I went out of town last weekend; it was a well needed rest. I almost immediately felt better. The hustle and bustle of my day to day routine was put on hold and my only task was to relax. We get so busy with being busy and forget to take time for the things that really matter. I had a dream while on my mini vacation and in it someone I know was saying they were tired; the dream was confirmed a day or two later. I dream and have visions but the worries of life have had me so boggled down that my gifting had become stagnant. I took off Monday and due to strange weather in my area schools were closed and my job closed too for Tuesday and Wednesday. I am young and I know a lot of young people don't think about time, but I am almost militant about my time. I took a class and we made a schedule about how we spent our time. The vast majority of my time was spent working; now I know that I must be productive but I was upset when I thought about how much time was spent at work. There has to be a better way. In the upcoming days I will be praying and fasting for direction; for God to show me an alternative way to get wealth. For me more control of my finance or more finances would mean more time. This unexpected time to me was a blessing...it was an opportunity to rest. Some young ladies that I know and I have agreed to set time aside every month to get away to do something; I feel this is a good start. I also sense the need to spend alone time with God; just me and him to be refilled, renewed and restored. I believe our personal relationship with God will be key in this season not just with lip service or left overs of our time but time that has been purposely set aside.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden , and I will give you rest . 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
1. I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away : and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing . 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered ; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned . 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will , and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified , that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. 9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full . 12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. 15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. 16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 17 These things I command you, that ye love one another. 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did , they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law , They hated me without a cause. 26 But when the Comforter is come , whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: 27 And ye also shall bear witness , because ye have been with me from the beginning.