September 06, 2018

Persevere, Slow and Steady


Fishing Vessel
© Debbie Turner Chavers



God honors His word and I know He will speak particularly to you through His Word.
Ask the Lord and receive clarification for prayer and things concerning you.
God will direct your path, your plans, and your prayers.
I asked the Lord some questions concerning path, plan, and prayer and was told by the Holy Spirit this admonition, "Slow and Steady."
He reminded me to remember the storm at sea when Jesus was "in" the boat.
Jesus said "Peace, be still" as the waves and wind raged.
We are to say what He said.
Our prayers are repeats of the Word of God.
God honors His Word.
His Word will not return void.

Read
Mark 4:37-41.
And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?


Read Mark 5:1-20 to gain clarity as Jesus advanced toward delivering the one being tormented.
The demonic.
I am sure there was at least one who prayed for the one possessed with an unclean spirit.
More than likely, more than one prayed for him.

The storm before the deliverance was fierce BUT no match for Jesus, the Prince of Peace. 

Remember Jesus and the disciples were headed to the country of the Gadarenes.
Regardless of the time or place, remember Jesus is in the Boat. And yes, He cares for you and is able to deliver the one with the unclean spirit.
The goal of the storm and the associated chaos is to sink the boat, aka. YOU.
Your prayers, your path, your footsteps that are ordered by the Lord are part of His plan for you as a chosen child of God.
Do not give up. Do not give in.
Remember the one with the Legion.
The one waiting for deliverance and his call to go and tell as a Delivered one.

Remember, persevere,slow and steady.
We are in His peace, for He is in us and Jesus is the Prince of Peace.
So...slow and steady.
Moving as God directs by His Word through the Holy Spirit.
Be still when directed.
Peaceful and peace filled.


My husband has a saying about warfare and soldiers which the Holy Spirit expounded to me many mornings ago.
About friends aka fellow soldiers who are in the fox hole with you as the battle rages.
The Holy Spirit used Tim's analogy to show me a truth.
The Holy Spirit said no soldier would enter the battle without his armor on in the field,  whether he was trenched in .. ie in the foxhole or walking about.
For such is natural mans war.
The man and woman of God must put on the Armor that was issued and stay dressed in it.
Are we spiritually armored as listed in Ephesians 6?
Indeed, the armor has been issued, but are we dressed on purpose in the armor received?

If not, then the foxhole is but a rabbit hole.
WE are NOT rabbits.

We are the Redeemed of the LORD
And
We SAY so.

In Jesus name
Amen.

~Debbie


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