I thought you might enjoy a new wallpaper for the present season of counting our blessings.
Instead of worrying yourself about separation from the world, why not just concentrate on separating yourself to God?
The more we know of Him the more we recognize His still, small Voice when He speaks. If we begin to take part in something that doesn’t please Him, He will let us know.
Focus on identifying His Voice.
Learn the cadence of His admonitions.
Memorize His words.
Spend time with His people
As you move closer to Him, the things of the world fade in the distance behind you.
You may be surprised to notice the people of the world separating themselves from you.
Make it your goal to keep moving closer to the Lord.
Act like Him, speak His words, think the way He thinks.
You’ll find you don’t have much trouble with being separated from the world when you are communicating with your Creator Redeemer God Almighty.
And suddenly, your choices are super clear. You won’t be waffling between what is right and what is wrong. You’ll know how to dress, how to talk, where to go, who to befriend.
I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. ~Proverbs 8:17
Separate yourself unto God. You’ll find Him to be a worthwhile Companion.
“At times during the grief process, survivors will be stricken with sudden waves of physical pain, often in the gut or chest, so powerful as to cause them to nearly double over. These will occur without warning and are supremely different from the pain of physical illnesses. These are a reaction to feeling overwhelmed by grief. With time and the proper support, these waves will occur less frequently, be less intense, and last for shorter periods of time.” ~excerpt from Dying to Be Free
When we experience loss, our body, mind and spirit are affected. Sometimes, those effects catch us off-guard.
It helps me to read about the experiences of others. And, I thought, you might need the information too.
If you are walking through grief, educate yourself. Then arm yourself with the Word of God. The book of Psalms is an excellent source of comfort and strength when we are hurting.
Don’t neglect to care for your heart, mind and soul during difficult days. There is help available.
And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury:
For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
There are times in life when God calls on us to do the hardest thing possible.
And often, that hardest thing is…nothing.
Stand still. Be ready. Have your armor on. Grasp your Sword in readiness.
And do nothing.
See what God will show you.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. ~Exodus 14:13
It’s hard to do. We want to grasp the problem by its horns and wrestle it to the ground.
But often, God says, “Wait. I will do the work for you. I will get the glory. Your strength cannot do this work. Only Mine.”
I encourage you, today, friend. Be ready to do whatever God asks of you…gird your loins, put on your breastplate, have the Sword ready. But if God says “Wait,” then do that to the best of your ability.
In times of uncertainty, wait. Always, if you have any doubt, wait. Do not force yourself to any action. If you have a restraint in your spirit, wait until all is clear, and do not go against it. ~excerpt Streams in the Desert
Praying you will see a mighty victory as you stand still and see what God will do today.