GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 25
GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 25 ~ ~ Psalm 131:2 ~ ~ “ Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.”
Why did He say a weaned child? You would think that a quieter, more comforting picture would be a smaller baby who has drunk his fill and is sleeping in the arms of his loving mother.
Our Father is telling us that we need to be self controlled, not wanting the natural desires of our physical bodies or emotions, but to be calm, quiet, just enjoying being with our beloved Lord and Savior, desiring whatever He wants to give us. That quiet weaned child is not asking for the milk he has gotten for so long while on his mother’s lap. He is enjoying the love of his mother without the milk he desires. He is trusting that his mother will sustain him when it is needed in whatever way she sees fit, as well as protect, guide and love Him.
That is what the Lord wants from us. We need to quiet ourselves, shutting out the constant and variable noise that satan throws at us in this world system, and shutting down our personal desires that are aroused by all that noise and commotion.
How well the writer of Psalm 35:20 looked forward to our time!!! He said: “For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against the quiet ones in the land.”
We are screamed at on the devises that are thrown before our faces everywhere we go, with the desires of this evil world. We are blasted with lies about what the government is doing, or not doing, and it makes our heads spin!
Our eyes are attacked with quickly moving sights of full, momentary color and movement that erases any legitimate thought on our minds. There is always music, advertising, movement, and a screen “screaming” in living color, anywhere we go. Even pumping gas, there is a screen there taunting us with advertising. No, they do not speak peace. Yes, they do devise deceitful matters against the quiet ones (Christians) in the land. We must create our own peace that they cannot take away.
It seems everything in this world is smart!!! There are smart plugs, smart watches and light bulbs, you can get smart sweets, smart pants, smart socks, and of course smart appliances of all kinds. There are even smart locks, that should be smarter than the thief trying to open them. You can even drink smart water, and keep your baby dry with smart diapers. I have horses, and feed them beet pulp, which is now called “smart beets” What will the beets do to show their intelligence?
Foolishness in advertising and “news” for the purpose of deceiving our senses and insulting our thinking is out of control. I haven’t even started on the evil activities in leadership. You know what they are. This is the slaves of satan doing their thing, prompted by their taskmaster demons, who in turn are slaves of satan also. Children of the Father should have NO PART in even giving the light of day to activities like this!!!
Then there is the hypnotizing affect of nonsense movements online—creating designs, and destroying them with “relaxing” sounds. While not being evil in themselves, they are demonic designs to numb our minds and waste our lives with nonsense, when we should be about the business of the Kingdom every free moment we have. We should be in the Word, in prayer, or in evangelism, not in monotonous foolish endeavors. They are designed, also, to empty our minds, instead of having them focused on our Lord, as we are commanded in the Word. Emptying a person’s mind is the first step in teaching people how to be possessed. It all has an evil purpose. Satan is working overtime because he knows his time is short. Don’t be deceived, he is not relaxing his hold, he is increasing it.
We should be shunning these things, living as basically and simply as possible, and spending our time in quietness before the Lord, listening for His still, small voice for our lives. Every time a Christian gives in to the world, he gets weaker spiritually, and it gets more and more difficult to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit.
We must spend time in the Pure Word, meditating, thinking, speaking quietly to the Lord, then listening for His response. There are wonderful commentaries, devotionals, and other helpful books which will help you to work on this, as well as guiding you to obtain peace, trust, faith, joy, guidance, protection, and of course, Salvation if you are not yet saved. Bedtime is a great time for quietness before our Savior, instead of TV. Get a good Biblically based book (not a self-help book or other counterfeit) and the Bible, and quiet yourself, read, and speak your heart to the Lord, then simply listen, with your mind on Him alone. You will see that you will fall asleep much faster than you did before and sleep peacefully.
Let us make up our minds to be quiet before the Lord very often also during each day, even for a few minutes, while waiting for something. Most people instinctively reach for their phones during those times. Let’s develop the habit of reaching for the Lord Jesus instead!!!!