The uncomfortable feelings, the uncertainties, the unsure things floating all around threatening to shake your normally balanced, controlled, and strictly self-disciplined mind, not to mention those specific things you can almost see happening for the better, but then just as suddenly something slams against those thoughts trying to veer you off into thinking that it will not happen. The peace within your mind may appear to be shaken, but then you are softly and quietly reminded of so many different things: that you dwell within the Prince of Peace and because of all that you have been through in the process of being stripped down bare in order to profoundly establish His reign, you know, without a doubt, He does actively reign within you; you are also reminded of certain things He may have revealed to you along the way of getting to where you are now which does not line up with those negative thoughts; not to mention beloved scriptures strategically lining up and reminding you to trust in Him, and not in what you are experiencing, or are not yet experiencing in the flesh.

Wow, it is amazing how the Holy Spirit allows us to intimately be a part of the process of cleaning out the pebbles strewn before us as we encounter new and unusual things of the flesh. Especially during those times the Lord is painstakingly trying to establish a change in our thinking, and in our ability to accept and expect more from Him. Remember, our Abba, who passionately loves us, is the Great I Am: Jeremiah 29:11, ‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.’ The painful process of establishing His reign, personally and privately within us, has become a memorial for us and Him. One that the Holy Spirit will often remind us of so that doubts will be stopped, uncertainties will be cleansed, and our arms can open even wider for Him. Our Divine Caretaker continuously, sacrificially cleansing us, and diligently helping us to more fully welcome in the Riches of His Glory while we learn to not become overly shocked by the manifestation of that in the present! Praise Jesus, all Glory and Honor unto the Lord, our God; Hallelujah, for the Lord God, omnipotent reigns!