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13 July -I Just Want To Give To You

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In the world we live in the concept of someone wanting to give to you is somewhat foreign. Many people, organisations and institutions want something from you and often it can be with little in return. As the saying goes, “everyone wants their pound of flesh”. Jesus however is not really interested in taking “our pound of flesh”, mainly because He already literally gave His own when He died on the cross for us.

Jesus only wants to give to us; He wants to love us, to deliver, heal, provide and to pour out His presence and peace and joy upon us. He wants to heal our minds, our bodies, our emotions, and our spirit’s – to give us beauty for ashes. (Isaiah 61:1-3)

And the only things He ever wants to get or take away from us is our shame, burdens, sicknesses, addictions, poverty, brokenness, hopelessness, fear and every other weight that the world and the devil has tried to put on us.

If we ever are asked by Jesus to give anything up it will only be because we are holding onto something far inferior to the great blessing and plan He has in store for us if we will only make room in our hearts and lives to receive it.

Today that’s what I call good news. There’s no guilting or pressure on us Jesus just want to give to us, and not the other way around.

All He says is, “Come to me so I can give to you.”

Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me;  for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28)

I encourage you to let Jesus give to you today. All you have to do is come to Him, make room to receive and say, “Here I am Jesus’, He’ll do the rest!

Prayer: Jesus, I thank you that you just want to give to me and to love and release joy and peace in my life. I make room in my heart and life to receive from you today. In Jesus Name Amen.

12 July – Oh that you would bless me.

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There is a guy named Jabez who is mentioned in the bible who prayed a prayer saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” (1 Chronicles 4:10)

It’s a simple and powerful prayer of a man whose mother had named him Jabez because she had borne him in pain. This meant that every time his name was called, Jabez and everyone else was reminded that he had been a source of hurt and pain. The interesting thing is that Jabez did not allow the stigma of His difficult birth or whatever pain surrounded it to prevent him from becoming an honourable man, or from coming to God and believing for good things to happen in His life. For it’s in His simple prayer and His heartfelt asking and believing that Jabez’s miracle was unleashed and his life and story was changed.

Jabez it seems knew something that perhaps many people don’t. He believed that he was important to God, that He could talk to Him, that God would be with him even in the painful times and that He wanted to and would bless him.

I realised as I read Jabez’s prayer recently to our youngest son that even though I know God wants to bless us, to expand our territory and to protect our lives that I can sometimes not really expect him to bless or increase my life in particular. This thought has been challenging me over the last few days… why don’t I expect God to bless me? The answer perhaps is to be found in where I have been looking. Instead of looking at where I haven’t increased or feel I am lacking I would be better to direct my attention to where God has blessed and brought increase in my life. To look at where He has protected, cared for and prevented pain. For when i search for where His hand of blessing has already been revealed I will be far more likely to ask and expect God to move and act on my behalf again.

Jabez also expected God to bless him because he would have grown up reciting and remembering all the times where God had shown Himself strong on behalf of His people. He would have celebrated the numerous feasts, celebrations and memorials that His people recognised throughout the year; in that God was not only powerful but also that He loved and cared for them too.

Perhaps we would also benefit from remembering all that God has done in our lives and in the lives of so many others. He performs miracles every day – He provides, cares for, leads, guides, and overrides the natural order of things to fulfil his Word. He still speaks and seeks to reveal Himself to us everyday. 

Jabez’s prayer is recorded in the bible for a reason and I believe it’s there because God wants us to know that He desires to bless us and that He longs for us to come to Him and pray.

Today I encourage you to ask; ask according to God’s Word, and like Jabez call upon God saying, “Oh that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!”

Then expect God to grant your request.

“Ask, and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”(Matthew 7:7-8)

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”(Hebrews 13:8 NIV)

Prayer:Lord thank you that you desire to walk with me through every part of my life and that your plan is to bless and increase the good things in my life. Please help me to let go of any disappointments in my past, and to instead remember all the places where you have shown your love and revealed your hand. Thank you for your blessings being released in my life today. In Jesus name Amen.

11 July – Take it to God and Ask!

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My husband and I, with 5 of our children were travelling overseas a few years ago we were believing God to provide the finances for one of the places we had to stay. We’d been hearing about God multiplying money when you ask, so my husband and I both felt to take a $50 note and pray over it to meet our need.  We prayed and then I felt God say, “it’s in the drawer”. I looked in my bedside table drawer but saw nothing, but decided to just keep believing that God would answer our prayer. A few days before our trip my husband was looking in the office drawer and came across an envelope full of money – but it wasn’t Australian dollars but Thai baht.

