If my heart is overwhelmed and I cannot hear your voice, I’ll hold on to what is true though I cannot see. If the storms in life they come and the road ahead gets steep. I will lift these hands in faith, I will believe. I’ll remind myself of all that you’ve done, and the life I have because of your son. – Love Came Down
In my world the Doppler radar for storms in my life was working overtime, the shot up target on my back tells the story. When the sucker punches come and my weak spots are exposed my frustration rises like a ninja to the top. What wall failed, how’d the foundation crack? The attempts I’ve built to protect myself weren’t fool proof. What do ya do? Today I reminded myself of what He’s done and the list for this month alone is so long, even a complaint with a clause like that, will weaken the strongest resolve. Philippians 4, Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice, Let you gentleness be known to all men, the Lord is at hand, be anxious for nothing, but with everything in prayer and supplication let your request be man known to God and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.
Sometimes God calms the storm, sometimes he lets the storm rage and he calms you.
No matter the former or the latter, He’s still our peace that surpasses all understanding.
Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice. In Hebrew the word rejoice is actually the opposite of peace, to spin around like a top in a violent motion. How can you spin around violently, making your gentleness known to all men? Sometimes in our lives, when the storm starts raging, we’ve got to move bigger than the storm. if the enemy is bringing a category 4, we need to be bringing a category 5 movement of God. Because that’s the peace. Be anxious for nothing, why does anxiousness come in…because I forget to first rejoice. If you forget to rejoice, or to keep yourself in a posture of rejoicing, which is a extreme spin of proclamation of the love of God and his goodness. Then all of a sudden you’ll find you’ve aligned yourself to the movement that’s against you rather than aligning yourself with the movement that is for you. When the enemy is trying to bring a clockwise storm into your life, God wants you to make a counter clockwise move. Its called moving in the opposite spirit. If there’s a storm raging I’m called to bring peace. When there’s peace I’m called to bring the rejoicing storm of the love of God. If we’re anxious for everything and prayerful for nothing, peace isn’t going to be the sum of that equation, a storm will. The key is rejoicing, the key is gentleness, the key is knowing God is at hand. Supplication is deep groaning’s that cannot be uttered. Charles Spurgeon said often prayers that can’t be uttered are often prayers that can’t go unanswered. Supplication is the place of supply. And then it’s undergirded by Thanksgiving, and thanksgiving opens gates. The enemy may be opening a gate of storms on your life, but through thanksgiving you shift the gates back on him and bring a storm into his life. The greatest posture you can ever have in a storm is to receive what God has, not perceive, or conceive, just receive. As many as received him, he gave them the power to be sons of God. Receiving causes sonship to take place, A son is someone who knows who their father is. So if you try to do anything else but receive, you’re not going to know who your father is, and you put yourself in a place where he’s no longer our supply and we’ve got to preform. Anxiousness is of the mind, but peace is of the heart. When we find ourselves in a storm, our minds become very active, we begin to fear, we begin to doubt, anxiousness sets in. Every storm is an opportunity for an upgrade in God. The moment you posture yourself to receive you begin to move from the mind to engaging your heart. Then the God of peace that surpasses your understanding (which we do with our minds), will guard your heart and your mind, which means he engages his thoughts Jerm. 29:11 and brings a force field of covering to our heart and mind. A true no brainer!!