Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Monday, November 16, 2009

Just Breathe

"Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth." Psalm 46:10 NIV

Are you just going through the motions?

Are you giving everything to Christ?

Is He your everything?

So what has your focus?

We as Christians have become so busy in today's society or world that we lose track of the One thing which should be priority in our lives.

One quality of a true Christian is that they can admit their struggles, their failures, sin and even their emotional weaknesses.

A true Christian can admit when they are wrong and seek help when they need it.

A true Christian does not have to pretend they are always on top of the world.

A Christian should be the same no matter where they are or who is watching.

Are you real?

Are you vulnerable?

Vulnerable is the ability to risk rejection by laying out all that we are or are not before others.

If our faith is in God, we need not be fearful of being real.

Is it what others think of you, so important to you?

It is what God think of us that should be what is most important.

Knowing that God has accepted us, is far much more important than being accepted by others, and can face rejection by others.

""Who are you that fear mortal man, the sons of man, who but are but grass, that you forget the Lord you Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror everyday because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction." Isaiah 51:12-13 NIV

"The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe." Proverbs 29:25 KJV

Even with those busy to do lists, things going haywire, we still need to sit at the feet of Jesus!

When we learn to be still, He will teach us, and lead us to become men and women He intended us to be, before the foundation of the world.

He has a role for each one of us, just as we are.

God knows how to smooth out the rough edges.

Just look at Joseph, and all that he went through before his destiny came to him.

"Then Joseph said to his brothers, Come close to me. When they had done so, he said, "I am your brother Joseph, the one you sold into Egypt! And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you. "So then, it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt. " Genesis 45:4,5,8 NIV

We need to ask God, when things happen that appear to be opposite of what You have promised, help me remember Joseph's life.

Lord, give me courage to trust that You will work in every situation for my good and do all that You promised, regardless of circumstances.

Start thanking Him that His promises will never fail.

Thank Him even during the storm, not just when you are through it.

When He establishes a task or mission in our life, we should not be surprised when opposition comes, which it will, it just goes with the territory.

Lord give me courage to stand strong in faith, trusting that regardless of opposition, Your purpose will be done as long as I remain committed to it.

We have got to come to the place where we get out of His way.

With God in control, we have nothing to lose!

Our faith must begin and end in God.

I urge you to experience His love and acceptance.

Grow closer to Him, and make Him the focus of your life.

"For I am the Lord, I change not:" Malachi 3:6a KJV


  • At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This one was timely, thanks for sharing.


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