Thailand was the location we needed the accomodation and food money for the overnight stop over we had. We had been on a missions trip the previous year and had 30 baht left at the end of the trip (worth less than $2), that wasn’t worth the effort of exchanging back into Australian dollars, so we’d put it in an envelope in our office drawer. However as we now counted it we realised there was far, far more than 30 baht in the envelope. There was in fact over 11,400 baht, which was close to $500.00 Australian dollars. It paid for the accommodation for seven of us, a meal out at a nice restaurant and a great start to our holiday. We asked and God answered and multiplied our money, plus He’d made it easy for us so that we had the correct currency to meet our need.

I could tell you story after story of God answering people’s prayers when they asked. That’s because He really does want us to ask when we need help or have a desire in our hearts. He wants to be involved in our everyday lives; where to park at the shops, the location of a missing item we could spend hours looking for otherwise, help in fulfilling our dreams and the various times when we need provision, healing, comfort, direction and other God encounters and interventions in our lives.

If you have a need, a desire in your heart or simply want God to move in your world then Ask! Ask in faith and according to His Word believing that He hears and wants to answer your prayers. He cares about the little things in our lives as well as the big and He wants us to ask and involve Him more in our everyday world. So instead of worrying, getting discouraged or running yourself into the ground trying to do everything alone – why not simply ask God!

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”(Philippians 4:6)

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14)

Prayer: Lord thank you that you love to answer my prayers. Help me to make you a part of my everyday life so that rather than having cope with and handle everything myself I know that I can always come to you and Ask. In Jesus Name Amen.

10th July – Our Legal Right!

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How often do we fixate on a problem or challenge that we are facing wondering what we should do? We think about it, talk about it and are often prone to spend a lot of time worrying over it. The more we do this, the bigger the problem looks and the further away a solution seems.

We may, if we believe in God decide to pray and tell Him all about our concerns and worries in the hope He will  do something about them. However I have discovered that prayer is not telling God our problems, that can easily result in us complaining, nor is prayer trying to change God’s mind because He doesn’t change.

Instead prayer is the legal right to ask God to supernaturally intervene on our behalf. “We can stand in God’s presence without fear, without a sense of inferiority, without a sense of guilt because of all that Jesus has done for us. It is our legal right to come boldly before God to request heavenly intervention on this earth on our behalf.” (Charles Capps)

God doesn’t want us to tell Him the problem; He wants us to tell Him the solution according to His Word and ask that He acts on our behalf. He already knows our problems and what we need before we even ask Him. (Matthew 6:7-8) He wants us to learn to pray with authority by lining ourselves up with what He has already spoken in His Word and then by faith His ability will be released into every situation and circumstance. There is no point reinforcing the problem by talking over and over about it; instead we are encouraged to go to God’s Word and find out what He says about our situation so that we can then pray, putting a demand upon what He has promised.

A prayer accurately formed and stated from the Word of God will absolutely move heaven and earth, and the things under the earth on our behalf.” (C.Capps)

Today whatever it is; whether it’s  physical, financial, to do with your relationships, a need for healing, freedom, breakthrough or your future, go to God and His word and seek to find out His will and what He says about it your situation. Don’t rush the process but search  His Word and discover His will so you can then pray prayers of faith which are accurately based on the Word as you believe you will receive what He has promised.

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

Prayer: Lord please give me greater understanding and wisdom as I spend time in your presence and reading your Word. I want to know what your will is for every situation I face, so that I can then pray expecting an answer. Thank you that my prayers are powerful and that I have the legal right and ability to ask you to supernaturally intervene on my behalf. In Jesus Name Amen.

9 July – Use Me Lord!

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It was the 23rd September 1857 as Jeremiah Lanphier, a tall, quiet middle-aged former businessman climbed creaking stairs to the third story of an old church building in the heart of lower New York City. As Jeremiah entered the empty room at the top of the stairs he pulled out his pocket watch and sat down to wait. The placard outside the door read: “Prayer Meeting from 12 to 1 o’clock—Stop 5, 10, or 20 minutes or the whole hour, as your time admits.”  As the minutes ticked by Jeremiah wondered if it was all a mistake as it looked like no one had the time or interest.

Jeremiah waited ten minutes, then ten more. Finally one man entered the room, then another and another until there were six. After a few minutes of prayer the meeting was dismissed with the decision that another meeting would be held the following Wednesday.

Two weeks later these six men decided to move to a daily schedule of prayer.

Those small meeting were in no way extraordinary or even filled with a great outpouring of the Spirit of God. Jeremiah had no way of knowing as he began to pray that these gatherings would be instrumental to the beginnings of a great national revival.

