With the M-A-N-Y options, opinions, observations, doctrines and perspectives that every human chooses to ingest and own, I am fully aware that what I share in the following paragraphs will most likely make some angry, while others may laugh, and some might feel the need to pontificate.
…A few see it for what it is.
Raw honesty from a somewhat “weary soul” who is yet, “a work in progress” until the fullness of truth is made complete in her.
“The Noise” of many voices, choices and projections, has totally driven me to a place higher than me. That, “Private Dwelling Place Of Christ Alone” in thought, mood, plans, and purpose.
Friends… the love,mercy and spirit of truth of God is being “called up” inside of each us and is required to be available and active.
In these days of upheavals, “heavy-duty crass communication and filthy speech”, natural and un-natural disasters, I’m completely focusing on simpler ministry and “clear eyes” looking at the Lord and His example because…
….. He is THE focus.
The things of earth grow dim in the light of His glory and grace, His wisdom, His example. I’m not going down a fearful or “heavy warnings” path.
Of course I can see from right to left and observe, but the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn.
Growing brighter and brighter until the final day, which can be individual or collective. (My End Day might be today or 20 years from now!)
So much division and clutching to “personal revelation” among those who acclaim to have Christ as a central focus has become exhausting, at times embarrassing, and at worst so cloyingly arrogant that the fragrance and kindness of humility is gone.
All this excessive exaggerated exaltation of gifts and high titles and “heavy revelations” ring false, and are wrapped up in EXTREME bondage and control or a need to
“BE NOTICED AND FEARED – OR VALIDATED “.
Peace in Christ, regardless of the times, is found on a simple but oftentimes, “narrow” path.
Saint John of the Cross understood it so clearly when he stated:
“God has to work in the soul in secret and in darkness, because if we fully knew what was happening and what mystery transformation that God and Grace will eventually ask of us, we would either try to take charge or stop the whole process.”
Remember Jesus’s simple yet clear words to His very own…
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,” John 16:33.
Take heart believer.
Respond to everything, from the prompts of the Holy Spirit, not out of pettiness, vindictiveness or denial.
Some prompts will be to not move into something new quite yet, some will be to stay aware and alert but not alarmed, and at times, the Holy Spirit tells us to step back while He tests and convicts the heart of mankind.
It’s in these prompts that we yield to a greater ONE who’s ways are higher than ours.
But to obey….
….is the more excellent way.
Here’s a clear guarantee out of the mouth of Jesus, to help us on our journey.
The Holy Spirit shows what is true and will come and guide you into the full truth.
The Holy Spirit doesn’t speak on His own.
He will tell you only what he has heard from me, and he will let you know what is going to happen.
The Holy Spirit will bring glory to me by taking my message and telling it to you.
Everything the Father has is mine.
This is why I have said that the Holy Spirit takes my message and tells it to you, (John 16:13-15).
“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He ]will take of Mine and declare it to you,” John 16:13-15.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.