Monday, January 30, 2017

Will Not Be Moved

'God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
God will help her when morning dawns.' (Ps 45:5)

'Will not be moved'--what an inspiring declaration!
Is it possible for us who are so easily moved by
earthly things to come to a point where nothing can
upset us or disturb our peace? The answer is yes, and
the apostle Paul knew it. When he was on his way to
Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit warned him that 'prison 
and hardships' awaited him. Yet he triumphantly 
said, 'But none of these things move me.' 
(Acts 20:24)

Everything in Paul's life and experience that could
be disturbed had already been shaken, and he no
longer considered his life or any of his possessions
as having any earthly value. And if we will only let
God have His way with us, we can come to the same
point. Then, like Paul, neither the stress and strain
of little things, nor the great and heavy trials of life
will have enough power to move us from 'the peace 
of God, which transcends all understanding.'
God declares this peace to be the inheritance of
those who have learned to rest only on Him.

'Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the 
temple of my God. Never again will he leave it.'
(Rev 3:12) Becoming as immovable as a pillar in
the house of God is such a worthy objective that
we would gladly endure all the necessary trials
that take us there. Hannah Whitall Smith

Reader, take the time to ponder the phrase, 'God
is in the midst of her, she will not be moved.' In
this day when worldly events change hourly, we
need to be grounded in Him.

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