I am blessed to be a wife to my wonderful hubby. He is my knight in shinning armor for sure. I have been praying for the Lord to give him a rhema, a Word for all our current life changes (perhaps a story, a scripture, something). A few months have now passed, so tonight I asked him if he had gotten a Word.
“Be still and know that I AM”, was his immediate response. Wew, I was stunned.
This was followed with something like… “I am to just take this time to obey, to follow, and to be still. To follow the cloud, and it’s moving. I don’t know where.” (details about moving later)
As I snuggled into bed tonight, I purposed to read about this moving cloud thing in my Bible. I began in Exodus, and although I didn’t get to much about cloud-moving, I know the Lord purposed chapter 14 for my heart.
In chapter 14, as the Israelites were fleeing the Egyptians and approached the red sea, I like the “be still” part.
10 As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
13 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
This was a Word from Him, for my weary spirit! Today I’ve felt overwhelmed with all there is to do. I am thankful I have been able to clean, sort, and donate much this past week. However, as I look upon all I want to keep and believe I need, I know it all won’t fit somewhere else. I’ve had crazy-in-the-head thoughts coming upon me that I have to fight: discontent, worry, fear, wanting to complain (talk about it a lot) to my husband, and I might even begin feeling sorry for myself. Tonight, I had to purpose to just smile and not speak, as I was afraid what might spew out of my mouth.
Lord, keep sustaining me!
This scripture truth renews my mind! I do not need to be afraid of my unsure future, the unknown. I will see the deliverance of the Lord and His working out all the details of this life change. HE will work and fight for me, and I only need to BE STILL!
love it, love it, love it….
p.s. perhaps I should change the title and purpose of this blog. My-ever-changing-life-in-progress-to-glorify-Jesus!