Monday, December 5, 2011

Art of Living #52

Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #52: "Do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit." (Mark 13:11, NKJV).

Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : Worry is the biggest epidemic of our end of end times. Exactly as predicted and foretold by Jesus, unpredictable weather patterns, strange occurances in all the galaxies, earth getting out of control and as a result the high waves that comes out of the sea to gulp huge mass of people on the land [i.e. tsunamis] for which no super power on earth has answers to protect its citizens from it, storm and tornadoes that causes unprecedented destruction in various places regularly, massive sudden earth quakes that razes off the civilisation in its entirety and famines striking diverse places because of heat waves, are causing men's hearts to fail from worry and fear of what is to come to the earth in the coming days (Luke 21:25-26). Surely for the iniquities and for all the perpetual evil and wicked thoughts of men, God will not only shake the earth but will also shake the heavens to make man understand that he is serious about sin and wants to eradicate it from the whole earth because it destroys man (Gen 6:5).

These are questions of great importance that even the Hollywood film makers are serious enough to speculate and cause more uncertainity to grip the hearts of men through their recent films. Leo Buscaglia says, "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy." Exactly this is what the Lord Jesus has said to His disciples in the above verse where he says, "Do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak." To speak before people in itself needs a lot of guts and boldness, and that too to stand before judges of great coucils and goverments to defend themselves of their faith and give them the reason they were preaching the gospel needs great wisdom from the followers of Jesus. But God had promised not only to give wisdom to them but speak through His Spirit through their very mouth! O what a priviledge! For the great God of heaven and earth to use our mouth to glorify His name.

To premeditate what to speak will first bring worry and then fear which will take all our joy away from us. To do great things for God, the first thing we must do is to stop worrying and start enjoying our journey of adventure in God. One reason we should never worry is because we do yet not we, it is God the Holy Spirit who dwells in us who does all the things through us to glorify God. In other words, as we yield and give ourselves to God, God starts to operate through our body. All our five senses He takes over and operates through our willingness to yield our body as living sacrifice to Him (Rom 12:1).

I remember the time when God first called me in to ministry, I was already chastened by God in His faithfullness and was taking medication for hyper-thyroidism (Psa 119:75). I was always a total introvert and shy from my childhood, I would never dare to stand before people to speak and I knew that I couldn't speak with my natural ability. Due to unavoidable divinely ordained circumstances, in fear and trembling everytime God would make me stand on the stage to speak the word. With thumping heart beat I would stand and then with a shaky voice I would start the sermon and suddenly my voice would start to boom. Immediately I would be so bold and confident to stand before people. Then words and thoughts would flow continiously like a river every time. I was amazed by this phenomenon.

One day as immature as I was at that time, I thought that by my own knowledge and strength I was able to give these phenomenal messages, and so prepared greatly beforehand for a sermon and did not pray to depend on Him much that day. So the moment I started my sermon, I was already feeling bored myself. Then even during the sermon I asked the Lord to help me again through the Holy Spirit and guess what? The anointing returned and all the young people became attentive at the end of the sermon. I thanked God and finished the sermon that day. I learned a great lesson that day from God, never worry too much or never be too over confident but learn to depend on God completely and He will speak through your mouth and make you a blessing to many. Every time I would depend on God to speak without much premeditation or worry, I would feel so joyful to hear the voice of God through me. My spirit-man would start to dance right through the sermon with the life of God flowing out of it like a river through it.

God is a ontime God and would give the right message to be spoken by you on the right time for the right needs of the people to be supplied through you. Get on with God's bandwagon of the Holy Spirit's supernaturally natural life of depending on God to speak through you, you will not only be blessed but shall be a blessing to many many people around you in JESUS name! Truly you will have joy by the answer of your mouth and the word you speak in due season how good it will be to people around you. May you be blessed to be a blessing through the words of your mouth as it has the power to give life or death (Prov 18:21). Always love to speak the blessing of life in to everyone's situation including your own and know that yet it is not you who speaks but the Holy Spirit Himself who is speaking through you as you are depending on Him completely. God's voice and words coming through our mouth is as powerful as it is from the very mouth of God! WORRY FREE LIFE IS A SORRY FREE LIFE, NO REGRETS BUT ONLY EXCITEMENT OF WHAT GOD WILL DO THROUGH US. Look to God now and be satisfied in His all sufficient power of the Holy Spirit that makes us to live supernaturally in the now realm of God, where only those who dare to hold on God by faith will fly with God.

"Today will become the tomorrow we worried about yesterday, if we fail to depend on God's sufficiency to speak through us without our premeditation of what to speak in critical circumstances we face daily." — Abraham Israel

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