To those struggling with weakness you would not necessarily have chosen: I hope this helps to sustain you: As I said a few posts ago, I am trying to follow Jesus in knowing the Word that will sustain the weary, asking that I will have an instructed tongue that comes from having an open and instructed ear. I guess that some mornings I may hear nothing for whatever reason. However, this is what I believe the Spirit of God helped me hear and see this morning:
You may think that everyone, everything, even God’s Spirit is whizzing past you, like a train at speed as it goes full pelt through the station where you are standing… waiting. Not so: Wherever the train of life around you, wherever the train of your particular”church” circle is set on going, the Heavenly Father sees His waiting-on-the-platform children and their wondering. Today, you are fully part of His destination. He has no destination in mind that does not involve noticing and responding to your waiting, your longing and the preparation of your heart. The people involved in the rush need you. They need to see what God does for those who wait for Him.
After receiving this soon after waking, I decided to look up the origins of the phrase, “full pelt.” No one is completely sure where it comes from it would appear! However, the best bet is that the thought is of moving something by pelting it. It may have a military origin. Moving is good, but not all movement is good. It depends who or what is doing the pelting that is causing the gathering speed. If you are “waiting” at the moment, if that seems to be the persisting tone of your days, one of the most useful things you can do is to pray for those who are doing the moving and the shaking, that they will be discerning as to who or what is driving things forward. The movers need your prayers from a quieter place. They may even find themselves being drawn to you sensing in all their full pelt moving they have lost something they need to find again if the train despite its apparent speed is indeed going to get somewhere other than hitting the buffers.
This is so true & encouraging. Friends speeding through life often sassy “yes I’ll pray” with all good intentions. It is often those off us left on the platform who remember & have time to pray & perhaps seems that encouraging text , you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bless you Kenny .
Thank you so much again for sharing, Kenny !!!
I woke later than usual this morning but almost immediately I was reminded of the verse, In Quietness and Trust is your strength.
As a child I learnt to be quiet and trust, I’m convinced it was God given and Grace indeed !!!
However I’ve been and felt pelted by and even pressured, harassed and
driven by difficult situations, needs and demands of others and often too by other’s peer pressure, imagining falsely that fast was better, the faster the better, but it’s not, it just makes me at any rate, frazzled.
Now I know it’s ok to be slower than fast !!
Thank you !!
God Bless you and God Bless us Everyone !!!
Dear Rev.Kenny and Morag
I often re-read your posts as they are nuggets that are worth mining!
This post on reflection caused me to remember a dream I had in 2015. In it I was attempting to get to a railway station and board a train but it was so difficult- all sorts of problems arose and I didn’t actually leave the Station. On waking I felt I’d physically done the things in the dream!
How many are struggling towards the Station?
Thank you for your Blog. God bless you and Morag.
Just a thought Amanda. In dreams given by God, trains usually represent churches or even more so denominations or groups of churches… Maybe you were not meant to get on whatever that train was for whatever reason…