Drained. Tired. Discouraged. Are you feeling life is being sucked out of you? Are you trapped? Isolated? Paralyzed?
Pause for a moment. Ponder. Selah!
Take a deep breath. And receive the fresh wind of the Holy Spirit! He is the Breath of God. He is the Gift of the Father to us. And through Him we cry, “Abba, Father”. And in a heartbeat we are one with the Father. And we receive His peace.
Confused. Dreams shattered to pieces. No hope. No help. Locked up in a world of fear. The disciples felt powerless. He’s gone. Jesus is dead. It’s over. Feeling lost. Isolated. Orphaned.
Then He came back. Passing through man-made walls. He broke through every fear and unbelief. Needing no invitation. Love broke through. Grave can’t keep Him. Doubt cannot stop Him. Jesus came back for His family. He returned for His friends. Love came back for the beloved. This is covenant. This is family. This is the Kingdom. Unshakeable. Unstoppable. Unchangeable. This is God’s Love.
Face to face He breathed in them the Holy Spirit. ‘Peace!’, He declared. Then the raging storm of confusion and pain suddenly ceased. The Shalom of heaven invaded their hearts. In a moment, heavenly joy, peace and rest overwhelmed their souls.
Then heaven filled the room. The atmosphere changed. It’s a new season! Just one breath of God. Everything is changed. The new have come. The old things gone.
Now He is calling you. Stop for a moment. Yield. Receive the Holy Spirit.
And from His innermost He declares to you, ‘Shalom!’