A few years ago I discovered that the thing that really matters each day, is that you can go to bed at night with the joy of knowing that you fulfilled your purpose on the earth for that day. It’s amazing how this thinking gives you such a perfect sleep each night as you rest your head on your pillow. One of the key elements, is discovering that peaceful rest comes from being perfectly obedient to God’s quiet whisper in your spirit.
For example, today my family and I were standing in Walmart and suddenly God whispered for us to go to a specific restaurant in the city and eat. When we got to the cashier to place our order ~ it was delayed, and delayed, and delayed even more. It took so long that some of my family members said, “What is going on? Why is it taking so long?”
Then they looked at the entry door and suddenly, out of the blue, in came Timothy Snodgrass and his family to the same restaurant! We didn’t even know they were anywhere near the town that we were in. There is no way that could’ve happened by accident, and both of our families knew it was God that had orchestrated our timing. Events like this make each day sparkle with an incredible joy that cannot be compared with any of life‘s experiences.
But now let me get to the main subject, which is waking up in the morning. For some reason I have found many times that when I awake out of a deep sleep, I am usually attacked by incredible thoughts that are wild fiery darts from the enemy trying to fill my waking moments with doubt. One morning I laid there in bed and said, “Help me, God! What do I do at this moment?” The Lord then spoke to me and said, ”Read James the first chapter.” It says: “Count it all joy when you fall in to various temptations.”
As I started thinking about every attack coming at me ~ how America is going to survive, bills that I had to pay, situations with relatives, where would we be sleeping that night, or how is this or that was going to happen ~ I began to express joy about the attacks! An amazing thing had happened. Deep within my spirit I had started to giggle, and I didn’t even know where this joy was coming from. But it was truly bountiful and inexplicable joy!
Then I read further, “Knowing this, that the trial of your faith worketh patience, and let patience have her perfect work.” I used this Scripture to filter through the thoughts in my mind ~ like floors of an apartment complex that are thoroughly washed. The joy of patience was having her perfect work in my brain! I must tell you now that this process has given me an incomparable mind of faith. And to think, God did it!
Good morning to all of you! May you have the revelation that each trial of your faith is bringing excellence to you.
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky