I woke up this morning and listened to my personal messages and did my meditation. Then I started receiving direction and messages, so I came up and started to write them down.
The first thing I was directed to was a message that talked about the fruits of the Holy spirit. Which are “Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control. I saw this and it made me realize most of us have lost these gifts. When I took a good look I realized we all do poorly in these areas.
The second thing I was directed to was a piece of paper that read “labor to enter into his rest”. To me that means spending quiet time to be able to hear God. I felt led to go to Hebrews, so I went there and I read “Rest for the people of God”. Hebrews chapter 4. :1 Since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. In verse two it says, for we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith. And then I noticed a verse in a number of places that made me see God really wanted us to get this message, “Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts”. These verses are talking about Moses people. They were taken care of by God yet did any of them enter into rest? No! Because they did not seek God’s voice, have faith in God and spend quiet time to help them believe and to guide their path. In the verse it also says that entering into rest still stands today. Without entering into rest and quiet time you will never find rest.
The message I feel God was telling me was this.
My people have lost the fruit of the spirit “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Our ears are not hearing the voice of God. Because we are not going within and spending quiet time. We are quick to anger, impatient, unhappy, unkind, gruff in our ways, unloving which is making us harder, goodness is short lived, and self-control is becoming non- existent. Because we feel we have the right to say what’s on our minds not caring how we hurt someone, we do what we want, act the way we want, because we feel we are standing up for ourselves, taking charge of our lives, it’s our right. Think about it, is this making you happy?
Here is something else to think about when you do a good deed, say a kind word, or do something nice for someone, how does this make you feel? Does this give you joy? How does any act of kindness make you feel? Does it give you a little happiness to have helped someone else in their time of need?
This leads back to the two greatest commandments in life and that is “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind”, and the second is to “Love your neighbor as yourself”.
Once we learn to quiet our minds go within and find that inner peace and guidance we will be able to see things for what they are and we will be able to make the right decisions for our lives because we will find the rest we need and we will find answers. And we will also find the direction of love and all the fruits of the spirit. These gifts will give us our peace back. Our hope is in God. Bring him back into your life. Our world is falling away from God and it shows everywhere.
Have a great day, take time to be still and know your God. And you will see the signs he sends are everywhere, he will lead you to everything you need for your life.