Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | September 10, 2012

My Soul Is At Rest

He Who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty (Whose power no foe can withstand).  I will say of the Lord, He is My Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I (confidently) trust!  For (then) He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.  (Then) He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge:  His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler… (Psalm 91).

http://youtu.be/84O860b_KJ0  (Hiding Place by Selah)

So many today are facing major crises in their life or the lives of their loved ones.  They wonder at times if there really is a God and if so, why He hasn’t done  something to fix what you are going through.  All of us have most likely asked this question one time or another; I surely have.  I am a healthcare provider and I have experienced personal heartache and seen the heartache of others.

An example:  I have lost many close friends this past year due to the ravages of cancer.   I had prayed with them, wept with them, hugged them, and was allowed the privilege of seeing them go on to be with Jesus.  During my friends’ illnesses God allowed me to catch a glimpse of His great love for my friends and for me.

First, there is always the horror of the diagnosis (brief moments of fear over the unknown) for most of us have already known and seen others lose their life to what we have suddenly been told that we too must face.  Then come the times of verbalized hope and warfare; where there is faith to believe for God to get rid of the nightmare.   As the illness progresses and multiple tests have been done, thousands of prayers have been prayed and yet th ere is no change.  The question that will often arise in the hearts of the friends, family, and even the one who is ill… “God,  why aren’t You doing something?  Why am I not well?  Why is he or she not healed?”  Does this mean that the one who is sick or the ones who are praying lack faith?   I do not believe so.

For I have witnessed and am convinced that for those who know Jesus as their Savior, there comes a certain time when there is transition from the temporal reality of this world and eternity.  There is a time when the one who is ill begins dropping off the things of this world and begins looking eagerly into and seeing the spiritual and eternal world.  The spirit ascends in order to see beyond where it is presently being held.  I believe these friends were given glimpses into the face of God.  We who are being left behind become as a second thought.  There are the thank yous and I love yous, and hugs, shared; yet,  it is as though the one who is ill is already thinking of Someone else; Someone much more important.

I have seen the JOY on the face of two sisters who saw and spoke to Jesus just prior to being taken into His arms for all eternity.  Their faces GLOWED with inexpressible love; they actually radiated with a warmth I have never seen before in this life.   Oh how wonderful!  I cannot wait to experience the ultimate REST in Christ Jesus that His Word tells us about and my friends are already experiencing in their heavenly home.

However, for all of us still walking the road with Jesus right here and now;  there is JOY to be had in Him NOW…there is PEACE to be had in Him NOW and it is a choice we can consciously make.  We can choose to be joyful, we can choose to be content, we can choose to love, to be patient, to be kind, to love others, etc. and as we step into FAITH in God’s abilities and His promises HE WILL ENSURE we are never left all alone.

For His Word just told us, we will be stable and fixed under His shadow of protection and no matter what comes this is so.  He Will be our Refuge and Fortress, He WILL keep us from the snare of the fowler (trying to shake our trust in God), and He has given us His TRUTH as a shield and Himself as our faithful Buckler.  And I have witnessed the effects of this FAITH in Jesus in times of trouble in my own life and I have seen friends mount up on the wings of their faith.  It is a faith that takes us far above all the cares and worries of this world.  We are safely carried (hidden under) the wings of the Most High, the Almighty!  Hallelujah!


Responses

  1. Prayer Request: September 2nd through September 9th 2012

    Thank You for calling out to heaven for the growth of His Kingdom. May the Lord continue to incline His ear and may His grace shine on us as we continue to seek Him in one accord.
    This has been a powerful week! Thank you so much for your dedication to the Lord!

    1. Continue to pray for that N and her family will have a deep desire to search for God and that They will come to know Him as their Savior. Pray that they would hunger and thirst for Christ.
    2. Pray that God would help N to lead the church in the way that it should go.
    3. Continue to pray that C and her family would decide for Christ.
    4. Pray for Richard Crowder as he travels through Honduras doing Children Training Seminars.
    5. Continue to Pray for V and A. Pray for their salvation and health. They are an elderly couple that we long to see come to the Lord. Pray that they would turn to the Lord before it’s too late. Please call out earnestly to the Lord for this request. Our souls cry out to the Lord for them.
    6. Continue to pray for A and his family that God would work a powerful work of salvation in their lives..
    7. Pray for Bro. I. He is the pastor of a church in Continental, Tocoa. Pray that they will be able to apply the principles they learned in the week before last CPM training held in Tocoa.
    8. Pray for Esmen as he begins to pastor a new work.
    9. Continue to pray that O G and his family would not be discouraged and that they would continue to allow us to have Bible studies with them.
    10. Continue to pray for C and family to continue in the Bible Studies.
    11. Pray for M. He is a charismatic Catholic that we have Bible studies with. Pray for his full obedience to Christ and that the Lord would do a mighty work through him.
    12. Pray that the Lord would work in the life of L and that he would commit his life to the Lord.
    13. Continue to pray for N and her family that God would touch their lives and bring Salvation to them.
    14. Continue to pray for C and his family to make a decision to follow Christ.
    15. Pray for God to continue to touch Bro. David Parish and Family. Pray especially for their health.
    16. Continue to pray that A and family would decide to leave their traditions and decide to follow the Lord.
    17. Pray for the Travis families, especially their health.

    • And if (since) we (positively) know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know (with settled and absolute knowledge) that we have (granted us as our PRESENT possessions) the requests made of Him. ( 1 John 5: 15). I stand on this verse and with you in agreement for these requests; fulfilled in Jesus name…to the glory of God.
      God bless all of you.

  2. Also, a special invitation to any of you who may be near Western Kentucky this weekend. There will be a special class, called: How to Do a Discovery Bible Study.

    This class will teach you how to study the Bible in a powerful new way for your personal life, and how to disciple and evangelize others using this method of Bible Study. Thousands of churches have been planted worldwide and hundreds of thousands have come to the Lord through these studies and methods.

    The class costs 25 dollars and you will receive a special Bible Study Book when you take the class.

    This class is sponsored by World Missions and Evangelism, Inc. David Parish will be the teacher.

    The class is at Christian Fellowship Church, at 1343 US Hwy 68 East, Benton, KY 42025.

    Schedule:

    Friday September 14 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday September 15 9 a.m- Noon

    I hope to see you there.


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