CHAOS?

 

Have you ever seen a fire hose get loose?  The water pressure becomes to great and causes the hose to slip from the hands of the fireman and the hose swings wildly, to and fro, up and down, like a snake gone wild, trying to escape from itself.  It can be a danger.  The remedy is to relieve the water pressure so the hose will lay still.

Likewise, I see stress fractures in my friends lives and in he lives of people around us.  Even in my own life.

It is the pressure building up around us, and within us, squeezing us.  And, like the fire hose, I see the erratic behavior from that stress.  Emotions swinging wildly, to and fro, up and down, a like a person trying to escape themselves.  It hardly makes any sense.  The only remedy is to relieve the pressure so we may lay still and rest.

HERE IS HOPE

There is an answer.  But, we must embrace the answer – or better yet, The Answer, let Jesus, embrace us so we can rest.

I could go into a long and detailed message copied from some psychology oriented web site, but, few would read it.  So, let’s keep this short and to the point. 

1.  This requires you trust what is being written and just do it.

2.  Your mind needs to be a wiped clean of the daily distractions:

a.  For the next 24 hours:  No News Channels;  No News Papers;  No FACEBOOK or other social media.

b.  Your mind needs to be as close to a clean sheet of paper as possible for this to work.  The Bible refers to this state as “childlike faith”, untainted by the world and untarnished by the sin of this world.

c.  Revelation 3:17  “Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked”

d.  You must come to Jesus as His disciple, admitting you are “Poor in Spirit“,  (Grrek) “Ptochos” – (You actually need to act this out, aloud)

i)    Jesus, I am reduced to begging and asking alms;

ii)   Jesus, I am destitute of wealth, influence, position or honor

iii)  Jesus, I am lowly, afflicted, destitute of the Christian virtues and eternal riches

iv)  Jesus, I am helpless, powerless to accomplish an end

v)   Jesus, I am poor, needy

vi)  Jesus, I am lacking in anything as respects the spirit

vii) Jesus, I am destitute of of learning and intellectual culture which schools afford

People of this class most readily give themselves up to Christ’s teaching and proved themselves fitted to lay hold of the heavenly treasure.

Once you reach out to Jesus, in this state, you are where it can begin:  NOW, YOURS IS THE KINGDOM OF GOD!

NOW “You will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:11

3.  Set the conditions of worship.  Prepare the mind to relax and receive.

a)  Go to the videos and listen and meditate and rest.  If you fall asleep, just rest: 

Your Brother and Friend,

Mike Young

“Abide” –  Christian Meditation

“Abide” –  Christian Meditation

“Abide” –  Christian Meditation

 

Published by

Michael Young, Sr.

I am a practicing Christian, a disciple of Jesus, a husband of over 50 years, a father and a grandfather, a business man, a veteran and a friend to all who will have me. I have served or am serving, at various times, as an Evangelist, a Pulpit fill pastor, an Associate Pastor of Evangelism and as Senior Pastor of a church plant. My passion is for practicing and teaching the Bible, building small groups, reaching the lost with the message of the Gospel of Jesus, recovering the straying Sheep of God and the gathering together the Called of God, in neighborhoods, business settings and in churches by equipping other Christians. I have authored a few small books and I have a background in professional business management, finance and investments. I am glad to meet you, even if it is virtually. Write me at any time and let's become friends.

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