Abba, blessings, frustrations, Holy Spirit, Living in Jesus, relationship, strength, successful living
Being more aware of Jesus than anything else allows us to be more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s secret instruction and that is when we begin to see those tiny, unseen blessings we once had overlooked, or drowned in anger. When things do not go how we expect them to, or when there doesn’t seem to be a way and we know we need one, or when we are not receiving what we think we desperately need can be frustrating times, but make a choice to no longer dwell in them as frustrations. Instead, continue to dwell in Jesus, and inwardly look to Him while reminding yourself He is your Shepherd and you will only follow Him, and believe me, they will become specifically special times you will intimately embrace. They will become those amazing moments that had “forced” you to step in a different way, or do something you “normally” wouldn’t have done, or even said something you “normally” wouldn’t have said, which become pivotal moments where the Holy Spirit is able to secretly heal us from having to know the path we are stepping on, or knowing the direction we are headed in, in order to be comforted. Unbeknownst to us, they are also those miraculous moments where He has intimately strengthened our faith and reliance on Him, and when we are able to be comforted simply because we know we are intimately led by our Shepherd, we are able to more fully “move” with the Holy Spirit, in new ways never before known. Ways we can only “know” through experience. For as it is written, ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.’ (John 3:8) There is dangers and loss of blessings when we limit Him in our lives by responding in frustration instead of choosing to turn to Him and wait. Praise Jesus, our limitless Abba has all things “well in Hand,” while our limitless Shepherd painstakingly shepherds us beyond the limitations of this world, intimately allowing us to experience the Divine blessings wrapped in what this world would consider to be frustrations.