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Low Slow

Pastor talked about a lot of great stuff on Sunday. I suggest you watch it:
Sunday 9:00 AM | Emmanuel - God with Us

However what he said at the end of 2nd service really marked my thinking. I have been hearing a theme from God this past year... especially the past few months. He's been asking me to sing to him. Also to enter the rest of prayer. Not rest as in: "Eat the rest of your dinner". But rest as in: "Peace, calm, rest".

Pastor George said: "You need to go into Low-Slow".

Low-Slow

In other words: Stop getting worked up, rushed, anxious, etc. Don't let the season rush you. Don't pop in and out of stores at the speed of light frantically trying to get this or that. Rather, shift the gear down on the inside to Low-Slow.

I read an article from Kenneth Copeland talking about prayer. He said sometimes he will go to prayer about something and he will get many ideas come to his mind all at once. He knows that means he needs to shut all that out and wait. Only after entering true peace/rest will his mind shut down and allow his spirit to reign. Than something from God will float to the top. It won't be a struggle but it will be easy.

Hebrews 4:11 NKJV

Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

Sometimes I feel like like Doug the Dog from Pixar's movie "Up". "Squirrel!"




But I am learning to enter the rest. It's a slow learning process but I'm getting better every day. I'm even learning that my wife is right a lot of the time. She tries to tell me something and I'm not getting it or not wanting to get it. However I'm still struggling with how to respond appropriately to her insight sometimes.

Lately God's been talking to me about singing to Him. No CD's, no instruments, no guitar. Just singing. Songs as they come. Maybe parts of different songs. Eventually words and music I haven't heard before. Some of it sounds good, some doesn't. But I'm learning to obey him in this. It's allowing me to see the rest side of God like never before.

I'm learning that He can't talk until I shut up. Not just stop talking... but also stop the constant mind flow of words, thoughts, and images. Only after entering true rest inside can I hear Him clearly. Even if my body is moving my mind can be still and know that He Is God!

Darrell G. Wolfe

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Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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Shalom: Live Long and Prosper!
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