He says, find rest for your soul, everything is in My control. When you allow yourself to lean on and trust in Me, you are allowing Me to bind you with cords of love to keep you bound to Myself. Being stayed on Me, you are set in place. To rest in and trust in Me.
I am singing, ‘my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. on Christ the solid rock I stand all other ground is sinking sand.’ And then I speak to myself telling myself what the power of the shed blood of Jesus has accomplished. This is what your prayers are accomplishing.
When I look at where I left off in the Beckoned by the King Bible study, my heart just turns to mush. Look at the last sentence in the chapter: “Can you hear Him as He whispers words of tenderness to you as He gently wipes the tears from your eyes?”
In our world filled with noises, if we listen we will hear Him. We will hear the rustle of His garments as He walks beside us and our ears will be tuned in to the frequency of the sound of His voice.
This sound…this sound reverberates joy as He delights in our presence. His sound is one of welcome and words of love. The Bridegroom is calling out to His Bride…can you hear Him? Will you respond?
Will you let your heart keep His commands? His words are written on our hearts and they are near us, even in our mouths.
He says, let those words become the joy and rejoicing of your heart. You will want and desire to be with Me for the fullness of joy promised in relationship with Me.
His promise and reward for keeping and guarding the treasure of His word within our heart is rich with hope.
Tranquil hearts in the midst of turmoil and fearful circumstances will add length to our days and make our years worth living.
Being in right relationship with our Bridegroom King will fill our hearts with joy unceasing. The beauty radiating from us will be the unfading beauty of His glory carried in our earthen vessels. Though we be weak and full of frailties and foibles, we carry the amazing, eternal treasure of God’s glory within us.
Things and difficult circumstances can easily crowd out the glory. The word ‘things’ in some literary circles is considered to be lame and a word not to be used since there is the opportunity to describe the word and make the sentence more poetic, more creative and imaginative. But the other morning the word ‘ things’ was loud in my head so I asked and inquired of the Lord asking Him ‘what ‘things’ Lord?”
His answer? These ‘things’ taking place, these light, momentary afflictions, those things causing you a slight distress are working in you, preparing, producing and achieving for you an everlasting weight of glory. The weight of glory will be beyond all measure, excessively surpassing all comparisons and all calculations, a vast and transcendent glory and blessedness never to cease. So look not to the things which are seen but to the things that are unseen; for the things that are visible are temporal, brief and fleeting, but the things that are invisible are deathless and everlasting.
…to be continued … but please read Psalm 119:137-144 The Hebrew alphabet letter for this section is Tsadhe. It resembles a scythe, reaping hook or sickle which are main instruments used to harvest.
Two questions I leave with you till next time when I share the words of the Lord heard in the circle of His embrace.
1. Are you consistently choosing obedience to the Scriptures and allowing the power in them to cut away those ‘things’ in your life and in you that are not pleasing to God?
2. Are you experiencing the fruit of joy as you delight in the word of God?
With you in His palm,
linking up with Dawn at Random Journal Day…a wee bit late and minus a picture of my journal, but these were the words I wrote that day. link here for more peeks into the journals of other…treasures await http://enthusiasticallydawn.com/random-journal-day
linking up at Missional Women Faith Filled Friday