Monday, March 9, 2009

IN QUIETNESS AND IN REST !


Visit here more often for bonus posts...lol. This was my message to the group "Next Generation of Fathers for today..it so blessed me that i had to share it!...Have a terrific week in all sense of the word...as its my birthday week, so i am celebrating God's confirmed goodness in my life, family and my world..which includes all of you my faithful readers..just do me this favor...get born again, do something good for someone, forgive someone that has offended you, love your family more and show it, donate to a worthy cause/Ministry and as you do that..say "this is my birthday gift to Bridget"..love someone forward this week and do not forget to say a prayer for me..that, God's grace will truly be sufficient for me and His strength made perfect in my weakness..pray for my parents too..without them, I truly will not be here and my family..especially my husband.....who let me be me..warts, flaws and all! lol...I Love you dear husband "T"....said it on our wedding day and i have not changed my mind just like you too say to me!...got you! smiles!


This is Isaiah 30-15, from two different translations of the Bible...The Message Bible and The New King James version:
God, the Master, The Holy of Israel, has this solemn counsel:"Your salvation requires you to turn back to me and stop your silly efforts to save yourselves.Your strength will come from settling down in complete dependence on me—The very thing you've been unwilling to do.
"For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: “ In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not.



God has recently started teaching me a huge lesson as a result of what i do..am an internet Missionary and a Domestic goddess..i prefer that name to a sit at home mum as i truthfully don't just sit at home but make things happen for my family!lol
I do all i do sometimes and end up..practically drained...and just this weekend, God taught me two vital lessons:

1. To let go and let Him take control of my life and affairs completely

2. To rest and REST in Him..
The first lesson was that of feeling overwhelmed and complaining..I have the most unsympathetic husband ever(God Forbid that) !lol..if you see him, those that know him..tell him that!lol...Dont mind me! my husband's response to all i complain about is .."Its a choice! You either choose to do it and quit complaining or dont do it"!..This is the shock therapy i need to inspire myself to move on daily! Thank God for my husband! lol..i get the occasional backrub and pat on the back sometimes but its rare!...hahahaha!


Anyways..i felt this overwhelming pressure on Saturday, with my daughters on each others throat right from the Midnight meeting we attended..i also did not get enough sleep as a result of the meeting plus a teething and nursing baby boy..so you understand why i felt overwhelmed..with this feeling..i just got on my knees and started praising God and in less than a few minutes..i got a scripture in my spirit and when i checked..everything i felt and was going through was written there..but wait a minute..i had seen this scripture before..but it suddenly just made more sense and the message was so clear!..BRIDGET..Its not your work..Its mine..let me take control..let me be the pilot of your life completely and watch..how things will work out differently! WOAH!


Secondly...I learnt what it meant to Rest as per sleeping and getting enough rest and also RESTING on God..typical case can be found in 1 Kings 19 - 4 -7..The mighty Prophet Elijah got tired as a result of Jezebel's "stress"..lol..in practical terms..he had his "burnout moment" but he rested and was feed and he became strong again to move on...This REST was in God!


So People thats my story as i am learning to hands off completely and go on cruise control with God!...Do same too as it will yield great dividends! Have the most amazing week as you rest completely on God!


Do you know...you can make wrong choices or bad decisions when you have not rested well physically and Rested on Christ?


Prayer point..Ask God to help you to rest completely in Him..and for those that are not bornagain..this is the time to rest on HIM Totally...men, you have tried it your own way for some years now and no much progress..why not give Christ the next couple of years you have used in doing your thing and see if there is a change and TOTAL REST! Nothing to lose if you try but all to gain!


Simple prayer...say Lord Jesus...come into my life..be the Saviour of my soul and situation..help me to rest in you..i quit from my own struggles and surrender to you in Jesus name amen!


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