The lovers of God will be glad, rejoicing in the Lord. They will be found in His glorious wrap-around presence, singing songs of praise to God. (Psalms 64:10 TPT)
When I don’t know what to do
I hear You whisper, ‘be still’
In that whisper I understand Your voice
I answer, “I know You will”
When my heart is scared
Again that sickening sense of dread
I am so grateful for Your whisper
Shhh; in You Father, my fears fall dead
Your whisper causes me to lean
Enter into Your personal space
I am reminded You invited me here
For an intimate encounter face to face
Your word is Your bond
My safe tower and protective hedge
Never fear just continue on
Summons me onward to the edge
Whisper again Father
As I ignore the wind and rain
For in Your very being
I find the peace to just refrain
Refrain from fear and the doubt
Remind myself You are God
And what you have began
Cannot return unto you void
It shall accomplish what You please
Prosper in what You have purposed
As long as I stay close to You
Reminded of what You purchased
So gentle like the early rains
Soft like summers breeze
When I hear Your whisper
Relax and rest just breathe
For when the time is right
Until then just press on and prepare
For eye has not seen You whisper to me
All that I have for you there
Copyright © laurette laster 2019
Trying to figure things out can get us in a rut, and unwillingness to change can leave us stuck in the rut of our own making.
If our schedules get too busy we can lose our sense of balance, now in light of covid 19, we find not going about our normal lives and routines has created different issues, throwing us off balance. What is right? What is safe? Who has the answers? Who can we believe? Can we believe what we hear?
Balance is a function of the inner ear. I’m a logical person, so when something doesn’t make sense it will throw me off balance.
It’s nice and comforting when life makes sense, right? If something is off or out of balance I need clarity and resolution. For me to keep my composure and balance, I require an intelligent conversation about the subject with someone I trust. One thing I really valued working for Concord Hospitality, was that conflict resolution and valuing people was key. It was never acceptable to walk away from issues, without both sides offered (at least attempting) understanding, why and what. Asking questions was not only allowed it was expected. So when someone doesn’t know how, or will not allow discussions for clarity this throws me off balance. If motives are pure and upright and honest, what is the problem? Right?
God desires truth in our inward man or inner being. I am reminded the inner ear is where balance functions. There is fluid in the inner ear. If I understand correctly what I read, this area resembles a level and functions the same way. If the fluid gets out of balance we can have the feeling or sensation of dizziness. As I was thinking about the function of the inner ear and comparing this to truth to the inward man, I have a clear realization. It is from this place our spiritual and emotional balance, is managed, and maintained. I see a direct correlation to balance and what The Lord is saying.
The inner ear has two main parts. The cochlea, which is the hearing portion and the semicircular canals, is the balance portion.
How can I be sure my actions are pleasing to God ? Can I be certain? Can we know and have understanding? Does the bible give us clear directions?
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV)
We find ourselves facing trials and obstacles we’ve never endured before. We do not have to know the outcome to remain balanced and have peace now. We are assured in the scripture above, that God, has reserved a place where He can communicate with us. There is a place He has access to, a place above our limited human understanding; a place where He can and will communicate with us. This communication guards our hearts and minds, when we set aside the anxiety and talk with Him. This is covenant talk, Face to face and Holy Spirit to our spirit.
We are comforted, realizing we are in His care. During this time of uncertainty we have a God who promised to lead us and guide us. I continue to remind myself to beware of distractions and foolish arguments, while not being lulled into complacency. I’m seeking God pleasing balance concerning the issues facing us.
We are assured of this, the body of Christ must remain in prayer concerning the virus, our Nation and others, our president and the upcoming elections.
This election will make or break us America. I pray our heart is right before God. I pray Christians vote and that all votes secure a moral and God fearing future.
“for I made the decision to know nothing [that is, to forego philosophical or theological discussions regarding inconsequential things and opinions while] among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified [and the meaning of His redemptive, substitutionary death and His resurrection]. (1 Corinthians 2:2 Amp.)
but just as it is written [in Scripture], “things which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].”
1 CORINTHIANS 2:2, 9 AMP
Those who love Him…As we hold firm, we will see the glory of God revealed.
God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord cause His countenance to rise upon you and give you Shalom.
Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette