Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! I hope your day is going well! It’s a beautiful morning here…in fact, we had a light dusting of snow this morning, which actually makes it look like someone took a can of powdered sugar and shook it lightly all around me. Thank you Lord…for giving me such a beautiful start to my day!
This morning, as I’ve been sitting here in my office…the Lord placed a thought on my mind, which reads… “We experience Christ, when we listen for His still small voice.” In I Kings 19:11-12, it says… “And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12) And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.”
Have you ever wondered where the ideas that pop into our heads come from? First of all…they can’t come from us; so they have to come from something or someone else. I would say that the wrong ideas; that attempt to deceive us and sidetrack us in life come from Satan…but I believe that the ideas and thoughts that actually help us in life…truly do come from the Lord.
How many times has a thought or idea popped into our minds; but yet we do not listen. Instead, we choose to try it our way…only to find out later that just maybe we should have listened to the idea or thought that came to us instead.
I have no doubt within my own life; that there is a still small voice that comes from Christ’s heart to ours…after all; that’s how I write. It’s not an audible voice…but a soft and quiet voice that enters our spirits…our thoughts or even what is placed upon our hearts…and when we choose to follow through with these thoughts…plans and ideas; then we are truly following Christ.
We must remember as Christians; that Christ lives within us. He’s the one, who reads each of our thoughts and feelings…thoughts and feelings that are etched upon the heart. From there…I truly believe that this is when He begins to work within the heart and even the mind…to help and sustain us through these difficult times…and sometimes that’s through the still small voice of His Spirit.
No matter what we face in life…or no matter how destructive life may seem; Jesus knows it all…and I believe that His first desire; is to come running to us…to speak to us, in ways that can truly become the remedy and cure, to a hurting heart…body and soul. The only thing we need to remember; is to not only pray…but listen for His response. So many times we suffer needlessly; because we have our minds and hearts shut off from His presence.
Today, may I encourage you to anticipate Christ’s presence within you, rather than everything that is going on around you? I truly believe that when we take time to listen, rather than always talking…that is when life will get better…Amen!!
Well…time for me to begin my day; but before I go…don’t forget to stop by this evening…sometime after 8:00 EST, as we begin to start our walk into a brand New Year! Take care…have a great Monday…and I will see you this evening…God bless!
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