I have been quiet for a few days...typically I tend to do that when storing up energy in preparation for something.
And although I DON'T always know what that something is, I DO know that generally God leads me to "the still waters" prior to something that will call for concentrated effort on my part.
Don't know what it is yet.
And it really doesn't matter.
I am content to know that this is a time of being still and knowing that He is in control. Like the scripture says...
Perhaps as an extension of my own struggles, it is appropriate that I feel compelled to talk with you guys about how to deal with negativity and darkness in our lives.
In fact we are told to be wary of the evil one
who is on the prowl .
And we need Discernment because
we ARE engaged in that battle
of Light against Dark
and everybody knows that
its HARD to see in the DARK!
is Of The Dark
our every day lives.
this is all about Light and Dark.
that I have come to believe
that our lives are very much like
a giant tapestry
that starts when we are born
and ends when we die.
the Threads of that Tapestry
are made up of
and our Actions.
CHOOSING to work with them.
I found that it was difficult to put them down.
to get rid of these Dark threads
is to ask Jesus
to take them away from you.
that at a certain point
we All have to simply Lift Up our tangled hands,
and Show Him our knotted Tapestries,
and Ask HIM to Repair Us.
and shows us how to use the Light threads
in a way that brings
depth, understanding and significant perspective
to our Lives.
to have nothing
to do with darkness.
-Does it please The Lord?
DO have moral elements to them.
with the Fruitless Deeds of Darkness.
And that concept of "nothing" includes
mentally dwelling on those
fruitless deeds as well.
then Christians MUST
use Discernment in these matters,
because scripture tell us
that sin can easily entangle us.
a Sample to go by?
based on your OWN by reading His Word
and your OWN daily walk with Christ.
that I practice
Discernment in the Matters of Darkness.
(I ask this question of God because I must find out if the feeling is a natural response to some type of guilt on my part or if it is actually a spirit of Darkness sent to undermine my faithwalk?)
"This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all."
1 John 1:5
- I may need to take some action to correct something that I have done wrong.
- I may need to go humble myself and ask somebody to forgive me.
-By Faith, I have learned to check my emotions and feelings to see if they are of HIM or not.
-By Faith, I have learned that some things are bigger than me and that I need help.
-By Faith, I have learned to have the courage to Call on GOD for that help.
-By Faith, I have had to learn to speak about prayers uttered in private in which I call on
The POWER of JEHOVAH and JESUS CHRIST as I ask for protection from darkness.
-By Faith,and based on James 4:7, I have learned to say OUTLOUD,
And I have felt God's Peace flood over me.
every burden that you carry will be lifted.
it will stop all sadness in your life,
for many of us have
drawing closer to God
is always a good thing.
and if you need HIM,
you need to submit yourself to Him