I don’t need extra physical rest.
I don’t have small children to run after,
and even the chauffeuring of the older children isn’t taxing.
I feel that my season of rest is allowing God to orchestrate things in my life.
I’ve put my requests and desires at His feet; surrendered the sin of offense, lust and clamoring for achievement.
There are doors that I could ask to “be behind”, but I would have to prove myself over and over in order to keep myself there.
See!! I would be KEEPING MYSELF and it would have fizzled from lack of anointing.
But now, if its God’s blessing, the timing is perfect, I keep my peace and my body is stress free!
The subtitle of this post, Let Patience Have Its Perfect Work, came to mind as I was reading back through this week’s Hello Mornings Bible reading.
James 1:2-4 is about coming through trials with joy.
Usually when I read that I think of weighty trials that could get me into a lot of trouble and result in devastating consequences…
but oh the trials that I need to come through because of my mind!
Those consequences can be just as devastating!
It could bring lack of trust, murderous thoughts, grief, strife, you name it!
How in the world would I pass the test of faith if I’m self-promoting, using sweet and cunning words, and manipulation?!
That bears NO fruit and its not the way I’d ever want to do things, and thankfully that isn’t my nature!
I’d rather come through it brightly and ordained by God because I rested in HIS timing, letting patience have its perfect work!
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of you faith produces patience.
But let patience have its perfect work,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:2-4 (NKJV)
With Sword and Coffee,