who lived in the plains of Sodom and Gomorrah and what his life must have been like. 2 Peter 2:8 (NKJ) tells us that God ". . .delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds). . ."

Sometimes one tends to feel quite helpless and overwhelmed in the threat of such a world; the voices of fear and negativity are everywhere, and one's soul can all too easily undergo their osmosis.

When I sat down with my journal this morning, I sensed the Lord speak to my heart: "Be still, and know that I am God." I said, "Holy Spirit, talk to me about that." The following is taken from writings today.

Be still, and know that I am God.

Do not worry, do not fret.
Those things you imagine
Have not happened yet.
Why borrow trouble? Why feel dismayed?
Fix your thoughts on good things --
I will come to your aid.

Be still, and know that I am God.

Don't run here, don't run there,
Fighting just to beat the air.
Take your stand, as I have said.
You wear a crown upon your head.
Watch Me work. Look at Me;
It will change how you see.

When the Lord said, "Watch Me work," I thought of what Dr. Emerson Eggerichs said in his "Love and Respect" DVD's, on the marriage relationship, how a husband feels energized and happy when his wife watches him repair and paint the house, fix the car, etc. I  sensed the Lord say, "As a husband is energized and pleased when his wife watches him work, so I am pleased when My people rest and watch Me work. I enjoy your faith and trust in Me."

Recently, because of revelation I received from God about Romans 8:26, I have begun to pray in tongues with added focus. The Amplified Bible reads, "The Holy Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness. . .the Holy Spirit goes to meet our supplication." The meaning for me expanded to realize the Holy Spirit "takes hold with me" in my prayers.

So, I say to the Holy Spirit, "I believe as I pray in tongues about this person / situation, You take hold together with me concerning the matter." My, how that boosts my faith and joy in prayer! I have found that when I pray in tongues, I don't feel helpless or "wrought-up." I REST.

If you as a Christian do not speak in tongues, I invite you to watch and listen to this 15 minute clip of Andrew Wommack. At all his meetings across the U.S., he instructs and helps others receive this much-needed gift of power from the Holy Spirit. Jesus basically told His disciples, "Don't leave home without it!" (Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:4)

Copyright © 2017 Elaine Beachy

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