"Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionally and cares about you watchfully". I Peter 5:7 Amplified
"Cast your burden on the LORD [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you: He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved, (made to slip, fall, or fail). Psalm 55:22 Amplified
As I read my devotion this morning, the title was "Spirit Sounds, from God Calling, published by Barbour". The house was empty so I just sat there in my "prayer chair", and was silent just wanting to hear nothing but the Holy Spirit speak to my spirit.
I had been going through some difficult days and God knew that I needed to be silent in His presence and let His precious Holy Spirit renew my mind, my heart and most importantly my worship to Him. I can never enter the presence of God without a praise to Him. Even though I was silent, my spirit was praising Him. It was though I was one with the Trinity [God the Father, Jesus the Savior, and the Holy Spirit of God].
I do not know how long I silently sat in His Presence, but I could feel my mind and my body relaxing and becoming one with God. It felt like I was being completely renewed both physically, mentally and most of all spiritually, all anxiety was gone.
In a few moments I felt the Holy Spirit speak to my mind to hold out my hands, palms down and to empty everything in my life that was dragging me down, every problem, EVERYTHING in my life that did not uplift Jesus, to let it go let it all fall from my hands and let Him take them. I obeyed His instructions and I literally felt the weights of life's trials fall out of my hands as I let go of them. In a few moments I heard in my spirit to turn my palms up to receive what God had for me for this moment, this day, in His Word the Bible, Jesus speaks to us in Matthew 6:34, Amplified, "Do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble". Precious readers we have no promise of a tomorrow, we must leave that to our Father God who knows ALL. Then I felt the Holy Spirit speak to my spirit. "Now lift your hands into the air and praise Me out loud, what a glorious time of praise I enjoyed with God. How renewed and refreshed I was and my mind and body and spirit was in tune once again with God. I felt a complete renewal in my walk with God. Please get alone with God often, just be silent and let His Holy Spirit speak to your spirit, He really enjoys being alone with you as much as you will enjoy it.
Precious readers, we must take time regularly to be "silent" in God's presence and let Him do all the talking. When we do this by being silent in His presence, He can truly speak to us and renew us, our minds, our bodies and our spirit so that in our daily walk with Him, His thoughts will be our thoughts and His wishes for us will be our wishes for ourselves, and we can be "His Hands" on this earth to reach out to others in need and lead them to Christ Jesus; after all that is our immediate and ultimate task in this world is to show others Jesus through our lives.
Time is short. Jesus is coming soon for those who have accepted His provision for us that He prov ided to all mankind by freely giving His life and shedding His precious blood on the cross 2000 years ago. "For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life". John 3:16 Amplified When we accept Jesus as our Savior, and let His precious Blood cover all of our sins and wickedness, and His Blood will cover all our sins and wickness, they will be covered by His Blood and forgotten by God. Then we leave the past behind and go forward from that moment on to live our lives for Jesus Christ and read and study His Word (the Bible), we must immediately find a Bible believing church and get involved with others that their lives have been made new by the Blood of Jesus, and dear friend that is everyone that is a Christian. A Christian is our name after we have accepted the provision that Jesus made for us to become a new creature in Him. We are new like a new born baby and as we read and study His Word, talk (pray) to Him every day all during the day, you will grow in your walk in God and you will build up your faith in Him and you will lead others to this saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and His gift of eternal life to everyone that accepts Him as their personal Savior. You may say I don't know how to talk to God. Just talk to Him like you would your best friend and He is the BEST FRIEND you will ever have. Grow closer to Him each day, witness to your friends and if they will not believe you or if they ridicule you for believing in Jesus, just pray for them each day and by your living a completely new life, you will show them that you are sincere and life in Jesus is real. Get involved with new friends that believe in Jesus and ask them questions, join a good sound Bible discussion group. Sunday School is the best group there is and be consistant in your new walk in God.
With Love, Gloria
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