Today’s message from God Calling – A.J. Russell, reminds us that we need to just determine to get peace and be still within. That’s where the storms are, really, aren’t they?
When I think back on some of the worst times of my life, I find they were times that I didn’t walk away and get quiet within. I didn’t take time to stop and regain my inner peace. It doesn’t matter what it is, loss of a job, argument with hubby/wife, argument with your child, whatever crisis-and yes, those arguments are crises in your relationship because they can strain and even break the bond that’s crucial there, whatever it is, you need to just stop and regain your inner peace. Just a quickly as you realize it’s going downhill, you need to step away and let God take the wheel.
He’ll remind you who and whose you are. He’ll remind you how much strength and power you do have. But, strength and power are not ours to rule over one another with. Rather, the strength and power are ours to use to overcome the evil, the fear, the anger, the doubt, the loudness of the friction and strain on spirit-yours and theirs. The Bible tells us that our strength lies in quietness and trust. It’s hard to trust God when you’ve lost sight of Him within you. When the “whatever” is screaming in your spirit, His Word in your Heart is pretty much inaudible; and your brain just freezes. I know, I’m living proof. And I’ve been on both sides of that fence.
Sometimes, you can’t walk away physically right then. That’s one of the reasons the kingdom of Heaven is within us. It’s one of the reasons His Word is to be written on our hearts. It’s also one of the reasons we need to know our limits. We need to know when we’re heading for the cliff, long before we get there. I’ve found it’s a lot easier to just pray and kind of “refuel” with that Word, right when I suspect things are not as they should be. In relationships, especially, it involves integrity and truthfulness. It all really goes back to your standards and boundaries. Peace is important to everyone’s well being, and also essential to promote progress and success. Chaos makes it impossible to get things done, to learn, to teach, etc. That’s why it’s one of Satan’s favorite games to play.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, July 16, 2019, 4:37 p.m.