Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.
Scripture- “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.”- Luke 5:16
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”- Mark 1:35
“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone.”- Matthew 14:23
Insight: We live in times of noise and distraction where if we are not careful, it is so easy to get swept away into the anti-God vortex we are currently living in, that as Christians we can feel lost in the world. Almost all media today is set up against God and filled with a demonic spirit of human pride, where humans think they have all the answers needed in order to survive some of the huge challenges currently facing humanity. For these times, we must depend on Scriptural Truth more than ever as the antidote to the false messaging of the media, and we must know how to practically apply the lessons from the Bible in order to not only survive but to thrive in these times. We need to firmly understand the times we are living in, and what is truly happening as the world gets swept towards the One World Government ( or in today’s vernacular being referred to as the New World Order, as if this is a good thing instead of a hostile takeover of humanity itself by evil people looking to replace God’s authority with government ) predicted in the Bible, but also we must understand how to be a beacon of light for our families, communities, workplaces and to keep our own sense of sanity.
So today, let’s look at the need to seek silence and serenity in order to unplug from the grid and recharge our spiritual batteries. As you can see from the scriptures above, Jesus himself often found it necessary to do thus, so why would we think we wouldn’t need to do this as well? The point of silence and serenity is to reestablish our deeper connection with God, to speak no words but to let Him pour into our lives, and hopefully even show us on a deeper level than ever before who we really are and any areas of repentance that need to be brought to our attention so we can feel His proximity and hear His voice closer and clearer than ever before. We do this not as a form of escapism, but to revitalize our very soul and to attach ourselves more closely to what God is doing in the world. Jesus needed to seek time away from the masses, because His mission was so misunderstood on so many levels it was physically and spiritually exhausting. We need to pull away because our senses get dulled by the constant bombardment of anti-God media being messaged towards us either overtly or subliminally on a constant basis. We need to allow God’s Word and His authority to provide fresh wind in our sails and to renew our course. We need to do this with some frequency, especially when we feel irritable, angry or physically exhausted. Go alone with God, bring only your ears and your heart, and let Him pour new foundational truth into your life to gerd you for the days ahead. If Jesus needed this, then we all certainly need this more than ever. Learn to apply serenity and silence into your life and let God speak to You in His still, small voice. It will remove the stress of the anti-God media messaging and strengthen you for the long run.
Prayer: Father God, give us the courage and discipline to seek You through silence and serenity, just getting alone with You so we can go deeper than ever before in feeling your presence in our life. We pray for you to show up when we move boldly in faith. In Jesus’s mighty name we pray. Amen!