LIVING IN THE FLOW UNDER GOD’S KINGDOM OF LIGHTS
BY SHIRLEY RHODES
On the Day of Judgment, dark retaliation and invectiveness will not get the last word. In God’s kingdom, only the first rays of light will appear, these rays will add up to God’s kingdom of lights. All nations will be judged justly from the eternal throne in heaven.
IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT: You’re alone in the woods where you hear the gentle flow of water from the river nearby. As you wander a bit closer, there’s calmness and streaks of sunlight that warms your face, you look around noticing tender vegetation just beginning to grow, reach down and pluck a tiny yellow bloom. The air about you is fresh, and no one else is around, but you sense a presence. Then you decide to go for a swim after removing your clothing, you are safe. You lie back and float along happy and relaxed no worries, just carefree. You think to yourself, this is the life, this is really easy. Floating along, lost in your thoughts unaware how the sun was gradually disappearing behind the clouds. Suddenly you feel a chill that causes you to shiver a little and there’s the smell of rain in the air. You notice just ahead the water peaks over the crest and you’re moving faster and faster, unable to get out. Suddenly the water rushes over you, shoving you into the bank and your head hit the rock, you’re able to grab a branch and hold on tight. The rain begins to pour down on you, it’s lightening and thundering as if nature is punishing you but you hold on. By now you’re beaten down by the force of the storm, afraid and miserable, suddenly the sky clears and the water calms.
LET GO AND STAY IN THE FLOW
Some story, huh? Well, this is the river of life, when all is well we are happy and content and our faith is strong, but what about the days when it seems hard to have faith when troubles come? One thing never changes, that still voice will always be there taking care of us, even through the storms. So instead of resistance, let go and stay in the flow and you’ll go where you are suppose to go. You are being cared for regardless; you were created with purpose for your life here.
God confronts Job at one point from the eye of a storm: “Do you know where Light comes from and where darkness lives, so you can take them by the hand and lead them home when they get lost? (Job 38:16)
Today we face trials and tribulations on all fronts, and many recite these words to us, “be patient,” yet when it seems like all is lost, these words become hard to comprehend especially if we’re not aware of our connection to the Energy Source. Sometimes we find our-selves in a place where we feel so alone, unsure of what it is God wants us to do, these can become dark days. It was during this time God appeared to Job out of the whirlwind, the same God calls out to us as well. We may not see him per say, yet he makes himself known to us in many ways; look at the stars, moon, days/nights, change of seasons, he’s all around, yet we take these things for granted. Remember, he is the Creator of the entire universe around us and the universe inside of us (energy source). The dark days, the pain we suffer is not our hope, God who sees our suffering, shares our pain is our hope. What we must do is this, develop a prayer life and meditate/commune with God by allowing our thoughts and spirits to bring us to the Throne Of Grace, gently place our cares and concerns there and patiently wait for the response. You may ask yourself, how long; God has already told us to wait.
Those that wait upon the Lord shall be refreshed, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31). “Listen to me, all you who are serious about right living and committed to seeking God. Ponder the rock from which you are cut, the quarry from which you were dug. Pay attention my people, listen to me nations, revelations flows from me, my decisions lights up the world. My deliverance arrives on the run, my salvation right on time. Look up to the stars; ponder the earth under your feet. The skies will fade out like smoke, the earth wear out like work pants, people will die off like flies, my setting things right will never be obsolete. Listen now, you who know right from wrong, you who hold my teachings inside of you: pay no attention to insults, and when mocked don’t let it get you down…”Isaiah 51:1, 4,7.
Children of God, know that “I am” who I said I am. “I AM, the I AM,” that lives inside of you. Know the truth and the truth will set you FREE! When you come into the full knowledge and understanding of God’s truth, you will begin, “LIVING IN THE FLOW UNDER GOD’S KINGDOM OF LIGHTS!”
- A God with No Limitations (Kingdom of God Week 6) (chajc.wordpress.com)
- Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer – Part 4 of 12 (saintlysages.wordpress.com)
- In God’s mind…the Kingdom (thewearypilgrim.typepad.com)
- Focus on God’s Kingdom (samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com)
- Praise God for the Kingdom of God (lloydacarringtonjr.wordpress.com)
- the Kingdom…in God’s mind (thewearypilgrim.typepad.com)