Friday, August 24, 2007

Stay seated!


Good Morning!
Thanks for stopping by--it is always nice to have visitors!
If you were here we could sit on the couch and talk awhile about what God is teaching you and what He is teaching me. We could spend some time in prayer and then glory in the power of God that flows down from the heavenlies as we praise Him.
That would be so great. When we listen to others and hear what God is doing in them--- it lifts us up. We feel the fire of the Spirit in them and it pumps up our faith.

The other day I heard someone say something that I already knew but it struck something in me-sparked a certain longing in me.
They said, God sits in the heavens and He has no worries, no concerns, no anxieties.
In other words He is not sitting up there wondering how in the world He is going to work it all out. He does not wonder if He is going to have enough of this or that to get through the day, the week, the month. Matter of fact He looks down on all that is going on in us, and around us all over the world and it does not raise His blood pressure even one point.

This morning the phone rang and I felt my stress level start to go up. Keith had taken Paw Paw to visit Granny--so I had the house all to myself. Sitting on the couch with my Bible and devotional book I was ready for some peaceful time with God.
I took the phone call and planned to start my time after that.
The phone call was not nice. Not ugly--just not peace producing.

After I got off the phone, I could feel the stress level. I began to tell God how much I needed Him. How it would be so cool to be away from here just sitting with Him in the heavenlies.
I could just sit next to Him and Jesus and we could sit up there and watch what was going on down here and I would just let Him deal with it.
Do you know where I am going?
Next comes the voice of the Holy Spirit and this is the conversation we had.
.................................
Hellloooooo, wake up Sharon, you are already there.
What?(me)
Yes, you are already there in heaven with them.
Remember that verse that says you are already seated with Christ in the heavens because of the work He did on the cross?(H.S)
Your right(duh)I think it is in Ephesians.(me)
flip, flip, flip-me turning to Ephesians
Here it is,
Ephesians 2:6--"And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,(that means read on) 7. in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus."

O.k, I get it. If I remain where I should be--seated with Christ in heaven---then I will view this world through my heavenly perspective. Cool. No worries! That's great.(at this point I have to tell you that the presences of God and His peace were pretty strong)(me)

After this I just spent some time loven on God.
And He did some loven back. :)

The book that we have--it's living. If you have the Spirit of the living God living in you---He will bring all things to remembrance. We have got to take some time to play in and drink in the living water.
Then..... the Holy Spirit will fill us up and there will not be room for this world to push it's way in and push out the peace of God.

Want to stay seated in the heavens with God?
Stay seated next to Him.
Have you ever thought that every time we stand up, we actually raise ourselves above Him.
He sits on His throne--period.
Now I am talking spiritually of course.
When we rise to deal with life we are in fact saying---God I'll have to handle this.
Then we leave the throne room and of course our eyes are no longer on Him. So scripture says, He will no longer be able to keep us in perfect peace because our eyes on not stayed on Him.
Make sense?

It was a good morning with God. Great truths.

What has He been sharing with you?

19 comments:

Mommy Dot Com said...

Cute picture of the ladies. I had to come check you out. You seem to have the gift of encouragement. Thanks for posting!

Kara

Serving Him...NC Beth said...

I, too, liked your picture, but so loved your post for this morning! Powerful! Thanks for sharing!!

(PS...where do you find your cute pictures and how in the world do you "attach" them?! I haven't figured that out yet on my blog (except the one I have and I really don't know how I was able to get it attached!!!)
Beth

Serving Him...NC Beth said...

I hope it was okay that I have added you to my favorite blogs on my blog!!

Beth

Merrie said...

Love your blog! Love the "Mighty Warriors in Disguise". That is my prayer everyday... Thank you Lord that we are Mighty Warriors for You and Your glory!
Blessings on you and your girls!

Melanie said...

What a great post and a good way to put things into perspective. You have a way of doing that!

Karen said...

I have tagged you for '5 things I want my children to know before they grow up'

Karen said...

This is a beautiful post. I could feel peace radiating, the presence of the Lord. Thank you for sharing this, it was so encouraging and true!

Nicki said...

(sigh) isn't this the truth?? wow.........yes AMEN. God has been showing me a lot lately that He is who He says He is and that's just that. He cares for every concern of mine and yours and He is alive and His word is truly alive just like you said!!! Hope things are ok now for you! Saying a prayer right now!

CrownLaidDown said...

Be still...and wait on my timing.

Hard to do, though. Please pray for my impatient and worried heart.

Love you!
Holly

Jackie said...

Thanks for this. LOVE your blog. You have a beautiful way with words. Have a blessed day.

Pastor Lisa said...

Love your post! Ties in with our if Jesus is at the bottom of the ship on a pillow sleep at the height of the storm... I need to grab a pillow and curl up next to him and REST as well lesson.

Great Word!

Dee said...

Hey Sharon, sorry I've been absent from visiting here -- good post! How true! Isn't it funny how sometimes we hear something that we knew already, but it really strikes a chord? I've had that a lot!

BTW, I forgot to say that I'm happy to hear about your good WIs! I keep forgetting to comment on that. And, yes, when will we all learn to obey Him in ALL things? I am feeling disgusted w/ myself in that area. I know what I want & need to do, however, when push comes to shove, I get sloppy and disobedient. Only He can change me -- thus the "Change Me Lord" -- do you know that song? I want to post the words -- change me Lord, remake me Lord, conform me to the image of your son! Change me Lord, remake me Lord, 'til Father, Spirit, Jesus we are one! ((( hugs )))

Darlene said...

Sharon, this post was so awesome, and it really touched me today. Is it possible that God whispered this one in your ear because I needed to hear it? Oh, yeah. :)

I was quite dissapointed that the day was so chilly and the evening so dim. I need the summer sunshine, or I wilt like the flowers in fall. But you made me think...I can sit with my Father in Heaven, feeling the light and the warmth that radiates from HIm. That will fill my longing for sunshine. I know that I saw this in my own way, but thanks for helping me do that!

SunnySusan said...

Wow that was uplifting to me....I need to keep reminding myself of that exactly..this is the first summer that Amy has been home...she usually goes to camp everyday....I am not used to having really no time to myself....it has been hard to carve out a time with the Lord..so I have been not as "close" with Him...I am happy that school starts this Wednesday...I am not sure that all makes sense...a different season, I guess...I cannot wait for my free time with Him....
Have a great weekend.

BunnyGirl said...

Hi Sharon,

I've been trying to leave comments on your various posts of late but always seem to have problems (it's our link that goes down by the time I get to your blog, it's exhausted!). But atlast, a chance to say hi and to say how much I enjoy your posts and this latest was no exception to the rule. I would love to sit and talk with you. What a cool thought!

Ang baylis said...

Hi~
Not sure exactly how I found you, but I'm glad I did! I was just ready to start my day but felt like clicking one more site... and it was YOU!

I need His Spirit in me ALL of the time! I can't be trusted on my own!
Thanks for sharing such an awesome post today!
Sounds like we can both have a great day!

Love,
Angie

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

Hi,

I found you through mommy dot com and I love your picture too! :)

This post was beautiful. (and very timely) God is speaking that to me over and over right now so to see it here too gave me chills! Thank you for sharing what God spoke to you!

Anticipiating Him
stephanie

Hope said...

Today I stopped in for the first time. I don't believe in accidents and I don't believe in coincidence. I needed to hear what you wrote but I didn't have my ears open. I was blessed that my eyes were open. Thank you for the insight you shared and for your humour.

Amy Kate said...

I love it when the Lord speaks to us right where we are! (ps I posted the answers to your little meme survey thingamajig) Have a great day friend!