Meditations on finding peace in the midst of the storm…

Don’t allow anything, person or situation to rob you of your peace…

These are the keys whereby you may enter into the Secret Place (see Psalm 91):

Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice evermore.

17 Pray without ceasing.

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Hebrews 4:11
You labour is to enter into God’s rest
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

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The Spirit-Filled Believer

A ‘COOL’ SPIRIT
by Dick Mills

“A man of understanding has a cool spirit.”

—Prov. 17:27 AMP

In our day, the word “cool” has taken on a new significance. Among our youth, it is often considered the height of sophistication to be thought of as “cool.”

An individual who is “cool” is “street wise”, “mod”, “chick”, “avant-garde”, “hip”.

A “cool dude” is one who has “got it all together”—he’s in control of his own life and destiny.

Everything about him is “cool, man, cool”. He listens to “cool music,” drives a “cool machine”, is always seen in the company of “cool chicks.”

Thus, the word cool is something of a buzz word to indicate those who are on to something or who have something that the rest of dull society is missing.

As far as we know, Solomon was the first man to use the word cool when he wrote: …a man of understanding has a cool spirit.

Wise Solomon was not trendy. His primary interest was not popularity or peer group acceptance. He didn’t follow fads or conform to the latest fashions—especially not in spiritual matters.

Neither will a man (or woman) of understanding.

The truly spiritual person is cool because he is disciplined and even-tempered. He doesn’t blow up, lose control, give vent to emotional outbursts, show temperament, or give in to moods.

In the original Hebrew, the word translated cool is qar (kar) and is defined as “quiet, calm, composed.”

The person with a “cool” spirit is self-possessed, free of anger, passion, or resentment. He is what every Christian should be.

One writer has stated it well: “The ideal for all of us is to have a cool head and a warm heart.” Let’s be cool the Bible way!

Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer’s Daily Devotional by Dick Mills
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Keep Calm

“Keep your Spirit-Life calm and unruffled.”

Nothing else matters. Leave ALL to Me.

This is your great task, to get calm in My Presence, not to let one ruffled feeling stay for one moment.

Years of blessing may be checked in one moment by that.

No matter who frets you or what, yours is the task to stop all else until absolute calm comes. Any block means My Power diverted into other channels.

Pour forth – pour forth – pour forth – I cannot bless a life that does not act as a channel.

My Spirit brooks no stagnation, not even in rest. Its Power must flow on. Pass on everything, every blessing. Abide in Me.

See how many you can bless each day. Dwell much in My Presence.

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” – Proverbs 4:23
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AUGUST 19
My Utmost for His Highest

SELF-AWARENESS

“Come to Me…”
MATTHEW 11:28

God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside.

Then we tend to fall back into self-examination, a habit that we thought was gone.

Self-awareness is the first thing that will upset the completeness of our life in God, and self-awareness continually produces a sense of struggling and turmoil in our lives.

Self-awareness is not sin, and it can be produced by nervous emotions or by suddenly being dropped into a totally new set of circumstances.

Yet it is never God’s will that we should be anything less than absolutely complete in Him.

Anything that disturbs our rest in Him must be rectified at once, and it is not rectified by being ignored but only by coming to Jesus Christ.

If we will come to Him, asking Him to produce Christ-awareness in us, He will always do it, until we fully learn to abide in Him.

NEVER allow anything that divides or destroys the oneness of your life with Christ to remain in your life without facing it.

Beware of allowing the influence of your friends or your circumstances to divide your life.

This only serves to sap your strength and slow your spiritual growth. Beware of anything that can split your oneness with Him, causing you to see yourself as separate from Him.

Nothing is as important as staying right spiritually. And the only solution is a very simple one— “Come to Me….”

The intellectual, moral, and spiritual depth of our reality as a person is tested and measured by these words.

Yet in every detail of our lives where we are found not to be real, we would rather dispute the findings than come to Jesus.
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Stay in the Spirit, keep cool, allowing God’s Shalom (peace) to envelop you, and come join the Adventure!

Skip 🕊️

Author: SPARKS FROM THE ANVIL OF LIFE

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