We Don’t Like Shut Downs Do We?

As we drove past one of our favorite local restaurants, we noticed a long trench from the side of the building out to the highway. Then we noticed they were closed for repairs. This can be costly both for the ones who enjoy eating there and especially the owner and the workers. A shut down for a business is not good any time, but it looked like the repairs had to be made. Nobody closes down a business just for the fun of it. Especially a restaurant as popular as this one.

We don’t like shut downs either do we? We go along with our day to day business and we like the smooth running of our lives. But along comes a glitch in our lives and we’re shut down. What happened? How did we get here? Why God? What’s going to happen? How will I ever go on? Questions fly through the air as frantic prayers.

Oh beloved, God wants you to know this morning that the shut down you have felt is quite necessary. Although things seem out of your hands, you are never out of God’s hands. And even if someone else “caused” the shut down, you are in for a blessing. Because God has allowed this time and He is going to do spiritual repairs on you. He’s going to reset your life to maximum efficiency. You are learning to cling to Him more than ever. He’s going to give you new knowledge and fresh anointing. The Scriptures will come alive again as you wait upon the Lord. The anointing will increase because you’ve not just been shut down, you are being shut up alone with the Savior, refilled with Holy Spirit and taught by God the Father. Even though it seems lonely and awkward you will be so thankful that the repairs were made. And God is not done with you. The solitary place you feel you are in right now is actually a secluded place with your Father. The repairs may seem to take forever, but God will open your field of ministry again. And you will walk out in greater Spiritual fire and fervor than you ever thought possible. One day, beloved, you will thank the Lord for what seemed so hurtful at first. The gaping wounds of rejection, sorrow and pain will be healed. And then you will have a new sphere of influence as you share your knowledge with others who need to know that God is real, He is Lord and everything He does is for the good of those He loves and for His glory.

God loves you and He’s for you. You’re being redirected and taught by the Lord Himself! Don’t force things, just rest in His presence and let Him repair, replace, renew and regenerate all things in your life. You will go out with joy and you will be led forth with peace as your life is changed for the Kingdom and your anointing is accelerated as you live in the Light of His Wonderful Loving Care!

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Mark 1:35 In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.

Psalm 123:1 To You I lift up my eyes, O You who are enthroned in the heavens!

Psalm 23:3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Psalm 105:43 And He brought forth His people with joy, His chosen ones with a joyful shout.


About rebekahbeene

In a Women’s meeting in 1983, I went up for prayer and to see if God had “anything for me”. The woman of God who was praying for people spoke over my life. She said these words: “You will write books. You can go to the bank on it. Rivers of living water will flow from your belly…”
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