As I ponder the Kingdom of Heaven, what comes to mind is peace and harmony. It is my understanding that it does not have to be “hereafter” or “here later” but can be experienced right here, right now. First, human will and human outlining have to be rejected and yielding to God and His direction have to be obeyed. That is not as difficult as it sounds because there have been times in my life when I have literally worn myself out by outlining and planning. Today I will let go and let God be God!
Matthew 11:28-29 reads, ” Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Recently, a friend of mine had once again bid on a job at Church. Once again, the bid had gone to someone else. This time, I felt some irritation and was postponing calling him with this negative news that he had not received the job.
After a couple of hours of “stewing”, I bit the bullet and called to tell him the news. When he heard, he thanked me profusely and told me another job had fallen in his lap but he would have to refuse it had he gotten the job for our Church. My heart was filled with humility as I saw that I should let go of “human will” and “Let God be God” ! I remain so humble as I see His wisdom everywhere.
Psalms 62:5 reads, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone: my hope comes from Him.” This is true when I “Let go and let God”.
Have been out of town for the past few days and even though, God is always with me, I find peace in returning to my desk and windows. Studying and praying this morning, I realize that stress is trying to do things personally using limited human love, rather than God’s infinite love. There is such a difference. His Love dissolves all stress! The battle is always God”s, never mine.
In Philippians 4:6, it states, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Recently, while reading a spiritual article, the author said in a paragraph, “As we look beyond the immediate object we’re waiting for –the job, the relationship, the physical healing — and focus on deepening our understanding of God, we find patience replacing impatience, love dissolving ego and self-will, and hope supplanting fear. The unfoldment in our thinking is evidence of God’s presence. The outcome is healing.”
So many times, I have witnessed this in my own life and always when I have yielded to God rather than trying to outline and use human will!