I can’t imagine what it’ll be like when my carnal mind loses her voice. I’m picturing Jackie Gleason with his fist raised in Alice’s face shouting: “Someday I’m gonna’ send you to the moon!” Yep! That natural mind of mine that operates in the law of sin and death is about ready to be sent to the moon and beyond. Until then though, I can rest in knowing that everything is working out for my good, no matter what that troublesome mind thinks.
When I sent out my post “Who Shall Be Crowned?,” WordPress sent me a notification that it had been published, but that was only half-true: Yes, it had been sent to your inboxes, but was still on the site as a draft, not on my blog. How that happened, I don’t know. If you haven’t read “New Life Coming To A Head,” which is now part of the post no longer with its original title, I recommend you do so, as I believe what was added will bless you. https://ridetheheavens.com/2022/05/11/who-shall-be-crowned/
Now I want to write a few words for those of you who are going through some hard times right now. As you know, a mother-to-be goes through great labor pains before her baby comes, and I sure have been these past few days, especially. My “middle of the night words” are what have been keeping me, and the first: “A way to escape,” came two nights ago.
In my seeking God concerning the way he has for me, I was led to I Samuel 23: 25- 28 in which a way of escape was made for David. They called the place “Se-la-ham-mah-le-koth” which means “The Rock of Escape.” Truly, a way of escape will be made for us when we hide ourselves in “The Rock,” our God. When David lost everything at Ziklag, afterwards, everything was restored to him because he built himself up in the Lord as he remembered God’s goodness and greatness. Now brethren, it’s build-up tine for us, in order to come into our “shabat” (rest,) which was a comforting word that came in tongues during my trial. 1 Cor. 10: 13 states: “God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.” Hallelujah! We can be expecting, like a pregnant mother!
Last night’s midnight word was the most encouraging of all to me: “SHAKE IT OFF”! the Spirit commanded. The Apostle Paul was bit by a snake after he had been shipwrecked, and that’s just what he did: He shook off that venomous creature as though it was nothing, so I don’t care how big our trial is, we must never forget that it’s not as big as God. So come on! Can you hear our Lord telling us to become as a little child and singing?: “Shake it up baby, twist and shout: Come on and work it on out. You know you twist so fine. Twist a little closer now, and let me know you’re mine!”
0h yeah! God is in shaking things off and in shaking our booty!