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Tuesday – June 18, 2024

Song of Solomon 1-3; Psalm 72; 1 Thessalonians 5

19 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. 22 Stay away from every kind of evil. 23 Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. 24 God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. (1 Thessalonians 5:19-24)

With GOD, often the best way is to “get out of the way.”

Abraham and Sarah come to mind here. A promise was given, and patience had to be promoted in their situation to receive rightly what had been righteously given. Well, we know that was not the case. This often reflects how we move and manifest things in our lives.

One of the most crucial commandments we are given is to not ‘stifle (quench) the Holy Spirit’. This is a command we would do well to follow, as ‘stifle’ means to suffocate or choke out. It’s an interesting play on words, considering the Holy Spirit is often compared to the wind by JESUS (John 3:8). To further illustrate, we can only breathe one breath at a time, and it is GOD who sustains us with each breath.

So, with the Holy Spirit bringing us life every moment, let us not scoff at prophecies, test everything, and hold on to the good. Not letting evil take hold of us because we know the peace of GOD given unto us via the cross of JESUS CHRIST is how we are blameless.

It is important to remember that all of this is done by God for and in us due to HIS faithfulness. When we ‘get out of the way,’ we create space for God’s grace to sanctify (make holy) us by HIS power. So, I say with all respect: Move! Move into a position to take possession of what God has for you!

Comment(1)

  1. Jean says:

    Amen