Monday, April 9, 2018

Live in the Still Waters of Rest

Lesson 12

Psalm 23 Amplified Bible (AMP).  

The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still and quiet waters. He refreshes and restores my soul (life); He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His Name's sake.

When I am led by the Lord, I find myself walking beside the still and quiet waters with the Shepherd of my soul where my soul is refreshed and restored in communion with Him. 

The Lord reminded me of a time when I was swimming in very murky, turbulent waters in the ocean.  I couldn't see what was in the water and felt very uncomfortable. Then I remembered another place in the Florida Keys where the water was blue and totally transparent. He started bringing revelation to me, teaching me as follows:

Once you allow the turbulence of stress, fear, resentment, anger, etc. to disturb the peace in your soul, you become storm-tossed and the waters of your soul can no longer reflect the divine image.

"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance." Psalm 42:5

It is a matter of living in ongoing surrender of every issue that surfaces, putting all our trust in the Lord to let His kingdom come into our circumstances.  Giving it to the Lord and taking my hands off (not trying to fix it with my wisdom and understanding).  This is the strategy to receive His peace and stay in His rest. Matt.11:28-30)

When you open your heart to the Lord in adoration, the Wellspring of Life will flood your soul, an flow like living waters inside of you, refreshing, strengthening and empowering you with His glorious and peaceful Presence. In this place you can hear His voice, receiving clarity and strategy to deal with negative situations around you in the authority of His Name.

At one occasion when I found myself in the river of God in the spirit, enjoying this refreshing, He said to me:

You can come here often for refreshing, breathing in the refreshing of My rest in thankfulness - infused with joy, rejoicing and strengthened with My joy in the Spirit to conquer, to reign in authority in oneness with Me, seated IN ME.
Enjoy this place of peace in the river of My glory provision, getting all stress removed and breathing deep into My provision of life – the heavenly breath (which is His Ruach - the sound from the Throne Room).

I found that I had fresh perspective and received the Word from God to speak into my situation, waiting for Him to perform it.

I was admonished by the Lord to be watchful over the waters of my soul, not allowing the turbulence of the world and fleshly people to invade my consciousness, spilling debris into my soul.  Keeping our gaze fixed on the Lord, will keep us in perfect peace and light will shine on our way. (Is.26:3) 


Lord, I just want to WAIT on You, to get tuned to Your heart.

Father God, thank You for teaching me how to maintain sparkling clear, restful waters in my soul by keeping a single focus on the Lord Jesus. I ask that You help me to stay watchful and alert to not lose my peace or my joy in the Holy Ghost. 
Lord, let Your glory light shine on me, into my soul to expose every work of the enemy; then to banish it by Your truth!  Let Your glory light also shine into every cell of my body; let the glory light frequency recalibrate my sound into fullness of JOY in the Spirit.  Let my spirit, soul and body SING Your praise!
In Jesus' Name!

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