But they were, for within six months 10,000 men were gathering to pray… and then the prayer movement started to spread across America. Within two years there was one million new believers added to the church and the movement swept out to touch England, Scotland, and Wales.

When news reached Ireland of what was happening in America three young men also were inspired to gather and ion March 14 1859 they began to meet for prayer in a schoolhouse. They prayed and prayed for revival. Within a couple of months a similar prayer meeting was launched in Belfast. By September, 20,000 people were assembling together to pray for the whole of Ireland.

Within one year, more than a million people turned to God, out of a population of thirty million.

That move of God lasted for a generation. Then once again in the early 1900’s there was a great need for God to move in people’s hearts. A general movement of prayer began with special prayer meetings at Moody Bible Institute, at Keswick Conventions in England and places as far apart as Melbourne, Korea, and India. All around the world believers were praying that there might be another great awakening. They earnestly began to pray and then Revival broke out.

In Portland in Oregon two hundred and forty major stores closed from 11am to 2pm each day to enable people to attend prayer meetings with store owners signing an agreement that no one would stay open.

The Churches of Atlantic City reported that out of a population of fifty thousand people, there were only fifty adults left in the entire city who hadn’t asked Jesus to be their Lord and Savior.

So why is the story of these revivals important to us?

Because it demonstrates again and again how God can just start with and use just one  dedicated faith-filled  person to work out His purposes.

Jeremiah Lanphier and all those like him are an inspiration to the seemingly quiet, unassuming people everywhere. Their lives remind us that God will use everyone and anyone to do mighty things.

In His own words Jeremiah Lanphier’s dedication to the work came only after a struggle and a decision to totally surrender to God. He testified:

The subject was laid upon my heart, and was a matter of constant consideration for some time. At last I resolved to give myself to the work, and I shall never forget with what force, at the time those words came home to my soul: Tis done, the great transaction’s done, I am my Lord’s, and He is mine;”

God is looking for people who will willingly go where He asks, speak when He says speak and persevere in prayer until something happens!

I encourage you today to set yourself apart to be used by God. Let’s make a decision to pray and believe for God to move once again and to use each one of us as an instrument of change that our world so desperately needs.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. (2 Chronicles 7:14)

Prayer: Thank you Lord for all those men and women who have gone before us, who dared to believe and stood up in their hour. Help me to see myself as you see me and as someone you can use. You have created and positioned me for such a time as this. Please use me Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.

 

 

8th July – Running rampant

 

gardening.jpgToday I was doing some well overdue gardening which ended up with me chopping into a plant which had decided to try and overtake my garden bed. I’ve been walking past this particular plant for months now and saying, “I’ve got to get to that plant before it crowds out all the neighbouring plants and kills them”. However today my lack of action in attending to an obvious issue revealed something, which I think, relates to our lives in general.

As I chopped away at the flourishing mass of greenery I discovered several plants underneath that it had killed off because it had crowded out and taken their sunlight and water. More than that, as I pulled the pruned pieces of plant away I discovered its dead wood and a lot of smelly muck underneath. It was actually quite unpleasant and it struck me as I dealt with the mess that my gardening job would have been a lot easier if I had acted when I had first noticed the problem.

How often in life we can be like my garden? My rampant plant started off being an asset and quite harmless in my garden bed. It was actually a beautiful compliment to everything around it. However unhindered and with no boundaries it quickly became a hindrance, destructive and not what I wanted at all.

Most things in life can be like my overgrown plant. God gives us gifts, sends blessings, relationships, provision and opportunities our way, which are designed to benefit and be something of beauty in our life. However if we don’t maintain balance, have healthy boundaries and seek God’s wisdom then these gifts and assets can quickly turn into something else.

Take for example the job you’ve always wanted. You pray, believe and do what’s needed to position and prepare yourself to step into that space. Finally God blesses you with this amazing job, your dream unfolds and you are thankful and enjoy what you are doing. Everything is going great until you begin to not be able to relax, have enough time to spend with loved ones, neglect other pursuits and keep the rest of your life in balance because of “the job”. Now you’re finding that the job, which was previously a blessing has taken over your thought life, relationships and your heart and God space. Eventually if left unattended this job will even kill off all the other dreams and pursuits you’ve had in your life until you are left with only “the job” and very little else.

In every area of our life if we don’t walk in wisdom and listen to and heed God’s leading and Word we can find ourselves allowing what was initially created to be a benefit and allow it to overtake and diminish our life. Take also for example food, alcohol or even exercise, which in the right quantities and in moderation are designed to bring joy, nourishment and better health. These elements in our lives are meant to act as an asset in celebrating life and living well, but they can easily become harmful if we fail to create proper boundaries or won’t make wise choices.

