Have you ever noticed how in God’s magnificent creation, All things respond to one another? In the last 30 days the weather has been swinging high and low and I have noticed how I too have been swingin’ high and low. And then I noticed not only me but, many others as well. Another example: the Full Moon…it is a fact hospitals are busier, people and animals respond to the changing of the moon, the warmth of the sun, and the changing of the seasons. Just like the seasons, we go thru changes. Our emotions/moods are much like turbulent weather there is a cause, a build up, then here it comes…BAMM.
Right now there is a Hurricane that is hitting Florida, may we all keep them in our prayers and if you are able to assist in some fashion, then by all means reach out. Hurricanes only form over really warm ocean water of 80°F or warmer. The atmosphere (the air) must cool off very quickly the higher you go. Also, the wind must be blowing in the same direction and at the same speed to force air upward from the ocean surface. And did you know our bodies are made of about 60% water? Like a hurricane many of our emotions work the same way. Swingin’ High and Low out over the deep of our minds and hearts for awhile. When warmed up to a certain degree, most attempt to find a way to cool down or shove it down, an inner wind begins blowing the matter out of proportion, then we talk to others and if they are blowing the same words (winds) from their mouths our anxiety, anger, frustration picks up speed forcing the thoughts upward and out onto the surface….BAMMM…we go off. It is that 40% within our cells, which I believe is where out spirit lies, that can, if we choose Stop or slow the force of the storm within. Yes, I said our spirit lies in that 40%. Why do I not say 100%? Think about it, are you 100% one in the Spirit? What percentage of your life are you committed to walking in the fullness of His Spirit of Love? What % is responding to the world around you? When situations warm up and winds are blowing your way, how are you responding? Do you listen to the still small voice of the Spirit? Or do you allow yourself to heat up and when the wind blows stronger get caught up in the highs and lows building, building till it all comes to the surface? If your percentage is higher, Hallelujah I am truly happy for you. In my experiences and from what I see most are in that 40% or below level. I am not saying that from a place of judgment only from my experiences and what I have seen.
The difference in us and the weather, we Can, through our choices calm the storm blowing within us. At times we are in an uphill journey where our energies often seem almost spent. But, if we will but, hold onto God’s hand, seek His wisdom and knowledge we Can keep the storms at bay. In my Jesus calling book it states how pleased God is when we choose to stay close and let Him lead the way. In His Word it also says there are things that displease and disrupt the flow of His design in the Kingdom. Read the books of Proverbs and you’ll see what I mean..my fav is chapter 9. It is in these displeasing things we find the builders of the storm. Often they are things we don’t really think about like complaining (venting) to one another. It is one thing to discuss a situation while seeking a loving solution and another venting, ranting, and complaining. It opens the door to deadly sins such as self pity and rage. It drags those thoughts into the mind of whomever you are venting to and may even insight emotions within them they didn’t even have. I call the complaining, grumbling, back biting seeds of weeds that like the weather grow and wrap around until they are choking the ‘good” life right out of us and those we pulled into the garden with us.
God has really been dealing with me on this, while I am not a Debbie downer by any means, when frustrated I do grumble and complain in the name of venting and getting it off my chest. I don’t curse and throw a fit but, any form even when just complaining with a tone of anger can have the same effect when thrown out there. Well, the Holy Spirit is really tapping me up saying, ” and laying it on your neighbor’s chest, hmmmm does that sound right to you? Raining on their day. Instead, whenever you are tempted to grumble, when the storm is brewing, come talk to ME and we will talk it out. My ways are the Way to calm the storms. Together, we can calm the winds to a nice cooling breeze. I will put My thoughts in your mind, my Ways in your heart, and instead of a loud storm slamming in, you will have My song to sing. “ (add’l reading Philippians 2: 14-16)
So today, if you are swingin’ high and low, if the storm is heating up don’t go have a beer, smoke a cigarette, get high, or go to another grumbling and complaining (which is most always judgment and complaints about someone else). Take a moment to talk to God, tell Him all your troubles, seek Wisdoms knowledge and then sit quiet and listen to the Loving still small voice within. It is there you will find good seed and healthy solutions.
Have a Blessed Day everyone! Shalom.