I just read a blog post where a lady was walking her dog and past her neighbor’s yard to check on their house when they out of town. The people had a nice yard, flowers and a porch and lawn chairs over green grass. So instead of walking, she just sat down and enjoyed the moment. We don’t often realize that we are ” soul ” tired.
That is why I am so focused on the topic of rest lately. I can’t get enough of it. I’ve run myself ragged trying to excel, when God really had made a more excellent way for me, and even then I was still running into over dong it.
This lady heard the whispers of the Spirit, to stop, relax and rest a while. He calls us by name. We know we are His. So why don’t we listen to the still, small voice that speaks to us to rest. Spring is a good time for that with the beauty budding forth and the celebration of His Resurrection.
We have talked at length about the Holy Spirit this month, His power, how He moves over the earth like the wind. And today, I want you know His presence is near, anytime we need Him or need to rest. We also talked about the baptism of the Holy Spirit and prayer languages, that is also a way to be refreshed. You can pray in the Spirit as often as you need to or anytime the enemy is attacking you with whatever he uses to weary you.
I like to just sit in the sun and let it warm my back. I enjoy the roses in bloom. I always catch sight of a pair of butterflies. The hummingbirds return in May. I was thinking of other ways He speaks to us. It could be taking a nap, turning off electronics, just reading a book, getting away from noise and clutter. The kitchen table catches everything from mail to dirty dishes and keys, when it’s clean, life is better and closets, well, it is spring. I can feel the house closing in like one of those hoarder programs at times, no matter what people say about having a picture perfect home and it not being possible, I think the better it looks, the better, I feel, and as a matter of fact the better I look, the better I feel.
I encouraged everyone to soak in His presence recently, more around Valentine’s Day, but we need His presence everyday, and He whispers for us to relax, get a new hairstyle, try a new perfume of lipstick. Sometimes,a whiff perfume or even brushing your teeth is refreshing, if you can’t do the long, hot bath.
He will also whisper ideas and instructions, warnings of danger. Once, it was a firm prompting to stop typing and to pray, the word I heard was massive, a family member had a heart attack two days later, she recovered and thanks to the Lord, it was not massive.
You have to train yourself or rather let the Holy Spirit teach you to be sensitive to Him, The quiet time you spend in prayer will help you with that, just worshiping Him. Love is the greatest gift of all, but a lot of people still insist on things their own way, and I don’t even think we have begun to scratch the surface of His love and sacrifice. Keep listening and ask for Him to give you a more discerning spirit, one that is sensitive to Him and you will hear the whispers of the wind. Rebecca Jones / photo…Adriana Calvo, thank you.