Saturday, September 29, 2012

HE Has What You Need

Lately I have had a hard time concentrating. Because of this, reading and writing just hasn't been happening much. Even reading God's Word has been tough. I hate that because things go so much better when I can sit and read my bible and concentrate on what the Lord has to say to me through His words. Because last night was a very restless. . . not much sleep. . . kind of night, I was up by 5a.m. sitting at my desk. My bible was laying there waiting for me so I picked it up. I read the whole book of Esther. . . which I had not done before. . . but still felt as if I needed more. . .

JESUS CALLING for today says. . .

Demonstrate your trust in Me by sitting quietly in My Presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and "refuse" to worry about anything. This sacred time together strengthens you and prepares you to face whatever the day will bring.

Isn't it funny how, as Christians, we know this and yet. . . we don't always do it! For myself, I know when things aren't good that if I will just push through and keep reading my bible that something will break in my mind. . . and how I feel. . . and my spirit will become lighter and at peace. I also know that the longer I take to do this. . . the harder it is. But this morning I read and waited. As I sat, I talked to the Lord and asked Him to just help me. . . to speak to me in whatever way He chose. Another devotional came to mind. . .

GOD CALLING for today says. . .

Yes! when you are quiet before Me I lay My hand upon each head, and Divine Spirit flows through that healing, powerful Touch into your very beings. Wait in silence before Me to feel that.

When you look to Me for guidance My Hand is laid upon your arm, a gentle touch to point the way. When in mental, physical, or spiritual weakness you cry to Me for healing, My touch brings Strength and Healing, the renewal of your youth, the power to climb and strive.

When you faint by the way, and stumbling footsteps show human strength is waning, My Touch of the Strong and Helping Hand supports you on your way.

Yes! My children, My touch has still its ancient Power, and that Power is promised to you. So go forward into the future bravely and unafraid. 

Psalm 37:23-24

New Living Translation (NLT)
23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly.
    He delights in every detail of their lives.
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall,
    for the Lord holds them by the hand.

I know if I can just sit and read the Word and talk to the Lord that He always comes through for me. Sometimes its just that "pushing through" that is hard to do. There is another one who is always fighting us on that. . . satan. When you are a little down. . . or a lot down. . . he wants to keep you there and even push you further down. Don't let him do that.

Ephesians 6:12

New Living Translation (NLT)
12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

Fight back in Jesus name! We need the strength that spending time with the Lord each day gives us. Even if you don't have any major things going on in your life. . . you still need the strength of the Lord. You need Him sometimes more than you think you do.

I want to encourage you today to sit down and spend some time with the Lord. I can't stress to you enough how. . . He has what you need. Let Him touch you in a way that maybe you have never experienced before. Let Jesus take all your fears and replace them with His Peace!

Philippians 4:7

New Living Translation (NLT)
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Jesus Calling is written by Sarah Young
God Calling is edited by A. J. Russell


Joy said...

Yes Chelle this was exactly what I needed to learn too! I need to learn to be still and wait in the quiet, and let God's peace answer to me. God bless ya! :D

Child of God said...

Hi Chelle,
I am sorry things are rough for you right now.

One thing to think on while you are waiting is that God is always doing something in your life, ministering to you in some way.

When I have a hard time picking up the Word and reading, I just worship God. I start off saying to myself just praise God and things will break and it always does.

This is a satanic block to numb you so remember there is mighty power in the name of Jesus. Just saying that name starts to break the weave of evil in the high places.

Blessings hon,

Wanda said...

Chelle, this just echos a whisper God spoke to me last week about quitting too soon. Thanks for sharing.

BelovedBomber said...

He is definitely all we need. I have went through seasons where I listened to messages on my laptop in bed when I am struggling. I don't know how you feel about John Kilpatrick but you can go to and listen to his recent messages. The worship is amazing! Trusting God will continue to meet you and be your all in all! Many blessings!

Just Be Real said...

Wonderful post and devotional that you shared. Hugs to you my dear during this difficult time.....

Brenda said...

Always remember that He that is in us is GREATER than he that is in the world. In those quiet times of seeking His peace which passes all understanding He is telling us to rest in Him and be still and know that He is God. There is an eye to a hurricane, where the raging storm can not reach.

Lauren Davenport said...

Great post. Thanks for the encouragement to spend quiet time with God. It's so important :)

Jedidja V. said...

Amazing post. Thank you Chelle. I pray that you feel the arms of our Lord surrounding you.