devotion Oct 19, 2015

sailboat painting (1 of 1)

I want to encourage you to let go. I see your possessiveness. I am Creator and Sustainer, Author & Perfector, Beginning & End. I am Lord. Your anointing becomes contaminated when you try to control.  You say of things “This is mine” “My marriage” “My ministry”  “My friends”  “My church” “My house” “My life”.  When you say “this thing is mine”  you are saying that you are in control of its growth and its behavior and you limit and confine it to what you can do with it. But I, The Lord, have plans to prosper you; plans to give you a hope and a future, not to harm you, I will enlarge your territory as you release and recognize that I am in control. I want to peel away this control you use to protect yourself from others. When you allow others to be free around you, even in their ugliness and sin, you will experience perfect love. I want you to know perfect love and to show this to others. Perfect love gives it doesn’t have to take or require anything of others. ~ Jesus

Prayer:

Father, please forgive me for the way I want to make others behave and how I have boundaries that I require others to always respect.  I recognize that everything I have is Yours and I surrender control of every area of life to You. Forgive me for the way I use others to feel good about myself. Please infuse me with Your Perfect Love for others even when they do things that frighten me. I acknowledge that you are Lord: of my marriage, my ministry, my friends, my church, my house, my finances, my hope and all that I call my life. I release control to you and choose this day to serve You! Lord Jesus, readjust my sense of value so that I consider the unseen as greater than the seen, and the spiritual riches more precious than all the wealth of the world. Amen

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord “plans to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future, not to harm you.”

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