When we can see we have an issue with something that is taking over in our life and we leave it, we can easily find ourselves in trouble just like my rampant plant had overtaken my garden and killed off everything near it. Leave it for a week, then a month, then a year and these previously harmless and even beneficial things become all we think about, a source of pain, a cause of addiction and if unchecked the very things which will diminish and kill off not just our relationships, time with God and other people but also our dreams and very lives.

Today I encourage you to do some “gardening” and bring into rightful place those things in your life that have been allowed to run rampant. Some things perhaps will have to be pulled out altogether and never allowed in your life again – for you they are toxic and dangerous.

Other things just need to be given the proper boundaries and limits so they become a blessing to be enjoyed rather than something destructive and all consuming. God will give you wisdom if you ask as to what needs to be done to restore a healthy balance because what is okay for one person may not be right for another. His plan is always to bring peace, joy and fullness of life so trust Him, put aside your pride and your way of doing things and let Him lead you. He after all is the Master Gardener. (John 10:10; John 15)

Jesus said, “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”(John 15:1-2 NLT)

“And that means killing off everything connected with that way of death: Sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy. That’s a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God.”(Colossians 3:5 The Message)

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”(Philippians 4:8 ESV)

Prayer: Lord please help me to have wisdom as I look at the different areas of my life with honesty and without pride or stubbornness. I ask that you prune away and put in its proper place everything in my life. I want the plan and life you have designed for me, so could you please show me what that looks like today so I can start to walk in it. In Jesus name Amen

7 July – The Need for Discipline

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Life is full of the opportunity to walk in discipline and the focus it creates in our lives. Often we “beat ourselves” up over our failure to remain focused and follow through on our New Year resolutions, primarily because without discipline we easily begin to flounder in our resolve and consequently our ability to reach goals, lead a healthy lifestyle, grow spiritually and ultimately be happy. But being disciplined is a habit we can practice for a better life and is what many successful people attribute their success and happiness to.

There are great benefits to leading a disciplined life. Its one of the easiest ways to gain respect in the workplace from our employer and colleagues and sets a positive example and witness to others as it creates focus, reliability, patience, and consistency in our characters and lifestyle.

Discipline also helps us be healthy, keeps us fit and active, assists our educational pursuits and encourages us to be self controlled, resulting in positive relations with others. When we practice being disciplined we get things done faster and in the right time period. We are usually less stressed because we are more organised and know what we are doing and are able to plan in advance.

God speaks in His Word a lot about discipline and how important it is for us to be focused, consistent and disciplined in our walk with Him. He knows that it need not be a negative, controlling or limiting aspect of our lives but a part of our character that will help us become all that He created us to be. By discipline we run our race and win the prize as we fix our eyes firmly ahead.

A disciplined life helps prevent us from stumbling and enables us to be consistent in our speech, behaviour and faith. It enables us to remain steadfast in adversity and patient as we believe and pray.

God encourages us to be, “hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined,” and cautions that “a man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.” (Titus 1:8; Proverbs 25:28)

I can think of many times when I have let myself and others down from not being as disciplined as I could have been. But God is so gracious and encourages us in our weaknesses to forgive ourselves, ask for His strength and choose to move forward. When we draw close to God we discover more of who we are in Him, and as we look at Him and His word, we will see ourselves as He sees us; as new creations who are disciplined, gentle, self-controlled and people who run our race well.

“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)

Today, start with small areas of your life that you desire to be more disciplined in and then first make simple changes and write them down so that they are clear to you. Ask God for His strength and help and go for it. It’s in the daily decisions, the choices and the habits we create and establish in our lives that discipline grows. It’s not designed to be burdensome, but about living a freer life, where we are no longer governed by our emotions, weaknesses or bad habits.

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air, but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27)

Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”(Hebrews 12:1)

Prayer: Lord thank you that you have created me in your image and likeness. I have resurrection power residing on the inside of me and the ability and strength to do all things. Help me to understand more fully who I am in you and to lead a more disciplined, focused and healthier life. In Jesus name Amen.

 

 

6 July – Imagine that!

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We possess both physical eyes to see into the natural world as well as spiritual eyes which enable us to see into the future and the spirit realm.

God made us that way and when you read the bible you realise just how important what we see and imagine is to God and is part of His way of doing things. There are over 400 scriptures referring to  our imagination, dreams and visions and I’ve been discovering that our imaginations are an “on ramp” into heavenly places.

First Peter 1:13 tells us to, “Gird up the loins of your mind,” primarily I think because it is with our minds that we imagine and it is with our minds that God often reveals what and where He wants us to act or believe for.

