RAPID ACCELERATION THROUGH RESTING IN HIM….
I love how my Father speaks to me in ways that draw me closer to Him…riddles,
puzzles, questions, and my favorite – dichotomies.
Each year for the last many years Father has given me a simple word or phrase that would be
my focus, or challenge, for the upcoming year (or several). Several years ago, before things began to seemingly come apart
in my life He gave one simple word – Trust.
Not “trust in Me”, not “Trust Me I’m there” –but just “TRUST”
and I learned how to live, breathe, taste and enjoy that word for the next several years.
I received the first part of this word on New Year’s Day – and I’ve waited the last few
days to see if He was going to add to and/or finish and tonight He did.
Rapid acceleration (moving quickly from one place to another, being quickly promoted)
through (by) resting (being at rest, being still, quiet before) in Him.
For those of you who know me you know how hard this is going to be for me –
I can’t rest, I can’t stop, my mind goes 24/7 365, I multitask my multitasking – Which is why this word
is so perfect for me and others like me.
ago I began to read “Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ” by Madame Jeanne Guyon (late 17th century French
mystic) and after reading several chapters I reached a point where she said “If you have reached this part in less than
four months – you have gone to fast” I got there in about three days (lol). So I started again, and I’m
starting again tonight. If you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary I highly recommend “the Quitters
Manual” by Jeremy Mangerchine - very similar construct.
Bottom line – we go too fast, are way too busy, trying to get quickly ahead – even
when we try to rest we do it in cat naps and short session unless we might miss something. We are simply too busy trying to
"do" stuff for God instead of listening and absorbing His presence and going from there.
Father is saying that if you want to get to where He is calling you as quickly as He wants you to get there
STOP AND REST IN HIM.
So I highly recommend these two books, and I challenge
you to listen to Holy Spirit, learn to slow down and be at rest and in rest in His presence – and expect to see rapid
acceleration and movement while you are there…only you can complete your journey – how you get there is up to
you, but I see this as an answer to many who have been asking
When dear God, when….