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freedbyjc
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 The Reason

The reason why many are STILL troubled, STILL seeking, STILL making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of THEMSELVES. We’re STILL trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us. -A. W. Tozer

[i]Be still and know that I am God[/i]...


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bill schnippert

 2007/10/10 6:33Profile









 Re: The Reason



Here is some music for those foundational words from Psalm 46 (v 10).

[b]Be still, and know that I [am] God[/b];
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!


Singing this makes it more of a meditation which takes time and I can honestly say these are the words the Lord brought me to sing time and time again when my life appeared completely hopeless. (It's not hopeless now, btw :-) )


[url=http://www.billysloan.co.uk/songs/be_still_and_know_that_i_am_god.html]http://www.billysloan.co.uk/songs/be_still_and_know_that_i_am_god.html[/url]


They have been put together very meaningfully with two others.

[b]I am the Lord that healeth thee[/b] from

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: [b]for I [i]am[/i] the LORD that healeth thee[/b].

and

[b]In Thee, O Lord, do I put my trust[/b] from


Psalm 7:1
O LORD my God, [b]in thee do I put my trust[/b]:
save me from all them that persecute me,
and deliver me:

Psalm 31:1
[b]In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust[/b];
let me never be ashamed:
deliver me in thy righteousness.

Psalm 71:1
[b]In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust[/b]:
let me never be put to confusion.



That last thought is echoed here. Eat what you need.


Psalm 16:1
Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

Psalm 25:20
O keep my soul, and deliver me:
let me not be ashamed;
for I put my trust in thee.

Psalm 56:11
In God have I put my trust:
I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.


:-D

 2007/10/10 8:36
myfirstLove
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 Re: The Reason

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The reason why many are STILL troubled, STILL seeking, STILL making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of THEMSELVES. We’re STILL trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us. -A. W. Tozer



This quote goes well with the dream I shared under the topic of Brotherly Love Pt.2

Quote:
Be still and know that I am God...



AMEN! Yes, BE STILL and KNOW that He is God!


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Lisa

 2007/10/10 10:11Profile
psalm1
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This is just my opinion......"the end of myself"
Not once,not twice, ......but daily.
uuugggg!
....David

 2007/10/10 10:54Profile
MSeaman
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Quote:

psalm1 wrote:
This is just my opinion......"the end of myself"
Not once,not twice, ......but daily.
uuugggg!
....David



Brother, some days I have to go minute by minute...


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Melissa

 2007/10/10 11:08Profile
myfirstLove
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But when we lay our eyes on Jesus our works do cease.

Their is a rest brethren (hebrew4:10-11). I am not saying that this rest is without temptations and diligent watchfulness, but as we are filled with strong faith like Stephen and Paul we overcome all things without any effort of our own, but by His grace alone. His grace gives us rest from our works. His grace is His divine power enabling us to overcome all things (2peter1-10). Not by might (your strength), but by His Holy Spirit (Zech. 4:6)! Strengthen the inner man (eph.3:16)and there will be less battling of the flesh!

Oh,Lay your eyes on The KING and obey what you HEAR.

God Bless


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Lisa

 2007/10/10 11:55Profile
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mseaman,I had a day like that yesterday! It was truly minute by minute!
I was thinking,when we go to sleep at night it looks like we die.
Then comes morning and it looks like we rise from the dead.
Thank God he invented this.
His mercies are new every morning!
When i go to sleep upset its like being "slimed".
Then when i wake up I am not rested and instead of feeling Gods Glory and smiling face I am still dealing with "yesterday"
How good it is to have a new day.
But equally......how good it is to be obediant and "die" correctly at night.
....David
That was funny...."minute by minute"

 2007/10/10 12:25Profile









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"myFirstLove" - your posts have been a blessing for me.

I've been depressed because of things - but your posts cheer me when I find them.

Thank you and please keep us posted on the prayer thread.

Much Love.
Your Sis in Christ

 2007/10/10 14:39
notmyown
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 Re: The Reason

I would admit that I havent come to an end o fmyself yet .....but I don't know how to.

God has led me to give up different things and I live more for Him now than ever but still very little fruit. I desire to be filled to bare much fruit but I do not receive and continue to struggle for purity in life. My quiet times are dry and I cant pray for any length of time without the mind wandering. I know the scriptures and how I should be abiding and trusting but I keep going in circles.

Friends think I'm taking things too serious and don't relate to my hunger as they sit content doing the work without power/fruit

... :-(

No real answer can be given to this I feel but just wanted to share somewhere were people may understand my turmoil.

God bless you all

 2007/10/11 11:06Profile





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