Happy Palm Sunday! Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest!
Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need to retreat into silence, or quietness, until calm is restored within, whenever we feel ruffled.
We are admonished never to feel inadequate for any task. There is a difference between being unprepared and being inadequate. We may be unprepared (lacking tools, knowledge, materials), but we are never inadequate for any task that God gives us to do. 2 Corinthians 12:9 is referenced, saying to us, “my grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in your weakness.” Another one comes to mind as I read the message. It is “I can do all things through Christ Jesus, who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) Still another is found in Psalms. All throughout Psalm 18 the LORD’s power and love are revealed to us. Psalm 18:32 tells us that it is God who arms us and makes our way blameless.
The feeling of being inadequate is actually that same question in disguise…”if you are the son of God…” That’s a negative emotion meant to bind our hands and feet, and cloud our thinking. We need to battle that immediately when it crops up. We need to replace that with an “I am that I am,” attitude. We are creators, filled with creativity. This means when I need to learn something, I can, because I have the mind of Christ. It means I can tap into creative energy and come up with great ideas and effective solutions to problems, etc. That’s why it is important to retreat into that place of quietness and commune with the Holy Spirit when we are assailed by those negative emotions of doubt, fear, and inadequacy. The victory is already ours; we have but to walk in it. Those negative emotions are just stumbling blocks in the road before us. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoM0AT8fBvs
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, April 11, 2019, 2:18 p.m.