Reflection from Nina Laird-Fusilli
The first four letters in the word restoration is R-E-S-T. Yes Lord,
with Your blessing comes resting. Resting in Your Love, Your peace, Your Word. Resting does not mean worrying, fretting, being anxious about issues we have no control over. God’s Word states:
He strengthens and makes you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will.
Therefore, we must consciously make a decision to cast all our cares upon Him.
I PETER 5:7
Casting the whole of your care on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchful.
At these times of reflection, we must be careful not to entertain thoughts not of God.
I CORINTHIANS 14:20
Brethren, do not be children in your thinking; continue to be babes in evil, but in your minds be mature.
We must seize the opportunity and use the time to bring us closer to God and seek to gain insight into His wisdom and knowledge.
In the secret, quiet place, the distracting elements of our lives are stilled by the serenity of being one with God. In that time, we can think clearly, pray clearly, and listen clearly to His message spoken exclusively for us. He speaks softly the ministering words of love to His precious children. He knows exactly what we need to hear in order to help us to grow in Him. He knows our hearts. He can read our thoughts. He can see all our tomorrows before they occur. He knows our beginning from our end.
Once we get a revelation of His glory, the awesome power God has, we are never the same again. A small glimpse into His goodness will cast radiant light on any dismal situation, no matter how dark it appears. All we need do is get alone with God.
Spending time with the Lord can create one solitary place, in the midst of our beings, where no one else can go;
Just us and God.