This is an excerpt from "God calling" by the Two Listeners. An awesome book by the way. Very powerful:
All agitation is destructive of good. All calm is constructive of good, and at the same time destructive of evil.
When man wants evil destroyed so often he rushes to action. It is wrong. First be still and know that I am God. Then act only as I tell you. Always calm with God. Calm is trust in action. Only trust, perfect trust can keep one calm.
Isn't this profound? This is exactly opposite to my normal response. Friday blogger was down, my last posting and comments gone. My number plate on my car disappeared, nearby places would not make a new one because its a personalized plate. Everyone needed me to do this or that, my char is 6 months pregnant and is not telling me, etc etc.
While all the time, calm should have reigned! I should have, with each additional hassle, turned to Jesus and said' "Its okay, You're in control. So long as I am focusing on You all this will work out."
Well, its a few days later now! I have a new number plate on, everyone is helping themselves. I've had a discussion with my char and we've worked out a plan (she's due in September). Blogger is up and running. Everything is working itself out.
But if I can't get "calm" right with the little things, how are the big things going to affect me?
I think this statement is 1/2 true. I think we sometimes freak out at the little things because they're, well, little! But when it comes to the big things we either freak out (the 1/2 true bit), or ... focus on God and try to do things His way through the trial. Sometimes you only find out how strong you are in Christ at those times or maybe how shallow your faith may have been to that point. That's when God prunes us, gets us to dig down deep, or ... God forbid, we decide to go our own way.
I Like what it says in excerpt above: Calm is trust in action
Isaiah 30 v 15: For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: In returning to Me and resting in Me you shall be saved; in quietness and in trusting confidence shall be your strength.
PS: If you blow it, or blow up - don't worry - you're just like the rest of us - But don't give up!