Pastor W. Mallis urges upon the believer something he calls ‘the dew-drenched life’. Through the prophet Hosea Yahweh told His people, “I will be as the dew…” (Hosea 14:5) Pastor Mallis writes, “Those who spend much time with the Master come forth with the dew of blessing upon their lives.” In nature, the dew falls in the stillness of the night when our world is hushed to rest. It comes quietly yet works powerfully; we can’t produce it but we enjoy its benefits. In the same way the ‘dew-drenched life’ is nurtured in times of stillness.
What are our minds like in this 21st century of busyness and pressure? Do we find ourselves restless, anxious, cluttered or impatient? In my experience I find it easy to lose my spiritual focus when my mind is full of ‘bother’. I need to have a regular ‘dew-drenching’ time with my Father in order to cultivate that inner resource which will carry me through my day in peace. The Apostle Paul puts it like this, “Let this mind be in you which was also in [Messiah Yahshua].” (Philippians 2:5, NKJV)
Writing about Yahshua’s mind, Oswald Sanders challengingly states, “The mind of [Messiah] was more than His thinking processes. It was His entire inner disposition and included His thoughts, motives and desires.” If this is correct, then to have a mind like Yahshua’s will affect our entire person and lifestyle. A mind of this royal calibre doesn’t just happen, it cannot be had for the asking, but it will be developed during times of stillness, as well as times of testing, difficulty, hardship and everyday living.
James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters...
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