Abba, chaos, Holy Spirit, Living in Jesus, order, Peace, relationships, true identity, Truth, Victory
We cling to Truth, as the Holy Spirit physically, intimately, and privately secures us to our Shepherd. We intimately know that our true identities are only found in Jesus, and it is through His Sacrificial Blood that we are able to actively live as the children of the Most High God. And one of the most important decisions only we, individually, can make, is that our emphasis needs to always be on Jesus, knowing that to be more influenced by society, instead of Jesus, will only create more problems and confusion. Our true identities are not dependent upon our outer, physical appearances, they are only nurtured and revealed as we unite with Jesus. And despite other people’s wrong, free-will choices, regardless if they are in authority or not, we intimately realize that God, the Great I Am, is greater than all things and will always victoriously succeed. Only Jesus can Shepherd us through the confusion being stirred to new heights all around us, and we will only faithfully look to Him, not needing to know the answers. He will provide the answers uniquely and individually, while privately guiding us to implement them at the perfect time and place. Only He knows what is truly behind the commotion, and each instance is specifically different and only the Holy Spirit can reveal the truth in each circumstance. So we will obediently embrace order, support those assigned to stabilize it, and aide our fellow neighbors as the Holy Spirit guides us to so that our Abba will always be glorified. Do not feed off of the chaos, nor wrongly stir it, continue to cling to Jesus, and feed off of your Abba’s peace, completely secure in your true, eternal identity as a child of the Most High God. ‘For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.’ (Romans 8:5-7) May you, moment by moment, continue to choose to be more mindfully aware of Jesus than anything else!
Tammy Parker said:
By beholding we become changed. As we behold our beloved Christ, we are changed into his image. The reverse should also apply, by beholding chaos, licentiousness, envy, rage, discontentment, etc, we also become changed. What you hate in others can manifest itself in you. “You spot it, you got it” is something my mother told me. In a car, the wheels follow your eyes as you drive. Ultimately, our struggles, short comings and downfalls show when we have taken our eyes off Jesus.
I’m tired of reacting to chaos, struggling to keep ahead of my weaknesses, hating my defensiveness of myself and those I love against those who don’t agree. I must turn my eyes away from concentrating on the evil around me and focus my vision on my beloved Saviour so by beholding I am safe in his arms.
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Andie Renee said:
Amen, Tammy, Amen!!