Too many demands from too many people in this life. I need to step back, retreat and regroup. I need a rest. Life is meaningless when God is not at His throne - my heart.
Alas, the Holy Spirit had been so offended He has left, quietly. How to have the Holy Spirit back dwelling in me?
1Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
When I am not at rest, God can likewise have no rest in me. "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." (John 15:4 KJV)
I just can't get anywhere without abiding in Him, and He in me. Nothing gets done, no progress in sight. Despite all the activity, striving and tumult - nothing. Everything is in vain. And that puts everything in perspective. Nothing really matters above all but my time with God. God can only dwell among men whose hearts tremble at His word.
Photo: Auckland Autumn
Taken at Coyle Park, Pt. Chevalier, Auckland, 4-5 pm, 10th April 09, Good Friday
Dated 5th April 2009 (MySpace date)
We apply lots of sunblock in summer and lots of lotion in winter.
Many others only need and get treatment for it.