A Friend Of The Owls

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Have you ever had a night(s) where the seconds tick by like years? I have. God gives me these things to write about that seem to burn in my heart because He knows I need the messages myself more then anything or anyone and if I write them down I can go back and eat my own words or better yet feast on the Scriptures…kind of like Ezekiel did. -Then he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth. He then said to me: “Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them. Ez. 3:3-4 Stop snacking on the Word Janette and just all out FEAST on it… God told Ezekiel to FILL his stomach before He told him to go. So during those sleepless nights (even though you know that you can’t change anything or add a single hour to your life (or anyone else’s) by worrying (Matt. 6:27))and like Job said in chapter 30:29 I feel like I’ve become a companion of owls… I can choose to feast on His word and remember that He gives songs in the night (Job 35:10) and remember Isaiah 26:3, You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! – Job 37:5 Says, His voice thunders in marvelous ways; and He does things beyond our understanding… will I be still and receive His peace? Will I fix my thoughts on Him and His Word and choose to be still and KNOW that He is God (Psalm 46:10)? In the still of the night will I quiet my mind long enough to listen for His voice to thunder in my heart in marvelous ways?! Its a choice. I can lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 I need to take every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5) Sometimes that seems impossible but yet He also says in Romans 8:11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus form the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. – Now that is strength!! So choose life… or peaceful sleep! Do not allow the devil to steal kill and destroy that which He came to give you which is full and abundant life (John 10:10) (which includes peaceful sleep) no matter the circumstances because like the hymn goes ..

​Jesus! I am resting, resting,
In the joy of what Thou art,
I am finding out the greatness
Of Thy loving heart.
Thou has bid me gaze upon Thee;
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou has made me whole.

So we can let those owls find their own friends.  😉

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