My brother passing away very unexpectedly made me stop and take time to see beyond the now. We so easily get entangled in the things of this world that we can race right by the spiritual things the Lord is trying to show us.
In December of 2007 the Lord gave me the following word. Today this word is still very relevant in my life. I find myself in a cycle of the old creeping in and pushing out the new. This is a new time and a new place in my life. I want to be content in all things. These months that I have been still have brought me back to a point of being in that place of contentment I need to be in to be able to minister to others.
My word from the Lord: You have learned to be content in all things; with much or little; with power or servanthood, you have done well. The time is now, restoration is complete; healing the wound has taken place. The scar is only a reminder of where you have been, and where you are going. Love has filled your heart and compassion has consumed you. You are prepared, and ready to go back out and be My mouthpiece. Blessing will be on you as never before. Your future is brighter than your past could have ever been.
Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. Philippians 4:11
I pray you have come to a time in your life also that you have become content wherever the Lord has placed you, and quiet enough to hear and know that He is God.