"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

REST

I was debating whether to share this post or not. Deciding to as this is what I believe. I wanted to testify whether you may believe this way or not.

This morning I went to a healing service that they offer once a month on Saturday at one of the churches I attend regularly. It is a combination of healing and worship.

Anyway, I specifically asked the two prayer warriors that were there to stand with me to "ward off the enemy's attacks to my thinking." One of the prayer warriors, a nice young man specifically asked me what I was struggling with. I told him. "Still dealing at times with people pleasing and the fear of man and what they think of me."

So after quoting Scripture, praying and believing with me to rebuke the attacks of the enemy on my thinking, the one prayer warrior turned to me as he was kneeling beside me with his hand on my shoulder and proceeded to tell me more. He was not through.

He cautioned me that "I could take what he had to say with a grain of salt if I wanted to" (in fact he said that a few times through out), but he felt that the Lord was showing him something that I needed to hear.

He said that the Lord wants me to "Rest." Okay I was all for that. No problem. No problem because when I was laid off early this year, despite the attacks of the enemy with my health and finances since then, I have been pretty much calmer and relaxing more in body and mind.

The next thing the prayer warrior said to me which really GOT my attention was, "are you and your mother having a rough time with each other?" WoW! Wow I say as more times than not when there is a people pleasing problem/fear with a daughter it is usually a "father" image pleasing thing and not a mother. But he specifically said, "mother." Yep, I heard right. I said yes!

He went on to say that he envisioned me as a young child in a open field of very tall green grass and one shoot of grass was taller than all the rest. I do not know what the significance of that was. Maybe it represented my mother? Towering over me? Anyway, he then said, "you were told lies back then and you do not have to believe them now" WoW! That was so right on!

He then went on to say that "I do not have to be involved with the world's hussel and busel and bright lights like Time Square. The Lord wants you to rest. Wait upon Him. Do not force the issue. He would show me."

This is what I have been feeling of late. Not to force issues. To remain in "hiddeness" for now. To sit back and let things unfold in front of me and God will take care of the "rest." (no pun intended)

24 comments:

  1. Rest is so important when trying to cope with any of life's issues.
    Blessings.

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  2. I like that you attend different churches. I've never been one for the laying on of hands but this was different. And to me,....it was as if God was speaking to you through the Prayer Warrior. Thank God, and I do mean that literally. Blessings.

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  3. I believe God uses others to speak to us. Bless you and may you find rest.

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  4. JBR, I am glad you shared and listen to the messages being sent; you never know where they will lead! Prayers to you for healing your soul and what is bringing you down...REST!

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  5. A word of Prophecy from the Lord. One of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Only the Holy Spirit can reveal our inner most feelings and experiences.I have had this happen many times and it is always a blessing and a very emotional thing for me. God knows what we need better than we know ourselves. I believe in all the gifts of the Spirit. I believe Gods Holy Spirit still uses those and fills those who are willing to be yielded vessels to bless and edify the church...the body of believers.

    “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.” (1 Corinthians 12:7-11)

    1 Corinthians 14:25
    And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest;


    Blessings and hugs dear friend

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  6. I still believe in a five fold ministry for today! I am glad that God spoke to you through another willing vessel! Rest in Him and enjoy every minute! Many blessings!

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  7. I think messages come to us sometimes at surprising times and from surprising places. I think we do need to rest and quiet ourselves so that we can better hear what God has to say to us.

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  8. It is wonderful when other Christians pray for us and have a message too. I'm glad for you and may you enjoy your rest in God.

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  9. I think it's great how God confirmed what you already know in your spirit. How encouraging!

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  10. Rest in His presence, let the Great Physician minister to you. Thanks for sharing this, Grace. Blessings C

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  11. This is wonderful JBR

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  12. This is wonderful JBR

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  13. JBR what a wonderful word from the Lord. I'm all for what you shared here and thank you. God Bless.

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  14. Sounds like "rest" was referring to psychological peace and relaxation, not necessarily physical, as you say you are getting the latter. God finds many ways of speaking to us. I do hope you are able to let Him take care of the "rest", as you say, pun intended.

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  15. Sounds like the perfect plan. You have to rest, have to give your fears to God. Get them on paper and out of your mind.

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  16. sending blessing as you yield
    to resting deep
    and trusting yourself
    to the creator of that
    wide open field of wheat:)
    may you lean into His strength
    and let Him be your bigness,
    Jennifer

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  17. I certainly believe in prophetic gifts and words of knowledge. It sounds as if this man was right on target, doesn't it? Fascinating stuff!

    The Lord is really flooding you with graces, my friend. What a blessing!

    Loved the "rest" comment :)

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  18. You deserve rest, JBR. Glad that you are taking it! xx

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  19. Hope you're finding rest in Him this weekend.

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  20. Thank you for sharing. This is a true blessing! Praise God for the prayer warriors will to be God's vessel. One of my favorite books (almost the size of a booklet) , "Sit, Walk, Stand" by Watchmen Nee. You can pick it up for a few dollars. I have read it over and over through my life. When I first read it, I stayed on "Sit" forever! It was about REST and I couldn't get it through my head. I determined to not move onto the "Walk" section until I had learned to "rest". This may be one of the wisest things God by the Holy Spirit speaking to me has ever done to help me in preparation for the rest of my healing life. I have to re-read at times to remember what and why and how to rest! But truly it is a wonderful blessing.

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  21. Rest an awesome place to discover in the LORD ....come unto me He saith...and find REST!

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  22. How cool is that?! Woot!! When Daddy says rest, you rest hon. :)

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  23. What a wonderful GOd we have. He is sending you people to lead you and to assure you that He takes care of you. All you need to do is to trust and rest:)

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