Have you ever watched the show Dog Whisperer? One day while watching he was talking about how when your dog lays next to you, or saddles up next to you, the dog is possessing you. He is claiming you as his. Well, I have a little dog, and she does like to possess me.. She always needs to be touching me. She feels secure and safe when she is touching me. It is not enough for her to be close by, no, she wants to be connected to me, touching me at some point.
That is how God feels about us. He wants to be touching us, possessing us, connected to us. What makes you feel secure and safe? What do you let posess you. What do you let get near to you to be touching you all the time? It doesn't have to be in the form of a physical being, like a pet or a person. It could be your thoughts, ideas, feelings, habits. These might be good or bad depending on how much of your time they posess.
God tells us, He is a jealous God. He does not want something taking all of your time to the point you do not leave room for Him. In fact, He wants the first part of your time. Just like we give the first fruits in our tithes, God also wants the first fruits of our time. WHY? Because, He knows when we give Him the first fruits of our time, we are setting the pace and the direction for the rest of our day. We are setting the atmosphere on how we will conduct ourselves the rest of the day. If we wake up, hit the floor running behind, grouchy, complaining, hungry, and miserable, the rest of the day will probably follow in the same manner. But if we set aside the first part of our day with the LORD, resting and relaxing in Him and in His word, then we will fill up on Him, and be more likely to follow in His ways and not the world's ways. AMEN!
We will let His thoughts, His words, possess our minds and not thoughts of anxiety, fear, unrest, anger, hunger for things that are unhealthy to us. We can rest in Him and what He shared with us first thing this morning. AMEN!
Don't let your job, your fear of something, your anxiety over something possess you. Get still, and be quiet and let God come close and touch you and rest in His presence, in His arms, in His Word. Start your day with resting in the Lord. Start your day with God possessing you. Meditate on what His word tells you to do. AMEN!
John 14 v 27.....Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.....
Jesus tells you here, to not let your heart be troubled, in other words quit worrying over things. He goes further and says to not let it be afraid. He wants you resting in His peace at all times. AMEN! Let Him possess your heart and you will find His peace. AMEN!
PS 23 v 1-3......The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.......
You see what you get when you seek the Lord? Calm waters, not rough sailing . AMEN! You get His rest, quiet, righteousness, you will lack nothing. AMEN!
Matt 6 v 33....But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.......
When do you seek GOD? FIRST!
Start your day with the LORD possesing you, your thoughts, your ways, and let the rest of your day flow with the love of God possessing your heart. It will be hard to have a bad day if you follow Him and walk in His love toward others. AMEN!
STAY IN THE WORD!