Peace For The Weary
I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. Ps 16:7-9 NKJ
I am finding peace in my soul, not because I'm smart enough or that I know enough about the Lord, but because I am learning to place my life in the capable hands of Him. Iím learning to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way with my thoughts and actions.
In the past, whenever we had a church service I used to come away exhausted from ministering. But in the past year or so Iíve come away with renewed energy.
What is the difference? Because I'm no longer worried about what others think of my performance. Did I play the piano well, or did my voice please their ears, did I say the right scriptures? "When" I lay my well laid plans down at the feet of Jesus, and I ask Him to have His way, I am giving Him access to take control by my actions. This I desire above all else because He does things better than I could ever dream of doing. And He knows better what His children need than I do. I can make a guess, but I can only look at things from an earthly viewpoint. To get it right I need God's viewpoint.
If I will acknowledge (take notice of His presence everywhere I go)Him in all my ways, He will direct (make straight what is crooked) my path .
And as it says in James 1:17 KJV; "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." When it says Father of lights, its is saying that He shines (His glory), and when He shines in me, then I become an instrument that shines on others. It is His glory in us that His children are drawn to. So I don't have to worry about what others think when being led by the Holy Spirit. I can rest in hope that it's all going to turn out right, and this body of mine doesn't have to be stressed out anymore, Hallelujah!!!!
Father, I thank You for the rest that You give me today, I pray that we may all find peace that only comes from entering into Your rest.
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