Loins (which involves the centre back muscles, are regarded as the centre of physical strength and power and the Greek word for mind in is this passage is “dianoia” (dee-an-oy-ah) or imagination – the centre of  the power in our mind. When we gird up the “Loins of our mind” we automatically strengthen our imagination (which is very powerful) and God’s ability to speak to us.

God gave Abraham a vision of the stars of the sky and told him he would have many children. As he gazed at the starts overhead he used his imagination to see his yet to be born children and their children. This imagining upon the promise and what he saw over his head then produced faith in Abraham’s heart (Genesis 15:5-6).

It was an example of godly imagery where Abraham girded up the loins of his mind – his imagination to see what God saw which produced faith in Him.

There’s a saying a picture is worth a 1000 words, so when we see or focus upon something or someone it has the power to change us much more than when we simply think a thought. 

Don’t fix your thoughts and imagination on problems, worry or things that lead you off track or away from God’s best for your life.  That uses your imagination to empower fear, anxiety and unhealthy thoughts and emotions. 

Use it instead to magnify the bigness of God, his goodness and all that He desires to do in your life.

Take the promises in God’s Word and any other scriptures He has given you and start to imagine and dream with them. See yourself overcoming addictions, bad habits and any fears. See yourself healing the sick, raising the dead, preaching in stadiums or starting orphanages, to have a job you love, to see your family blessed, to be healthy and whole. Whatever Jesus has put in your heart to do and be, imagine that and start to see all that you have pictured become a reality!

 “So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.” (Romans 8:6 TPT)

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.” (Joel 2:28-32)

 

Prayer: Lord thank you for my imagination which is a powerful tool to kick start my faith and believing. Please help me to see what you see when you look at me and that I would gird up my mind and strengthen it with your thoughts, visions and plan for my life.  I picture good things for my life knowing that all things are possible in you. In Jesus Name Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 July – What is God asking you?

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My husband Philip often says, “People usually aren’t running from God, they are running from what He has asked them to do”.

So often we know what God asks of us, but if we don’t like what we know to be true or have had revealed to us we can choose to switch off, ignore or even harden our hearts. Instead then of having a willing heart we begin to cultivate a stubbornness and resistance to God within us.

All of us will face situations where we have to choose…my way or God’s. To be honest it seems easier and a lot more gratifying to follow my way a lot of the time – I can then let people have a piece of my mind when they’ve hurt or annoyed me. I can only think about and do what I want rather than being sensitive to others and doing what I know is the right thing. I can choose to gratify my flesh and do, say and go wherever and however I choose.

This all sounds like fun and freedom until we realise that everything we choose doesn’t just affect and at times damage just our life and future, but will also have ramifications for everyone and everything around us. Whether we like it or not our life does have a ripple effect on others for better or for worse.

God knows how He has created us and that we so often want to have our way, so He  gives us a choice, while informing us of the ramifications of those choices in His Word. If we take the time to read it we’ll see that He has purposely recorded the stories of other men and woman’s lives to teach and guide us on how to live and how not to. People like David who had stunning high points in his life, like when he bravely ran into battle to fight the giant Goliath and won. And historic lows where instead of being where he was meant to be he was looking at and lusting after a woman and ended up committing adultery, organising the killing of her husband and suffering the loss of the resultant baby. David’s life and story are full of accounts of obedience and outright rebellion and we can learn the consequences of both.  (2 Samuel 11) As we also can from the stories of Jonah, Moses, Joshua, Esther, Peter and Paul to name a few.

God is not a party pooper and He really does desire and plan the best for our life. (John 10:10; Romans 8:32) Sometimes that plan takes time to organise so that the right opportunities, people and blessing can enter our life. But if we keep walking and following what God asks and requires of us His best will always be fulfilled in our life. It’s when we choose to constantly rebel, ignore or persist in doing our own thing that God’s plan is messed with and we can seriously hold up or even miss all of what God is doing.

Today I encourage you not to miss or hold up what God is doing because you are running away or ignoring what He has asked. What He has planned for you is far more than you could ever think up, dream, ask, or pray for (Ephesians 3:20) Set your heart and mind to do what He asks and remember God doesn’t ever ask anything of you that He will not also empower you to do – His grace is sufficient in our weakness and you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:12 NLT)

He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”(Romans 8:32 NIV)

“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honour. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.”(Psalm 84:11 ESV)

Prayer: Lord thank you that your grace is sufficient even in my weakness and I can do all things because you give me strength. Please forgive me where I have been doing my own thing and have caused damage not just to my life but to other people’s as well. I want to stop running from what you ask and I choose your way and not my own today. In Jesus name Amen.

 

 

 

 

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