We are not ready to receive from God anything until we can be happy without it. Trust unwaveringly God for all things. It is not always easy as I can attest. Recently I have experienced personal frustration. Living in a retirement and assisted living facility unable to freely move about outside your limited area requires personal adjustments. My heart tells me one thing and my head tells me another. (The flesh lusts against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh. (Galatians 5:17) Should I move back into familiar surroundings, or stay where I am? I have been in an attitude of continuous prayer and have received His answer; I will go back for one week to visit a brother, some grandchildren and friends. I know that God will guide my steps, but first of all I want to please God. While I was spending time meditating issues related to the situation, and in prayer the following was revealed to me. Within all who have received the new birth from above, that is born again. (Penned in John 3:3) has within himself all seeds of fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22) However, like a photograph taken by a camera, it cannot be viewed until it is developed in a dark room and then printed on photographic paper by being exposed to light. (In my case the light of the Gospel of God) I realize that this is not for me alone, but all who believe. The first thing we must do and I reiterate ‘we must do’ is to spend some quality time in God’s dark room with Him. That is in prayer and meditation and nurtures those seeds with His Holy word. We have to do something and that is to be sure we plant the seed in our hearts and be sure we don’t allow any wild seed of weeds to invade our personal garden. (Carelessly spoken or unclean words) For it is written and is guaranteed that whatever we sew we will reap in this earthly life.
Seek you the truth, it costs you nothing but pays you dividends