Shake It Off

#unshakable #kingdomofGod  #standfirm #Shakeitoff #Iamnotshaken #Heavenawaitsus

When our lives are planted on the solid ROCK of Jesus, and His Word and Spirit are deeply rooted within us, only the things that can be shaken are shaken.
Life brings many experiences that shake us to our core and often break our hearts. Some of these “shaking experiences” are purposefully used to make us stronger; others God desires to use to help us boldly shake off what is not pleasing to Him or serving His plan and purpose.  When we don’t, He may allow for them to be shaken off of us.  

As citizens of God’s unshakable kingdom, we are not to be shaken. 

Shake off whatever it is that’s hindering you or keeping you from moving forward with God’s plan for your life. The future only gets better in God’s unshakable kingdom.

Just a few examples of some things we all need to shake off:

  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Offense
  • Pride
  • Complacency 

The Holy Spirit will show you your specific list if you ask Him.

So don’t turn a deaf ear to these gracious words. If those who ignored earthly warnings didn’t get away with it, what will happen to us if we turn our backs on heavenly warnings? His voice that time shook the earth to its foundations; this time—he’s told us this quite plainly—he’ll also rock the heavens: “One last shaking, from top to bottom, stem to stern.” The phrase “one last shaking” means a thorough housecleaning, getting rid of all the historical and religious junk so that the unshakable essentials stand clear and uncluttered. Do you see what we’ve got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. He’s actively cleaning house, torching all that needs to burn, and he won’t quit until it’s all cleansed. God himself is Fire! 
Hebrews 12:25-29 The Message

With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don’t hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort. 1 Corinthians 15:58 The Message

Even the things that God is allowing to be shaken are working together for the good of those who love Him and are called to His purpose and plan. See Romans 8:28.

He only is my rock and my salvation; My fortress and my defense, I will not be shaken or discouraged. Psalm 62:6 Amplified


Come Away or Come Apart

#comeaway #rest #bestill #behealed #befilled by the #Loverofyoursoul #Jesus our Bridegroom
In Song of Songs 2:10, the lover, a spiritual picture of Jesus as the Bridegroom, is calling his  fair one to simply come away with her lover.  We, who belong to Jesus – the church – are the fair ones of Jesus.  We are the bride of Christ; the ones He died to be in a love relationship with.  Jesus is the lover of your soul – in case you didn’t know that.  You know, true lovers love spending time together, and it doesn’t matter what they are doing, as long as they are together.  Just being in the presence of someone you love is pleasurable and brings joy to your heart.
Are you “COMING AWAY” ALONE TO JUST SPEND TIME WITH JESUS?  When we neglect taking time to COME AWAY from our busy schedules and activities for the purpose of spending time to be refilled and refreshed in God’s presence, eventually some type of COMING APART (spiritually, emotionally or even physically) is inevitable.
This is our choice.  We can…
COME AWAY OR COME APART.  TAKE TIME and BE STILL before The Lover of your soul.  Don’t even speak.  Quiet all the thoughts and plans spinning in your head.  Turn off every other voice and sound.  Shut down all social media.  Open God’s Word and meditate on it.  Find a solitary place outside to just observe the beauty of His glorious creation around you.  CEASE FROM ALL YOUR ACTIVITY, WORK, AND BUSYNESS.  Wait and listen.  God desires to fellowship with you and speak to your heart personally.  Sounds like a crazy or impossible idea to some, I know, especially in today’s busy, go go go and always doing something culture, right?  TIME, and seemingly not having enough of it, is the issue or excuse for all of us.  But when we don’t take at least brief, regular times to pull away from everything else and spend time with The One who made us, loves us more than anyone on the planet, and knows us intricately, there’s where the falling apart, backsliding, compromising, and weariness all begin.  EVEN JESUS PULLED AWAY FROM THE CROWDS TO SPEND TIME ALONE WITH THE FATHER. The Biblical principle of the sabbath still applies today; not in a legalistic way, but taking a day of rest and worship every week benefits our minds, spirits and bodies.  God knows us.  He created us with the need to rest in His presence.  Other people, things, or activities never fulfill this need.
Have you been OVERWORKING, OVERSCHEDULED, OVERLY STRESSED, and maybe even OVER SERVING (yes – that’s another topic) for a lengthy period of time?  If so, the Lord might be ordering a long OVERDUE season of REST for you.  Perhaps even an extended sabbatical?  Pray.  Seek His heart for you. He will lead you beside His still waters and He will restore your soul.  That is, if you give Him some time and space to do so.
Yes, there is a time for family, work, corporate worship, serving, connecting and fellowshipping with others, but there is also a time for solitude and one on one fellowship with the Lover of your soul.
Many daughters and sons are awakening, rising up, and uniting together in one voice in worship, and, yes, that is good and pleasing to our Father God.  Many are rising up to serve within the church and in our communities, and that too is an honorable act of obedience as well as a beautiful display of faith with some works.  May we also be sensitive to the Spirit of God’s invitation to COME AWAY from all other loves and lovers in order to draw closer to the greatest Love of all.
Can you hear the voice of your Father and The Lover of your soul?  Come away with me my love.  I’ve been waiting for you.  I long to spend time with you. 
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Revelation 22:17
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.  They will soar high on wings like eagles.  They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:29-31
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.  He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.  Psalm 23:1-3
“Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” Psalm 46:10
Pray this:
Here I am, Lord, waiting in Your presence.  Speak to my heart.  Let me hear Your voice of truth clearly above every other.  Thank You for bringing peace, healing, and restoration to my body, soul, and spirit.

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How was your breakfast?


#morningmanna #breadofLife #wordofGod #ourdailybread
Satan tempted Jesus to turn the stones into bread.  “Man does not live by bread alone…” was Jesus’ response.  Jesus could have turned the stones into bread but instead He quotes the truth that we LIVE by EVERY WORD that proceeds from the mouth of God.  We live by the truth of scripture.
Many people DO ATTEMPT TO LIVE BY BREAD ALONE; even many who claim to be Christ followers.  Examples of people living with the desire to be strong, healthy, and satisfy their hunger outside of God’s provision is rampant.  MANY OF US ARE TRYING TO TURN THE STONES OF A SUBSTANCE, A PLEASURE, AN ACTIVITY, ETC. INTO BREAD.  IT WON’T WORK.  THIS IS WHY MANY ARE STARVING, IN NEED OF HEALING, AND THE WALKING DEAD SPIRITUALLY SPEAKING.
HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SPIRITUAL FOOD TODAY?  When we don’t take time to feed upon the words of Life birthed into existence by the Spirit of God, we should not be surprised when we don’t feel satisfied.   My child, pay attention to what I say.  Listen carefully to my words.  Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body. (Proverbs 4:20-22)

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